Memo to Brill and his NZ climate cranks: pay up or shut up

by Gareth on February 4, 2014

I suppose it had to happen. Jim Salinger’s excellent summary of the strange case of the climate cranks and their attempt to sue the New Zealand temperature record has attracted a response from deep inside La La Land. Barry Brill, chairman of the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and litigant in chief, has posted a piece of piss-poor propaganda trying to make their actions seem reasonable. He fails spectacularly, as you might expect — but he also fails to mention the most salient fact of all.

Brill is the ex-lawyer who put the losing court case together. He, together with the trustees of the NZ Climate Science Education Trust — Terry Dunleavy, Bryan Leyland and Doug Edmeades — are in default of the costs awarded against them by the judge. It’s a cool $89,000, and if Brill et al don’t pay up, the NZ taxpayer will have to foot their bill. As one of those taxpayers, I object strenuously to funding their absurd political posturing.

Brill, Leyland, Dunleavy et al would do well to remember that in the “court of public opinion” people who welch on their debts and try to avoid the consequences of their actions are regarded as mountebanks and charlatans. They should shut up until they’ve paid up.

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Rob Taylor February 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Barry Brill stood for the ACT party in the Northland electorate in 2011, so let’s hope he does so again this year… run, Bazza, run!

nigelj February 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

Hopefully he will run into a large tree, and suffer some pain in the area of his head.

Rob Taylor February 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm

In which case, Brill would claim that said tree is secretly owned by Judge Venning’s family trust and, therefore, proves that global warming is a myth.

Thomas February 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Once more it is pretty clear that ACT = Nutcases. Hopefully the electorate will have enough of these silly old boys and send Banks his cabal packing once and for all this year.

RW February 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Anthony Violi – orchestrator of anti-AGW propaganda in Australia – has turned up on City-Data forum (weather subforum). He deserves a good telling off – too scared to come here and spout his drivel, though.

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