A melt of ice on Greenland and Antarctica is likely to be less severe than expected this century, limiting sea level rise to a maximum of 69 cm, an international study said today.
Individuals need to take action and use their citizenship rights to put pressure on the Government to act on climate change, Victoria University School of Government professor Jonathan Boston says.
Global warming sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton, who will speak in Dunedin next Tuesday, responds to claims made about him.
It is in New Zealand's best interests to know much more about how climate change is affecting the Antarctic, University of Otago Prof Gary Wilson says.
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.
An appeal to politicians to confront the critical risks facing New Zealand, its environment and way of life has been launched in Dunedin.
Last week's announcement by China's Ministry of Finance that the country will introduce a carbon tax, probably in the next two years, did not dominate the international headlines.
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.
Although many scientists are warning of human-promoted climate change, PeterFoster believes otherwise.
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.
There may be a "hint" of recovery in the ozone layer, according to one of the international scientists with equipment based at Lauder for global climate research.
Another hurdle has fallen for West Coast coal miner Bathurst Resources, angering environmentalists, with the news the effects on climate change will not make the agenda of forthcoming Environment Court resource consent challenges.
More than 300 of the world's brightest minds concerned with climate change research will gather in Queenstown after a successful first-time bid by Bodeker Scientific, Tourism New Zealand's conference assistance programme (CAP) and the Queenstown Convention Bureau.
Extreme weather events over the past decade have increased and were "very likely" caused by manmade global warming, a study in the journal Nature Climate Change said today.
An "unprecedented" March heat wave in much of the continental United States has set or tied more than 7000 high temperature records, and signals a warming climate, health and weather experts said.
Last week, Climate Change Ambassador Jo Tyndall briefed "stakeholders" on the global negotiations, in which New Zealand has an outsize role.
More floods, droughts and extreme weather events associated with the El Nino and La Nina cycles can be expected in New Zealand in a warming world, Auckland researchers predict.
Weather forecasters, many of whom see climate change as a natural, cyclical phenomenon, are split over whether they have a responsibility to educate their viewers on the link between human activity and the change in the Earth's climates.
The University of Otago-based Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography has won the $500,000 top award in the Prime Minister's latest science prizes, for cutting-edge research in evaluating ways to reduce greenhouse gases.