James Renwick

James Renwick is a professor in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington.

Mar 21, 2018

Quit the oil drip: NZ can be the leader on fossil fuels the world desperately needs

Pressure is mounting on the government to halt oil and gas exploration. If New Zealand can successfully wean itself off fossil fuels, we can only accelerate action in other countries, argues James Renwick

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Jan 16, 2018

Slaying the zombie memes in that 'climate sceptic' column on Stuff

I would love for Doug Edmeades to be right, as I would sleep better at night, but the arguments he trots out have been debunked over and over again, writes climate scientist James Renwick

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Jun 2, 2017

Secretary Tillerson is coming to town. Here's what the PM needs to say to him about Trump's climate assault

With the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, in New Zealand on Tuesday, Bill English and Paula Bennett have a chance to strongly condemn the dereliction of international leadership in quitting the Paris agreement - and to use the occasion to galvanise action here writes climate scientist James Renwick

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Jan 11, 2017

In the face of the mind-boggling peril of climate change, feel the despair, then work harder

It's easy to understand desperation in the face of climate change, but we need to channel all energy into urgent action, writes James Renwick.

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