Friday, 24 September 2010

NZ: Climate change ranks lowest among issues

Climate change ranks lowest among issues
Monday, 20 September 2010
Press Release: (NZ) Greenhouse Policy Coalition

An extract:

The Coalition’s survey found:
• Only 23.4% of people agree that New Zealand should reduce its emissions if it means reducing our standard of living – a fall from 34.9% in 2009.
• 38% disagree that New Zealand should take part in a global emissions trading regime if it costs people $5 each a week – an increase from 32.1% in 2009.
• Just 18.1% agree that we should cut emissions if it costs jobs – down from 24.3% in 2009.
• 45.1% agree with the statement “controlling emissions is mostly about saving our planet – we shouldn’t be quibbling too much about money”, a significant drop from 55.9% last year.
• A drop in support for switching to sustainable technologies if there’s a cost for doing this – from 78.3% to 65.6%.
• A drop in the number of people who think putting a price on carbon is a fair way of reducing emissions. Asked to rate their views on a scale of 0 (totally unfair) to 10 (totally fair), 32.3% gave a rating between 6 and 10, down from 37.9% last year.
• Only 33.9% agree with the statement “I feel fully informed about the ETS”, a slight rise on last year’s 29.4%.
• 45.8% of people agree that climate change is happening and is caused by humans, up from 44.2% in 2009, while 32.7% feel there is evidence that climate change is happening, but it is uncertain whether humans are the cause (down from 35.7% last year).
• There has been a slight increase among those who say the climate change problem effectively doesn’t exist (19.3%, up from 17.5%).

Cherry Picking or Cherry Blossom

Instead of Cherry--Picking data to create the fraudulent Hockey Stick Graph, the IPCC "scientists" should have been looking at Cherry Blossoms.

Aono, Y. and Saito, S. 2010. Clarifying springtime temperature reconstructions of the medieval period by gap-filling the cherry blossom phenological data series at Kyoto, Japan. International Journal of Biometeorology
54: 211-219.


Japanese scientists working with historical data and documents determine that the extended Medieval Warming had temperatures exceeding current temps by at least one-half degree. Their research also confirms that the Medieval Warming was global in nature, not just a northern Europe climate condition as speculated by IPCC Climategate scientists. Thanks to Marc Morano and the Idsos.