Tagged: Treadgold

Memo to Brill and his NZ climate cranks: pay up or shut up - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 04, 2014

I suppose it had to happen. Jim Salinger’s excellent summary of the strange case of the climate cranks and their attempt to sue the New Zealand temperature record has attracted a response from deep inside La La Land. Barry Brill, chairman of the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and litigant in chief, has posted a piece […] … Read More

Salinger upsets cranks: Treadgold’s toys exit cot - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 27, 2014

Jim Salinger’s analysis of the climate crank campaign to cast doubt on New Zealand’s long term temperature record, published last week at The Conversation, has drawn an astonishing response1 from Richard Treadgold (left), the man who kicked off the whole sorry process over four years ago. In an intemperate and libellous comment at his web […] … Read More

When climate cranks lose at law: Salinger on the failed attempt to sue the NZ temperature record - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 23, 2014

If you do nothing else today, take the time to read Jim Salinger’s account at The Conversation of the attempt by New Zealand’s little coterie of climate deniers to cast doubt on the country’s temperature record. It’s a useful summary of the cranks’ ludicrous effort, but Jim points out that it is just a small […] … Read More

The last refuge of scoundrels - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 14, 2013

Tomorrow, in the Appeal Court in Wellington (pdf), Justices Harrison, French and Miller will hear argument in the case of the NZ Climate Science “Education” Trust (NZCSET) versus the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), in the continuing effort of the cranks to litigate away warming in New Zealand over the last 150 […] … Read More

Prat watch #11: don’t fone us… - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 16, 2013

Bill McKibben must have been doing something right during his New Zealand tour: he’s drawn the ire of the local climate cranks in no uncertain fashion. Perhaps it was the packed houses he addressed in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington, or his interview on RNZ National’s high-rating Saturday Morning show with Kim Hill, but the clarity [...] … Read More

More Monckton madness: Agenda 21 means concentration camps for all - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 12, 2013

Christopher “I could be the next Pope”1 Monckton is no stranger to outrageous overstatement, but on his current tour of Australia he’s really been pushing the boat far out onto the sea of craziness that passes for his political philosophy. As well as his usual climate nonsense, he’s been telling his Aussie audiences all about [...] … Read More

Prat watch #7.5: No, you’re not entitled to your opinion - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 08, 2012

This morning my breakfast reading included a marvellous short article at The Conversation from philosopher Patrick Stokes of Deakin University in Melbourne. Stokes riffs on that familiar justification for holding a view, “I’m entitled to my opinion”, and makes some interesting observations about how it distorts public debate: The problem with “I’m entitled to my [...] … Read More

Internet silos become ideological ghettos - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 13, 2012

Just six days ago the NZ High Court released its judgement on the attempt by local climate change deniers/contrarians/sceptics/crackpots to get a judicial overthrow of the NZ temperature record managed by NIWA scientists (see New Zealand climate change denial defeated). This … Continue reading → … Read More

Climate change denier’s false “deep distress” fools no-one - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 12, 2012

Recently I commented on the High Court rejection of the climate change deniers/contrarians/sceptics arguments against NIWA’s New Zealand temperature record. I said that those attacking NIWA were “getting all falsely indignant because others have pointed out that in effect they … Continue reading → … Read More

Cranks lose court case against NZ temperature record, NIWA awarded costs - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 07, 2012

The attempt by NZ’s merry little band of climate cranks to have the NZ temperature record declared invalid has ended in ignominious defeat. In his ruling [PDF], handed down today, Justice Venning finds: The plaintiff does not succeed on any of its challenges to the three decisions of NIWA in issue. The application for judicial [...] … Read More