Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Greenpeace accused of "passing off"

New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

16 May 2006 follow up

For immediate release:

Greenpeace accused of "passing off"

Greenpeace has now been accused of "passing off" the recently established website of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

"I never thought I'd see the day when a once proud international environmental organisation would stoop so low in an attempt to divert attention from its own false message," said Owen McShane, of Kaiwaka, convenor of the establishment committee of the coalition.

"Whereas yesterday we found that Greenpeace had registered our name under different suffixes that took internet users to the Greenpeace website; today the copied domain name now links to a site called simply 'Climate Science' in a blatant attempt to pass it off as the site this coalition has earlier registered.

"We can but wonder why Greenpeace has stooped this low, unless it is because they want to divert people from our website, www.climatescience.org.nz, which debunks the claims Greenpeace and others are making about dire consequences of so-called greenhouse emissions. We can only conclude that Greenpeace do not want the public to find out that these claims are not supported by the science.

"For instance, many of their claims are not even supported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which states: 'The fact that the global mean temperature has increased since the late 19th century ... does not necessarily mean that an anthropogenic effect ... has been identified. Climate has always varied ..... so the observed changes may be natural. A more detailed analysis is required ..." (from IPCC Third Assessment Report 2001, 'The scientific basis').

"We have no argument with this. But it's not what Greenpeace would have the public believe.

"Our coalition is led by scientists who have studied the facts of climate change. We are confident that, in the end, it will be science that carries the day, not underhanded manoeuvring by the likes of Greenpeace," said Mr McShane


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news