Climate: Explained

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

Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions?

Guest Author Oct 07, 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 Q: Does building and expanding motorways really reduce congestion and emissions, or does it increase it? Simon Kingham, … Read More

Are consumers willing to pay more for climate-friendly products?

Guest Author Sep 30, 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 I’m seeing quite a few “climate-friendly” products at the supermarket. Are consumers willing to pay more for … Read More

Humans have dealt with plenty of climate variability

Guest Author Sep 23, 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 How much climate variability have humans dealt with since we evolved and since we started settling (Neolithic … Read More

Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?

Guest Author Sep 16, 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 is the impact of temperature increases in the tropics? How likely is it that regions along … Read More

Methane is short-lived in the atmosphere but leaves long-term damage

Guest Author Sep 09, 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 Methane is a shorter-lived greenhouse gas – why do we average it out over 100 years? By … Read More

Sunspots do affect our weather, a bit, but not as much as other things

Guest Author Sep 02, 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 Are we headed for a period with lower Solar activity, i.e. sunspots? How long will it last? … Read More

Why does geothermal electricity count as renewable?

Guest Author Aug 12, 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 Geothermal electricity produces emissions but is categorised with wind and solar power as a renewable source of power. Read More