To John Key from Peter F 15th September 2009

John Key
Prime Minister of New Zealand

Dear Prime Minister,

This is addressed to you because I no longer have any faith in your Climate Change Minister Dr Smith. He seems quite incapable of distinguishing evidence from hype with respect to climate change. The science is actually very simple but he clearly refuses to read anything contrary to his beliefs and fails to understand the difference between physical evidence and computer models, the latter being based on unproven assumptions (we should now say “on proven false assumptions”)

We now know that CO2 is not responsible for Climate change - so there is no need for an ETS and there certainly should be no commitments made at Copenhagen.

The definitive evidence that shows that CO2 is not responsible for climate change was published on 26 August in a paper by Professor R Lindzen (Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 36, No. 16. (26 August 2009), L16705.)

Lindzen analysed 15 years of data from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment. In this experiment the satellite measurements of infrared radiation from the earth was compared to ocean temperatures. The data shows clearly that as ocean temperatures increase, radiation increases. All the IPCC models show infrared radiation decreasing as oceans warm. The actual radiation was 6 times that predicted by the IPCC models and shows that the assumptions used in the models are wrong. The maximum heating caused by doubling CO2 is a mere 0.55 degrees C.

If you need more convincing then have your science advisor check out these two well established geological facts and answer the rhetorical question that follows:

1       CO2 levels have been over 1000 ppm for most of the last half billion years and over 3000ppm for half of that time.

2.Temperatures for most of the last half billion years were 5 to 10°C higher than now

Question:  Why should the Earth’s temperatures spiral out of control now when it has never done so before, despite much higher CO2 levels and a much warmer climate.

The Earth is not going to cook, you only need simple information and two brain cells to work that out.

So we do not need and ETS or carbon tax or anything else.

We need leaders not followers, we need leaders who can go to Copenhagen and say “ this is nonsense”

We need leaders who are intelligent. Who can assess the information and make decisions based on evidence, not on failed computer models based on faulty assumptions.

The oceans and atmosphere have been cooling now for over 7 years and will continue to cool for the next 20 years if the pattern of the last 150 years continues. Even a prominent IPCC climate modeller has now admitted that.

What will the public think of all these increased costs and taxes when the climate continues to cool.

Give me a half hour with your caucus and I will take you through the simple science that shows that CO2 is not a significant driver of climate change.  A case of use your brain and make sensible decisions, or don’t use your brain just be a slave to those who misuse science to pursue their political, commercial or research agendas.

It is time for the stupidity to stop - CO2 is not a driver of climate change.

Yours faithfully
Peter F