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WR Press Release: November Temperatures Above Average: Summer Heatwave Is Developing With Significant Impacts Likely

Media release: 6 December 2020 November temperatures above average: summer heatwave is developing with significant impacts likely The next New Zealand summer heatwave is developing, and the expected impacts are extremely likely to be intense according to Wise Response scientists. The team monitoring its progress have found that sub-surface sea temperature anomalies east of the …

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POSTPONED – Public meeting: International Scientists Update the Climate Emergency and Response Options – Postponed until further notice

Please note this meeting has been postponed until further notice. Ted Talk: “Why I must speak out about climate change.”  Dr James Hansen, Acknowledged World Authority on Climate Change   Beyond climate tipping points: The changing face of Planet Earth. Dr Andrew Glikson, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra   Andrew Y. Glikson an …

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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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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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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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