Monday, 8 April 2013

Democracy and climate change issues ~ the 2 most widely read articles I've written:

Two articles I have written have been read beyond my wildest expectations - without extra promotion beyond their initial launch and far beyond New Zealand shores.  

For the interest of those readers who may not yet have come across them here are the links:
[Click on the titles]

Firstly:

This article covers the course of political events which have followed the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region.  Step by step democratic processes have been set aside and replaced by an autocracy.  How on earth has this happened?  How on earth has this been allowed to happen?  Read the article and you can see for yourselves.  The implications are global: if it can happen here it can happen anywhere.  How is our present government getting away with it?  It shouldn't be able to happen but it is.  In my view a huge fuss should be made about this nationally, even internationally, by citizens and politicians alike.  Christchurch people have already made a great deal of fuss (to little avail), but politicians outside of the government have been strangely quiet.  Some have been vocal, but only a few.  We need more!   This article is my contribution.  

The article is fairly lengthy so does take time to read, but the information is there.  (Originally published on 12th October 2012)

Secondly:

Since its publication in December 2009, climate change has become an established fact, and its progress in the form of rogue weather patterns and threats to a wide range of habitats often remarked on in news bulletins, yet the challenges it presents to all of us remain much the same: the challenge of how we respond to it.  This article includes my thoughts on how this can be constructively addressed - without hiding from practical realities. 

Readers who have read the first article may be relieved to know that the main content of this one is fairly brief!


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