Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, December 11th, 2020 - 62 comments
For those who don’t trawl through all the comments; a little personal background. I’ve been fortunate enough to have just finished up a 40 year career in technology and automation, most of it in heavy industry. Looking back it’s been one hell of an adventure, tough at times, but I’ve been one of those lucky […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, May 3rd, 2020 - 91 comments
In a recent post, Bill hit his straps with – “Either way, wind power won’t save us. Solar power won’t save us. Carbon capture and storage won’t save us. Your God won’t save us. Nothing but ourselves will save us.”
I felt miffed and more than a little grumpy at Bill’s flippant reference to God, and so sent through this long form response. ~ Adam.
Written By: - Date published: 5:25 pm, April 30th, 2020 - 22 comments
Reaction to Covid 19 has done more in a few weeks to blunt the drive behind climate change than anything the environmental movement has managed to do in over thirty years.
Written By: - Date published: 5:10 am, June 7th, 2019 - 174 comments
I confess that I wear underpants and that my body is exactly like Dan Carter’s – except maybe for some details around shape and size.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, February 25th, 2019 - 192 comments
The concentration of wealth and power insufficiently regulated capitalism has caused, now works against the survival of human civilisation. With the wealthy opposing any attempts to limit the damage which affects their wealth.
Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, October 9th, 2018 - 17 comments
An antidote to half truths, misleading statements and outright lies.
Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, September 8th, 2018 - 79 comments
I stumbled across two protests in Dunedin today. They offered up a few telling contrasts.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, August 11th, 2018 - 139 comments
…in a single graph.
Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, August 5th, 2018 - 10 comments
A post about the jet stream and heatwaves.
Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, June 19th, 2018 - 113 comments
Take a look around the room you’re in. Or if you’re out and about and reading this on some mobile device, then take a look around the next room you enter. Closely.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 21st, 2018 - 31 comments
How many wake up calls does it take?
Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, December 30th, 2017 - 39 comments
…let’s ridicule Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, October 27th, 2017 - 98 comments
Sorry about the title. But seriously, what other reaction is there?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 24th, 2017 - 42 comments
Yum! That would make for generations of ecstatic kids, no?
Written By: - Date published: 2:24 pm, October 1st, 2017 - 17 comments
Four climate scientists offer a little bit of their personal stories, and their plans in relation to global warming.
Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, July 26th, 2017 - 48 comments
Britain follows France in banning the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040. Good news?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, July 16th, 2017 - 11 comments
Meet Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and original negotiator behind the Paris Agreement. She’s co-signed an article, published in Nature and signed by over 60 scientists as well as business leaders and other ‘pillars of the global community’ that headlines – “Three years to safeguard our climate”
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, July 2nd, 2017 - 148 comments
This time last year, there was a smattering of posts put up about average global ocean and land surface temperatures. They didn’t make for comfortable reading.
Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, March 29th, 2017 - 28 comments
If you are absolutely determined to be one of the idiot legion who’re forever squirreling their heads deeper into sand, then don’t read this post.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, March 29th, 2017 - 47 comments
The Trump regime has begun the process of dismantling environmental protections in America, including those designed to limit carbon emissions / climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 pm, January 19th, 2017 - 41 comments
Some moment in time will be that moment in time when reality’s faced; when both actions and words accord with it. That moment might as well be this moment as opposed to any other.
Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, January 9th, 2017 - 13 comments
As long predicted and widely reported, 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year ever. Watch the NIWA stream on the situation in NZ, live at 11am.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, December 2nd, 2016 - 11 comments
Guardian: “Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be ‘new normal’, say senior military”.
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, November 21st, 2016 - 12 comments
With two more Fossil awards to add to its collection, New Zealand is called out yet again for its lack of action on climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, November 17th, 2016 - 40 comments
As 2016 lines up for its place in the record books – what if every year from now is the hottest year ever?
Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 99 comments
Bar the ear-worm, nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 5th, 2016 - 92 comments
Part IV of IV
Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 25 comments
Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.
Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 11 comments
Part II of IV. How to achieve zero carbon from the shipping and aviation sectors by the 2030s.
Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 3 comments
Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments
So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.