Questions from schools answered by Dr James Renwick and Dr Dave Frame, both Victoria University Climate Scientists on the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).
- What year do you think most people "got" Climate Change?
- Who were the first groups? Who will be the last? When did scientists "get it"?
- Is there really an irreversible date for CC?
- Is coronavirus at all linked to climate change?
- Are viruses like COVID-19 more likely to appear because of a warming planet?
- What chance do you think there is of change when people always seem to want new cars, new houses, overseas travel, new clothes, new tech stuff?
- What would happen if sea creatures went extinct?
- Can the meting ice caps affect our coast lines?
- What can we do to help this problem?
- Are there any animals affected by climate change?
- Are polar bears going to go extinct?
- How much does the sea rise every year?
- In NZ what is the largest contributor to CC?
- How much is planting trees part of the solution to getting global CO2 levels down?
- How bad is it to harvest trees for furniture and decking from rainforests such as the Amazon and closer to NZ such as Indonesia?
- If the ice caps melted completly how much of Queenstown would be under water?
Questions from schools answered by Duane Wilkins from LINZ.
- What can satellites show us about the effect of corona virus on the World?
- What different views of the World can satellites show or measure - infra-red, temperature and what else?
- Can you measure the hole in the ozone layer and has it changed over New Zealand?
- What affects on the environment will the corona virus have?
- How does the coronavirus affect the environment?
- What can we do to help the ozone layer to completely cover Earth?
- How do we know what greenhouse gas and temperatures levels were in the distant past?
- What would happen if we never burned fossil fuels?
Questions from schools answered by Sorcha and Aurelie from School Strike 4 Climate, Wellington.
- Tell us about School Strike 4 Climate. How did the strikes go? What was the feeling amongst the people gathered there? Was it effective?
- What motivated you to become part of School Strike 4 Climate?
- What decisions have you made about how you live in response to climate change? Have you thought about how you get around or the food you choose to eat or the consumer items you buy? What advice do you have for others?
- What do you find the biggest challenges are when taking action for the wellbeing of the environment? How do you overcome these challenges?
- You are both dedicated to be part of the solution to climate change. How do your friends and schoolmates react to this?
- What recommendations/tips would you give young people who want to do something about climate change but are unsure about where to start?
- How are you going to take your passion for the environment further? What are your aspirations beyond school?
- Do you think older people are getting the Climate Change message as much as young people?