Nicola Toki trips over her own tongue

If there’s one thing militant conservationists tree/snail huggers are becoming increasingly notorious for, it is rank hypocrisy. When Nikola Toki isn’t busy jumping up and down about Bathurst Resources plan to mine the Denniston Plateau, opposing the creation of jobs and its flow on effects for the economy, she’s busy burning solid fuel and polluting the atmosphere with smoke.


Now that’s all well and good, I mean I love a good wood burner as much as the next bloke (or greenie), but the trouble is people need to practice what they preach, or at least make some kind of effort to support the cause they like to crow about. The consistency of the militant tree huggers to pick and choose when they ‘fight for the cause’ is not lost here either.

(As an aside to save the indignant replies from the climate change deniers…)  Climate change is a real thing, spurred on by the constant consumption by the human race and the consequences on our weather are real. I’m sooooo not interested in having the debate about climate change, who started it, what the dinosaurs did or didn’t do, what role carbon has to play. Have that argument on talkback source 

So she’s convinced humans are responsible for climate change as a result of the “constant consumption by the human race and the consequences on our weather are real” but she’s still happy to keep contributing to it? WTF?? I’ll go out on a limb and hazard a guess her “wee woodburner” is a product of steel, made from….you guessed it….coal.

Funnily enough I found this article from last month on, whom this self proclaimed “conservation advocate” writes regular conservation articles for.

Woodburers cause more air pollution than cars, new research from Victoria University has found.

Woodburning fires have long had the finger pointed at them for contributing to air pollution in places such as Masterton, where air quality standards were frequently breached during winter.

But this study, by PhD student Travis Ancelet comparing emissions in Masterton, Auckland, Nelson and Alexandra, is the first comparing different forms of pollution in the colder months.

Even on winter mornings, when people were commuting to work and car pollution was likely to be high, woodburners were the biggest polluters, including in congested Auckland, Mr Ancelet said.

“You would assume in the morning, between 7am to 9am, traffic would be the major contributor,” he said.

Mr Ancelet, who graduates next week and is now working for GNS Science, was working with regional councils towards meeting their Environment Ministry commitments for air quality, which need to be met by 2016.

Councils needed to consider woodburning as a significant player and had to think about how they could minimise the pollution, he said.

“If you completely cut out woodburning emissions, air pollution in the communities we studied would not be a significant issue.”source

If there’s one smell I can’t stand, it is not the smell of air pollution or smoke from wood burners, but the stench of Green Taliban hypocrisy.


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