Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, August 5th, 2018 - 10 comments
A post about the jet stream and heatwaves.
Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 105 comments
The farmers’ protest in Morrinsville today unfortunately shows that we have made no progress in the 15 years since Bill English attacked the wrong PM with his “mad cow” insult. Meanwhile the effects of climate change have got worse, our options for dealing with it have got fewer, and the Nats don’t want you to know about $19bn of NZ property at risk.
Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, July 27th, 2017 - 4 comments
Professor Euan Mason of the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry in response to the proposed changes: “This is the nail in the coffin of our ETS.”
Written By: - Date published: 3:20 pm, May 3rd, 2017 - 24 comments
I guess any sign of sanity is to be encouraged. But. When the Nats came to power there was a framework for reducing carbon. The Nats dismantled or weakened it. Now, nine long years later, they want Yet Another Study?
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, April 13th, 2017 - 65 comments
You’d have to say that an Easter cyclone is one of those truly awful scenarios for Auckland. Forget the water. What happens when the Harbour Bridge and the Airport probably close? It is going to be a hell of an Easter on the roads and travelling. More extreme weather brought to you from climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, April 13th, 2017 - 117 comments
How ironic that Parliament is to debate climate change today, as the latest in a torrent of warming-fueled extreme weather events bears down on the country, and as the government charges Russel Norman and the other heroes trying to end oil exploration in NZ waters.
Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, April 12th, 2017 - 10 comments
Newshub: “MetService warns Cyclone Cook will be the worst to hit NZ since 1968, people advised to stock up on food and water”
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, January 21st, 2016 - 231 comments
Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, June 21st, 2013 - 173 comments
I hope everyone in Wellington, and other places affected by
last night’s the ongoing storms, gets through it all OK. New Zealand is entering a new phase, extreme weather will become ‘the new normal’.
Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, February 3rd, 2011 - 22 comments
By the time this is posted Yasi will have hit Australia. There will be massive damage, and probably loss of life. Most New Zealanders will have friends or family in Australia, perhaps in the areas affected. I’m sure our thoughts are with our cousins over the ditch. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent as a result of climate change. We should all make whatever preparations we can.