Hamilton, New Zealand - Events Local News Contact
What do global risks mean for NZ's wellbeing?
By Wise Response NZ / southernenergyandresilience.wordpress.com
Mar 4, 2014

‘Wise Response’ is Seeking Your Support for Parliament to Endorse a Risk Assessment for New Zealand Via our Avaaz petition:

Almost daily credible new reports suggesting our “global village” is coming under increasing stress from worrying underlying environmental, social and economic trends that are largely ignored by our politicians.

At the same time, we know our country is heavily dependent on oil, globalized supply chains, distant markets, a stable global financial situation and reliable access to resources, including a livable climate. As complexity grows and stress increases, so too does the risk of failure somewhere in this support system.

More specifically we are worried about trends in climate, energy and financial security, by how resilient our business sector is, by the precarious state of our environmental and social well-being, and the legacy we may be leaving our children. We are concerned that Parliament has not prepared for such risks to our national security, especially as a crisis in any one of these would likely destabilise the others.

Instead of keeping our heads in the sand, our group “Wise Response” is calling on Parliament to commit to a quantitative cross-party risk assessment of how and exactly where it is exposed to these threats as a rational and integrated basis for sound planning. We see the process as inclusive and unifying.

As part of building publicity for this intiative, our plea has been backed by a raft of prominent New Zealanders including Dame Anne Salmond, Sir Lloyd Geering, Bryan Gould, Te Radar, Tim Hazledine, Chris Trotter, Neville Peat, Anton Oliver, Hoani Langsbury, Morgan Williams, Janet Stephenson, Peter Barrett, Fiona Farrell, Keri Hulme, Wayne Smith, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Gerry Te Kapa Coates, Chris Laidlaw, and many others, including 20+ organisations.

But now we are seeking your support. Parliament needs to hear loudly and clearly that there is popular support – even demand – for them to confront and assess these critical threats.

So add your name to the petition that we are going to present to Parliament on Wednesday April 9 from 1.00p.m. and please come and support the handover of the petition if you can. The full programme is available at http://bit.ly/wr-submissionnews.

button(3).png

OTHER ACTION YOU CAN TAKE:

Share our website and facebook page to raise the profile of our appeal: http://bit.ly/wiseresponse and http://bit.ly/wiseresponse-facebook

Read the full text of the appeal and the full list of 100 original signatories on our website: http://bit.ly/wiseresponse

Come to the presentation of the Appeal to Parliament to show your support in person. 1:00pm, on Wednesday 9th April 2014, in the grounds of Parliament, opposite Seddon Statue. http://bit.ly/wr-submissionnews

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Watch the 45 min talk given by Sir Alan Mark over the last year all over the country, presenting the case for the appeal: http://bit.ly/wiseresponsetalk

Listen to the 12 minute ‘Our Changing World’ episode in which the Wise Response appeal is explored, through interviews with 3 of its founding members: http://bit.ly/wiseresponse-ocw

 

Thanks for your attention and support of this critical matter!

The Wise Response Team

0.0 ·
0
Trending Today
What Happens When You Rebel Against the Herd
Sofo Archon · 15,461 views today · Are You Truly Living Your Life? You live, but are you living the way you want to live, or the way others want you to live? You choose, but are your choices based on...
10 Words Every Girl Should Learn
Soraya Chemaly · 13,303 views today · "Stop interrupting me."  "I just said that." "No explanation needed." In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My...
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
George Lakey · 8,668 views today · Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong
6 min · 4,175 views today · What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. This video is adapted from Johann Hari's New York Times best-selling book 'Chasing...
Artificial Ethics and the Search for Intelligence
5 min · 3,339 views today · How to stop a robot turning evil.  It's 2027 and Mental Endeavours Ltd has a problem with their flagship robot Günther. How do you program an intelligent machine not to...
How a Lack of Touch Is Destroying Men
Mark Green · 3,218 views today · Why Men Need More Platonic Touch in their Lives
The Coming War on China
John Pilger · 2,425 views today · A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an...
Murdoch and Trump, Sitting at the Tee, S-C-H-E-M-I-N-G
Frankie Boyle · 2,238 views today · Say what you like about Donald Trump but he's already done things people said were impossible, like made Twitter worse. Looking back, the Harambe situation is the closest...
Real Underground Kingdom That Has Existed for Millions of Years Went Unnoticed, Until Recently...
Kid Krunk · 1,459 views today · 28 Stunning Photos Of The World’s Largest Cave
Without Saying a Word This 6 Minute Clip From Samsara Will Make You Speechless
6 min · 1,434 views today · Can you put this video into words? It's a clip from the phenomenal documentary Samsara, directed by Ron Fricke, who also made Baraka.  If you're interested in watching...
Two Ways to Build Global Community
Dan Hind · 1,219 views today · A platform co-operative approach to information, rather than the models of Facebook and legacy media, provide reason for optimism, writes Dan Hind.
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain · 1,117 views today · Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months...
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley · 1,063 views today · This is easily the best comic strip ever made.  Pabl
What Would It Take to Stop the Raids?
CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective · 864 views today · Responding Effectively to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Attacks
Philippine Vigils Against Vigilantes - The Reign of Terror in the President's War on Drugs
7 min · 794 views today · The war on drugs waged by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken more than 7,000 lives since its inception. It took the killing of a South Korean businessman by police...
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad · 759 views today · Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name instances or patterns of oppressive behaviour and...
System Change Will Not Be Negotiated
Nnimmo Bassey · 747 views today · We frequently hear calls for system change, at public mobilisations, in conference halls and even in negotiation halls. The calls come as slogans, they come in anger and they...
A Hauntingly Beautiful Short Film About Life and Death
5 min · 664 views today · The Life of Death is a touching handdrawn animation about the day Death fell in love with Life.
Simple Social Experiment Shows We Are More Than The Boxes People Put Us In
3 min · 664 views today · We live in a time where we are quick to put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think?
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min · 577 views today · "The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace." "Where are you? Where are you, little girl with broken wings but full...
Load More
What's Next
Like us on Facebook?
What do global risks mean for NZ's wellbeing?