Everyone’s been slagging off the Emissions Trading Scheme for failing to reduce emissions. PCE: Returned ETS bill a failure University of Canterbury: Greenhouse gas emissions… Read More »The failure of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme, or not
Over the last forty years, airlines have not been profitable. Despite the massive and ongoing growth in air travel, the whole industry has manged to return an average of about 0.1% on revenue, which is as close to zero as makes no difference. So what happened and what’s going to happen when airlines start getting serious about their carbon emissions?Read More »Airlines don’t make profits
Last week, the Royal Society published two papers on the sustainable carrying capacity of New Zealand. I’ve been working on these for a while but,… Read More »Sustainable carrying capacity – or what are limits anyway?
There is fundamental question that baffles anyone who is paying attention: Global greenhouse gas emissions continue upwards at a faster rate than the worst of… Read More »Climate change – how we justify inaction to ourselves
That’s a big question, with lots of data-heavy answers, so let’s sum that all up in one graph: This is the cost curve1. Each action… Read More »How much can we reduce NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions, at what cost, right now?
“Carbon capture and storage: Fundamental thermodynamics and current technology”, Shannon Page, et al, Energy Policy, 37 (2009), pp 3314-3324 New Zealand’s energy system is pretty… Read More »Energy research geekery – carbon capture and storage
Back on the Mitochondrion head-banging trek. It was doing weird stuff, as usual, but when it’s doing really weird stuff then there’s probably a problem… Read More »Curse you, unstated chain of dependencies
The terms of the Select Committee on Climate Change are out (PDF, at the end) and they’ve dropped the ludicrous call to rake over the… Read More »Peter Dunne in ‘Peter Dunne says something sensible’ shocker!
The incoming US government is planning to cut emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and cut those by 80% by 2050. Barack Obama on climate… Read More »Back to where we were fifteen years ago…
I know there’s probably not too many ACT voters here, but ffs, Rodney’s latest speech on climate change could have been written by the nutters.… Read More »Our very own climate deniers, now in Parliament