Posts Tagged ‘extreme weather’

Was this summer, that summer?

Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, August 5th, 2018 - 10 comments

A post about the jet stream and heatwaves.

Farm protest mad cows and climate change

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.

ETS – That’s our coffin they’re talking about

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.”

The costs and benefits of having a habitable planet to live on

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?

Stormy weather in the North

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.

Climate change, political heroes, political culture

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.

Weather warnings – be prepared

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”

Thoughts are with Edgecumbe

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, April 6th, 2017 - 43 comments


Photo from the Whakatane Beacon.

A bit wet lately

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, June 30th, 2016 - 105 comments

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Cyclone Winston

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, February 21st, 2016 - 8 comments

Cyclone Winston is the strongest ever southern hemisphere storm. Fiji has been hit hard.

2015 hottest year. By. Far.

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, January 21st, 2016 - 231 comments

2015-heat-map

The Anthropocene

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 7th, 2015 - 21 comments

Heavy flooding in Chennai and the North of England is the latest in a long line of recent extreme weather events. Welcome to the Anthropocene.

NZ Weather Report (2050)

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, November 28th, 2015 - 14 comments

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Wild weather

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, May 15th, 2015 - 46 comments

All the best to those coping with the wild weather or its aftermath. We’ll see lots of photos of floods and damage, but no discussion of the increasing risks of extreme weather.

Extreme weather

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’.

More Queensland floods

Written By: - Date published: 4:23 pm, January 28th, 2013 - 58 comments

Over the next few decades more and more countries are going to be facing a difficult question. At what point do repeated extreme weather events make previously settled regions untenable?

Stormy weather

Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, March 25th, 2012 - 18 comments

American heatwave

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, July 28th, 2011 - 11 comments

Extreme weather: Yasi

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.

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