Warmists finally admit their models are wrong

James Delingpole at Breitbart explains:

Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they’ve got it wrong on global warming.

This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted.

The paper – titled Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C –  concedes that it is now almost impossible that the doomsday predictions made in the last IPCC Assessment Report of 1.5 degrees C warming above pre-industrial levels by 2022 will come true.   

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Labour: National’s deception an affront to democracy

Grant is having a tizzy

Voters this week have a clear choice between Labour’s optimism and honesty, or rewarding National’s campaign of relentless lies, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

“Day after day National has been deliberately spreading lies about Labour, our intentions and what we will do in Government. New Zealanders deserve better than this.

“They’ve so run out of their own ideas that all they have is negativity and deception. National’s latest campaign ad today is yet another example of their desperate attempts to smear Labour.

“I’m calling National out for running a campaign that is an affront to democracy and the principles of honesty, decency and fairness. They need to pull down the attack ads and apologise to New Zealanders.

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The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die

When an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist died recently, there was something surreal about the coverage. It is obviously amiss when a fit, young man dies suddenly, yet none of the news reports mentioned any cause of death. Some made elliptical references to mental illness, another ended with non-sequitur links to suicide prevention hotlines.This bizarre whisper-coverage is typical of the pall of horrified secrecy that media draws across the subject of suicide. Suicide is regarded with such horror that its very name cannot be mentioned, lest it crawls forth like some kind of ancient plague demon.

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Nats attack cleared after whinging lefties moaned to BSA

Some lefty moaner complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority over National’s effective attack ad, and failed to get a ruling in their favour.

The Broadcasting Standards Authority says a National Party election advertisement with the tagline ‘Let’s tax this’, parodying Labour’s campaign motto ‘Let’s do this’ does not breach the Election Programmes Code.

The BSA has not upheld a complaint that the ad was inaccurate and misleading.

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Yes Gareth, voters can be THAT thick, 2% of them at least

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan can’t believe that voters are thick:

Gareth Morgan says his reaction to Labour’s surge in the polls after Jacinda Ardern took over as leader was to think voters “cannot be this thick”.

“It took wind out of everybody’s sails. When 20 per cent of the population moves in 24 hours on a smiley face. You look at it and you go – ‘Jesus, they cannot be this thick’.”

Morgan has almost lost his voice and told the Herald he’s “pretty shagged” – and unable to say how he thinks his political party will fare on Saturday.

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Be careful what you wish for with Water Tax

A new survey says that more than 50% of people want ALL users to pay for water. Yes, that means you…city dwellers.

The majority of New Zealanders want farmers to be taxed for taking water from the environment, a new survey shows.

Who should pay for water has been a flash point for voters ahead of Saturday’s election, with farmers protesting Labour’s proposed water tax.

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Dear Jacinda

Dear Jacinda,

I’ve seen you on the telly, dear,
There’s quite a hullabaloo,
But taxing this and taxing that
Means my two ticks stay BLUE

You’ll tax us on our assets
There’s nothing you won’t snatch
You’ll tax us on our holidays
You’ll tax the boat or bach

You’ve said you’ll slap a tax on fuel
So when I need the car
I can’t afford to fill it up
I won’t get very far!

You’ll tax water by the litre
And our farms will hit the wall
Have you forgotten it’s the farmers
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