A leading global warming sceptic, Lord Christopher Monckton,
will speak in Dunedin next month. His visit is part of a
national ''Climate Freedom Tour'' and will include a lunch
and an evening function on April 23.
The increasing intensity of extreme weather events, and
associated hugely damaging bushfires in Australia, are
starting to influence public opinion over climate change
issues, a leading ecologist, Prof Lesley Hughes, says.
The world must spend an extra $US700 billion ($NZ837bn) a
year to curb its addiction to fossil fuels blamed for
worsening floods and heat waves and rising sea levels, a
study issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows.
A judge has reserved his decision about whether the National
Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research used invalid
methods to gather temperature data, as alleged by a group
sceptical of global warming.