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EXPERT WARNS NZ AGAINST WASTING RESOURCES ON CO2 EMISSIONS REDUCTION

Posted 12 March 2017

 "New Zealand shouldn't waste billions on carbon reduction to no good effect, says a retired University of Cambridge physicist and electrical engineer. Taranaki-born Emeritus Prince Philip Professor of technology Michael Kelly says a Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) report on ways to decarbonise the economy lacks any serious cost-benefit analysis or set of priorities. The report, Emissions Reduction Pathways,makes 47 recommendations.But Professor Kelly says they won’t help the minister for the environment, whose first question would be: What is the biggest bang for my buck? "  Interviewed by National Business Review, Professor Kelly slams claims by RSNZ authors.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 March 2017 )
 
SEA LEVEL AND THE CARBONATE SAND FACTORY IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Posted 12 March 2017

"Stable parts of the South Australia coast show that the last interglacial sea level was 2m higher than present, but elsewhere there has been relative subsidence up to 7m and uplift of 18 m. Estimates of changing sea level, and future projections, should state the time period involved and the tectonic background to be of any use. The coast contains ‘carbonate sand factories’ where organisms produce vast amounts of sand by fixing carbon dioxide as carbonates. Far from dissolving carbonate by acidification, carbon dioxide is an essential part of carbonate production and the continued maintenance and growth of coasts and reefs. Government policies to adapt renewable energy are unlikely to affect the system."  A new paper by Professor Cliff Ollier, of Australia.

 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 March 2017 )
 
WHAT NAVIGATOR CAPTAIN JAMES COOK MIGHT HAVE SAID 240 YEARS AGO

Posted 12 February 2017

What famed Pacific navigator, Captain James Cook, might have said after comparing the readings of his scientists in 1977, with what New Zealand Government scientists are saying about "global warming" in 2016: "It's not thirty years, lads; your temperature recordings match mine from nearly two-n-'alf centuries back; the temperature of the Tasman Sea was 15.5C in 1777, right same as now. I don't know what thee are panickin' and scare-mongering for, clearly ye's don't 'ave enough to do. Come with me, I'll send thee to a hill for climbing, maybe that will ease ye's silly panic over the non-existent."

 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 February 2017 )
 
REMEMBERING WHEN OUR CLIMATE WORRIES WERE THE COMING NEXT ICE AGE?

Posted 7 February 2017

"Remember that 'other' climate change catastrophe....the one where we were warned (even before SUVs) about how we were prematurely bringing on the next Ice Age? Yeah, even back in the chilly 1900s that was our fault also. Scientists worried that deforestation was increasing Earth's reflectivity causing too much sunlight to reflect back into space rather than warm the surface as it was 'supposed to'". Larry Bell posts at Newsmax.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 )
 
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