Climate change: Where to next for Aotearoa?

Climate change: Where to next for Aotearoa?

By James Renwick In a new report, the Climate Change Commission has called on the New Zealand government to take ‘immediate and decisive action’ to cut emissions.  New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission today released its long-anticipated advice to the...
Climate change: How damaging is methane?

Climate change: How damaging is methane?

By Zebedee Nicholls & Tim Baxter Methane is a shorter-lived greenhouse gas – why do we average it out over 100 years? By doing so, do we risk emitting so much in the upcoming decades that we reach climate tipping points? The climate conversation is often...
Climate Change: Is it worse than we thought?

Climate Change: Is it worse than we thought?

By James Renwick If the world does not take action on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, the future could be very grim indeed. The news about climate change has sounded quite dire for many years, with looming threats around extreme...
Climate change: Should we be worried?

Climate change: Should we be worried?

By Michael Grose & Julie Arblaster Just how hot will it get this century? Latest climate models suggest it could be worse than we thought. Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s future under a warming world, but a group of the latest...
Is El Niño becoming stronger?

Is El Niño becoming stronger?

By Mandy Freund, Ben Henley, David Karoly, Helen McGregor & Nerilie Abram El Niño has rapidly become stronger and stranger, according to new research involving coral records. The pattern of El Niño has changed dramatically in recent years, according to the first...