Tagged: carbon emissions

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 15, 2017

By James Ward, University of South Australia; Keri Chiveralls, CQUniversity Australia; Lorenzo Fioramonti, University of Pretoria; Paul Sutton, University of Denver, and Robert Costanza, Australian National University Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that … Read More

What are we waiting for? the fantasy of carbon neutral growth of aviation emissions - Hot Topic

Guest Work Sep 30, 2016

In this guest post, the ‘stop flying’ Wellington lawyer Tom Bennion writes about the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposals for ‘carbon-neutral’ growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the fast-growing aviation industry. New Zealand parents often tell their children not to eat too many sweets. Our primary schools spend a lot of time talking about suitable … Read More

#Friding on my mind - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Apr 29, 2016

Another Friday and that’s another occasion to participate in the grassroots #Friding campaign.  My goal however, is not to commute to work on the bicycle once a week, but to drive but once a week.  It’s been a good couple of weeks for it.  For one thing, the school holidays has reduced congestion.  That means I don’t have to brake … Read More

Fixing the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme is just flogging the dead horse - Hot Topic

Mr February Mar 01, 2016

Simon Johnson looks at ‘fix the ETS’ metaphors and argues that trying to incrementally ‘save’ or ‘fix’ the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme will ensure it remains ineffective in reducing domestic emissions for decades. Politically, its just flogging the dead horse. We don’t have time for a unending institutionalised cultural conflict over ‘fixing the NZETS’ like the one we have had … Read More

The Auckland Bike Challenge: Day 1 (Wheels of Death Edition) - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Feb 03, 2016

For those of you residing in Auckland, there is currently a biking challenge for this month. It’s just about getting more people on bikes this month in Auckland. Now that I’m actually back in New Zealand (yeah, I’ve been overseas a lot), I thought I’d sign up. I mean, I like to bike anyway.  Compared to fieldwork in China, … Read More

Have we finally reached peak fossil fuel emissions? - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 08, 2015

Pep Canadell, CSIRO Despite robust global economic growth over the past two years, worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014, and might even fall this year. A report released today by the Global Carbon Project has found that fossil fuel emissions of carbon dioxide grew by only 0.6% in 2014, breaking with … Read More

How much would carbon policies hurt? - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jun 10, 2014

We’ve been talking about carbon policies to address climate change for years — the Kyoto Protocol was agreed in 1997 — but carbon emissions keep increasing. The recent news about the West Antarctic Ice Sheet seems to confirm that climate change and sea level rise are coming, ready or not. Policies are not biting enough to […] … Read More