Tagged: Jim Salinger

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

Lessons from a drowning continent: no time like the present to invest in our future - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 15, 2011

Jim Salinger’s spending the summer at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. This reflection on the lessons of Australia’s recent floods first ran in the Waikato Times at the beginning of the month, but I felt it deserved a wider audience and so with Jim’s permission reproduce it here. As I watch from my summer [...] … Read More

Stephen Schneider 1945-2010 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 20, 2010

Stephen Schneider, one of the world’s most highly regarded and influential climate scientists, died today aged 65. The climate science community has responded with some heartfelt tributes. Real Climate carries a eulogy from Ben Santer which expresses the feelings of Schneider’s colleagues and the recognition he deserves for his understanding, his courage and his concern [...] … Read More

Beatin’ the heat - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 20, 2010

It was a happy experience to open the Waikato Times last week and see across from the editorial page the profile of scientist Jim Salinger under the headline Salinger doesn’t feel critics’ heat.  The article was based on an interview with Salinger, who was visiting Hamilton to speak to Forest and Bird’s AGM about research [...] … Read More

Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 02, 2010

Late last week Richard Treadgold, author and principal promoter of the recent attempt to cast doubt on the long term temperature record for New Zealand, popped up on Hot Topic to leave one of his typically rambling and pompous comments. Regular readers may recall that following the publication of his Climate Conversation Group/Climate “Science” Coalition [...] … Read More

Is Garth George capable of original thought? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 15, 2009

According to the Rotorua Daily Post, Garth George is “a veteran newspaperman living semi-retired in Rotorua”. Garth sallies forth from time to time to lend the benefit of his wisdom on climate policy to the readers of the NZ Herald, and on Thursday Oct 8th offered the following comment on reports of tax fraud in [...] … Read More