What do we call this new climate paradigm?

The current climate narrative centres the cause and cure of climate change on greenhouse gasses. The main strategy is emissions reductions, with sequestration as a support act. Yes, we do have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But this strategy is failing and will continue to fail. Let's call it … Continue reading What do we call this new climate paradigm?

What do we call this new climate paradigm?

The current climate narrative centres the cause and cure of climate change on greenhouse gasses. The main strategy is emissions reductions, with sequestration as a support act. Yes, we do have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. But this strategy is failing and will continue to fail. Let's call it … Continue reading What do we call this new climate paradigm?

Climate policy is off target

Last week the New Zealand Government announced its response to He Eke Waka Noa, the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership. The government has proposed introducing a split-gas farm-level emissions pricing by 2025. The key points are: If the industry doesn't deliver an effective farm-level solution a processor-level levy will be imposed. There is a very … Continue reading Climate policy is off target

EArth for All – New Book from the Club of Rome

Where were you in '72? I was busting to get out of high school. Some of you were probably not born. Fifity years ago the Club of Rome published Limits to Growth warning us about population increase and the impact of humans on earth systems. Fifty years later they have published Earth for All: A … Continue reading EArth for All – New Book from the Club of Rome

Open letter: Aotearoa New Zealand needs climate policy that addresses our unique challenges

Our climate change policies are inadequate and will limit our ability to make any meaningful difference for mitigating climate change. The national climate narrative is fixated on primary production and specifically farming. In assessing the climate impact of farming, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane emissions are the main focus. This sets the scene for … Continue reading Open letter: Aotearoa New Zealand needs climate policy that addresses our unique challenges