EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

Guess who’s back (back, back). Back again, (‘gain, ‘gain). It’s me, Popizzle – real name, no gimmicks. Throwin’ back to a bit of early 00’s rap. No regrets…. So I’ve been off the radar for waaay too long, but I have an excuse. I’ve been visiting other continents, meeting new people, and doing a whole … Continue reading EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

By Matthew Fanselow: published author, maker-of-change, doer-of-things, West Coast Gentleman. October 8th is polling day for the 2016 local body elections, and many of you are surely wondering “why should I care”? Across the country only 42% of New Zealanders cast their vote in the 2013 local elections, with turnout being even lower in the 18-34 demographic. … Continue reading The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

Coral Bleaching

It’s happening, and it’s worse than a bleached…You know. But what exactly is it? What causes it? And why should we care? Coral and algae live a harmonious life together, like butter and bread. But when exposed to pollutants or extended periods of warmer (or cooler) ocean temperatures, the relationship can become toxic. More specifically, … Continue reading Coral Bleaching

How Do We Power Our People?

We have a problem; a huge, gargantuan problem. It would be easy to paint this problem as insurmountable, but we must not do that. Last month, as a continuation of the climate change mitigation theme I have been considering of late, I started to research and write about the potential for nuclear energy to be … Continue reading How Do We Power Our People?

What’s Wrong With Genetically Modified Organisms?

Are you bored with your ordinary goldfish? Is your fish tank feeling bland and boring? Then you need GloFish; a new and improved fish that comes in your choice of six exciting colours. Choose from galactic purple, electric green, and more! Buy the first genetically modified pet available for sale and liven up your fish … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Genetically Modified Organisms?

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

A tragedy of the commons is a situation where many people have access to a common, limited resource, which is slowly depleted as individuals use it. This leads to an incentive system where every individual uses the resource as quickly as possible, mindless of the long term consequences of overexploitation and depletion, as anything unused … Continue reading First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

An Inconvenient Inevitability

The Paris Climate Change Conference has drawn to a close and it seems that everyone has been talking about climate change. There was the news that carbon dioxide emissions fell during a period of economic growth for the first time. There were marches across the world in the lead up to the conference calling on … Continue reading An Inconvenient Inevitability

Do Science!

We need scientists. Proper scientists. People who will look at the world and wonder. People who will want to know, want to understand, want to find out. These are the people who have always dragged society along, sometimes kicking and screaming, into a new age of enlightenment and endeavour. Just go onto any news site, … Continue reading Do Science!

More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism

This month, I turned over a new leaf. A leaf that, prior to my going green journey, I genuinely never thought I would turn. Growing up in a typical small-town NZ household, there was no such thing as a vegetarian meal. We were meat and 3 veg most nights of the week, with a fish … Continue reading More Than Meats The Eye – Environmental Vegetarianism

Deforested

They are the lungs of the world, the repositories of life, and among the most wondrously beautiful places on the Earth, and we are cutting them down. Like most people, I knew deforestation was a major problem without knowing any substantial facts about it. So this is my attempt to rectify that. First of all, … Continue reading Deforested