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  • A communal Kiwi blush

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 21, 2008 at 12:59 3 comments

    Head-in-hands.jpgI’m feeling a bit despondent. I’m sure we used to write positive blogs on the Greenpeace site. In amongst news of rising global emissions and melting icecaps, I’m certain there used to be the occasional cheery reminder that all is not lost.

    Not this ... Read more >

  • NZ- friend or foe?

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 19, 2008 at 10:21 3 comments

    In a surprise speech to a Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles US President-Elect Barack Obama has thrown down the gauntlet to global leaders over climate change.

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    "Now’s the time to confront this challenge once and for all," he say...
  • "buy skeptic made"

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 17, 2008 at 12:01 2 comments
    National's John Key is looking to be more sizzle than sausage on climate change...


    It feels like the 80s, when coal fired power stations were still considered cool and global warming was something to worry about in the 22nd century. At least th... Read more >

  • That bear, Bob the Builder and John Key

    Blogpost by Nick - November 14, 2008 at 11:06
    The Bear Truth
    The Bear Truth
    In terms of climate change, Prime Minister Elect John Key is in bad company - with Rodney 'climate change is a hoax' Hide and Gerry 'Sexy Coal Brownlee, but he himself is more of an unknown quantity. On Campbell Live following election n... Read more >
  • Sjoerd Jongens 1950-2008

    Blogpost by Nick - November 14, 2008 at 7:38

    Posted by brianfit at 11:05 AM

    Sjoerd Jongens

    Sjoerd Jongens, 57 years old, died yesterday in a bicycle accident on his way to work here at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam.He joined Greenpeace in 1987, when he took on the job of radio operator at World Park Bas... Read more >

  • Hard and dirty

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 12, 2008 at 9:04 2 comments

    Nzcoal.jpgThe National Party is set to announce its Cabinet line up in next two days. Former Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee is likely to feature as Energy Minister.

    This is the same Mr Brownlee that has publicly professed a strange coal fetish. He h... Read more >

  • Back to the future...

    Blogpost by Kathy - November 10, 2008 at 10:01 4 comments


    Now is not the time for New Zealand to be sticking its head in the sand over climate change over climate change, no matter what Rodney says.


    Last week, Americans around the world were being kissed by strangers; so happy was the global popula... Read more >

  • A memo to Obama

    Blogpost by Nick - November 6, 2008 at 9:18 30 comments

    I watched the US elections last night with some disbelief. Who would have thought? Even when the polls indicated Obama had it - I couldn't quite bring myself to believe that this young black man was going to be the next US President. But he is. And th... Read more >

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