"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kiwi sceptics in court.

The discredited NZ temperature record is in court as skeptics mount a legal challenge to the data tampering which has artificially created a warming signal. The NIWA record was vetted by the warmist  Aussie Bureau Of Meteorology but the adjustments must be a little strong even for the BOM as NIWA is refusing to release the report following established Team procedures used by Mann et al.
We wish our Kiwi cousins good luck. John O'Sullivan has the story:
New Zealand skeptics of man-made global warming score historic legal victory as discredited government climate scientists perform U-turn and refuse to allow a third party peer-review report of official temperature adjustments to be shown in court. Skeptic lawyers move for sanctions likely to prove fatal to government’s case.

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) are reeling after what may prove a fatally embarrassing admission that it is breaking a solemn undertaking given to parliament. NIWA had assured ministers that it would disclose a third party peer-reviewed report of its science for courtroom verification as part of its defense against a petition in the case of NZ Skeptics-v-NIWA.

NIWA’s decision renders an almighty self-inflicted wound to the government agency’s already dire credibility. But worse, the move will be regarded as contempt of court and thus permits the court to grant the plaintiff’s motions for punitive sanctions, including summary judgment. As such, this would bring a swift victory for skeptics with profound legal ramifications around the world. In the sparsely-measured southern hemisphere the New Zealand climate data is critical to claims about a verified global temperature record.


  1. I've maintained the view for many years now that legal action through the Courts may become the best course of action to properly deal with this issue. The outrageous claims and statements made by the global warming alarmists, seemingly delivered with impunity in the name of 'Science', have had serious commercial repercussions in numerous areas of the economy, plus major social implications, and they should be held accountable. We have seen real estate prices in coastal areas plummet, power prices increased beyond any level that might be considered reasonable, new taxes levied and huge sums of public monies wasted on flawed research and computer modelling. On top of this we have witnessed billions of dollars wasted on lost causes such as pink bats, green power subsidies and ridiculous alternative energy schemes. I am amazed the culprits have so far managed to avoid being held accountable when their many dire predictions have clearly failed to eventuate time after time. If ordinary business people attempted to attract the huge sums of money these people manage to extract from both the private and public purses with their pseudo scientific claims, they would be labelled snake oil salesmen, or conmen and unceremoniously dumped in jail.

  2. Your absolutely right teejay. I've been telling my warmist friends this for years. But whatever I say simply goes into one ear and out the other.

  3. A Climate HereticAugust 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    100% agree there TeeJay. A level playing field for the so-called climate debate has been l-o-n-g overdue, ever since the High Priest weather 'experts' were predicting a catastrophic new Ice Age back in the 1970s and then did their 180 degree U-turn a few years later.

    If the general public and politicians had even a basic grounding in true scientific method, there wouldn't be a debate because the Warmist shonks wouldn't be able to disguise their BS and wishful thinking with big mysterious 'scientific' words.