The election in New Zealand is a week away. Who are you going to vote for? It is hard for many people to choose because the choices … Read more
An article entitled “Robots could threaten up to half New Zealand’s jobs in next 20 years” highlights yet another problem with our economies. The problem is that … Read more
Flying is bad for the environment and a major driver of climate change. The number of flights is forecast to more than double over the next few decades, making the problem worse. Flying is the fastest growing cause of climate change. However the majority of flights are taken by a very small and rich proportion of the population. In the UK 15% of all people – the frequent flyers – take over 70% of all flights.
Adult education is a very good way to help sustain and improve society; it is relatively low cost and can easily be justified by it’s many benefits. However, in recent … Read more
These are taxing times but our tax system promotes unsustainability and social inequity. We need radical tax reform to address the issues of externalisation of costs, … Read more
Isn’t that an oxymoron? The Green Growth Advisory Group were asked to report to the Government on how to develop green economic growth, especially through increased … Read more
The Spirit Level written by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett argues that almost every social problem common in developed societies – reduced life expectancy, child mortality, … Read more
A recent opinion piece on the Celsias website called “Fracking in Canterbury – No Compulsion to Publicly Notify and No Need to Consider Seismic Effect” highlights … Read more