Tagged: global warming

A science-based carbon budget for New Zealand - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 19, 2016

By Dr George Preddey In my 17th submission to all MPs and other worthies on Budget Day, 20 May 2015 (Budget Day), I suggested alternative proposals for New Zealand’s climate change INDCs (intended nationally determined contributions).  These proposals dispensed with the pseudo-econometrics that characterised much of the discussion document and worked backwards from an essential goal of net carbon … Read More

Carbon trading and fraudulent credits: New Zealand’s dangerous game - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Apr 18, 2016

by Dr George Preddey [Ed: The Morgan Foundation today released a report examining New Zealand’s use of “fraudulent” carbon credits purchased from the Ukraine. This piece from physicist Dr George Preddey pre-dates the release of the Morgan Foundation report but covers the same ground and comes to the same conclusions…] It is self-evident to this physicist that applying a … Read More

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