XR week of action kicks off in Wellington - October 7

After the fantastic success of the Strike 4 Climate on Friday, we need to keep the pressure on. Wellington will kick off the worldwide XR Week of Action on 7 October with people coming from all over NZ.

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Why Climate Change is not the real problem

A speech at Whitianga Greens public meeting 22 Sept 2019

When Greta Thunberg was asked, after the first huge climate strike march, “Are you hopeful?” she said two things:

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Submission on Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

Dear NZ Government

            Attn: The Honourable James Shaw

Thank you for seeking submissions to this Bill’s latest version. As a citizen, I have been waiting 40 years for real action that moves beyond talk. This Bill certainly offers hope for optimism. I see great potential in the Bill and strongly support such points as its goal of keeping global temperature to a maximum 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the creation of a Climate Commission; the five-yearly budgets for carbon emissions, and Maori representation on the Climate Change Commission. I do, however, have some suggestions I hope you will consider adopting to further strengthen the Bill.

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Oral submission climate change response (zero Carbon) amendment bill

"Lowering our carbon footprint within a justice transition framework, will actually lead to increased well-being from more active lifestyles, more connected communities, better health and life expectancy, fewer suicides, alongside cleaner air and rivers."

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Dear Planet, How Long Have We Got?

Pat Baskett considers what it feels like for young people to face turning their lives around to save the planet from environmental collapse

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A comment on methane targets

The ZCB needs some hours of detailed analysis; this piece comments just on the methane targets, which appear to have been the most contentious issue politically. That doesn’t have to be the case.

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The Wellbeing Economy

Among people concerned with climate change, it’s almost a commonplace to acknowledge that our current growth-driven economy is fundamentally part of the problem and that infinite growth on a finite planet is a logical impossibility.

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Our Climate Declaration – What we did in 2018

Structure

Our core committee consisting of Jeanette Fitzsimons, Joanna Santa Barbara, Pat Baskett, Torfrida Wainwright, Paul Bruce and Ralph Adler welcomed Robin Treadwell to join us part way through the year.

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Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Gilets Jaunes

A price on carbon has been a key demand of serious climate action for three decades now, but efforts to impose such a price have largely failed.

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It’s not too late to avert an impending crisis

If we don't act now, our survival on this planet is in the balance. Pat Baskett offers some ways people can do their bit to fight climate change.

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