Press Release: New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
“New Zealand’s temperature record is a dog’s breakfast” says the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, commenting on its finding that average temperatures have remained stable for the last 150 years. “And it underscores our vulnerability to NIWA’s monopoly of official advice on climate science.
“In a lengthy and expensive review, NIWA has rearranged the historical data to exactly match the warming trend shown in its previous official record” said Hon Barry Brill, chairman of the Coalition.
“Our paper has exposed the review’s total lack of credibility:
§ It runs counter to all the historical records regarding “NZ average temperatures,”, including those compiled in 1867, 1920, and 1964. The archive shows that current temperatures are slightly cooler than those of 150 years ago.
§ Its trend outcome is heavily influenced by data from Auckland and Wellington stations which are declared in the peer-reviewed literature to be contaminated and to show false warming; and it fails to adjust for UHI at any of the six non-rural stations.
§ It uses adjustments derived from comparisons between “isolated stations” in direct defiance of the scientific authorities.
§ It radically departs from the statistical techniques laid down by its chosen precedent, Rhoades & Salinger. Correctly applied, those techniques demonstrate that New Zealand has experienced no material warming trend during the past century.