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Radio NZ: Glaciers ruled by rain and snow – climatologist

Peter Griffin posted in on January 11th, 2011.

Following research published in Nature GeoScience which has suggested that New Zealand stands to lose over 75% or more of its glaciers by 2100, local climatologist Nicolas Cullen says the rate of deglaciation could depend on whether it rains or snows. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Mr Cullen says New Zealand’s glaciers are prone […]

TVNZ/One News: Papua glacier to disappear in five years

Peter Griffin posted in on July 5th, 2010.

New Guinea’s only glacier could disappear within five years, according to a world-leading expert on glaciers. The glacier is situated on top of Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in Indonesia, Oceania and on New Guinea. An excerpt: (read in full here) “A US scientist from the Ohio State University, who completed a mission to extract […]

Will the Southern Ocean’s carbon sink hold its breath?

Peter Griffin posted in on May 28th, 2010.

Ice core records show there was a sharp rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere — a  nearly 50% increase — at the end of the last ice age. Scientists have long puzzled over the origin of all the extra CO2 that appeared as the great ice sheets melted. Now, new evidence published in Science (with accompanying Perspective) […]

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