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Full Coverage: ETS Deadlock, Cost Corrections

Published: Wed 18 Nov 2009 09:50 AM


Environment: Even Glaciers Suffer From Shrinkage
The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has just released the results of its annual end-of-summer survey of the snowline on key South Island glaciers, showing continued loss of glacier mass. More>>
ALSO:Investigate Magazine - Climate Change Research "Scandal" BreaksRealClimate Out-Link - The CRU hackGreenfyre’s Out-Link - Climate change Deniers hoax themselves … again.


Greenwash II: Government Baits Guardian Columnist
"When New Zealand's sink forests are harvested in the 2020s, as is likely, all that carbon will return to the atmosphere.
The government of New Zealand responded with some irritation to my column last week, which castigated a national strategy for meeting its Kyoto climate targets by allowing greenhouse gas emissions to rise by 22% from 1990 to 2007 ... " More>>


Images & Report: Medical Professionals Write Parliament An RX
Medical professionals representing the OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health group delivered oversized prescription forms to Parliament today, urging lawmakers to reconsider the current changes proposed to the emissions trading scheme (ETS), changes they believe will harm the nation's health as well as the economy. More>>
ALSO:Scoop Business - ANZAC’s “not bludgers”, Smith tell farmersLabour - Maori families will be among hardest hit by ETSCaritas Aotearoa - Mother Loses Cool Over Climate ChangeDr Gerrit van der Lingen - Open Letter to Climate Change Minister Nick SmithTV3 Video - Kim Chisnall on Copenhagen Climate Change Conference95bFM Audio - Deady & Hood On Coverage Of Nats ETSHot Topic Out-Link - Rudd brooks no denial


Background Link: World On Course For Catastrophic 6° Rise
The world is now firmly on course for the worst-case scenario in terms of climate change, with average global temperatures rising by up to 6C by the end of the century, leading scientists said yesterday. More>>
ALSO:Global Carbon Project - 2008 Carbon Budget HighlightsCSIRO - Human emissions rise 2% despite GFC


Medical Advice: ETS Changes Will Cause Forehead-Slapping Epidemic
Senior doctors today said that the intended changes to New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) will not only threaten our future survival but will be an extravagant waste of public funds, describing the legislation process as a fiasco. More>>
ALSO:Labour - Let’s trust Nick Smith not Treasury. Yeah right!Progressive Party - 'Full and final' Waitangi settlements?Greenpeace NZ - Lawless and Salinger offer nearly $5,000 to KeyNZ Govt - Speech: Key - Federated Farmers National CouncilScoop Business - Get in behind the ETS, Key tells Federated FarmersFederated Farmers - Getting things right for farmers and New ZealandNZ Climate Science Coalition - National Party member - "Why rush Climate bill?"Tom Frewen - Today In Parliament 17.11.09Greenpeace - Geoff Keey: Tying the Copenhagen knot or catching bouquets?Oxfam NZ - Working with vulnerable farmersOxfam NZ - Developing Countries Rebuff Push For Climate DelayGreens - Timber bill would benefit our economy and world climateNick Herbert UKMP - ‘Clean and green’ Speech to the Uni Of CanterburyTV3 Video - National and Maori Party haggle over ETSTV3 Video - Govt under fire for 'race-based' ETS dealTV3 Video - National and Maori Party haggle over ETSTV3 Video - Copenhagen soon, but still no ETS dealTV3 Video - PM to farmers: You need the ETSTV3 Video - Farmers, activists pull Govt in opposing directions over ETSAlastair Thompson - Scoop Editorial: Launching "Imagining 2020"
Greens: Smith’s ETS Should Be Shot
Revelations that Climate Change Minister Nick Smith’s proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme are going to cost taxpayers an extra $105 billion is something really worth swearing about, Dr Russel Norman, Green Party Co-Leader said today. More>>
ALSO:Select Committee Report: Deadlock on Emissions Trading BillPundit.co.nz Out-Link - The ETS mess: ACT gets it rightNZ Govt - Changes to ETS needed to reduce costsLabour - The Government’s $110 billion blowoutLabour - Nick Smith’s head in the sand approach a huge riskLabour - More evidence of Nats slavishly following AustraliaLabour - Let’s trust Nick Smith not Treasury. Yeah right!ACT - Govt Needs To Put Brakes On ETSEnvironment Commissioner - ETS amendments bill should not pass Federated Farmers - Farmers Out Of ETS ‘Faster Than A Rat Up A Drain'TV3 Video - National's ETS to include special treatment for MaoriTV3 Video - World leaders support plan to delay climate change pactCarolyn Meers - Greenpeace Protestors Call Out Fonterra


Scoop Editorial: Launching "Imagining 2020"
Therefore a group of New Zealand websites has decided to get together and encourage discussion of the positive side to climate change mitigation. Afterall - how many of us really believe that the way the world is currently run is optimal - both for our personal lives as well as for the environment. More>>


On The World Stage: Guardian's 'Greenwash' vs New Zealand
As the world prepares for the Copenhagen climate negotiations next month, it is worth checking out the greenwash that has followed the promises made 12 years ago when the Kyoto protocol was signed. More>>
ALSO:NZ Govt - Guardian criticism reality check on climate policyEarlier - ETS Changes AnalysedTV3 Video - Antarctic ice melting much faster than thought


Scoop Satire: Submission On ETS Amendment Bill
The most notable change brought about by this bill would be giving polluters, to 2050, one hundred billion dollars... I am right behind that idea, but the proposed system for delivering the money is unnecessarily complicated. More>>
ALSO:Carbon News - Error sends cost of ETS changes skyrocketingScoop Background - Government’s ETS Figures (Updated: etsbriefing.pdf)Sustainability Council of NZ - ETS changes Put 84% of Bill to Future TaxpayersGreens - Government needs to come clean on ETS costsNZ Govt - Govt welcomes report on ETS costsHerald Out-Link - Brian Fallow : Emitters on bludger's end of dealNo Right Turn Out-Link - Fiddling the books on the ETSNZ Forest Owners Association - Bio-fuel levy the "last straw" for forest ownersPacific.Scoop - Deciding our fate in the Pacific – facing up to the climate change summitScoop Link - Guardian's 'Greenwash' vs New Zealand
Earlier: Nat-Maori Deal On ETS
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