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Cyclone Evan NZ bound – Jim Salinger

John Kerr posted in on December 17th, 2012.

Tropical cyclone Evan has devastated Samoa and is currently causing strife in Fiji. Now, meteorologists are forecasting that a weakened cyclone Evan will continue on to New Zealand. Prof Jim Salinger, climate scientist and visiting professor at Stanford University, noted to the SMC: “It looks like tropical cyclone Evan, after strafing Fiji, will head for […]

The Press: Salinger sacking ruled justifiable

Peter Griffin posted in on December 23rd, 2009.

Paul Gorman of The Press reports on the outcome of the enquiry into whether climate scientist Jim Salinger’s sacking by NIWA was acceptable. The Employment Relations Authority has ruled that the sacking was justifiable, and that Salinger has no sase for a personal grievance against NIWA – Salinger has said he still has to decide […]

NZ Herald editorial: Salinger sacking a step too far

Peter Griffin posted in on May 9th, 2009.

From the editorial pages of the Weekend Herald (May 9) An excerpt: (read in full here) “…The Association of Scientists has said “scientific research and corporate models operating under commercial imperatives have been unhappy bedfellows since the science reforms in the early 1990s”. Comparisons have also been drawn with universities, whose staff are not only […]

The Salinger dismissal – Is there more to it?

Peter Griffin posted in on April 26th, 2009.

**Correction: This blog post has been edited due to factual inaccuracies** A few weeks ago I was sitting on the couch watching weather man Jim Hickey rip through his weather bulletin when he made a quick comment that NIWA’s Jim Salinger had been in touch with a weather update. “That’s great,” I said to myself. Here’s […]

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