OK, quick question: What do these weather phenomena have in common?
Air Pollution Weather (temperature inversions)
Average Wind Speed
Drought Affecting Crops (agricultural drought)
Drought From Lack Of Rain (hydrological drought)
Erosion of Coastlines
Fire Weather (hot and windy)
Flooding From Heavy Rain (pluvial floods)
Heavy Snowfall and Ice Storms
Radiation at the Earth’s Surface
Sand and Dust Storms
Severe Wind Storms
Snow, Glacier, and Ice Sheets
Give up? So would I.
What these phenomena have in common is that the IPCC says that there is no significant evidence that these phenomena have changed (either increased or decreased) in the “historical period”.
In other words, there’s no evidence that “global warming” has changed the strength or frequency of those weather phenomena.
So when folks claim things like “We’re already seeing the effects of global warming in storms/cyclones/floods/fire weather/sea level/etc./etc.”, feel free to tell them that the IPCC and reality itself beg to disagree.
And when Yale 360 reflects on the 2017 Hurricane Harvey by saying ” If not for climate change, 2017’s Hurricane Harvey might have flooded half as many homes in the Houston area, a new study finds.” and “Climate change is happening right now with real and substantial costs”, you can feel free to point and laugh.
The upgrade is expected to take up to six weeks. The pond, wall, and sculptures in this area are remaining. The new playground is designed primarily for children under five years old but will also be fun for older children. The play space has climbing features, panels, a slide, and a wheelchair-accessible carousel.
As well as new equipment, a colourful modern safety surface will be installed. The design of this incorporates the theme of mountains to sea in Waikanae.
Contractors’ hours will be 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The work will create some noise, most of which will be at the early stage of the project as the old equipment is removed.
The new playground should be ready for use in September and will be officially opened during the toi Mahara opening festival on Saturday 28 October.
Legend to the plan: 1. Musical play panel 2. Fully accessible carousel 3. Inground numbers 4. Play mounds 5. Inground trampoline 6. Colourful design safety surface 7. Play panel 8. Talking tubes 9. Curved seating 10. Wooden climbing 11. Rock climbing holds 12. Large climbing mounds 13. Slide
Outstanding ball retention, patience on defence and unerring forward drive led by lock Scott Barrett in his finest Test saw the All Blacks claim three prizes. –Action Press reporter Lynn Mc Connell
By Roger Childs
In front of the largest crowd ever to watch a rugby test in Australia, the All Blacks crushed the Wallabies 38-7. There were 83,944 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to see the local team crash to their third consecutive defeat of the season.
As in their previous two matches against the Pumas and the Springboks, the All Blacks started strongly. In the fourth minute Scott Barrett nailed the Australian half back on the goal line after a lineout and Shannon Frizell snapped up the dropped ball to score. However, three minutes later at the other end, Korolbiti went under the posts for a try to give his side a 7–5 lead. As it turned out, those were the last points scored by the Wallabies in the game.
A dominant performance
It would be the 33rd minute before the All Blacks scored again, this time from a lineout drive with hooker Codie Taylor crashing over. Then, just before half time, right winger Will Jordan scored in the corner to make it 19-7. The Wallabies dominated the third quarter but they couldn’t breach the staunch defence of the visitors.Two yellow cards didn’t help the home side, and they were never in the hunt for the rest of the game. The All Blacks added three more tries to Caleb Clarke, Mark Telea and Rieko Iaone. The last came after an excellent run and a well-timed final pass by Telea on the right flank.The Wallabies had their moments, but could exploit some good breaks made, notably a second half run by prop Angus Bell who was the stand-out player for the home team.
Strong all-round effort by the All Blacks
The team was well led by stand-in captain Ardie Savea who played with his usual enthusiasm and commitment. There was a 100% success rate in lineout takes with Brodie Retallick and Scott Barrett featuring, and the All Black scrums frequently pushed the Wallabies back. Barrett was probably the best of the forwards on the day. The backs ran and passed well and there wasn’t a single knock-on. With a commanding lead early in the final quarter, coach Ian Foster had the luxury of being able to empty the reserve bench and the replacements all made positive contributions. Wellington half back Cam Roigard, had his first outing in the black jersey and turned in a tidy performance.
Referee Wayne Barnes, has come a long way since his amateurish performance officiating in the 2007 quarter-final which cost the All Blacks the crucial match against France. At the MCG he let the play run and refereed with confidence and authority.
Trophies in the cabinet
The All Blacks emphatic win in Melbourne meant the retention of the Bledisloe Cup which the Australians haven’t won for 20 years. New Zealand will now play Wallabies in Dunedin next Saturday in the second Bledisloe test, and if they win, they will add the cup for The Four Nations Rugby Championship to the trophy cabinet.
The preparations for the September Rugby World Cup are going very well, and with the excellent depth in New Zealand rugby currently, there is plenty of competition for places in the squad going to France.
The latest report on adverse reactions to vaccines in Western Australia has revealed that covid-19 ‘vaccinations’ have 24 times the rate of adverse reactions in the state compared to all other vaccines.
According to the state’s vaccine safety surveillance report (pdf), covid-19 ‘vaccines’ showed that for every 100,000 covid-19 doses administered, 264 adverse events following immunisations (AEFIs) were recorded.For all other vaccinations, 11.1 AEFIs were recorded, making the covid-19 ‘vaccines’ 23.8 times more likely than non-covid-19 vaccines to result in adverse events.
The rate of adverse events varied among different types of covid-19 ‘vaccines’.
The Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine recorded 281.4 AEFIs per 100,000 doses, Comirnaty (Pfizer) recorded 244.8, and the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine, which was removed from the vaccine program after reports emerged of blood clotting in younger people, recorded 306.Adverse events following vaccination can range from mild, such as a sore arm, to serious conditions, such as anaphylaxis, thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia syndrome (TTS), Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), myocarditis, and pericarditis.
I am very conscious of people who have only small sections or live in flats, retirement villages and apartments which means they have either no land or very little land to grow food in.
People in these places need to make the most economical use of their land available and also to grow the most highly nutritious food possible.
This is particularly so now, as a draconian Government has passed the therapeutic products bill which means they control what natural remedies, vitamins, minerals and supplements that you are allow to purchase and use for your well being and health.
Traditional remedies that our parents and grandparents used to keep them healthy are now only available at the whim of some bureaucrat who likely has a big taxpayer-funded salary and less knowledge about health than most of us gardeners. So far they have yet to try and stop us from growing our own healthy food and high health products.
Recently I wrote about growing sprouts on a window sill and using Magic Botanic Liquid (MBL) in the water that you are sprouting the seed with. Spouts are very nutritious and when you sprout the seeds with MBL they become super nutritious.
Now let me tell you a little story about what I discovered over 20 years ago that made a big difference to my health and well being. I had learnt about MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane or Organic Sulphur) which is a white crystal powder from pine trees that you dissolve in a vitamin C fruit juice and take morning and night.
Your body needs a regular amount of sulphur daily and going back 40 plus years ago you would have got your daily sulphur dose from your purchased (once upon a time) very healthy food chain. It’s not any more unless you are growing your own vegetables naturally and putting sulphur into the growing soil in the form of gypsum.
I learnt about MSM from an authority on the subject living in America and was sent 500 grams to try. I did and the first thing I noticed was that my memory improved significantly to the point that I could go into any room and know why I was there. The reason being is sulphur helps carry oxygen to the cells and they function better.
Great relief for sore joints, arthritis and many other health issues.
Sulphur is also nature’s beauty element and often woman who take MSM notice an improvement of hair, nails and complexion. It is also anti-aging. (I think mainly because of the continual detox MSM does when taking regularly)
That same time I also learnt after reading about Sea 90 that wheat grass and barley grass are two plants that will take up all the 114 known minerals and elements if they are present in the growing medium. (Tomatoes want 56 different minerals and elements which they take up)
I was well aware of the fad referred to as drinking wheat grass juice for health and had even tried some once from a juice bar — but found it bitter and not nice to drink. However, if the wheat grass takes up all the minerals and elements given to it when it grows then there is some great benefit in growing it and juicing.
There are four sources of mineral rich products, Ocean Solids being the minerals from the ocean along with the sodium chloride (salt which is about 95% and the other 5% is the other 113 minerals and elements.
Minerals from powdered rocks which is called Wallys Unlocking your Soil and the MBL which contains the minerals from prehistoric times when the young planet was mineral rich.
BioPhos for the phosphate which we use as a building block for several important substances including those used for cell energy, cell membranes and DNA.
I then started growing wheat grass with all the above minerals and even if you do not have much land to grow stuff you can do this also. I obtained some polystyrene boxes from a fish wholesaler. (Some supermarkets give them away, too.)
I filled the boxes which are about 400mm by 28 mm wide and about 200 mm deep with Daltons Value Compost to about two thirds full; after putting some drainage holes in the sides of the box (just up from the base. The reason is some water will be under the mix as a reservoir to help keep mix moist.)
Over the compost I sprinkled Ocean Solids, BioPhos and Unlocking your Soil; then just covered that with a little more compost. On top of that I spread the wheat seeds very thickly so many were touching each other then I sprayed them with the MBL mix.
I watered down with non-chlorinated water and placed a sheet of glass over the box to keep mice and birds from getting in and eating the seeds. The mix should be kept moist with regular watering. When the box had a good show of germination of the grass I then did the same process to a second box to enable more grasses to be cut and used continuously.
When the grasses were well established I then removed the glass cover and once they reached a height of about 150mm it was time to harvest and juice. You can spray the grass with MBL for added benefit.
Now this is very important: you need to use a manual type juicer which you turn the handle to squeeze the juice out of the grass. Electric ones will destroy some of the goodness and antioxidants as they heat up while juicing and are hard to clean because the green juice really stains.
With a pair of scissors you a couple of handfuls of grass off just above soil level and run them through the juicer. The liquid will be sweet as it has a high brix level which also indicates its full of goodness.
I started juicing once a day and it made a big difference to my well-being. Back then I was still a smoker and and would over indulge in my favorite spirit at times. I used to suffer from chronic indigestion if I ate ice cream in the evening and pastry foods before bed, waking up later, in a bad way.
The wheat grass fixed that completely which I figure was caused by unbalance in my body and I have hardly ever had indigestion since.
Some people prefer barley grass to wheat grass and there is no reason not to grow both together for the added benefits of the barley. You will find barley juice is a little bitter compared to wheat juice. I wrote about juicing many years ago after having found great health benefits from it. One chap told me that he took the wheat grass juice 3 times a day while undergoing chemo and he did not lose his hair and sailed through the treatment with little side effects. Many people have improved their health from this easy to grow grass.
An alternative to juicing is to put the grass into a high speed blender with other things to make a super healthy smoothie. If you prefer, you can grow in a raised garden or open garden simply by following the instructions for growing it in the boxes.
Along with about 150 others, Eva and I went to the official launch of National candidate Tim Costley’s campaign at Anam Cara Gardens in Otaki this afternoon.
In 2020 I expected he would hold the seat for National and was surprised when he didn’t, losing by about 3,000 votes to Labour’s Terisa Ngobi, on the back of Jacindamania that the Mainstream Media had whipped up. Ngobi may be a nice person but has been missing in action as an MP. Instead the Otaki electorate needs someone who is going to work hard to achieve the electorate’s needs — in particular a properly functioning hospital which is closer than either Palmerston North or Kenepuru, the extension of the ‘Ewy’ to north of Levin and comuter trains to Levin.
Tim has demonstrated beyond any doubt that he is energetic, dedicated to helping people, intelligent and personable. Query e-mails get proper prompt replies unlike the experience with Ms Ngobi.
The other speaker was Chris Bishop, National’s national campaign manager who gave a wry account of last week in politics — and it was an eventful one as readers know with two more cabinet ministers out; the Labour bus has hit metaphoric potholes and its wheels are coming off.
Although I am quietly confident Tim will win the seat this time, it can’t be taken for granted, and readers who can help with the campaign — with a range of things like waving signs on sidewalks, putting up billboards on lawns (these can’t appear until 12 August), doorknocking or simply providing refreshments to campaign workers, they will be welcome.