Tagged: Climate

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

Ken Ring pontificates on climate change - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 13, 2014

Ken Ring runs a business predicting the weather. Apparently in that sort of business, and with the clients he has, conflict with evidence-based science and scientists is good for business. So,  it isn’t not surprising to find him trolling the internet debating issues from weather and climate change to earthquakes. But his contribution to a recent debate on … … Continue reading … Read More

Poland or Coaland? Climate talks about to begin in Warsaw - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 10, 2013

Another year, another round of climate talks.  It’s the 19th Conference of Parties to the UN Climate Convention and we’re back in Poland, the scene of an almost complete non-event in 2008, the year before Copenhagen. It’s Eastern Europe’s turn to host another meeting, and nobody else was prepared to put their hand up, so […] … Read More

The Climate Show #35: elections, extremes and a big wind - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 19, 2013

We’re running a bit late with this one: recorded last week before the big wind left Gareth powerless for six days (a bit like Glenn’s PC), John Cook ruminates on the result of the Australian election, the boys marvel at the Mail’s myth making about Arctic sea ice, and look forward to the release of […] … Read More

A physicist speaks: Dessler on climate sensitivity – very unlikely to be less than 2ºC - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 05, 2013

There’s been much ado about climate sensitivity — the amount of warming we expect for a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere — in the last month or two. A couple of recent papers, and an expected slight adjustment to the likely range in the upcoming IPCC fifth report1, has led to speculation that we […] … Read More

Monckton's nightmare week in New Zealand - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 08, 2013

A week into his self-described “barnstorming” tour of New Zealand, arch-sceptic Christopher Monckton seems to be quietly licking his wounds after a string of farcical public and media appearances. The armchair climate change expert has in the past managed to stimulate discussion of climate science on his tours of New Zealand and Australia, even if he has been criticized for … Read More

April Fools and Agenda 21 - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 31, 2013

A few readers may already be aware that April Fool’s Day marks the launch of Christopher Monckton‘s speaking tour of New Zealand. It’s not arousing much interest in the media – probably because his declared attention is to propagate his … Continue reading → … Read More