NZ Climate Realists’ Against The ETS: Newsletter Number 3 For 2010

From Activists, Neil & Esther Henderson

Greetings Climate Realists.

Welcome once again to our weekly newsletter.


Do you live in or near Wellington?
Are you brave and confident?
How about rolling up at the Green Party’s ‘Picnic for the Planet’?

When: Sunday 24 January, 11am-4pm
Where: Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Waterfront

I was very impressed by the YouTube clip we circulated a few weeks ago, that showed Lord Monckton speaking with Greenpeace campaigners on the streets of Copenhagen. Maybe, just maybe, some of these people are open to reasoned debate. Wouldn’t it be great to see Climate Realists out there speaking with attendees and giving them cause to question this green religion?
Do we have any takers?
Check out other details of the day on
Advertise us!!!!!!
This Climate Realists’ Network has grown astronomically since it was started in July 09.
We have been humbled and amazed by the number of people who have agreed with us that something needs to be done, that NZ is on the wrong track by having an ETS at all, let alone one that will cripple farming, destroy rural communities, cost our economy billions that it can ill afford, etc etc.
Please tell your friends and everyone you know who is on this side of the climate debate!
We need to KEEP growing!
We would like to reach such numbers that our voice MUST be listened to by our politicians!!!
Already the tide appears to be turning in the media, albeit slowly and selectively.
There are an increasing number of articles written from the ‘skeptics’ viewpoint making it into print, and, judging by recent polls, at least half if not two thirds of NZers are highly doubtful of claims made by the alarmist ‘green’ campaigners.
Please help to get our name out there- Climate Realists of New Zealand
(note there is a parallel American group).
Encourage people to visit the website and contact us either through the website or directly at
Feel free to advertise our website in any letters written to the papers throughout the country,  blogs,internet  forums……

****What about merchandise?********
Would anyone sport a Climate Realists’ bumper sticker, if we printed them?
T shirts? Climate Realists’ mugs? Drink bottles? Fridge magnets? Any original ideas?
How about some catchy slogans- “Climate Change: a lot of hot air” ????
Some others from our members so far: – Common sense on Climate Change -Saving NZ from Green Armageddon

Sign up for 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020*
(*) And a 40% reduction in livelihoods, jobs and quality of life. – Campaigning for your jobs, your livelihoods, your children and your way of life.

Feedback invited: email us at with your ideas.
Does anyone have any contacts to make producing this kind of merchandise easy for us?
Once again, thank you to all those who have sent in contributions this week.
We don’t mind double-ups; if you think something will be of interest to network members please send it along to us.
Remember to keep an eye on our website which is regularly updated with articles, contributions and letters.
All the best for another week,

Neil and Esther

Surprise surprise it’s an ICE AGE-

No doubt human caused though.  Can I be the first to coin AGC? Anthropgenic Global Cooling Hazzah!


Hi Neil and Esther,
Have you seen this yet.Might go some way to setting the record straight.
Cheers Cedric
ps im getting the winter woolies out now.


Found this very interesting article today about an Hungarian scientist called Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi who wrote a paper back in 2004 and again in 2007 about a ‘constant’ he worked out with regard to CO2 in the atmosphere. According to his formula, the CO2 can NEVER get to the level the IPCC talks about. What’s more, no scientist has been able to refute his research after peer review. It’s probably best if I lay down some quotes which will explain a little, but it’s best if you read the article in it’s entirety to fully grasp it.

Hi Neil and Esther,
I suppose you are familiar with cycles of sunspot activity and the effect on climate?  Currently the amount of solar activity is very low and will be for the next 23 years.

The result will be much colder temperatures in Winter. (Snow in the UK)

Our winter will be even colder than last year and very bad down south. Useful knowledge for you as a farmer.

This is something global warming alarmists choose to ignore. It will be interesting to see.

……………. a lot of the very latest information about the auditing of the leaked computer codes from East Anglia, and the fraud that has been committed is even worse than has been thought up till now.
Here are direct links ……………………
That last page is typical of this very well linked site.
Presumably even prosecutions and jail sentences will be ignored by our media who are up to their own dishonest necks in the deception.
Phil H
Hi Neil & Esther

Here is a piece from an Email I received from a friend who lives in Florida USA. Thought you may find some of it interseting, particularly the bit about Al Gore and the egg on his face. I can’t recall seeing anything about that in our media. Have you??

Our part of Florida has really been hit hard by another round of GLOBAL WARMING!   We’ve had record low temperatures for the past week.  It’s the lowest I’ve seen it in NE Florida with a low in our area of 16 degrees F.  Our average temperatures are normally in the low to mid 40’s.  After the Copenhagen debacle maybe some of the world will wake up and realize that mother earth goes through its own warming and cooling spells without our help so they need to leave things alone.  I believe sits a very large and well calculated scheme by the UN to our countries pay the bill to support the development of some of the third world countries.  The Cap and Trade scheme is starting to come to life in the US and if they have their way we will also be caught up the  Emissions Trading Scheme.  I think it’s just another way of spreading the wealth around so that we pay the bills for the corrupt governments of the 3rd world countries.   We don’t need any help from the UN….Obama is doing quite well at bankrupting our country…my opinion!  The general populace in the Democratic party are slowly coming to realize that he isn’t going to keep his campaign promises but it did get him the votes he needed for the presidency.  Again, my opinion.  His health care bill could very well bankrupt middle America but the health bill is still in negotiation between the House and Senate.

Al Gore has egg on his face since one of his global warming sources denied saying that the glaciers would be gone in five years or whatever.  Gore has keep a very low profile since his gaffs in Copenhagen but his tree hugging crowd aren’t going to give up until they tax us into poverty.

I did take a look at your website but haven’t delved into to it very deep.  Maybe it’s time for a world movement to wake up some of the UN crowd!  I look at the UN as a big black sucking hole that we shovel money into.  I would vote that we get the hell out of the UN and let it sink into oblivion.

I hope it is of interest to you and you associates

All the best


As I also had a career as a science and technology writer/producer before retiring to New Zealand,
I think I have an ear for the poetry of science.

Challenge! With respect to to the current firestorm of climate mis-information, I have found one simple
image that seems to work with some of my most green-religious friends here.
To wit:  If you vacuumed up the human race, all 6, 7, 8 billion of us, we could easily be heaped into a box measuring one cubic mile. (approx. 5.5 billion cubic yards.)
Now go to Google Earth, and try to find  one cubic mile of anything. You could drop it into Central Park (sliced in half).
You could play Where’s Waldo with it, and just as easily try to find a flea on an elephant.
Considering the bulk of our local planet and the span of geologic time, what hubris permits us to think that our collective exhalations have anything to do with the natural ebb and flow of atmospheric temperature.
Absolutely goreish!
How does an individual insert such an image into the collective mind-pond before we bankrupt ourselves?
Cheers, George
The Totalities of Copenhagen- interesting article:
CLIMATE-GATE -part II begins now:
The scientists with website announced findings late last week that not only was the CRU involved in producing fraudulent weather data, but two United States agencies, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have also been falsifying climate reports for years. NOAA, the report concludes, is actually “ground-zero” for the fraud of global warming, not the East Anglia Institute.


NIWA way off the mark

Ken Ring, of author of Predict Weather Almanac for NZ for 2010, claims that the country’s climate office has been way off the mark with their summer predictions. Mr Ring’s almanac predicted January to be wetter, colder and cloudier, on pages 22, 23, 29, 504, 514, and this seems to have been what has occurred and likewise reported by news agencies.

“Much of New Zealand has been wetter, colder and cloudier since the start of 2010 than in previous years and the outlook for the rest of summer is much the same..”

As well, now, as NIWA

“The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) says this January could be one of the coldest on record..”

BUT.. that’s not what NIWA said on Oct 30 for January..

“Long, average summer ahead – NIWA.  Weather conditions over the next three months are likely to be “near average”, the National Climate Centre says..”

Mr Ring is calling for some explanation and accountability, and otherwise suggests that if NIWA are not happy being in the longrange business then they should not pretend that they are, which wastes tax-payers’ funds.

Ken can be interviewed on 09-817-7625 or email:

The latest update about the Australian farmer who went on a hunger strike to protest the loss of rights to farm his land:
From a week or so ago: radio interview with Peter Spencer (Australian farmer)
Reconsider carbon plan, says adviser

January 14, 2010



This Newsletter was specially prepared as a guest blog for  Heather Roy  at It is avaiable for comments there.


In 1966 I was in charge of a unit of the UK Ministry of Works promoting industrialized building. A Polish Engineer on my staff had previously worked for a prominent contracting firm that constructed multi-storey flats from concrete panels. He had been sacked because he had warned his boss that the system was unsafe.

On 16th May 1968 an old lady occupying one of these flats at a place called Ronan Point in East London failed to notice a leak in her gas pipe when she lit her stove

The resulting explosion blew out a concrete panel and the entire block of flats collapsed with three dead.

It was the beginning of the end of the industrialized building campaign, although it had some time to run when I became Director of the Building Research Association in New Zealand in 1970. I resisted this trend unsuccessfully so it led to the leaky building fiasco.

It seems I may now be witnessing the collapse of yet another house of cards, the Global Warming Scam. It began with the absence of a local war, or even of threats of atomic destruction. People needed something to protest  about,  so they were too easily persuaded  that the human race was responsible for destroying the earth. The “environment” was invented.

Governments never liked it, so they did the absolute minimum that would satisfy the misguided electorate. The Kyoto Protocol filled the bill. It was known to be almost harmless, and no Government took it seriously, anyway.

Copenhagen became “Brokenhagan” Kerry Prendergasst, mayor of Wellington. thought it was successful, but  in reality, in the face of escalated demands, the Governments  find it impossible to meet them in the middle of an unexpected recession and the beginnings of popular awakening to reality

The release of the “climategate” Emails has shown that the global warming industry has been fueled by a cosy conspiracy of scientists fraudulently manipulating shonky data and silencing criticism.

The promised global warming has been replaced by the coldest winters seen for decades all over the world. Government Climate scientists are pulling out all the stops trying to deny or cover up what everybody knows is happening. I write from Wellington’s coldest summer in 40 years

Bias by the British Broadcasting Corporation is being investigated. Letters to the newspaper are being reinforced by critical articles in the columns.

However, New Zealand Television and Radio have yet to permit critics and the New Zealand Government persists with an Emissions Trading Scheme which discriminates against our farmers and plunges us into power cuts and hypothermia from refusing to exploit our abundant energy resources.

I shall be 88 years old this year. I hope I can be present when the last card falls down.


Vincent Gray





This was the title of a lecture I delivered to the Wellington Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand on 22nd November 2000.

The lecture can be found at

It was subsequently published as

Gray, V R.The Cause of Global Warming Energy & Environment 11 (6),  613-629 2001

A member of the audience at the lecture, Dr Keith Lassey from NIWA wrote to the Chairman, George Jones asking him who had paid for.  my lecture, and he suggested that such lectures should not be permitted. I replied by stating that I had retired and was living on a pension, partly paid by the New Zealand Government.

I have been prevented from giving a lecture to the Royal Society Branch on climate ever since.

My lecture, and the paper that was published. examined the so-called “Mean Annual Global Surface Temperature Anomaly Record” (MAGSAR), the latest CRU version of which is attached. Many people seem convinced that this chart, and the others similar to it, are evidence that global surface temperatures have risen over the last 150 years. My lecture showed that the claimed “global warming” could be explained far more plausibly by a large number of factors and circumstances relating to the manner in which the charts have been compiled.

The original lecture and paper can now be updated to include many more reasons why the MAGSAR is not reliable evidence for global warming.

The theory that additional carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere are causing a warming of the earth’s surface ran into an impenetrable road block from the start because there is no method currently available that can measure the average surface temperature of the earth’s surface. It is thus impossible to find out if it is increasing.

The global warming enthusiasts therefore welcomed the proposal put before the US Congress by James Hansen on June 23rd 1988 to make use of temperature measurements made at weather stations throughout the world. This method violated many established scientific and statistical principles but this is ignored.

The method did not aim to measure global temperature at all, but only “anomalies” from an  “average” taken from a miscellaneous and constantly changing set of temperature data from meteorological weather stations. The world was divided into latitude/longitude boxes, then the “daily mean temperature” from all acceptable weather stations in each box was averaged, and these averages were averaged further, daily, monthly and then annually and the result subtracted from the averages of all of them for a “reference period” to give the “anomalies” which are the basis of the attached plot. Each of these processes had large inaccuracies which escalated in the final figure but which are not mentioned.

Weather stations have been set up to monitor local weather in to help local residents, agriculture and shipping in their daily lives, not to sample global climate. Their measurements are therefore unsuitable for this purpose. As Hansen himself has stated persistently on his website, there is no logical or scientific way of defining local surface temperature or how or when it should be measured.

Weather forecasters have always had to compete with fortune tellers, soothsayers and people who claim superiority over the use of scientific methods. My Newsletter No 228 describes how the erstwhile captain of the “Beagle” and Governor of New Zealand. Admiral Robert Fitzroy, first Head of the UK Met Office,  fought to establish the use of science against the previous necromancy. Contemporary meteorologists still have this same task.

Weather stations are not situated randomly over land surfaces. They have mainly been in centres of population and in ports, It may be argued that “anomalies” of even such a poor sample may represent what is happening globally, until it is realised that the sample is constantly changing, both in numbers and location.

In 1910 there were 1500 weather stations, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, and there were none in Antarctica,Greenland, the interior of Africa, South America,or Australia and most of Eastern Siberia. By 1970 there were 6000 stations over most parts of the land surface, dropping to 2500 by the year 2000. Much of the behaviour of the MAGSAR can be .explained by these changes alone. The increase from 1901-1940 was due to industrialization in the major cities, and growth of roads and vehicles. After the second world war there was an increase in weather stations into rural and more elevated locations, as well as a shift to the early airports, so there was a fall in MAGSAR until 1976. After 1980 the numbers of stations began to fall, usually by removal from the more rural or more elevated, while airports became more industrialized. This change came to an end around 2000 so MAGSAR itself has changed little since then.

There is no quality control on weather stations. either nationally or internationally, and no standard procedure for any of their measurements. Each authority or nation decides what measurements to make in whatever way they choose.

For temperature, which is the basic measurement for the MAGSAR charts, some stations measure just one temperature per day, others measure the maximum and minimum temperature also once a day, but at no definite time. Others measure more frequently and recently some measure continuously. Since The earliest measurements were either a single value or a single measurement of maximum and minimum, the basic figure used  for the MAGSAR is the “daily mean”, the average of the maximum and minimum.This average is also automatically biased to an unknown degree compared with any other average. It is also unclear how single measurements could be incorporated in a global average.

There are two different climates in each place on earth, by day, when there may be sun, and by night, when there is no sun, a distinction ignored by computer modelists. Most people therefore would like to know whether the day will be warm and whether the night will be cold.The Max/min average is for a different twenty four hours than the calendar day, so it introduces what the Americans call the “Time of Observation Bias” which they have tried to estimate for US weather stations, but it cannot even be estimated for most parts of the globe because there are insufficient stations.

There is no uniformity in the instruments used to measure temperature, The earlier ones used liquid in glass thermometers calibrated in Fahrenheit degrees, sometimes, but not always in tenths of a degree, The Max/Min figures were sometimes from a thermometer that measured both and sometimes from separate ones. Temperate countries used mercury in glass, but very cold countries had to use alcohol in glass. More recently, various forms of thermistor were used, and most recently with continuous recording.

The shelter holding the instruments and its location are not uniform. I was surprised to read that there are two different kinds of shelter in the United States, and there are still some sites there on top of buildings

It seems to be insufficiently appreciated, even by some meteorologists that glass is a cooled liquid that continually shrinks. All liquid-in-glass thermometers therefore begin to read high unless they are regularly re-calibrated. Improved meteorological glass has been developed but has not removed this necessity. Anthony Watts showed that changing the paint on the thermometer screen from whitewash to latex paint gave an upwards bias of nearly half a degree C.

Who makes the measurements? It is not possible for any authority to control the numbers of staff needed. US observers are “volunteers”. Russian readings used to be made by slaves in the Gulags who had rations and fuel allocated on the basis of the local temperature. Later on, in the 80s,  the Russian observers were not paid. One might imagine that on a very cold winter’s day there would be reluctance to get out of bed to read a thermometer.

Then there are a large gaps in all records .

Anthony Watts, who organized volunteers to audit US weather stations, has found that 70% are incapable of measuring temperature to an accuracy better than 2ºC. It is highly likely that the rest of the world today and all the earlier measurements would be less accurate than this. It does not matter for weather forecasting where decimals of a degree are never used, and where an odd degree out does not matter, but it does mean that any “trend” in The Mean Annual Global Surface Temperature Anomaly Record, or any local record, is meaningless unless it shows a large change of the order of several degrees a century.

The Climategate computer file showed that original records are now lost and that the MAGSAR is currently manipulated to supply the requisite “upwards trend”:

This discussion applies only to weather station measurements over land surfaces, covering only a small part of 29% of the earth’s surface. There are many sea surface measurements from ships that are even less reliable than the land measurements. At least the land measurements are often in the same place and by the same people.Jim Hansen who first proposed the “anomaly” method, and his US colleague Tom Karl, have always argued that the sea surface measurements are unsuitable for incorporation  into a “global” anomaly record; to this very day. However, the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia has incorporated sea surface measurements to give a supposedly “global” chart (attached), which, surprisingly, is not all that different from their land-based chart.

It might be noted that there are not even sea surface measurements for the Arctic, since the Arctic ocean is usually covered in ice. It also escapes the satellite measurements as well

The most reliable evidence on long-term surface temperature change is from the few relatively unchanged long term weather stations. They all show that surface temperature change over the last century has been negligible. Several examples are shown in the original paper and recent updates have all confirmed that there has been no overall “global warming” at all, merely irregular fluctuations in response to well recognised natural influences such as changes in the sun and in ocean oscillations.


Vincent Gray

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