Because climate change is a political problem & not a scientific question, The Daily Blog is naming all cyclones after our MPs and Companies who have done so much to hold back genuine climate change reform – this new one that is joining our increasingly erratic and weather pattern is called ‘Cyclone Hon Steven Joyce’ in honour of Steven Joyce who did sweet FA in 9 years on climate change.Read More →
Both the economy and the environment need each other to survive in a complex society, but if both are now failing and pulling the other down, new paradigms have to be imagined and imagined soon.Read More →
These are enormous changes that should be leading every news headline on the planet, the petty pointless shit we are squabbling over while the planet actually melts before our eyes is testament as to why our species can’t save itself.Read More →
Another critical takeaway message was the vital need for “more Pacific research, by the Pacific and for the Pacific”, as expressed by 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Professor Elisabeth Holland, director of the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD).Read More →
Severe drought followed by severe rain fall followed by severe temperatures followed by a Tropical cyclone? That’s so many extreme weather events all in a row for NZ, it’s like ‘something’ is changing the climate or God is hugging the Earth extra tightRead More →
Here is a short YouTube video and photo montage I have put together of the January 5 storm surge and sea flood event in Kaiaua, Thames and the Thames Coast. Why it happened, and some graphic not seen before footage of sea walls being overtopped, suburbs flooded, and roads wrecked.Read More →
What the hell do Fairfax think they are doing by allowing a climate denial pimp like Doug Edmeades a platform?Read More →
It’s almost like an extreme weather event exacerbated by something is happening to the climate???Read More →
I think it’s lovely and nice and respect the importance of positive sounding rhetoric to help move the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind towards giving a shit.
But let’s be honest.
It’s meaningless sophistry.
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.Read More →
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.Read More →
…the current political template that us focused on quarterly profit margins simply can’t produce policy to protect us from this new reality.Read More →
Ironically, big corporations have parted company with Trump and the American Right, siding instead with the science community;Read More →
As the policeman noticed that he was being observed, and his actions photographed, he turned and walked away, escorted by one of his colleagues;Read More →
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.Read More →
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.Read More →