by Glenn Williams 431 views
In this week's news-packed edition of The Climate Show we have an exclusive interview with Jim Salinger, probably New Zealand's highest profile climate scientist, talking about extremes and the shape of things to come. John Cook discusses his new paper with Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation, which is already upsetting climate cranks around the world, plus we look at carbon bubbles, renewable energy beating coal on price, and a simply superb iPad app. Full show notes at http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 896 views
At long last: John Cook rejoins the Climate Show team for the first show of 2013. He hooks up with Glenn and Gareth to review Australia's big heatwave, and stays around to dig into the new Greenpeace report on dirty energy, discuss Obama's inauguration speech and Boris Johnson's climate blunder, the latest scary news on sea level rise and the implications for the future. And much more... Full show notes at http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 282 views
It's the run up to Christmas, and the annual ritual repeats. Diplomats gather in Doha to discuss and debate action on climate change, so Glenn and Gareth talk to their correspondent on the spot, New Zealand climate media strategist Cindy Baxter to find out what's happening in the oil kingdom's echoing halls. At the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco, NOAA has published its 2012 Arctic Report Card (grim reading, it has to be said). Plus Gareth talks about truffles as a bellwether for Europe's changing climate, and the boys get all enthusiastic about nanophotonics and steampunk. Full show notes at http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 533 views
Another news special on this week's Climate Show. With Barack Obama winning "four more years", and the biggest Atlantic storm ever seen slamming into New Jersey, New York, and most of the northeastern USA, Glenn and Gareth chew over the details and consider the implications. With a side order of accountants PwC being gloomy, agricultural emissions, and a rabbit. (Not you, Eli). Show notes up at http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 710 views
This week The Climate Show brings you an all news special. We have wet summers for Europe, permafrost warming delivering a methane kick, La Niña driving floods that make sea level fall, a glacier calving in Antarctica, mammoths and sabre tooth tigers — all delivered with Glenn and Gareth's inimitable panache (!).
by Glenn Williams 541 views
The boys are back, and they can't stop talking. Glenn's got his studio set up in London, Gareth's Waipara internet connection is still marginal, but what was meant to be a ten minute proof of international connectibility turned into a 40 minute extended rumination on Glenn's arrival in London during the wet summer and extended hay fever season, the record-setting Arctic sea-ice melt and what that might mean for the coming northern hemisphere winter and climate in general, the defeat for New Zealand's climate cranks in the High Court, and the soon to be obligatory plug for Gareth's new book...
by Glenn Williams 527 views
It's a first! Glenn, Gareth and John manage to record a show that clocks in at under an hour — but it's still packed with interesting stuff. We've got news about a new Australasian hockey stick — a paleoclimate reconstruction that demonstrates that the last three decades are the warmest in the last 1,000 years, a look under an Antarctic ice shelf, more methane research, and good news from Greenland. John Cook from Skeptical Science looks at the misuse of temperature records from the Sargasso Sea, and we look at electric planes and boats and the latest version of the solar "leaf". And... Glenn announces his imminent move to the UK, but never fear, the show will go on — just as soon as he sets up his computer in London (which might be a couple of months). Full show notes at http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 330 views
After a busy month of harvesting (Gareth) and breakfast broadcasting (Glenn), the Climate Show returns with all the latest climate news: from the thinning of Antarctic ice shelves and the intensification of hydrological cycle (floods and drought, that is) to satellites capturing solar energy and beaming it down to earth, we've got it all. And if that weren't enough, John Cook looks at a new paper that explains the apparent lag between warming and CO2 increase at the end of the last ice age, and tips us off about an excellent outtake from ABC's recent I Can Change Your Mind about Climate documentary, featuring Naomi Oreskes.
by Glenn Williams 419 views
As the northern hemisphere starts to warm (rather rapidly in the USA), climate watchers' thoughts turn to melting ice, and to tell us what happened last year and what might be in store this summer, Glenn and Gareth welcome back Greenland expert Jason Box from the Byrd Polar research Centre at Ohio State University. It's a wide ranging and fascinating discussion, not to be missed. John Cook looks at the differences between sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic, and we have news coverage of the new HadCRUT4 global temperature series, summertime in winter in the USA, worrying news about sea level from the Pliocene, a new report on climate change in the Pacific, and new developments in solar power and biofuels. Full show notes here http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-25-box-on-ice
by Glenn Williams 561 views
t's been a long summer (not a hot one) for the The Climate Show, but Glenn, Gareth and John are back with a good show for the new year. Feature interview — and it's a cracker — is with Californian computer scientist John Mashey, who has been digging deep into the networks of organised denial, tracking the flows of money and malpractice from plagiarism to zombie chairmen. Plus John Cook introduces his Debunking Handbook, a look at Arctic ice and it's impact in European weather and a report calling for "dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilisation". Full show notes up at http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-24-john-mashe
by Glenn Williams 400 views
Grab some holly, deck your halls, heat up some mince pies, and then settle down to the last Climate Show of 2011. We look at the outcome of the Durban conference, discuss heavy rain in New Zealand and record-breaking weather extremes in the USA, and ponder the implications of news of more methane erupting from the seabed off Siberia. Glenn interviews Chris Paine, director of EV documentary Revenge of the Electric Car, and we round off the show with some optimistic news on possible energy solutions. Full show notes up at http://theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 268 views
A crisp and crunchy show this week, as Gareth and Glenn interview Dr James Renwick about the IPCC's cautious new report on extreme weather and the riskier future we all face. With added ruminations on the potential slowdown in international action at the Durban conference, record greenhouse gas levels reached in 2010, the prospect of "hyper warming" and the release of some lightly warmed over stolen emails. No debunking a la Cook this week, but he'll be back soon, and we have news of the world's first hybrid jet aircraft. Full show notes at http://theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 426 views
Bad news on carbon emissions balanced by good news on solar photovoltaics, a Medicane bringing dramatic flash flooding to Italy and France, a scientist who thinks the Arctic could be effectively ice free in late summer in only four years, and the inside story on what the New Zealand election might mean for climate policy down under. John Cook joins us to talk about the new BEST temperature record (great gifs, Dana!), and in the solutions section Gareth and Glenn talk about solar powered airships, China's plans to ban incandescent light bulbs, and a continent spanning €400bn solar thermal power plan for North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. All this and more as The Climate Show comes of age with its 21st show...
by Glenn Williams 228 views
Battling against rural broadband that resembled digital molasses (or the bunker oil being pumped out of the Rena), Gareth returns to NZ and joins Glenn Williams and John Cook to discuss drought in Tuvalu, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), floods and sea level falls, ocean cooling (that isn't), solar towers of power and much, much more... show notes http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-20-the-boys-a
by Glenn Williams 391 views
La Nina makes a return, Times Atlas Gate (or something like that), the Petermann Glacier break-up, Pirates cause global warming (not really) and Ice adventurer Rob Swan pushes for Green Growth. Gareth is still away but John and Glenn will play, The Climate Show is back for another spin. Full show notes here http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-19-a-tale-of-
by Glenn Williams 650 views
The big chill freezes New Zealand, Arctic sea ice in the balance, the US has a warm July, the world is getting mad about fracking and some more unusual uses for solar energy. While Gareth is lost in fields of sunflowers, The Climate Show returns with Glenn and John at the helm. Full show notes http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-18-the-big-ch
by Glenn Williams 673 views
Nano electric cars from India, 100 year old electric vehicles, the Petermann ice island floating down towards the Atlantic, heatwaves in the USA and snow in North Canterbury, and a bit of peerless chat about a larrikin Lord on his way to New Zealand. With added vegan cheese and the BFC (big fat cat). Yes Glenn and John Cook wax lyrical, while Gareth's mind wanders off on his EU and US trip — The Climate Show is back with another rambling but perfectly essential distillation of climate and related news and commentary. For all the show notes head to http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-17-the-end-of
by Glenn Williams 560 views
We learned a lot this week, as Professor Keith Hunter of the University of Otago, one of the world's leading ocean chemists, gave us a masterclass on ocean acidification and what it means for the future of the oceans. Plus we discuss Australia's new carbon tax, green growth campaigns in New Zealand, why China's aerosols may have been doing us a favour and why cleaning them up might unleash more warming, and climate models having trouble with rapid climate events. On the solutions front we look at a tiny electric aeroplane setting a new speed record and a solar initiative in NZ. No John Cook in this show, but he'll be back soon. More at http://www.theclimateshow.com/the-climate-show-16-keith-hunt
by Glenn Williams 814 views
We thought we'd try for a record short show — and failed, because once again there was just to much to talk about. We have more on Eritrean volcanoes, extreme weather over the last 18 months, a new report on the dire state of the oceans, and Stoat's big bet. Special guest is Professor Michael Ashley from the University of New South Wales, discussing the state of play in Australia, John Cook does a rapid debunk of Bob Carter, and we have electric cars, more flow batteries and the gas we do not want to smell. For the full show notes check out http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 636 views
A busy news week sees Glenn and Gareth discussing volcanoes in Chile and Africa, busy pumping ash into the atmosphere and disrupting flights in South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, an extreme spring in the USA, drought in Europe and a warm autumn in NZ, a new UN report on black carbon and how a reduction could cut future warming, Aussie scientists fighting back against climate denial, and forecasts for the summer ice minimum in the Arctic. John Cook from Skeptical Science deals with their new series on John Christy's climate crocks, and introduces a great new graphic front end for the SkS climate literature database, plus we cover price reductions on solar panels, LEDs on streetlights in San Francisco and MIT's Cambridge crude. http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 1,210 views
Special guest on this week's show is Dr James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies and perhaps the best-known climate scientist in the world — the man who put the 350 in 350.org and a forceful advocate for leaving coal in the ground. We caught up with him during his recent NZ tour, and grabbed an interview during his whirlwind visit to Canterbury University (thanks Bronnie!). John Cook's back from the tour launching his new book Climate Denial: Heads In The Sand, and talks about his experiences on the road as well as debunking the "CO2 lags warming" myth. Plus the Australian Climate Commission's new report, The Critical Decade, Britain's ambitious new carbon targets, and a couple of new solar power initiatives. For the full show notes head to http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 555 views
Ozone is the centrepiece of our show this week, with Dr Olaf Morgenstern of NIWA's Central Otago atmospheric science lab (celebrating its 50th birthday at the moment) explaining the ins and outs of the ozone holes north and south, and their impacts on the climate system. Plus tornadoes, heatwaves, UN negotiations at an impasse, more melting in the Arctic, airships, see-through solar cells and Google's solar towers. No John Cook this time — he's been too busy launching his book (good luck with that John!). For more show notes and links head to http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 483 views
Glenn says he thinks this show's "a cracker" (but he always says that), and despite the lack of a special star guest — though with the help of assorted luminaries from the Climate Futures Forum (David's Karoly and Frame, Robert Gifford and Erik Conway --) we cover a huge range of issues, from Jim Hansen's upcoming visit to NZ, the climate talks in Bangkok and Arctic ice, to why we need to think about our carbon budget, and why a trillion tonnes of the stuff might be a tad too much. John Cook joins us to discuss why there really is a scientific consensus on the reality of climate change and its causes, and in the solutions section we look at new developments in battery technology. The Climate Show is a show about Climate Change. For me see http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 970 views
Meltdown in the treacle factory (Glenn's PC) means that episode 10 of everybody's favourite Climate Show is only available in full by podcast. We've resurrected the video of our interview with David Suzuki, the great Canadian environmentalist and campaigner (above), but for the full goodness -- a great climate change graphic, Russian heatwave analysis, thoughts on climate communication, John "Skeptical Science" Cook introducing the new politicians' myths section on SkS and explaining the #1 skeptic delusion (no, it isn't the sun wot dun it), plus whole stack of solutions -- tidal power, electric motorbikes, biochar for pasture and artificial photosynthesis -- you'll have to listen to the audio version (link below). That means you'll have to do without the graphics we so lovingly describe, but... they're all in the show notes http://www.theclimateshow.com (Back, with luck with pictures, in two weeks).
by Glenn Williams 1,517 views
With the terrible events in Japan uppermost in everyone's mind, this week's Climate Show goes nuclear, examining the prospects for the future of nuclear energy with Professor Barry Brook from the University of Adelaide. John Cook looks at what the tropical troposphere hot spot really means, and Gareth and Glenn look at mass loss from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, a record ozone hole over the Arctic, and review last winter's climate numbers.
by Glenn Williams 1,112 views
The Climate Show returns with a packed show, featuring one of the world's best known climate scientists, NZ-born, Colorado-based Dr Kevin Trenberth — star of the Climategate "where's the missing heat" emails. He's been in New Zealand to visit family (experiencing the Christchurch quake in the process) and to attend a conference, and his comments on the state of our understanding of climate change should not be missed. John Cook of Skeptical Science returns with his new short urls and an explanation of why declines have never been hidden, and Gareth and Glenn muse on Arnie "Governator" Schwarzenegger riding to the rescue of climate science, cryospheric forcing and carbon cycle feedbacks from melting permafrost, and a new paper that suggests that current policies are pointing us towards extremely dangerous climate change. All that and hyperbranched aminosilica too... A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz. For more http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 891 views
Highlight of this week's show is a fascinating — and sobering — interview with Greenland expert Professor Jason Box. His perspective on current events in the Arctic — from the dangers of permafrost methane, through rapid warming over Greenland and the potential impacts on sea level is essential listening and viewing. And he can surf, too. Glenn and Gareth discuss warm weather in New Zealand during a La Niña summer, drought in the Amazon and the complex interactions between climate and weather extremes, food production and political stability. John Cook from Skeptical Science debunks the favourite sceptic arguments about ice at both poles, and in the solutions segment we discuss the recent WWF report on renewable energy, and the new all-electric Porsche Boxster. A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz. For more http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 555 views
A very wide ranging Climate Show this week, with Dr Philip Boyd of NIWA and Otago University explaining why fertilising the oceans to soak up more carbon is not likely to be our "get out of jail free" card, John Cook of Skeptical Science introducing the new Monckton Myths section of the site, plus interesting new papers on Atlantic warming adding to the Arctic's problems, an accurate prediction of last year's Pakistan flooding, and the coolest 1970s Datsun on the planet. A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz. For more http://www.theclimateshow.com
by Glenn Williams 534 views
The Climate Show returns with the first show of the new year, and it's a cracker. Our guest is Dr Brad Bass, an expert in "green" roofing who joined Glenn in the Auckland studio to discuss the many advantages of growing things (even trees!) on our buildings. John Cook from Skeptical Science gives us an eye-witness account of the Queensland flooding, and explains the climate and weather background to the event. We also discuss last year's record setting temperatures, the fakery of Don Easterbrook, and an interesting breakthrough in solar power technology. Check out all the show notes here: http://hot-topic.co.nz/the-climate-show-5-on-a-hot-wet-green
by Glenn Williams 659 views
Our last show for 2010, and it's over an hour of podcast/video goodness: featuring Peter H Gleick of the Pacific Institute discussing the news from the Fall AGU conference in San Francisco last week, John Cook discussing how we work out how sensitive the climate system is to the addition of heat, plus a roundup on Cancun, how French vignerons are looking to old vines to help them adapt to a warming climate, and London's black cabs set to go electric. A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz.
by Glenn Williams 795 views
Climate talks heat up in Mexico, snow blankets Britain and much of Europe, and The Climate Show is at the heart of the action. Glenn and Gareth set the scene for COP16 in Cancún and then interview Oxfam NZ's Barry Coates at the conference to find out how things are shaping up. Gareth explores the link between Arctic climate change and cold winter weather in Western Europe, John Cook debunks that favourite sceptic myth — that the world's cooling — and we look at the potential for nuclear power to provide part of the solution to decarbonising the power economy. A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz.
by Glenn Williams 1,262 views
Cracking episode of The Climate Show this week, featuring a must-listen interview with Naomi Oreskes discussing the background to her book Merchants of Doubt. The people who attacked her 2004 paper on the scientific consensus about global warming didn't know what they were letting themselves in for. Also in the show: excellent infographics, Arctic warming bringing colder winters to the northern hemisphere, European biofuels, John Cook of Skeptical Science discusses the new Twitter bot that auto argues with denier tweets, electric cars again, and steady state economics. Not wide-ranging at all, really. A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.glennwilliams.co.nz.
by Glenn Williams 573 views
A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.wammo.co.nz. The Climate Show comes out of beta testing today, with the release of the first full show, code-named Astral Express after the yacht that kiwi yachtsman Graeme Kendall sailed through the North West Passage in record time a couple of months ago. Graeme's our star guest, but we're also pleased to welcome to the programme John Cook, the creator of that superb climate science resource Skeptical Science.
by Glenn Williams 489 views
A show about climate change presented by gareth Renowden from http://www.hot-topic.co.nz and Glenn Williams from http://www.wammo.co.nz. This is the first recording of the show and our special guest was Kevin Cudby, author of 'From Smoke to Mirrors'. Show notes are here http://hot-topic.co.nz/the-climate-show-beta-1/. Coming soon is http://www.theclimateshow.co.nz
by Glenn Williams 748 views
Glenn, Gareth and John discuss all the latest climate news, science and politics. Show notes up at hot-topic.co.nz.
by Glenn Williams 587 views
We're running a bit late with this one: recorded last week before the big wind left Gareth powerless for six days (a bit like Glenn's PC), John Cook ruminates on the result of the Australian election, the boys marvel at the Mail's myth making about Arctic sea ice, and look forward to the release of the first part of the next IPCC report. And much, much more.