Letters to Politicians and others

To the Select Committee from Alan R 1 October 2009


 Climate Change and Global Warming

 I am writing to you as I am concerned that the direction Parliament is taking in promoting an ETS

that will cause enormous economic damage to New Zealand as a whole, it will drive many of our

citizens to poverty and bankrupt the New Zealand economy. From my letter below, you will see

that the evidence for global warming being man made does not exist.



To the Select Committee from Michael D 1 October 2009


I find it unbelievable that the western world can so readily and happily sign up to taxing itself to hell and back on the distorted orchestrations of IPCC.

To Nick Smith from Neil H 11 September 2009


Dear Minister
I am writing this to express my extreme dissatisfaction with your performance as the minister in charge of climate change negotiations. The Prime Minister, when he was still Leader of the Opposition, answered a question of mine by saying perception is reality. My perception is that we are being governed by an incompetent bunch of fools.

To Nick Smith from Alan N 30 August 2009

Mr. Smith
       All my working life has been in agriculture and I have witnessed many changes, however I think the changes to come will surpass them all. My plan was to semi retire by purchasing a 100 hectare block or there abouts to run enough stock to cover costs and a have bit extra left over for little luxuries, however having considered the policies you are promoting to combat global warming I have come to the conclusion that I would be committng economic suicide by continuing with this plan.

To Various MP's from Elaine W 26th August 2009


Dear Ministers: -
Simon Power, Shane Ardern, Chester Burrows, Craig Foss, Nathan Guy,
Louise Upston & Anne Tolley, Chris Tremain, David Carter.
Enclosed is material regarding the mobile Green Rig that is under the financial management of our Horizons Regional Council and is currently touring around the countryside visiting our schools.
I belong to a Taumarunui Farmers Group 2008 who initially came together to submit against the One Plan and while deliberations are still on going, we are also mindful of our children and the future of agriculture.

To Nick Smith from Neil H 11 August 2009

Dear Minister
  I find it impossible to contain my frustration at New Zealands emissions reduction target for Copenhagen that I heard announced on Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint programme on last evening, and Morning Report this morning. Contrary to what you, and others like Simon Boxer say, the science is NOT showing that increased urgency is required. The climate is NOT getting warmer faster than originally 'predicted'. In fact, the last few years have seen some cooling. You stood on the steps of Parliament supporting the protest against the "Fart tax". I consider it extreme hypocrisy, in the light of current science revealing more and more conclusively that human produced greenhouse gases are NOT causing global warming, that you can now stand up and justify such an expensive and economically damaging target. 

To the Select Committee from Neil H 11 May 2009

 I made a submission to the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Select Committee. I asked to speak to that submission, and believed it was my right to be heard. So I was somewhat surprised when I was informed I would not have the chance to speak to the committee. There were sections of the submission I would have written differently, had I realised I would not be speaking to my submission. I believe that you are now nearing the end of the task of hearing submissions. Presumably you will now be considering the rest of the submissions.  I am taking the liberty of sending you the comments I would have made to the committee, and I respectfully request you give these additional thoughts and comments due consideration.


To Nick Smith from Neil H 24 July 2009

Dear Minister
I have read the Ministry for the environment brochure "New Zealand's 2020 Emissions Target". I am appalled at its bias, and its ignorance of current knowledge! Towards the bottom it talks about the need to safeguard our clean green image. True, we should. But what is more clean and green than animals belching methane just as they have since God made them, or if you prefer, they climbed out of a muddy puddle?

From Nick Smith to Neil H 21 August 2009


Thank you for your email of 27 July 2009 regarding New Zealand’s 2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Your submission has been noted. 

To Nick Smith from Alan S 11 August 2009

Dear Dr Smith
The National Party used to rely for its support on the Rural Heartland and I, and probably most other farmers, feel badly betrayed.  You rightly point out that Agriculture is a big problem, but no other country is including agriculture in its emission reduction targets so therefore they have not yet come to the realisation that agriculture is not a net emitter, only a gross emitter.  Cows, sheep, pigs, llamas, alpacas, horses, vegetables, fruit etc all recycle carbon which is already in the atmosphere or taken from the atmosphere to grow grass.  Agriculture may be nearly 50% of gross emissions, but probably accounts for 75% of absorption from the atmosphere - in other words carbon negative.


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