Tagged: David Wratt

Leyland and Carter: the rebuttal that isn’t and the hypocrisy that is - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 25, 2015

Sciblogs editor Peter Griffin recently gave climate denial activists Bryan Leyland and Bob Carter a “right of reply” to my post pointing out the errors and inconsistencies in a Dominion Post op-ed penned by the pair. Griffin took this action because of vociferous complaints from Leyland, who took offence at my discussion of his expertise […] … Read More

DomPost denier debacle: science has the last word - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 10, 2015

The Dominion Post, which blotted its editorial copybook last week by publishing a factually incorrect and highly misleading opinion piece by climate denialists, has today published a heavyweight reply by three of NZ’s top climate scientists — David Wratt, Andy Reisinger and Jim Renwick1. Headed “Human role in climate change is clear”, the article is […] … Read More

Stocker in Wellington: RSNZ to stream AR5 science workshop - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 10, 2013

Swiss climate scientist Thomas Stocker, joint chairman of the IPCC’s Working Group One, is in New Zealand for a few days, and the NZ Climate Change Centre and the Royal Society of NZ have taken the opportunity to put together a stakeholder workshop to allow Stocker and NZ lead authors to present the key findings […] … Read More

Stormy weather: we’re making it worse, and there’s more on the way - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2011

The IPCC released the summary for policymakers of its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) in Kampala, Uganda, on Friday (SPM, SREX site, launch presentation slides). The report concludes that globally there has been a significant decrease in cold days and nights and an [...] … Read More

SOS tour adds Lakes dates; Wratt in Wellington - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 04, 2011

The Saunders Oram and Salinger climate roadshow continues to rumble on through the spring, and news reaches me that they’ve just added talks in Queenstown and Wanaka on Thursday Nov 3 to their already crowded itinerary. Venues are still to be arranged, but the Queenstown talk will be in the afternoon and the Wanaka talk [...] … Read More

We call upon the author… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2010

I must have been asleep last week when the IPCC announced its selection of authors for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), due in 2013/14. As usual, NZ scientists are making a significant contribution: Tim Naish is a lead author for Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis) chapter 5, Information from Paleoclimate Archives. Jim Renwick [...] … Read More

A blast from the past - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2010

This video was embedded using the YouTuber plugin by Roy Tanck. Adobe Flash Player is required to view the video. Two years ago I took part in the World Peace Summit: Climate Change – What To Do? in Wellington, at the Westpac St James Theatre. I blogged about it at the time (before and after), and [...] … Read More