Tagged: Jim Salinger

Messages from a sizzling continent: Salinger on the Aussie heatwave - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 20, 2013

This op-ed by climate scientist Jim Salinger first appeared in print editions of the New Zealand Herald last Tuesday. Global warming is not a phenomenon for future generations to deal with: it has arrived. And more frequent heat waves and climate extremes are part of this phenomenon. As I watch from my summer roost in [...] … Read More

Don’t worry Kyoto (National’s Only Looking Out For Its Friends) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 12, 2012

The New Zealand government has announced that the country will not join the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (CP2), but will instead make voluntary commitments within the Kyoto framework [Herald, NBR]. Climate change minister Tim Groser presented this move as: …aligning [NZ's] climate change efforts with developed and developing countries which collectively are [...] … Read More

Warming in Wellington - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 22, 2012

In this guest post, first published last week in the Dominion Post, Jim Salinger looks at the long term temperature record for Wellington, and how it has been constructed. Jim’s currently the Lorry Lokey Visiting Professor in the Program in Human Biology at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University in California. Climate [...] … Read More

SOS tour adds Lakes dates; Wratt in Wellington - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 04, 2011

The Saunders Oram and Salinger climate roadshow continues to rumble on through the spring, and news reaches me that they’ve just added talks in Queenstown and Wanaka on Thursday Nov 3 to their already crowded itinerary. Venues are still to be arranged, but the Queenstown talk will be in the afternoon and the Wanaka talk [...] … Read More

SOS Roadshow: Final Days - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 13, 2011

Here’s the latest update on the Jim Salinger, Rod Oram and Caroline Saunders road show. It contains more complete information on venues and two or three additions to the list we published three weeks back. By the time the tour finishes in November they will have given 35 seminars. That’s a sterling effort which hopefully [...] … Read More

SOS Roadshow Still Travelling - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 24, 2011

The last time we reported on the Jim Salinger, Rod Oram and Caroline Saunders roadshow was after their Hamilton visit in July which I attended. They haven’t finished yet, and their itinerary for September to November is posted below. Jim Salinger comments on their visits since they were in Hamilton: “Since our Bay of Plenty/Waikato [...] … Read More

SOS roadshow comes to Hamilton - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 19, 2011

I attended the Hamilton stop of the Saunders/Oram/Salinger roadshow yesterday. It was a very worthwhile occasion.  Around seventy present and the speakers introduced by the Chair of the Regional Council, himself a farmer.  Caroline Saunders was unfortunately unable to be present, but Rod Oram included her material in his talk. I won’t try to cover [...] … Read More

So many lies — and the liar who tells them - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 04, 2011

A headline caught my attention yesterday: Shock News: Disgraced Climategate Scientist Made Top UN Weatherman. It popped up all over the crank web. Climate Realists seemed to get it first, then Morano’s Climate Depot, and soon it was at the gloriously titled “CO2 Insanity“, ICECAP.us and many, many more. Here’s the intro and first sentence: [...] … Read More