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We publish a Newsletter from time to time, with news of ESR activities, articles and discussion on topics of interest.

The June 2018 Newsletter contains articles on:
 -  The new food: meet the startups racing to reinvent the meal
 -  UN data suggests that the world’s population will hit 11 billion by 2100
 -  Climate change to drive migration from island homes sooner than thought
 -  New technology could slash carbon emissions from aluminium production
 -  California’s global warming solutions
 -  Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses
 -  World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden
 -  Auckland University of Technology’s comments on the Low-emissions economy draft
report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission
 -  ESR papers available on-line


The February 2018 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - ‘Silver bullet’ to suck CO2 from air and halt climate change ruled out.
 - Climeworks Carbon Capture Plants
 - Carbfix
 - Aviation Biofuels & Shipping Emissions
 - Electric Vehicles
 - New York City’s Fossil Fuel Divestment
 - Emissions, Road User Charges and EVs – A Strategy: by ESR Member Cliff Turner
 - Extracts from UNFOLD ZERO Newsletter, 25 February 2018
 - Comment from the President: What can we do about Auckland’s recycling efforts?
 - ESR 15 March AGM Notice. The AGM is to be followed by discussions by Sir Alan
Mark and Rhys Williams on a Carbon Zero Act.

The November 2017 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - Trends that could beat global warming
 - World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice
 - Light rail along Dominion Road, Auckland
 - Do we want to get serious about NZ’s CO2 emissions from transport?
 - The US will become a net oil exporter within 10 years, says the IEA
 - New Zealand climate data
 - Wise Response submission to Productivity Commission.

The October 2017 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - Sea level rise
 - Floods
 - Big Carbon
 - NOAA Global CO2 June 2017
 - Emission budget and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 C
 - NASA: 2016 Global Temperature Increase 0.99C relative to 1951-1980 Average
 -  Electric Cars
 - Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016
 - Solar Power is Fastest Growing Source of New Energy

The July 2017 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - Extracts from "We are wasting the beautiful world we have been given"
 
- Extracts from Clive Hamilton’s “Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene”

 
- Plastic Waste
- Extracts from Skating on Thin Ice, Economist 29 April 2017
 - Generation Zero Launches Climate Act Initiative - NZ Climate Declaration
 
- North Island Main Trunk Line de-electrification.


The January 2017 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - Comment on moves towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
 - The warming Arctic
 - US Energy Production
 - Traditional car industry and climate change
 - Indian Firm makes carbon capture break-through
 - To deal with climate change we need a new financial system
 - (Un)Natural disasters: communicating linkages between extreme events and climate change
 - This is not normal - Climate researchers take to the streets to protect science
 - Nuclear weapons
 - UN moves towards a ban on nuclear weapons


The September 2016 Newsletter contains articles on:
 - A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster
 - G20 will blow the Paris climate targets - report
 - Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'.
 - The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age.
 - Letter from UN Assn NZ requesting help on implementation of the goals and targets of UN Sustainable Development Goals
 - Meeting Notice for ESR in Auckland on 20 October 2016.


The July 2016 Newsletter contains articles on
- New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions
- Global warming is already having major impacts
- What would a global increase of 1.5 C be like?
- Can we reduce CO2 emissions and grow the global economy?
- Electric vehicles
- Auckland Climate Change Forum Scoping meeting
- Carbon capture and storage
- Urban sprawl
- ESR Climate Change Papers update
- Engineers Without Borders annual conference.
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