Climate Change

As the election campaign ramps up, some top businesses are concerned climate change isn't being addressed.

California sets goal to phase out fossil fuels for electricity by 2045, governor says

California governor Jerry Brown said the policy should serve as a model for other states and nations.

'Climate change is moving faster than we are' - world must shift dependence on fossil fuels by 2020, UN warns

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there has been a lack of leadership to address global warming.

Climate change sceptics 'utterly stupid', Samoa's Prime Minister says

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said greater ambition is necessary to limit global warming to 1.5C.

Is New Zealand set for a long hot summer with more days at the beach? New study suggests years-long heatwave is on the way

Prediction is the result of a new statistical model using weather trends dating back over 100 years.

Waikawa Beach in New Zealand, photo token by Canon 5D mark III at 2016

Researchers warn NZ on track for tropical climate if CO2 emissions not reduced

A UK study has examined how emission levels will determine future climates.

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Three trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared in 25 years through ocean-driven ice melt and ice-shelf collapse.

Antarctica lost three trillion tonnes of ice in last 25 years - 'The brakes have come off'

Warming oceans have driven a tripling of ice-loss in Western Antarctica between 1992 and 2017.

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The Government has revealed its ideas for a new law and now wants the public’s input.

Low income families, farmers set to be hit hardest by Government's zero carbon plan to tackle climate change

Increased costs of products will be passed on to consumers and farms could be hit with emissions rules.

Winston Peters to meet French President in New Caledonia

Emmanuel Macron is hosting a climate change discussion with Pacific leaders.

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Wellington City Council has developed a virtual reality tool to track the impact of sea level rise.

Virtual reality helps Wellingtonians experience the capital underwater

The simulator reveals what effect the sea rising six metres would have on different parts of the city.

Watch: Virtual reality simulator puts Wellington 6m underwater after huge sea level rise

The project was undertaken to help illustrate the projected effects of climate change.

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The dance movie was created by NZ choreographer Corey Baker and the star of the Royal NZ Ballet.

Watch: Dance filmed in Antarctica premieres in London for World Earth Day

The dance movie was created by NZ choreographer Corey Baker and the star of the Royal NZ Ballet.

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Not just dieback, but climate change and extreme weather events are posing a risk to the giant trees' survival.

Auckland scientist climbs Kauri to study impact of climate change on giants of the forest

Not just dieback, but climate change and extreme weather events are posing a risk to the survival of kauri.

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1 NEWS reporter Jess Cartwright joined the NIWA scientists for the flight.

Scientists take to the air to survey ice and snow of South Island's shrinking glaciers

"It's quite a mad year for glaciers," Glaciologist Trevor Chinn told 1 NEWS.

New Zealand glaciers looking 'pretty pathetic' before annual aerial snowline survey, says NIWA

Scientists are set to measure NZ's glaciers after the hot summer.

Storm waves devastate little blue penguin breeding colony on Auckland island

Variable oyster catcher and black back gull chicks were also swept away.

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MPs joined other supporters of the young riders to greet them after their journey to promote the Zero Carbon Act.

Climate change cyclists finish ride from Auckland to cheers at Parliament

MPs joined other supporters of the young riders to greet them after their journey to promote the Zero Carbon Act.

Pacific's Tuvalu expanding, likely to still be habitable in 100 years, despite rising sea levels

That's according to University of Auckland research that mapped shoreline change of Tuvalu's 101 islands across its nine atolls.

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Chief climate scientist Dr Sam Dean says the chances of storms like last month’s happening simply through natural variation is very low.

'This is just so unusual' - Big January storms due to climate change, NIWA scientist says

High sea surface temperatures in the Tasman Sea have contributed to the power of the storms, he said.

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The region is starting to recover after it was flooded by torrential rain this week.

Erratic West Coast weather patterns raise questions about how region will cope with climate change

The region is starting to recover after it was flooded by torrential rain this week.

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The region near Auckland is only half a metre about sea level.

Not enough being done about rising sea levels threatening Hauraki District

The region near Auckland is only half a metre about sea level.

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Millions of people die around the world each year from inhaling toxic gas emissions.

World's most polluted cities described as deadly gas chambers

Millions of people die each year after inhaling toxic gas emissions.

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Climate change is set to displace tens of millions of people in the coming decades.

NZ could win global kudos with climate change refugee visa but workable policy tricky, says expert

Future resettlement of people affected by climate change is now a hot topic globally.

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Naviavia village is in the middle of 15,000 acres bought by the Kiribati government.

Fijian villagers have mixed feelings about Kiribati climate change refugees moving in

Kiribati's government has paid about $10 million for 15,000 acres of land in Fiji as a future refuge.

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1 NEWS pacific correspondent Barabra Dreaver reports from the area in Fiji.

Visit the land Kiribati has purchased in case climate change makes its islands uninhabitable

1 NEWS pacific correspondent Barabra Dreaver reports from the area in Fiji.

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Auckland underwater - sea level rise simulation shows areas worst hit by climate change

Video: What a three-metre sea level rise in Auckland would look like - is this what 2090 looks like?

With world leaders meeting in Germany this week to discuss climate change, sea level rise will definitely be on the agenda.

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1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver visited the village of Vunidogoloa.

'It affects everything' – Climate change impacting the lives of Fijians forever

1 NEWS' Barbara Dreaver spoke to villagers displaced by climate change in Fiji.

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