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So you think global warming is a bad thing?

We’ve all heard the doom and gloom about global warming, climate change or whatever title the green loons are calling it now.

Apparently, is is going to be the end of the planet. Or is it?

Matt Ridley explains something the warmists won’t tell you.

Global greening is the name given to a gradual, but large, increase in green vegetation on the planet over the past three decades. The climate change lobby is keen to ensure that if you hear about it at all, you hear that it is a minor thing, dwarfed by the dangers of global warming. Actually, it could be the other way round: greening is a bigger effect than warming.

It is a story in which I have been both vilified and vindicated. Four years ago, I came across an online video of a lecture given by Ranga Myneni of Boston University in which he presented an ingenious analysis of data from satellites. This proved that much of the vegetated area of the planet was getting greener, and only a little bit was getting browner. In fact, overall in 30 years, the green vegetation on planet Earth had increased by a rather extraordinary 14 per cent. He said this was occurring in all vegetation types ? from tropical rainforests to arctic tundra.

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Absurdity revealed: to meet climate targets we need to shut down agriculture

If the Green taliban get their way New Zealand will have to pretty much shut down our entire farming system to meet emissions targets.

Current agricultural greenhouse gas reduction strategies can only deliver between 21 to 40 percent of the mitigation required to meet the targets set in The Paris Agreement.

Global greenhouse gases will need to be reduced by around one billion tonnes per year until 2030 in order to limit climate change to below a two degree increase on pre-industrial levels.

However, focusing emission reductions primarily on the transport and energy sectors is not enough to meet that commitment and the agricultural industry is short on options.

Even if the transport and energy sectors reduce emissions to near zero, it would be insufficient according to a study released by Global Change Biology on Tuesday afternoon.

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NASA: ?Impossible to deny climate change?; Nobody is denying it, we?re just not convinced it?s humans who are to blame

Nobody is denying it, we?re just not convinced it?s humans who are to blame.

It’s impossible to deny climate change following the record breaking temperatures last year, a scientist from the American space agency NASA says.

Compton Tucker told RNZ News there was every reason to believe that 2016 would break last year’s record.

“We’re starting to see the death of climate change denial, that is the evidence accumulated from multiple sources.

“The evidence is overwhelming and there are people who are wilfully ignorant about climate change and they invoke a wide variety of mechanisms which are pretty silly.”

New Zealand climate scientist James Renwick said countries needed to start getting on top of greenhouse gas emissions.

He said the global economy was built on fossil fuels and that couldn’t be changed overnight.

“There are very rapid changed changes in renewable technologies, electric vehicles and so on and that’s great, but to really change the direction of the global economy in terms of how energy’s produced is a big ask and it will take time. The thing is we really need to start.”

Dr Renwick said there had been talk about this problem for 25 years and nothing had happened – but he said wasn’t too late to turn things around.

He said New Zealand’s emissions profile was unusual, with almost half coming from the agricultural sector.

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Last Chance? Really?


The Herald has fallen for the hype again…exclaiming that the Paris Climate Fraud is our “last chance” to save the planet.

The first half of the article is strange, it talks about a weather event in Northland with a little bit of flooding. We are constantly told by warmists that weather is not climate, but whatever, it eventually gets into the clouds, maybes and might happens of climate change.

Sophisticated models tell us we’re already reaping the whirlwind, having pumped enough pollution into the atmosphere to reach a carbon dioxide level of 400 parts per million, something not seen for several million years.

Models so sophisticated they have got absolutely every prediction wrong…and how about that industrial age millions of years ago that pumped Co2 into the atmosphere…oh wait!

Overnight on Wednesday, the World Meteorological Organisation found the past five years had been the warmest such period on record, with many extreme weather events — especially heatwaves — influenced by climate change.

In July, temperatures around the Persian Gulf were, for the first time, close to the upper limits that humans can survive without air conditioning.

This year was on track to have the hottest global average surface temperature on the books, owing to a strong El Nino but also a warming planet.

The WMO’s secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, summed up the situation: “This is all bad news for the planet.”

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Last Chance?

The Vatican has embraced the lunacy of climate change, and declared that the Paris talkfest is our “last chance” to save the planet.

Plenty of other useful idiots are making the same claims.

But how many last chances have we had? It seems a lot.

Watts Up with That reports:

Bonn 2001

A Global Warming Treaty?s Last Chance. That teetering edifice that is the Kyoto Protocol gets some emergency repair work this week as delegates from 180 countries gather in Bonn to work out problems that threaten to scuttle the deal altogether.
Time Magazine, 16 Jul 2001

Montreal 2005

In an open letter to delegates at the Montreal environmental summit, beginning today, campaigner Mark Lynas explains why action on climate change can no longer be stalled.

?I?m scared. For 15 years I?ve watched international progress on climate change get slower and slower, even while the pace of global warming seems to get ever more rapid. With time running out for the global climate, your meeting in Montreal represents a last chance for action.?
The Independent, 28 Nov 2005

Bali 2007

World leaders will converge on Bali today for the start of negotiations which experts say could be the last chance to save the Earth from catastrophic climate change. Bali could be the last chance to avoid the worst effect of global warming, said Tony Juniper, executive director of Friends of the Earth.
The New Zealand Herald, 3 Dec 2007? ?? Read more »

The science is settled huh?

We have been told that the science is settled with global warming, or climate change or climate disruption or whatever other title they use to describe the greatest scam ever foisted on mankind.

Except it isn’t…settled.

One of the world’s most firmly global-warmist scientists says that even if humanity deliberately sets out to burn all the fossil fuels it can find, as fast as it can, there will be no troublesome sea level rise due to melting Antarctic ice this century.

Dr Ken Caldeira’s credentials as a global warmist are impeccable. He is not a true green hardliner – he has signed a plea to his fellow greens to get over their objections to nuclear power, for instance, and he doesn’t totally rule out geoengineering as a possible global-warming solution. But that’s as far as he’ll go: in Dr Caldeira’s view, it is plain and simple unethical to release greenhouse gases into the air. There’s no middle ground on that as far as he’s concerned – he’s not OK with gas power as an alternative to coal, for instance.

But he’s a scientist, and like all proper scientists he’s willing to admit inconvenient truths. In this case, the truth in question is his own prediction that no matter what humans do in the way of carbon emissions, sea levels are not going to rise by more than 8cm this century due to melting Antarctic ice. For context, the seas have been rising faster than that for thousands of years. They rose 17cm just during the 20th century, and the Antarctic cap is far and away the biggest body of ice on the planet. ? Read more »

Hey Helen! How about you STFU and piss off?

Helen Clark wants the top UN job

In 2008 New Zealand had finally had enough of Helen Clark’s doctrinaire and stifling government. We gave them the arse card and as she cried her way home to the lonely Mt Albert house she came up with a plan to bolt to?the?UN.

John Key in his wisdom assisted that process…and it is widely known he did it so she wouldn’t?be second guessing anything in the media.

But now, 7 years later she has piped up and told us we must do more on climate change…despite the fact we emit bugger all greenhouse gasses compared with India, China, Japan and?the US. No we must do more.

Global commitments to greenhouse gas reductions ahead of a world summit in Paris are not enough to tackle climate change – and developed countries, including New Zealand, need “to do more”, United Nations Development Programme administrator Helen Clark says.

The former Prime Minister was in New Zealand this week giving a lecture on the challenges the world faces in 2015, including climate change.

In it she said the commitments made ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris in November would not add up to what’s really needed to tackle the problem.

Speaking on TV3’s The Nation this morning, Ms Clark repeated that sentiment, saying those commitments “are not enough”.

“They’re not enough to stop that tip-over point of global warming going above 2C above the pre-industrial levels,” she said. ? Read more »

NZ needs ?adaptive approach to climate change mitigation to avoid procrastinating about long-term carbon reduction policies? – Researcher

Apart from the fact I don?t even know what the hell the guy is on about, hasn?t he got the memo yet that warming has stalled?

Countries should introduce an adaptive approach to climate change mitigation to avoid procrastinating about long-term carbon reduction policies, a New Zealand researcher has suggested.

Professor David Frame, the director of Victoria University’s Climate Change Research Institute, is the co-author of a newly-published paper which offers what the researchers argue is an effective way to tackle the issue.

Ahead of crucial UN climate negotiations in Paris in December, which aim to firm up post-2020 emission reductions commitments, New Zealand last month set a new target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.

Although Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser called this a “significant increase” on previous commitments – it was the equivalent of an 11 per cent reduction below a 1990 baseline, he said – the majority of submitters who took part in the Government’s earlier consultation asked for much more ambitious targets.? Read more »

What would you say if I told you each wind turbine needs 225 tonnes of coal to produce?

The Green taliban love to promote wind power.

Apparently it is clean and green.

But like most things these hypocrites tout they don’t tell you the full story of them.

Like how they use rare earth metals, mining of which is creating highly toxic sites around the world.

But perhaps the most interesting salient fact that the green taliban forget to tell you is that all of those wind turbines are sitting on top of steel towers…each of which needs 225 tonnes of coal?to manufacture.

Now unless they are proposing to find a replacement for steel sometime soon they have a little bit of a problem with their claims, considering they constantly promote campaigns against “dirty coal”.

[C]ampaigners claim that coal has no future in a low emissions world. Not true. New generation technologies are slashing CO2 emissions from coal fired plants by as much as 40 per cent. These high efficiency low emissions plants are being rolled out in China, Japan and elsewhere in Asia. And the first large scale carbon capture and storage coal plant in Canada has slashed its CO2 emissions by 90 per cent. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated the cost of meeting global reduction targets will be 138 per cent higher without the deployment of carbon capture and storage. ? Read more »

Greens battle RMA reform with new red tape

The Green party really are a bunch of hapless fools, clutching to the undying belief that the planet is warming and it is all our fault.

As a result they want all new laws vetted to take into account their adherence to the fraud of global warming.

The Green Party wants all new bills to be subject to vetting for its effects on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Co-leader James Shaw announced the new policy at a conference in Wellington today for Green parties around the Asia-Pacific region.

“National makes too many decisions based on short term goals, like trying to win the next election,” he said.

The Greens have drawn up a bill titled the Climate Impact Disclosure Bill but for it to be even debated in the House it would need to be drawn from the ballot for private members’ bills. ? Read more »