Tagged: ocean

Yes, please try this at home! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 19, 2012

It’s amazing the confusion that accompanies climate change questions. That’s partly because it is a complex subject. So it’s not surprising that people can make glaring mistakes. Here’s one, though, that’s easy to get your head around by a simple … Continue reading → … Read More

Oceanographers win PM’s science prize for climate work - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2011

This year’s NZ Prime Minister’s Science Prize — worth $500,000 — has been awarded to a team of scientists working on climate-related issues at the joint Otago University and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Centre for Chemical & Physical Oceanography. The team carried out ground-breaking research on using iron to fertilise phytoplankton [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #20: the boys are back (on Tuvalu) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 20, 2011

Battling against rural broadband that resembled digital molasses (or the bunker oil being pumped out of the Rena), Gareth returns to NZ and joins Glenn Williams and John Cook to discuss drought in Tuvalu, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), floods and sea level falls, ocean cooling (that isn’t), solar towers of power and much, [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #15: Michael Ashley and the ineducable Carter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2011

We thought we’d try for a record short show — and failed, because once again there was just to much to talk about. We have more on Eritrean volcanoes, extreme weather over the last 18 months, a new report on the dire state of the oceans, and Stoat’s big bet. Special guest is Professor Michael [...] … Read More

Earle: everything in the oceans at risk - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 19, 2011

“We are committed to developing deepwater energy supplies offshore.” Those blunt words from the US Administration were put to oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Stephen Sackur late in a captivating BBC Hardtalk interview I watched a few days ago. What chance, he asked, did her message about the plight of the oceans stand in the face [...] … Read More

New things! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 18, 2011

I’m back! [UPDATE: Sorry, realised that I may have inadvertently caused confusion over the people responsible for naming the seamounts.  Stand by for clarity (and in the meantime, I’ve removed any specific references)] [FURTHER UPDATE: Right, so it appears that the naming of the seamounts was done both by fishers _and_ scientists.  More details on naming below.*] And … Read More

The Climate Show #6: Monckton and the iron in the ocean - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 03, 2011

A very wide ranging Climate Show this week, with Dr Philip Boyd of NIWA and Otago University explaining why fertilising the oceans to soak up more carbon is not likely to be our “get out of jail free” card, John Cook of Skeptical Science introducing the new Monckton Myths section of the site, plus interesting [...] … Read More