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Do Sunspots cause Global Warming?

September 25, 2009
In our last article on sunspots, we mentioned the strange period from 1645-1715 when sunspots seemed to disappear.  Called the Maunder Minimum, this period coincided with the "Little Ice Age", when Northern Europe and other parts of the world were plunged into a long period of cool summers and long winters when crop yields fell and rivers, harbors, and canals froze.

New Information causes Climate Scientist to concede: The Earth is Cooling

Recently some new information has become available which seriously questions the whole UN’s basis on climate change and its computer modelling work of future changes. The week before the latest UN’s world leaders conference there was another UN climate conference in Geneva where one of the UN’s own leading climate scientists and computer modellers, professor Mojib Latif from Germany’s Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Keil University stated that from recent research he has conducted he has had to conclude that global warning has ceased and also that the planet is currently cooling and will likely continue to do so for another 20 years.

An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change -by Clare Swinney

We discovered this article on ''- a fascinating site.

Are the one-world fascist government proponents distorting the facts regarding global warming to get countries, including ours, to pay a tax that they can then use to fund their non-elected bureaucracy – a bureaucracy that will have no significant impact on the climate?

This from the London Times, February 12th 2007
An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change
Nigel Calder, former editor of New Scientist, says the orthodoxy must be challenged.

Al Gore admits: I was wrong about Climate Change.............Yeah Right!!!!

We came across this spoof and thought it might provide a bit of light relief amid all the serious articles... enjoy!

Al Gore Admits: “I was Wrong about Climate Change”


Climate Rules stump DOC -by David Williams, The Press

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has suspended control of wilding pine trees while the Government fixes a climate-change "mistake".

DOC has been hit with an $811,000 "liability" under the emissions trading scheme because it cut down 53 hectares of pre-1990 trees.

The liability for other organisations councils, charitable trusts and conservation organisations runs into millions.


Big Foot

Big Foot

Activities at the United Nations this week -- including Tuesday's climate change conference -- are generating a large carbon footprint from international travel, lengthy motorcades and clogged streets.

Rain Forests significant producer of Nitrous Oxide



“ We project that Basin-wide, the effect of clearing for pasture in the future will be a small reduction in total N2O emissions if the extensive pastures of the Amazon continue to be managed in a way similar to current practices.”

This conclusion from a study in Brazil gives an indication of the extent of emissions from rainforests. 

N2O emissions from rainforests range from 1.7-4.3 kg N/ha

N2O emissions from recently cleared foest now in pasture 3.1-5.1 kg N/ha

N2O emissions from pasture over 6 years old 0.1-0.4kg N/ha (a big reduction because the soils dry out over the years after being in forest where they are very wet)

It is amazing that there is all this fuss over N2O from pasture in NZ and they ignore the bigger culprit. Rainforests cover 13% of the Earth so their production of N2O is huge.We don’t have rain forests here but we do have forests. Our forests are not as large a producer but they are a producer and their emissions are so far being ignored. It is a pity they don’t ignore agricultural N2O as well.


Colmar Brunton Survey: 'No' to farm animals in ETS

Federated Farmers media release

23 September 2009
A Colmar Brunton national survey of 1004 respondents has found only 29 percent of respondents back the inclusion of agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).  The survey was undertaken in mid-September following the National/Maori Party accommodation.
“This Colmar Brunton survey is a big wake-up call for Government following this week’s UN climate summit in New York,” says Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President.
“43 percent of people believe New Zealand’s agricultural sector should be excluded from the ETS if other countries don’t include their agricultural sector as well. 

Carbon Sense newsletter


1. It’s Time to Ditch the Emissions Trading Scheme.
By Viv Forbes
It is time for Australian politicians to ditch the Emissions Trading Scheme and dismantle the expensive Global Warming Empire they have created.
The scientific case has collapsed and the political coalition has evaporated, but still the major political parties continue to serve vested interests and fish for Green preferences.
The case for action on global warming is essentially this: “Man’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing dangerous global warming”. This scare has been disproved in triplicate.

Kiwi Carbon Haze- from the Wall St Journal

To the annals of global warming lunacy, add this gem from New Zealand:
According to a parliamentary committee, Kiwis should accept lower standards
of living to protect the national image abroad.

The findings of the "Emissions Trading Review Committee" aren't binding, but
they tell much about how deep today's green religion runs. New Zealand has a
nominally conservative government run by Prime Minister John Key. But even
Mr. Key won't consider completely disavowing environmental taxes in the form
of cap and trade—he just wants to soften them. He ordered a parliamentary
committee last year to figure out how.


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