The "rock star" economy's rock star refugee policy, etc
Neil Finn & Crowded House "Help is Coming" being used to gather funds for refugees.
Further shame once they find out what our quota is.
Thank you for this beautifully written, very important and moving statement.
Also see the Guardian newspaper this morning. When you load up the front page it displays a major campaign asking the Gates Foundation to divest from fossil fuels. Bill McKibben is tweeting that Oxford's University's former Director of Finance has joined the sit-in demanding the university divest. The UN has joined the call for divestment. Things are afoot.
For goodness sake, it would really help a lot if some people in authority could give up all non-essential air travel (which are the highest personal emissions by far) and tell the world about it. Hundreds of us are doing it, but there are very few high profile people. Examples are the late Iain Banks, George Monbiot, and, most recently, Eric Holthaus, US meteorologist (see him on twitter).
It makes a huge difference in moving opinion among your peers, because you are reflecting the urgency of the current situation and the size of change in personal habits that is required. You also immediately step into a low carbon world, and realise that lots of other people live there right now (for example people who take the overnight Auckland-Wellington bus). Lets turn our efforts to growing that part of the economy.