Tagged: Bill McKibben

Time for NZ to Do The Maths – McKibben’s coming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 03, 2013

Bill McKibben — that most thoughtful and interesting of climate campaigners — is bringing his very successful Do The Maths campaign to New Zealand next month, and will be speaking in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin. Bill’s argument is straightforward: The maths are simple: we can burn less than 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and [...] … Read More

Carbon budgets begin to bite: unburnable carbon not an asset, HSBC reports - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 05, 2013

The world’s big oil and gas companies could face cuts in market valuation of up to 60% if the world acts to cut carbon emissions, a report by bankers HSBC warned last week. Business Green summarises the report’s findings: A new report from the banking giant finds that 17 per cent of Norwegian company Statoil’s [...] … Read More

NZ climate policy shambles, and other summer reading - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 17, 2012

It’s summer down south, and New Zealand’s politicians have embarked on their summer break. It’s summer in Waipara too, and with yesterday topping 30ºC and today heading in the same direction, your blogger has immediate climate concerns of an irrigation and vine management nature to attend to. So, with apologies for what may turn out [...] … Read More