NZ Weather Report (2050)

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 28th, 2015 - 14 comments
Categories: climate change, global warming, Media - Tags: , ,

Great messaging in the run-up to COP21, the NZ Weather report – for 2050 (ht The Herald):

14 comments on “NZ Weather Report (2050)”

  1. Bill 1

    Oh dear, the opening shots for a weather report for 2050 featuring…cars running up and down city streets lit up like the Blackpool Illuminations.

    Maybe that’s all those electric cars running through a neon city powered off all that 2x or 3x increase in grid capacity we’re busy in…

    Oh yeah. And just as well we were really smart about the actual nuts and bolts of that infrastructure seeing as how people are supposedly watching this on TVs that haven’t gone blank because of floods or drought hit soils* causing widespread power cuts like happens at the moment.

    * I didn’t know that our underground cables cool by way of the moisture content of the surrounding soil, but apparently that’s the case. As soil moisture drops, the carrying capacity of the lines drop…in a situation where ‘everyone’ is looking to run their air conditioning** at full tilt.

    **In temperate regions, air conditioning is apparently becoming standard in new homes these days.

  2. NZJester 2

    The thing you have to remember about most of these predictions is they tend to look at the lower end of the scale on what might be expected. This video shows a best case scenario if we keep going the way we are. This does not show what some of the worst case scenarios might be.

  3. weka 3

    Does this mean by 2050 we will have been colonised tby the Americans?

    • Bill 3.1

      heh – I decided not to comment along those lines, but seeing as how you have…given all the paranoia in NZ, I’d have thought an Asian presenter 😉

      • Rosemary McDonald 3.1.2

        I posted this clip the other evening. It may have been released the day of the Climb It protest….you know….a taxpayer funded research ship being used to scout for global warming accelerating fossil fuels…

        Has anyone else noticed how many not Kiwi sounding scientist types are in the media?

        My theory, and it’s just a theory, is that these foreigners can come over here and make comments in the media and their future careers are not affected when they return home.

        Unlike Kiwi scientists who get shit when they make public statements.

        Salinger, Joy…

        I saw this particular exercise as a wee bit of rebellion from metservice against their paymasters.

        Like the interview with the NIWA scientist the other day.

        Good on them.

        • Smilin

          Theres one thing ignorant and not very nice people in politics do to protect themselves
          Blame any one who has real qualifications that speak the truth because they actually have jobs that work to make the future worthwhile when the idiots in politics are gone

    • Nic the NZer 3.2

      Look at the current Metservice Weather forecasts. You may be surprised it’s already happened.

      • weka 3.2.1

        Tend to agree. Severe fire risk and drought are already regular events in the South Island. The messaging at the end is good: we have to reduce emissions.

  4. schwen 4

    Really? Sounds more like speculative scare mongering to me.

    • Colonial Viper 4.1

      it’s just a likely scenario mate, no one can really tell the future, but we need to be aware of the possibilities.

  5. infused 5

    Yawn. There is a reason the video has disabled comments…

  6. Smilin 6

    Why havent they adjusted the coast outline for the expected rise in the sea level or is Keys present miracle 3 to 4 years to fix emissions applied to global sea level rise as well ?
    Jez, is he really God after all ?-and we thought God was Eric Clapton
    Bloody hell Key must have pinched that as well

  7. Asterix 7

    Hey, leave Eric alone – he has had his ups and downs like the rest of us.
    God ? Don’t know the name – but Key can still pull a few tricks. Ban mention of emissions,
    flip property before damp rises, spend more time in Hawai’i, London ..

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