Seeing as the NZ Herald is too focused on Koru Lounge Carnage – let’s do the journalism for them on climate change

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The NZ Herald, The largest daily newspaper in NZ,  is too led by their millennial social media staff who are only focused on the latest micro-aggression policing online fat-shaming, victim-blaming, mother shaming, shaming shaming, too woke to joke comedy shaming outrage or white privilege drenched cutting issues like Koru Lounge Carnage and property speculation porn.

The NZ Herald, The largest daily newspaper in NZ,  is too led by their millennial social media staff who are only focused on the latest micro-aggression policing online fat-shaming, victim-blaming, mother shaming, shaming shaming, too woke to joke comedy shaming outrage or white privilege drenched cutting issues like Koru Lounge Carnage and property speculation porn.

So we can’t expect them to actually do any journalism on you know, the existential threat to our species by climate change, so let’s do it for them by highlighting journalism that is prepared to ask the hard questions.

In light of the grim warning that we have a decade left to make fundamental changes or risk climate change that will destroy our civilisation, this story by the guardian needs reading and re-reading…

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.

The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions,” says Pedro Faria, technical director at environmental non-profit CDP, which published the report in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute.

Traditionally, large scale greenhouse gas emissions data is collected at a national level but this report focuses on fossil fuel producers. Compiled from a database of publicly available emissions figures, it is intended as the first in a series of publications to highlight the role companies and their investors could play in tackling climate change.

The report found that more than half of global industrial emissions since 1988 – the year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established – can be traced to just 25 corporate and state-owned entities. The scale of historical emissions associated with these fossil fuel producers is large enough to have contributed significantly to climate change, according to the report.

ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are identified as among the highest emitting investor-owned companies since 1988. If fossil fuels continue to be extracted at the same rate over the next 28 years as they were between 1988 and 2017, says the report, global average temperatures would be on course to rise by 4C by the end of the century. This is likely to have catastrophic consequences including substantial species extinction and global food scarcity risks.

…remember, big oil knew, just like the tobacco companies, that their product was killing the planet and they immediately in the 1990s started sponsoring climate denial groups to spread the climate denial lies you see regurgitated by climate deniers now…

Exxon and the Oil Industry Knew About Climate Change
#ExxonKnew about climate change for decades, yet fueled a colossal denial machine to block any meaningful action to confront it.

Exxon created and funded a colossal climate denial operation to protect its profits instead of doing something to prevent the biggest crisis of our generation. In the 1990s, the fossil fuel industry — with significant funding and participation from Exxon — launched a campaign to seed doubt about the causes and effects of climate change.

…these scumbags knew their product caused climate change and they did everything to lie and distort the facts. The first port of call should be suing these scumbags and forcing them to pay damages that will then be used to spend on the adaptation process.

This is where the debate needs to be, yet where is the NZ Herald? Koru Lounge Carnage and millennials getting angry about mean jokes and fat shaming.

Dare I suggest that your fat-shaming, mean jokes and Koru Lounge issues don’t mean a fucking thing in the true scope of the climate change challenge we face.


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  1. Johnnybg says:

    Get used to it, billions will soon be wiped off the face of our overpopulated degraded & depleted earth. I’m sure our planet will breath a huge sigh of relief. No worries as some survivours will crawl out of the ruins & build a brave new world from scratch. Beating yourself up about the inevitable destruction & mayhem to come will give you cancer. My advice is brush up your survival skills; learn how to beg, borrow, steal, defend yourself, grow, forage, hunt, gather & if really necessary, kill.

    • Johnnybg says:

      Forgot to add; learn how to find water, the real biggie. Amazing how the ChCh quakes reawakened & sharpened up our survival skills, everyone need a good shake up now & then. Prepare for the end of the world as we know it suckers, as we humans are incapable of doing anything about it.

      • dennis dorney says:

        This is the essential truth that no-one will talk about.

        • Johnnybg says:

          Great that someone on this blog site get’s it, truth hurts, self deception is much more convenient. My voice in the wilderness struggle is not completely in vain, even though TDB blog editorial team are very selective when it comes to publishing my comments. They understandably have their favourites, it’s only natural that they would.

        • SpaceMonkey says:

          Yup… so the Earth will do for humanity what humanity is incapable of doing for itself. It’s only natural.

    • Grandma Moses says:

      We take for granted “over” population figure of 7 billion plus but is this figure true? How was this figure achieved and verified?
      Why doesn’t anyone make a fuss about the ongoing coverup and lies about Fukushima?

  2. Marc says:

    If you have any hope that the so called ‘millennials’ will make the overdue decision and stand up for real change to save our planet from climate catastrophe, I fear you live in fantasy land:

    The information and tech ‘revolution’ has not changed much about caged chickens still being kept in tiny cages for laying eggs and for being fattened up quickly for sale to the greedy humans consuming them.

    The same supposed ‘revolution’ has not got rid of sow crates in which pigs are locked away, so to not move too much, so they grow big and fat quickly, on questionable fodder fed to them.

    That same ‘revolution’ has not got rid of slave labour by poor people and even children in many countries where formal employment is an alien word for many, and where a dollar a day is a ‘wage’ they may have to settle for, no matter what.

    The IT, tech and information age ‘revolution’ that the millenials are so much ‘part’ of, has not got rid of plastic ending up in the oceans in ever so massive proportions, and it has not stopped manufacturers and packaging companies from using all kinds of plastics to mold into and package into the many thousands of goods items we find in our supermarkets, and in such shops all over the globe.

    It has not got rid of fossil fuel exploitation, of the car industry carrying on selling most cars as fossil fuel powered cars, of coal, gas and petroleum being burned to fire powerplants to keep all those home appliances and gadgets running for our dear millenials and the rest of totally energy and supply chain goods dependent humans.

    We continue to have pollution, massive wastage, overpopulation, mono-culture type agriculture, people driving nice SUVs and other cars by the billions every day on this choking and suffocating planet, we continue to do almost nothing of substance and real effect to save the environment, the hundreds of species under threat, because humans have got used to buy all these mass produced consumer goods, and do not want to given them up at all.

    In reality we are totally SCREWED, and a real revolution is not going to happen, as millenials are in their vast majority, like their parents NOT revolutionaries, they rather rely on the system that keeps them fed and entertained, and go about their lives dreaming in cyberspace and so, hoping to hit it big one day, like their IT and other heroes, who have become billionaires and sail around in super yachts and drive around in flash big cars.

    That is the fricking truth, so get real, what is needed is enviro guerilla war, sabotaging the polluters, so they get taken out, so that systems collapse, then we can perhaps at some stage see real action on the streets and places in our over populated, screwed up and unsustainable urban mega centres, which Auckland wants to join under mega nutty Goff and others, growing it to two and a half million in thirty or less years.

    • Afewknowthetruth says:

      Well said, Marc.

      The only consolation is that system is slowly sabotaging itself by overconsuming the resources it needs to persist and by ruining the environment that it needs to persist.

    • Johnnybg says:

      Spot on brother, wouldn’t hold your breath for the revolution though, not going happen, too much to loose & can’t see the gain.

    • mosa says:

      Well summed up Marc.

  3. sumsuch says:

    And the low comments on the main thing, Martyn? Why this nonsense with self-improvement of fatuous individuals carries on ad… well, 12 years.

  4. sumsuch says:

    The only proper response is social-democratic governments in the sense my ancestor meant it — all social. Where is that, appalling, violent, iron? The only limit being Castro, and others who make fun of the D word. Tho’ that was understandable, which is a condemnation of the viciousness at the heart of the foundation we build our ‘democracies’ on.

  5. Afewknowthetruth says:

    The future will filled with a lot more of this kind of thing, as the seas and oceans continue to overheat

    ‘Like an atomic bomb’: Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation
    Florida and Georgia count cost of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit US as downgraded storm dumps rain on Carolinas

  6. Rickoshay says:
    Stupid blind propaganda cant beleave how plain dumb you are

  7. sumsuch says:

    Given NZ Herald, I’m rather suspicious of even their campaign for sexual slaves in the 3rd World. Rather than 100 x WW 2 in 20 years. It’s all so ridiculous.

  8. sumsuch says:

    FFS Martyn, go into the streets til the stupid-arse media picks up on you in their relentless seeking of diversion for us stupid-arse humans. You are guerilla, which is necessary for us now. The desperate for our desperation. Modern media conditions are tosh. Truth is, always, in every circumstance, beautiful. The most immodest fire is needed now as per the socialists in the early 1900s in our dear country. Truth, reality, and democracy. (I’ll seek out a soapbox for you). You do know your fire is right? You have the doubts of the best of us and the early 1900s blokes. I certainly don’t believe you’re more intelligent than me but definitely better than me. God-Christ, we must fight like wolverines or Tasmanian Devils now for … our children. My only concern is my 70s, I am philosophical about the human experience otherwise.

  9. Afewknowthetruth says:

    For a few months of every year photosynthetic uptake exceeds emissions.

    We have now entered the next climb phase which will take atmospheric CO2 to a new record level in May 2019, somewhere in the range 412 to 415 ppm.

    Needless to say, the trapping of heat by greenhouse gases, already at a record high in terms of human existence, will reach a new record high in the northern summer of next year.

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