Setting aside cool, south-facing slopes in our cities as nature refuges will increase the chances of survival of our vulnerable native species in the face of global heating. Our Climate Advocate Adelia Hallett writes more. New research by Victoria University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design, published today, says that city planning has a critical role […]
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The latest round of climate negotiations (COP24) in Poland just wrapped up and Adelia Hallett, our climate advocate, breaks down what it all means. The short version is that the latest agreement agrees on ‘how’ to count emissions, but not on the ‘what’, that is, the actual target we need to meet in order to […]
By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Yesterday, a young woman told an audience that included Speaker Trevor Mallard, climate minister James Shaw and justice minister Andrew Little that she was suffering from depression because of climate change. She and four others had just cycled from Auckland to Wellington, a 12-day trip that took them to council chambers […]
President Donald Trump has confirmed he will take his country out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Forest & Bird’s climate advocate Adelia Hallett explains why we can’t leave dealing with climate change to those in charge. This is a blow; the United States is the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. It has […]
New Zealand’s youngsters are stepping up to do what should have been done 30 years ago – take real action on climate change. The youth climate action group Generation Zero – supported by Forest & Bird and others – is launching the Zero Carbon Act, a piece of draft legislation making it compulsory for future […]
It’s easy to believe right now that this is the tropics. It’s hot, rain is falling in sheets and life is lived to the constant whine of mosquitoes. Scientists have told us that climate change means more rain and hotter temperatures in the north, and data is backing them up. A report released this week […]
A few short weeks ago, in the midst of a drought, it was dehydrated kiwi coming out during the day that we had to worry about. Now, as rain buckets down across New Zealand, it’s black petrel chicks drowning in their burrows. But that’s life on a warming planet. For the past week, Northland, like […]