Cooling Climate Chaos

Rob de Laet created a three-episode series Cooling Climate Chaos: A Practical Path out of the Polycrisis. The series was hosted by Humanity Rising from 17 to 19 May 2023. There was a Te Tai Tokerau involvement in the series. Peter Bunyard and Gaia Peter Bunyard was a colleague of James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis … Continue reading Cooling Climate Chaos

Trees are not just carbon receptacles

New Zealand's climate policy remains fickle and ineffective. This month the Climate Change Commission released its report 2023 Draft advice to inform the strategic direction of the Government’s second emissions reduction plan. We are drifting in the right direction but examining our progress over the last decade reveals climate policy still grounded in reductionist thinking. … Continue reading Trees are not just carbon receptacles

Water harvesting on Northland hills

In a normal summer Carlos's  property would be much greener than the browning hills neighbouring him. While this has been nothing like a normal summer, Carlos’s property has luxuriant growth that his neighbours just can't match. He purchased the property in 2013. It is on a windswept ridge exposed to biting south-westerlies. The property has … Continue reading Water harvesting on Northland hills

Changing how we plan land use, part two

Learning from other countries Header image credit: JustDiggit Cyclone Gabrielle was a big wake-up call for Aotearoa (New Zealand) with most people making the connection with climate change. We can learn from countries that have been dealing with weather much more extreme than ours. Australia and California come to mind, swinging as they go between … Continue reading Changing how we plan land use, part two

Greening the Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula has faced numerous environmental challenges over the years, including deforestation, soil degradation, and desertification. However, there is a glimmer of hope for this region, with the "Weathermakers" project underway, aimed at regreening the Sinai Peninsula. We can anticipate that a greener Sinai Peninsula will be cooler and have a moderating influence on … Continue reading Greening the Sinai Peninsula