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Is New Zealand becoming the next Denier Nation? May 3, 2009

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Is New Zealand becoming the next Denier Nation?

In the last couple of weeks Australia has been inundated with climate realist news on the internet, in newspapers and on TV. These articles have revolved mainly around Professor Ian Plimer’s new book “Heaven and Earth” (which is selling like HOT cakes in Australia) and reports that the Antarctic is in fact growing.

Now we have New Zealand following in hot pursuit with the launch of “Air Con” by Ian Wishart and climate realist articles in the NZ Herald below:

Ian Wishart’s Air Con
TV NZ interview

Journalist and author Ian Wishart has just released his latest book, Air Con, in which he argues the media and powerful “green” lobby groups perpetuate the myth that climate change is man-made

NZ glacier findings upset climate theory
New Zealand Herald, Saturday May 02, 2009

Research by three New Zealand scientists may have solved the mystery of why glaciers behave differently in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres

“The New Zealand findings point to the importance of regional shifts in wind directions and sea surface temperatures,” he said.
Regional weather patterns such as the El Nino Southern Oscillation were superimposed on the global climate trends reflected in the behaviour of glaciers.

We need to be listening to science
New Zealand Herald, Friday May 01, 2009

The Sun was more active during much of the 20th century than it was for the previous 1000 years. Now, however, the trend appears to have reversed.
Solar activity is exceptionally low and there is no sign that this may change in the near future.

Predictions of future climate are usually based on global climate models. Up until now, these models have failed to consider variable energy from the Sun. The significance of this cannot be overstated as the Sun is the only source of energy to power Earth’s climate, so all global climate change is directly or indirectly linked to it.


1. McHughie - May 3, 2009

I see on the website promoting Air Con that Prof Carter has very high praise for Ian Wishart’s book:


In that TV interview Wishart says Air Con is about to launch in Australia. Looks like we could be in for a very climactic year!

2. Susan T - May 3, 2009

About time we start hearing about the other side of the debate.

3. Susan T - May 3, 2009

I wonder how long before the ad homs start against Wishart…

4. John McL - May 3, 2009

The only deniers that I see are those who still claim that the planet is continuing to warm and the polar sea ice is continuing to decline.

What is it with people who cling to a belief when the data shows otherwise?

Open discussion is what we need, and we need more money directed to climate research that does not assume a human influence. For far too long we’ve let one hypothesis dominate the science.

5. Stuhugfj - May 3, 2009

A tipping point in public opinion – always a fascinating time! We – the realists – seem to hear all the timeof renegades to the realist cause ‘coming over’ from the dark side but I would love to know how many realists are ‘converting’ to the alarmist side. Does anyone have any data on this? Does realclimate.com keep a record?

6. C. L. Cox, San Antonio, TX - May 5, 2009

The Greens want to eliminate 80% of CO2 emissions. They fail to realize that plants inhale CO2 and exhale O2, and humans inhale O2 and exhale CO2! If that balance is so direly interrupted, there goes the agricultural production of the planet.

7. Give me Liberty or Give me Death - May 5, 2009

The first sign there is a LIE, SCAM, FRAUD, MYTH going on, is when politicians and the media ty to cram their crap down your throat.

The biggest scam/myth since the Lie of evolution is “global warming/ climate change”

8. McHughie - May 6, 2009

Has anyone been following the Air Con saga as it prepares to launch in Oz? New Zealand’s highest profile AGW blog launched a pre-emptive strike on the book, and now the author has bitten back hard.


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