To Nick Smith from Kevyn M 9 March 2010

 Dear Dr Smith,
Since my letter of 25 Jan much has been revealed in respect of the false claims, shoddy science corruption of data, and outright deceptions contained in the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.
Professor Phil Jones, the lead UK scientist for IPCC has resigned and admitted:
“There has been no global warming since 1995.”
            “Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes.”
Let me list a very brief summary of just a few of the failings of the IPCC report.
1.      There has been no rise in sea levels. Dr Nil-Axel Morner of Sweden has carried out the most authoritative research, and has proven this, as detailed in the article that accompanied my letter to you of 25 Jan.
2.      There has been no retreat (other than normal seasonal variations) in the Arctic ice cap – see actual current figures enclosed as an addendum to this letter.
3.      The report regarding the Amazon rain forests is not scientifically based, but is merely an opinion by an activist.
4.      The Himalayan glaciers are not melting (IPCC says likelihood > 90%) and the author of this claim Syed Hasnian has now admitted it was pure speculation on his part.
5.      Our own NIWA temperature data has been changed and manipulated.
6.      Temperature data from a number of global weather reporting stations used by IPCC has been ignored, in some cases stations have been closed and other shifted so that the data now presented by IPCC is corrupted. I enclose the latest global temperature chart as an addendum to this letter.
7.      Claims of glacial retreat in the Andes was based on one anecdotal report from a climber.
8.      Claims of increased hurricane activity was based on the Atlantic Ocean only and ignored the lessened activity in the Pacific Ocean. When the Pacific is included the result shows no global increase in hurricane activity or impact.
9.      And it is now confirmed from a (reluctantly agreed to) peer review that the tree ring data used in creating the ‘hockey stick’ was not a random selection, as sound science would require and that a majority of samples were discarded. What is more much of the data ‘has been lost.’
Minister, despite the above, despite the almost total discrediting of the IPCC 2007 Fourth Assessment Report, and despite a large majority of New Zealanders (according to recent polls) agreeing that the IPCC reports are false, your government continues with an ETS based around the IPCC findings, and one that will grossly disadvantage the whole New Zealand economy for absolutely no gain.
The cost impost on all New Zealand citizens will involve price increases in energy, transport, travel, and food. What is more with carbon at just $25 per tonne the annual cost to our farmers has been calculated at $62 for every dairy cow, $43 for every head of beef cattle, $17 for every deer, and $8 for every sheep.
Minister it makes no sense to penalize every citizen based on a discredited global political agenda. Hopefully the government will have the courage and fortitude to scrap the ETS, as implementation will cost National many votes. If not the ETS should at the very minimum be delayed until 2012 so that international responses, especially in Australia and the USA can be studied so that any New Zealand scheme can be aligned with our major trading partners.
Yours faithfully
Kevyn D Moore QSM
2 attached graphs unavailable: CO2 vs Temperature over time, and data of sea ice extent.
  Data of Sea Ice Extent
 The latest value : 14,358,281 km2 (March 7, 2010)  
Numeric data of sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean (CSV file)
  • Data from June 2002 to the present are included.
  • The format is "month, day, year, extent (unit: square km)".
  • Number "-9999" represents that we couldn't conduct the observation during the period for the reason that the satellite went into constrained operation mode or stand-by mode to avoid harmful effects by meteor showers and solar flares.