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Bonus Joules and the Knowledge Economy

Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 3:23 pm | Dave McArthur

Copenhagen. The City of Babel. Rarely has that old fable had so much resonance. They came from all corners of the Earth and made much babel and then dispersed, even more confounded in their differences. More >>

Dave McArthur: Prediction Time.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 3:03 pm | Dave McArthur

Even the bloody school janitors have been warning them. Statements by our politicians, economists and journalists that “no one did or could have predicted our current economic malaise” are garbage. The truth is they were told it would happen and ... More >>

Scoop Blogwatch: Dave McArthur, 23 March 2009

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 3:22 pm | Dave McArthur

Saturday night Earth Hour 2009 and my home will be a blaze of light, a symbol of harmony with the universe, a beacon of hope amidst the darkness, despondency and despair around me in Wellington City New Zealand in this hour. More >>

Dave McArthur: Heated Matters

Tuesday, 9 December 2008, 10:26 am | Dave McArthur

How do you communicate the nature of the environment to Environmental Educators? I find the enormity of the challenge is so great I find myself becoming quite inarticulate. Here is my story. More >>

“What is energy?" Speech notes for Barack Obama

Wednesday, 26 November 2008, 9:45 am | Dave McArthur

This is the speech you must deliver using your extraordinary talents to uplift and inspire. Failure to deliver it will almost certainly mean your presidency will be characterised by failure as the USA implodes amidst violence and misery. More >>

Green Party should retain Values - reject ETS

Monday, 25 August 2008, 2:48 pm | Dave McArthur

Dear Green Party Thank you for inviting public feedback re. the Emissions Trading Strategy (ETS). The Green Party should not touch the ETS with a barge pole. It should reject the ETS because at best it is an extremely inefficient and high-risk strategy ... More >>

Bonus Joules: Junk Light Children

Monday, 5 November 2007, 11:03 am | Dave McArthur

You say three. I say five. What makes a symbol come alive? If its one we die, if it’s the other we thrive. Especially if its CO2_ .. More >>

Bonus Joules: At Home with Junk Joules

Thursday, 4 October 2007, 10:55 am | Dave McArthur

The Environment Court’s rejection of the proposal to construct an eco-industrial complex on Te Raekaihau Point, Wellington, presents New Zealand with a wonderful opportunity to create a truly outstanding climate education resource. More >>

Bonus Joules: Entering The Land Of The Other

Monday, 17 September 2007, 11:42 am | Dave McArthur

Maybe you are one of those good caring folk who care passionately about the quality of life on planet Earth’s surface. If so, only begin this article if you commit to read it to its conclusion. Please. More >>

Bonus Joules: Minister of Energy is Revealed

Monday, 4 June 2007, 7:52 pm | Dave McArthur

It has been said that 10-12 year-old children form their cultures. So I would like every member of our Parliament to have to describe to our children how they see their roles as stewards of this planet and explain how carbon trading, carbon offsetting ... More >>

Bonus Joules: Eye of the Unknown

Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 12:20 am | Dave McArthur

Dear Bryan Leyland. No, start again. Dear all the Bryan Leylands in New Zealand. And the world, for that matter. I believe you are making a massive error demolishing the Auckland Energy Community Trust, which owns most of Vector Ltd i.e. the utility ... More >>

Bonus Joules: The Energy Imagineers

Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 12:54 am | Dave McArthur

I am almost used to be the lone dissenter but really I am happier when agreeing with the people around me. Especially when it is with 120 “climate change believers” at Victoria University seminar in Wellington NZ on communicating “the climate change ... More >>

Bonus Joules: Dancing in the Dark

Friday, 10 November 2006, 4:18 pm | Dave McArthur

At last the BIG Moment! I reach the godhead, the controller of the universe, the definer of the potential of our existence, the New Zealand Minister of Energy. And the truth of it all? The answer resides in a banana. More >>

Bonus Joules: Dark Measures

Tuesday, 10 October 2006, 1:22 pm | Dave McArthur

Recently a school janitor proposed a new principle of energy. If correct it predicates the survival or demise of humanity. Should we be concerned that the principle suggests Peter Jackson’s new movie, the Dam Busters could be a damn buster? You decide. More >>

Bonus Joules: Transfusing The Economy

Thursday, 17 August 2006, 9:19 pm | Dave McArthur

Why do the eyes of sages twinkle with humour as they talk of the human condition? Do their insights reveal that our behaviour is inherently funny? What’s the grand joke? I recently caught a glimpse of what makes them chuckle about the human lot. ... More >>

The Inconvenient Truth about An Inconvenient Truth

Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 12:14 am | Dave McArthur

Sorry Al and Laurie. The perhaps inconvenient truth is that An Inconvenient Truth is perhaps convenient and not the truth. Science suggests the movie not based on science and it does not reflect reality. It’s a trace out of focus. Here’s why: More >>

Bonus Joules: The Economy Jitters

Friday, 14 July 2006, 2:24 pm | Dave McArthur

Could it be the British Conservative Party is about to put care back into Conservative? And is Labour about to put arduous, difficult and wearisome into Labour? And is the Green Movement about to go green about the gills? Check this new Conservative policy ... More >>

Bonus Joules: At One yet Everywhere

Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 12:40 am | Dave McArthur

Have you ever wondered why we have a Climate Change Office? I can understand the need for Climate Balance Research Centre or even a Climate Balance Protection Agency. But an office of climate change? It’s as weird as having an Energy Conservation ... More >>

A Higher Being joins the New Zealand Cabinet

Friday, 9 June 2006, 4:50 pm | Dave McArthur

Good heavens! What’s going on here? This must be the famed serendipity I have heard tell of. Just when I was at my wits end as to how to start this very difficult message for the New Zealand Green Party and many Environmental Educators across the world, ... More >>

Dave McArthur: Green Party Alert!

Friday, 9 June 2006, 4:49 pm | Dave McArthur

These reflections were based on the New Zealand Green Party media release on the 10th of May 2006. The reflections were also prompted by subsequent requests from people that I summarise my concerns about the Enviroschools education resource. More >>

 

 

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