Members' Contributions

Carbon Tax - the Magic Horn of Plenty

by Viv Forbes- Carbon Sense Coalition

We are told that the carbon tax will be "revenue neutral".


Big deal. So was the budget in Soviet Russia – they took 100% of your income and spent it all.


But carbon tax collectors look like spending far more than their income.


ETS review panel should resign in protest

Media release from the NZ Climate Science Coalition

1 April 2011

Open Letter to ETS Review Committee by way of a Submission

Open Letter to ETS Review Committee by way of a Submission


With all due respect, it is farcical for me to make a submission under the stated Terms of Reference.  Dr Smith in a reply to my protesting E-mail on 07/06/10 assured me (and all other protesting parties) that there would be a full and thorough review of the NZ ETS being introduced at that time. This review to take place early in 2011.

Prepare for New Ice Age Now says Top Paleoclimatologist

By Terrence Aym
March 28, 2011
Geologic records show that Ice Ages are the norm, punctuated by brief periods of warming. Now one of the most highly respected paleoclimatologists has weighed in and is warning everyone to prepare for a new Ice Age.

A new Ice Age? Then what's all the brouhaha about man-made global warming over the past 20 years?

George Kukla, 77, retired professor of paleoclimatology at Columbia University and researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory responds, "The only thing to worry about global warming is the damage that can be done by worrying. Why are some scientists worried? Perhaps because they feel that to stop worrying may mean to stop being paid."

The "Earth has experienced an ongoing cycle of ice ages dating back millions of years. Cold, glacial periods affecting the polar to mid-latitudes persist for about 100,000 years, punctuated by briefer, warmer periods called interglacials," Kukla says.

Lights on for 'Earth Hour".

A statement by Viv Forbes, Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition.

For Immediate Release, 25 March 2011



The Carbon Sense Coalition said today that celebrating “Blackout Night” at the time of the March equinox, half-way between mid-summer and mid-winter in both hemispheres, shows that "Earth Hour" is nothing more than green tokenism.


Response to Listener hysteria

In response to the Listener article here: 

Dear Ms. Stirling

The Battle of our Times

March 2011

This is one for the sceptics.

by Robin Grieve,

Pastural Farming Climate Research 

17 March 2011 

The Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith is planning to join the Sceptics Society at a lunch in one of Christchurch’s highest, oldest, stone buildings – on the day that “moon man” Ken Ring says the city could be hit by another devastating earthquake.

The lunch will be held at noon on March 20 at the Sign of the Kiwi, on the top of the Port Hills – which Smith said was the closest building to the epicentre of the February 22 quake.

Smith who has a doctorate in geotechnical engineering, said he took a very dim view of people causing alarm with no scientific underpinning.

Excuse me; this is the Minister of something which most people don’t even believe is happening.

Rush To 2050 Emissions Target Foolhardy

Press Release      14 March 2011

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today demanded to know how Climate Change Minister Dr Nick Smith could propose to reduce New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 when he does not even know what effect this target will have on jobs and GDP.

“ACT lodged written Parliamentary Questions about the implications of the 2050 target on jobs, GDP, our relative status as a polluter, and our ‘clean green’ image.  The Minister’s response was that modelling wasn’t possible due to the number of uncertainties, and a reliance on other countries to also reduce their emissions,” Mr Boscawen said.

“Put simply: the Government has set a target for reducing emissions without having any clue about the effects it will have on the country – in fact, Dr Smith cannot even say with certainty whether or not the scheme will help the climate.

Clean-green wins! Or not ...

" ... the reality is that, as Britain flaunts its environmental credentials by speckling its coastlines and unspoiled moors and mountains with thousands of wind turbines, it is contributing to a vast man-made lake of poison in northern China. This is the deadly and sinister side of the massively profitable rare-earths industry that the ‘green’ companies profiting from the demand for wind turbines would prefer you knew nothing about.


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