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Newsletter Digest: Neanderthals, mining, NIWA vs Hide and the XT failure

Peter Griffin posted in on May 7th, 2010.

Discover your inner Neanderthal Scientists now have a “rough draft” for the genetic make-up of Neanderthals after sequencing 60 per cent of the Neanderthal genome. One of the first discoveries of the research, published in Science today: 1 – 4 per cent of the DNA in the genomes of people from Eurasia and the southwestern […]

3 News/NZPA: Climate scientists: Rodney Hide is wrong

Peter Griffin posted in on May 7th, 2010.

Niwa has responded to ACT Party leader Rodney Hide’s claim that it had misled New Zealand’s government regarding climate change. The CRI has stood by the integrity of its scientists and the climate science it carries out, which show that global warming is occurring. An excerpt: (read in full here) “[Niwa chief climate scientist] Dr […]

Rudman: Ditch fruitcake views on climate change

Peter Griffin posted in on November 20th, 2008.

New Zealand Herald columnist Brian Rudman on ACT leader and minister outside cabinet Rodney Hide’s “fruitcake views on global warming”. Column in full here. “[Key] must know there’s more chance of finding an internationally respected flat-earther, or apostle of intelligent design, or even a Holocaust denier than there is of finding a peer-reviewed case against […]

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