Climate of conflict: is global warming really not related to conflict?

by Dr David Hall Last month I wrote a New Zealand Listener column on the possibility that the Syrian conflict and climate change were, in some sense, related. Regrettably, a few days later, the same hypothesis was reasserted, less delicately, by Prince Charles. It felt too close for comfort. At least one local commentary was so breathlessly hysterical that I felt no […]


2015 Research Honours – the winners

It’s awards season again for the science sector, kicking off with the Research Honours Dinner tonight in Auckland and to be followed tomorrow by the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes and next week, the Association of Scientists’ Prizes. Some big names among the winners tonight, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with on […]


Where our science investment is going

The Government this morning released the National Statement of Science Investment 2015 – 2025, which lays out the priorities for investing government money in science and innovation over the next decade. I’ll leave analysis of the report to experts who the Science Media Centre has contacted for reaction which will be released later today. But […]