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The dishonesty of de Lange and Carter: zombie lies under Greenland ice - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 11, 2014

According to Waikato University’s Willem de Lange and freelance climate denier Bob Carter, the whole Arctic is cooling strongly. When Bill and Bob plagiarised their own work for the Heartland-funded and published Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) second report, they were not just copying their own words, but also plagiarising earlier efforts by […] … Read More

Monday mirth: Ken Ring reinvents botany, geology, and the oil business - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2013

Sometimes the best way to start the week is with a good laugh — an eruptive bellow, in my case. Do not read any further while handling or consuming hot drinks, because it’s that man again: NZ’s favourite astrologer, “moon man” Ken Ring, reinventing science (again) in service of his weird view of the world. […] … Read More

Crusaders of the lost wallet: NZ’s climate cranks lose costs case - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 12, 2013

News reaches HT (hat tip to Rob Taylor) that the Appeal Court has rejected the NZ Climate “Science Education” Trust’s appeal for a reduction in the costs awarded against them when they lost their original case against the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research over the New Zealand temperature record. This latest judgement finds […] … Read More

Don’t forget: breath alcohol levels continue to rise after you stop drinking! - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Nov 06, 2013

I have just been watching Campbell Live where the presenters had a two-hour lunch with alcoholic drinks and then tested themselves with a breath alcohol screening device to see how they felt to drive compared with what alcohol they had actually consumed.  This is all as a result of the government’s (good, in my opinion) (read more) … Read More

Heartland’s Big Book Of Lies About Climate Change cuts no ice, thanks to Don Easterbrook - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 04, 2013

Over the weeks since the release of the first section of the IPCC’s Fifth Report, the Heartland Institute — the Chicago-based extreme right wing and free-market propaganda outfit that has done so much to promote climate denial — has been trying to get media traction for its latest Not-the-IPCC report (NIPCC: the Nongovernmental International Panel […] … Read More

We did it and it’s going to get worse, but it’s not (yet) too late: IPCC AR5 science report summary released - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 27, 2013

Aafter all the leaks and attempted spin, the final version of the IPCC’s Summary For Policymakers of the Working Group One report on the physical science basis for our current understanding of climate change has just been released. Download the PDF from the IPCC site here. The full report will follow on Monday — a […] … Read More

Prat Watch #12: warmest winter makes Ring writhe (and other tales) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 02, 2013

It’s time for another update on the antics of our favourite climate cranks — and this week’s star is New Zealand’s very own über crank, weather astrologer Ken Ring. He’s been reinventing NZ’s warmest-ever winter to make it fit with his forecasts. Here’s Ken, back in April, in a piece headlined “Severe winter ahead” [WebCite1]: […] … Read More

The Climate Show #34: four Hiroshima bombs a second - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 26, 2013

It’s been almost half a year since Glenn, Gareth and John last met over the intertubes to discuss climate news — but we’re 97% sure we’re back, catching up on all the recent climate news. John discusses the recent Cook et al (where al is the Skeptical Science team) paper on the 97% consensus on [...] … Read More