Dr. Mike Joy, a freshwater ecologist and science communicator, is one of NZ’s foremost public scientists.

His fearless criticism of the dairy industry’s egregious pollution of our waterways sparked a national discussion on our “clean, green” international image and was a significant factor in the last election.

Here is his short – but compelling – overview of the issues facing NZ and the world as we collide with the limits to growth that were first identified in the early 1970’s.