Tai Tokerau 2050

Imagine this. We have dodged the climate crisis bullet. We have arrived at 2050 and  there is sufficient evidence that carbon drawdown is happening and we have stalled global warming. Looking back, we only could have achieved it with a series of transformations. Tai Tokerau was heavily dependent on commodity exports. We found that a … Continue reading Tai Tokerau 2050

SS4C Whangarei

Young people have the most to lose if we don’t take effective action to mitigate climate change. Trustees from the Climate Change Tai Tokerau Northland Trust (CCTNT) met with students from Whangarei Boys High and Pompallier College at Boys High today. The School Strike 4  Climate NZ movement was  inspired by the strike that Greta … Continue reading SS4C Whangarei

More pines = more methane?

Last Sunday on Radio NZ, kiwi climate science Jim Salinger spoke of his current research in North America. A colleague gathering air over pine forests found that the pines "burb" isoprenes that inhibit the removal of methane from the atmosphere. The Science Direct website explains the impact of isoprenes in the atmosphere stating it "reacts with … Continue reading More pines = more methane?

Kiwi cows – climate change champions!

Professor Myles Allen of Oxford University, and a lead author of the October 2018 IPCC report, spoke to a capacity crowd in the Whangarei library tonight. Professor Myles Allen His core message for New Zealand was about methane. He debunked prevailing assessments that linked methane CO2 equivalents (e), claiming that it has a significantly different … Continue reading Kiwi cows – climate change champions!

The day our world changed

March 15 is the day our world changed forever. Young people arose around the world in 2083 places in 125 countries on all continents, in an unprecedented expression of love, outrage and unity. Never before have we seen such a united uprising driven by school students. This will create a seismic shift in geo-politics and … Continue reading The day our world changed

First Australian carbon credits paid to farmers!

It is humbling when the Aussies beat us. March 14 saw the first official Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) issued to farmers. These credits will contribute to Australia's Paris agreement commitments. We are so far behind! The project type is listed as 'pasture rejuvenation' using a pasture cropping technique the farmer refers to as a … Continue reading First Australian carbon credits paid to farmers!

Regeneration panel

Wednesday 27 February, NorthTec, Whangarei New Zealand, sponsored by NorthTec and Climate Change Tai Tokerau Northland Trust. A panel of Hirini Tane, Linda Matson, Graeme Ramsey and Bernadette Aperahama responded to questions about regeneration. Here is video of the event. https://youtu.be/VvMweSrXjFM   https://youtu.be/sZpM_CMgu2w   https://youtu.be/UkYeayjsP_8