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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 […]

3 News: NZ glaciers predicted to shrink by 75 percent

Peter Griffin posted in on January 11th, 2011.

Annabelle Jackman reports for 3 News on a recent paper, written by University of British Columbia scientists, which predicts that New Zealand will have lost most (75% or more) of its glaciers by 2100. The regions and countries likely to be most affected are Europe and New Zealand, with Greenland experiencing some of the least […]

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 […]

NZ Herald: Stalemate on Glaciergate

Peter Griffin posted in on January 26th, 2010.

The NZ Herald features an article looking at the recent Glaciergate controversy, in which the IPCC incorrectly claimed in a recent document that Himalay’s glaciers could be gone by 2035. The mistake, brought to the attention of the IPCC by a reviewer, has served to further polarise opinions about the IPCC. An excerpt: (read in […]

Newsletter Digest: US science delegation visit, Himalayan glaciers and NZ publishing flurry

Peter Griffin posted in on January 22nd, 2010.

Clinton’s science advisor jets in Expect New Zealand’s unease with genetic modification and options for alternative energy production to be in the spotlight next week as the Government hosts a high-powered series of science workshops featuring key officials from the US Government. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have postponed her New Zealand visit […]

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