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NZ Herald: Sam Fisher – How will court decide whether weather warming?

Peter Griffin posted in on August 23rd, 2010.

Sam Fisher, in an opinion piece in the NZ Herald, looks at the legal action being threatened against NIWA by the CSC, making the case that courts aren’t the proper place to test science. He also writes that denying anthropogenic climate change is a fool’s bet. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Courts aren’t the […]

ODT/NZPA: Climate row undermining confidence, PM’s scientist says

Peter Griffin posted in on June 10th, 2010.

In a speech given in Wellington last night, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor discussed how the current debate over climate change is undermining confidence in the science system. He also mentioned that much of the resistance to climate change had economic (as opposed to scientific) motives, and that the role […]

NZ Herald: Clouded thinking on change

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Paul Holmes talks about his experience filling in for Leighton Smith last week, and why he can’t understand why people think anthropogenic global warming is a conspiracy. He also discusses the ETS, and explains why it’s not necessarily as bad an idea as many people appear to think. An excerpt: (read in full here) “I […]

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NZ Herald: Enough is enough, say climate scientists

Peter Griffin posted in on May 11th, 2010.

225 members of the US National Academy of Sciences have written an open letter to the UK’s Guardian newspaper defending climate science and climate research. The letter admits that mistakes have been made in the course of scientific progress, but points out that much of the science is certain, including the fact of anthropogenic climate […]

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