Sunday, December 8, 2019
“It is time to put Youngstown, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with many, many other locations within our great country before Paris, France,” Trump said at a 2017 Rose Garden event, which initially announced the intention to withdraw.
For America’s sovereignty and continued economic success, Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is among the most consequential actions he has taken since being elected president.
at 8:16 AM
Sunday December 8, 2019
Sir Michael Cullen to lead Bay of Plenty DHB
Health Minister Dr David Clark has appointed Sir Michael Cullen as the new chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB.
Dr Clark has today announced four Board appointments to each DHB, as well as naming the chairs and their deputies.
at 4:55 AM
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2019 has been a good year for Vladimir Putin with Donald Trump effectively handing over the reins as chief powerbroker in the Middle East, or at least a substantial part thereof, to him.
Putin did not need any further prompting once the US army units began their withdrawal from northern Syria. Within a fortnight he was in direct talks with Erdogan and a ceasefire was put in place. Days later, Turkey announced that it had ended its military operation against the Kurds. Russian and Turkish units began to patrol the 20-mile strip of land adjoining the Turkish border. (Trump claimed a great American diplomatic victory – he had threatened to annihilate the Turkish economy should they try to wipe out the Kurds. A BBC news report fittingly showed a line of Russian armoured vehicles on patrol as they presented this dubious announcement.)
at 11:44 PM
Cartoons can be a tricky issue for editors. It’s not enough that they should simply be funny, and indeed some of the best are not. To be truly effective, cartoons need an edge. They should be provocative.
Accordingly, editors need to cut cartoonists a lot of slack. They will sometimes publish cartoons they know some readers will find offensive, and that they may even find offensive themselves.
at 4:29 PM
The latest allegations of a corruption scandal involving a Cabinet minister suggests this government is far too loose when it comes to providing access to power for friends and associates.
Kris Faafoi is in trouble because of his alleged role in helping a mate with an immigration matter when he was the Associate Minister of Immigration. On the face of it, the evidence is bad for Faafoi, as it looks like he has breached the Cabinet Manual rules which prohibit helping mates out by doing them a personal favour.
at 3:07 PM
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at 10:30 AM
German Car Industry Makes Stand Against New EU Commission's Climate Goals
In this newsletter:
1) Revolt Brewing Against EU’s ‘Unrealistic’ Climate Goals
EurActiv, 5 December 2019
2) EU Deeply Split About Net Zero Climate Goals
EURACTIV.com, 4 December 2019
at 6:25 AM
Saturday December 7, 2019
Why all New Zealanders should speak Māori and how to get them to, according to young people
The Government is backing several youth-led strategies to get more Kiwis speaking te reo Māori.
Nine projects will each get up to $10,000 from Crown entity Te Māngai Paho to get them off the ground.
at 3:30 AM
Friday, December 6, 2019
Europe’s Climate Fiasco: EU Set to Miss 2030 Climate Goal
In this newsletter:
1) Europe’s Climate Fiasco: EU Set to Miss 2030 Climate Goal
Associated Press, 4 December 2019
2) Nation States More Divided Than Ever Over Climate Policy & Funding As UN Summit Gathers
Financial Times, 1 December 2019
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Thursday, December 5, 2019
China Adds Coal Plants and Cuts Support For Renewable Energy
Japan Tells UN Summit: We Will Keep Using Coal Power Plants
In this newsletter:
1) 30 Years Of UN Climate Policy Failure As China Adds Coal Plants and Cuts Support For Renewable Energy
The Associated Press, 2 December 2019
2) Japan Tells UN Summit: We Will Keep Using Coal-Fired Power Plants
NHK World News, 3 December 2019
at 6:28 AM
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Greta Thunberg the teenage Climate Puppet has gone full Marxist.
In her latest public statement, she says that the ‘climate crisis is not just about the environment’:
It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fuelled it. We need to dismantle them all.
at 8:34 AM