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Reasons not to be cheerful, Part #272b

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  38 Comments

Why don’t you get back into bed? The next few years — the rest of this century — are not going to be pretty. There is an obvious disconnect between any remaining political ambition to fix climate change and the dreary reality of rising temperatures and melting ice. The grim physics of warming means that the next 30 years of warming is already locked, loaded and about to be fired.

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Three more years (up shit creek and paddling hard)

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

“If the future is not green, there is no future. If the future is not you, there is no future”. Emma Thompson’s stirring words to the climate marchers in London last Sunday are worth considering in the aftermath of the National Party’s stroll to victory in the election.

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An election looms: do I feel lucky?

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Consider this. A few hundred metres away, right in front of you, there’s a man with a very big gun — a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. You’re looking down the barrel. He’s just pulled the trigger, and a bullet is speeding towards you. You would very much like to dodge the bullet, but your fate depends on the actions of the political parties standing for election on September the 20th.

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Bought and paid for: the dirty politics of climate denial

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Has climate denial in New Zealand been bought and paid for by corporate interests?

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Dragon breath and the age of consequences

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

One use of the f-word has flown under the radar in the last few weeks of frantic electioneering, but it’s arguably the most important. We ignore it at our peril.

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Broken English, broken government, broken climate

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

Bill English’s unguarded statements on climate change demonstrate just how out of touch the National Party leadership really is, and how important it is that they should be forced to face facts.

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The weather’s getting worse, and we did it

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Gareth Renowden, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

We have to prepare to adapt to more floods, more storms, and more droughts because they are inevitable. We also have to cut emissions as soon as possible to stop making things worse.

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