Tagged: The Daily Blog

TDB today: no clue, no plan, no future - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 30, 2013

There’s a huge gap between the emissions reductions the New Zealand government says it wants to achieve, and what its current emissions trading scheme settings will deliver, according to modelling by the Ministry for the Environment. In this week’s post at The Daily Blog — No Clue, No Plan, No Future — I examine the […] … Read More

TDB Today: Missing the point by miles - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 07, 2013

Following the release of a new report on climate change impacts in and around New Zealand by the prime minister’s chief science advisor last week, in my Daily Blog post today I take a look at the government’s reaction. Is it really true that Tim Groser didn’t bother reading the report before spinning out a […] … Read More

TDB Today: penny-pinching stupidity by the NZ government - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 11, 2013

In my Daily Blog column this week, I express disgust at news that the NZ government is planning to cut climate science research funding by 50 percent. Not content with keeping their heads buried in the sand, the government seems hell bent on piling the sand even higher around their necks. It’s climate policy madness, […] … Read More

TDB Today: Tim Groser’s utter nonsense - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 26, 2013

At the National Agricultural Fieldays earlier this month, climate change minister Tim Groser claimed that including agriculture in the emissions trading scheme would be “utter environmental and economic madness”. At The Daily Blog today, I explain why Groser is talking utter nonsense, and agriculture needs to be included in the ETS as soon as possible. [...] … Read More

TDB today: The Big Crunch - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 29, 2013

My column at The Daily Blog this week looks at last week’s call from the Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere (a cross-disciplinary group of hundreds of top scientists) for urgent action to address climate change, extinctions, loss of ecosystem diversity, pollution, and human population growth and resource consumption. To call it a big [...] … Read More