The political retardation of Andrew Little

I thought that David Cunliffe was the biggest political retard of our times when he apologised for being a man.

Then Andrew Little said this:

“The starting point has got to be ‘here are the standards’. And it’s not good enough just the have insulation because all that does in the middle of winter [is it] traps in the cold air. You’ve got to have a source of heating, you’ve got to have ventilation,”

The man is either utterly stupid or a fool…it is possible he is both, which makes David Cunliffe look like a comparative genius.

What Andrew Little is saying is that all those people who have put in Pink Batts or other insulation are stupid, that the business model for insulating houses is ridiculous and R ratings for insulation are meaningless.

It also means scientists who study these sorts of things are stupid and wrong as well. All those people who bought down sleeping bags have bought them for the wrong reason…they bought them to stay warm and now it turns out that they just keep cold air inside the sleeping bag.

The houses Little is moaning about too are often state houses, built by successive Labour government, with NO insulation at all…and certainly not insulated under the last Labour government either. Then again he doesn’t believe insulation.

I wonder if the Media party have bothered to ask Andrew little if he insulted his brick and tile house in Wellington.

To assist the retard he could have checked Wikipedia:

Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer (the transfer of thermal energy between objects of differing temperature) between objects in thermal contact or in range of radiative influence. Thermal insulation can be achieved with specially engineered methods or processes, as well as with suitable object shapes and materials.

Heat flow is an inevitable consequence of contact between objects of differing temperature. Thermal insulation provides a region of insulation in which thermal conduction is reduced or thermal radiation is reflected rather than absorbed by the lower-temperature body.

And:

Maintaining acceptable temperatures in buildings (by heating and cooling) uses a large proportion of global energy consumption. Building insulations also commonly use the principle of small trapped air-cells as explained above, e.g. fiberglass (specifically glass wool), cellulose, rock wool, polystyrene foam, urethane foam, vermiculite, perlite, cork, etc.

When well insulated, a building:

  • is energy-efficient, thus saving the owner money.
  • provides more uniform temperatures throughout the space. There is less temperature gradient both vertically (between ankle height and head height) and horizontally from exterior walls, ceilings and windows to the interior walls, thus producing a more comfortable occupant environment when outside temperatures are extremely cold or hot.
  • has minimal recurring expense. Unlike heating and cooling equipment, insulation is permanent and does not require maintenance, upkeep, or adjustment.
  • lowers the carbon footprint of a building.

Many forms of thermal insulation also reduce noise and vibration, both coming from the outside and from other rooms inside a building, thus producing a more comfortable environment.

Window insulation film can be applied in weatherization applications to reduce incoming thermal radiation in summer and loss in winter.

None of that fits Little’s claims that insulation traps cold air inside.

Then again maybe Andrew Little was one of those stupid kids who spent their childhood wondering about the thermos flask – it keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold, but HOW DOES IT KNOW?

The man is an idiot.

 

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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