Tuesday, 26 February 2013

NZ Risk Assessment

SYMPTOMS TOO SERIOUS TO IGNORE:
A CALL TO PARLIAMENT TO FACE UP TO NZ's CRITICAL RISKS

Invitation:  We would like to encourage you to support, in any way you can, an important initiative happening on the 8 March in Dunedin.  The attached poster and the programme below give details of the two events that day.  The Appeal, supported by 100 celebrated NZers, is also attached.  We would be pleased if you were able to send this notice on to any interested people and/or post the poster in some public place. Also, next week the website will be open for people to register their support and make a personal comment - www.wiseresponse.org.nz.

The issue: The links between global climate change, fossil fuel extraction and combustion, and a stable economy are deeply concerning.  Climate change (including extreme weather 'bombs') and other resource constraints threaten our ability to meet our environmental and social obligations for the next generation.   Today, most scientists believe critical “thresholds” are upon us, that the consequences are likely to be disastrous and irreversible if we do not make urgent fundamental changes. So far, successive NZ governments have failed to truly face up to such unprecedented threats to our collective security. We therefore call on the NZ  Parliament to dispassionately assess the risks in five priority areas and from those recommendations, design cross-party policies to avert any threats confirmed.




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