New Zealand dismissed climate change scepticsSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 12:50
New Zealand dismissed climate change sceptics
New Zealand's High Court on Friday dismissed a challenge launched by climate change sceptics against a government research agency's finding that the temperature had risen in the past century.
8:35AM BST 07 Sep 2012
The court backed the science that led the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to conclude that New Zealand's climate warmed almost one degree Celsius between 1909 and 2009.
New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust, a private body that rejects the argument that human activity has caused global warming, went to court alleging NIWA's methodology was flawed and its findings were not peer reviewed.
Judge Geoffrey Venning rejected the allegations in a written ruling handed down Friday, saying NIWA acted "in accordance with internationally recognised and credible scientific methodology".