30 Jan 2010
We have just finished two days of listening to Lord Christopher Monckton and Professor Ian Plimer in Brisbane. Superb presentations by both men at three separate functions, and a remarkable turnout of people. Hundreds turn up. Every function was packed out, with people turned away. The media was usually absent, but that is changing as they see the crowds roll up. And almost no hostile comments.
Congratulations to the backers and organisers of these marvellous functions and to our loyal supporters for so efficiently spreading the word. We are creating our own media outlet, thanks to you. People travelled hundreds of miles to attend. I met many people who were only names before. The only complaints we got were from people who were turned away from the doors.
So make sure you grab a chance to attend the functions still coming up, and make sure you roll up early. Take a media person or politician with you.
Contact the local organisers to make sure of times and places. Spread the word.
On another matter, if you have time and energy, could you please make a comment (good or bad) on the article by journalist John Mikkelsen in the link below. We need activity and visibility everywhere:
Finally, next week is crucial to the defeat the Ration-N-Tax Scheme Bill (mis-named the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) which will probably appear again in Parliament. Turn the heat on possible Liberal defectors.
It’s also time to encourage some defections from Labour ranks. Tell them of the huge enthusiastic turnout of ordinary men and women for the Monckton-Plimer meetings in working towns like Newcastle. Many were union members concerned for their jobs. Light some fires under some old Labour mates still living in the past with the Green Fairies.
From the Facebook group: ‘Tell John Key to stick his ETS’
Subject: Delingpole on Alex Jones
James Delingpole, London Telegraph blogger who broke the Climategate story just before Copenhagen – 50 minutes with Alex Jones now posted. In case you want to easily share these via email, here are the links:
by John P. Costella B.E.(Elec.)(Hons.) B.Sc.(Hons.) Ph.D.(Physics) Grad.Dip.Ed.
Analysis of the key emails, including excerpts and links
An analysis of Climategate, the climate science scandal that has already eclipsed Watergate in terms of its global political ramifications.
(this is also avaliable for download as a pdf file from our website: http://www.climaterealists.org.nz/node/4 )
and information focus; and there is a need for meetings for people to plan
and coordinate political action; and there is a need for events to engage
with the AGW alarmists in some way. And different people will of course be
attracted to different aspects of this, as you acknowledged in your latest
being different from any of the above. Just getting together for no reason other than the
cameraderie of relating to those with whom you have something in common,
grab a coffee or a beer, share a smile about some of the amazing
developments that have happened in the last 3 months, exchange contact
details, and wander off home again.
So yes, this lends itself to small local get-togethers,…….
suggest that if people wanted to set up social gatherings in their local
areas during that timeframe, then we could all report back and share our
experiences, and that would give a sense of being part of something larger.
At this stage, I wouldn’t want to be “in charge” of organising any such
event down here, (Ed: Wellington) but I would be happy for you to publish my email address as
a contact point to kick things off.
that it has used sloppy practices and reprinted unfounded claims as
fact in it’s 2007 report. Hot on the heels of the admission that the
Himlayan glacier data is flawed and that reported correlation between
global warming and significant storm events is baseless, the IPCC has
now admitted that it’s report on the affects of global warming on the
Amazon Rainforest are totally unproven. The original report was
published by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and IUCN (International
Union for Conservation of Nature) – basically two activist groups.
The reports authors are 1. a policy analyst and 2. a freelance
reporter. Neither of them are climate scientists nor do they have any
expertise in the Amazon Rainforest. So basically a political advisor
and a reporter wrote a story about AGW and the rainforest which WWF/IUCN
published without any analysis or review and the IPCC picked it up and
included it within their 2007 report still without any scientific
analysis or peer review. Not a good look at all – here is the full
story from the Telegraph in the UK:
have now defined rigorous, peer reviewed scientific study to include
magazine articles and student dissatations. Read the rest here
Novelist, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC. For the good
Dr, even a 1 mile journey is too strenous for a brisk walk or too far
even for his eco-friendly electric car. Beforeitsnews.com has the
true?) where the local glaciers are ignoring global warming and
growing. How can this be? Read on and discover the truth
Last Friday’s Wellington meeting was bound to have been a propaganda exercise… it would be interesting to hear from anyone who did manage to attend. What do you think it will take to bring the likes of NIWA around to face reality?
Here’s one related contribution:
You may like to send this back around the loop…
# John Ansell (465) Says:
January 29th, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Just come back from a public Climate Change panel discussion at Vic.
What a wonderful brainwashing operation they’ve got going for our kids. Not a hint of healthy scepticism from any on the 11-member panel, all warmmongers to the core.
I hated to upset the wonderfully affirming applecart, but in the end couldn’t resist asking this question (after introducing myself as a Climate Scientology heretic):
“What would happen to any enquiring student in this course who dared to voice inconvenient questions about reports of fraud in the Nobel-winning 2007 IPCC report?
“Or about the 100 million Africans who are dying because of the doubling of food prices caused by the conversion of crops from food to biofuel?
“Or about how the previous speaker [I think Jonathan Boston] referred to oil companies profiting from fossil fuels, but did not provide balance by referring to all the academics who profit by perpetuating a belief in global warming?”
Needless to say, there was much grumbling and diverting and I’m still waiting for my answer.
Outside the lecture theatre were the students’ posters, not one of which suggested they had been exposed to any sceptical viewpoint.
I suggested to two people that the only fair thing to do was convene an international court hearing presided over by a panel of judges acceptable to both sides.
Boy were these guys hostile to any hint of an impartial assessment of the evidence!
Had I not seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed how one-sided this seat of so-called learning is, and can quite understand how similar institutions like the University of East Anglia can become corrupted by their own unbalanced vision of the truth.
And also related:
Aha! I find that on more than one occasion, public lectures involving NIWA are in the main hardly advertised at all, and when finally, then at last minute, during the day when most are at work and cannot attend.
When it comes things global warming -related, NIWA-sponsored and organised events are strangely not to be found anywhere time-tabled on their website. For instance, this event does not appear on their Events page http://www.niwa.co.nz/events/events-calendar. Unless one is informed of such meetings by an insider, it seems no one finds out about them. One would think that if the matter of climate change and NZ’s future was one of the urgent and emergency that we have so often heard shriekingly expressed, then as many as possible of the public would be encouraged to attend. Because unless such a lecture is held on, say, a convenient Friday evening at 7pm, when speaking events are commonly held, the charge may be levelled that a fear may pervade NIWA’s top management that audiences might be somewhat challenging. Rather than front up to truth and accountability, is NIWA soon to become a furtive taxpayer-funded Secret Order, meeting behind closed doors and for the invited converted, all to ensure non interruption of fat state patronage?
> Does this methane emission contribute to the bloat/nitrate equation? Or is it
pasture fed and lower still when the percentage of clover is higher, so
there is no direct association with bloat. However, when feed volume
increases rapidly in the rumen, it can cover the rumen¹s in/out pipe (farmer
language) which then prevents gas leaving the rumen and you know what
happens, pressure on the heart and BANG, it stops beating. For more see
Bloat, in the world¹s biggest agricultural book, now 78 chapters in
Apparently (I have not been into a rumen to check!), the height of this pipe
entering the rumen varies between ruminants, so some blow sooner than
others. It would be easy to check them at the boiling down works.
I mentioned this to breed associations and AB centres, suggesting that they
should add this physical characteristic to their bull selection, but big
wheels turn slowly, and very big ones stop, or even go backwards. See the
big farming book at http://www.grazinginfo.com > Blog > Fonterra.
Getting back to the opening discussion on this topic, which was methane
production by cows – before our blamed for everything farmers came and
drained most of the Waikato, it was swamp and, apparently, gave off more
methane then than comes now from animals. I have a photograph of a
lightning strike over a swamp, burning methane in a flash at ground level.
Has anyone got a photograph of lightning striking and burning a herd of
methane producing cows??
Kyoto, excess carbon, and methane, are all bureaucratic goldmines for the
scientists and their staff who get on the bandwagon (gravy train) with their
snouts in the troughs, that we taxpayers stupidly fill, instead of putting
them on the unemployed list, which would be cheaper.
Rice paddies (swamps) produce much more methane than ruminants, but those
countries wisely chose to not include paddy fields in their pollution
reduction targets – because they couldn¹t, and nor can New Zealand reduce
our minute methane production. Even if we drove all our ruminants into the
sea, which would please animal farmers in the Northern Hemisphere, and some
of our vegetarian greenies, the world¹s methane would reduce by only 0.04%
which is nothing.
I wish that the government would close the discussion and research on
methane. Ruakura has already wasted five million dollars on methane.
International Agricultural Consultant
I trust you have had an enjoyable holiday break. I know I have certainly felt the need to stop and rest awhile after a challenging 2009.
Now it is time to begin the work ahead for 2010. Earlier in the month I wanted to find out what the reaction of the general public would be when asked to sign the new petition. So with faithful and available volunteers here in Tauranga we set up at three events; The half ironman, Blues Brews & BBQ’s, and an evening 20/20 cricket match.
The results were very encouraging with 500 signing the petition in 3 hrs on their way in to the BBB event. Considering there has been very little publicity as yet about the new petition we found that approx 7-8 out of ten were prepared to sign.
The conversation generally went like this.
“Will you sign our petition Sir/Maam?”
“What’s it about?”
“Making referenda binding upon parliament. Do you remember the anti-smacking referendum last year when 87% said no and Parliament has ignored it?”
“Sure do. It was ridiculous. What’s the point of having a referendum if they are going to ignore it!”
“Exactly, that’s why we must now collect signatures for another one to make Parliament listen.”
“Sure I agree with that, where do I sign?”
It was encouraging to be reminded that so many still feel strongly about being ignored, and concerned about what that means for our democracy.
We had the full petition question printed on one of our signs so anyone could read it if they wished, but most signed on the basic understanding that this was to make referenda binding.
The other signs were;
|Don’t let Parliament ignore you
||Fight for Democracy||Make Referenda Binding|
|Sign the Petition||Sign the Petition||Sign the Petition|
Where to now!
Our next Stop will be the Field days in Southland Feb 10-12 and then Napier Art Deco week Feb 18-21.
Barbara and I have begun planning where we should travel over the next few months to attend events to collect. But of course we can never do it on our own. As part of the traveling we want to connect with supporters and hold meetings to enlist more volunteers and get media coverage where ever possible. We will look forward to hearing from any of you who may be interested in making arrangements for a visit.
Can you begin to look for events nearby where crowds will gather?
We will give more details of plans in the next update and further details of other strategies to collect signatures.
The petition form can be downloaded from www.campaign4democracy.co.nz