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  • As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about ‘adaptation’ to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an 'all of the above' approach to energy that even Simon Bridges thinks is just good rhetoric.

    On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - a whole bunch of extremely smart scientists - released their highly anticipated report on climate change impacts. The increased focus on issues for humans, not just the environment, and the havoc a changing climate looks set to wreak, is rightly setting off alarm bells across the globe.

    "Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change," IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said, and Professor Neil Adger of Exeter ...

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  • IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - April 1, 2014 at 12:25

    We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’shighlights the enormous impacts and consequences climate change is having on our oceans. This must act as a wake-up call for everyone who depends on, or cares about our oceans and the vast array of life within them.

    Below we’ve pulled together some of the key messages the IPCC report delivers on oceans.

    Climate Change is already affecting our oceans

    Climate change alters the physical, chemical, and biological features of the ocean. And as we pump CO2 into the atmosphere, its uptake in our oceans is also making them more acidic. This in turn impacts some of the species in our ocean, including plankton – ... Read more >

  • In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

    Blogpost by Angela Glienicke - April 1, 2014 at 8:59