Tagged: global warming

February’s global temperature spike is a wake-up call - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 17, 2016

Steve Sherwood, UNSW Australia and Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Global temperatures for February showed a disturbing and unprecedented upward spike. It was 1.35℃ warmer than the average February during the usual baseline period of 1951-1980, according to NASA data. This is the largest warm anomaly of any month since records began … Read More

Groser: I’ll be gobsmacked if climate talks fail - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 11, 2015

Outgoing Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser says he’ll be “gob-smacked” if the COP21 climate talks fail to deliver a new accord. He spoke to New Zealand Herald reporterJamie Morton in Paris about his hopes for a deal, New Zealand’s position and leaving politics. We’ve got a New Zealand delegation here that includes both Labour and the Greens. Is this … Read More

Will the Paris agreement side with the angels? - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Dec 11, 2015

One of the most beautiful things I saw on my facebook feed last week were some angels at Republique, the scene of the attacks last month.  Those same angels appeared at the entrance to the UN zone at the climate talks out at Le Bourget the other day as we walked into the centre. Today it was the Greenpeace polar bear, … Read More

COP21: The latest - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Dec 02, 2015

Here you’ll find links to posts from our various Sciblogs contributors and guest posters as well as to reports from New Zealand Herald science reporter Jamie Morton and RNZ political reporter Chris Bramwell, who are both at the COP21 meeting in Paris. Sciblogs News – Paris agreement settled Guest Work – Good deal or bad? Emotional turmoil … Read More

Sheep guts - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 04, 2015

Exciting new developments over in the Ag Sciences area: new compounds to cut livestock methane emissions.This week researchers at the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Conference announced that they had identified several promising compounds which could cut livestock emissions. The compounds inhibit the activity of methane-producing bacteria that live in the gut of sheep and cows.Speaking to Radio … 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