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I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019

I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Joel Rindelaub is a research fellow at the University of Auckland, he’s currently studying applications of analytical chemistry, whether it’s environmental concerns or forensic science. Recently, he wrote a piece in Newsroom called Why Sources Matter in a Climate of Ignorance? It talked about a so-called climate expert who was not in fact a climate expert. An excerpt from the piece reads as follows: “Not only does he propagate material that misrepresents our current understanding of science, he has also displayed ethically dubious behaviour while doing so.” Lillian Hanly got Joel into the studio to have a chat and started by asking him why he wrote the piece.

This is topical because only this morning National MP Chris Penk tweeted in regards to the abortion reform legislation announcement, “Sure, we expected some changes but nothing so extreme (/cruel?) as liberalising abortion right up to birth.” Which is just blatantly incorrect. 

When questioned on this, leader of the National Party Simon Bridges told Radio NZ, ‘one person’s misinformation is another person’s fact’.