Tagged: Climate cranks

Follow the climate money? Well, they did… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 13, 2010

This is a cross-post from Peter Griffin’s blog Griffin’s Gadgets over at Sciblogs. Peter (head of the NZ Science Media Centre), had the chance to explore some of the background to the intense lobbying being carried out on climate action (or inaction) when he met Bill Buzenberg, executive director of the Washington-based Centre for [...] … Read More

Oops, he did it again - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 08, 2010

It pays to beware of leaving hostages to fortune: saying or doing something that might cause you some embarrassment in the future. There’s a very fine example in this recent blog post by Ian Wishart, titled “Top 10 global warming myths exposed“. It takes the form of a piece Wishart has submitted to the Coromandel [...] … Read More

Popgun for hire: A$20,000 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 04, 2010

Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, the man who put the pier in peer review, is on his way to Australia at the end of January to make “a barnstorming three-week lecture-tour” designed to reassure audiences in major cities that “‘Global Warming’ is Not a Global Crisis“. His fee? A$20,000 (£11,000), plus all flights and hotel [...] … Read More

Something potty in the state of Denmark - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 15, 2009

“Scrøtum! Where Ã¥re my bøøts?” The Laird was having trouble with the “Danish” accent he was affecting in an attempt to impress the natives. To the wrinkled retainer’s large but withered ears it sounded as though he’d been taking lessons from the Swedish Chef. Monckton’s exquisite English diction was hovering somewhere over the Baltic being [...] … Read More

NZ temps: more stations, no adjustments, still warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 07, 2009

NIWA has released details of a newly calculated long term temperature series for New Zealand, based on 11 stations that have had no major site moves or significant adjustments made to their raw data. Running from 1930 to present, the series shows that significant warming has taken place, confirming that the national temperature series recently [...] … Read More

NZ temps: warming real, record robust, sceptics wrong - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2009

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), accused last week of fiddling the long term New Zealand temperature record to create spurious warming, has released information showing that the attack mounted by the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and Climate Conversation Group has no merit. The NIWA announcement shows that the warming trend in the [...] … Read More

Shock revelation: top NZ climate scientist admits global conspiracy to warm planet - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2009

WORLD EXCLUSIVE!: Hot Topic can reveal that the days of the great climate science conspiracy are finally over. In an unprecedented display of public candour Dr Jim Salinger, New Zealand’s leading climate scientist, admitted in a letter to the NZ Herald this week that he’s been part of a conspiracy to mislead the public about [...] … Read More

Mycroft Monckton makes mischief - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 01, 2009

Scrotum wiped his sweat-beaded brow and shut down Monckton’s computer. The laird, concerned that a decade’s worth of personal emails might be stolen by some Green-fingered socialist geek, had instructed his wrinkled retainer to install “something that the buggers won’t be able to crack” on his laptop, and Scrotum had been pleased to do so. [...] … Read More

Who writes Rodney’s rubbish? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 29, 2009

Who’s this supporting the NZ C”S”C’s idiotic attempt to cast doubt on the NZ temperature record? Why, it’s none other than Rodney Hide, leader of the ACT Party, and Minister of Local Government, Associate Minister of Commerce, Minister of Regulatory Reform and Parliamentary principal climate crank. Hide has written to climate change minister Nick Smith, [...] … Read More