Tagged: Fox

Blink and its gone – spectacular time-lapse of ice retreat at Fox Glacier - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 26, 2015

This spectacular time-lapse video1 captures the dramatic retreat of the Fox Glacier in Westland over the last year — 300 metres between January 2015 and January this year. As the ice retreats, the hillside becomes unstable and collapses down into the valley. To get a sense of the scale, you can see people watching from […] … Read More

Fox News and GMO's - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Dec 31, 2013

I saw this clip on TV this morning (I didn’t realise what we see from Fox on Sky is a month old) and was “impressed” with the degree of muddled science and scaremongering they managed to put into such a short clip.   inaccurate science (confusing viruses, bacteria with genes) – check oversimplification of the science (“food made in … Read More

A Celtic New Year: lilt or lament? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 01, 2013

Mr Morrison invites us all to come on home, and have a Celtic new year — which is always a good thing, as I can testify, being a Celt of many generations standing. While I wait for the ham to subside and the cabernet merlot to wash out of the system1, I’ll point you to [...] … Read More

Prat Watch #2: the 2011 Climate BS Awards - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 06, 2012

The 2011 Climate BS Awards (where BS stands for Bad Science) have just been announced by Peter Gleick and the Pacific Institute [Huff Post, Forbes]. Nominated and voted for by a crack team of climate scientists and communicators, the awards go to “particularly egregious, notorious, or well-publicized examples of bad climate science that were produced [...] … Read More

The Inquisition of Climate Science - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 05, 2011

“…in the denial of global warming, we are witnessing the most vicious, and so far most successful, attack on science in history.” Those strong words are from James Lawrence Powell in his recent book The Inquisition of Climate Science. The book chronicles the campaign of denial which has resulted in the widespread failure of public [...] … Read More

The 2010 Climate B.S. of the Year Award - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 31, 2010

This a guest post by the Climate BS Awards committee. Welcome to the 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award. 2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions [...] … Read More