Story: Climate change

Wellington weather

Wellington weather

In the mid-1980s, when this cartoon was drawn, the scientific community was still split as to whether climate change was even occurring, let alone the role of human actions in any change. While for some extreme weather was clear evidence of global change, for others it was business as usual, especially in windy Wellington.

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Brett Mullan, Stacey Mohan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart and Ben Liley, 'Climate change - Predicting future climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/7553/wellington-weather (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Brett Mullan, Stacey Mohan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart and Ben Liley, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 20 Jul 2020