Tagged: McKIbben

McKibben: NZ needs to move away from oil and coal - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 12, 2013

Bill McKibben‘s on the New Zealand leg of his Do The Maths downunder tour, and I got the chance for a quick chat with him earlier today1. Bill lays out the essence of the carbon budget we have to live within if we’re to avoid roaring past 2ºC, explains the carbon finance bubble, discusses China’s [...] … 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

Things we could only have dreamed of – and all that sand - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 26, 2012

Flying into Doha yesterday for the next round of international climate negotiations, landing in what seems to be a pile of white sand in the middle of nowhere, with high rise buildings sticking out of it. Is this where we’re going to stop climate change? In a word, no.  Not by a long shot.  These […] … 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

The truth is molten - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 05, 2012

Extreme weather events are where the climate change rubber hits the road, and if events over the last month are anything to go by, global warming is currently doing doughnuts and burnouts on tarmac right round the globe. Kevin Trenberth put it rather nicely in an interview with PBS Newshour in the US: “This is [...] … Read More

Why Tar Sands Must Stay in the Ground - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 20, 2011

After drawing attention to climatologist Jason Box’s intention to take part in the act of civil disobedience planned at Washington over the next fortnight, I thought it might be useful to underline why the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which will carry crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries in Illinois, Oklahoma and [...] … Read More