climate change

New Zealand's unusual carbon profile marks it apart from other countries trying to lower greenhouse emissions

New Zealand is facing a Gordian knot in the politics of climate change.

Netanyahu speaks to US Congress; Australia boosts its forces in Iraq; Obama criticises China's proposed counterterrorism law; Boko Haram video shows two beheaded men; EU likely to fall short of climate targets; and more 

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Netanyahu to Address U.S. Congress

Over the next year, John Key faces a choice between his ā€“ and New Zealand's ā€“ international reputation on one hand and National's support base on the other as he wrestles with reducing our carbon footprint

If you use the language of the Prime Minister's favourite past-time to describe his political style, you'd say he's got a great short game. Short-term, or at least term-to-term, he's proven himself a master reading the public's appetites and knowing his political limits.

New Zealand loses focus on science to its detriment, and the world's

This is not a column on global warming, climate change or whether humans are or arenā€™t having an impact.

Worst climate change consequences can be averted, says international panel; avian flu  outbreak in Japan leads to chicken cull; Pakistani Taliban factions agree ot one-month cease fire; Guinea-Bissau heads to the polls; and more 

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Worst Climate Change Scenarios Can Be Averted, Panel Says