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Moon-walking with due legal process to a very hot place – Neil Armstrong, coal mining & global warming - Hot Topic

Aug 30, 2012

On the same day as the death of Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to step onto the Moon, became public, the NZ High Court moonwalked its way to an off-the-world moment. It decided that greenhouse gas emissions and global warming are off-limits in the planning for an open cast coal mine. That’s as just as [...]

Introducing the Kyoto Escalator: did anyone sign the protocol in good faith? - Hot Topic

Jun 29, 2012

Simon Johnson introduces the Kyoto Escalator chart (inspired by the Skeptical Science Escalator chart) and argues that New Zealand was just as complicit as the major European countries in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol so that it could be complied with while gross and net emissions continued to increase. Professor Dave Frame is the new director [...]