Tagged: Canada

NZ Herald’s turn to offer propaganda as opinion – De Freitas’ links to cranks hidden from readers - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 12, 2012

The new “compact” NZ Herald has taken a downmarket tabloid approach to informing its readers by running an opinion piece about the recent courtroom defeat for NZ’s climate cranks by prominent climate sceptic and Auckland University geographer Chris de Freitas, without explaining de Freitas’ long history of association with the cranks he’s defending. In the [...] … Read More

Hansen’s righteous cause - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 19, 2012

The latest communication from James Hansen to his email list this week was a sharp reminder that the New Zealand Government’s commitment to the pursuit of unexploited fossil fuels is part of widespread malpractice. The global stampede to find every possible fossil fuel is not being opposed by governments, no matter how dirty the fuels [...] … Read More

Homeopathy in Canada – the good, the bad and the ugly - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 19, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cA_oGiNTOk&feature=related Although this clip is a year old it is an interesting glimpse at the state of homeopathy in Canada, where it appears to have a strong hold though clearly, like New Zealand, very few people appear to understand what is in (or more accurately what ISN’T in) homeopathic remedies. It is good to see the media is investigating … Read More

Another book for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 25, 2011

This looks like another great sciency book for young kids. Ankylosaur Attack (Tales of Prehistoric Life) is aimed at an age level of 4 and up. It should really appeal to the kid already interested in dinosaurs. The author is … Continue reading → … Read More

The absurd ’moral superiority’ of tar sands oil - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 31, 2011

In a rational world the notion that Canadian tar sands oil is ‘ethical’ by comparison with oil from many other sources would be laughable. But I wrote earlier this year that the Canadian Conservation Minister Peter Kent used the term with some emphasis in his defence of the tar sands operation. This week I read [...] … Read More

2010 Greenland ice sheet melt sets new record, 2011 starts warm - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 21, 2011

The 2010 ice melt season on the Greenland ice sheet (see video) set new records, according to Marco Tedesco, director of the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory at the City University of New York. The melt season was “exceptional”, Tedesco said. Melting in some areas lasted as much as 50 days longer than average, starting very early [...] … Read More