Tagged: climate change

Climate debate by TV text poll – no contest - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 09, 2009

TVNZ’s Close Up show last night reverted to the reliable old Wishart vs Morgan set-up to frame a piece about Copenhagen and whether humans are contributing to climate change. You may recall a similar match-up on climate sceptic Leighton Smith’s Newstalk ZB show around the time Morgan launched his book Poles Apart. Only this one … Read More

Our emissions profile at a glance - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 05, 2009

The Press and the Dominion Post have already run their pre-Copenhagen features, today it was the turn of the New Zealand Herald. One feature of today’s coverage was a Herald graphic developed by seasoned Herald designers Richard Dale and Andrew Louis, which breaks down the emissions profile of New Zealand. I have the original MfE chart the graphic … Read More

A+ for Australian Marine Scientists - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Dec 04, 2009

The Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card Australia 2009 has just been released. Hiding behind the long-winded name is an excellent resource - a website-based state-of-knowledge of how climate change is likely to affect Australia's marine life, with expert opinions from more than 70 marine scientists across the country. Read More

Climate change: 10 ideas to save the planet - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 02, 2009

Channel 4 News with the assistance of my colleagues at the Science Media Centre in London, approached the scientific community in the UK to get their views on how best to tackle climate change. Here’s what Channel 4 News asked scientists: “What idea, policy or technology holds the greatest promise for tackling climate change?” Their answers: … Read More

Climate change: The science explained in simple terms - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 25, 2009

I’ve been looking for a good, easy to read document outlining the latest climate science research and putting it in context for Copenhagen and I think I’ve found it. Today in Sydney, the Climate Change Research Centre, a unit of the University of New South Wales, released The Copenhagen Diagnosis. It’s free to download or view … Read More

Saturday science coverage – two thumbs up for the Herald and the Listener - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 21, 2009

Between the Weekend Herald and the latest issue of the New Zealand Listener which just arrived in my mailbox, there’s enough coverage to suggest there’s a dedicated group of journalists operating in the New Zealand media committed to decent reporting on the big science-related issues facing society. First, take Chris Barton’s piece on the issue of mobile phones … Read More

Bjorn Lomborg’s op-ed sense and non-science - Crikey Creek

Daniel Collins Nov 12, 2009

Bjorn Lomborg, noted climate change contrarian, has a point. Climate change is not the only hazard to worry about. But his arguments don’t always hold water, particularly in terms of water resources. In a series of Wall Street Journal op-eds leading up to the Copenhagen climate change meeting, Bjorn Lomborg is interviewing ’ordinary people’ about their views of climate change. Read More