Court Throws Out Climate Change Deniers’ Lawsuit Against Scientists

Telegraph.co.uk

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.

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human activity has caused global warming, went to court alleging NIWA’s methodology was flawed and its findings were not peer reviewed.

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