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Paris not the half of it

Not all agree it’s a bad thing Trump’s made good on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of Paris. One climate researcher argued that the Trump circus could do less damage outside of the tent, than in it. But regardless, an enormous elephant remains in... read more

Loyal opposition reaches oblivious conclusion

It was a stroke of unintended brilliance, which has blighted democracy ever since. When John Cam Hobhouse coined the term loyal opposition, in jest, he could’ve had no inkling he would help dignify 190 years of two-party parliaments, where typically the only loyalty... read more

Make Aotearoa egalitarian and great again

His timing is impeccable, and his mission merciful. Immediately mocked by the mainstream media, Gareth Morgan’s launch of a party dedicated to eliminating poverty and closing the inequality gap is a cause worthy of wholehearted support, even by the mean-minded.... read more

Nation with least need for nuclear energy has most to gain

Even the pro-nuclear-power Dr James Hansen doubts Aotearoa needs it: You happen to be very fortunate and be very wealthy in terms of renewable energy. But New Zealanders’ future prospects now directly depend upon an unprecedented international mobilisation to... read more

Best understood by the least represented

The cohort that best understands the enormity of anthropogenic global warming is that which is least represented in Parliament. It is also the age-group that is least enrolled, and votes least. But given the great gulf between the awful reality of global warming, and... read more

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