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EDITORIAL: Honestly, it just doesn't make sense

25 Aug 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | A plan to lift the speed limit on some roads to 110 kilometres an hour is the latest example of New Zealand’s lack of joined-up thinking on climate change.

EDITORIAL: Media missing the message

Kennedy Graham

18 Aug 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | “Climate change is the biggest story on any editor’s news-list right now,” claims a story in the Spinoff this week.

EDITORIAL: What this $14 billion figure is all about

25 May 17 - The $14.2 billion being bandied about this week as the cost of ­­­New Zealand's Paris Agreement pledge is not solely attributable to the purchase of international carbon credits.

EDITORIAL: What are we without our special things?

31 Mar 17 - By publisher ADELIA HALLETT | Thirty years ago today, New Zealand was on the verge of a breakthrough in environmental management.

EDITORIAL COMMENT: We cannot continue on this path

21 Mar 17 - Two reports out today signal a sea-change for New Zealand. One says the New Zealand’s economy is reaching its environmental limits. The other says New Zealand cannot meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets without changing land use.

EDITORIAL: Numbers show the game is up

13 Feb 17 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT | Try these numbers: Humans are causing the climate to change at 170 times the natural rate. Our “carbon budget” to keep warming below 1.5deg will be used up in five years. New Zealand’s per person emissions work out to 18 tonnes a year each – nine times higher than the global allowance.

EDITORIAL: Welcome to the real world that's Paris

4 Nov 16 - It's Paris Day – the day the Paris Agreement comes into force.


EDITORIAL: The times they are a-changin' ... quickly

27 Oct 15 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT.- There’s been a sea change in climate change. While some far-sighted New Zealand businesses have been planning for a carbon-constrained economy for some time, the rest of...

EDITORIAL: Forget the pretence and let's make a real start with our water quality

20 Dec 13 - It's been an interesting year, with new carbon markets opening in some of the largest economies in the world, including North America and China.

EDITORIAL: The message is clear ... we have a government of climate deniers

15 Nov 13 - By editor ADELIA HALLETT. The reason for the Government’s failure to take decisive action on the biggest issue facing us became clear this week; it still doubts the science behind anthropogenic...

EDITORIAL: Gluckman has arrived

Sir Peter Gluckman ... a leader at last.

2 Aug 13 - The Prime Minister’s chief science adviser has stepped into the leadership void on climate change.

EDITORIAL: Is the water accord greenwash ... or hogwash?

19 Jul 13 - Controversy this week over an independent milk co-op’s refusal to sign up to the Fonterra-led Sustainable Water Dairy Accord highlights the problems of self-regulation.

EDITORIAL: The problem called John Banks

John Banks ... Key man.

28 Sep 12 - The Government may be weakening in its opposition to restricting the number of international carbon units allowed into New Zealand.

EDITORIAL: Our leaders should be in Rio

Joyce, Key, English ... stay-at-homes.

15 Jun 12 - Twenty-five years ago, the world was urged to adopt sustainable development.

The editorial that gave world the message …

11 Dec 09 - An editorial calling for action from world leaders on climate change was published by 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages on the day the Copenhagen conference opened.

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