What you can do?
#1 Use your influence.
Share with family and friends – in person, fb etc. Write to your local paper, your MP, the Prime Minister. Keep infomed about upcoming actions/ petitions. See links below (Generation Zero, 350). Vote.
#2 Cut fossil fuels.
Fly way less, Drive less, car pool, Clean energy is 100%possible
#3 Clean Energy
Use Clean energy whenever possible. Eat less meat - meat production counts for up to 40% Nz emissions (some of this is export of course). Lets encourage different land-use in NZ
#1 Carbon emissions need to drastically reduce this decade.
Temperatures have risen 1.5C since pre-industrial times. This is the edge of our safe limit. We must drastically reduce our use of oil, gas and coal NOW if we are to slow the impacts of climate change. If we don't, we can expect *Up to 1.5m sea-level rise *Worsening storms, fires and droughts *species extinctions * water /food shortages.
#1 The time is Now -Al Gore.
The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed, and as they become available and become more affordable when produced in scale, they will make it easier to respond. But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.AL GORE .
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Sarah Thomson has been taking NZ government to court over an inadequate response to climate change and failure to consider the full impacts. The Wellington High court heard this 26-28 June with Judge Millan asking pertinent questions. Her decision is … Continue reading
Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State is in Wellington to meet with our Government. Join in to show disapproval for US decision to withdraw from the Paris accord. Meet at Parliament -Main action 12.30-1.30, however we’ll maintain a presence through … Continue reading
Opportunities to speak to the US sec of state aren’t common. This is about justice for all. People across the globe are suffering and the highest emitter of greenhouse gases is not wiling to be part of the solution. The … Continue reading
Interesting clip from The Lancet emphasising the far-reaching health implications of climate change and benefits of changing to clean energy solutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWhoe9xTC4A
Generation Zero has begun drafting legislation for New Zealand based on the UK’s successful 2008 Climate Change Act. The Zero Carbon Act will establish a legally-binding framework that sets an emissions pathway to the long-term goal of being zero carbon … Continue reading
Wellington’s ‘Back to the future’ short film (6 mins) Time travel to Wellington, 40 years from now. Thanks to this great work from ‘Film for Change’. See how one mother responds to her child’s challenging questions, and the common struggles … Continue reading
Listen to this biologist who shares frankly about the future outlook and how his nine year old daughter is an inspiration to him to keep advocating for change. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/201811409/looking-to-the-future-with-biologist-corey-bradshaw
Special post (until October 2016) It is really important to have your say on reducing the city’s carbon emissions, so find out where the candidates stand on climate change action and make your 2016 local body election count. More on … Continue reading