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Our atmosphere and climate 2017 – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 19th, 2017.

The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ have released an updated report on the state of New Zealand’s atmosphere and climate. The report documents trends in global and local conditions, including a 1°C temperature increase in New Zealand since 1909. Sea levels have risen between 14 and 22 centimetres at four main New Zealand ports […]

Climate change complexity

John Kerr posted in on July 29th, 2011.

In today’s New Zealand Herald, meteorologist Jim Hessell describes the complexity of the earth’s atmosphere and how it will react to increasing greenhouse gases. An excerpt (read in full here): Climate change and hot air. Many of the heated debates on global warming often arise from one or both of two reasons. Attitudes become entrenched […]

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Experts respond to radioactive iodine-131 in UK

John Kerr posted in on March 30th, 2011.

Efforts to control the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Nuclear powerplant in Japan have led to the release of radioactive steam into the atmosphere. Raised levels of the radioactive isotope iodine-131 have now been recorded at monitoring sites in the UK, with stations in Glasglow and Oxfordshire reporting slightly increased amounts of the isotope being […]

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