Waikato Times: Salinger doesn’t feel critics’ heat

Jeff Neems writes in the Waikato Times about Dr Jim Salinger, a noted New Zealand climate scientist.

Salinger has recently come under attack from people questioning whether earth really is warming and if so, whether it’s the fault of human activity.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Even during last year’s Climategate email scandal, Salinger, a lead author on the IPCC’s report’s New Zealand section, was not concerned.

“The seizing of University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit emails was, he argues, “an illegal activity”, and critics went on to “pick out quotes out of context”, selectively releasing one or two comments.

“Last year he was one the most high-profile people to join Greenpeace during its “Sign On” campaign, and he works in climate science as a weather commentator on Sky TV’s The Country Channel. He has been president of the World Meteorological Organisation’s commission for agricultural meteorology since 2006.”