Tagged: ETS

The King will come - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 17, 2010

Sir David King, former chief scientific adviser to the UK government, has not retired into quiet obscurity since leaving that position. He co-authored the book The Hot Topic (reviewed here) in 2008 and works as director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford, which addresses the major environmental threats and opportunities [...] … Read More

Doug digs denial - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 15, 2010

Waikato farmers who deny human-caused climate change will be cheered by the support lent by a real live scientist in an interview prominently reported in the latest issue of the Waikato Farmer, a monthly feature supplement of the Waikato Times.  Admittedly not a climate scientist – a soil scientist actually – but one who has [...] … Read More

Garth goes off the deep end - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 22, 2010

Another week, another load of tripe from Garth George in the Herald. He emerges from his sulphurous lair stirred by stories of volcanoes in Iceland to lend his weight to calls for the suspension of the Emissions Trading Scheme. He makes so many egregious errors that he not only makes himself look foolish, but also [...] … Read More

Putting the F back in ACT - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 09, 2010

It’s hardly news that New Zealand’s parliamentary climate deniers — the ACT party — have difficulty understanding climate science, but an astonishing leaflet from the party being stuffed into letterboxes around the country demonstrates that they are now losing touch with reality. The leaflet calls for opponents of the Emissions Trading Scheme to “rise up” [...] … Read More

Our emissions profile at a glance - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 05, 2009

The Press and the Dominion Post have already run their pre-Copenhagen features, today it was the turn of the New Zealand Herald. One feature of today’s coverage was a Herald graphic developed by seasoned Herald designers Richard Dale and Andrew Louis, which breaks down the emissions profile of New Zealand. I have the original MfE chart the graphic … Read More

Global Warping - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 25, 2009

Now that our illustrious government has finally managed to pass, at great cost to itself and the Maori party, a badly designed Emissions Trading Scheme – that absolutely everyone else hates –  it is time to wonder why anyone bothered. This expensive waste of political capital will achieve precisely nothing for our environment nor prevent [...] Related posts: … Read More

Weakened ETS now law - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 25, 2009

The government’s amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme became law this afternoon, thanks to support from the Maori Party [Stuff, Herald, Reuters]. Nick Smith called the changes “workable and affordable” and said that they struck “the right balance in protecting the future of our economy and our environment”, but Labour climate spokesman Charles Chauvel was [...] … Read More

Oram on ETS debacle: Business Council for Sustainable Development ordered to shut up by big emitters; Nick Smith guilty of ’breathtaking hypocrisy’ - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 22, 2009

Fonterra and other big emitters have used their clout to silence the Business Council for Sustainable Development from commenting on National’s proposed changes to the emissions trading scheme, Rod Oram reveals in his Sunday Star Times column today. …on November 5 Barry Harris, Fonterra’s head of milk supply and sustainability, delivered a withering speech to the [...] … Read More