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  • Breaking news: Yes he can!

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 8, 2009 at 12:02

    Some very encouraging news just in, on this, Day One of the Copenhagen climate talks; the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a ruling that allows President Obama to take strong action at the summit, regardless of whether Co... Read more >

  • Copenhagen kicks off with a challenge to John Key

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 8, 2009 at 9:46

    The countdown is over and the time for excuses has run out. Nearly 15,000 delegates from around the world have gathered in Copenhagen for the most important meeting of our time. Next week, they will be joined by over 100 heads of state, including NZ P... Read more >

  • Major newspapers worldwide join call for climate action

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 7, 2009 at 13:22

    In an unprecedented move, 56 major newspapers in 45 countries around the world have published a shared editorial calling on politicians and negotiators gathering in Copenhagen to strike an ambitious deal to combat climate change. 

    "In scientific journ... Read more >

  • Planet A +

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 7, 2009 at 9:38

    "If you will it, it is no dream" So said climate scientist and Jim Salinger to the 2,000 people gathered in Wellington's Civic Square, ready to march to Parliament in support of climate action. Meanwhile a crowd nearly twice that size had assembled in... Read more >

  • Dismissing climate science

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 4, 2009 at 11:20

    With just over 24 hours to go until we officially land on Planet A, there is much nervous glancing out the window and logging on to meteorological websites. That said, we're choosing to ignore the story running on Stuff: "Heavy rain predicted for Auck... Read more >

  • John Key to go to Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 3, 2009 at 10:50

    This year we've called on Prime Minister John Key to do two things - go to Copenhagen, and commit NZ to 40 per cent by 2020 emissions reduction targets.

    We are now almost 180,000 strong and John Key has just announced that he has bowed to pressure fro... Read more >

  • A bit of inspiration as we head into Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 3, 2009 at 10:14

    We are the last generation that has a chance to make a difference on climate change and the task can seem daunting. But, as one of the original Greenpeace activists Bob Hunter once said,

    Big change looks impossible when you start and inevitable when y... Read more >

  • What does Ballmer go crazy for?

    Blogpost by nick - December 3, 2009 at 8:19

    Why is Microsoft - one the world's biggest corporations - having such a struggle pulling up its pants on climate change policy?

    Oh Ballmer.

    Love him or hate him, those who recognize Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer can't help but marvel as one does ove... Read more >

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