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Wellington and sea level rise – Dominion Post

Laura Goodall posted in on October 17th, 2014.

After the recent publication of Wellington City Council’s Sea Level Rise Options Analysis report, The Dominion Post’s Olivia Wannan looks at how Wellington might prepare for a more watery future. An excerpt (read in full here): …Several levels of ocean-level rise were modelled in the report, and heights of 0.6m and 1.5m were used as examples to […]

PODCAST: Climate, extreme weather and polar forecasting

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 27th, 2014.

The president of the World Meteorological Organization, Dr David Grimes, and over 30 international experts on polar weather and climate are in New Zealand for a week-long meeting of the WMO’s specialist polar advisory panel. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system’s authoritative voice on […]

Chief Science Advisor’s climate report in the news

John Kerr posted in on August 2nd, 2013.

The latest report from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, covering the climate outlook and its potential implications, has been reported on widely in national media. In the report, New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans: The impact of human activity and implications for the future, Prof Sir Peter Gluckman and his Science Advisory […]

Coral Sea: “Don’t worry about a couple of degrees” – professor

Kent posted in on December 5th, 2011.

Warming of the oceans may not be as  terrible an experience for fish in some waters which are already warm — such as the Coral Sea —  according to a leading Australian ecologist,   of the University of Queensland, who says that, personally, he is not worried about an increase of couple of degrees in temperature. […]

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