Climate

Some benefits from climate change

[2 November/New Zealand Herald] Climate change is likely to benefit Southland farmers in several ways. AgResearch’s Dr Tony van der Weerden is involved with research looking at the impacts of climate change on agriculture. He predicted that over the next 80 – 100 years southland temperatures would increase by about 3 degrees improving farming conditions....

Climate change: Hundreds attend workshops

[21 September/ New Zealand Herald] DairyNZ’s Senior Adviser Leading Climate Change Kara Lok said a recent series of climate change workshops throughout New Zealand run as part of the Dairy Action for Climate Change, attracted 420 rural professionals. The workshops targeted rural professionals who wanted to hear about the science of climate change, mitigation options...

Facing up to climate change

 [10 May/ NZ Herald] National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research data showed that New Zealand’s average temperature has increased by about 0.9 degrees Celsius over the past 100 years. Scion Research Principal Scientist, Tim Payn said the forestry sector would be affected by an increase in erosion due to more frequent storms. Mr Payn...