The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 6th January 2018

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3 Comments

  1. Ed says:

    Stuff/Fairfax have had an epiphany.
    There’s a climate change quiz on their site today.
    Get people to do it.
    These operations work on click bait and it would be good for them to see people are interested in climate change.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/100104523/how-much-do-you-know-about-climate-change-test-your-knowledge-here

  2. Ed says:

    Still haven’t found any reports in the corporate media about the massive storm that hit the country written in the context of climate change…..

    But I found this.

    ‘Living on the Edge: What climate change means for Taranaki ’

    The climate change debate has hogged headlines recently but its influence on humanity is undeniable. In the first of a six-part series called Living on the Edge, reporter Deena Coster takes a deeper look at what it means for Taranaki.

    The rough and rugged Taranaki coastline will be unrecognisable in 100 years’ time.

    Houses once dotted along the coast will be lost, as coastal erosion and rising sea levels steal away the very land they rest on………..’

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/98838911/living-on-the-edge-what-climate-change-means-for-taranaki

    Encouraging to see the topic being discussed properly in parts of the media.
    The whole article is worth reading.

  3. Ed says:

    More thoughtful analysis here….

    ‘From drought scare to deluge despair: The science of the storm.’

    ‘ After a period of calm, dry weather for much of the country, in which century old records for dryness were toppled, the furious storm from the north seemed to come out of the blue.
    What may at first seem like atmospheric whiplash was actually a case of cause and effect – and may be a taste of things to come…..’


    ‘With rising sea-levels, as expected under a warming climate, storm surges will get higher and reach further inland – issues already evident in pockets around the country, where homes and infrastructure have been damaged.’

    Again, read the whole article.

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/100344401/from-drought-scare-to-deluge-despair-the-science-of-the-storm