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3 News: What has caused the recent extreme weather?

Peter Griffin posted in on February 9th, 2011.

More than 200 scientists are meeting this week in Wellington to discuss extreme weather events at the Extreme Weather Conference at Te Papa. The aim is to share information, and try to better understand, extreme weather in Australasia, as well as climate and oceanography. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The topics cover many aspects […]

NZ Farmers Weekly: Warmer, drier and more floods

Peter Griffin posted in on August 5th, 2010.

Annette Scott writes in the New Zealand Farmers Weekly about the effects climate change is expected to have on New Zealand: more warm years, droughts, and a higher risk of floods. However, said Dr David Wratt (NIWA), New Zealand agriculture is more resilient to such changes than many other countries. An excerpt: (read in full […]

3 News/NZPA: Climate scientists: Rodney Hide is wrong

Peter Griffin posted in on May 7th, 2010.

Niwa has responded to ACT Party leader Rodney Hide’s claim that it had misled New Zealand’s government regarding climate change. The CRI has stood by the integrity of its scientists and the climate science it carries out, which show that global warming is occurring. An excerpt: (read in full here) “[Niwa chief climate scientist] Dr […]

The Press: Climate scientists attack criticism

Peter Griffin posted in on November 27th, 2009.

An article in The Press by environment reporter Paul Gorman looking at claims by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition that NIWA has manipulated historical temperature data to show a warming trend over the last 100 years. An excerpt: (read in full here) Renwick said there were several reasons for adjusting the temperature record, including […]

Climate change – impacts in our neck of the woods

Peter Griffin posted in on August 19th, 2008.

Climate scientists opened the Australia and New Zealand Climate Change & Business Conference in Auckland last night with a warning that we will have to learn to adapt to cope with effects of a warmer climate. Below are excerpts from the presentations of the scientists – links to research are below as well. Check back […]

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