On the Sciblogs podcast this week, we head to the High Court where climate sceptics have this week been seeking a judicial review of NIWA’s climate records. We catch up with Sciblogger Gareth Renowden about the case and we talk to former NIWA climate scientist Jim Renwick about the current state of climate science and what it is telling us about the extent of warming on a global scale.

We also talk to Dr Melanie Massaro about her paper Trapped in the postdoctoral void and her concern at what she considers to be an oversupply of doctoral students in the New Zealand education system.

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Show notes

Hot Topic: When asses go to court

Open Parachute: Scepticism, denial and the high court

NZ Herald: Global warming sceptics accuse NIWA over temperature records

Dominion Post: Wellington’s climate record shows warming trend

James Renwick’s profile

NZ Herald: Climate change slow but real phenomenon

James Renwick’s Victoria lecture

Melanie Massaro’s homepage

Melanie Massaro’s paper will be published at www.scientists.org.nz