Monday, September 20, 2010

Cost of living important. “Climate change” not so.

As this government’s Emissions Trading Scam slowly turns the screws on the prices we pay for everything, turns out New Zealanders are less concerned about the problem that Scam aims to address, and much, much more concerned about their cost of living.

_Quote A new survey suggests concern about climate change has slipped slightly from a year ago.
  The UMR Research poll done on behalf of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition … said climate change rated bottom in order of importance to people out of a list of 10 common issues – a drop from eighth out of nine issues in the same survey last year.
    Those issues in 2010 were (in order of concern) cost of living, health, education, ethics in business, environment, effect of the economy on household, taxes, employment, standard of living compared with other countries and climate change.
    The proportion of people agreeing that climate change was a serious issue fell from 42.6 per cent last year to 36.3 per cent, the survey showed.

So as global warming slips inevitably off the public radar, a research professor at the London School of Economics offers a warning that this National-led govt should heed, pointing out that, around the world, “governments which put environmental issues over economic ones are generally kicked out of office.” {Hat tip Climate Depot]

_QuoteAlthough he said he supports taking action to reduce carbon emissions, Gwyn Prins said government policies have done little to achieve that goal.
"The best climate change policy is no climate change policy," he said.

No wonder, perhaps, that in a bid to get back the mojo for big govt action on global warming climate change whatever-the-hell-it’s called this week,

_Quote Obama’s science Czar John Holdren has decided the new name for global warming, er, climate change shall be:

Because the first two didn’t work apparently.

Neither will this one.  You can be sure of it.

Since the name is constantly changing anyway, Kate over at Small Dead Animals has a contest to choose a better name.  Y2Kyoto looks good. World Weather Deception, Doomsday Consensus, and Irritable Ecosystem Syndrome look okay. And Sudden High-Intensity Temperature Evolution at least gets the acronym about right.

Meanwhile, expect the catastrophic collapse of the roof of Stadium Southland to get the warmists out worldwide trying to summon up more interest in their favourite scam, despite “the idea that winter storms and winter snow extent are increasing due to 'excess heat' [defying] any rational thought.”

Yes, sure, there are people involved already being quoted as saying Invercargill has “never had a snow fall this big before, in our history.”  Expect that line to go around the world. So you might like to know that the weekend now storm down south is simply “a 'normal' New Zealand weather event” [hat tip PM of NZ]

_QuoteInvercargill gets a snowfall of this weekend's magnitude every 10 to 15 years [says Andy Fraser, a forecaster at 45 South Weather Service based in Invercargill], but he would not class it as a freak event.
The city is prone to watery snow because it's close to the coast, unlike inland areas which get lighter snow.

Just thought you’d like to know.

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Blogger PM of NZ said...

Cheers for the link. At the time I initially made the comment re 'normal', I was only taking the proverbial and had not seen the Radio Pravada exchange.

I do not see 150-200mm of snow being unusual for anywhere in NZ south of about Taupo. And that is all that appears in the photos I've seen in this storm around Invergiggle.

Knowing coastal towns attract wet snow loads, one might be forgiven thinking the building codes would have covered such a light snowfall on flat roofs. I'm sure the hinterland gets much deeper snow annually.

BTW, was that a parapet I saw on the on the roof that collapsed? IMNSHO, a snow trapping device if ever there was one.

9/20/2010 12:25:00 pm  

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