Mirjam Guesgen

Mirjam Guesgen is a science journalist with an interest in stories that examine an issue from many angles: science, law, culture, psychology or philosophy. Her work has been published in The Globe and Mail, Motherboard, The Cut, Canadian Geographic, Aeon, Seeker, Maisonneuve, The Record, The New Zealand Herald, The New Zealand Listener and VetScript magazine. She also writes for the YouTube channels SciShow and Hot Mess as well as her own dedicated science channel ScienceWrapNZ.

Society
Oct 11, 2019

Pest control advice from a tiny Canadian town: Get stuffed

A small Canadian town has the weirdest answer to its pest problem – a museum of stuffed and costumed animal dioramas that has become a cult tourist attraction.

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Science
Sep 20, 2019

Does saving the planet mean the end of the sausage sizzle?

Just how much of an impact would a shift to vegetarian diets have on the battle to halt climate change, asks Mirjam Guesgen.

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Business
Sep 19, 2019

How our emissions trading scheme is changing, and what it means for business

Covering Climate Now: Charging businesses for their greenhouse gas emissions seems simple enough, but in New Zealand, at least, emissions keep on rising. Is the system flawed, or is it how we're implementing it?

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Science
Sep 18, 2019

Putting a cork in cow burps (and farts)

More than a third of all of NZ’s greenhouse emissions come from sheep and cattle. There's no easy solution, but a variety of anti-methane methods are being developed to curb this gaseous issue. 

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Business
Sep 17, 2019

Should you choose to offset your emissions, and where does the money go?

It's an appealing, guilt-assuaging idea. But what does it really amount to?

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Science
Sep 16, 2019

Our climate story: Life in Auckland and Southland in 2050

Covering Climate Now: A changing climate means changing landscapes and changing lives. This is what it looks like, according to experts.

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