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Cross-Party Parliamentarians’ Group Calls for Focus on Population Issues in ETS Review
Wellington, 9 April 2009: Gender, sexual and reproductive health, and other population issues need to be at the heart of addressing climate change, including the current Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Review Dr Jackie Blue, Chair, and Hon Steve Chadwick, Vice Chair, of the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) will be briefing colleagues today as follow-up to their NZPPD written submission to the ETS Review Committee.
“There is increasing recognition around the world that these issues are vital to address in mitigating and adapting to climate change. New Zealand cannot afford to ignore this”, says Dr Jackie Blue.
The NZPPD submission states that there are fundamental and powerful differences in the way women and men: contribute to climate change; are impacted by climate change; their capacities to cope with and adapt to climate change; and their access and participation in decision making on climate change.
It is a widely accepted fact that climate change will impact worst on the poorest and most vulnerable. Women comprise 70% of those living below the poverty line around the globe. People who heavily rely on local natural resources for their livelihood are and will be severely impacted by climate change. Again, women disproportionately feature in this group. There is also much evidence that the disadvantaged position of women means greater difficulty in coping with natural disasters, and such disasters are increasingly being linked to climate change.
For the rest of the press release, go here.
Global Warming or Global Governance? by Dr Michael Coffman, PhD
The New Zealand Herald is asking for your views on this topic here:
Tell them what you think.
It states: “Army heads are calling for recruits from the armed forces to man an anti-terror squad responsible for domestic security.
A defence source last night said the recruitment drive was prompted by “a surge in the global war on terrorism”.
The unit would also be responsible for dealing with any security threats at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Does NZ need an ‘anti-terror’ squad?”
Uncensored reply: “The New Zealand people do not need an anti-terror squad. The attacks of 7/7, 9/11, Oklahoma City and numerous other terror attacks have been proven to be inside jobs and have been used to justify the setting up of a police state, surveillance grid and invade countries for oil. Even the BBC series ‘The Power of Nightmares’ revealed that the so-called “War on Terror” is a scam. People need to ask themselves what the purpose of this squad really is. Does it have something to do with the elite bankers’ call for a New World Order? Does government need this squad because they are expecting resistance to what they have planned for us and want the army to protect themselves?
Related: Recruiting for NZ anti-terror squad & Rugby World Cup 2011
I do not like the so called energy saving bulbs (fluroscent ones) as they are near impossible to deal with, to dispose of as our Target TV programme pointed out here a while ago. And i have heard of some people being allergic to them too. I personally do not like the glare that they give off.
Anyway, i see in today’s Herald that the NZ Govt is going to go the way of the USA (again!!!) and give us no choice of what lightbulbs we wish to use! As our NZ Govt is gonna outlaw the normal bulb by end of next year!!!!!
Anna De Jonge of the Patients Rights Advocacy (Waikato Inc) advises:
Our next education day will be Sunday 17 August, 2008.
at the Hamilton Garden, Cobham Drive Hamilton. Starting at 9.30 am.
We are showing International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology Conference,
“The Conscience of Psychiatry” DVDs 2006 –
Health Freedom has just spent two days with a stand at the Natural
Therapies Expo in Auckland held by an Australian promotions group.
There were several large Australian manufacturers and exhibitors
there. We had some very positive outcomes and encouraging encounters.
We learnt many things: