Tagged: nz

New Zealand’s million dollar scientists - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Mar 10, 2010

Congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural Prime Minister’s science prizes. I am particularly pleased to know four of the winners personally. Dr Jeff Tallon and Dr Bob Buckley, from Industrial Research Ltd, are two of New Zealand’s greatest physical scientists.  I discussed some of their work in a blog post last month.  … 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

Egg/face interface for Hide and the climate cranks - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 10, 2010

What was it Richard Treadgold and Rodney Hide were saying? Here’s Hide, speaking yesterday in Parliament: So, before Christmas, I asked NIWA to disclose the adjustments and their reasons. They said they would. But they have just told the Climate Science Coalition they don’t have the record of the adjustments. And here’s Treadgold and the NZ Climate [...] … Read More

Treadgold and the NZ CSC: dogging a fled horse - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2010

The campaign by the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and Richard Treadgold’s “Climate Conversation Group” to cast doubt on the NZ temperature record and to smear the scientists who have worked on it has stepped up a notch or two in recent days, following a response by NIWA to an Official Information Act request from NZ [...] … Read More

The business of climate change — who really bears the burden? - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 11, 2009

This guest post comes from Mahara Inglis (left) and Oliver Bruce, members of the New Zealand Youth Delegation to COP15 in Copenhagen, who describe themselves as “a group of 12 young people passionate about ensuring our climate policies look after the planet for generations to come!” The original was posted at Mahara’s blog. They make [...] … Read More

NZ temps: more stations, no adjustments, still warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 07, 2009

NIWA has released details of a newly calculated long term temperature series for New Zealand, based on 11 stations that have had no major site moves or significant adjustments made to their raw data. Running from 1930 to present, the series shows that significant warming has taken place, confirming that the national temperature series recently [...] … Read More

NZ temps: warming real, record robust, sceptics wrong - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2009

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), accused last week of fiddling the long term New Zealand temperature record to create spurious warming, has released information showing that the attack mounted by the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and Climate Conversation Group has no merit. The NIWA announcement shows that the warming trend in the [...] … Read More