Posts tagged "El Niño"

Record-high primary sector exports forecast

[13 December/The Country] Agriculture Minister, Damien O’Connor, expects New Zealand’s primary sector exports are set to reach a record high over the coming year based on figures in the Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest Situation and Outlook report.  The report forecasts a 3.8% increase in export earnings for the year ending June 2019 to $44.3billion...

Dry and windy conditions in store for November as El Nino approaches

[3 November/NZ Farmer] NIWA are forecasting an 88% chance of New Zealand experiencing warm El Nino conditions over the summer period according to Principal Forecasting Scientist, Chris Brandolino. He said while it was not set in stone it is looking increasingly likely, adding the country and in particular the North Island, will need to brace...

Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high; UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreement

[30 October/The Guardian (London)] The United Nations (UN) has released a new report warning of the record high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The levels are the highest they have been in more than three million years. Accordingly, they are asking nations to consider more drastic emission reduction schemes. The recent high levels can...