Climate: Explained

Why countries don’t count emissions from goods they import

Guest Author May 28, 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 would like to know if New Zealand’s carbon emissions of 0.17% include emissions produced from products manufactured … Read More

Why we need to focus on increased consumption as much as population growth

Guest Author May 20, 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 Almost every threat to modern humanity can be traced simply to our out-of-control population growth (think about arable … Read More

What caused major climate change in the past?

Guest Author May 13, 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 Earth had several periods of high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and high temperatures over the last … Read More

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Why higher carbon dioxide levels aren’t good news, even if some plants grow faster

Guest Author Apr 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 If carbon dioxide levels were to double, how much increase in plant growth would this cause? How much of … Read More

Which countries are likely to meet their Paris Agreement targets

Robert McLachlan Dec 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 Which countries in the world have met or bettered their Paris Agreement targets? Robert McLachlan, Massey University The … Read More

Seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals

Guest Author Dec 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 was in Switzerland recently and discovered that they haven’t had any landfill since the early 2000s, because … Read More

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How climate change will affect food production and security

Guest Author Dec 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 According to the United Nations, food shortages are a threat due to climate change. Are food shortages a … Read More

How much does flying contribute to climate change?

Shaun Hendy Nov 27, 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 How much does our use of air travel contribute to the problem of climate change? And is it more damaging … Read More

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Why coastal floods are becoming more frequent as seas rise

Guest Author Nov 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 I saw an article claiming that “king tides” will increase in frequency as sea level … Read More

How growth in population and consumption drives planetary change

Guest Author Nov 13, 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 The growth of the human population over the last 70 years has exploded from 2 billion to nearly … Read More

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