Tagged: Groser

NZ hikes terrorism threat to “low”, ignores Pentagon warning of “immediate” threat from climate change - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Oct 20, 2014

So, the threat of a terrorist attack on New Zealand is upon us has risen from “very low” to “low” — second to lowest in a ranking that has six levels. Cabinet is now urgently reviewing our security laws to make sure we’re equipped to deal with this horrific new threat. The media has dedicated […] … Read More

Politicians, climate change and evidence abuse - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 17, 2014

I’ve recently been re-reading The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, the book by former Times science editor Mark Henderson, which examines the often flagrant disregard for scientific evidence shown by politicians around the world. New Zealand politicians of all persuasions are as guilty of evidence abuse as their overseas counterparts. Examples of this abound, most famously, the Prime Minister’s causal … Read More