Recent Deposits

  • New Zealand Pastoral Farmers and the Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases in the Agricultural Sector 

    Rosin, Chris; Cooper, Mark; MacKenzie, Angela; Maegli, Tanja
    The implementation of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) as a policy instrument is intended to contribute to the efficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New Zealand within the limits agreed to in the Kyoto ...
  • Denying Bogus Skepticism in Climate Change and Tourism Research 

    Hall, C. Michael; Amelung, Bas; Cohen, Scott; Eijgelaar, Eke; Gossling, Stefan; Higham, James; Leemans, Rik; Peeters, Paul; Ram, Yael; Scott, Daniel; Aall, Carlo; Abegg, Bruno; Dawson, Jackie; Doran, Rouven; Dubois, Ghislain; Duval, David Timothy; Fennell, David; Gill, Alison M.; Gren, Martin; Gronau, Werner; Guiver, Jo; Hopkins, Debbie; Huijbens, Edward H.; Koens, Ko; Lamers, Machiel; Lemieux, Christopher; Lew, Alan; Long, Patrick; Melissen, Frans W.; Nawijn, Jeroen; Nicholls, Sarah; Nilsson, Jan-Henrik; Nunkoo, Robin; Pomering, Alan; Reis, Arianne C.; Richardson, Robert B.; Rogerson, Christian M.; Saarinen, Jarkko; Saeporsdottir, Anna Dora; Steiger, Robert; Upham, Paul; van der Linden, Sander; Visser, Gustav; Wall, Geoffrey; Weaver, David
    This final response to the two climate change denial papers by Shani and Arad further highlights the inaccuracies, misinformation and errors in their commentaries. The obfuscation of scientific research and the consensus ...
  • No time for smokescreen scepticism: A rejoinder to Shani and Arad 

    Hall, C. Michael; Amelung, Bas; Cohen, Scott; Eijgelaar, Eke; Gossling, Stefan; Higham, James; Leemans, Rik; Peeters, Paul; Ram, Yael; Scott, Daniel; Aall, Carlo; Abegg, Bruno; Arana, Jorge E.; Barr, Stewart; Becken, Susanne; Buckley, Ralf; Burns, Peter; Coles, Tim; Dawson, Jackie; Doran, Rouven; Dubois, Ghislain; Duval, David Timothy; Fennell, David; Gill, Alison M.; Gren, Martin; Gronau, Werner; Guiver, Jo; Hopkins, Debbie; Huijbens, Edward H.; Koens, Ko; Lamers, Machiel; Lemieux, Christopher; Lew, Alan; Long, Patrick; Melissen, Frans W.; Nawijn, Jeroen; Nicholls, Sarah; Nilsson, Jan-Henrik; Nunkoo, Robin; Pomering, Alan; Reis, Arianne C.; Reiser, Dirk; Richardson, Robert B.; Rogerson, Christian M.; Saarinen, Jarkko; Saeporsdottir, Anna Dora; Steiger, Robert; Upham, Paul; van der Linden, Sander; Visser, Gustav; Wall, Geoffrey; Weaver, David
    Shani and Arad (2014) claimed that tourism scholars tend to endorse the most pessimistic assessments regarding climate change, and that anthropogenic climate change was a “fashionable” and “highly controversial scientific ...
  • Social perceptions of climate change in Queenstown's ski industry: a framework of contextual vulnerability 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    The tourism industry both contributes to – and is affected by climate change. Many tourism sub-sectors rely on the local climate as a key element to their tourism offering, non less that the ski industry. As a result of ...
  • Australian snow tourist's perceptions of climate change: Implications for the Queenstown Lakes region of New Zealand 

    Hopkins, Debbie; Becken, Susanne; Hendrikx, Jordy
    This qualitative research has emerged from the sustained discussion of the future of winter alpine tourism in the Australasian context. The ski industries of Australia and New Zealand are intertwined, with research requiring ...
  • Applying a comprehensive contextual climate change vulnerability framework to New Zealand's tourism industry 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Conceptualisations of ‘vulnerability’ vary amongst scholarly communities, contributing to a wide variety of applications. Research investigating vulnerability to climate change has often excluded non-climatic changes which ...
  • The sustainability of climate change adaptation strategies in New Zealand's ski industry: a range of stakeholder perceptions 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Climate change is a critical sustainability challenge for alpine tourism and the ski industry. Climate change adaptation is characterised as identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities plus reducing ...
  • Learning about climate: an exploration of the socialisation of climate change 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    While the term “climate change” is highly recognized by the nonscientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting, and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has ...
  • The perceived risks of local climate change in Queenstown, New Zealand 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Place-embedded, resource-dependent industries are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The scientific framing of these risks can be understood through modelling; however, risks are perceived by ...
  • Climate change in a regional context: relative vulnerability in the Australasian skier market 

    Hopkins, Debbie; Higham, James; Becken, Susanne
    The concept of relative vulnerability allows for comparisons between analogous units in a regional context. It is utilised within tourism studies to consider how climate change might affect demand and perceived attractiveness ...
  • Climate change perceptions and responses in Scotland's ski industry 

    Hopkins, Debbie; Maclean, Kate
    The negative impacts of climate change for the ski industry have been well documented. However, research has largely focused on key ski markets in North America and Continental Europe. The study presented in this paper ...
  • Using Long term harvest records of sooty shearwaters (Tītī; Puffinus griseus) to predict shifts in the Southern Oscillation 

    Humphries, Grant Richard Woodrow
    Rakiura Māori (New Zealand’s southern-most group of indigenous peoples) have harvested the chicks of burrow-nesting sooty shearwaters (Tītī; Puffinus griseus) for generations. As part of the harvest process some families ...

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