Tagged: SPPI

de Freitas feeds his students sceptic propaganda - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 17, 2011

Auckland University associate professor Chris de Freitas has been caught feeding climate denier propaganda to first year geography students. A close examination of the student workbook for de Freitas’ lectures on climate for the University’s core first year geography course reveals that it includes material from sceptic blogs and US think tanks — even a [...] … Read More

Buffoons in arms: Goddard joins Monckton at SPPI - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 30, 2010

Oh frabjous day! Steven Goddard is joining “potty peer” Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley as one of the slithy toves contributing to the Science and Public Policy Institute‘s never-ending stream of climate denier propaganda, and on the evidence of his first “paper” he will be a valuable* addition to the team. The SPPI pantheon is [...] … Read More

Follow the climate money? Well, they did… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 13, 2010

This is a cross-post from Peter Griffin’s blog Griffin’s Gadgets over at Sciblogs. Peter (head of the NZ Science Media Centre), had the chance to explore some of the background to the intense lobbying being carried out on climate action (or inaction) when he met Bill Buzenberg, executive director of the Washington-based Centre for [...] … Read More

Popgun for hire: A$20,000 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 04, 2010

Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, the man who put the pier in peer review, is on his way to Australia at the end of January to make “a barnstorming three-week lecture-tour” designed to reassure audiences in major cities that “‘Global Warming’ is Not a Global Crisis“. His fee? A$20,000 (£11,000), plus all flights and hotel [...] … Read More