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Fight ETS together, farmer says.

Fight ETS together, farmer says
By Blair Ensor - The Marlborough Express

Last updated 13:25 09/09/2009

Farmers need to organise the biggest protest ever seen in New Zealand to
stop the proposed emissions trading scheme (ETS), according to Avon Valley
farmer Ralph Mason.

Mr Mason, speaking at the latest monthly Marlborough Federated Farmers
meeting, said he believed 90 per cent of the public would support farmers,
"or we have just got to refuse to pay it".

Across the Tasman-they have their own climate change problems.....

Save farmers from Great Barrier Reef swindle

Recent media outbursts that the Great Barrier Reef faces catastrophic danger from climate change and ocean acidification are based on piggybacking a fraud on top of a fraud.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Federal Environment minister Peter Garrett’s reef protection plan signed off on last week will force farmers off the land under the guise of protecting water quality for the reef under “climate stress”.

ETS questions in Parliament 15 Sept 09

Morning all,

ETS got a good going over in Question Time in Parliament yesterday.
There were four questions.

ETS Announcement a mixed bag for Agriculture-Federated Farmers press release


Just last week, the Wall Street Journal described New Zealand’s climate variation response as ‘lunacy’. The Government hasn’t listened to this advice and today’s announcement confirming agriculture will be included in the ETS is highly disappointing.
“This announcement means farmers will not only have to pay additional costs on their energy inputs like other businesses, but will also have to pay for their animals’ emissions,” says Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President.

Tulip Bulbs and Global Warming


Mania can be variously described as a vehement passion or as a certain kind of madness that tends to inflict the population from time to time. The latest mania to inflict our world is in the form of the now ubiquitous “emissions trading scheme” or ETS – hailed as the next big thing- the way of the future- the saviour of the planet- not to mention the human race.

ETS- to have or not to have?


ETS – to have or not to have?
THE clamour from the different organisations and political parties calling for action on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) lacks balance and reason.
Many of the arguments used have been based on perceived moral obligations, hysteria, dogma and self-interest.
Nowhere have the cold hard facts – scientific, economic, or social – been used to advance arguments that would engage one’s mind in a debate about the merits of the various positions being proposed.

Green Sheep in the Brave New World

Edited selections from Sherana Sheep Report No 11

“Green Sheep in the Brave New World”

May 2008.

1. The Big Diversion
People have been sending emails and phoning to ask Mother of All Things “Why have the sheep newsletters
stopped -have you sacked that useless Rouseabout?” Nope, he is still here -just easily diverted.

And what a diversion.

Rouseabout was foolish enough to look into the global warming arguments and has been indignant ever
since. “Those fools say that carbon dioxide, the rare but crucial natural atmospheric gas that sustains all life,
is a pollutant that is going to cause the world to fry. Worse still, they want us to stop using carbon fuels
(wood, coal, oil, gas and candles) and eliminate our farting and belching friends, sheep and cattle.”


Forecasts of climate change are about to go seriously out of kilter.

One of the world's top climate modellers said Thursday we could be about to enter "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool. "People will say this is global warming disappearing," Latif told more than 1500 of the world's top climate scientists gathering in Geneva at the UN's World Climate Conference.


CLIMATE REALITY launches online

A new global warming magazine has launched online. The good news is that
it’s free. The better news is that each month it will pull together a
selection of key news updates and blog postings, so you don’t miss
important developments in the debate.

Wall Street Journal rebukes NZ on its Climate Variation Response

11 September 2009 

Wall Street Journal rebukes New Zealand on its climate variation response  

A Wall Street Journal opinion piece has delivered a stinging rebuke of New Zealand's climate variation response, describing as 'lunacy', the Government's wish to drive down living standards in order to protect the country's perceived image abroad.

"For far too long New Zealand has delivered a policy response built upon what we think others think of us, as opposed to what they actually do think of us," says Don Nicolson, Federated Farmers President.



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