Climate Change

WR Press Release: Recent Climate Reports Underscore Genuine Emergency

The Wise Response Society is anxious the underlying message in a suite of recent reports about the evolving climate crisis is fully recognised and heeded. While the New Zealand Government has been making big efforts to address national climate risks, what these reports together do is reinforce the need for all sectors of the economy …

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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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Submission to the OMV application for oil and gas drilling off the Otago Coast

Wise Response Chair Sir Alan Mark has submitted to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on the OMV application to drill for oil and gas off the Otago Coast. The submission is avilable as a PDF here: Sir Alan Mark – SUBMISSION. OMV APPLICATION 9EEZ1000180 The Otago Daily Times covered the story here on its front …

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Wise Response Society Submission to the Climate Change Response Bill 2019

Wise Response has submitted to the Climate Change Response Bill. The submission is available as a PDF here: Wise Response Submission to Climate Change Response Bill 160719   The submission was covered in Carbon News: WISE WORDS: Aim for 2040 and attack methane MA consorium of expers is calling for New Zealand to be carbon-neutral …

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Public meeting on Impacts of mining/minerals industry – Presentations

The meeting passed a unanimous motion: RESOLUTION: “This public meeting recommends that the Foulden Maar be designated an Outstanding Natural Feature, under s.6 (b) of the Resource Management Act, 1991.” A letter with the resolution has been sent to Hon Eugenie Sage and Hon David Clark, at the Overseas Investment Office. The resolution was moved, …

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Impacts of the mining/minerals industry, Public Meeting

Public meeting on Impacts of mining/minerals industry Wise Response extends an invitation to an open information forum to discuss issues around the mining industry.  We have extended the same invitation to Chris Baker of Straterra and its membership for an inclusive discussion because we believe we are all in this together. This meeting coincides with …

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Tackling our Climate Emergency Head-On! – Presentations

Tackling our Climate Emergency Head-On! Are you one of those who are becoming increasingly alarmed by climate changes but don’t know quite how to respond?  A recent seminar run by Wise Response Society and chaired by Sir Alan Mark, was recently run at Otago University intended to answer that question for the City, businesses and …

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Straterra and Climate Change

Wise Response has queried Straterra members about allowing a presentation from a credible climate scientist at the forthcoming Straterra Minerals Conference in Dunedin.   Mayor Dave Cull makes some fair points defending Council’s involvement in Straterra’s Minerals Conference, including the opportunity to spell out DCC opposition to off-shore oil and gas drilling, the city’s divestment …

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