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Reconstruction of 2000 years of global temperatures – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 22nd, 2013.

A group of international scientists, including New Zealanders, have for the first time reconstructed temperatures for seven continental-scale regions for the past 2,000 years. The detailed global climate record reveals that the period from the 1970s until 2000 was the warmest in 1,400 years. “The striking feature about the sudden rise in 20th Century global […]

NZ-led research sheds light on historic ice sheet retreat

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2011.

Our understanding of how, and why, the earth’s largest ice sheet lost so much of its ice between 7,000 and 14,000 years ago has significantly improved due to research conducted by an international team of researchers led by VUW scientist Dr Andrew Mackintosh. The research, published in prestigious journal Nature Geoscience this morning, used a […]

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