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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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Wise Response Presentation to Engineers for Social Responsibility

High Expectations for the Climate Commission; Will Government’s action push us fast enough?   A seminar was presented, outlining the issues behind the push for the establishment of a Climate Change Commission to the Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc.     Speakers included:  – Alan Mark:  Introduction: NZ’s Climate Change Programme  – Dugald MacTavish: Meeting …

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Commonwealth science academies call for action on climate change

On 12 March 2018, Commonwealth academies of science released the following consensus statement on climate change: Commonwealth academies of science consensus statement on climate change (PDF 580kb) The call is part of a Consensus Statement on Climate Change, launched today by 22 national academies and societies of science from around the Commonwealth, ahead of next …

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Integrated Landscape Management Seminar Presentations

All Regional and District Councils are required to achieve integrated management of natural and physical resources under the Resource Management Act.  Wise Response Society Inc consider that many of the adverse land management and water quality issues we are now experiencing could be avoided or significantly mitigated, if this requirement were being more effectively achieved.  …

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World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

Twenty Five years after Scientists called on mankind to halt environmental degradation, a second warning has been issued detailing the dire path that mankind is on.   World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice William J. Ripple Christopher Wolf Thomas M. Newsome Mauro Galetti Mohammed Alamgir Eileen Crist Mahmoud I. Mahmoud William F. Laurance …

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US vs NZ Climate Policy

Wise Response Society stalwarts Sir Alan Mark and Dugald MacTavish have published an opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times comparing Trumps’ withdrawal  from the Paris Agreement and New Zealand’s current policies. The article can be found here. The article is reproduced below. Big spend-up prolongs carbon party   How much practical difference for climate …

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WR Letter to Government requesting a formal body dedicated to addressing the causes of climate change

Wise Response Society Inc., c/o Alan F. Mark, FRSNZ, KNZM, 205 Wakari Rd., Hon Paula Bennett, Helensburgh, Minister of Climate Change Issues, DUNEDIN. Parliament House, 12 December 2016 WELLINGTON. Your reference 16-m-1360 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Dear Minister Bennett, We congratulate you on your appointment as Deputy Prime Minister. The purpose of this letter …

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New Zealand Climate Change Target Consultation

Wise Response held a public meeting to discuss concerns with a Discussion paper, just released by Minister of Climate Change Issues, Tim Groser, on “New Zealand’s Climate Change Target: Our contribution to the new international climate change agreement.”(PDF) This was in preparation for the meetings to be held nation-wide to consult on New Zealand’s Climate …

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