Our Climate Shituation

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Despite the alarming global environmental emergency, I am so looking forward to pohutukawas in full bloom in New Zealand

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Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Economics” is a great starting point for new thinkers

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To get the next economic system we need to find the assumptions of this one

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Banks Peninsula fires after drought Feb 2017

Many are asking if we have to sit around waiting for the current system to collapse. If we have only 3 years to turn around the emissions pattern as the UN has said, we had better get on with designing the next system. Continue reading “To get the next economic system we need to find the assumptions of this one”

Which do you fancy – Economic Growth or Financial Collapse?

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I have now watched a TED talk on this topic twice and can’t help but respond. Ecological economist Marjan Van Den Belt is right when she says “we are mindlessly addicted to economic growth, we are growth junkies.” She advocates reciprocity in economies and says that is the key to a circular, sharing, regenerative economy. So far so good. Continue reading “Which do you fancy – Economic Growth or Financial Collapse?”

Sarah vs the Govt – thoughts after first day in court on climate targets

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Sarah Thomson poses for media outside Wellington High Court. She is taking the Government to court on their climate change targets

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