Tagged: James Hansen

Postcards from La La Land: the Cnut conundrum - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 12, 2015

New Zealand’s merry little band of climate deniers are turning out to be a right bunch of Cnuts. Sea level rise and its implications for Christchurch and the wider world have been making news in recent weeks — as have new projections of rapid sea level rise over the remainder of this century. So what […] … Read More

Heat: 2014 breaks global temperature records, 2015 could be hotter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 18, 2015

Last year was the warmest year on record for the planet, analyses by NASA and NOAA show, and it’s possible that 2015 could be warmer still. 2014 was warmer than previous record holders 2005 and 2010, and comfortably ahead of 1998. 13 of the hottest 15 years on record have all occurred since 2000. Remarkably, […] … Read More

The Climate Show #32: a Cook’s tour of the Aussie heat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 24, 2013

At long last: John Cook from Skeptical Science rejoins the Climate Show team for the first show of 2013. He hooks up with Glenn and Gareth to review Australia’s big heatwave, and stays around to dig into the new Greenpeace report on dirty energy, discuss Obama’s inauguration speech and Boris Johnson’s climate blunder, the latest [...] … Read More

Hansen’s letter on lignite - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 07, 2012

At the suggestion of Slovenian colleagues, James Hansen has written to the President and members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia urging them to deny a state guarantee for a proposed European Investment Bank loan to fund a new lignite-fired power plant in their country. He points out that they are considering [...] … Read More

Kiwiblog kobblers - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 22, 2012

New Zealand’s leading right wing blogger, National Party spinmeister and opinion poll guru David Farrar, this morning allowed himself the luxury of a rant about the New Zealand Herald‘s coverage of a new paper on sea level during the late Pliocene. In a post teasingly titled “Alarmist bullshit“, he manages to demonstrate his rudimentary grasp [...] … Read More

Christmas gift ideas: Thinking of our grandchildren - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 07, 2011

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading → … Read More

On Lignite: Elder not better - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 19, 2011

Since Don Elder thinks it inappropriate for the visiting James Hansen to comment on the morality of the proposed lignite development in Southland, let me, a fellow New Zealander, say that I find the morality of the development indefensible and all the special pleading offered by Elder doesn’t alter the case. There is evidence that [...] … Read More

Supporting Jim: Saunders, Oram and Salinger on tour - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 06, 2011

With James Hansen arriving in New Zealand next week to tour much (but not all) of the country talking climate action and coal, three NZ-based climate experts have announced a regional speaking tour designed to complement Hansen’s efforts. Climate scientist Jim Salinger will be joined by Professor Caroline Saunders from Lincoln University (well-known for her [...] … Read More

Climate change lectures in Auckland - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 04, 2011

Two well-known personalities in the world of climate change science are in Auckland this month. Naomi Oreskes, Co-author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. And James … Continue reading → … Read More

Defending the future: scientists take the stand - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 24, 2010

Perhaps serving as defence witnesses will prove a new opportunity for climate scientists to make the clear public statement that the confused processes of the media often muddy.  In 2008 James Hansen famously defended the UK protestors, the Kingsnorth Six, who were charged with criminal damage when they climbed to the top of the smokestack [...] … Read More

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