Tagged: co2

Limiting warming to 1.5 °C, we can do it – scientists - News

John Kerr Sep 19, 2017

The global warming limit set at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit is still possible, say scientists, but we need to redouble our efforts if the Earth’s atmosphere is to limbo under the ambitious boundary. In an article published today in Nature Geoscience an international team of climate scientists reports a re-assessment of complex Earth System Models. Crunching the numbers in light of new … Read More

What will the world actually look like at 1.5°C of warming? - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 19, 2016

By Richard Betts, University of Exeter The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense. As temperatures rise, sooner or later … Read More

Climate and the rise and fall of civilisations: a lesson from the past - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 11, 2015

Andrew Glikson, Australian National University 2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, beating the previous record set only in 2014. It is also likely to be the first year the global average temperature reaches 1℃ above pre-industrial temperatures (measured from 1880 – 1899). Global warming is raising temperatures, and this year’s El Niño … Read More

Monday mirth: Ken Ring reinvents botany, geology, and the oil business - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2013

Sometimes the best way to start the week is with a good laugh — an eruptive bellow, in my case. Do not read any further while handling or consuming hot drinks, because it’s that man again: NZ’s favourite astrologer, “moon man” Ken Ring, reinventing science (again) in service of his weird view of the world. […] … Read More

Welcome to the Carbon COP - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 18, 2013

The first week here at the climate talks in Warsaw kicked off with the super typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines in a terrible tragedy, brought into the meeting by the country’s lead negotiator Seb Yano, whose fast has been joined by many from civil society. The plight of his people has been a rallying call […] … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: The carbon team - Field Work

Guest Work Feb 14, 2013

By Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) and Helen Bostock (Marine Geologist, NIWA) Date: 12/02/2013 Location: 60.792084°S, 139.818669°E Weather: Windy 30-40 knots (55-75 km/hour) Sea State: 6 – 7 m swells Kate Berry running alkalinity samples. [Helen Bostock]We managed a couple of CTDs overnight and then a short steam to the next station. The weather has … Read More

Why measure carbon budgets in NZ peat wetlands? - Waiology

Waiology Jan 31, 2013

By Dave Campbell In 1769 Captain James Cook’s Endeavour anchored at the mouth of the Waihou River near the present-day town of Thames. Cook’s naturalist, Joseph Banks, was impressed by the evident resources within the vast swamp forest that covered the lower Hauraki Plains: …The Noble timber, of which there is such an abundance, would furnish plenty of materials either … Read More

Climate Show New Year podcast special: where it’s at and where it’s going - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 05, 2013

Here’s the podcast you’ve all been waiting for — The Climate Show New Year special. Glenn and Gareth review the big climate stories of 2012, discuss at the big picture post Doha, and peek into their transcontinental Skype-powered crystal ball to prognosticate on the next 12 months. The three sections were recorded shortly before Christmas [...] … Read More