Scientists have sometimes sought to hold back the cause of knowledge and progress, according to writer Naomi Oreskes. She talked to Chris Barton, of the NZ Herald, before appearing at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.
There were no gauges at the Fullwood Room to check for climate changes during debate on Dunedin's annual plan yesterday.
New Zealand and other countries with long coastlines may have a major advantage over landlocked countries in the battle to reverse global climate change - marine forests, an environmental law specialist says.
International climate scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Europe, Japan and the United Kingdom are meeting in Queenstown this week to discuss implementing a state-of-the-art global network to improve the quality of measurements of upper air climate variables.
The future is looking dire for the Antarctic's Ross Sea Adelie penguin population if predicted temperature increases from climate change occur within the next 40 years.
There were emotional scenes as Dunedin city councillors agreed to accelerate the pace of a three-year climate change planning project yesterday.
Speeding up the pace of climate-change planning in Dunedin could come at a cost, with a bill likely to reach $371,000, a Dunedin City Council report warns.
The warmest year on record is a three-way tie: 2010, 2005 and 1998.
The future is going to belong to those countries that are able to grow their economies but reduce their emissions, Nick Smith, the Minister for Climate Change Issues, says.
Exhausted climate negotiators labored nonstop through the night and into their final day today, bargaining intensely over draft accords and seeking small, but essential steps to stem global warming.
The Antarctica ozone hole is the smallest it has been in five years, according to the research from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).
The brutal heat waves that killed thousands of Europeans in 2003 and that choked Russia earlier this year will seem like average summers in the future as the Earth continues to warm, the UN weather agency says.
The idea of capturing carbon as coal is burnt is fairy talk, and a dangerous distraction from the urgent task of building a strong, future-proofed economy, writes Simon Boxer.
Calls to ban coal and lignite mining are irresponsible, and dodge the real issues concerning climate change, writes Chris Baker.
The need to adapt Dunedin's coastline to climate change will be discussed at a workshop in Dunedin next month.
It may seem premature to talk about last-ditch measures to deal with runaway climate change, but Ben Lieberman has it right.
A leading Dutch environmental agency, taking the blame for one of the glaring errors that undermined the credibility of a seminal UN report on climate change, says it has discovered more small mistakes and urges the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to be more careful.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is strongly committed to putting a price on carbon, her climate change minister has said at a major climate summit.
Discussion of climate change science and politics is more active and essential than ever. In the lead-up to the International Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment (AR5), panel head Dr R...
Australian scientists warn half the planet could "simply become too hot" for human habitation in less than 300 years.