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Climate change ‘loads’ the extreme weather ‘dice’ – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on August 7th, 2012.

A group of climate experts, including Prof James Hansen, claim  recent heat waves and extreme summers can be attributed to  global warming and not random chance. The group outline this view in a new study, published in PNAS, which compared recent temperatures to a 1951-1980 base period. Their findings revealed that extremely hot summers-those with […]

James Hansen on climate communication

John Kerr posted in on October 13th, 2011.

An article published in the New Zealand Herald highlights the battle between scientists and sceptics, with NASA scientist James Hansen noting that increasing scientific evidence is competing with industry spin. Jim Hansen toured New Zealand earlier this year, singling out lignite mining as an industry New Zealand must abandon if it aims to reach it […]

Hansen lectures heat up coal mining issue

John Kerr posted in on May 13th, 2011.

Climate change expert James Hansen kicked off his nation wide lecture tour last night in Auckland. His pointed analysis of the world climate and it’s future is gaining increasing media attention and raising serious questions about how our energy choices affect New Zealand’s clean, green image. Dr James Hansen, head of the  NASA Goddard Institute […]

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