Tagged: Climate cranks

NZ sceptics lie about temp records, try to smear top scientist - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 26, 2009

The cranks in the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition have sunk to new lows in a desperate attempt to cash in on the far-right driven furore about the Hadley CRU data theft. Here’s an extract from a press release which was doing the rounds of NZ’s newsrooms this morning: New Zealand may have its own “Climategate”, including [...] … Read More

Rudd brooks no denial - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 19, 2009

Somehow Kevin Rudd’s climate change speech to the Lowry Institute earlier this month escaped my detection systems and it took Joseph Romm’s Climate Progress post today to draw it to my attention. New Zealanders, whose political leaders avoid big statements on the issue, can welcome its unequivocal tone. There seems an air of unreality [...] … Read More

Telling porkies to Parliament (first reprise) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 22, 2009

There are hours of harmless fun to be had digging around in the submissions to the Finance & Expenditure Committee on the government’s proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme [full list here]. There’s some good stuff — the Institute of Policy Studies/Climate Change Research Institute submission [PDF] is scathing: The Bill [...] does not provide [...] … Read More

Is Garth George capable of original thought? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 15, 2009

According to the Rotorua Daily Post, Garth George is “a veteran newspaperman living semi-retired in Rotorua”. Garth sallies forth from time to time to lend the benefit of his wisdom on climate policy to the readers of the NZ Herald, and on Thursday Oct 8th offered the following comment on reports of tax fraud in [...] … Read More

Fomenting unhappy mischief… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 14, 2009

I usually stay out of the fray at NZ’s political blogs, but sometimes it’s impossible to resist a brief plunge into bracing waters. Yesterday, David Farrar at Kiwiblog posted approvingly about the impending launch of a movie called Not Evil, Just Wrong, apparently intended as a counter to Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. Here’s Farrar: The film compares [...] … Read More