Tagged: IPCC

Fossil fuel misinformation may sideline one of the most important climate change reports ever released - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Aug 12, 2021

Christian Downie, Australian National University   This week’s landmark report on the state of the climate paints a sobering picture. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that, without deep and immediate cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, the world is very likely headed for climate catastrophe. In November, world leaders will gather in Glasgow for the latest round … Read More

Rising seas and melting glaciers: these changes are now irreversible, but we have to act to slow them down - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Aug 10, 2021

Nick Golledge, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington   After three years of writing and two weeks of virtual negotiations to approve the final wording, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that changes are happening in Earth’s climate across every continent and every ocean. My contribution was as … Read More

The global water cycle has become more intense, and that makes New Zealand’s wet regions wetter, and dry ones drier - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Aug 10, 2021

James Renwick, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has delivered a sobering update on how much the Earth has warmed and how the climate system is responding. The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is the most comprehensive yet. It shows Earth is now 1.09℃ warmer than it was … Read More

Monday’s IPCC report is a really big deal for climate change. So what is it? And why should we trust it? - The Changing Climate

Guest Author Aug 09, 2021

David Karoly, CSIRO   On Monday, an extremely important report on the physical science of climate change will be released to the world. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report will give world leaders the most up-to-date information about climate change to inform their policies. It is an enormous undertaking, and has been a long … Read More

Climate explained: how the IPCC reaches scientific consensus on climate change - Climate: Explained

Guest Author Jul 05, 2021

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz When we say there’s a scientific consensus that human-produced greenhouse gases are causing climate change, what does that … Read More

Are we doomed if we don’t manage to curb emissions by 2030? - Climate: Explained

Robert McLachlan Jul 29, 2020

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz Is humanity doomed? If in 2030 we have not reduced emissions in a way that means we stay … Read More

Collins crushes climate - Planetary Ecology

Robert McLachlan Oct 15, 2019

An essay by Judith Collins MP reported on Carbon News yesterday seems to show an alarming shift in attitude within the National Party. Collins argues against the Zero Carbon Bill, the Paris Agreement, and downplays the magnitude of climate impacts. The Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015 and ratified by the New Zealand Government, of which Judith … Read More

Seeds of Change - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 17, 2018

Bronwyn Hayward The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change deliberately left making decisions about what to do to achieve change up to governments and relies on citizens to press their governments to do more. This was a deliberate decision so that diverse governments could at least agree climate change was a problem (a first vital step in international change), but … Read More

Cold-store snails, data for sale and NZ’s lost birds – our favourite science journalism from October - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Nov 01, 2018

Phew, it’s been a busy month in the news agenda: from the IPCC’s 1.5C report to turmoil in the National party and tragedy in Wanaka and Mt Cook. Through all of that, you’d be forgiven for missing some of the excellent science-related stories that have been published over the past month. But never fear, we’ve collated some of our favourites … Read More