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JUDGE DECLINES RECUSAL; AWARDS COSTS TO NIWA

Posted 30 December 2012

High Court judge, Mr Justice Venning handed down his decision on costs in the case New Zealand Climnate Science Education Trust v NIWA just before Christmas (when media interest is non-existent). A copy is attached. In response to a memorandum suggesting that he recise himnself, Venning J does not agree that his carbon farming interests caused him to have unconscious bias. He argues [30-31] that the ETS is driven by global (not local) warming and our international commitments – ignoring the fact that a major ETS amendment was pending, that a new UNFCCC commitment is to be made in 2013 and a new 2020 target is in the pipeline.

Download pdf file of judgement here

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 December 2012 )
 
NIWA TRIAL JUDGE ASKED ABOUT FORESTRY INTERESTS

Posted 10 November 2012

The New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust whose High Court action v NIWA over the accuracy of its Seven Station Series  temperature was dismissed by Mr Justice Venning, has filed a Memorandum asking Judge Venning to disclose whether or not he has interests in a forestry operation registered to receive New Zealand Units under the Emissions Trading Scheme established by the Climate Change Response Act 2002. Download pdf of Memorandum here

Last Updated ( Saturday, 10 November 2012 )
 
UK BLOGGER TELLS HOW NIWA WARMED NZ - AND GOT AWAY WITH - SO FAR

Posted 25 October 2012

A UK blogger who is a qualified engineer and a graduate of the History and Philosophy of Science, and interested in finding out how the solar system works and how Earth is affected by changes in it has analysed the judgement in the case taken in the New Zealand High Court by the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust against NIWA. He begins by writing:

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark New Zealand. A judge has disregarded as inadmissible expert evidence from a statistician who showed that the adjustment method NIWA claimed they used only give a 0.3C/Century rise in temperature and ruled that NIWA (now a limited company) can adjust the temperature record as they see fit without having to demonstrate the use of a method based on any accepted science."


Read it in full here

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 December 2012 )
 
NIWA CLAIMING COSTS FROM PRIVATE CITIZENS

Posted 23 October 2012

NIWA seeks to make New Zealand legal history by claiming costs not from the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust which took the case against it in the High Court, but from two private citizen members of that Trust.  The issue has been summarised in this article from NZ Farmers Weekly which may be downloaded here

The Trrust has filed a Memorandum in relation to costs, which may be read in its entirety here

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 October 2012 )
 
UPDATE ON HIGH COURT CASE V NIWA

Posted 25 February 2012

This posting contains principal affidavits relating to the appllcation to the High Court of New Zealand  by the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust for a Declaratory Judgement in respect of temperatutre records published by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), due for consideration by the Court later in 2012.

Index of Trust's exhibits is here 

Affidavit of Professor Robert M. Carter is here 

Affidavit of Bob Dedekind is here 

Affidavits of Terry Dunleavy are here (original) and here (in response)

For results of Court case, link here

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 September 2012 )
 
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