Tagged: fossil fuel

How Kiwi know-how can save the world - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 22, 2010

This a guest post by Kevin Cudby, the author of From Smoke To Mirrors, reviewed earlier this week by Bryan. I started researching my new book, From Smoke to Mirrors, back in 2007. I had been following alternative energy stories, and I was inundated with blogs and press releases from hucksters peddling silly ideas that [...] … Read More

This is scary! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 31, 2010

Well it must be for citizens of Louisiana and the surrounding US states on the Gulf of Mexico. There are nearly 4,000 active oil and gas platforms in the area! Obviously an accident just waiting to happen. Well actually we might expect several accidents. As PZ Myer points out (A constructive suggestion for retribution against [...] … Read More

Climate change and the integrity of science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 07, 2010

Here is the lead letter published in today’s issue of Science magazine. It’s signed by 255 members of the US National Academy of Sciences CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE INTEGRITY OF SCIENCE We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should [...] … Read More

Thinking of our grandchildren - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 30, 2010

Book Review: Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen Price: US$16.50* Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (December 8, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1608192008 ISBN-13: 978-1608192007 Climate change contrarians and deniers love to hate James Hansen. He’s up there alongside Al [...] … Read More

The climate change denial industry - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 26, 2010

Book review: The climate denial industry and climate science – a brief history of attacks on climate science, climate scientists and the IPCC by Cindy Baxter Publisher: Greenpeace International (24 March, 2010) Number of pages: 25 Publishers description: This report describes 20 years of organised attacks on climate science, scientists and the IPCC. It sets out [...] … Read More