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Drought raises climate questions

John Kerr posted in on March 11th, 2013.

Current drought conditions in the North Island have heated up discussion about the science of climate change and the future of New Zealand’s weather. Climate scientists have warned the we may see similar dry seasons in the future. Examples of media coverage from over the weekend: Sunday Star Times: North Island Drought The Most Severe […]

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Jim Salinger on Kiwis, carbon and climate

John Kerr posted in on November 29th, 2012.

In a New Zealand Herald opinion article, Prof Jim Salinger, Visiting Professor at Stanford University, California, asks NZ not to ‘welch on its global obligations’ regarding climate commitments. An excerpt (read in full here): Time NZ played its climate change part, even if it’s small As I sit in my autumn perch in California I […]

Jim Salinger on the NZ climate record – Dom Post

John Kerr posted in on July 20th, 2012.

In the Dominion Post ex-NWIA climate scientist Prof Jim Salinger writes about the climate record he helped to create – which is now the subject of a High Court case. An excerpt (read in full here): Wellington’s climate shows warming trend Climate scientists want to monitor how climate is changing and global warming progressing. How […]

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 […]

Waikato Times: Salinger doesn’t feel critics’ heat

Peter Griffin posted in on April 14th, 2010.

Jeff Neems writes in the Waikato Times about Dr Jim Salinger, a noted New Zealand climate scientist. Salinger has recently come under attack from people questioning whether earth really is warming and if so, whether it’s the fault of human activity. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Even during last year’s Climategate email scandal, Salinger, […]

Science body speaks out on Salinger sacking

Peter Griffin posted in on May 1st, 2009.

A release issued today by the New Zealand Association of Scientists. NZ Association of Scientists concerned about freedom of speech The business model underlying Government’s science institutions, the Crown Research Institutes or CRIs, is again under scrutiny following the dismissal of Jim Salinger, one of NIWA’s principal scientists and a leading spokesperson for weather and […]

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