Tagged: IPCC

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

Global climate talks move to Marrakesh: Here’s what they need to achieve - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 08, 2016

By Adil Najam, Boston University and Henrik Selin, Boston University Even though evidence on an ever-worsening global climate keeps pouring in with alarming frequency, the last 12 months have, in fact, been a relatively good year for global climate policy. This week, the world’s countries meet in Marrakesh, Morocco, to follow up on the … Read More

TVNZ pushes Leyland’s climate lies - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 04, 2014

In an appalling lapse of editorial judgement, TVNZ has given notorious Climate “Science” Coalition propagandist Bryan Leyland four minutes of airtime this morning [TVNZ page removed: but available here.] to rubbish the work of the IPCC. Yes, that’s right, the nation’s public broadcaster presented a man way out on the crank fringe who has made […] … Read More

IPCC AR5 completed: science has spoken – cut deep, cut soon - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 03, 2014

The IPCC’s Fifth Report process reached its climax in Copenhagen yesterday with the release of the final “synthesis” report (download here), which pulls together all the strands from the three working group reports on the physical science (Working Group 1), climate impacts (WG2) and how to go about dealing with the problem (WG3). Launching the […] … Read More

NZ hikes terrorism threat to “low”, ignores Pentagon warning of “immediate” threat from climate change - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Oct 20, 2014

So, the threat of a terrorist attack on New Zealand is upon us has risen from “very low” to “low” — second to lowest in a ranking that has six levels. Cabinet is now urgently reviewing our security laws to make sure we’re equipped to deal with this horrific new threat. The media has dedicated […] … Read More

'Censored' IPCC summary reveals jockeying for key UN climate talks - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 24, 2014

By David Stern, Australian National University In the wake of this month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on ways to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, accusations began to fly in the media that the report had been censored by governments. Are these accusations true? Well no, not exactly. Parts were edited out of … Read More