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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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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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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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Trading hot air – New Green MP – Barry Coates

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

This week, the Climate Change Minister, Paula Bennett announced that the government would not listen to rational arguments calling for these fraudulent units to be cancelled and replaced by credits with at least some integrity. The government plans to use the surplus credits to meet our future targets.

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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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COP21: ‘1.5 to stay alive’ – historic climate deal slammed by Pacific critics

By   /  December 12, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Historic climate deal at COP21 but already it is being criticised by Pacific commentators as not enough. Pacific Media Watch and Pacnews: Makereta Komai reports earlier from Paris on how the three major oil and gas economies – Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela – had emerged as the main stumbling block to the push by Pacific and Small Island Developing States to limit global temperature to 1.5C degrees.

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NEWSTALK ZB REVIEW: Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

I was surfing through radio stations on my cellphone a couple of weeks ago while sitting on the bus and I heard the words “climate change refugee.” I stopped on the station from which these words rang out which unfortunately happened to be radio talkback station RadioZB.

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Radical Adaptation: How to live in the world global warming is changing.

By   /  April 5, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  73 Comments

IT IS NOW CLEAR that the great powers are unwilling to take the steps necessary to prevent Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). In the leading capitalist states a consolidation of plutocratic political control has rendered meaningful public action impracticable.

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Global Warming denial is no longer a scientific issue, it’s a cultural callowness

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

Global warming is happening, humans are causing it and we need real solutions now despite the vested political-economic interests they challenge or else our grandchildren’s futures will be bleak.

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Corruption, illegal tuna fisheries and a ‘lifestyle tsunami’ trouble Pacific business editors

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

A Greenpeace protest focused on the fragile state of the Pacific fisheries future. Photo: Greenpeace David Robie also blogs at Café Pacific HOW IRONIC. For two days this week, veteran Pacific affairs correspondent Sean Dorney from Australia Network was contributing hugely to an inaugural regional business media summit organised by the Asian Development Bank. His […]

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