Tagged: Skeptical Science

Who is committing fraud here? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 16, 2012

Richard Treadgold, whose blog Climate Conversations appears to be the sole active NZ blog devoted entirely to climate change denial, is rehashing an old argument (See Well, where’s your evidence, Renowden?). He claims: “Global warming has not happened for about … Continue reading → … Read More

Cuckoo cocoon (Prat Watch #5.5) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 16, 2012

Something stirred inside the carefully cultivated cocoon of ignorance at Richard Treadgold’s Climate “Conversation” blog, but I don’t think it was the butterfly of understanding preparing to inflate its wings. Something much more subterranean, I suspect. Needled by my post about said cocoon (namely, Treadgold’s insistence that “global warming has not happened for about 15 [...] … Read More

The silliness of a self-proclaimed ’investigative journalist’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 15, 2012

Just imagine it. You call on your car mechanic when you have a serious health problem. Or ask your oncologist to service your car. Who would be so stupid? Well its amazing the lengths some people go to when they … Continue reading → … Read More

How to talk to a denier - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 03, 2012

This interesting new video by George Marshall from Talking Climate discusses how to talk to someone who doesn’t accept the reality of climate change or the need to act, and how best to start persuading them that they might be in error. From the Talking Climate blog post: George emphasises that argument, conflict, and dis­respectful [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #25: Box on ice (a polar special) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 23, 2012

As the northern hemisphere starts to warm (rather rapidly in the USA), climate watchers’ thoughts turn to melting ice, and to tell us what happened last year and what might be in store this summer, Glenn and Gareth welcome back Greenland expert Jason Box from the Byrd Polar research Centre at Ohio State University. It’s [...] … Read More

’What, me worry?’ — distorting climate change data - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 06, 2012

Peter Gleick has a simple useful article in Forbes illustrating various ways that climate change deniers/contrariness cherry pick data to support claims that global warming is not occurring (see “Global Warming Has Stopped”? How to Fool People Using “Cherry-Picked” Climate … Continue reading → … Read More

The Climate Show #15: Michael Ashley and the ineducable Carter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2011

We thought we’d try for a record short show — and failed, because once again there was just to much to talk about. We have more on Eritrean volcanoes, extreme weather over the last 18 months, a new report on the dire state of the oceans, and Stoat’s big bet. Special guest is Professor Michael [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #14: volcanoes, black carbon and crocks from Christy - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 16, 2011

A busy news week sees Glenn and Gareth discussing volcanoes in Chile and Africa, busy pumping ash into the atmosphere and disrupting flights in South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, an extreme spring in the USA, drought in Europe and a warm autumn in NZ, a new UN report on black carbon [...] … Read More

Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 28, 2011

John Cook’s website Skeptical Science is held in high regard for its patient examination of the arguments put up by climate change deniers and its marshalling of the answers mainstream climate science provides. The result is quietly devastating as the scientific inadequacy of the deniers’ arguments becomes apparent. Cook has now collaborated with environmental scientist [...] … Read More