Tagged: greenhouse gases

No silver bullet for agricultural emissions, says Environment Commissioner - News

John Kerr Oct 19, 2016

New Zealanders need to work together to tackle the “complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture,” warns the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in a new report.  The report Climate change and agriculture: Understanding the biological greenhouse gases, released today, aims to tease out various issues in the fraught area of biological emissions and signpost solutions. “In a way, my report … Read More

Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps - Guest Work

Guest Work Oct 17, 2016

By Michael Battaglia, CSIRO When Canadian farmer Joe Dorgan noticed about 11 years ago that cattle in a paddock by the sea were more productive than his other cows, he didn’t just rediscover an Ancient Greek and Icelandic practice. While the Ancient Greeks didn’t have to contend with global warming, it turns out that this practice could … Read More

What are we waiting for? the fantasy of carbon neutral growth of aviation emissions - Hot Topic

Guest Work Sep 30, 2016

In this guest post, the ‘stop flying’ Wellington lawyer Tom Bennion writes about the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) proposals for ‘carbon-neutral’ growth of greenhouse gas emissions from the fast-growing aviation industry. New Zealand parents often tell their children not to eat too many sweets. Our primary schools spend a lot of time talking about suitable … Read More

Scientists and fossil fuel subsidies - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 08, 2015

As we progress through week two of the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, fossil fuel subsidies and financing the developing world to lower its carbon emissions have been major talking points. Both involve billions of dollars, pools of investment that appear increasingly at odds with each other as the parties in Paris pursue a deal to combat dangerous climate change. Last … Read More

How mixed-age air bubbles ‘smear’ the climate record - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Jun 18, 2014

Victoria University’s Dr Ruzica Dadic It may be as slow as watching paint dry, but measuring how fast air bubbles move through slices of ice is far from boring. The slow sublimation of gas bubbles under a temperature gradient in ice cores tells Victoria University’s Dr Ruzica Dadic a complex story about how much we might be missing … Read More

'Censored' IPCC summary reveals jockeying for key UN climate talks - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 24, 2014

By David Stern, Australian National University In the wake of this month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on ways to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, accusations began to fly in the media that the report had been censored by governments. Are these accusations true? Well no, not exactly. Parts were edited out of … Read More