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Farmers dispute animal methane measure

Asa Wahlquist, Rural writer | October 05, 2009

Article from:  The Australian


CLAIMS that cattle and sheep are responsible for 10.9 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions have been called into question after scientists discovered considerable variation in the amount of methane produced by individual animals.

Farmers, fearful of the costs greenhouse gas emissions trading will impose on their businesses, are demanding more accurate measurement of emissions before the ETS is brought in.

Beverley Henry, manager for environment, sustainability and climate change with Meat & Livestock Australia, said current estimates were based on livestock overseas, with the actual emissions likely to vary depending on diet and animal type, as well as other factors.

"At the moment, we don't reflect those in Australia's national accounts very well," Dr Henry said.

"We need to get better quantification of the emissions as well as an understanding of how much mitigation is possible."


A Threat to Freedom and Prosperity- NZCPR Weekly

The current Global Warming Debate is not about temperature or CO2 levels. It is an ideological clash between those who want to change us (rather than the climate) and those who believe in freedom, markets, human ingenuity, and technical progress. The advocates of global warming alarmism ask for an almost unprecedented expansion of government intrusion, of government intervention into our lives and of government control over us. We are pushed into accepting rules about how to live, what to do, how to behave, what to consume, what to eat, how to travel. It is unacceptable.
Hon Vaclav Klaus, President Czech Republic.[1]

National’s Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill is now in front of the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee. Submissions close on the 13th of October, giving a

scandalously short time frame for the preparation of submissions on legislation of this scale.[2]


Carbon scam in Europe

5:15AM Monday Oct 05, 2009
An international carbon credits scam worth more than £1 billion ($2.2 billion) is being investigated by detectives in at least five European countries.
The fraud, originally coordinated by gangs in Spain and Britain, involves the buying and selling of emission allowances across borders in order to avoid value added tax.
The disclosure of the scale of the illegal trade in carbon credits will cause further consternation for the Governments and environmental groups that set up the system to measure and limit emissions. It comes as the EU introduces rules to control the fraud.

Prologue to Copenhagen


NZCPR Guest Forum 

Chris de Freitas
3 October
The Kyoto Protocol, an icon of the global environmental movement, is soon to be replaced by a more radical international accord to curb greenhouse gas emissions. What it will involve depends on the outcome of negotiations this December in Copenhagen. In preparation, the Government has committed New Zealand to cut up to a third of current emissions by 2020. The emissions trading scheme is a first step, but this alone cannot guarantee such a massive reduction. Sweeping legislation restricting the use of oil, coal and natural gas will be required, along with far-reaching reforms in pastoral farming to cut methane release. The economic and social implications for New Zealand are immense.

Global Warming

 Believe "Global warming"? Better have a read.....

Australia's Opposition leader is destroying his party with his  'belief'.

Regarding the ETS. It should be thrown in the bin. Not negotiated. I am
an Australian computer scientist, specialising in computer models and
statistics, ex Australian Bureau of Statistics, founder and ex- chairman
of the QAUUG.... What is your comment on this revelation from one of the
chief climate scientists WITHIN the IPCC?
"Latif is one of the leading climate modellers in the world. He is the
recipient of several international climate-study prizes and a lead author
for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
He has contributed significantly to the IPCC's last two five-year reports
that have stated unequivocally that man-made greenhouse emissions are
causing the planet to warm dangerously.
Yet in Geneva, Latif was forced to admit that all those An-
Inconvenient-Truth-style fantasy projections showing global temperatures
rising inexorably with C02 levels were wrong.

“Man-made Global Warming does not Exist”.


Viv Forbes
5 October 2009
The truth is emerging – there is not a scrap of evidence that man-made carbon dioxide causes global warming. The IPCC has been devious and incompetent. Australia should boycott all further IPCC meetings and withhold future funding.
A mere 20,000 years ago, massive ice sheets covered much of the earth. The sparse population led a cold hungry existence.
Then, just 12,000 years ago, and there was dramatic natural global warming - ice sheets melted, sea levels rose and the warming seas expelled carbon dioxide. The warmth and increased carbon dioxide plant food in the atmosphere encouraged the spread of grasslands, forests and animal and human populations over lands once covered by thick, barren sheets of ice.

Fear Factor

From the Telegraph, UK:

By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Published: 12:01AM BST 03 Oct 2009
The Met Office has warned that if the world continues to burn fossil
fuels at the current rate temperatures will rise above four degrees C
in the next fifty years.
This will cause sea level rise, droughts, floods and mass collapse of
However Clive Hamilton, Professor of public ethics at the Australian
National University, said the majority of the population is still in
denial about the risks of climate change.

The Cost of Carbon

Taranaki Daily News

Last updated 05:00 26/09/2009
OPINION: Taranaki has been high on the agenda in Parliament this week.

But the honourable members of the House were not talking about the region's wonderful collection of must-see attractions or John Key's failure to mention the energy pulse of the nation on the Letterman show.

Taranaki was the point of attack, the fulcrum of debate over the efficacy of National's Emissions Trading Scheme and how much of the burden of meeting our obligations under the Kyoto Protocol will be passed on to the consumers and taxpayers.

Government Funded Scientists

 Thursday October 1 2009 - 02:14pm

How can you trust government-funded scientists ?

Audits of the climate science are left to unpaid volunteers. A dedicated but largely uncoordinated grassroots movement of scientists has sprung up around the globe to test the integrity of the theory and compete with a well funded ($75 billion spent over 20years) highly organized climate monopoly.


Climate Change Mitigation Strategies Ignore Carbon Cycling Processes Of Inland Waters, Scientists Say

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2009) - In a paper titled "The Boundless Carbon Cycle," published in the September issue of Nature Geoscience, scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, University of Antwerp, and the U.S. based Stroud Water Research Center argue that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked a critical player - inland waters. Streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands play an important role in the carbon cycle that is unaccounted for in conventional carbon cycling models.



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