Posts by Nick Young
Greenpeace activists interrupt investors conference to say: Stop deep sea mining!
Zurich – Greenpeace Switzerland activists interrupted The Metals Company CEO’s speech at an international meeting for investors in Zurich to highlight the risks of deep sea mining. Activists held banners that read…
IPCC report: the world must cut emissions and urgently adapt to the new climate realities
This decade is the critical moment for making deep, rapid cuts to emissions, and acting to protect people from dangerous climate impacts we can no longer avoid.
Industry lobbying influence a major brake on Government action
In the wake of revelations that Chris Hipkins' chief of staff, Andrew Kirton, lobbied against the Container Return Scheme on behalf of the liquor industry shortly before the scheme was scrapped by the Prime Minister, Greenpeace is calling for the scheme to be reintroduced immediately, and also warning that the problem goes much deeper.
10 key points from the IPCC Climate Science Report
World’s leading climate scientists have just released their assessment of the climate emergency and ways to deal with it.
Global Recycling Day and the recycled greenwash
Today is global recycling day, but as most of you probably know already, recycling is a bit of a sham. Years ago when I found out that only 9% of…
Cyclone Gabrielle climate disaster a wake-up call and an opportunity for a reset of land-use and the role of native forest
We have all been horrified by the tragedy in Te Tai Rawhiti and Hawkes Bay – the massive jumbles of pine tree ‘slash’ (branches, tree crowns, wood and logs) that…
Fonterra gets “flooded” by climate activists on profit reporting day
As Fonterra reported that its interim profits are up by 50%, two Greenpeace climate activists have been arrested in a protest which turned Fonterra’s Corporate HQ into a virtual flood…
Dramatic scenes as Fonterra HQ hit with climate protest
There are dramatic scenes unfolding at Fonterra’s corporate HQ in Auckland this morning as employees arrive at work to find the dairy giant’s head offices have been turned into a…
Floods, cyclones, thunderstorms: is climate change to blame for New Zealand’s summer of extreme weather?
The final months of New Zealand’s summer carried a massive sting, bringing “unprecedented” rainfalls several times over, from widespread flooding in Auckland at the end of January to ex-tropical Cyclone…
How people power helped protect the oceans
An historic Global Ocean Treaty has finally been agreed at the United Nations after almost two decades of negotiations. This is a huge moment for conservation and a hopeful sign…