Tagged: methane

Why was CNN in Palmerston North? Methane! - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 03, 2010

It’s a rare event that brings a CNN news crew to New Zealand – an America’s Cup campaign or a Lord of the Rings launch usually. Or in this case a disrupted flight schedule which prevented the crew from heading to its intended destination – Chile. So the newly formed Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre was lucky … Read More

Methane rise continues - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 23, 2010

More cautionary news on rising methane levels is reported in yesterday’s Independent. Two leading experts on CH4 in the atmosphere, Euan Nisbet and Ed Dlugokencky, were due to reveal at a conference that, after a decade of near-zero growth, “globally averaged atmospheric methane increased by [approximately] 7ppb (parts per billion) per year during 2007 and [...] … Read More

Tipping and other points - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 15, 2010

During the Copenhagen kerfuffle a lot of interesting stuff hit the web: here’s something that deserves a bit more air – a Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) special issue on tipping elements in the earth system, edited by John Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. [...] … Read More

Oops, he did it again - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 08, 2010

It pays to beware of leaving hostages to fortune: saying or doing something that might cause you some embarrassment in the future. There’s a very fine example in this recent blog post by Ian Wishart, titled “Top 10 global warming myths exposed“. It takes the form of a piece Wishart has submitted to the Coromandel [...] … Read More

Methane rise confirmed - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 22, 2009

The recent global uptick in atmospheric methane levels is confirmed today by new figures from NIWA’s Baring Head station, near Wellington. Southern hemisphere methane rose by 0.7% over the two years 2007-2008. The video above, narrated by tropospheric chemist Katja Riedel gives an inside view of what goes on in and above the Baring Head [...] … Read More

Our emissions profile at a glance - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 05, 2009

The Press and the Dominion Post have already run their pre-Copenhagen features, today it was the turn of the New Zealand Herald. One feature of today’s coverage was a Herald graphic developed by seasoned Herald designers Richard Dale and Andrew Louis, which breaks down the emissions profile of New Zealand. I have the original MfE chart the graphic … Read More

Marvellous distempered: the Copenhagen diagnosis - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 25, 2009

The Copenhagen climate conference (COP15) opens its doors in a little under two weeks. To update participants on the science of climate a new assessment report, The Copenhagen Diagnosis, was released yesterday, and it makes grim reading. Designed to inform “a target readership of policy-makers, stakeholders, the media and the broader public” about the evidence [...] … Read More