Tagged: 350

Climate Voter: new campaign to put climate on NZ election agenda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 24, 2014

A non-partisan campaign to put action on climate change at the centre of the coming election campaign was launched at the weekend (NZ Herald, RNZ). Climate Voter, a joint initiative by Forest & Bird, Generation Zero, 350 Aoteoroa, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, is using social media to drive the campaign, and will host a debate […] … Read More

The Climate Show #33: Salinger, carbon carnage and recursive fury - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2013

In this week’s news-packed edition of The Climate Show we have an exclusive interview with Jim Salinger, probably New Zealand’s highest profile climate scientist, talking about extremes and the shape of things to come. John Cook discusses his new paper with Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on [...] … Read More

McKibben: naming the enemy - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 28, 2012

“It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization.”  These are the words Bill McKibben uses to describe the fossil-fuel industry in a recent striking article in Rolling Stone which has received wide attention. It’s well worth reading, [...] … Read More

Hansen’s letter on lignite - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 07, 2012

At the suggestion of Slovenian colleagues, James Hansen has written to the President and members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia urging them to deny a state guarantee for a proposed European Investment Bank loan to fund a new lignite-fired power plant in their country. He points out that they are considering [...] … Read More

The God Species - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 14, 2011

It’s an arresting title, The God Species: How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans. For author Mark Lynas the Holocene, the 10,000 year post-ice age era during which human civilisation evolved and flourished, has given way in industrial times to the Anthropocene, an age in which the human population has undergone extraordinary growth, [...] … Read More

Hansen’s parting shot: show leadership, John Key - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 26, 2011

Before he left New Zealand, Jim Hansen wrote an open letter to prime minister John Key on behalf of the youth of New Zealand, and specifically 350.org. It’s well worth reading in full, because it encapsulates the case for taking action here, and now. I would be most interested in seeing a meaningful response from [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #8: Kevin Trenberth and our shaky future - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2011

The Climate Show returns with a packed show, featuring one of the world’s best known climate scientists, NZ-born, Colorado-based Dr Kevin Trenberth — star of the Climategate “where’s the missing heat” emails. He’s been in New Zealand to visit family (experiencing the Christchurch quake in the process) and to attend a conference, and his comments [...] … Read More

Hansen: shelter from the storm - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Dec 28, 2010

James Hansen has long been a leading climate scientist and he is also an excellent communicator of the science to the public. What he had to say about the scientific picture in his recent interview with Bill McKibben, a different aspect of which I highlighted in yesterday’s post, is of interest for its clarity and [...] … Read More

Children of the future - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Dec 27, 2010

You are suggesting that we file suit against the government? That’s the question Bill McKibben puts to James Hansen in the course of a recent interview. “Precisely,” replies Hansen. “Begging Congress to be responsible does not work. Exhorting the president to be Churchillian does not work. “On the contrary, Congress has passed laws and the [...] … Read More

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