ACT Party leader Rodney Hide alleges state science company Niwa has misled cabinet ministers over New Zealand's official temperature measurements pertaining to global warming.
Distasters are coming. That is the prediction from Insurance Council of New Zealand chief executive Chris Ryan, who said the number of disasters caused by storms, floods, tornadoes and snowstorms would rise.
Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, once described climate change as "the great moral challenge of our age", and there would be many environmentalists in agreement.
Politicians have been asked to consider whether New Zealand's students are protected from political indoctrination in schools after the showing of Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth prompted a petition to Parliament.
A data-gathering jet plane recently sampled the atmosphere over Lauder again as part of an international mission to learn about greenhouse gases globally.
A minimum floor level of about 3m should make sure the Forsyth Barr Stadium will not succumb to the sea level rise predicted for Dunedin, Dunedin Venues Management Ltd (DVML) says.
Differing views have emerged on the possibility of saving low-lying areas in southern Dunedin from sea-level rise.
Less than 50 per cent of scientists are confident the world's governments will act effectively on climate change, according to a new survey.
Dunedin could face some stark choices by the end of the century, with sea-level rise expected to force either the retreat from, or complete evacuation of, South Dunedin, St Kilda and St Clair.
A series of lectures on climate change given recently at the University of Auckland by Dr Jim Salinger, former Niwa scientist and now an independent weather scientist, will be repeated at Palmerston this year. The lectures are being organised by the Hampden Community Energy group and the Waihemo Wastebusters, of Palmerston.
When millions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour tomorrow night, cynics will be turning on all of their lights and appliances to protest "the global warming hoax".
Much of the recent debate about climate change involves an "invented controversy" promoted through "disinfor- mation", award-winning US physicist Prof Lawrence Krauss warns.
In the race to learn more about how climate change will affect us, scientists are focusing on ice, Geoff Cumming reports.
A research centre dedicated to reducing agriculture greenhouse gas emissions has been opened in Palmerston North by Prime Minister John Key.
Former prime minister Helen Clark, head of the United Nation's development agency, has called for climate change to be put at the centre of international development strategies.
New Zealand has joined the Copenhagen Accord on climate change and has submitted its existing conditional 2020 emission reduction target, the Government said today.
Almost half of New Zealanders are not convinced global warming is real, a survey suggests.
Bickering over the science of climate change deflects the urgent need to arrive at some compromise between the willingness of states to address it and the needs of the global environment, argues Klaus Bosselmann.
Jokes about Dunedin being "the Riviera of the South" may have to be reconsidered after the highest temperature in the country last month - 32degC - was recorded at Dunedin International Airport on Christmas Day.
University of Otago professor Keith Hunter takes issue with so-called sceptics who persistently deny fossil-fuel-burning humans are contributing to global climate change, despite overwhelming scientific evidence.