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Fossil fuels are in the bad books. Fortunately, our wind and solar power technologies are now mature enough industries to complement our hydro and thermal resources (albeit coal and gas are still required to top up our peak loading!). Yet wave power, which holds greater potential energy than either wind or solar (and operates 24/7), is proving difficult to bring to commercialisation in a country that is surrounded by boisterous ocean! For instance, the Azura wave device (a point absorber...

Rex Smith
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Presumably, with the imminent publication of the Council's Draft Climate Action Framework, this website will be taken down.  There are 479 “profiles” on the community page of the climateakl.nz website, which it appears has been up for 10 months or so, though I have only recently come across it. It is not clear in what way those 479 folk chose to interact with the site, but it is a bit depressing to see that the larest entry from John Mauro, one of the administrators of the site, was 7...

John Stowell
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Rising sea levels & flooding (floating communities are unaffected by extreme weather events due to climate change) Seismic threats (floating communities are not attached to the ground and thus are unaffected by earthquakes) The high cost of urban land development (Auckland is a marine environment – there is ample water near the CBD for a floating development) Increasing traffic congestion (ferries are a cheaper transportation option than construction of motorways and light rail)...

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As one stream of contribution by citizens at large to the difficult decisions regarding climate change lets convene a series of citizens' assemblies with participants invited from a list of citizens and secondary school children assembled by sortition (i.e. chosen by lot to receive an invitation). The assembly could meet at regular intervals, with participants paid for their time and expenses, and membership could roll over in a systematic way so that gradually more and more folk become...

John Stowell
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There are some industries where it’s both easy and budget-friendly to go green. However, some industries are polluters by their very nature. Contrary to popular belief, it is these companies that can change the most by introducing some green policies and slightly altering their way of doing things. Is this easy to pull off? Definitely not. However, the end goal is more than worth any effort made on their part. With that in mind and without further ado, here are several things that oil and...

Tracey Clayton
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Tracey Clayton

All advertisers should be compelled to include climate change/carbon footprint/emissions info in all ads. This should be monitored and enforced by a crack unit in the Advertising Standards Authority, or someone else.  Car ads MUST be included in this as it needs to become the key driver of vehicle selection, but the footprint of the cheap bananas advertisedby supermarkets must also be disclosed.  This idea would make the carbon footprint of every product a normal part of everyone’s...

Climate Primate
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Climate Primate

We've been on here for a month or so, but we've got no idea how climate change is being communicated in Auckland - which is terrifying given the breadth of our collective industries and interest areas within climate change! Can someone fill us in and then we can have a more informed discussion under that challenge. 

Climate Primate
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Climate Primate

How does our weekend road use/carbon footprint compare to weekdays? More or less? Lets find out and then look into how to make the changes we need. Obviously malls, shopping centres and recreational facilities are big draw cards for travel in the weekend... what can we do to: do it together, do it less, do it better. 

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Climate Primate

ClimateAKL first 1000 points club member. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the late David Lange for teaching us about calm straightforward influence, Sir David Attenborough, the IPCC, Kyoto, Paris, Katowice, the African Climate Leadership programme, Barrack Obama and Donald Trump for showing us the nature of difference, C40, Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace, Generation Zero and 350.org, Layton Sundry from Owaka, Moana and Richard Sutherland, Jess Hawthorn, and all the writers...

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Climate Primate

I reckon a great series of public discourse events between now and July would be great a chance to get Auckland talking. About climate action. Energetic. Invested. Public. Sharing. Inspire. Inspiring. Inspire us to talk.  

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