Posted 21 August 2012

"Statistical analyses of hydrological time series are an essential component for the development and management of water resources in countries with dry climates. This becomes critical as the water requirements approach the maximum available resources. To complicate matters,...

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Posted 20 August 2012

"Over the past half century, none of our threatened eco-pocalypses have played out as predicted. Some came partly true; some were averted by action; some were wholly chimerical. This raises a question that many find discomforting: With a track record like this, why should pe...

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Posted 15 August 2012

"The hysteria sweeping the country over fracking is like a modern-day version of the Chicken Licken story... It is time to inject some science and common sense into the debate. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been used in New Zealand for decades. Some 25 years ago, fr...

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Posted 3 August 2012

New Zealand's Minister for Climate Change Issues has been challenged to look at both sides of the debate. The challenge comes from Joe Fone, of Christchurch, a member of our Coalition, whose book "Climate Change: Natural or Man-Made" is due for release in October (details ...

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Posted 2 August 2012

"In the theory of man-made climate change, two-thirds of the predicted warming comes from changes in humidity and clouds, and only one-third comes directly from the extra carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. The theory assumes humidity and clouds amplify t...

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