Tagged: Gluckman

Gluckman gets it wrong: being alarmed is not alarmist - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 13, 2013

On Sunday morning, Radio NZ National’s Chris Laidlaw interviewed the PM’s science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman regarding his recent report on the likely future impacts of climate change on New Zealand. In an intelligent interview it was good to hear the report being given more prolonged and thoughtful attention than the initial news items about […] … Read More

New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans: new Gluckman report out today - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 01, 2013

The Prime Minister’s science advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, today released a new report looking at the probable impacts of climate change in New Zealand over the next 40 years. The report, New Zealand’s Changing Climate and Oceans: The impact of human activity and implications for the future (pdf) is: … intended to update the public […] … Read More

Communicating complex and post-normal science to the policy maker and the public — lessons from New Zealand - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 04, 2012

My title is the title of Prof. Peter Gluckman’s guest lecture to the Wolfram Institute, Durham University (UK) on January 22nd, available online as a PDF file. As a teaser to encourage readers to explore it, I’ve excerpted some passages below and in some cases offering my own thoughts. There’s much there that … Read More

Gluckman tells Auckland to get cracking - Stick

Peter Kerr Jan 17, 2012

In giving a push/shove as Auckland as an innovation or knowledge city, chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman reckons the country could expect area like industrial design and digital and media research to have a high presence. In his ‘Auckland … Continue reading → … Read More

Stalking horse comments on innovative Auckland — Gluckman - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 13, 2011

There’s a certain amount of stalking horse-ishness to Sir Peter Gluckman’s recent ‘Auckland conversation’ (formerly known as Mayoral Conversations; speakers of repute). As the chief science advisor, Gluckman’s past kite-flying thoughts on research and other matters have generally preceded government … Continue reading → … Read More

Human stupidity and the NZ election (Heigh ho! Heigh ho!) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 23, 2011

I’ve been writing about climate science and policy for the last five years, and taking an interest in the subject for far longer, but I’ve seldom read more depressing news than Fiona Harvey’s Guardian article last week — Rich nations ‘give up’ on new climate treaty until 2020. According to Harvey, expectations for the UN [...] … Read More

Woohoo – The Most Trusted New Zealanders … - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 20, 2011

… are scientists, at least according to information released by the Readers Digest and reported on Breakfast TV this morning. Topping the list of most trusted New Zealanders is Sir Ray Avery, the largely self taught medical scientist and philanthropist. Sir Ray, is closely followed by Sir Professor Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister. Completing the top … Read More

What Geeks can Learn from Gays - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 01, 2011

I’ve just received a copy of the June 2011 edition of People & Science, a fascinating publication produced four times a year by the British Science Association. It contains some really fascinating articles on science and science communication. The March edition is currently available on line. One of the articles that caught my attention is “What Geeks can learn from Gays” … Read More

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