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Climate Change

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg gestures as she attends a protest rally in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2019.

Swedish teen climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg, 16, encouraged students to skip school to join protests for faster action on climate change

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The capital kicked off a series of strikes across the nation today.

Student protesters march across the country to call on Government to combat climate change

The students could be heard chanting as they headed towards Parliament.

Wellington's climate change protest in pictures

At least 1000 students have skipped school in the capital today to join the action.

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The Climate Change Minister told the students: “It is time for the talking to stop and the action to start”.

James Shaw, sporting black eye, delivers rousing speech to student protesters

“It is time for the talking to stop and the action to start," he told the crowd.

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School Strike 4 Climate Change organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder joined Breakfast this morning to discuss the impact of climate change on their generation.

Student protest organisers discuss striking for climate change - 'it is the nuclear-free issue of our generation'

Sophie and Raven hit back at the "patronising" attitudes of some opposed to the action.

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Taking place on a school day, the march against climate change has been met with a mixed reaction.

Thousands of students to skip school today to march for urgent action on climate change

They're expected to join counterparts around the world today in skipping classes to rally against government inaction on climate change.

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Jacinda Ardern would not say whether she supports students’ planned school walkout over climate change inaction.

As mass school walkout looms Jacinda Ardern says climate change is 'biggest issue facing next generation'

But the Prime Minister would not say whether she supported protesting during school time.

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The letter will argue the march is crucial for the well-being and survival of younger generations.

Academics sign open letter for students to protest for climate change on a school day

'We want to be clear, this is about students taking leadership'

Ella Magnusson, Rhiannon Mackie and Imogen and Phoebe Magnusson preparing banners for the protest on 15 March.

Climate striking schoolkids want adults to pay attention

The strike is part of a global movement calling for faster action on climate change and it has polarised opinion.

Paradise California

Inaction on climate change will turn Earth into 'a hell'

The author of a new book says if people don’t tackle the issue immediately, the planet will face untold disasters, wars, droughts and famines.

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The potential law change result in a commission to oversee NZ becoming carbon zero by 2050.

Zero Carbon Bill to be introduced in next few months, Climate Change Minister says

All Government parties have agreed "on the main thrust of it".

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James Shaw was asked on TVNZ1’s Q+A if he would be open to using it, if it were to help with lowering carbon emissions.

Government to be 'led by the science' on genetic modification - Climate Minister

James Shaw was asked if he would support GM if it were to reduce methane emissions in livestock.

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It’s been happening around the world, and New Zealand students are no exception.

Minister supports student strike against climate change inaction during school time

"These kids are fighting for their future," Climate Change Minister James Shaw said.

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The most recent king tide reached 3m to the island tallest point.

Rising tides putting vulnerable islands of Kiribati at risk

Set plans to pump half a million litres of water per day, a quarter of what the islands need

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Principals seek ministry guidance as students prepare for climate change strike action

Strike organisers said students from about 100 schools had signed up for the event on 15 March.

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Backing for NZ students to abandon classes over climate change

Thousands of school students around the world have been staging regular strikes in a bid to push politicians to act aggressively on climate change.

Democrats in the US are calling it a “lawless act” by the US president.

Climate threat doubter leading effort to advise President Trump

William Happer is a well-known critic of mainstream climate science findings.

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Local Government New Zealand says climate change declaration 'not a binding contract'

Yesterday the Thames-Coromandel Mayor said she did not want to sign the declaration because it was "politically charged".

State Highway 25 Thames Coast Road after coastal flooding in January 2018.

Twenty-three councils around New Zealand refuse to sign climate change committment

Thames-Coromandel mayor says the push to sign up to a declaration on climate change is "politically charged and driven".

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The council said more evidence of man-made climate change is needed, but James Renwick disagrees.

Climate scientist says West Coast’s reason for rejecting Zero Carbon Bill isn’t genuine

"I don't think there's a shortage of understandable information out there about climate change," climate scientist James Renwick said.

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The Prime Minister made the comments on the Safeguarding Our Planet panel at the World Economic Forum.

A decade ago Jacinda Ardern was ‘roundly booed’ speaking about climate change, now the science is widely accepted

That's according to the PM, who spoke about the issue on a panel at the World Economic Forum.

Ocean temperatures are rising far faster than previously thought, report says

Scientists warn these temperatures are driving sea levels and helping to fuel more intense hurricanes.

Water supply shrinking globally, drought-like conditions to be the new normal, research shows

Australian-based study showed dry soil in catchment areas is soaking up most or world's rain.

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Millions of data points are creating a map of the past to help the future.

Robert Scott's weather logs give Kiwi scientists new insight on climate change

Weather logs from the explorer's final expedition to the South Pole are being used to predict future climates.

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1 NEWS’ Barbara Dreaver wraps a fantastic final day for the royals in Tonga.

Prince Harry's climate change plea: 'There cannot be any more excuses'

The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan were guests of honour at the Australian Geographic Society's annual awards to highlight the environment.

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This season alone, the number of cruise liners to visit New Zealand has increased by more than a third.

Cruise ships' air pollution sparks calls for Government to sign international rules

A lawyer says NZ is one of only two OECD countries that haven't signed an international shipping pollution agreement.

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Climate change and rising sea levels are a concern for many, none more so than on the West Coast, where the Sunday team went to investigate what is being done.

Can the sea be stopped? John Campbell visits the West Coast communities under threat

Climate change and rising sea levels are a concern for many, none more so than on the West Coast, where the Sunday team went to investigate what is being done.

Jacinda Ardern challenges world leaders to follow NZ’s ‘unashamedly ambitious’ climate change policies

"In New Zealand we are we determined to play our part," the PM told world leaders today.

Is New Zealand set for a long hot summer with more days at the beach? New study suggests years-long heatwave is on the way

Prediction is the result of a new statistical model using weather trends dating back over 100 years.

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