Tagged: global warming

Size Matters: the challenge of being a green consumer - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jul 26, 2017

The one thing that has really changed in the last century is the size and scale of human effects on the environment.   This isn’t to say we didn’t have impacts before. As humans spread over this globe, many vertebrate species became extinct. Whether it’s the giant mammoths or giant moas, humans alter the world around them.  What … Read More

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 19, 2017

James Dyke, University of Southampton By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to US$535 trillion. This would be the cost of the “negative emissions” technologies required to remove CO₂ from the air in order to avoid dangerous climate change. These are the main findings … Read More

Local extinctions: Climate change’s vanishing trick - News

John Kerr Dec 09, 2016

Now you see them, now you don’t. Hundreds of species have already undergone ‘local extinctions’ because of climate change, according to new a study. As overall temperatures increase around the world thanks to climate change, plants and animals are starting to shift their geographic range closer to the cooler poles of the planet, or higher up the slopes of mountains. Read More

Global climate talks move to Marrakesh: Here’s what they need to achieve - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 08, 2016

By Adil Najam, Boston University and Henrik Selin, Boston University Even though evidence on an ever-worsening global climate keeps pouring in with alarming frequency, the last 12 months have, in fact, been a relatively good year for global climate policy. This week, the world’s countries meet in Marrakesh, Morocco, to follow up on the … Read More

Moro bars and triple dips: Geoff Simmons fact checks Paula Bennett’s clean unit claim - Hot Topic

Simon Johnson Sep 02, 2016

The Morgan Foundation’s Geoff Simmons has done a whiteboard Friday video on Minister for Climate Change Issues Paula Bennett’s claim that the surplus emission units are not tainted by the 97 million fake Russian and Ukrainian emission reduction units that the Climate Cheats report of April 2016 showed had been handed to the Government under the … Read More

Here comes the rain again – #Friding in Auckland - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Jun 10, 2016

The bike has a new chain and gear cables.  It helped yesterday’s ride to work. Under 16 minutes moving time.  Four new records on different segments of the ride.  Today though is Friday, and I’m back #Friding.  I could hear the rain most of the night.  The neighbour’s cat broke into the bedroom and glued himself to my legs.  He … Read More

A science-based carbon budget for New Zealand - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 19, 2016

By Dr George Preddey In my 17th submission to all MPs and other worthies on Budget Day, 20 May 2015 (Budget Day), I suggested alternative proposals for New Zealand’s climate change INDCs (intended nationally determined contributions).  These proposals dispensed with the pseudo-econometrics that characterised much of the discussion document and worked backwards from an essential goal of net carbon … Read More

Carbon trading and fraudulent credits: New Zealand’s dangerous game - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Apr 18, 2016

by Dr George Preddey [Ed: The Morgan Foundation today released a report examining New Zealand’s use of “fraudulent” carbon credits purchased from the Ukraine. This piece from physicist Dr George Preddey pre-dates the release of the Morgan Foundation report but covers the same ground and comes to the same conclusions…] It is self-evident to this physicist that applying a … Read More