This is written by climate change debate researcher John Rofe. Those who don’t like its bias can also read the Wikipedia webpage, which is inclined the other way, however, that also acknowledges that the present amount of carbon dioxide currently only constitutes about 0.041% by volume of the atmosphere, and that is still way below the 0.2% at which air quality will suffer.
Obviously, air pollution as such is not a good thing and the less there is of it the better, but this is to do with the specific arguments about C02 and misinformation by the global warming theorists.
“I suppose pictures of polar bears on small pieces of pack ice are just part of the IPCC’s and your disinformation programme. The same disinformation shows factory chimneys with water vapour billowing out which is represented as being CO2, whilst the content of the emissions, whether clean or polluted, remains unknown. This is a level of deceit your government should be railing against and not condoning or promoting. The cherry-picking of data for inclusion in graphs must surely be a source of deceit of which you are already aware? Your ministry’s advisers contribute to it, don’t they?
“Coral reefs in the warmer Papua New Guinea waters are thriving despite allegations that the warming waters of the cooler Great Barrier Reef are killing the same species of corals off. In fact, the death and rejuvenation of Great Barrier Reef corals have always been part of the natural cycle.[…]
“We are all carbon-based life forms. We humans breathe in air (we are told) with 410 ppm of CO2 and we use much of the oxygen that we inhale for our cardiovascular systems, eventually breathing out ‘stale air’ (due to 20% of the inhaled oxygen component having been carbonated) that contains only about 16% oxygen but about 41,000 ppm of CO2.
The first pic is at the intersection of Rangihiroa Street and Tutere Street, and the second is on the sidewalk at the beach end of Rauparaha Street. On the other side of the fence is the Long Beach café garden, it’s uncertain whether these plants were tended by them or the council, but more likely the former.
Not in Waikanae but Paraparaumu, however, a contributor suggested that we go and inspect these ugly rusting steel pots which someone in the council organised and the ratepayer paid for.
We are told they were placed there to stop cars using the pedestrian area between the two parking lots. The obvious problem, apart from their appearance, is that they are leaving rust stains on the tiles/bricks.
So how much did they cost? $300 each? Nope. $500? Not even close — the bill for ratepayers was $2,100 a piece! There are 9 there, but there is an obvious ring where there must have been a 10th which has been removed, so a total of $21,000…
…which is what we assume is the case with this vacant lot at 17 David Street not far from us at the edge of the Waikanae North subdivison. The lot of exactly 1,000 sq metres was created and sold in September 2015 for $235,000 and sold again exactly a year ago for $310,000.
That is a 32% gain over 28 months, which is way better than what you would get on a deposit in a bank, and is about as safe as.
There is of course the holding cost, basically the KCDC rates which in this case is $2,256 a year at present. But when your property is appreciating at least by that much a month, who cares? You would also need to spend about 30 minutes a month keeping the grass in check.
Is landbanking necessarily a bad thing? Probably not in a residential situation: it maintains a little patch of green in the jumble of boxes a.k.a. houses now substantially covering that subdivision.
An opinion piece on the stuff website headed “The denial agenda: How anti-1080 activists wage war on our wildlife” has generated comment on social media, as it was intended to.
The writer, a DoC blogger named David Hansford, doesn’t pull punches in his descriptions of 1080 opponents, which is what we could expect, but he backs them up with these colorful sentences suggesting judicial sanction for them:
“Early in December, the Court of Appeal issued a final, frustrated rejection of the legal challenges of the Brook Valley Community Group (BVCG)”
“Justice Peter Churchman, in the High Court, threw out every last challenge. His judgment dripped with exasperation at the quality of the BVCG’s ‘evidence’, and at the desultory cynicism of the legal action.”
Judges make decisions on the evidence they are presented by the litigants and decide whether or not there is a sufficient preponderance of it to sway them towards the case of the plaintiff or the defendant. Their decisions do not “drip with exasperation” or express frustration and it would be improper for them to assign motives.
So why this virulent opinion piece now? Basically, DoC is in desperate damage control mode again after the SPCA spoke out about 1080.
As we have seen, DoC certainly vastly exaggerate the threats and harassment that they claim to get from opponents.
Independent scientists have shot huge holes in DoC research and much of this is documented, as are reports on the harm 1080 does, on the Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch site here
It has been a monthly event (second Sunday of the month) since last October and also occurs on 10 February and 10 March.
Some readers will remember we reported in March 2017 that she featured on TV One’s ‘Good Sorts’ feature at the end of the Sunday night main news bulletins.
As well as the Cameo (Come And Meet Each Other) drop-in centre in Mahara Place, within the wider community Alison has been a member of the Country Women’s Institute for 53 years, president of Waikanae Probus Club on two occasions, a member of Waikanae Community Health Group and founder of the Friends of the Hospital group in Pahiatua.
(Karl Webber photo)