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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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Meanwhile the planet is melting

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

In my mind Green Socialism is the only way forward, and that will increasingly be seen as the only way forward once the impacts of out of control global warming take hold.

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GUEST BLOG Comrade Dave Brownz – Climate Crash: The case for Survival Socialism

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The recent news about the lack of ice in the Arctic has “shocked” mainstream climate scientists even if a few have been predicting such abrupt changes for years.

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We have a climate denier in the White House just as latest research shows Arctic sea ice collapse

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

We have a climate denier like Trump in the White House just as the latest research shows us that Arctic sea ice is collapsing when it should be building…

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Hague leaves the Greens more blue – Meanwhile….climate change happening far faster and far more dangerously than predicted

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It does not surprise me that activists like Russell Norman and Kevin Hague quit Parliament, the vested political interests that can hide a mass water drinking poisoning are simply too embedded into our political infrastructure to be able to defeat inside the system, but like Norman, Hague leaves a massive hole in the Greens.

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National’s Wellington Mayoral candidate, Jo Coughlan – four lanes to nowhere

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Right-wing mayoral candidate, and current Wellington City Councillor, Jo Coughlan, has ducked answering questions relating to her campaign policy advocating for a four-lane motorway from Transmission Gully to Wellington airport.

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BTW – the planet is melting

By   /  July 26, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

With the madness of an orange fascist taking over America, BREXIT backlash, human rights abuses across the ditch, the Pacific being ripped apart and desperation growing in our own country, it’s easy to sometimes forget the biggest story of our lifetime.

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PS – BTW the planet is melting

By   /  June 19, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

…our capacity to deny the realities of our environment and the social injustice the current status quo is creating is as bewildering as the mainstream media’s blindspot when it comes to discussing these pressing issues.

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