Climate: Explained

Why are climate change skeptics often right-wing conservatives?

Guest Author Sep 20, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Why are climate change skeptics often right-wing conservatives? Yu Luo, University of British Columbia; Jiaying Zhao, University … Read More

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Why we won’t be heading into an ice age any time soon

Guest Author Sep 18, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz When I studied climate in my university geography course in the 1960s, I am sure we were … Read More

How different crops or trees help strip carbon dioxide from the air

Guest Author Sep 17, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Would it be helpful to undertake a nationwide and coordinated mass planting of trees and plants that are … Read More

Why carbon dioxide has such outsized influence on Earth’s climate

Guest Author Sep 16, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz I heard that carbon dioxide makes up 0.04% of the world’s atmosphere. Not 0.4% or 4%, but 0.04%! … Read More

Regenerative farming can help grow food with less impact

Guest Author Sep 11, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz I would like to know to what extent regenerative agriculture practices could play a role in reducing carbon … Read More

Why your backyard lawn doesn’t help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Guest Author Sep 04, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz I read somewhere that 1,000 square metres of grass absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide that one … Read More

How emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future

Guest Author Aug 28, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Would you please explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) works in simple terms? Who pays and … Read More

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Why we need to cut emissions as well as prepare for impacts

Guest Author Aug 21, 2019

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz First, let’s accept climate change is happening and will have major negative impacts on New Zealand. Second, let’s also … Read More

Why plants don’t simply grow faster with more carbon dioxide in air

Guest Author Aug 16, 2019

Climate: Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Carbon dioxide is a fertiliser for plants, so if its concentration increases in the atmosphere then plants will grow … Read More