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Intergenerational Open Letter for Climate Action Now

To: The NZ Government Intergenerational Open Letter for Climate Action Now JS Campaign created by Jim Salinger Join these New Zealand’s Intergenerational Climate Ambassadors, aged from 13 to 88, to call on the Government for a climate reset now. We are all a group representing all generations including the Solid Generation (pre 1946), Baby Boomers, …

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Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car?

Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car? Yes. Reducing the number of cars in your household, or switching from petrol/diesel to electric, will dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of the easiest and highest-impact climate steps you can take. New Zealand is being flooded with cars The New Zealand vehicle fleet is increasing rapidly. …

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A Mandate to move away from Economic Growth? – Dr Niki Harré

As demand for growth exceeds earth’s physical limits causing unprecedented risks, what knowledge and changes do we need to secure New Zealand’s future wellbeing? Niki Harré, Professor of Psychology, The University of Auckland In democratic societies like Aotearoa NZ, it is not possible to solve major social and environmental problems in a wholly top-down manner. …

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Inequality and the Climate Crisis – Dr Robert Howell

Inequality and the Climate Crisis  Dr Robert Howell Reflections on Gough’s Heat, Greed and Human Need November 2019   Stern dismissed any significant relationship between environmental and social policy, by saying that there is little point in equitable access to a train wreck.  Gough in his book, Heat, Greed and Human Need disagrees.  He states …

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