Referendum failure: Russel Norman delays purchase of new car

Russel had intended to celebrate the news that the Asset Sale Referendum was “on” by getting a “Green Appropriate” new car. ?One that he could use right into the election, and of course, continue to drive as Finance Minister.



So it is all up to you now. ?Make sure you sign the petition to get the Greens over the 16,500 mark so that Russel can finally celebrate!

Labour set to increase building compliance costs

Govt plans to lighten carbon load – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz

Willy nilly pursuit of unproven theories are set to increase building compliance costs if a government proposal is implemented.

[quote]If approved, the tough new code would examine the carbon cost of every nut, bolt, and four-by-two that goes into the construction of a new building ? residential, commercial or otherwise.

The “embodied energy” concept ? the total amount of energy used to produce a final product from raw materials ? is being released for public and industry feedback in a building code review discussion paper.

One option is to set a carbon limit for the design of new buildings, assessing emissions associated with construction, operation, maintenance and demolition. [/quote]

All this will do is set up another bloated bureacracy at every council and in central government so they can count carbon and then charge taxes not to mention the extra delay in approvals. Further it will not solve anything, in fact with all the extra bureaucrats burning up endless amounts of paper for their reports, toner for their laser printers and power for all the systems required this proposal woul fall flat on its facce in attempting to reduce the so called “carbon footprint”.

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Move on PM tells flood victims

Towns repeatedly hit by extreme weather may have to move – PM – 11 Jul 2007 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

Helen Clark’s terrible week continues.

After insulting sufferers of leprosy and Commodore Bainimarama in the same breath she has now told people of the flood ravaged Far North the same thing she tells anyone who questions her and her dodgy ministry…..”Just move on”.

This is proof that Clark has lost her political radar, or perhaps the focus groups were all busy today and she didn’t check her statements off with them first.

Of course she has resorted to spouting complete tosh is explaining what has happened.

[quote]the problem was that many settlements had been established on the basis of old weather patterns, which had changed in the erratic world climate.[/quote]

Oh yeah, and which empirical and undeniable scientific evidence did she base that observation on? none is what, she resorted to a Gore-ism and just made shit up to suit.

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Sick of hearing about AGW

So is Garth George and his article the other day in the Herald is a pearler.

He starts off;

[quote]If you believe all the garbage you've been reading, seeing and hearing lately about global warming, then you probably still believe the Earth is flat.

And if you believe that the cause is human-produced CO2 emissions and that you personally are somehow responsible – your car is too big and your seaside bach is likely to be inundated any old day – then you probably still believe those ancient charts in which large areas are marked "Here be dragons."

This scaremongering, doom-saying global warming industry is shaping up to be the biggest rort of the decade and, if it goes on much longer, of the 21st century.

Because, as Richard S. Lindzen wrote lately in the Washington Post, the long-range predictions issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been made "using inherently untrustworthy climate models similar to those that cannot accurately forecast the weather a week from now".

"The current alarm," writes the professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Newsweek, "rests on the false assumption not only that we live in a perfect world temperaturewise, but also that our warming forecasts for the year 2040 are somehow more reliable than the weatherman's forecast for next week."[/quote]

Ex-fucking-actly….he continues in much the same fashion. Garth George take a bow.

Brian Rudman, go to the back of the class. The Herald decided that Brian should post an opposing article the next day. Brian of course is a cloth-cap socialist and couldn't resist dismissing everything Garth George had to say by abusing him for being a Christian, he even used the "F" word. Apparently by being a Christian you are not entitled to an opinion in our blighted isles anymore.

Call for NIWA to be disbanded

Augie Auer from the Climate Science Coalition has called for the disbanding of NIWA after they continue to issue silly statements about the climate.

[quote]"So simplistic, it's silly" is how Dr Auer describes the statement by NIWA climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger that "As climate warming occurs, the atmosphere can hold more moisture and therefore more rain falls and therefore what we have thought of under past climate data as one-in-100 or more reduces".

As an explanation of the cause and consequences of last week's Northland rains, Dr Salinger's statement above is as unscientific as it is incorrect. If warming of the air encourages more moisture in the atmosphere, how come there's no rain over the deserts? And the mere presence of moisture in the atmosphere will not produce rain unless there is an associated atmospheric and meteorological process, which last week was the great volume of warm saturated tropical air that funnelled down on to New Zealand.

"But it gets worse. Dr Salinger uses the words ?as climate warming occurs?, when his own agency's latest seasonal summary statistics for December-February just released show New Zealand at 15.7 degrees C, 0.9 degrees lower than normal. In fact, his agency's own figures show that New Zealand has been cooling since the El Nino of 1998. To put it simply, NIWA is claiming that warming is occurring when its own records show otherwise. Why wont they admit this?[/quote]

Precisely. Increasingly the science is being proven….AGW is a hoax.

What does Al Gore want?

What does he want?

Well according to Robert Tracinski , Al Gore has diagnosed modern man's desire for material prosperity as a dangerous neurosis and Global warming is just the scientific excuse for this quasi-religious agenda. Essentially Gore's solution to the "problem" is to curtail industrial civilization and get back to our pre-industrial "roots."?

[quote]So what does this mean? Listen to what Gore claims are the factors that require us to change our relationship with nature. From his House testimony:

We quadrupled human population in less than one century, from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 6.5 billion today?. Having multiplied by four the number of people on this planet?, that in itself causes a big change in the relationship between humanity and the planet.

So Gore's global warming hysteria is really just a rehash of the old "population explosion" scare. In the 1970s, environmentalists predicted that an expanding global population would lead, by the end of the century, to mass starvation and shortages of oil and other natural resources. This claim was famously proven wrong?so as a fallback, the environmentalists have to claim that "overpopulation" is leading to a warmer climate, a proposition that is slightly harder to disprove.

But it's not just the size of the human population Gore is worried about. He goes on to name a second factor that requires us to alter our relationship with the earth:

Our technologies are thousands of times more powerful than any our grandparents had at their disposal. And so even though we're more skillful and more effective in doing the things we've always done, exploiting the earth for sustenance, providing for our families, and going about productive lives, the side-effects of what we're doing sometimes now outstrip the development of extra wisdom to make sure that we handle these new powers in a way that doesn't do unintended harm.

So that very fact that we are "much more skillful and more effective" at "exploiting the earth" to live "productive lives"?in short, the fact of our enormous, unprecedented prosperity?is the reason we have to fear that we are doing "unintended harm."

This, then, is the essence of Gore's complaint: there are too many humans and they are too well off.[/quote]

His comments on Alarmists shutting down debate is accurate, so eerily accurate.

[quote]That's why folks like Al Gore have to keep claiming that there is an iron-clad "consensus" on global warming and that the debate is "over"?because the moment the debate on the scientific merits of global warming is actually allowed to begin, the alarmists start to lose.

Al Gore is trying to dragoon science in an attempt to win over converts who don't share his sense of personal spiritual crisis and don't find his anti-industrial moral vision compelling. But the moment people see through his charade?and realize that what Gore is really pushing is a not a scientific campaign against "pollution" but a quasi-religious crusade against industrial civilization?his campaign will collapse.[/quote]

Al Gore is a two bit charlatan peddling? a snake oil solution to a non-problem.

Toothless attacks on Global Warming Swindle maker

The warmists attacked, but the victim is standing firm and laughing in their faces.

[quote]The remarkable thing is not that I was attacked. But that the attacks have been so feeble. The ice-core data was the jewel in the global-warming crown, cited again and again as evidence that carbon dioxide 'drives' the earth's climate. In fact, as its advocates have been forced to admit, the ice-core data says the opposite. Temperature change always precedes changes in CO2 by several hundred years. Temperature drives CO2, not the other way round. The global-warmers do not deny this. They cannot.

During the post-war economic boom, while industrial emissions of CO2 went up, the temperature went down (hence the great global-cooling scare in the 1970s). Why? They say maybe the cooling was caused by SO2 (sulphur dioxide) produced by industry. But they say it mumbling under their breath, because they know it makes no sense. Thanks to China and the rest, SO2 levels are far, far higher now than they were back then. Why isn't it perishing cold?

Too many journalists and scientists have built their careers on the global-warming alarm. Certain newspapers have staked their reputation on it. The death of this theory will be painful and ugly. But it will die. Because it is wrong, wrong, wrong.[/quote]

But, but, but the science is settled!!!! Isn't it? Oh…..?


Al Gore – Environmental hypocrite

hat tip Andrew Falloon

Al Gore is a fucking liar. He is being proven a liar day after day.

Firstly his hot on the heels of revelations that Al Gore’s "carbon footprint" is twenty times larger than the average American, comes this little gem from the Tennessean.
[quote]Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year.

Before the mines closed in 2003, they emitted thousands of pounds of toxic substances and several times, the water discharged from the mines into nearby rivers had levels of toxins above what was legal.[/quote]
His movie An Inconvenient Truth was obviously named after his previously hidden exploits at ravaging the planet.

Clearly a case of the Socialist Disease – Do as I say, not as I do.

Al Gore, liar and now hypocrite

hat tip TBR.CC

Not only is Al Gore a proven liar but now he is shown to be veritable hypocrite as well.

Al Gore defends his extraordinary personal energy usage by telling critics he maintains a "carbon neutral" lifestyle by buying "carbon offsets," but the company that receives his payments turns out to be partly owned and chaired by the former vice president himself.
[quote]In other words, he ‘buys’ his ‘carbon offsets’ from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself," Hobbs writes. "To be blunt, Gore doesn’t buy ‘carbon offsets’ through Generation Investment Management – he buys stocks.[/quote]
Ah the old lefty trick, when in doubt lie and if still in any doubt cheat and lie.

An inconvenient truth indeed.