Tagged: co2

Antarctic Voyage: The carbon team - Field Work

Guest Author 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

Brother, can you spare $3.10 for a tonne of carbon dioxide? - Hot Topic

Mr February Oct 18, 2012

In which Mr February (aka Simon Johnson) looks at the uselessness of the report of the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, people begging on Lambton Quay in Wellington, and the fact that the spot price for a tonne of carbon dioxide is the same […] … Read More

Bad news but great pictures: dating NZ’s shrinking glaciers shows strong link between ice loss and CO2 increases - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 13, 2012

Here’s a superb video from the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History, showing how NZ and US scientists are examining the precise timing of glacier advances and retreats in the Mackenzie country around Lake Pukaki using surface exposure dating. Like all good geologists they use big hammers and small explosives to [...] … Read More

Moon-walking with due legal process to a very hot place – Neil Armstrong, coal mining & global warming - Hot Topic

Mr February Aug 30, 2012

On the same day as the death of Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to step onto the Moon, became public, the NZ High Court moonwalked its way to an off-the-world moment. It decided that greenhouse gas emissions and global warming are off-limits in the planning for an open cast coal mine. That’s as just as [...] … Read More

NZ in Durban: delegation gone mad? Or just business as usual? - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Dec 05, 2011

It’s getting embarrassing here in Durban. I’ve had a veritable flood of people come up to me in recent days saying things like “what the hell is your government doing?” The NZ Government has been pretty bad in these negotiations over the last few years, but things appear to have taken a turn for the [...] … Read More

The gullible leading the credulous (with a sting in the tale) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 03, 2011

One for the “It would be big news if it were true” file — according to John O’Sullivan (see So Many Lies — And The Liar Who Tells Them) a Japanese satellite has discovered that CO2 emissions from the world’s least developed countries are greater than from industrial nations. Here’s how he describes the discovery [...] … Read More