Tagged: Climate

2015: The year in weather - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 12, 2016

The first in a summer series of posts from Crown research institute NIWA There were floods, tornados, fires and big waves in another year of big weather for New Zealand. NIWA climate scientists review the inclement highlights month by month. January Highest temperature 36.4°C, at Timaru on 16 January. Lowest temperature 0.4°C, at Lumsden on 21 January. Highest 1-day … Read More

Climate in 2015: El Nino’s indelible mark - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 12, 2016

NIWA has just released its climate summary for 2015 and it makes for some fascinating reading. No, it wasn’t a particularly hot year with an average temperature of 12.7°C  12.7 up 0.1°C on the long term average (1981-2010) and the 27th warmest annual temperature recorded since the “seven station series” records began in 1909. By way of comparison, 2015 was Australia’s fifth warmest year … Read More

Tangata Whenua – changing science, changing history - Unsorted

Lynley Hargreaves May 27, 2015

Climate science may be fundamentally changing our view of how humans settled New Zealand and of how pre-European Māori culture changed. Australian National University Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson FRSNZ tells us how science as a whole is an important part of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, which charts Māori history from ancient origins to the 21st century. Read More

“Real” experts’ on climate change? Really? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 26, 2014

The Heartland Institute has produced a new propaganda poster on climate change. Here it is: And this is what they say about it: This poster presents clear and undeniable evidence that the debate is not over. Looking out from this poster are 58 real experts on the causes and consequences of climate change. Each of them … … Continue reading … Read More

Weather and water in New Zealand – where do our storms come from? - Waiology

Waiology Oct 13, 2014

By James Renwick New Zealand sits astride the middle latitudes in western Pacific Ocean, exposed to wind and weather from all quarters. Yet we do not usually receive our rain and storms from all quarters. Because the flow of the winds is normally from the west, most of the rain New Zealand experiences arrives from somewhere to the west or … Read More