Tagged: climate change

New Zealand and Australia – warmest decade on record - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 06, 2010

New Zealand and Australia experienced their warmest periods in the decade just closed since records began according to data released by NIWA and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology. While 2009 was slightly cooler overall than the 1971 – 2000 average, says NIWA, the decade was still the warmest, followed by the 1980s, the 1970s and the 1990s, in that order. Read More

Australian media on a mission to make scientists look dodgy - Science Life

Rebecca McLeod Dec 21, 2009

Yesterday 895,000 Australians (and this one Kiwi) woke up to the headline “HOPES FADE IN COPENHAGEN, RISE ON THE REEF” in a national newspaper. As one who is always up for a bit of optimism I began reading… but by the second line my hopes were somewhat dashed: “Scientists ‘crying wolf’ over coral”. This front page story reported the … Read More

Where are all the Kiwis at Copenhagen? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 12, 2009

UPDATE: The Sunday Star Times ran a story today quoting New Zealand businesses that are disappointed they have been excluded from the official New Zealand delegation. Well that’s too bad, but why aren’t these companies involved in their own right in the discussions rather than depending on the Government to get them a seat at the table? Every … Read More

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