As New Zealand observes daylight saving, during summer months daylight can last up until 9. New Zealand experiences relatively little air pollution compared to many other countries, which makes the UV rays in our sunlight very strong during the summer months.
An increasing number believe that any warming is so small it is indistinguishable from the noise in the environmenal data sets, and that the data have not been properly adjusted for such things as urban heat island effects are the city temps warmer than the suburbs where you live?
Has the city grown since ? Have the runways increased near the temp gage at your airport since ? Most scientists agree that warming is better than cooling and many believe CO2 provides important enhancements for forests and agriculture, even while also believing we should not be fouling our nest.
Our site makes every effort to present the true science of climate change.
When the news broke of the Arctic ice being at its 30 year low inthe same source U. To show the imbalance, as one reads in the popular press, we have created a companion site that presents the evidence for global coolingjust as most newspapers and alarmists present only the science that supports warming.
There are many reasons to be cautious about accepting CO2 as the causative agent if there really is warming. This is highlighted by 2 papers published in March They claim both factors are underappreciated by IPCC.
Many scientists believe the temperature changes are more dependent on the sun than CO2, similar to the relationship in your home with your furnace.
The soot may well explain much of the Arctic melting, as it has recently for Asian glaciers. It is generally accepted that the Earth has been much warmer than today, for example, in the time of the dinosaurs the mid-cretaceous period when the CO2 was 2 to 4 times greater than today NOAA.
More recently, in the prior period between ice ages, justyears ago, the Earth also was much warmer than today and the sea level much higher - by about 13 to 20 feet 4 to 6 meters IPCC.
The primary driver of the past climate shifts is believed to be orbital mechanics and solar variability, with some contribution from Earth geophysical processes, such as volcanic eruptions.
The Earth's ability to absorb CO2 has apparently been underestimated and the climate models need revision per the 31 December publication of work by Wolfgang Knorr that shows "No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past Years" a seminal study.
Lastly, we know that the Earth's temperature and the level of CO2 rise and fall roughly together, but it is not clear not proven whether this is cause and effect by either variable. In a first attempt Hadley-chart to use a CO2 - based model to predict temperatures, the results are not impressive at all and are exactly opposite observations.
The cause of the temperature rise, and therefore the future course, is settled only within the consensus group of scientists. This is based on work of computer modelers, believing their increasingly complex models show the cause is due to man's activities and that there will be increasing temperatures according to how much additional greenhouse gases are emitted.
There are many other scientists who are non-modelers, many with backgrounds as atmospheric physicists, climatologists, engineers, meteorologists, and paleo-climatologists, who do not believe the primary cause is mankind, although this could be part of it.
These scientists and the people who follow them are often called climate change skeptics. Most of these scientists believe that the sun is at the root of the warming if anybut that other factors are also at work.
Among scientists and concerned citizens are thse who believe that the link between CO2 and warming is the last great hope to decrease the pollution inherent in the burning of fossile fuels. This leads them to rebel at any science, or any statements, that diminishes their ability to foster a reduction in fossil fuel usage.
To help separate fact from fiction, an explanation of these thoughts is included here, along with links to these materials. The Hadley prediction chart and the observation chart below are from the Climatic Research Unit CRU at the University of East Anglia, w hich is well respected for its historical databases maintained at the global level, and which are used in IPCC assessments.
See the Hadley composite charts for to present by month, year and quarter by hemisphere. Note that "global" warming is greatest in the Northern hemisphere.New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. Our earlier posting of links to Dr John McLean's exposure of errors in the HadCrut temperature data relied on by the IPCC for its (mostly misleading) predictions, reminded us of the paper by Joseph D'Aleo and Anthony Watts that analysed the siting of temperature recording stations.
New Zealand weather and New Zealand climate are dominated by the mountains and sea. New Zealand weather experiences mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall and many hours of sunshine.
New Zealand weather for summer, autumn, winter and spring seasons are variable.
New Zealand . Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and young people are the inheritors of humanity’s response to climate change. For that reason – Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.
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New Zealand's average rainfall is high and evenly spread throughout the year. Over the northern and central areas of New Zealand more rain falls in winter than in summer, whereas for much of the southern part of New Zealand, winter is the season of least rainfall.
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