Tagged: de Freitas

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

Climate of complacency #2: de Freitas lies to TV3 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 14, 2013

Imagine my shock when I discovered today that Chris de Freitas — the Auckland University academic who hit the news a couple of years ago when it was found that he was teaching climate denial to first year students, but who has a 20 year history of advocating for inaction on climate change — had [...] … Read More

Climate: The Counter Consensus - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 29, 2011

This review of Bob Carter’s latest book, by Dr James Renwick, Principal Scientist at NIWA’s Climate Variability & Change group, was first published in the March newsletter of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand. My thanks to Jim for permission to republish it here. This book is a curious read, full of misinformation, straw-man arguments, [...] … Read More

McLean’s folly and the climate clueless - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 13, 2011

In an astonishing press release issued last week, the New Zealand Climate “Science” Coalition predicts that 2011 will be the “coolest year globally since 1956 or even earlier”. The C”S”C bases its prediction on the work of Australian “computer consultant and occasional travel photographer” John McLean. Hot Topic readers will remember McLean as the lead [...] … Read More

The biased leading the blind - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 25, 2009

Two of New Zealand’s most prominent climate cranks, “inexpert witness” Chris de Freitas and Bob “great communicator” Carter are no strangers to the art of misrepresenting facts in support of their peculiar political visions, but recent articles by the pair set new standards for economy with the truth. Here’s De Freitas, writing in Energy NZ: …no [...] … Read More