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National held back advice on 1.9m sea rise until after election while new developments built

By   /  December 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

The National Government knew what the report said but held it going out before the election because it would demand they had an actual plan for climate change rather than the meaningless lip service they currently provide.

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PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on PMC photojournalism book offers ‘window’ into Pacific culture, issues

The new book, Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017, has been launched to mark the 10th anniversary of AUT’s centre. It is divided into four themes – culture, environment, women, and politics, protest and conflict – through which the richness of the region comes through.

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Meanwhile – the planet is melting

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

…the current political template that us focused on quarterly profit margins simply can’t produce policy to protect us from this new reality.

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Trumpwatch – How Elon Musk can overcome Trump’s climate-change obstinacy

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Ironically, big corporations have parted company with Trump and the American Right, siding instead with the science community;

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Kiwis say ‘no’ to Trump’s climate denial – Wellington protest at Tillerson visit

By   /  June 8, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

As the policeman noticed that he was being observed, and his actions photographed, he turned and walked away, escorted by one of his colleagues;

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Maybe Trump doesn’t realise – this changes everything

By   /  June 7, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

Civil society is also mobilising and activists are mobilising to seize the opportunity. At last there is a deeply offensive target and outrageous behaviour to protest against, instead of the smooth lies and hypocrisy that have been covered over for years by clever PR strategies funded by ExxonMobil and the fossil fuel lobbies.

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Trump fiddles while Paris burns but is criticism cheap hypocrisy?

By   /  June 4, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

In short, Paris was a complete failure to begin with because it simply did not go anywhere near far enough. Trump pulling out is the least of our concerns.

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Trumpwatch – What’s a few more nails in the planet’s coffin?

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Trump’s First 100 Days can boast of several “achievements”. But not the variety that progressive-minded people – especially those concerned with global environmental problems and threats to peace – would welcome with a cheer.

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At a time of rising sea levels due to climate change, Phil O’Reilly wants to build an underwater stadium in Auckland?

By   /  April 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Wanting to plonk an underwater waterfront stadium on the Auckland waterfront when our future will see more and more extreme weather events and a dramatic jump in sea levels looks like a recipe for a mass drowning.

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Welcome to 500 year floods – The only hopeful part that climate change will cause in NZ

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Watch how quickly our gutless political class will suddenly change their tune on environmental solutions once the rich white volk start screaming.

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Funny that we can have extreme weather event after extreme weather event & still no media mentions climate change

By   /  March 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

We can not connect the intensive farming practices by the greedy corporate dairy industry (that is polluting and stealing our water while creating climate change gases) with the severe weather we are experiencing.

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The whole world is burning

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

‘On the last day of the world / I would want to plant a tree’ wrote US Poet Laureate WS Merwin. Indeed, sometimes it feels like the whole world is burning, and to act in the spirit of hope is to plant a whole forest.

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Why are the words ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ not part of the Christchurch fire?

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

…the fire in Christchurch right now is our climate change future staring us in the face without any recognition from the present.

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Too Little, Too Late: Rachel Stewart On Climate Change

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  64 Comments

Neoliberalism has immobilised humanity in the manner of those parasitic wasps whose offspring excrete a chemical which fatally overpowers their host’s self-protective reflexes. Aware that we are being destroyed, we are nevertheless incapable of resisting our destroyers effectively.

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Rachel Stewart hits the climate change nail on the political head once again

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

We are entering a phase more dangerous and more damaging to us as a species than at any other time in our short history on this planet. Our exponential population growth coupled with mass inequality, desperation and a huge carbon foot print now out of control is a bleak reality we don’t wish to contend with because we are too busy enjoying the latest gadget, app, or selfie posting.

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Meanwhile the Planet melts – when will we admit global warming and climate change is here?

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

…the insane heat in Australia, the extreme weather events we are seeing here in NZ, the speeding up of melting glaciers and a North Pole facing hurricane winds spiking temperatures up in ways not witnessed before, this is global warming. This is what happens when you pump pollution into the environment without an sense of self control.

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