Tagged: Paleoclimate

Soundscapes in the past: Adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 01, 2018

Kristy E. Primeau, University at Albany, State University of New York and David E. Witt, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Picture an archaeological site, what comes to mind? Sandstone walls, standing in the desert heat? Stonehenge, watching over … Read More

Getting it Wright on sea level rise - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 27, 2014

Sea level rise of up to 40cm around New Zealand by the middle of this century is already locked in and will cause significant problems for coastal communities and infrastructure, according to a new report just released by Dr Jan Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. The report — Changing Climate and Rising Seas: […] … Read More

Climate Change and the Course of Global History - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 03, 2014

The title in the Kindle Store was irresistible: Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough Journey. American historian John L Brooke is the author, and the book is notable for its attempt to integrate climate science with the study of human history. In his acknowledgements the author brackets climate scientists with historians […] … Read More

A lecture not to miss - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 17, 2011

Tim Naish’s lecture, of which we gave notice recently, is now recorded on the Climate Change Research Institute’s website. I warmly recommend it for viewing. Naish is one of the lead authors for the paleoclimate chapter for working group 1 of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report due in 2013. In this lecture he uses paleoclimate [...] … Read More

ANZICE Part 4: Climate Models - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Jun 22, 2010

Suspended by string from the ceiling of my tween-years bedroom, the wooden skeletons of prehistoric reptiles jostled for space among enamel-coated Harrier jets and Hellcats, sculpted in miniature from cast plastic and balsa. And I wonder why I never had a girlfriend back then? The point is I loved models. I clearly remember being thrilled by … Read More