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  • Growing public support for climate action

    Blogpost by Michael Tritt - August 3, 2009 at 14:38

    Today’s Herald story on the results of the Shape NZ survey “Many want bolder emissions cuts” actually understates public support for cutting emissions.

    The Herald reported that “49 per cent wanted cuts of at least 20 per cent”.

    What it didn’t say was... Read more >

  • Visiting British MP: NZ must step up to the mark

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 31, 2009 at 12:14

    Today is the last day for submissions on what New Zealand's 2020 target should be. You can read Greenpeace’s submission here.

    Also of note today, UK Under-Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs Chris Bryant is currently in New Zealand, addressing bus... Read more >

  • An important message from a right wing capitalist

    Blogpost by Geoff Ross - July 31, 2009 at 8:17

    There's been some debate recently about the cost of setting emission reduction targets. To debate the costs is to have the wrong debate. It should be about the potential profit of emissions targets.

    New Zealand's biggest industries - agriculture and t... Read more >

  • Keith Ng busts Nick's Myth

    Blogpost by nick - July 29, 2009 at 6:48 2 comments

    On the Q & A show a few days ago Nick Smith made some pretty wild claims about the supposed costs to New Zealanders if NZ was to comit to the '40 per cent by 2020 on 1990 levels' emissions that the scientists say is required.

    Of course he didn't say an... Read more >

  • Target talk hits the headlines

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 27, 2009 at 17:14

    If the phrase “40 by 2020” was foreign to New Zealanders last week, it’s certainly likely to mean more to them now. From TVNZ’s Q and A programme, to last night’s 6 o’clock news, to Newstalk ZB’s breakfast show, to all the major daily newspapers, the ... Read more >

  • Robyn Malcolm spells it out at Rangitoto College

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - July 24, 2009 at 17:09

    There is often talk about how climate change will affect the next generation and the ones after that.  But it’s usually adults doing the talking. Today we heard from the horse’s mouth. 

    (C) GREENPEACE / Rebekah Robinson

    Along with Sign On ambassador... Read more >

  • Rhys Darby emits a global warning

    Blogpost by nick - July 24, 2009 at 7:38
    Rhys Darby Poem - Global Warning Read more >
  • Attitude change a crucial step

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - July 21, 2009 at 9:18

    Over the past two weeks, something extraordinary has happened; the Government has handed the torch of leadership on climate change to Greenpeace.  

    At a series of public meetings to discuss what emission reduction target New Zealand should set, peop... Read more >

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