Tagged: The Daily Blog

TDB today: Goodbye coastline – we are beyond the point of no return - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 21, 2014

In which I pull together the strands of the recent bad news from Antarctica and Greenland, and lament the loss of the coastline we all grew up with — no longer a theoretical possibility but a long term certainty. Check out Goodbye coastline – we are beyond the point of no return, this week’s post […] … Read More

TDB Today: Generation Zero’s Clean Energy campaign - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 07, 2014

My post at The Daily Blog this week ignores all the political kerfuffle surrounding milk-stained cabinet ministers taking holidays from twitter, and focusses on a new report from non-partisan young climate activist group Generation Zero: A Challenge To Our Leaders – Why New Zealand needs a Clean Energy Plan. It’s an impressive piece of work, […] … Read More

TDB Today: Ragged right caught in reality’s shit sandwich - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 09, 2014

This week’s Daily Blog post takes a further look at NZ political responses to the release of the of the second part of the IPCC’s Fifth Report, and ponders how everyone who has gleefully claimed that adaptation is all we need to do will react when the third report — on mitigating carbon emissions — […] … Read More

TDB Today: Facing the future – no Bridges too far - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 26, 2014

In my post at The Daily Blog today — Facing the future – no Bridges too far — I take a look at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s latest information paper about the need to move New Zealand to a green economy. There’s a yawning gulf between the rational world view embodied in the […] … Read More

TDB today: up a blind alley (without a paddle) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 12, 2014

In this week’s post at The Daily Blog — Up a blind alley (without a paddle) — I ruminate further on the message to be gleaned from last week’s flooding in Christchurch, and how ignoring the shape of things to come makes for bad government and worse politics: What happened in Christchurch was not a […] … Read More

TDB Today: through the looking glass into the world of climate denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 26, 2014

In my post this week at The Daily Blog — Investigating climate change deniers and their spin against global warming — I take a look at the PR campaign being run against action on climate change and one of their most important tactics, creating a smokescreen to hide the reality of climate change: The resulting […] … Read More

TDB Today: WACCy weather and a warm year - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 29, 2014

A classic case of WACCy weather in the northern hemisphere, seen here in a map from the excellent Climate Reanalyzer site, prompts me to discuss the 2013 global temperature numbers, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and what sea ice loss is doing to northern hemisphere weather patterns in my post at The Daily Blog this week. […] … Read More

TDB today: Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2013

In a rather reflective last post for the year at The Daily Blog today — Tomorrow is being written in New Zealand’s mountains — I ruminate on the impact warming is having on New Zealand’s largest glacier. All pictures were taken last Sunday, from a little yellow boat bobbing on the growing terminal lake. A […] … Read More

TDB Today: The Climate Tectonics of the Age of Stupid - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 27, 2013

If you haven’t yet read Cindy Baxter’s summing up of the Warsaw climate talks, now would be a good time, because she provides the context for my ruminations at The Daily Blog today: The Climate Tectonics of The Age Of Stupid. Kicking the climate can down the road doesn’t cut it as a response to […] … Read More