Tagged: Nigel Lawson

Carter and de Lange’s GWPF sea level report plagiarises their own Heartland-funded NIPCC propaganda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 27, 2014

Analysis of a report on sea level rise — Sea-level Change: Living with uncertainty — published earlier this month by Nigel Lawson’s UK climate lobby group the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and written by NZ scientists Willem de Lange and Bob Carter, shows that it extensively plagiarises last year’s heavily criticised Non-governmental International Panel on […] … Read More

A blast from the past (if we knew now what we knew then) - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 30, 2012

Peter Sinclair’s recent Climate Denial Crock of the Week is fascinating viewing. He has unearthed a video of a talk given by climate scientist Mike McCracken thirty years ago and asks him in a recent interview what he would say differently today. Very little has changed. The younger McCracken: “CO2 probably has been very high [...] … Read More

Stormy weather: we’re making it worse, and there’s more on the way - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 20, 2011

The IPCC released the summary for policymakers of its Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) in Kampala, Uganda, on Friday (SPM, SREX site, launch presentation slides). The report concludes that globally there has been a significant decrease in cold days and nights and an [...] … Read More

Don Brash: climate cluelessâ„¢ to the core - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 30, 2011

The new leader of New Zealand’s far-right ACT Party — the former National Party leader, Don Brash — has confirmed that he’s a fully paid up member of the climate cluelessâ„¢, a worthy successor to Rodney Hide, and perfectly on side with major ACT Party backer, millionaire Alan Gibbs (who just happens to be on [...] … Read More

Umm, a Gummer and carbon nonsense - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 28, 2011

Twenty years ago I’d have crossed the street to avoid meeting John Selwyn Gummer, then agriculture minister in Margaret Thatcher’s government, chiefly famous for having attempted to feed his young daughter a beefburger at the 1990 Ipswich Boat Show to demonstrate his understanding of the risks of contracting bovine spongiform encephalopathy (aka mad cow disease) [...] … Read More

NIWA v Cranks 4: Shoot out at the fantasy factory - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 09, 2010

Earlier today a Hot Topic reader drew my attention to this article: Legal Defeat For Global Warming In Kiwigate Scandal, which Nigella Lawson’s father’s secretly-funded Global Warming Policy Foundation chose to feature on its web site. What’s “Kiwigate”, he wanted to know? Turns out it’s the NIWA versus NZ Climate “Science” Education Trust court case, [...] … Read More

Monckton is a fraud - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 03, 2010

Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, pompous peer of a parish in Kent, not content with threatening legal action against US scientist John Abraham (who had the temerity to point out the huge number of errors and misrepresentations in a talk he gave: see Support John Abraham, now 1050+ comments), has now threatened action for libel [...] … Read More

CRU’s Jones on the stand: Pearce offers opinion as news - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 02, 2010

Fred Pearce is obviously unrepentant over the unjust treatment he meted out to Phil Jones in his unfortunate series of artices on the UEA emails, one of which I commented on here. He has just produced an extraordinarily slanted account of Jones’ questioning from the Parliamentary committee set up to look into the affair. How’s this [...] … Read More