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Epidemic/pandemic – disease and climate

covid-19 didn’t mobilise but climate must
covid-19 didn’t mobilise but climate must

covid-19 didn’t mobilise but climate must

Fifty-one weeks ago, the Mahurangi Magazine warned: “The eventual toll of this pandemic could be in the order of 3 million deaths.” At the time, the reported global toll had only just exceeded 100 thousand, but the calculation wasn’t complex. Subtract the population…

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25% less democracy doesn’t equate to 25% less can-kicking

25% less democracy doesn’t equate to 25% less can-kicking

Blamed for everything from the lack of climate-action mobilisation to the lack of a capital gains tax, to the failure to raise the retirement age, the three-year parliamentary term—it is persistently opined—must go. Evidence for the efficacy of longer parliamentary terms….

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Yes Aotearoa can mobilise by example

Yes Aotearoa can mobilise by example

As the epitome of physical distancing, Aotearoa is perfectly placed to lead the global project to survive the covid-19 pandemic, and anthropogenic global heating. In respect to climate, after petulantly insisting cop26 must proceed, on 1 April it was finally postponed…

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Splendid self-isolation opportunity for civilisation

Splendid self-isolation opportunity for civilisation

Having wasted two months of preparation time, the challenge for civilisation now is to break its determined habit of wasting every crisis in its entirety. Aside from abiding by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s succinct advice to act as though one had covid-19, and stay strictly…

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