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New facts show importance of Antarctic ice

25 Aug 14 - The IPCC is under-estimating the impact that melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will have on global sea-level rise, a visiting American scientist says.

It's happened before ... a long, long time ago

25 Aug 14 - It doesn’t take much to change a planet’s climate – just a little shift in the Northern hemisphere glacial ice sheet and a bit more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. After that, the response is rapid.

Climate change the enemy of ancient cities

18 Aug 14 - New research supports the growing body of evidence that many past civilisations have collapsed because of climate change. So is history repeating itself?

If the Southern Alps look different, it's because they're losing snow and ice

1 Aug 14 - A third of the permanent snow and ice of Southern Alps has disappeared, according to aerial surveys.

PHEW! We sweated it out last winter, the hottest on record

25 Jul 14 - Last winter was New Zealand's warmest on record, says the latest international report on global climate.

The pre-Holocene climate is returning – and it won’t be fun

25 Jul 14 - A string of events earlier this year provided a sobering snapshot of a global climate system out of whack. Europe suffered devastating floods, Britain's coastline was mauled, and the polar vortex case a US$5 billion economic chill over America.

Green cities make us feel better, says study

18 Jul 14 - Urban conservation can save significant amounts of money in health spending, according to Wellington researchers.


Believe it, Mr Abbott, climate change is hurting Australia

18 Jul 14 - the Australian prime minister may be scathing about climate science, but new research shows that burning fossil fuels is a significant factor in the long-term rainfall decline that is leaving...

Cut emissions, say scientists, it's the only way

11 Jul 14 - Once again, American scientists have come to the same conclusion: there really is no alternative. The only way to contain climate change and limit global warming, they say, is to reduce carbon...

NZ has warmest winter

27 Jun 14 - Last winter was New Zealand's warmest on record, says the latest international report on global climate.

NZ climate change film goes global

Simon Lamb ... happy film-maker.

11 Apr 14 - A global agreement for the educational market has been secured for the New Zealand film Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science.

Scientists raise threat of methane in rivers

21 Mar 14 - By TIM RADFORD.- British scientists have identified yet another twist to the threat of global warming. Any further rises in temperature are likely to accelerate the release of methane from rivers,...

It's going to get warmer, says NASA

14 Mar 14 - A new NASA study shows Earth's climate is likely to continue warming during this century on track with previous estimates - despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

Did Genghis Khan ride to world domination on the back of climate change?

14 Mar 14 - Climate change – already implicated in the fall of Bronze Age civilisations in the Mediterranean and in the Indus Valley - may also account for the rise of one of the most fearsome empires in...

Worsening flood losses the face of the future

7 Mar 14 - As much of Europe recovers from the severest winter in several centuries, scientists say average annual flood losses could be almost five times greater by mid-century.

And the answer is ...

28 Feb 14 - Answers to the 20 big questions about climate change - is it real, how do we know humans are causing it, does it matter, and more - have been provided this week by Britain and America's top...

Sea-level rises threaten island havens

28 Feb 14 - Decades of work to create safe island havens for some of the world’s rarest species could be undone if sea levels rise as high as climate scientists predict, according to a new study.

Scientists find key methane micro-organism

21 Feb 14 - Scientists from The University of Queensland have discovered a microbe that is set to play a significant role in future global warming.

Young scientist sets sights on future of the mozzie

20 Dec 13 - The potential impact of climate change on insect predator-prey interactions is being investigated by a University of Canterbury postgraduate scholarship-winning student.


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