Tagged: arctic

The Climate Show #8: Kevin Trenberth and our shaky future - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2011

The Climate Show returns with a packed show, featuring one of the world’s best known climate scientists, NZ-born, Colorado-based Dr Kevin Trenberth — star of the Climategate “where’s the missing heat” emails. He’s been in New Zealand to visit family (experiencing the Christchurch quake in the process) and to attend a conference, and his comments [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #6: Monckton and the iron in the ocean - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 03, 2011

A very wide ranging Climate Show this week, with Dr Philip Boyd of NIWA and Otago University explaining why fertilising the oceans to soak up more carbon is not likely to be our “get out of jail free” card, John Cook of Skeptical Science introducing the new Monckton Myths section of the site, plus interesting [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #3: Cancún and cooling - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2010

Climate talks heat up in Mexico, snow blankets Britain and much of Europe, and The Climate Show is at the heart of the action. Glenn and Gareth set the scene for COP16 in Cancún and then interview Oxfam NZ’s Barry Coates at the conference to find out how things are shaping up. Gareth explores the [...] … Read More

The gas almost works (more methane) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 27, 2010

Atmospheric methane levels continued to increase in 2009, the World Meteorological Organisation’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (summary PDF) confirmed this week. Methane averaged 1803 ppb over the year, up 5 ppb on 2008, and now contributes 18.1% of the radiative forcing caused by current greenhouse gas levels. The Bulletin suggests that “likely causes were above [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #2: Oreskes and the Merchants of Doubt - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 19, 2010

Cracking episode of The Climate Show this week, featuring a must-listen interview with Naomi Oreskes discussing the background to her book Merchants of Doubt. The people who attacked her 2004 paper on the scientific consensus about global warming didn’t know what they were letting themselves in for. Also in the show: excellent infographics, Arctic warming [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #1 (Astral Express) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 04, 2010

[Video] The Climate Show comes out of beta testing today, with the release of the first full show, code-named Astral Express after the yacht that kiwi yachtsman Graeme Kendall sailed through the North West Passage in record time a couple of months ago. Graeme’s our star guest, but we’re also pleased to welcome to the [...] … Read More

Buffoons in arms: Goddard joins Monckton at SPPI - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 30, 2010

Oh frabjous day! Steven Goddard is joining “potty peer” Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley as one of the slithy toves contributing to the Science and Public Policy Institute‘s never-ending stream of climate denier propaganda, and on the evidence of his first “paper” he will be a valuable* addition to the team. The SPPI pantheon is [...] … Read More

The Climate Show: Beta 1 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 26, 2010

[Video] Introducing The Climate Show, the first (beta 1) stab at a web-based “radio with pictures” programme about climate news science, policy, politics and solutions. It’s the brainchild of KIWI FM’s Radio Wammo breakfast host Glenn Williams, one of the most innovative young broadcasters in New Zealand, and he’s roped me in to add, er, [...] … Read More

Arctic report card 2010: a one-way trip to warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 25, 2010

Last week NOAA released the 2010 update of its Arctic Report Card, covering the 2009/10 winter season and 2010 summer sea ice minimum. It makes for sobering reading. Greenland experienced record high temperatures, ice melt and glacier area loss, sea ice extent was the third lowest in the satellite record, and Arctic snow cover duration [...] … Read More