Tagged: John Key

Will science and innovation ‘Get Carter’? - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 11, 2011

It may be drawing too long a bow, but was David Carter hinting he might have the ministerial portfolio role following National’s (expected) election win? Speaking at a NZ Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science forum in Wellington last week, … Continue reading → … Read More

W(h)ither the high value manufacturing review? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 25, 2011

What’s the bet the high-value manufacturing review never sees the light of day? The March announcement, mid-April expected to be delivered review by Prof John Raine of Auckland Engineering School, Prof Mina Teicher from Israel and BusinessNZ’s Phil O’Reilly was … Continue reading → … Read More

Hansen in NZ: final roundup - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 05, 2011

Here’s a high quality video of Jim Hansen’s talk at the University of Canterbury last month (excellent work by the audiovisual team at UC). Well worth watching, if only because it provides a succinct summary of Hansen’s current thinking. As Dr. Chuck Kutscher of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US said: If you [...] … Read More

Grim news on emissions - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 30, 2011

The Guardian, with the exception of the foolishness of its analysis of the climategate emails, is one of the world media’s bright spots when it comes to recognising and communicating the realities of climate change. It carried grim news yesterday. Environment correspondent Fiona Harvey reported International Energy Agency (IEA) unpublished estimates that greenhouse gas emissions [...] … 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

John Key should play the one card he has up his sleeve ……Minister of Innovation and Science - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 11, 2011

If you were John Key playing cards, you’d have to feel you’re holding onto a pretty crap hand at the moment. The economy’s not that great, the earthquake’s timing’s really bad, and we’re having to borrow a fair bit of … Continue reading → … Read More