Daylight saving: It’s complicated

Daylight saving: It’s complicated

With New Zealanders preparing to turn their clocks back as daylight saving ends this Sunday, I’ve been pondering the history and science behind this tradition. Like many New Zealanders, I have a love-hate relationship with daylight saving. I hate losing sleep when the...
Why is it so hot?

Why is it so hot?

Don’t worry, it’s not just you. With global temperatures up 1.1°C compared to pre-industrial levels, it’s getting noticeably warmer throughout the world. Aotearoa New Zealand is no exception. This summer has been hotter than usual. In 2021 – our warmest year on record...
Reflecting on Glasgow: A COP half full

Reflecting on Glasgow: A COP half full

The end of 2021 brought a flurry of activity on climate change. We had COP26, New Zealand’s international emissions reduction promise, a consultation on our national emissions reduction plan, and a commitment to provide more climate aid to developing countries. With...