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‘Creative accounting’ in NZ climate targets — watchdog

John Kerr posted in on July 13th, 2015.

New Zealand is far from doing its “fair share” of climate action, with its climate plans rated as “inadequate” by an independent international analysis: the Climate Action Tracker. “New Zealand’s climate target shows it’s far from doing its ‘fair share,’ and is anything but ambitious,” said Bill Hare, CEO and Senior Scientist at Climate Analytics, […]

IPCC global climate report – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 27th, 2013.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released the first segment of the long awaited Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) summing up the current state of climate science and the global outlook regarding climate change. Government representatives and scientists have approved the Summary for Policymakers of the first part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, subjecting […]

Jim Salinger on Kiwis, carbon and climate

John Kerr posted in on November 29th, 2012.

In a New Zealand Herald opinion article, Prof Jim Salinger, Visiting Professor at Stanford University, California, asks NZ not to ‘welch on its global obligations’ regarding climate commitments. An excerpt (read in full here): Time NZ played its climate change part, even if it’s small As I sit in my autumn perch in California I […]

The future of coal in New Zealand

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 17th, 2011.

The future of coal and proposed lignite developments in Southland, and their role in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today. The event, organised by Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Policy Studies, featured visiting NASA climate scientist Dr James Hansen, and canvassed the views of […]

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NZ Herald: Climate expert tells NZ to cut the carbon

Peter Griffin posted in on September 10th, 2010.

Isaac Davison writes in the New Zealand Herald about British economist Lord Stern’s warning that New Zealand needs to cut its carbon emissions or face the risk of being excluded from trade markets, or falling behind technologically. The economist, who authored the Stern Review (which looked at the cost of mitigating/stabilising climate change), is in […]

The Nelson Mail: Heat is on to cool climate

Peter Griffin posted in on November 23rd, 2009.

Niwa chief climate scientist Dr David Wratt says the world has only six years to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to avoid severe global consequences, writes Naomi Arnold of The Nelson Mail. Dr Wratt was speaking on “Climate Change: Choice and Consequences” at the 66th annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture, to a crowd of 400 […]

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