NZ Govt agency ousts top climate scientist

Press release - April 24, 2009
“It is a sad day for science and New Zealand’s credibility on climate change when one of our top scientists is forced out of his job,” says Greenpeace.

NIWA has told senior climate scientist Jim Salinger that he no longer has a role at the Institute.  

"We want some answers from NIWA and the government. Dr Salinger has done some amazing work to educate New Zealanders about climate change and he is highly respected internationally," said Greenpeace Senior Climate Campaigner Simon Boxer. "He was also very clear about the need for urgent climate action in New Zealand. You have to wonder whether this action by NIWA's Chief Executive reflects the new Government's resistance to tackling this growing global crisis."