Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

I was surfing through radio stations on my cellphone a couple of weeks ago while sitting on the bus and I heard the words “climate change refugee.” I stopped on the station from which these words rang out which unfortunately happened to be radio talkback station NewsTalkZB. Yeah, I know: why on Earth I did … More Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

There is an elite new rich club on the party scene in New Zealand. They are calling themselves the Fulltimer Society and, as much as I can gather, this club of young people is a hybrid of The YaYa Club, another more well-known rich society with a higher profile and membership. The Fulltimer Society was … More In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

One example of someone who “made it” against “all odds” is not proof that inequality does not exist

Fame and fortune is often more a genetic accident and a series of lucky breaks than hard worked-for success and triumph; inherited wealth creates opportunity that some of us can only dream of. … More One example of someone who “made it” against “all odds” is not proof that inequality does not exist

When people get more upset about Greenpeace activists scaling parliament than the millions of people who will be killed in climate-related disasters, we have a problem

When people are more offended and outraged by activists destroying property or ‘scaling it’ than the very thing they are protesting – the destruction of communities, of people’s lives, of the entire planet – you know, we not only have a problem with our collective perspective. We have a problem with our own humanity. … More When people get more upset about Greenpeace activists scaling parliament than the millions of people who will be killed in climate-related disasters, we have a problem