Tagged: Climate cranks

When climate cranks lose at law: Salinger on the failed attempt to sue the NZ temperature record - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 23, 2014

If you do nothing else today, take the time to read Jim Salinger’s account at The Conversation of the attempt by New Zealand’s little coterie of climate deniers to cast doubt on the country’s temperature record. It’s a useful summary of the cranks’ ludicrous effort, but Jim points out that it is just a small […] … Read More

NZ climate cranks’ trust folded, Brill et al try to escape justice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 12, 2014

The New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust (NZCSET), the body established three years ago to bring a legal case against the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), has been put into liquidation without paying the costs awarded against it after its case failed — confirming my suspicion when the trust was formed that […] … Read More

Prat watch #13: still crazy, after all these years - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2013

There’s a parallel world out there — the planet inhabited by climate cranks and deniers. It’s a world where you can say whatever you like, be as wrong as you like, be shown to be wrong repeatedly, even comprehensively lose court cases, and yet you never have to say you’re sorry, or admit to your […] … Read More

People talkin’ about science (and water) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 28, 2013

To kick off a new open thread (biofarmer, that’s you I’m looking at), here’s the IPCC’s new/latest video, in which various lead authors and Working Group 1 luminaries talk about the state of our understanding of the physical science of climate. You may also wish to discuss — anything. Have at it… … Read More

Lip service: NZ government infested with climate denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 15, 2013

Over the last few years I’ve documented the current NZ government’s lackadaisical attitude to climate change policy. They’ve gutted the emissions trading scheme and dismantled sensible initiatives, ensuring that NZ emissions are on course to grow steeply. Last night, TV3 News asked three senior cabinet ministers whether they believed in the reality of climate change, […] … Read More

Something (early) for the weekend: grim forecast for oceans and the roots of denial - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 17, 2013

Something of a miscellany today, coupled with an open thread, to keep you going during a brief pause in posting. First up: a study published this week in PLOS Biology looks at changes in ocean chemistry, temperature and primary productivity over the next century under two emissions scenarios, and finds that no corner of the […] … Read More

The last refuge of scoundrels - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 14, 2013

Tomorrow, in the Appeal Court in Wellington (pdf), Justices Harrison, French and Miller will hear argument in the case of the NZ Climate Science “Education” Trust (NZCSET) versus the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), in the continuing effort of the cranks to litigate away warming in New Zealand over the last 150 […] … Read More

Denier cacophony escalates as IPCC release draws near - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Sep 25, 2013

As governments meet in Stockholm this week to finalise the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers for its Working Group 1 report release,  I wonder if they can hear the shouting match going on in the world’s blogosphere and in some media. The bleating of deniers is reaching a cacophony. They are rolling out every single trick […] … Read More

The Climate Show #35: elections, extremes and a big wind - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 19, 2013

We’re running a bit late with this one: recorded last week before the big wind left Gareth powerless for six days (a bit like Glenn’s PC), John Cook ruminates on the result of the Australian election, the boys marvel at the Mail’s myth making about Arctic sea ice, and look forward to the release of […] … Read More