VUW: Records mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer

Chris Johnston made this Official Information request to Victoria University of Wellington

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Victoria University of Wellington should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Chris Johnston

Dear Victoria University of Wellington,

Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer as mentioned in the links below.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individuals - some links relevant to their work are mentioned in the links below.
1) 2017 Peer Reviewed and Published Paper Describing How Earth's Long Term Average Temperature can be estimated from NASA data on other planets without referencing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. That is, the finding is that CO2 does not have an impact on the long term average temperature of Earth.
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/...

2) Blog reply by Ned Nikolov in response to a critique by Dr Roy Spencer
https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/...

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear Victoria University of Wellington,

Note: There has been a corruption of the record for this OIA on the fyi.org.nz website - which I have reported as a complaint to the administrator.

Please confirm that the request for information preparing for a possible quantitative response is underway. As per the associated OIA requests - is the ETA 15 November 2019?

From my point of view I am assisting VUW to comply with the law in answering the original OIA.

Could you also please respond to my responses to the VUW logic in declining the OIA. If VUW have not changed their mind this will determine whether we head to the Ombudsman.

If there is no response by the close of business on Thursday 7 November then I will assume that you are not reconsidering. If you want to buy time to reconsider then please provide a date.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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Victoria University of Wellington

Kia ora Chris

 

The University has not received an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov,
Dr Karl Zeller, Dr Roy Spencer.

 

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Victoria University of Wellington | Te Whare Wânanga o te Ûpoko o te Ika a
Mâui

 

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

It is perplexing that VUW believes that it has not received a request to this OIA logged on fyi.org.nz

https://fyi.org.nz/request/11355-vuw-rec...

Could you please regard this OIA as received as at the date of this message as described in the record dates 2 October 2019. The text of that letter (which is publicly available) is shown below:

Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer as mentioned in the links below.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individuals - some links relevant to their work are mentioned in the links below.
1) 2017 Peer Reviewed and Published Paper Describing How Earth's Long Term Average Temperature can be estimated from NASA data on other planets without referencing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. That is, the finding is that CO2 does not have an impact on the long term average temperature of Earth.
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/...

2) Blog reply by Ned Nikolov in response to a critique by Dr Roy Spencer
https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/...

Please provide an acknowledgement of receipt.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

I would like to confirm that this OIA has been received and is being actioned by VUW.

Can you also please confirm the date that you expect to reply?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

I would like to confirm that this OIA has been received and is being actioned by VUW.

Can you also please confirm the date that you expect to reply?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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