Tagged: Hot Topic

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

Back at the ranch - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 25, 2010

Back at my desk, after four days on a boat in the Abel Tasman/Golden Bay area. I’m tempted to post a selection of my photographs, but I’ll settle for this one (for fellow Sciblogger Chthoniid) of a petrel, taken in Golden Bay a few kilometres off Farewell Spit on Monday morning. Oily seas, hot, lots [...] … Read More

Time for a break… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 20, 2010

Time to reconnect with New Zealand. I’m taking my summer break from blogging. Over the next few days, I’ll be on a boat (the one in the picture) tootling around the Abel Tasman, and therefore out of touch with the world. Bryan will be your host until I get back to my desk at the [...] … Read More

A visitor from La-la Land: Garth George gets it wrong (again) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 18, 2010

I suppose it was inevitable that the feeding frenzy about various “gates” in the British press would attract the attention of the wise old man of Rotorua, Garth George. In today’s Herald he emerges from his sulphurous lair to add his muted sqeak to the hubbub. It’s not much different to his last few columns [...] … Read More

Hacked again - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 01, 2010

Hackers broke into Hot Topic’s servers again this afternoon (though not, apparently, the same bunch as last time), and although I was able to restore the site within a couple of hours, some problems may remain. Not quite the New Year present I’d been looking for… As before, I would ask registered users to change [...] … Read More

Marvellous year - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 01, 2010

Click on the picture, and then listen to Marvellous Year, the title track of Don McGlashan’s recent album. It’s a fitting soundtrack to the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. If what you’re looking for is a roundup of 2009’s climate-related news, I can do no better than offer you Nature’s effort — [...] … Read More

I wish it could be Christmas every day - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 25, 2009

It doesn’t seem to matter how long I live down here (and it will be 14 years, in a matter of weeks), I still think the man in the moon’s upside down, and Christmas carols don’t sound right when it’s 27ºC and you’ve just barbecued sausages for a Christmas Eve supper. Nevertheless, Hot Topic will [...] … Read More

The cracks are showing - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 18, 2009

At 9-45am this morning, hackers broke into Hot Topic’s Wordpress installation and wreaked havoc. I’ve wasted a whole morning trying to put things right — and we’re slowly getting there. It will take a while to get the look and feel back to normal, and I’m sorry to say that we’ve lost all comments made [...] … Read More

Walker update - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 15, 2009

Good news: my co-blogger Bryan Walker is home from hospital after a successful operation. He’ll be taking things quietly for a while, but with luck he’ll have his blogging boots on before the end of the year. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery! … Read More