Guest Post – Kevin Hearle – NZ?s Kyoto commitment (a farce) and here is why.


The New Zealand Kyoto commitment as measured by the Government fell to Zero in April of 2013 the actual commitment in Millions of Units was 29.1M Units but because the value of these Units is linked to the price in Euros of a CER on the European Exchange and that fell to ?0.01 effectively zero our units are deemed to be worth less than a CER (though why a unit of carbon is worth less in NZ than it is in Europe is beyond me) this made our 29.1 million credit worth nothing.

Let?s consider that we can actually measure our commitment with any certainty for the moment.

The price of carbon has fallen from around ? 12.00 in 2008 to effectively zero ?0.01 in April 2013. This fall is due to the manipulation of the market by the EU in allowing the market to be flooded with CER?s? and now by the complete loss of credibility of the UN IPCC and the Catastrophic Anthropogenic? Global Warming ?scenario painted by that organisation. ?The IPCC?s 5th Assessment report has been bagged by scientists and the press alike.? James Delingpole?s article in the Telegraph? headlined ?The climate alarmists have lost the debate: it’s time we stopped indulging their poisonous fantasy? sums it up.

Delingpole quotes? IPCC lead author Dr Richard Lindzen as saying ?the IPCC has ?“sunk to a level of hilarious incoherence.” Nigel Lawson has called it “not science but mumbo jumbo”. The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Dr David Whitehouse has described the IPCC’s panel as “evasive and inaccurate” in the way it tried dodge the key issue of the 15-year (at least) pause in global warming; Donna Laframboise notes that it is either riddled with errors or horribly politically manipulated ? or both; Paul Matthews has found a very silly graph; Steve McIntyre has exposed how the IPCC appears deliberately to have tried to obfuscate the unhelpful discrepancy between its models and the real world data; and at Bishop Hill the excellent Katabasis has unearthed another gem: that, in jarring contrast to the alarmist message being put out at IPCC press conferences and in the Summary For Policymakers, the body of the report tells a different story ? that almost all the scary scenarios we’ve been warned about these last two decades (from permafrost melt to ice sheet collapse) are now ?graded by scientists to somewhere between “low confidence” to “exceptionally unlikely;” . ? Read more »

James Lovelock on the Green Taliban and the emergence of their ‘religion’

wind turbines

James Lovelock is the inventor of Gaia theory and the father of modern environmentalism. The Guardian interviews him and finds that he is recanting.?He discusses nuclear (good), wind power (bad) and why fracking is the future.

On sea level rises:

After more than three decades living amid acres of trees he planted himself by hand, he and his wife Sandy have decided to downsize and move to an old lifeguard’s cottage by the beach in Dorset. “I’m not worried about sea-level rises,” he laughs. “At worst, I think it will be 2ft a century.”

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The Shield of Sanctimony, Ctd

The Green taliban are the most sanctimonious of all politicians.

Given they have an MP (Kennedy Graham) being paid by NZ taxpayers to be in Doha and had their friends create a Hobbit based skit video, Federated Farmers quite reasonably pointed out that climate change conferences would be climate friendly if done by video conferences instead of being held in resorts (Kyoto, Durban, Cancum, Rio and now Doha).

That seems to have touched a raw nerve with Gareth who has forgotten the principle of photosynthesis since farm forestry, riparian plantings and pasture do suck up CO2 (they don?t count under Kyoto?s right definition of a forest).? He also seems to forget where the money comes from.

Strange that we are wrong to be in the same camp as President Obama with the UN accord.

Check out this Twitter exchange between Federated Farmers and the boy MP and penguin botherer Gareth Hughes:

The Huddle

I was on the Huddle last night with Larry Williams and Josie Pagani

Our topics were:

  • Housing?Affordability
  • The battle over Kyoto ? should we stay or go?

You are who your ad-man is – Part Three

I have blogged over the past two days about Labour’s ad-man who holds strong views on women, welfare and education.

Trevor Mallard and other luminaries of the left have attacked John Ansell and other people for their personal beliefs in efforts to smear their political opponents. But is their logic follows that you are who you ad-men are then Labour has some serious issues with credibility.

Mike Hutcheson appears to be a man with some very strong right-wing views. He thinks:

Our country has a social welfare web that cushions citizens from the consequences of their actions. The state actually rewards mothers for breeding, regardless of their capacity to successfully launch a new life into the world.

His views on teachers and education are certainly strong than Anne Tolley’s and then there are the Labour ad-man?s views on climate change:

Since women got the vote, it’s no longer fashionable to sacrifice virgins for ecological purposes.

Fluctuations in the sun’s radiation have a lot more influence than does man-made CO2. It?s interesting to note that Mars is warming up too ? and the Martian polar caps are melting ? but it?s hard to argue it?s as the result of rampant capitalism and gas-guzzling SUVs.

Global warming doomsayers claim the earth’s temperature will increase by between 1 and 5 degrees over the next century. My mate doesn?t trust any projection with a margin of error of 500%.

Empirical evidence also disputes the climate modelling. Indeed, the best evidence shows over the past two decades, when CO2 levels have been at their highest, global average temperatures have actually cooled slightly.

And of course throughout history there have been huge variations in temperature.

Ad hominem attacks are a common tactic of leftists when faced with unfavourable evidence. If they can’t play the ball they play the man.


An increasing body of research tells us that the Kyoto Protocol is based on poor science and flawed computer models. More recently, a Judge?s ruling in Britain said exactly the same thing the same about Al Gore?s movie.

While no sensible person could want anything but reduced pollution and a sustainable future for our planet, the most recent evidence suggests that the major contributors to climate change are as likely to be due to naturally occurring phenomena such as increased solar activity, forest fires and volcanoes rather than man-made emissions.

So if they can?t find a way to ban fires and volcanic eruptions, before we let the global-warming lynch-mob hang the motorcar from a tree in the nearest rain forest, maybe we should try and convince them that there is reasonable doubt as to its guilt.

So Trevor, Bomber, if the ad men speak for the parties they work for, then how does Labour explain its new policies on climate change, education, and welfare? Mike Hutcheson is clearly a filthy denier more suited to the hard right of the ACT party or National and yet he is running your campaigns.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think that mike is the consummate professional, but because of trevor Mallard we must hold his views to account against those of the Labour party, surely, in the interests of fairness and transparency.

Ugly Celebs

Remember the Aussie joke about it being funny that our Prime minister has a girls name? Well they go one step further now.

On Ninemsn’s site in celebration of World Youth day held recently in Sydney they have posted of the Ugliest Celebs to remind us that God’s creatures come in all shapes and sizes.

Amy Winehouse is number 1

Kelly Osbourne is number 8

There is Camiila Parker-Bowles-Windsor at number 9

Number 12 is Uncle Helen just edging out The Pgoues frontman Shane McGowan

Michael Jackson is number 18

Not a popular t-shirt

I’m sure that this t-shirt wasn’t very popular for World Youth Day.

Touched by the Pope