Tagged: Climate cranks

Little Whyte Bull - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 09, 2014

Late last week, New Zealand’s far right ACT party was pleased to let the media know that its leader, Jamie Whyte, had won the “prestigious Institute of Economic Affairs’ Seldon1 Award” — an award given to IEA fellows by the IEA for work published by the IEA. Whyte is an IEA fellow, which may (or […] … Read More

Brill’s bills still unpaid, but Barry’s off to Vegas - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 19, 2014

The attempt by a small group of climate cranks to bring a legal case against the New Zealand temperature record will leave the taxpayer to pick up a bill likely to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Radio NZ News yesterday. Efforts by the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) […] … Read More

Taxing Rodney: Hide’s carbon hypocrisy - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 08, 2014

Untroubled as he is by the responsibilities of public office, or any apparent need to appear consistent, the former leader of the far-right ACT Party, Rodney Hide, attempts to ridicule the Green Party’s new carbon tax policy in his column at the National Business Review this week. You can’t actually read the column, because it’s […] … Read More

Carter and de Lange’s GWPF sea level report plagiarises their own Heartland-funded NIPCC propaganda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 27, 2014

Analysis of a report on sea level rise — Sea-level Change: Living with uncertainty — published earlier this month by Nigel Lawson’s UK climate lobby group the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and written by NZ scientists Willem de Lange and Bob Carter, shows that it extensively plagiarises last year’s heavily criticised Non-governmental International Panel on […] … Read More

Something for the weekend: boy child birth on the way, will get feet wet - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 09, 2014

Odds are shortening on the imminent arrival of an El Niño, as Peter Sinclair explores in his latest video for the Yale Climate & Media Forum (see also Climate Progress), and we can expect a wild ride. Meanwhile the ice continues to melt and the oceans rise: in Wellington and Christchurch they’re planning for 1 […] … Read More

Whale meat again – Slater’s climate pseudoskeptic siren songs - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 06, 2014

New Zealand’s highest traffic blog is Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil Beef Hooked (try saying it in an Irish accent) — an aggressive right-wing sensationalist blog not noted for its delicate approach to current affairs. Unsurprisingly, Slater is an outspoken climate pseudoskeptic, with a long history of posts rubbishing climate science and the reality of climate […] … Read More

Herald gives de Freitas platform to smear climate science - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 01, 2014

Climate change denier and Auckland University geographer Chris de Freitas seems to have fast access to the dialogue pages of the NZ Herald. His latest effort this week is a long ramble ostensibly around the possibility of an El Niño this year, but at its centre contains a nasty slur on the honesty of climate […] … Read More

Postcards from la la land: David Archibald and the four horsemen of the cooling apocalypse - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 30, 2014

A day or two ago, my interest piqued by a link that popped up in a news feed, I started to investigate the strange climate world of Australian oil man David Archibald. It was a weird journey down the rabbit hole of climate denialism, and the further down into the dark I went, the stranger […] … Read More