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Deaths from air pollution expected to increase with climate change – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 2nd, 2017.

An international study has estimated deaths from air pollution will rise by about 60,000 globally by 2030 because of climate change. Published this week in Nature Climate Change, the study combined global climate models – including data from New Zealand – to examine how warmer temperatures will speed up the creation of air pollutants. The […]

SMC BRIEFING: Climate change and the Pacific

John Kerr posted in on February 17th, 2016.

With a warmer future set to hit our Pacific neighbours hardest, is there still a chance to turn the tide? The first ever conference on climate change and the Pacific, ‘In the Eye of the Storm‘,  is being held this week in Wellington at Victoria University. The conference brings together Pacific community representatives, scientists, artists, politicians […]

Climate deal reached in Paris – In the News

John Kerr posted in on December 14th, 2015.

After two week of negotiations more than 190 countries have agreed to to an international deal to tackle climate change. The agreement, which was released in the early hours of Sunday morning (NZT), sets the goal of limiting the world’s rise in average temperature to “well below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts […]

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