This is bad how?

David Farrar blogs about the Climate Change update from the Office of Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee. Being a believer of “Climate Change” and GW he thinks it is reasonable and we should all tug our forelocks.

But I’m not like that. I read comments like this and wonder what the fuss is all about.

The report does, however, make broad predictions for various regions around the country over coming decades, outlining wind, temperature, rainfall and seasonal extremes.

It said by the turn of the next century, Auckland would enjoy 40 warm days above 25C each year.

Really struggling to see how that is a problem.

In the South Island, frosts in coastal spots would be rare by 2050

Yep, still no problems that I can see.  

There would be less rainfall in summer and autumn over the west of the North Island

Oh the travesty!

Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions stood to lose up to 10 per cent of its winter and spring rainfall.

Around the country, Kiwis could expect a climate 0.9C warmer by 2040, and 2.1C warmer by 2090, according to mid-range projections for average temperature rises.

This is bad? Really?

Temperatures between now and October are likely to be above average in the North Island and in the north of the South Island, according to a seasonal outlook issued yesterday by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).

Sea surface temperatures are also forecast to be above average along the east coast and further offshore, with conditions close to average to the west and in the Tasman Sea.

Not finding too many issues with “climate change”, in fact we should be welcoming it.



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  • Cleve

    what can we do to speed this up a little?!

    • XM16E1

      I burnt about 200 trees yesterday, doing my bit.

      • tarkwin

        I’ve got a petrol Landcruiser – damn near bankrupts me just starting it. that should help the cause.

        • johnbronkhorst

          Probably puts out more pollutants than XM16E1’s 200 trees, just driving down the drive!

    • Mr_Blobby

      We need more cows and sheep they are our biggest sources of co2 apparently. When we are finished with them we can sell the meat overseas and generate some income.

  • Col

    Oh my God the Greens won’t like that. Clint Clint Clint CLINT where the Fuck is Clint when you need him.

    • boristhefrog

      Clint is on holiday in Bali, I bet…. enjoying the warmth…

      • Hazards001

        Hope he swam there!

        • johnbronkhorst

          NO…hope he swam …HALF way there!!

          • Col

            Got hit by a containership, thank god it was Korean otherwise it may have stopped.

  • cows4me

    Fucking bullshit artists on steroids. I love how these clowns cover their sorry arses, now it’s 30, 40, 80 years into the future. What happened lads, I was hoping for waterfront property by now. When you first started spouting this shit it was impending doom tomorrow, what a wet fucken blanket that turned out to be. I tell you what’s happening, you’re all scared shitless that your privileged place on the public tit is looking shaky, so what do we do, we shift the finishing line. Must make secure that tit, for suckling and squealing is all we are good at.

  • GarethsPussy

    Step 1: Release alarmist report
    Step 2: Fly to conference in tropical location to deliver alarmist report
    Step 3: Repeat every six months

  • Callum

    “Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions stood to lose up to 10 per cent of its winter and spring rainfall.”

    Not that I believe in global warming but that prediction IS a big deal, would do some serious damage to farm productivity in those regions. Regular droughts are already a fact of life that some stuggle to cope with.

    • Richard McGrath

      It might make those areas even better for growing grapes and winemaking, an industry that generates a lot less effluent than dairy or beef farming. Surely that’s ‘green’!

      • Callum

        Given most of Gisborne is hill country low intensity farming, it would probably all end up planted in pines with a bigger quantity of possum shit getting into the waterways than sheep or beef currently contributes.

    • John Q Public

      What if we got 11% better at collecting the rain that did come down?

  • Arran Hunt

    Change is bad, remember that. Whether it is the climate or through the use of technology (lets all get back to the caves) any change is bad.

  • Andy

    The section of this report on climate sensitivity is appalling. There have been several papers recently which have downgrading sensitivity estimates to below 2 degrees of warming for a doubling of CO2, in line with the lack of warming for 17 years or so. The section on senstivity contains no numbers whatsoever, despite this being the central pillar of the entire global warming theory. They claim that in 23 years of research and 100s of millions of dollars, this figure hasn’t changed

    The conclusions of the report then go on to state how we need to fund more research, presumably so that we can find no change in the original numbers that were originally determined by a committee

    • Whanga_Cynic

      Correct and then refer to GP’s three step system above!

  • SteveWrathall

    Meanwhile the direct effect of the increased CO2 is a massive greening of the earth

  • MarcWills

    “In the South Island, frosts in coastal spots would be rare by 2050” – just like snow would be gone forever from the UK. Lol.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    I’m surprised the cunning bastards haven’t claimed this as evidence of Armageddon having been averted by the ETS and Carbon Taxes.

  • Bafacu

    “according to mid-range projections” – give me a break! Who designed the projections again? Oh that’s right it was the Global Warming/Climate Change proponents masquerading as scientists!

  • PJ

    They can’t tell me if its going to be raining or sunny 10 days from now. What confidence do I have in their predictions in 40 years.?

  • I hope you all take this seriously! Can you even begin to imagine the damage to the Pork Industry that swarms of flying pigs will do? Be very afraid!

  • Time For Accountability

    The rise in South Island, sorry Poomamoo, temperature may be caused when the Green Party co leader goes to the gym and burns off a few calories she has stacked on at Bellamies.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Any government report cannot be trusted – Aunty King.

  • boristhefrog

    Honestly i don’t know what all the fuss is about – a warmer world is a better world…. bring it on – I want 30 degrees + in my summer…. that’s when it starts to get nice…

  • Jimmie

    They’ve got this wrong. Predictions out to 2100 are too short term and prone to error.

    What they should be doing is predicting out to 2500 and beyond.

    By 2500 the climate on earth will be quite erratic and changing. There will periods of calm and stormy weather. Also temperatures will fluctuate from hot to cold and back again.

    There will be specific risks to folk tramping to the South Pole that they might get caught in an unexpected snow storm , likewise other folk tramping through the Sahara desert with no water supplies will be at high risk of dying of heat related lack of moisture.

    To avoid these severe and unfortunate climate side affects it is really important that changes are made now and today – leaving it until tomorrow IS too late.

    For those folks who are scared about these coming climate catastrophes in 2500 are encouraged to do their bit to save the climate:

    Please donate to the following bank account 12 3456 7890123 00 or email credit card details to [email protected]

    There. Now the real climate change problem is identified and dealt with in one post.
    Oh and if in 2500 it doesn’t quite work out like this then feel free to dig up my bones and burn them.

  • johnbronkhorst

    “Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions stood to lose up to 10 per cent of its winter and spring rainfall.”
    Easy fixed:
    In the south..they had NO rain, limited water, desert conditions.
    in the north they have rain, large forests and rivers.
    So they moved the water from the north to the south, in giant canals. This water now, largely, feeds 2 cities with about twice the population of NZ.
    Something similar here?
    In Australia, they have large DRY river systems, always wondered why they couldn’t build canals to these systems. So when they have flooding in Queensland they can take the over flow and dump it into these systems. With storage and irrigation, they could open up large amounts of their country to agriculture.
    Or maybe that would drown the mines?

  • unitedtribes

    And how much tax did we pay for this improvement?