Members' Contributions

Recent cooler temperatures were predictable

Press Release from the NZ Climate Science Coalition

10 March 2011

It is likely that 2011 will be the coolest year globally since 1956 or even earlier, according to the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. Global temperatures in February just past continued to fall in a manner consistent with the findings of a peer reviewed paper by John McLean, Professor Chris de Freitas and Professor Bob Carter that was published in 2009.

The paper showed that the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI), a measure of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions, is a very good indicator of average global atmospheric temperatures seven months ahead, except when sporadic volcanoes caused short-term cooling.

The great “carbon pollution” lie

Andrew Bolt  8 March 2011

10 reasons why NZ should not have an ETS

In Australia, Paul Sheehan ( has listed 15 reasons to oppose a carbon tax. 10 of those are readily adapted to the NZ ETS: 

1. There is no mandate for a world-leading ETS. It was expressly singled out by Key during the last election as a no-go, which helped elect his government.

2. The ETS will have almost zero effect on global carbon dioxide emissions.

3. It is a tax on everything, as higher energy costs flow through the economy.

UK : Global Warming Hysteria Is Over

No wonder Brian Fallow is beating the warmist drum - NZ is the last hope of his banker bosses.......Ken

Global Warming Hysteria Is Over

This is asinine

NZ is an underdeveloped country, whose population is destined to grow significantly... why isn't NZ treated like other 'developing' countries ??
NZ has a greater proportion of  renewable energy that any other nation - already.
NZ government and UN formulas for NZ's carbon budget do not take into account the vast carbon
sequestration of NZ's National Parks and DOC estates (a larger % of the nation than in any other country)

A Cool Look at Global Warming

This is a good presentation and evaluates climate change and carbon

 A Cool Look at Global Warming- powerpoint by Philip R Wood

(Presentataion to the Chatswood Rotary Club)

Click here to download.

Why the NZ Government is talking up mining

1. The National Government regards mining as a vital contributor towards making New Zealand as wealthy as Australia.
2. The United Nations has just added 1.6 million square kilometres (six times NZ’s land area) to our exclusive economic zone.
3. NZ’s marine territories extend almost to Tonga and are the fourth largest in the world.
4. Many of NZ’s rich marine deposits lie on the sea floor and require no great excavation.
5. The World Bank ranks New Zealand as second only to Saudi Arabia in natural mineral wealth per capita. Australia is 16th.

Where are 'green economy' jobs?

WorldNetDaily- Roger Hedgecock-28 February 2011

The frigid winds of recession continue to blow for too many Americans trapped between lower income and rising prices. Too many Americans owe more on their house than it is worth; health-care reform promises have turned to ash as many more are hit with health insurance premium increases or lose their coverage.

The rosy "recovery" rhetoric in the Obama media is a Potemkin village. For increasing numbers of Americans, from pensioners to college grads, the American dream is a sad memory.

Two wars grind on. Yearly trillion-dollar federal deficits stretch far into the future, piling up an Everest of debt – and that's the optimistic projection. Neither political party seems grounded in the reality that our standard of living cannot be maintained for much longer by borrowing to pay for it.

Cutting emissions without regulations


Published on on February 21, 2011

While the federal Environmental Protection Administration is about to impose regulations and taxes on carbon emissions by executive fiat - in the name of stopping global climate change - the United States has already dramatically cut its emissions and probably has already complied with the Kyoto/Copenhagen goals for reduced emissions.  And this has been done without taxes, without regulations, and without government intervention.

Arctic ice melting

The Arctic Ocean is warming, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unhead-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.

Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.


Subscribe to RSS - Members' Contributions