How to lose the trench you dig

New Zealand’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can be likened to digging a trench (to dispose of carbon dioxide emissions) while others follow behind filling it in (making our sacrifice futile). But it’s a crucial international project, so we will assign a platoon, fifty of our best men, to dig this. We want to lead the world with a 500-metre trench, with good men keen to toil until it’s done, and they set to work.

The Chinese demagogue clicks his fingers and amasses six battalions, over 6200 men, to refill our trench faster than our valiant platoon can dig it — they overtake us in hours and create a fine 62,500-metre carbon dioxide trench within a few months.

These troops and trenches are in the same proportion as our two nation’s annual emissions. China’s 10,000 million tons of Carbon Dioxide-equivalent versus New Zealand’s 80 million tons are 125:1. Our sacrifice cannot make a jot of difference to the whole world.

Clearly, the one-sided contest is pointless, and we should immediately abandon it. The Greens, true to form, respond with ludicrous bickering over the price our platoon should pay for their shovels.

Do I need to add that the idea is virtue-signalling ignorance? To reiterate what we’ve been demanding for 15 years:

 

 

If Labour does that, we could discuss whether the trouble and ruinous expense might not be pointless.

It’s incredible to reflect that after more than 15 years nobody anywhere has shown evidence of a problem beyond weeping and gnashing of teeth. Nor has anyone demonstrated a crisis, beyond shrill teenagers whining at adults who cannot say no.

If you disagree, leave a comment below. If your mind is blank, here’s a basic question to get you started: What elements of global weather show a departure from natural variability within the last hundred and fifty years? For only that can define a climate crisis.

All the rest is weather.

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25 Thoughts on “How to lose the trench you dig

  1. Rickoshay on 12/05/2023 at 11:34 am said:

    What elements of global weather show a departure from natural variability within the last hundred and fifty years?
    Yeah my comment would be a gradual increase in global temps as we have pause from little ice age conditions, which seems to be gathering for another go again, northern hemi is up again on snow cover, Buford gyre set to release cold water into the Atlantic, Antarctic setting all time cold records, 3 years of La Nina, id say we are in for an extended cold period, but the alarming thing is the decrease in our electric field strength.

  2. Tricky Dicky on 13/05/2023 at 2:26 pm said:

    Hi Rickoshay,

    You have probably had a look at the link below

    https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/FutureEO/Swarm/Swarm_probes_weakening_of_Earth_s_magnetic_field

    It is an animation of the growing South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly from 2015 to 2020. Very interesting. It is my understanding that the changes are accelerating and whilst this animation only concentrates on the SAMA, it is also telling in this map when you look at the positions of the north and south magnetic poles. Previously researchers thought the fall in magnetic field strength was around 5% per century. However, it now seems to be updated to 5% per decade and accelerating. You can also go to NASA and read the biggest load of vacuous bollocks about magnetic fields and how they cannot affect climate change. These guys rally are bottom feeders. The one thing that is certain is that we are in for a very bumpy ride and man made climate change will seem a mere bagatelle.

  3. Tricky Dicky on 14/05/2023 at 10:21 am said:

    The on going pole shift and weakening magnetic field affects a number of aspects of life on Earth.
    – Migrating animals and insects. Their magnetic compasses are messed up and we are likely to see more mass stranding of whale, turtles etc.
    – Breeding cycles of animals and insects are badly affected.
    – Latest publication in Science Advances on how the changing electromagnetic fields disrupt honeybee pollination.
    – Adverse effects on cognition and decision making due to increased galactic cosmic ray exposure – has been researched for deep space missions showing increased exposure really messes with your head. Well, we are in for increased exposure here on Earth.
    – Adverse cardiac/pulmonary effects – emerging science.
    – Increase in the impact of solar storms. Smaller storms will have disruptive effects on electrical infrastructure, radio, satellites etc. The SAMA has been dubbed a spacecraft killer as satellites have already been lost to the increased radiation that this anomaly is letting in.
    Naturally, the “scientists” and lame stream media will find ways to blame all this on climate change.

  4. Rickoshay on 15/05/2023 at 12:32 pm said:

    yeah i get it TD, but most folks are still under the impression the globe is warming lol and all they have to do is stop driving cars and eating meat, this is the big lie, a distraction at most, personally im of the opinion that we shall see a return to low solar activity and a Carrington type event before too much longer, the e grid will be destroyed and then we will be in a new dark age, i don’t pretend to see what will happen when the mag shield fails or flips but im aware of the possibility’s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j635Cv2aOlA

  5. Tricky Dicky on 16/05/2023 at 9:22 am said:

    Hi Rickoshay. Yup, I am familiar with Ben’s work. Our magnetic field strength is 20 to 25% lower than it was during the Carrington event, which means that a smaller CME could have the same impact. Even the UK parliament select science committee has recognized the potential damage a CME will do and has estimated that some places will be without power for as long as a year. I think they are being over optimistic because, as you suggest, the power grid will not be disrupted, it will be destroyed. But at least they are prepared to concede that it is probably when, not if. It would be a very long and incredibly depressing post if I were to go into what I think will happen in the aftermath, but it won’t be a pretty picture. As for most folk, we have recently been through a modern solar maximum, that probably ended with solar cycle 23, which finished in 2008. Together with the fall in magnetic field strength, this resulted in a significant increase in energy input to the Earth’s climate system. Yet the lame stream media, where the majority of the cerebrally challenged get their information, rely on so called experts such as the clowns at NASA who say this cannot possibly happen because the atmosphere is not made of iron. And I have had this bollocks spouted back at me by some otherwise reasonably intelligent people, such is the all pervasive media narrative. Bad weather in New Zealand must be caused by climate change, or an object lesson in how to conflate local weather with global climate. 4 record cold winters in a row in Alaska – just local weather, move on, nothing to see here, global climate change is happening in the rest of the world so just ignore this.

  6. Rickoshay on 16/05/2023 at 10:05 am said:

    Yup, don’t forget the recent volcanic activity in Tonga, what goes up must come down, heaps of water vapor chucked into the upper atmosphere has gotta go somewhere. But of course the msm needs a scapegoat so it’s all about “climate change” as if the climate isn’t constantly changing, see that they no longer mention man made global warming lol, narrative change anyone? No, it’s all about the money and FA to do with the climate.

    I no longer watch news channels, to me it’s all a buncha lies and propaganda.

    We are not alone and our world view is similar, I admire your well-written style of communication and encourage you to get the info out there. But take precautions with your internet safety, others are watching from both sides of this coin and some are not friendly.

    ___________
    No censorship here, friends, you’re free!
    Richard.

    • Tricky Dicky on 16/05/2023 at 1:40 pm said:

      Hi Rickoshay,

      Thanks for the complement. I appreciate it. I always look forward to your posts as they always get me thinking and I enjoy a good, healthy debate. As a scientist and having worked in various fields for the last 40 years, I am increasingly disillusioned with modern science and the political interference. Before we even get to a Carrington event, scientifically we are already living in the dark ages. Anyone who sticks their head above the parapets and disagrees with the mainstream narrative is ridiculed, shutdown, de-platformed and subject to character assassination that the Spanish Inquisition would have been proud of.
      – Climate change. I have been told, in no uncertain terms, that if I want to keep my contracts with various universities, I have to toe the climate change line. Fortunately I am going to retire in a couple of years and then I will really let them have both barrels.
      – Covid. To paraphrase Disraeli (or whom ever actually really said it) there are lies, damned lies and Covid 19. We were right royally shafted and now the authorities are doing their best to make certain the truth never sees the light of day because of the enormous damage it would do to political careers and any trust in science.
      – Astrophysics. Your scientific enquiry leads you down a path where the only possible explanations for your theories are totally mythical beasts. A unicorn called cold, dark matter and a Leprechaun called cold, dark energy. At this point, any sane, rational human being would surely say to themselves that perhaps we made a fundamental error at the beginning of all this and we have just been compounding the error ever since. Maybe its time to go back to basic principles. Perhaps there is some merit in a plasma universe instead of just dismissing this out of hand.
      Open minded science – doesn’t exist
      Open and rational debate in scientific circles – doesn’t exist
      Centuries ago, pagan priests made human sacrifices to the weather gods. A few centuries later, in an insane mass frenzy, thousands were executed as witches for various crimes including affecting the weather. Droughts, storms and floods were not uncommon, but rather than being seen as just normal weather events, someone had to be to blamed. The main difference is that today, these natural weather phenomena are blamed on all mankind and the demon carbon dioxide. Back then, they were caused by some innocent spinster who just happened to own a cat but was in cahoots with old nick himself. Even worse if the cat was black. Modern human sacrifice continues. Men, women and children killed in the cobalt mines, sacrificed on the altar of the almighty electric vehicle. The environmental destruction caused by lithium mining including water loss, ground destabilization, poisoning of water ways, loss of biodiversity, soil contamination, air pollution and toxic waste piles. The European Union has declared lithium to be a reproduction inhibitor and it is also known to destroy kidney function. Environmentalists were jumping up and down about fracking, which, quite frankly, tuned out to be far less destructive than lithium mining. But where are these protests now about these planet killing activities. More human sacrifice to appease the great and good gods of climate change. Far from being climate friendly the push for electric vehicles is only causing more human misery, promoting modern slavery, poisoning people, animals and fish and has the potential to cause wide spread environmental breakdown on a previously unimaginable scale. Whilst man made climate change is, if the powers that be are really honest, purely speculative with no actual scientific basis, the massive cost to the planet of mining lithium, cobalt and copper are real, here and now.
      In an age where more information than ever is readily available to everyone, we are truly in a scientific dark age.

  7. Rickoshay on 17/05/2023 at 11:58 am said:

    Hell Yes TD you just completely nailed the state of modern science, i completely agree with that awesome statement, you even touched on a few of my own pet hobby horses, the meta science of the electric plasma universe is something i can find a child like wonder thinking on, highways of energy flowing though the universe upon which stars are born, or Birkeland currents to be pedantic lol.
    You are obviously aware of the Safire project, now that is something that has the potential of providing never ending amounts of free non polluting energy to the people, but because it doesn’t need constant supply’s of fuel its repressed.
    Plasma should be he subject of university studies instead of being relegated to the obscurities of mad science that it is.
    These pseudo scientists are a threat to knowledge accumulation and future science in general, all for a pay check, the cancel culture and socialist leadership of these intuitions is the death of advanced learning.
    Ive managed to avoid the bio-weapon couched as a vaccine thats causing so much harm to our population and seems to be aimed squarely at depopulating the elderly, guess the politicians had to find a way to thin them out after wasting their pension funds, im constantly amazed at the gullibility of the general population, maybe they are just sick of living.
    CO2 is plant food and the IPCC is a stupid institution, i believe the real threat to mankind is the banking cartels, its they who finance corruption and higher leaning stupidity of gender studies and culture wars, divide and conquer is their not so cunning plan.
    A man is a man a girl is a girl everyone else is mental. lol
    anyway enough raving for now, im really just a hillbilly with a bad attitude lol

  8. Tricky Dicky on 21/05/2023 at 10:17 pm said:

    Hi Rickoshay
    I am aware of the Safire project. I am not 100% convinced yet, but open to persuasion. No, scratch that. Anything that grinds the gears of that arrogant tosser “professor” Dave is all good in my book. I don’t care if everything Pierre-Marie Robitaille says over at sky scholar is complete BS (I don’t think it is by the way), as long as “professor” Dave gets his knickers in a knot, I’ll support it. That narcissist little prick needs bringing down a peg or 4.
    Anyhow, hopefully we will move forward and pillocks like Neil deGrasse Tyson and that smug prat Brian Cox will be shown up for the money grubbing trolls that they really are. I put them in the same anti-science camp as that lying old fart Attenborough. As far as the universe is concerned, the James Web telescope is throwing all sorts of curved balls at the establishment. I am endlessly amused by seeing them scramble to tell us that each new observation doesn’t prove them wrong. I always thought that science was about proposing a theory to fit the observations. But it seems that with cosmology, as with climate change, it is a case of distorting the observations to fit the narrative. Massaging the data to make sure the models produce the desired result – garbage in, garbage out. We may well end up with a very different conclusion if the observations are approached with an open mind. As far as I am concerned, I may have a leaning towards a predominantly plasma universe at the moment, but I am very much prepared to see where the evidence really leads us. Just imagine for a moment, the chaos if we were to find that the Hubble red shift is actually an artifact of an intergalactic medium composed of a plasma web and dust, slowing the light on its way to us. I’m not saying this is the case, but an open mind can take us to possibilities that the establishment cannot imagine. After all, photons interact with charged particles and there would be plenty of them in a plasma universe. Just saying.

    • Rickoshay on 25/05/2023 at 12:26 pm said:

      Hi TD
      yes prof Dave is a Turkey, the reason i like the Safire reactor is that its backwards compatible with existing tec, hook it up to any steam turbine and you got instant access to the grid, ie Huntly or the other coal fired power stations round the world, basic easy to understand tec that works now.
      Im sure that in the future there will be other inventions that make clean energy more excisable without having to put up with nuclear energy, nobody wants radiation causing energy.
      One of the things i find exiting about Safire is its ability to transmute elements, i see possibility’s to clean up Nuclear waste and residue from accidents and wars (depleted Uranium shells).
      Personally i think cosmetology is broken, it requires a complete paradigm shift away from Big Bang theory and god particle physics, we must embrace a reality based paradigm before we can venture forth upon the highways of energy leading to new star systems, charged particles could provide a free ride so to speak, JWST is gold standard science and more are needed.
      The micky mouse modelers are in the pay of the narrative builders and mediocre money men who seek control over the lives and country’s of all of us, leave them to self destruct when the population comes to the same conclusion.
      The old saying goes, you can fool some of the people all of the time, all the people some of the time etc.
      Woke ness is dying under the strain of reality and transsexualism is a cover for pedos and groomers in the inter and national political theater, why politics attracts such minor attracted fuckers ill never know, but it seems the U.N. is fulla them sickos as well,
      Seems to be a subject worth studying no doubt there is a treatise in there somewhere,
      A brave new world awaits, we need you and thinkers like you to make it happen so dont get too bitter about the state of man and his works, keep your powder dry and wits sharper.

  9. Tricky Dicky on 31/05/2023 at 11:07 am said:

    Hi Rickoshay,

    Thanks for the compliments, but I fear they are misplaced. I am not that much of a thinker really, certainly no more than you and a lot of other people here. My wife reckons I am the dumbest clever person she has ever met. She also tells me I know nothing and I didn’t even know that until she told me 🙂
    Just as an aside, if you want a better indication of just how bad the lamestream media really are, head over to https://joannenova.com.au/ and have a look at “This is what mind control looks like.” Very enlightening.

    Sorry, lads! I’ve been busy. I just approved this comment and one other from early May, which I can’t now locate. HOWEVER, I’m watching (most of the time!), even when I’m not posting. You do have some remarkable conversations.
    Best,
    Richard.
    30.6.23

  10. Tricky Dicky on 03/06/2023 at 1:39 pm said:

    Hi Rickoshay,
    Na, my wife says I am the dumbest smart person she has ever met. I don’t know anything, and I didn’t even know that until she told me.
    I am not sure what we can do about the climate change narrative. We cannot get the message across because we cannot get a good platform. Lamestream media is constantly in the face of the general public, but you can only visit social media if you know where to look. Anyone who questions the narrative gets cancelled and this is the way the populace is controlled. The media used to report facts and any opinion piece was always pre-faced with that disclaimer. The media was the fourth estate, there to hold the leaders and governments to account. Now, the media is bought and paid for and just a publicity arm for the rich and powerful. Opinion pieces are presented as facts and the “opinion” is always the version sanctioned by the narrative. To see a prime example of this, just head over to https://joannenova.com.au/ scroll down and take a look at “This is what mind control looks like.” Frightening really.
    On Friday 26th May we had around 1000 poor deluded, uneducated and gullible souls march on parliament, no doubt spurred on by the relentless bludgeoning of their feeble and fragile minds by the media deliberately and egregiously conflating local weather events with global climate. A well rehearsed and organized litany of lies that they have swallowed wholesale. If we, as climate realists, were to march on parliament, the media coverage would be very different. I would pick that we would become social pariahs and the media would interview some activists and regime approved “experts” to call us all science deniers and child murderers, or worse. I have a very good friend in the UK who is an atmospheric chemist. He knows that if we wants to keep his job, he has to promote the narrative and he still has a mortgage to pay. In private, he admits that man made climate change is complete bollocks.

    When the IPCC AR6 report was published, Secretary-General Guterres of the UN said:

    “Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 report is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.” Now I might have some agreement with the deforestation claim, but greenhouse gas emissions?
    In reality, the UNIPCC AR6 report never said any such thing. Yet the IPCC have never attempted to correct this blatant misinformation and it was widely reported in international media. As such, the IPCC is complicit in sanctioning such deliberate and misleading representations and, as for Guterres, he has a long and inglorious history of ignoring facts in favour of spouting headline grabbing fiction. Because of his pension for fantasy he has his next job lined up already. He is writing the script for the “Fast and Furious 11. Police EV Squad”, or “Bugger it, my EV batteries have just crapped out. Excuse me mister criminal but can you just hang on whilst I find a fast charger and then I should be with you in 20 minutes or so. Then can you not drive faster than 50 kms an hour ‘cos they don’t hold a charge very well anymore. Thanks for your understanding.”
    Emergency 111. “Sorry, but due to power rationing and high demand for our services, non of our ambulances are charged at the moment. Yes sir, I know you are having a heart attack, but can you just hang on for an hour or so and we should be good to go then.”

  11. Rickoshay on 05/06/2023 at 12:51 pm said:

    Soviet Socialist style state censorship is what it is, I can hear Mao and Stalin Cackling in their graves, all the climate double speak and the Fake C19 in addition to the deadly cure is a sure give away.
    We the people are under attack bye the state and private enterprises, funded bye the fake money circus because they have bankrupted themselves outta shear greed.
    Next stop is Digital currency, social credit scores and climate lockdowns for the peasants.
    Some bright spark read Orwell in Uni and has plagiarized his fictional warning and turned it into a blueprint for that old crowd favorite,
    World Domination

  12. Rickoshay on 15/06/2023 at 4:53 pm said:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLdclAIxSsg
    classic Valentina Zharkova on Grand Solar Minimum

  13. Tricky Dicky on 19/06/2023 at 9:24 am said:

    Sorry folks, but I am suffering from cabin fever due to an attack of the galloping Covids. Whilst I don’t feel too bad, being stuck in isolation is driving me up the wall. I don’t see why I should have to suffer on my own, so you lot are going to have to suffer as well – just because you are there.

    Humans are beings of a chemical and electromagnetic nature. Our brain functions are controlled not just by chemical reactions, but also by the small electrical currents continually running through the neural networks. We have a harmony, a balance, with the Earth, the solar system and the universe. The Earth has a magnetic field that not only interacts with our bodies, but also with the solar wind and galactic cosmic rays. The solar wind contains high energy charged particles and the galactic cosmic rays that hit our atmosphere breakdown in to a number of different high energy particles including electrons, protons and muons as well as gamma rays. In general, the Earth’s magnetic field gives us the protection that we need against these potentially damaging intrusions. But, over the last 150 years, the Earth’s magnetic field strength has fallen by 25% and the drop is accelerating. This is allowing more charged particles in to our environment and it is now reasonably well researched that these have a disruptive effect on the balance of many of our body’s systems. Numerous research papers have shown the effects. As well as detrimental impacts on the heart, blood and immune system, key brain centres are also affected. The hippocampus function is degraded, causing serious problems with logic, reason, cognitive function and how reasonable we are. Problem solving is affected and clearly ludicrous ideas not only become acceptable but also become entrenched as though they are solidly thought out and indisputable logic to those suffering from this neural degeneration. This is why reasoned and coherent arguments are unable to sway those affected. It is simply that, no longer capable of connecting the dots in a logical sequence anymore, they connect them in completely absurd way and feelings become more important that facts. Facts are nothing more than a construct of white, cis males, a hangover from colonialism, misogyny, slavery and suppression of the people, especially minorities. Woke, transgender, the LGBTQ, self identification and critical race theory and are all driven by a chronic degradation of the logic function of the hippocampus. Just by the way, I self-identify as a 400 year old tea pot called Ethel. Yah, I get to use the girl’s toilets – NOT. And my preferred pronoun is “Eki eki phatang ole biscuit barrel” – and don’t you dare forget it or I will get triggered and get you cancelled. The other main effect is the stimulation of the locus coeruleus. This is the part of the brain responsible for fear, stress, anxiety and emotional outbursts. Put these 2 together. People show increased terminal stupidity, decreased logic, compromised morals and tearing apart of the fabric of society. How else do you explain that a 12 year old boy in the US cannot drink alcohol, cannot have a tattoo, can’t vote, can’t drive, can’t have sex, but without his parents consent can take legally prescribed puberty blockers and have his cock and balls cut off – medically sanctioned mutilation on a scale that Joseph Mengele could only dream of. On the other side, these people are emotional wrecks, prone to screaming and outburst when confronted by logic and easily “triggered”. They are also fearful and anxious about, well, nothing and everything really. Feel sorry for these poor souls. The media is preying on their anxiety and deliberately fueling their fear. It isn’t their fault and there is nothing they can do about it. They are mere pawns in a bigger game and now lack the wit or the will to see through the deception. Just be aware that, as the Earth’s magnetic field strength drops further, this is only going to get worse.

    This is one of the reasons why we are unlikely to get anywhere with climate change. Those of us with clear minds and basic logic skills still intact will continue to become fewer and fewer. Psychologically, emotions that are generated through cognitively compromised pathways are totally resistant to any logical influence. Look at Just Stop Oli’s Phoebe Plummer interview with Jacob Rees-Mogg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AbAurKzI48A, an earnest but completely deranged young individual spouting baseless propaganda as though it is fact. A double whammy, ‘cos this nutbar is right, you are wrong and the whole of society condemns you for it. Sadly, younger minds are more malleable and way more prone to the influence of these external forces. So the young will be a completely lost generation as they spiral down faster and faster in to the pit of lies, anxiety and moral depravity as the Earth’s magnetic protection drops further and faster. Sorry guys and gals but we are witnessing the end of civilization as we know it. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about it, because it is patently obvious that even those in charge are also becoming increasingly deranged.

    • Rickoshay on 20/06/2023 at 1:19 pm said:

      Hi Ethel, everyone knows the Girls toilets smell better, derangement syndrome is closely related to climate and presidential change, I suggest you get naked and get outside for some much needed Vitamin D, careful not to fact check yourself as this can lead to more derangement.
      The magnetic shield has indeed weakened and does lead to madness, might i suggest Tinfoil lining inside your hat, this former insult has been proved effective in bouncing unwanted rays away back into space,
      maybe a bat sandwich may help with the Vid, i wouldn’t bother testing as this is guarantied to show you have the lerg, heres a link to help detox from the spike proteins https://www.twc.health/products/long-haul-formula?ref=2a-PHSIZGsDPj7 it contains substances to help with those pesky jab related blood clots, anyway dont boil the tea bags and good luck with convincing anyone they are doomed.

  14. Rickoshay on 25/07/2023 at 1:35 pm said:

    Global warming caused by Hunga-Tonga is significant.

    The eruption of Hunga-Tonga increased the water vapor mass in the stratosphere by 13%, and it will remain there for many years to come.

    “The unique nature and magnitude of the global stratospheric perturbation by the Hunga eruption ranks it among the most remarkable climatic events in the modern observation era.”
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/07/23/ryan-maue-on-hunga-tonga-hunga-haapai-submarine-volcano/
    could not resist the temptation to add the latest research to the hunga conversation,
    Based upon the last few months, it seems the effect of 🌋 on global temperatures may have been greatly underestimated. It’s straightforward how to run a radiative transfer model to determine the impacts of adding 150M metric tons of water to the stratosphere. But, detailed climate model simulations are needed to disentangle the atmospheric circulation changes that lead to non-linear feedbacks. The climate is “abnormal” right now, aside from the developing El Niño and background climate change. https://eos.org/articles/tonga
    the rain fall in NZ and Aussy has an explanation that dosnt have anything to do with CO2

  15. Tricky Dicky on 28/07/2023 at 5:50 pm said:

    I have just sent this email to Carmel Sepuloni. I don’t expect a reply.

    To Carmel Sepuloni,

    I was pleased to hear about the governments commitment to end modern slavery. This is a worthy aim and an excellent humanitarian goal. However, we have the government’s push to encourage New Zealand to embrace EV’s. It is well known that the production of EV electronics and batteries not only causes significant environmental damage but also fosters modern slavery.

    According to a report by the Daily Mail approximately 60 to 70% of the worlds cobalt, an essential element of EV’s, is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in difficult and dangerous conditions and mostly by child labour. There are reports of around 2,000 deaths a year. One single incident cost the lives of 60 miners. There are estimates that in one single province there are more than 40,000 children working in cobalt mines.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12317297/Why-electric-car-near-green-think-hidden-eco-pitfalls-NetZero-causes-pin-up.html

    If we also look at the wider aspects of cobalt mining, this mineral is often associated with radioactive materials. This means that immediate deaths may be factored in to the slavery aspect, but the long term deaths from cobalt mining will be far higher as the effects of exposure to, and breathing of, radioactive minerals will take a long term toll. How can the labour party promote the end of modern slavery when, at the same time, promoting it through EV’s.

    I will not go in to the environmental destruction caused by lithium mining, particularly in South America, the excessive carbon footprint of EV manufacture, the particulate pollution caused by driving EV’s and the faster degradations of roads caused by heavier EV’s. This is about the abolition of modern slavery. This is the most hypocritical move yet pulled by this Labour government and nothing more than an election sound bite. Shame on you for being duplicitous in paying lip service to modern slavery whilst deliberately and knowingly promoting it and the deaths of men, women and children.

    You should be disgusted by yourself.

  16. John Power on 14/08/2023 at 2:23 am said:

    Hi folks, I spotted this item the other day and thought you might want to know about it if you don’t already:

    New Zealand Partners with BlackRock to hit 100% Renewables

    “New Zealand’s government has announced it will partner with United States investment giant BlackRock in its aim to become one of the first nations in the world to have its electricity grid run entirely from renewable energy.

    The government said it was helping BlackRock launch a $NZ2 billion ($1.86 billion) fund to ramp up investments in wind and solar generation, as well as battery storage and green hydrogen.”

    A NZ-government ‘partnership’ with globalist mega-corporation BlackRock? Wind and solar generation plus battery storage and green hydrogen?

    What could possibly go wrong?

  17. Reading Richard’s analogy of trenches and troops perfectly illustrated the daunting challenge small countries face when combating global carbon emissions. It reminds me of a time when I tried to empty a river with a bucket while watching a dam burst open upstream. Although New Zealand’s intentions are noble, this post emphasizes the importance of collective global effort and the magnitude of the challenge ahead.

  18. Richard Treadgold on 23/08/2023 at 4:36 pm said:

    You’re absolutely right, Kimberly. However, I’m not sure you’re listening, because you don’t seem to notice that we haven’t found a problem yet. So (reading all the way to the end), you’ll note I demand to be shown the evidence (which means evidence of dangerous human effects on the climate), for if they are not dangerous we don’t need to do anything. But then I point out (what should be obvious), that so far nobody has demonstrated a climate crisis! Petulant, shrieking teenage protesters of any age don’t qualify as evidence of dangerous warming, except as may apply in their individual overworked brains.

    From your email address I deduce that your visit here means you’re more interested in promoting your business than in discussing climate change. But still, you will surely acknowledge that any project is vastly improved when it discovers and describes the underlying causes of the problem it seeks to rectify. So, with climate change—it’s not enough just to acknowledge our individual efforts are futile in the face of overwhelming odds, we must also be sure that our efforts will work actually to reduce or remove those causes, or futility is inevitable.

    Modern science shows that greenhouse gases cannot cause more than trivial warming, and methane, nitrous oxide cause even less (no matter the pontifications of James Shaw, our Minister for Climate Change). Further than that, warming is not occurring beyond normal variability. Even if China and India and the rest of the BRIC nations cease all their emissions immediately, no climatic improvement will occur. For evidence of this, visit Climate4You and click ALLinONE or click here.

    You can see the graph right here. At the moment the running 37-month satellite average of the two monthly global surface temperature estimates are sitting about 0.45°C above the 30-year climatology record, and there has been no significant warming in about 44 years, representing net warming of less than half a degree, or 1.02°C per century—near enough the same as the last hundred years. If there’s been no warming, we don’t need to restrain our productive efforts. More carbon dioxide just means more plants, even in the sea.

    NO CRISIS. SCIENTIFIC PROOF.

  19. Tricky Dicky on 23/08/2023 at 8:41 pm said:

    Hi Richard,

    You can also go to https://temperature.global. These guys use unadjusted surface temperature data from weather stations across the world. Looking at the site right at this moment, the average global temperature is 14.28 c. This is derived from data from 64,578 weather stations processed in the last hour. The last station processed at that moment was Kingsville USA. The temperature and the number of weather stations is constantly updated.

  20. Tricky Dicky on 23/08/2023 at 10:27 pm said:

    Hi Richard,

    I think you could also look at the 2020 paper by Kramm et al from the university of Fairbanks, Alaska. They looked at actual temperature data published at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century by scientists working in the field at the time. They looked at data provided by Dove, Forbes, Ferrel, Spitaler, Batchelder, Arrhenius, von Bezold, Hopfner, von Hann, and Bornstein. The conclusion was that they agree with von Hann’s 1908 analysis that the actual average global temperature at that time was 14.4 c which means there has been no actual warming for over 100 years.

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