Climate is the elephant in the room, and Rongotai candidate Aaron Carter hit the 2nd page of the Dominion Post with his elephant costume.
This was a strong publicity statement, and Aaron delivered succinct & strong messages:
“Don’t vote for me, vote thinking about the climate”; “It’s all rearranging furniture on the Titanic as it’s sinking”, and “Learn to swim”. Continue reading
Auckland CBD Residents’ Advisory Group organized a meeting of Ak Central candidates. Cities concentrate many big issues of transport & infrastructure, which touch on climate.
Peter Whitmore, candidate for Auckland Central, presented to the residents. They posed 6 key questions on urban issues: Continue reading
The “Campaign for Better Transport” have long been advocates for better transport networks & commuters. Last Wednesday they held a candidate’s debate & the NZ Climate Party presented a strong message.
Transport improvements need to go well beyond just the proposed city loop. Sydneysiders make around 9 times more suburban trips as Aucklanders, per capita. Developing better cycling options, better public transport and in particular a better train system is a win-win-win way forward. Continue reading
Wednesday 27th evening sees a candidates meeting, hosted by the Campaign for Better Transport. Commuters everywhere are tired of gridlock — but solving transport problems can benefit the climate, also. Continue reading
Climate Party volunteers are hard at work, raising billboards in three cities. Candidates & supporters are out each weekend putting up signs.
Billboarding is progressing in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.. 73 timber-frame signs, 10 on fences, many areas covered, and more to come.
Volunteers and sites are sought, for further sign-raising. If you’re good with a hammer & timber, or know where a billboard could go, we’d like your help!
New Zealand’s newly launched Climate Party aims to make addressing climate change a much more urgent priority. The party believes that the New Zealand Government has not been taking the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions nearly seriously enough.
According to Party spokesperson, Peter Whitmore, the risks to both New Zealand and the world, if we continue down our current path, are made very clear by the World Bank Report, “Turn Down the Heat”, and by the recently released report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
“Globally, sea level rise, droughts, storms and rising temperatures are likely to cause displacement and destruction on a scale that will make the two World Wars look like minor events. This is not in the distant future. Sea level rise alone is expected to force between 50 and 200 million people to relocate by 2050. Continue reading