Climate: Explained

Climate explained: why is the Arctic warming faster than other parts of the world?

Guest Author Jun 02, 2021

  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 What is Arctic amplification? Do we know what is causing this phenomenon? What effects is it … Read More

Climate explained: is natural gas really cheaper than renewable electricity?

Guest Author May 19, 2021

    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 The government wants us to phase out fossil fuels. Yet natural gas is much cheaper for … Read More

Climate explained: when Antarctica melts, will gravity changes lift up land and lower sea levels?

Robert McLachlan May 04, 2021

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’ve heard the gravity changes when Antarctica melts will lower the seas around New Zealand. Will that save … Read More

Climate explained: rising carbon emissions (probably) won’t make the Earth uninhabitable

Guest Author Apr 07, 2021

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 Even with all humanity’s carbon emissions to date, there’s a lot less carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere … Read More

What would happen if we cut down the Amazon rainforest?

Guest Author Nov 18, 2020

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 What would happen if we cut down the entire Amazon rainforest? Could it be replaced by an equal … Read More

Why do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs?

Guest Author Nov 11, 2020

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 do humans instinctively reject evidence contrary to their beliefs? Do we understand why and how people … Read More

Does a delay in COP26 climate talks hit our efforts to reduce carbon emissions?

Guest Author Oct 14, 2020

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 Will the delay of the COP26 UN climate negotiations impact international action to decarbonise? Would catch-up … Read More