Science and environment

Modelling the Covid-19 virus

We now know what a worst-case scenario of a rampant Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand could look like - and it is devastating. The government yesterday released six modelling reports it's been provided with over the past month that project what could happen here if the current virus eradication strategy fails. In a paper delivered to the government on March 24, it found a total of 3.32 million Kiwis could get sick, 146,000 would need hospital care and 27,600 could die. Professor Nick Wilson from Otago University helped prepare the reports and joins Kathryn to talk about the modelling.

Modelling the Covid-19 virus
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Science and environment

What the Coronavirus means for climate change

Climate change researcher Professor James Renwick head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University explores the impact of Coronavirus on climate change.

What the Coronavirus means for climate change
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Science and environment

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything

Forget thinking big. Behaviour scientist Dr. BJ Fogg says we should instead be thinking small and introducing tiny behaviours that eventually become habits. Fogg, who is the founder and director of the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University, says we can change our behaviour in the long-term by employing 'tiny habits' in the short term

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything
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Science and environment

Covid-19 questions and answers

RNZ's Caitlin Cherry has been going through some of them, and is here to answer.

Covid-19 questions and answers
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