Climate: Explained

Climate explained: is New Zealand losing or gaining native forests?

Guest Author Jul 15, 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 In recent decades, has New Zealand lost forest (both native and exotic) or gained it, courtesy of … Read More

Climate explained: how the IPCC reaches scientific consensus on climate change

Guest Author Jul 05, 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 When we say there’s a scientific consensus that human-produced greenhouse gases are causing climate change, what does that … Read More

Climate explained: could biofuels replace all fossil fuels in New Zealand?

Guest Author Jun 21, 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   Could biofuels replace all fossil fuels in New Zealand? What are the economic and climate benefits and … Read More

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