Tagged: NZ CSC

Telling porkies to Parliament (first reprise) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 22, 2009

There are hours of harmless fun to be had digging around in the submissions to the Finance & Expenditure Committee on the government’s proposed amendments to the Emissions Trading Scheme [full list here]. There’s some good stuff — the Institute of Policy Studies/Climate Change Research Institute submission [PDF] is scathing: The Bill [...] does not provide [...] … Read More

Climate Cover-Up - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 18, 2009

“This is a story of betrayal, a story of selfishness, greed, and irresponsibility on an epic scale.” That’s how James Hoggan opens his newly published book Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming. Hoggan initially thought there was a fierce  scientific controversy about climate change. Sensibly he did a lot of reading, only to find [...] … Read More

Carter, the unstoppable text machine - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 29, 2009

Bob Carter’s writing style (logorrhea, leavened with pomposity) is on display once more at Quadrant Online, and this week’s missive from planet Bob – headlined Media Ecoevangelists — finds him fulminating about an ABC documentary on the future of coal, The Coal Nightmare. I can’t comment on the film, it not having screened over here [...] … Read More

Pocket calculator - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 08, 2009

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has bought a shiny new supercomputer. For $12.7m they’re getting a IBM Power 575 that will be the fastest climate machine in the southern hemisphere, 14th fastest in the world — and it will get an upgrade in 2 years which will double its speed. Sounds [...] … Read More