Tagged: Monckton

The wrinkled retainer returns with a Peer-reviewed Peer - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 22, 2015

There is much ado at Tannochbrae Manor, because the Laird has once again disproved global warming. One equation is all it takes! And an article in a new Chinese science journal with some friends, and lo! Take away that inappropriate and misapplied equation, remove the unjustifiable tripling and the climate “crisis” vanishes. You couldn’t make […] … Read More

Brill’s bills still unpaid, but Barry’s off to Vegas - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 19, 2014

The attempt by a small group of climate cranks to bring a legal case against the New Zealand temperature record will leave the taxpayer to pick up a bill likely to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Radio NZ News yesterday. Efforts by the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) […] … Read More

Whale meat again – Slater’s climate pseudoskeptic siren songs - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 06, 2014

New Zealand’s highest traffic blog is Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil Beef Hooked (try saying it in an Irish accent) — an aggressive right-wing sensationalist blog not noted for its delicate approach to current affairs. Unsurprisingly, Slater is an outspoken climate pseudoskeptic, with a long history of posts rubbishing climate science and the reality of climate […] … Read More

Saturday snark: a textbook for Vincent - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 01, 2014

As Stoat points out, the IPCC has released the reviewers comments on the Working Group One second order draft report. And as you might expect, the IPCC’s favourite inexpert commenter, the New Zealand Climate “Science” Coalition’s very own Vincent Gray was busy reviewing their work. Here’s comment 1-549 from Chapter One (pdf) by Gray: The […] … Read More

A hierarchy of fleas - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 10, 2013

Big fleas have little fleas, Upon their backs to bite ‘em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, And so, ad infinitum. The Siphonaptera We’ll start in the middle, shall we, with “high priest of climate scepticism” Chris Monckton still railing against the failure of the halls of NZ academe to bow down before his obvious [...] … Read More

VUW 3 vindicated, Monckton complaint rejected - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 06, 2013

Potty peer Chris Monckton’s complaint against VUW academics Jonathan Boston, David Frame and Jim Renwick has been roundly rejected by the university. An investigation carried out by a senior member of the academic staff found that Monckton’s allegations of fraud and libel were “not substantiated”. VUW vice chancellor Pat Walsh was unequivocal in his support [...] … Read More

Monckton and the big waka - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 25, 2013

Monckton tried to blink. His eyes were gritty and he could barely focus on the scribbled formulae on the pad before him — his crucial contribution to the redesign of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. The tiny screen of his Osborne transportable computer blinked lazily at him. His back was sore. The air in No 10 was [...] … Read More

Monckton misfires on Radio New Zealand: a baker’s dozen of errors and deception - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 19, 2013

Last night Radio New Zealand’s Nights programme — a show with a long-standing commitment to excellent coverage of science and scientists — for some strange reason decided to broadcast an interview with Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley. Quite why they bothered to give him a platform remains to be seen, but as you might expect, [...] … Read More

More Monckton invention: what Myles Allen didn’t say - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 11, 2013

Poor old Chris. The discount Viscount has not been having a happy time with the New Zealand press, as my Sciblogs colleague Peter Griffin noted in Monckton’s nightmare week in New Zealand last week. According to the Waikato TImes, he may even be about to hang up his sceptic spurs1. He was given a much [...] … Read More