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The tipping points of James Hansen, climate scientist

The tipping points of James Hansen, climate scientist


Jonathan Oosterman

Thursday 28th April, 2011 » Read more

Leave the coal in the hole - James Hansen coming to NZ

I went to a meeting of concerned citizens tonight.

It was advertised as a strategy discussion to see how we might get the most value from a visit by James Hansen, author of “Storms of my Grandchildren”, who is coming to New Zealand in May next year (11th - 21st).

I wasn’t sure what I expected, it was more one of those invitations I had responded to out of a hunch. There were some good people on the invite list and I felt I may be able to serve in some way, perhaps by taking information and seeding it into some of those wonderful overlapping networks that seem to spread and cover the country.

While we had some good discussions about the visit, the ‘highlight’ if you can call it that, came from Jeanette Fitzsimons, past co-leader of the Green Party - recently retired, but not idle.

She spoke about the energy direction that New Zealand is being taken down, if unknowingly. A cooperation of influential parties in Government and business is taking us on the path of digging up more coal. » Read more

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