Tagged: Royal Society of NZ

NZ’s Paris emissions commitments should be 40% by 2030 and 100% (or more) by 2050 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 08, 2015

Submissions for the New Zealand government’s half-hearted consultation on post-2020 emissions targets closed last Wednesday. I managed to sneak my contribution in just before the 5pm deadline. It remains to be seen whether it will be read. I heartily recommend reading the Royal Society’s submission – a very clear statement of the issues and NZ’s […] … Read More

Leyland and Carter: the rebuttal that isn’t and the hypocrisy that is - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 25, 2015

Sciblogs editor Peter Griffin recently gave climate denial activists Bryan Leyland and Bob Carter a “right of reply” to my post pointing out the errors and inconsistencies in a Dominion Post op-ed penned by the pair. Griffin took this action because of vociferous complaints from Leyland, who took offence at my discussion of his expertise […] … Read More

Fluoride Free NZ report disingenuous – conclusion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 06, 2015

This is the third and last article in a series critiquing contributions to the Fluoride Free NZ report “Scientific and Critical Analysis of the 2014 New Zealand Fluoridation Report“ which is aimed at discrediting the recent review Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of … Continue reading → … Read More

Did the Royal Society get it wrong about fluoridation? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 14, 2014

Did the Royal Society of NZ and the Office of the NZ Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor make a big mistake in their report Health Effects of Water Fluoridation: a Review of the Scientific Evidence)? Did they misrepresent a scientific paper which … Continue reading → … Read More

Anti-fluoride activists define kangaroo court as “independent” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 12, 2014

The international anti-fluoride movement seems somewhat pre-occupied with thew situation in New Zealand.  In the last few months they have unleashed their “big guns” to attack two publications from local scientific researchers.  First was their attempt to discredit the paper Broadbent, J. M., Thomson, W. M., Ramrakha, S., Moffitt, T. E., Zeng, J., Foster Page, L. … … Continue reading … Read More

The last climate denier in New Zealand - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 22, 2012

My entry for the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Manhire Prize for science writing (in the fiction category), made the shortlist but didn’t win. My congratulations to Brian Langham for his story Fourteen [pdf] (and to Renee Liang for her winning non-fiction piece — Epigenetics: navigating our inner seas [pdf]). For the sake of posterity, [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 11 (Part I): From women in science to nanocars! - Videos

aimee whitcroft Nov 25, 2011

Parts 2-4 available on the TOSP YouTube channel. Read More

TOSP Episode 11: November 21st 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 21, 2011

And we’re back with another new episode of TOSP! This week, aimee and Elf talk of many things, including the winners of this year’s top NZ science award(s), the world’s lightest material, stem cell research, sexism in science (‘womanspace’), a nanocar, still-faster-than-light neutrinos, the casimir effect, and a very special congratulations to one of our Scibloggers (Sciblings)! … Read More