NZ too focused on carbon emissions - study
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 10:07p.m.
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4/11/2009 9:47:18 a.m.
Paul van Dinther wrote:
Gilbert O'Sughrue, What tipping point! What run away warming? Are you still buying the rubbish that warmist have been spouting on for so long? This planet has had CO2 levels as high as 2000ppm we are only at 350-380ppm. No runaway warming has ever happened in those millions of years. On a geological scale our current atmosphere is deprived of CO2 and it needs more not less. If biodiversity is wanted than restricting plant growth by taking away plant food (CO2) is not be the right way to go about it.
4/11/2009 7:22:13 a.m.
Who gave school's the right to frighten young children with as yet totally unproven garbage.
4/11/2009 7:06:52 a.m.
So what I can read from this is that our contribution to emissions reduction will not amount to anything except for how wonderful we look to the rest of the world for making a stand, of course at the expense of ordinary NZ'ers who are already struggling and would not cope with rising costs to meet these goals.
3/11/2009 11:46:45 p.m.
Yes we need to do our share but we should follow not lead. we are such a small emitter in the world that sacrificing ourselves to be seen at the forefront of the charge is rediculous. When the biggest emitters toe the line then we should step up. Not before.
3/11/2009 11:45:45 p.m.
Gilbert O'Sughrue wrote:
The NZIER have got it back to front. Should the global climate reach the 'tipping point' that leads to runaway warming the resulting climate changes will more than wipe out any gains that we have made in biodiversity. Urban air quality will continue to suffer without reductions in carbon emissions and indeed in some places water quality will be adversely affected by rising sea levels.All these issues can be mitigated by reducing emissions and ok, even if New Zealand's total emissions are small by global standards that is all the more reason to show the world that we are serious about this problem. The big polluters have been using the excuse that other nations aren't pulling their weight so why should they? It's pathetic I know but we have to take this excuse away from them and show solidarity on this issue.
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