Hon Secretary, Terry Dunleavy MBE, 14A Bayview Road, Hauraki, North Shore City 0622
Want to know why the
pendulum has swung on global warming hysteria?
Take a few minutes to read this:
It has become commonplace knowledge, and is unchallenged, that global average temperature has not increased since 1998. This corresponds to a 9-year period during which the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide, in contrast, did increase, and that by almost 5%.
The greenhouse hypothesis - which asserts that carbon dioxide increases of human origin will cause dangerous global warming - is clearly invalidated by these data.
As if that were not enough, a leading computer modelling team has recently published a paper in Nature
www.nytimes.com/2008/05/01/sc...=1&oref=slogin (external - login to view)
which acknowledges what climate realists (the so-called “sceptics”) have always asserted. Which is that, contrary to IPCC assessments, any human influence on global temperature is so small that it cannot be differentiated from natural cycles of climate change. The same modellers have even predicted (after the start of the event, of course) that cooling will now occur for at least the next few years. Mortal strike two against dangerous, human-caused warming.
At this news, the rare balanced commentaries that hitherto have been but a trickle through cracks in the monolithic dam of climate alarmism have coalesced into a steady, fissured flow, and there is an imminent likelihood of total dam collapse. Interestingly, at the same time, the fierce discussion about the pros and cons of dangerous human-caused change that has formerly been conducted almost exclusively on the internet (including particularly blogs and video outlets like YouTube) is starting to spread to the more mainstream press.
For instance, critical analyses of global warming science reality and policy options have recently been provided by two leading articles in the National Business Review ;
www.nbr.co.nz/article/climate...ming-cancelled (external - login to view)
nzclimatescience.net/index.ph...id=265Itemid=1 (external - login to view)
and others on Muriel Newman’s Centre for Political Research website
www.nzcpr.com/guest92.htm (external - login to view)
and in the New Zealand Herald
www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10508067 (external - login to view)
www.stuff.co.nz/thepress/4510160a12735.html (external - login to view)
and U.K. Daily Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/mai...climate130.xml (external - login to view)
and NZ Farmers Weekly
www.farmersweekly.co.nz/article/7384.html (external - login to view)
Finally, and most belatedly of all, even radio and TV commentators are now starting to provide a broader and better balanced perspective on the global warming issue.
Nzone Tonight is a nightly news and current affairs programme broadcast by Shine TV, a NZ Christian broadcaster that aims to provide a balanced and truthful review of all the day's news suitable for family viewing. In mid-April, Nzone broadcast a current affairs discussion about global warming between host Alan Lee and Professor Bob Carter. Since being posted on YouTube,
this video has attracted 15,000 worldwide viewers, and during its first three weeks has become the most viewed, most discussed and most favoured - and the number two top rated - New Zealand News and Politics video clip of the month. Amongst other supportive comment, one US viewer noted that “I did enjoy the respectful nature of the interview. I do wish this interview was shown on every network in this country, and at every school!”
newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sh...limate-realism (external - login to view)
That these events represent a deep public demand for balanced presentations of the science of climate change is indicated by another Bob Carter video clip - this time of a lecture to the Australian Environment Foundation (AEF) that was posted on YouTube just over 6 months ago (in four parts).
Part 1 httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvFOLkze-9GcI