Tagged: Trenberth

Herald gives de Freitas platform to smear climate science - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 01, 2014

Climate change denier and Auckland University geographer Chris de Freitas seems to have fast access to the dialogue pages of the NZ Herald. His latest effort this week is a long ramble ostensibly around the possibility of an El Niño this year, but at its centre contains a nasty slur on the honesty of climate […] … Read More

Stormy weather: we’re making it worse, and there’s more on the way - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2011

The IPCC released the summary for policymakers of its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) in Kampala, Uganda, on Friday (SPM, SREX site, launch presentation slides). The report concludes that globally there has been a significant decrease in cold days and nights and an [...] … Read More

Things to do in Wellington and Dargaville - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 13, 2011

Late notice, for which I apologise, but climate scientist Kevin Trenberth is giving a public lecture in Wellington on Friday (July 15th) on The Russian heatwave and other recent climate extremes. Trenberth’s talk is being organised by the NZ Climate Change Research Institute and will be at the Old Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 2, from [...] … Read More

Riders on the storms - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 06, 2011

I listened with interest to Kevin Trenberth on the latest Climate Show describing how the increased water vapour in the atmosphere resulting from human-caused global warming is leading to greater extremes in weather events. It sent me back to take another look at the section in James Hansen’s book Storms of My Grandchildren where he [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #8: Kevin Trenberth and our shaky future - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2011

The Climate Show returns with a packed show, featuring one of the world’s best known climate scientists, NZ-born, Colorado-based Dr Kevin Trenberth — star of the Climategate “where’s the missing heat” emails. He’s been in New Zealand to visit family (experiencing the Christchurch quake in the process) and to attend a conference, and his comments [...] … Read More

Shaken and stirred: Christchurch earthquake Feb 2011 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 23, 2011

It’s a grim day in Canterbury. 75 people are confirmed dead and 300 are missing following the magnitude 6.3 earthquake which struck at 12-51pm yesterday. As I write, teams of urban search and rescue specialists from NZ and Australia (soon to be joined by teams from all over the world) are crawling over collapsed buildings [...] … Read More

We call upon the author… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2010

I must have been asleep last week when the IPCC announced its selection of authors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), due in 2013/14. As usual, NZ scientists are making a significant contribution: Tim Naish is a lead author for Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis) chapter 5, Information from Paleoclimate Archives. Jim Renwick [...] … Read More

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