Green News & Opinion

22 Articles by Chris Turney

Campbell Island-Remote, Southern and Uninhabited except for a special few

   Chris writes: In 2010, I was fortunate to be involved in an exciting piece of research led by Matt McGlone at Landcare Research in New Zealand. Published in Nature Geoscience, we reported a long-term record of vegetation and climate change on a sub-Antarctic island known as Campbell. Located at the ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in March 2011, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife

Antarctic Explorations

Chris Turney , adventurer and academic takes us on one of his research missions to Antarctica. We are keen to get Celsias into everywhere.No voice in this vidclip but you do get a sense of the vastness and the beauty of Antarctica-and the accommodation .As well as how to dry ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in March 2011, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife

Delving in Antarctica

‘It is almost a reproach to civilization that we have arrived at the close of the nineteenth century without knowing the whole of the superficial appearance of this planet,’ declared an exasperated John Sutherland, Duke of Argyll and former Governor of Canada, in 1897. In spite of the huge progress ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in December 2010, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

Logging Old Weather

 Ever since the first Royal Navy vessels set forth to patrol the high seas, its ships have kept meticulous records of the weather. By the 1670s, the might of the British Empire was religiously keeping detailed observations on the state of the elements on and in the world’s oceans ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in November 2010, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Design, Education, Media, Weather (1 comment)

The Global Impact of Ocean Cooling in the 1960's

A common complaint made by so-called climate sceptics is the fact that global temperatures haven’t precisely tracked the trend of rising greenhouse gas levels over the twentieth century. The argument seems to be that if carbon dioxide emissions are a significant driver of climate change then temperatures should have ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in October 2010, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

A Lesson From Past Global Warming

When looking to the future, it’s only natural to scrutinise yesterday. Be it studying the form of a favoured racehorse, probing twentieth century economic trade figures or analyzing international diplomatic relations over the centuries, history offers an insight into what might lie ahead. But written records aren’t our ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in September 2010, about Climate Change, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Weather

The Last Great Global Warming

 As world leaders gather in the Danish capital Copenhagen to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Agreement, it’s probably worth pondering on what happened last time temperatures were at levels predicted for the end of this century.     In 1874, a scientist called Pieter Harting took a number of cores ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in December 2009, about Climate Change, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather (1 comment)

Fieldwork in Melting Ice: A Warning from the North

I’ve just returned from fieldwork in Svalbard, the island archipelago situated halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Straddling 81˚ to 74˚N, this near-pristine environment is a haven for researchers interested in Arctic environments.  I’ve been extremely privileged to visit some beautiful places in the world but ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in September 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Politics & Government, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Carbonscape: The Potential for Fixing Carbon

 By Chris Turney, author of Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past As with all great stories it began with a potato. Longer ago than I care to admit, there was a time when I was a young and foolish teenager. Left at home on one of the rare ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in October 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies (10 comments)

Sandbag: Stemming the Rising Tide of Greenhouse Gases

By Professor Chris Turney, author of the just released book, Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past (read reviews here). It's not often you hear good news when it comes to climate change. More often than not, reports in the media verge on the catastrophic, rarely giving little ... keep reading

Written by Chris Turney in July 2008, about Carbon Trading, Politics & Government

« Prev | Page 1 of 2 | Next »

Featured Companies & Orgs