The green taliban likes to claim that “climate change” is going to create more and more storms. After the cyclone in the Philippines thy again re-iterated these claims, including a bizarre speech by Russel Norman in the parliament.
But what are the facts? Well the facts don’t support their claims…no surprises really.
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But donâ€™t expect anyone who pointed to last yearâ€™s hurricanes as â€śproofâ€ť of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists donâ€™t work that way.
Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Goreâ€™s 2009 book, â€śOur Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,â€ť even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed.
Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I and others reviewed the entire hurricane record, which goes back over a century, and found no increase of any kind. Yes, we sometimes get bad storms â€” but no more frequently now than in the past. The advocates simply ignored that evidence â€” then repeated their false claims after Hurricane Sandy last year. Â Read more »
Like Piers Morgan dancing on the graves of children to promote gun control the Green taliban are now dancing on the graves of victims of Typhoon Haiyan to prmote their cause of climate change.
We saw Russel Norman do it last week in our own parliament an now the we are seeing media enter the fray. Perhaps the worst offenders are the BBC.
Like Russel Norman they are rude and wrong.
Listeners to Radio 4′s Today programme were given an unmistakable but totally bogus message last week: that catastrophic storms such as Typhoon Haiyan are linked to global warming â€“ and are set to increase.
The same claim, which has no scientific basis, was echoed by David Cameron, who said there was ‘growing evidence’ that warming was responsible for storms.Â Read more »
Labour thinks that because they tag “Kiwi” on the front of everything that people will like their daft policies.
The latest daft idea is to create a Kiwi Insurance company to try and undercut all the other companies out there. Their rationale is incredibly flawed because ultimately any insurance company operating in New Zealand alone will have all their risk located in New Zealand….and still have to seek reinsurance offshore…and therefore the underlying costs may actually be more expensive for “KiwiAssure” than that of insurance companies whose risk is spread globally.
The basic premise of insurance is to spread risk…all Labour’s policy does is concentrate risk…and we all know what happened to AMI with the Christchurch earthquake…the provincial under-cutter of insurance fell over.
Labour’s problem is that they think that if something is state controlled it is somehow better…two words…Solid Energy.
Gerry Brownlee gets stuck into them with a few home truths.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says Labourâ€™s policy of establishing a state-owned insurer is no different than its other half-formed ideas â€“ itâ€™s emotive, shows a hopeless grasp of economic realities, and raises questions Labour wonâ€™t be able to credibly answer.
â€śLabour might hate private insurance companies, but the reality is theyâ€™re paying for $20 billion of the Canterbury rebuild â€“ twice New Zealandâ€™s annual corporate tax take,â€ť Mr Brownlee says.
â€śThe fact of the matter is you can only undercut insurance competitors if youâ€™re prepared to take greater risk. Â Read more »
The Wellington region has experienced a large earthquake this afternoon.
A severe earthquake has rocked the Wellington region and the top of the South Island.
There were early reports of a house collapsing in Seddon, Marlborough. Geonet said the quake measured 6.2, 10km south east of Seddon at a depth of 8km. Initial reports said the quake was 6.9.
A magnitude 5.7 aftershock centred 5km southeast of Seddon and 8km deep hit about six minutes later.Â Read more »
It had to be the Green taliban that would jump onboard first at politicising the earthquakeÂ inÂ Wellington. Of course it would be Gareth Hughes too.
No evidence is produced that earthquakes have resulted in oil spills anywhere in the world…yet they just launch forth with this disaster porn masquerading as concern.
Sometimes google is not your friend…sometimes it is. When someone rarks up in the media it is always a good idea to find out all about them, what their motivations are or aren’t.
Clearly the “decent journalists, trained and skilled” at the NZ Herald haven’t yet found it necessary to become “trained and skilled” in using Google.
If you have a quick flick on google, go back to 2011, and you get a useful insight into the motivation of the “concerned citizen” Â Bryan Staples who has put the arm on the EQC over the accidental emailing of claims to his account.
Turns out our concerned citizen is making a living out of putting the slipper to EQC
“Advocacy services are emerging up to help quake-stricken Christchurch residents resolve disputes with EQC and insurance companies.
EQ-East, founded by former EQC employee Bryan Staples, has carried out 150 independent assessments of quake-damaged homes for property owners unhappy with EQC reports or the standard of repairs managed by Fletcher EQR.Â Read more »
California based pro-surfer Alek Parker travels the globe in search of the kind of monster waves caused by hurricanes. This time he visits Japan to catch the big waves that happen only once a year during the typhoon season. So what did Alek make of Japan and the people he met on his journey?
Despite the glorious rainfall today there are still claims by many that the drought currently being experienced by most of the country is somehow linked with climate change and that we should get used to this. Perhaps we should stop listening to NIWA, the assorted climate alarmists and start listening to Princeton and Australian National University:
Released late last year (November) by Princeton and ANU:
A series of recent droughts from Australia to the United States has led some scientists to warn that global warming has already begun to increase worldwide drought. But new research from Princeton and the Australian National University in Canberra has found that this might not be the case…..
…A new analysis of drought conditions over the past 50 years has yielded a nuanced view of global trends. Red areas have experienced increasing levels of drought while blue areas have become less prone to dry conditions.Â Overall, there has been less of a trend toward drought globally than previously thought,Â Princeton researchers have found.Â (Image courtesy of Justin Sheffield)….
….The greater detail of the Princeton model does mean it is more difficult to use and requires a far greater amount of data than other estimates.Â In fact, the researchers said the data requirements precluded its widespread use by climate scientists until relatively recently,Â when better satellite coverage and improvements in global data from ground weather stations provided more extensive and reliable estimates of meteorological variables such as precipitation, humidity and wind speed…..
So two questions:
When did Salinger leave NIWA?
Does NIWA used the discredited Palmer Drought Index or are they using the new Princeton Model?
I suffer from depression, I am open about it, I have blogged about it, I help people understand how depression affects them…but one thing is consistent in everything IÂ haveÂ written about it and everything I have explained to people and that is that depression is not an excuse..it simply is what is happening to you.
IÂ haveÂ never used it for an excuse. Look at this scumbag and pathetic excuse:
Depression triggered by his teenage son’s death in the Christchurch earthquake was behind a man’s descent into the world of child pornography, a court has heard.
John Andrew Howland, 38, moved to the West Coast soon after the earthquake and now lives in Greymouth, where a police raid on September 25 revealed he had thousands of images of children, some just toddlers, engaged in sexual acts with adults, stored on his computer.Â Read more »