Tagged: Adaptation

When warming burns… - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 19, 2010

Severe risks to human health will accompany the disturbed global climate which comes with global warming. We have only to consider the consequences of the heat waves, the flooding, the African droughts, of recent times to be alerted to that. Our experiences of climate change in New Zealand are unlikely to reach such extreme levels, [...] … Read More

Farming’s future in NZ: adapt or decline - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 14, 2010

How will our land-based primary industries manage the climate changes ahead? That’s the question addressed by chapter 3 in Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand (pdf download here). The general impression given is that they won’t fare too badly provided appropriate adaptive measures are taken. The chapter, contributed by a team of nine, reports on [...] … Read More

Things to come: adapting to climate change in NZ - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 05, 2010

When I first began to realise what a serious matter climate change was I found it difficult to get interested in adaptation. It sounded to me like acceptance of something that should be resisted. And I disliked the bland voices claiming that the effects of global warming would be easily adapted to if not positively [...] … Read More

What’s the world got in store (first reprise) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 02, 2010

A book based on the proceedings (or a good chunk of them) of last year’s Managing the unavoidable conference on climate change adaptation in New Zealand are now available online as Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand: Future scenarios and some sectoral perspectives from the NZ Climate Change Centre. Not the snappiest of titles, but [...] … Read More

Fab four: ways to meet the climate challenge - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 08, 2009

Yet another pre-Copenhagen report has been released, this time  jointly from the influential Center for American Progress, the progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, President Clinton’s former chief of staff,  and the United Nations Foundation, the body founded with Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift in 1998 to support UN causes and activities. Meeting the [...] … Read More