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Greenpeace slammed for "underhanded " tactics

NEW ZEALAND CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION
Greenpeace slammed for "underhanded " internet tactics

Greenpeace has been accused of "underhanded tactics" in attempting to divert internet users away from a new website established recently to challenge current assumptions about climate change.

Owen McShane, of Kaiwaka, convenor of the establishment committee of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, says that the Greenpeace attempt to mislead internet users is consistent with its "on-going attempts to hoodwink New Zealanders about the facts of climate change."

Mr McShane said that the coalition, which announced its formation on 1 May, had on 24 April registered an internet domain name, www.climatescience.org.nz, and the website went live on 2 May. That same day, 2 May, Greenpeace registered the same name but with .co.nz and .net.nz suffixes and linked them through to their own Greenpeace site.

"This was clearly an attempt to divert people away from our website, obviously because Greenpeace does not like what we are doing in trying to alert New Zealanders to the fact that they have been misled about alleged dire consequences for our country and our planet as a result of so-called greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions.

"Our coalition is made up of a number of climate scientists and others who believe that the computer modelling on which the emission data have been calculated are flawed, and are little more than speculation. Despite this speculation being open to serious challenge, governments in a number of countries around the world, including our own, have been misled into signing up to the Kyoto Protocol and to consider introduction of carbon taxes, neither of which actions, by themselves will do anything to reduce emissions, if indeed they are a problem

"Members of our coalition are volunteers. We are few in number so far, but new people are joining us as they come to understand the truth of what we are saying. We don't enjoy the massive international, financial backing available to Greenpeace, but we will not be deterred in our 'David and Goliath' situation. Greenpeace can play as dirty as it likes, we are not going away.

"The dirty pool being played by Greenpeace in this internet name issue is but another example of the lengths to which Greenpeace and others in the alarmist camp will go to suppress efforts to help people understand the real truth about climate change which is that carbon emissions will have at worst only minimal effect on what will happen to the earth's climate in the next few decades, the extent of that effect has yet to be proven, and it does not justify the economic and social burdens involved in the Kyoto Protocol," said Mr McShane.

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