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OPINION: Greta good, but let's not forget other young voices

7 Oct 19 - By CHIKA UNIGWE | Young people in the global south have been tackling the climate crisis for years. They should be celebrated, too.

OPINION: The gloves are off

18 Sep 19 - By TIM FLANNERY | In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.

OPINION: New Zealand is one of a kind

9 Sep 19 - New Zealand climate scientist Professor Jim Salinger and United States meteorologist Professor Jose D Fuentes explain why they’ve told the Government to be much harder on methane emissions than it is planning to be.

OPINION: This is crunch point for our oceans

20 Aug 19 - By GILLIAN ANDERSON | A new ocean treaty hangs in the balance. Our leaders must act boldly, and grasp the opportunity to protect these wild spaces.

OPINION: How Big Oil is polluting politics

George Monbiot

9 Aug 19 - By GEORGE MONBIOT | The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence to get the results it wants.

OPINION: Let's suck the glamour from the car industry

5 Aug 19 - By ISABELLA KAMINSKY | We need to make driving to the school gates as unacceptable as handing a baby a lit cigarette.

OPINION: Pasture plays a big role

2 Jul 19 - By SARAH GARD | Pasture management, alongside livestock solutions, shouldn’t be overlooked as a tool for mitigating climate change.


OPINION: It's time to change the climate script

1 Jul 19 - By NICKY HAWKINS | The climate story must balance talk of urgency with hopeful and creative ideas if we are to inspire positive change.

OPINION: Australia pays the price

Dermot O"Gorman

11 Jun 19 - By DERMOT O'GORMAN | Over the past five years Australia’s standing in the Pacific has declined dramatically because of an unwillingness to take strong action on climate change.

OPINION: Plundering the planet

Brian Easton

30 May 19 - By BRIAN EASTON | Can we consume limited resources forever? Is economic growth just a Ponzi scheme in which we borrow from the future? Is economic growth as we know it coming to an end?

OPINION: Only radical measures will work

Gaia Vince

21 May 19 - By GAIA VINCE | A four-degree-warmer world is the stuff of nightmares and yet that’s where we’re heading in just decades.

OPINION: NZ farmers could be climate leaders

Michelle Cain

20 May 19 - By MICHELLE CAIN | A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming.

OPINION: With methane, no time like the present

13 May 19 - Organic farmer and former Green Party co-leader JEANETTE FITZSIMONS says farmers can cut methane now while increasing farm profits.

OPINION: How we move past the grief

10 May 19 - By ROB LAW | My intellectual and rational understanding of climate change has shifted to much more of an emotional and personal one.

OPINION: We must believe in humans again

Bill McKibben

24 Apr 19 - By BILL McKIBBEN | We have the technology to prevent climate crisis. But now we need to unleash mass resistance too – because collective action does work.

OPINION: Attenborough uncomfortable

9 Apr 19 - By JULIA P G JONES | Sir David Attenborough’s latest project, the Netflix series Our Planet, has the usual incredible shots of nature and wildlife, but the series is a little different from his past...

OPINION: To end climate change we must end capitalism

20 Mar 19 - By PHIL McDUFF | Policy tweaks won’t fix climate change. We need to throw the kitchen sink at it with a total rethink of our relationship to ownership, work and capital.

OPINION: Wise words for the schoolkids

13 Mar 19 - This Friday’s strike by school students calling for action on climate change has the support of some of our wisest citizens. Wise Response Society secretary DUGALD MACTAVISH explains why.

ROD ORAM: Todd Muller's big year out

Todd Muller

12 Feb 19 - National Party climate spokesperson Todd Muller has been reflecting on his year in the role.


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