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WEATHER EZINE July 15, 2005

CONTENTS
CURRENT WEATHER
WEEKEND AND COMING WEEK
LOOKING AHEAD
21-DAY NZ FORECAST
SNOW REPORT
MOON IN JULY
AUSTRALIA
KYOTO PROTOCOL - WHERE IT REALLY CAME FROM
CONTACT


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CURRENT WEATHER

Current Moon
15th: first quarter
20th: southern declination
21st: full moon
22nd: perigee(second closest for 2005)

Australia
The moon is now in the southern hemisphere and as it approaches southern
declination on Wednesday, temperatures will cool down especially in the
more southern districts of both countries. A cold front is developing
near S Australia bringing squally showers and isolated storms. By
Tuesday frost and fog should envelope SA and snow should fall in S NSW
and in Tasmania's highlands. Between 16-19 Brisbane may receive light
morning showers, then no more rain until the second week in August. For
NSW most rain should ease by Monday. Apart from light falls in central
NSW around Thursday most of the state should get no more rain until the
first week in August.

NZ
Colder temperatures will bring frosts over the next few days to
Christchurch. Temperatures should cool from now on especially around
17th. Heavy rains are not expected anywhere in the country again until
the 22nd. Around the end of the week Queenstown can expect the first of
about a week of snowfalls.

Close perigee coming
The conjunction next week of full moon, southern declination and perigee
number two in closeness for the year should bring increased winds and
heavy rain to some areas. Areas to watch may be Northland, Coromandel,
Gisborne, Dannevirke and the South Island West Coast. However exactly
where perigees most greatly affect is notoriously unpredictable. This is
because weather is generated between 6-8 miles up and intense weather
from fast-moving systems which include stronger winds may mean storms
are blown further afield than they were on the last lunar cycle. It is
however a time to watch carefully and next weekend would be a time to
avoid school-camps, boat trips, and mountain tramps.



Weekend and coming week in major NZ cities
For Saturday 16 July
Auckland and Hamilton mainly dry apart from early morning showers.
Tauranga dry. Wellington and Christchurch dry with sunny intervals. Very
cool in Christchurch. Dunedin a few early showers and cloudy skies.

For Sunday 17 July
Auckland: continuing mainly dry but showers developing in the evening.
BoP dry. Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch; dry with sunny periods.
Dunedin more showers and cloudy skies.

And in the week to come after the weekend:
Auckland cannot look forward to a long run of rain-free days until the
last week in August. The intermittent rain and associated cloud cover
should raise temperatures. BoP can expect rain 23-25, with possible
heavy falls in inland areas. Hamilton should have a dry week, cool to
begin with but warming by Tuesday. Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
should be dry with sunny spells until the arrival of rains near the end
of the week.

Looking ahead
September should be the rainiest month for Auckland. For the rest of
2005 in all months most of the South island should be warmer than
average, especially on the east. The far north, Dargaville, Taupo and
New Plymouth, also some parts of the lower North Island, may be slightly
cooler overall, because of a a cooler than average spring and December.
Overall for 2005, the whole country has always looked likely to receive
4% less rain than the norm. The North Island is still on track to be
about 13% drier than its annual norm whilst the South Island is still
likely to be about 7% wetter. In all months for the rest of the year;
whilst most of the South island should be warmer than average, the North
Island should vary. The far north, Dargaville, Taupo, New Plymouth, and
parts of the lower North Island may be slightly cooler. Over this coming
winter, close perigees will return, with June's perigee #5(meaning 5th
closest for the year),

July's perigee #2, August perigee #3 and September perigee #6, being the
ones to watch. They should result in stormy weather with high winds
about perigee times. The areas affected could be:
July; Northland, Gis/HB and SI west coast,
August; most of the North Island and the top of the South Is.
September(perigee #6): Northland, BoP, King Country, Taranaki and top
and west of South Is.
October: perigees will start to move away (#9) but bad weather could
still affect the upper half of the North Is and the top, west and south
of the South Is.
November (#13): perigee should be harmless, so it could be around apogee
that sees unsettled weather to most of the North Island and to the top
and west of the South Island.


21-day NZ forecast, from Almanac 2005
Allow 24 hr error.
16th-17th: Cooler temperatures. In Fiordland, Southland and S Otago,
further showers. In E from Gis. to Cant. including Wellington, mainly
dry. By 17th, over N Is. mostly dry but in W from Northland to Taranaki
cloud increasing and light showers developing. In N and E of S Is,
Nelson to Otago, fine weather. Southland cloudy with a few coastal
showers. For Chathams, further showers.

18th-19th: Generally clearing. For N Is, cloudy in W, a few showers
from Northland to Egmont. Fine in E from BoP to Wairarapa. Over S Is. W
coast, rain in Fiordland and drizzle further north, not long lasting. In
E and S of S Is. plus Marl. and Nelson, mostly fine but coastal showers
in Southland and S Otago. By 19th, sscattered showers in Gis, HB and
Wairarapa.

20th-21st: In N and W of N Is, showers and fine periods. In E from Gis.
to Wellington, fine. In Nelson, Marl. and Cant, fine also. On W of S Is,
showers. For Otago and Southland, coastal showers clearing. By 21st, BoP
to Wellington, fine. Cant. dry with late showers.

22nd-23rd: Heavy rain and strong winds in Coromandel. Over N Is. and N
of S Is, occasional rain spreading to most districts, becoming
persistent around Wairarapa, Wellington and Marl. E winds strong in
exposed places. In S Westland and Fiordland, fine. Over rest of S Is,
cloudy with light rain along Cant. and Otago coasts. For Chathams,
isolated showers.



24th-26th: Strong Es and rain to N and E of N Is. By 15th, in Northland
and Auckland, occasional showers. In W from Waikato to Wellington, rain
over E ranges and occasional falls elsewhere. Rest of N Is, rainy
periods, possible heavy falls in Gis. and HB. Es up to gale force with
rain developing.



27th: In HB and Wairarapa, scattered showers at first but gradually
clearing. Rest of N Is, fine weather. Gis. and HB, rain until 29th. In S
Is, rain in Fiordland with scattered falls spreading to Westland and
Southland.



28th-29th: In Gis. rain easing. Over rest of N Is, also Marl. and
Nelson, fine apart from isolated showers and areas of early morning fog.
Slight frosts possible south of Auckland. On W of S Is, mainly fine. In
Cant, scattered rain in S and W, clearing later. In Otago and Southland,
frosty night then fine weather. For Chathams, fresh NEs and light rain.



30th-31st: Over most of N Is, cloudy with showers. In Wellington,
Wairarapa and Marl, fine at first, southerlies and showers developing by
evening. In Nelson, Buller and Westland, a few showers. In Cant, Otago,
Southland and Fiordland, southerlies freshening with cold showery
weather.

1st-2nd: Over the whole N Is, Nelson and Buller, occasional showers but
some fine periods also in Auckland, NP and Masterton, and Dunedin to
Winton. In Marl., Cant, and coastal Otago and Southland, light rain. In
Westland, Fiordland and inland Otago, mainly fine.

3rd-4th: Rain from Kaitaia to Coromandel. Autumn grass growth vigorous
in Waikato. Occasional showers from Wairarapa southwards, also Gis. and
HB. Mainly dry BoP and S Waikato. For all S Is, mainly fine. Southland,
occasional drizzle. By 4th, rain over all N Is, apart from Dargaville.
In W coast of S Is, cloudy with areas of drizzle. Rest of S Is, mainly
dry but overcast. Showers in N Cant. For Chathams, occasional light
showers.

5th-6th: Large rain amounts in the N Is. but easing in Waikato, BoP,
Manawhatu and Wairarapa although still cloudy throughout. Fresh gusty
southerlies. For S Is, cloudy, Blenheim clearing, rain coming to W
coast, Gore southward light showers, rest mainly dry.

A 24 hour error may apply to all of the above forecasts, with chances of
more skewing of readings around New moon, apogee and Full moon and
perigee.
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SNOW REPORT
On Ruapehu snow is expected 19th and 28th. In Queenstown colder
temperatures may be after July 21st and August 1st-7th. Detailed snow
reports are available for any of the following skifields; Whakapapa,
Turoa, Craigieburn, Lake Coleridge, and Queenstown. Each report consists
of 2 pdfs, one a data report and the other containing graphs of expected
temperatures maximum and minimum, wind speed and expected times and
approximate amounts of precipitation. Cost $25 all up each area. There
are three possible ways to purchase them: Email for details. Overall the
season does not look like it is not going to be the best, with most of
August probably a washout due to warm thawing rains. Email us at
ke-@weatherman.co.nz
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MOON IN JULY
7th: New moon
9th: Apogee
13th: Crossing equator
15th: 1st Q
20th: Southern declination
21st: Full moon
22nd: Perigee #2
26th: Crossing equator
28th: Last Q

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Year By months
July: drier and warmer for both islands
Aug: drier and warmer for both islands
Sept: wetter for both, espec upper N Is, sl-warmer for N Is, sl-cooler
for S Is.
Oct: drier for N Is, wetter for S Is, sl-warmer for N Is, sl-clr for S
Is
Nov: av for N Is, drier for S is, sl-wrmr for N Is, wrmr for S Is
Dec: wetter for N Is, drier for S Is, sl-clr for N Is, sl-wmr for S Is.

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UK Weather
Temps should be warm for July 17th-24th then August 10th-25th
(especially Aug 13th-15th). There will probably be a heatwave in August.
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AUSTRALIA REPORT
The August ND, on 2nd, also should deliver a heap of rain, big dumps in
Bega, in Wollongong, not so heavy in Sydney itself, but the dams in
Warragamba may get some from then onwards until mid August and then
again in the last week of August. It is looking possibly quite dry again
from mid Sept-mid Oct, but then more rain is expected starting with the
ND of Oct 23rd and continuing for two weeks. There also could be more
rain through the fourth week in November.

Other NSW
July
August and beyond
2nd: heap of rain, big dumps in Bega, in Wollongong, not so heavy in
Sydney but Warragamba will get a lot from then onwards until mid August
and then again in the last week of August. Dry mid Sept-mid Oct, more
rain Oct 23rd and continuing for two weeks. 4th week in November: more
rain..


Other states
WA: rain expected for New Norcia 18th and 23-27th. Perth more rain on
Tuesday 19th and then 24th-27th. For Narradale rain on July 25th-31st.
SA: No rain until the last week in July.
QSLD: Brisbane may see rain 16th-19th then mostly dry till second week
in August. Blackall may see rain around 17 July then none till last week
in August. Dalby may have to wait till end of July and then second week
in August to see their next rain.
TAS: Continuous rain for about 6 days after 24th.

Kyoto Protocol - Where it Really Came From
Amidst the talk about the benefits that Kyoto Protocol is supposed to
promote, it is perhaps forgotten especially amongst the Greenies that
Kyoto was born in the corridors of big business. About 20 years ago,
Enron basically was an owner and operator of an interstate network of
natural gas pipelines. Just before it went down in flames in 2001, Enron
had transformed itself into a billion dollar a day commodity trader,
buying and selling contracts - and their derivatives - to deliver
natural gas, electricity, internet bandwidth, whatever. The 1990 Clean
Air Act amendments authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to put
a cap on how much pollutant the operator of a fossil-fueled plant was
allowed to emit. In the early 1990s, therefore, Enron had helped
establish the market for - and became the major trader in - EPA's $20
billion-per-year sulfur dioxide cap and trade program, the forerunner of
today's proposed carbon credit trade. This commodity exchange of
emission allowances caused Enron's stock to rise. What next? How about a
carbon dioxide cap and trade program? The only problem was CO2 is not a
pollutant, and therefore the EPA had no authority to cap its emission.
But in 1993, almost immediately upon taking office, due to Al Gore's
infatuation with the idea of an international environmental regulatory
regime, the Clinton-Gore administration set up a U.S. initiative to
review new projects around the world and issue "credits" of so many tons
of annual CO2 emission reduction. A tradeable system was required under
law, which of course was what Enron, already trading pollutant credits,
wanted. So Enron vigorously lobbied Clinton and Congress, seeking EPA
regulatory authority over CO2. Leaping in, Enron philanthropists
lavished almost $1.5 million on environmental groups that support
international energy controls to reduce so-called global warming. From
1994 to 1996, the Enron Foundation contributed nearly $1 million dollars
- $990,000 - to the Nature Conservancy, whose "Climate Change" project
promotes global warming theories. Enron executives worked closely with
the Clinton administration to help create a scaremongering climate
science environment because the company believed the treaty could
provide it with a financial windfall. Enron hired Christopher Horner, a
lawyer that had worked in Senator Liebermann's Environment Committee.
Horner was offered a job by Enron, to be director of Relations with the
Federal Government. That was in 1997, before the Kyoto Protocol was
drafted. On the second day at the job he was told that the Number One
Objective was to obtain an international treaty that would impose cuts
in CO2 emissions but allowed, at the same time, trade with emission
rights. Horner was informed of the reasons why this was of Enron's
interest and convenience. Enron had the biggest natural gas production
behind Russia's Gazprom. Enron was making then a lot of money trading
with coal, but they figured out that the profits they would lose with
coal would be more than compensated by the profits derived from its
privileged position in other areas. Enron had also bought the world's
biggest wind power company, GE Wind, from General Electric. They also
owned the biggest solar power company in the world, in society with
Amoco (now belonging to British Petroleum - BP). Enron then started to
finance everything related to the global warming hype, including grants
to scientists - but asking some results favorable to their interest -
proof humans were responsible for the excessive emissions of CO2 through
fossil fuel burning.
The expressive term 'Baptist-bootlegger' derives from the days of
prohibition. Under prohibition bootleggers and those who transported and
supplied illegal alcohol made fortunes. One such entrepreneur was Joseph
Kennedy whose second son, John, became US President in 1961. The
bootleggers had allies in the Baptists and other teetotalists, who
believed that alcohol was a deadly threat to the social order, and had
worked for decades to get prohibition onto the statute books. The
Baptists provided the political cover and the bootleggers pocketed the
proceeds. Of course the two groups maintained a great social distance
from each other. Enron was at the centre of an awesome
Baptist-bootlegger coalition. The rents which Enron energetically sought
were truly gargantuan, but could only be realized if the Kyoto Protocol
became established as part of US and international law. Ken Lay, Enron's
CEO saw Enron as not only making billions from sales of the natural gas
which was to displace coal as the preferred fuel under the Kyoto
commitments, but he realised that as an international and domestic
trader in carbon credits, Enron could realise hitherto unimagined
wealth. Such credits, of course, would only become bankable pieces of
paper if governments, particularly the US Government, established and
policed a global policy of de-carbonisation under which a global tax on
carbon was to be enforced. So as the movement to establish the Kyoto
Protocol developed momentum, Ken Lay built up alliances with the green
movement including Greenpeace. A 1998 letter, signed by Lay and a few
other bigwigs asked President Clinton, in essence, to harm the
reputations and credibility of scientists who argued that global warming
was an overblown issue. They were standing in Enron's way. The letter,
dated Sept. 1, asked the president to shut off the public scientific
debate on global warming, which continues to this date, and nowhere more
so than in NZ. In particular, it requested Clinton to "moderate the
political aspects" of this discussion by appointing a bipartisan "Blue
Ribbon Commission." The purpose of this commission was clear -
high-level trashing of dissident scientists. Setting up a panel to do
this is simple -- just look at the latest issue of Scientific American,
where four attack dogs were called out to chew up Bjorn Lomborg. He had
the audacity to publish a book demonstrating global warming is
overblown.

Meanwhile Enron commissioned its own internal study of global warming
science. It turned out to be largely in agreement with the same
scientists Enron was trying to shut up. After considering all of the
inconsistencies in climate science, the report concluded: "The very real
possibility that the great climate alarm could be a false alarm. The
anthropogenic warming could well be less than thought and favorably
distributed." One of Enron's major consultants in that study was NASA
scientists James Hansen, who started the whole global warming mess in
1988 with his bombastic congressional testimony. Recently he published a
paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicting
exactly the same inconsequential amount of warming in the next 50 years
as the scientists that Enron wanted to gag. They were a decade ahead of
NASA. True to its plan, Enron never made its own findings public,
self-censoring them while it pleaded with the Bush administration for a
cap on carbon dioxide emissions that it could broker. That pleading
continues today -- the remnant-Enron still views global warming
regulation as the straw that will raise it from its corporate oblivion.

Everyone knows that a few hundred votes in Florida tipped the election
to George W, but few people are aware that West Virginia, normally a
Democrat stronghold, went for Bush because the coal industry in that
state decided to back him because he would not endorse Kyoto. Without
West Virginia, the vote in Florida would have made no difference.


The investigation into the collapse of Enron will reveal much more about
the intricacies of the Baptist-bootlegger coalition which was promoting
the Kyoto cause within the Republican Party and within US business
circles. "Enron stood to profit millions from global warming
energy-trading schemes," said Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal
Association and American Coal Coalition. Coal-burning utilities would
have had to pay billions for permits because they emit more CO2 than do
natural gas facilities. That would have encouraged closing coal plants
in favor of natural gas or other kinds of power plants, driving up
prices for those alternatives. Enron, along with other key energy
companies in the so-called Clean Power Group--El Paso Corp., NiSource,
Trigen Energy, and Calpine--would make money both coming and going .
from selling permits and, then, their own energy at higher prices. If
the Kyoto Protocol were ratified and in full force, experts estimate
that Americans would lose between $100 billion and $400 billion each
year. Additionally, between 1 and 3.5 million jobs could be lost. That
means that each household could lose an average of up to $6,000 each
year. That is a lot to ask of Americans just so that large energy
companies might profit from a regulatory scheme. Moreover, a cost of
$400 billion annually makes Enron's current one-time loss of $6 billion
look like pocket change.

In NZ it may be said that the government has had its own eye on a
potential windfall. It was initially forced to consider the Kyoto
Protocol because when the Alliance Party self destructed and the Labour
Party needed the Greens in a hurry for support in Confidence and Supply,
the deal demanded by the Greens was an on-the-spot agreement to GE
legislation and Kyoto. The NZ government could see that the GE debate
was only trading in emotionalism and had no financial return, but the
carbon credit trading game looked much more inviting and the
smooth-talking promises of billions to be made from credit-trading with
all our trees acting as CO2 sinks easily turned the NZ politicians'
heads. But just as Enron came unstuck mired in financial ruin and
scandal, so too is the Kyoto Protocol looking set to ruin economies and
bring down governments and any players foolish enough to be taken in.
The devil was always in the detail.
"Climate change is a global problem and a concerted international effort
is required to combat it," Helen Clark said in 2002. "The Kyoto Protocol
is the international community's response to climate change and New
Zealand is playing its part". This contrasts strongly with Enron's own
internal report expressing doubt that global warming was real. It is
hard to accept that Clark was naive enough not to know that the Protocol
only became real through Enron. Is she is unaware of the history she is
grossly uninformed and should step aside to learn more. If she is aware
then she is irresponsibly leading the NZ taxpayer into an abyss.

Look out the window. Does anyone see any catastrophe happening? Can
anyone point out which ocean is rising? Despite all the hype, where
'global warming' is concerned, the Greens have failed to force their
paranoid religion on to the world. Since the Rio Conference in 1992, the
Greens and their camp-following Guardianistas have tried, with
Cromwellian zeal, to employ the threat of 'global warming' to induce
Protestant guilt in us all, to cap growth, to change lifestyles, to
attack the car, industry and the Great Satan of America. Now it is
surely time to face the facts: there isn't a snowflake-in-hell's chance
of this altering real life. But the failure of the Greens is not just
with the public. While playing the climate-change card at the G8 Summit,
the final Gleneagles' declaration shows that the leaders of the
developed world have no intention of sacrificing growth and economic
success for an ascetic 'global warming' religion. To quote Michael
McCarthy, the environment editor of the Independent: 'The failed agenda
that Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the World Wide Fund for Nature
and others were complaining of - that the US has still not agreed to cut
its carbon dioxide emissions - was the green groups' own agenda, not the
British government's. At G8 the idea of capping 'greenhouse gas'
emissions was cleverly replaced by an emphasis on technological
innovation and imaginative development. The Kyoto Protocol is
effectively dead.

refs
http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2002/Feb/20020226Comm007.asp
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26124
http://www.lavoisier.com.au/papers/articles/EvansEnron.html
http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=204
http://ff.org/centers/csspp/opeds/80320040418_landrith.html
http://www.spiked-online.com/Printable/0000000CAC72.htm

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT color=#0000ff>WEATHER EZINE July 15,
2005</FONT>
<P><FONT color=#000000>CONTENTS<BR>CURRENT WEATHER<BR>WEEKEND AND COMING
WEEK<BR>LOOKING AHEAD<BR>21-DAY NZ FORECAST<BR>SNOW REPORT<BR>MOON IN
JULY<BR>AUSTRALIA  <BR>KYOTO PROTOCOL - WHERE IT REALLY CAME
FROM<BR>CONTACT</FONT></P><FONT color=#000000>
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<BR><FONT color=#0000ff>CURRENT WEATHER</FONT></P>
<P>Current Moon <BR>15th: first quarter<BR>20th: southern declination<BR>21st:
full moon<BR>22nd: perigee(second closest for 2005)</P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>Australia<BR></FONT>The moon is now in the southern
hemisphere and as it approaches southern declination on Wednesday, temperatures
will cool down especially in the more southern districts of both countries. A
cold front is developing near S Australia bringing squally showers and isolated
storms. By Tuesday frost and fog should envelope SA and snow should fall in S
NSW and in Tasmania's highlands. Between 16-19 Brisbane may receive light
morning showers, then no more rain until the second week in August. For NSW most
rain should ease by Monday. Apart from light falls in central NSW around
Thursday most of the state should get no more rain until the first week in
August.</P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>NZ<BR></FONT>Colder temperatures will bring frosts over
the next few days to Christchurch. Temperatures should cool from now on
especially around 17th. Heavy rains are not expected anywhere in the country
again until the 22nd. Around the end of the week Queenstown can expect the
first of about a week of snowfalls.</P>
<P><SPAN class=812372823-15072005></SPAN><FONT color=#0000ff>C<SPAN
class=812372823-15072005>lose perigee coming</SPAN><BR></FONT><SPAN
class=812372823-15072005>The conjunction next week of full moon, southern
declination and perigee number two in closeness for the year should bring
increased winds and heavy rain to some areas. Areas to watch may be Northland,
Coromandel, Gisborne, Dannevirke and the South Island West Coast. However
exactly where perigees most greatly affect is notoriously unpredictable. This is
because weather is generated between 6-8 miles up and intense weather from
fast-moving systems which include stronger winds may mean storms are blown
further afield than they were on the last lunar cycle. It is however a time to
watch carefully and next weekend would be a time to avoid school-camps, boat
trips, and mountain tramps.</SPAN></P>
<P> </P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>Weekend and coming week in major NZ cities<BR>For
Saturday 16 July<BR></FONT><FONT color=#000000>Auckland and Hamilton mainly dry
apart from early morning showers. Tauranga dry. Wellington and Christchurch dry
with sunny intervals. Very cool in Christchurch. Dunedin a few early showers and
cloudy skies. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>For Sunday 17 July<BR></FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Auckland: continuing mainly dry but showers developing in the
evening. BoP dry. Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch; dry with sunny
periods. Dunedin more showers and cloudy skies.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>And in the week to come after the
weekend:<BR></FONT><FONT color=#000000>Auckland cannot look forward to a long
run of rain-free days until the last week in August. The intermittent rain and
associated cloud cover should raise temperatures. BoP can expect rain 23-25,
with possible heavy falls in inland areas. Hamilton should have a dry week, cool
to begin with but warming by Tuesday. Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin
should be dry with sunny spells until the arrival of rains near the
end of the week. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>Looking ahead <BR></FONT>September should be the rainiest
month for Auckland. For the rest of 2005 in all months most of the South island
should be warmer than average, especially on the east. The far north,
Dargaville, Taupo and New Plymouth, also some parts of the lower North Island,
may be slightly cooler overall, because of a a cooler than average spring and
December. Overall for 2005, the whole country has always looked likely to
receive 4% less rain than the norm. The North Island is still on track to be
about 13% drier than its annual norm whilst the South Island is still likely to
be about 7% wetter. In all months for the rest of the year; whilst most of the
South island should be warmer than average, the North Island should vary. The
far north, Dargaville, Taupo, New Plymouth, and parts of the lower North Island
may be slightly cooler. Over this coming winter, close perigees will return,
with June’s perigee #5(meaning 5th closest for the year), </P>
<P>July’s perigee #2, August perigee #3 and September perigee #6, being the ones
to watch. They should result in stormy weather with high winds about perigee
times. The areas affected could be: <BR>July; Northland, Gis/HB and SI west
coast, <BR>August; most of the North Island and the top of the South
Is.<BR>September(perigee #6): Northland, BoP, King Country, Taranaki and top and
west of South Is. <BR>October: perigees will start to move away (#9) but bad
weather could still affect the upper half of the North Is and the top, west and
south of the South Is. <BR>November (#13): perigee should be harmless, so it
could be around apogee that sees unsettled weather to most of the North Island
and to the top and west of the South Island.</P>
<P><BR><FONT color=#0000ff>21-day NZ forecast, from Almanac 2005<BR></FONT>Allow
24 hr error. <BR>16th-17th: Cooler temperatures. In Fiordland, Southland and S
Otago, further showers. In E from Gis. to Cant. including Wellington, mainly
dry. By 17th, over N Is. mostly dry but in W from Northland to Taranaki cloud
increasing and light showers developing. In N and E of S Is, Nelson to Otago,
fine weather. Southland cloudy with a few coastal showers. For Chathams, further
showers.<BR> <BR>18th-19th:  Generally clearing. For N Is, cloudy in
W, a few showers from Northland to Egmont. Fine in E from BoP to Wairarapa. Over
S Is. W coast, rain in Fiordland and drizzle further north, not long lasting. In
E and S of S Is. plus Marl. and Nelson, mostly fine but coastal showers in
Southland and S Otago. By 19th, sscattered showers in Gis, HB and Wairarapa.</P>
<P>20th-21st:  In N and W of N Is, showers and fine periods. In E from Gis.
to Wellington, fine. In Nelson, Marl. and Cant, fine also. On W of S Is, 
showers. For Otago and Southland, coastal showers clearing. By 21st, BoP to
Wellington, fine. Cant. dry with late showers.</P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT
face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">22nd-23rd: Heavy rain and
strong winds in Coromandel. Over N Is. and N of S Is, occasional rain spreading
to most districts, becoming persistent around Wairarapa, </SPAN><?xml:namespace
prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"
/><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Wellington</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> and </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Marl</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">. E winds strong in exposed places. In
</SPAN><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">S
Westland</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> and Fiordland, fine.
Over rest of S Is, cloudy with light rain along Cant. and Otago coasts. For
</SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Chathams</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, isolated showers.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p><FONT
face="Times New Roman"> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT
face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">24th-26th:<SPAN
style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </SPAN>Strong Es and rain to N and E of N Is.
By 15th, in Northland and </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Auckland</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, occasional showers. In W from </SPAN><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Waikato</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">
to </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Wellington</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, rain over E ranges and occasional falls elsewhere.
Rest of N Is, rainy periods, possible heavy falls in Gis. and HB. Es up to gale
force with rain developing. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p><FONT
face="Times New Roman"> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT
face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">27th:<SPAN
style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </SPAN>In HB and Wairarapa, scattered showers
at first but gradually clearing. Rest of N Is, fine weather. Gis. and HB, rain
until 29th. In S Is, rain in Fiordland with scattered falls spreading to
</SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Westland</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> and Southland. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p><FONT
face="Times New Roman"> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT
face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">28th-29th:<SPAN
style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </SPAN>In Gis. rain easing. Over rest of N Is,
also Marl. and Nelson, fine apart from isolated showers and areas of early
</SPAN><st1:PersonName><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">morning</SPAN></st1:PersonName><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"> fog. Slight frosts possible south of
</SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Auckland</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">. On W of S Is, mainly fine. In Cant, scattered rain in
S and W, clearing later. In Otago and Southland, frosty night then fine weather.
For </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Chathams</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, fresh NEs and light rain.
<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><o:p><FONT
face="Times New Roman"> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P>
<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT
face="Times New Roman"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">30th-31st: Over most of N
Is, cloudy with showers. In </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Wellington</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, Wairarapa and </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Marl</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, fine at first, southerlies and showers developing by
evening. In Nelson, Buller and </SPAN><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">Westland</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">, a few showers. In Cant, Otago, Southland and
Fiordland, southerlies freshening with cold showery weather.</SPAN></FONT><I
style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></P>
<P>1st-2nd: Over the whole N Is, Nelson and Buller, occasional showers but some
fine periods also in Auckland, NP and Masterton, and Dunedin to Winton. In
Marl., Cant, and coastal Otago and Southland, light rain. In Westland, Fiordland
and inland Otago, mainly fine. </P>
<P>3rd-4th:  Rain from Kaitaia to Coromandel. Autumn grass growth vigorous
in Waikato. Occasional showers from Wairarapa southwards, also Gis. and HB.
Mainly dry BoP and S Waikato. For all S Is, mainly fine. Southland, occasional
drizzle. By 4th, rain over all N Is, apart from Dargaville. In W coast of S Is,
cloudy with areas of drizzle. Rest of S Is, mainly dry but overcast. Showers in
N Cant. For Chathams, occasional light showers.</P>
<P>5th-6th:  Large rain amounts in the N Is. but easing in Waikato, BoP,
Manawhatu and Wairarapa although still cloudy throughout. Fresh gusty
southerlies. For S Is, cloudy, Blenheim clearing, rain coming to W coast, Gore
southward light showers, rest mainly dry.<BR><BR>A 24 hour error may apply to
all of the above forecasts, with chances of more skewing of readings around New
moon, apogee and Full moon and perigee.
<BR>---------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR><FONT
color=#0000ff>SNOW REPORT<BR></FONT>On Ruapehu snow is expected 19th and 28th.
In Queenstown colder temperatures may be after July 21st and August 1st-7th.
Detailed snow reports are available for any of the following skifields;
Whakapapa, Turoa, Craigieburn, Lake Coleridge, and Queenstown. Each report
consists of 2 pdfs, one a data report and the other containing graphs of
expected temperatures maximum and minimum, wind speed and expected times and
approximate amounts of precipitation. Cost $25 all up each area. There are
three possible ways to purchase them: Email for details. Overall the season does
not look like it is not going to be the best, with most of August probably a
washout due to warm thawing rains. Email us at <A
href="mailto:ke-@weatherman.co.nz">ke-@weatherman.co.nz</A>
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<BR><FONT color=#0000ff>MOON IN JULY</FONT><BR><FONT color=#000000>7th: New
moon<BR>9th: Apogee<BR>13th: Crossing equator<BR>15th: 1st Q<BR>20th: 
Southern declination<BR>21st: Full moon<BR>22nd: Perigee #2<BR>26th: Crossing
equator<BR>28th: Last Q</FONT></P>
<P>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR><FONT
color=#0000ff>Year By months<BR></FONT>July: drier and warmer for both
islands<BR>Aug: drier and warmer for both islands<BR>Sept: wetter for both,
espec upper N Is, sl-warmer for N Is, sl-cooler for S Is.<BR>Oct: drier for N
Is, wetter for S Is, sl-warmer for N Is, sl-clr for S Is<BR>Nov: av for N Is,
drier for S is, sl-wrmr for N Is, wrmr for S Is<BR>Dec: wetter for N Is, drier
for S Is, sl-clr for N Is, sl-wmr for S Is.<BR> 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR><FONT
color=#0000ff>UK Weather<BR></FONT>Temps should be warm for July 17th-24th then
August 10th-25th (especially Aug 13th-15th). There will probably be a heatwave
in
August.<BR>----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>AUSTRALIA  REPORT</FONT><BR>The August ND, on 2nd,
also should deliver a heap of rain, big dumps in Bega, in Wollongong, not so
heavy in Sydney itself, but the dams in Warragamba may get some from then
onwards until mid August and then again in the last week of August. It
is looking possibly quite dry again from mid Sept-mid Oct, but then more
rain is expected starting with the ND of Oct 23rd and continuing for two weeks.
There also could be more rain through the fourth week in November.</P>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>Other NSW<BR></FONT><FONT
color=#000000>July<BR></FONT><FONT color=#000000>August and beyond<BR>2nd: 
heap of rain, big dumps in Bega, in Wollongong, not so heavy in Sydney but
Warragamba will get a lot from then onwards until mid August and then again in
the last week of August. Dry mid Sept-mid Oct, more rain Oct 23rd and continuing
for two weeks. 4th week in November: more rain..<BR></P></FONT>
<P><FONT color=#0000ff>Other states<BR></FONT><FONT color=#000000>WA: rain
expected for New Norcia 18th and 23-27th. Perth more rain on Tuesday 19th and
then 24th-27th. For Narradale rain on July 25th-31st.<BR>SA: No rain until the
last week in July.<BR>QSLD: Brisbane may see rain 16th-19th then mostly dry till
second week in August. Blackall may see rain around 17 July then none till last
week in August. Dalby may have to wait till end of July and then second week in
August to see their next rain.<BR>TAS: Continuous rain for about 6 days after
24th.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#3300ff>Kyoto Protocol - Where it Really Came From
<BR></FONT><FONT color=#000000>Amidst the talk about the benefits that Kyoto
Protocol is supposed to promote, it is perhaps forgotten especially amongst
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>the Greenies that Kyoto was born in the corridors of
big business. About 20 years ago, Enron basically was an owner and </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>operator of an interstate network of natural gas pipelines. Just
before it went down in flames in 2001, Enron had </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>transformed itself into a billion dollar a day commodity trader,
buying and selling contracts – and their derivatives – to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>deliver natural gas, electricity, internet bandwidth, whatever.
The 1990 Clean Air Act amendments authorized the </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Environmental Protection Agency to put a cap on how much pollutant
the operator of a fossil-fueled plant was allowed to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>emit. In the early 1990s, therefore, Enron had helped establish
the market for – and became the major trader in – EPA’s </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>$20 billion-per-year sulfur dioxide <EM>cap and trade
</EM>program, the forerunner of today's proposed carbon credit trade. This
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>commodity exchange of emission allowances caused
Enron’s stock to rise. What next? How about a carbon dioxide cap </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>and trade program? The only problem was CO2 is not a
pollutant, and therefore the EPA had no authority to cap its </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>emission. But in 1993, almost immediately upon taking office, due
to Al Gore's infatuation with the idea of an international </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>environmental regulatory regime, the Clinton-Gore administration
set up a U.S. initiative to review new projects around the </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>world and issue "credits" of so many tons of annual CO2 emission
reduction. A tradeable system was required under law, </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>which of course was what Enron, already trading pollutant credits,
wanted. So Enron vigorously lobbied Clinton and </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Congress, seeking EPA regulatory authority over CO2. Leaping in,
Enron philanthropists lavished almost $1.5 million on </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>environmental groups that support international energy controls to
reduce so-called global warming. From 1994 to 1996, </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>the Enron Foundation contributed nearly $1 million dollars -
$990,000 - to the Nature Conservancy, whose "Climate </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Change" project promotes global warming theories. Enron executives
worked closely with the Clinton administration to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>help create a scaremongering climate science environment because
the company believed the treaty could provide it with </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>a financial windfall. Enron hired Christopher Horner, a lawyer
that had worked in Senator Liebermann’s Environment </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Committee. Horner was offered a job by Enron, to be director of
Relations with the Federal Government. That was in 1997, </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>before the Kyoto Protocol was drafted. On the second day at the
job he was told that the Number One Objective was to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>obtain an international treaty that would impose cuts in CO2
emissions but allowed, at the same time, trade with emission </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>rights. Horner was informed of the reasons why this was of Enron’s
interest and convenience. Enron had the biggest </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>natural gas production behind Russia’s Gazprom. Enron was making
then a lot of money trading with coal, but they </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>figured out that the profits they would lose with coal would be
more than compensated by the profits derived from its </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>privileged position in other areas. Enron had also bought the
world’s biggest wind power company, GE Wind, from </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>General Electric. They also owned the biggest solar power company
in the world, in society with Amoco (now belonging to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>British Petroleum – BP). Enron then started to finance everything
related to the global warming hype, including grants to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>scientists – but asking some results favorable to their interest -
proof humans were responsible for the excessive </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>emissions of CO2 through fossil fuel burning. <BR>The expressive
term 'Baptist-bootlegger' derives from the days of prohibition. Under
prohibition bootleggers and those </FONT><FONT color=#000000>who transported and
supplied illegal alcohol made fortunes. One such entrepreneur was Joseph Kennedy
whose second </FONT><FONT color=#000000>son, John, became US President in 1961.
The bootleggers had allies in the Baptists and other teetotalists, who believed
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>that alcohol was a deadly threat to the social order,
and had worked for decades to get prohibition onto the statute books.
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>The Baptists provided the political cover and the
bootleggers pocketed the proceeds. Of course the two groups maintained
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>a great social distance from each other. Enron was at
the centre of an awesome Baptist-bootlegger coalition. The rents </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>which Enron energetically sought were truly gargantuan, but could
only be realized if the Kyoto Protocol became </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>established as part of US and international law. Ken Lay, Enron's
CEO saw Enron as not only making billions from sales of </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>the natural gas which was to displace coal as the preferred fuel
under the Kyoto commitments, but he realised that as an </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>international and domestic trader in carbon credits, Enron could
realise hitherto unimagined wealth. Such credits, of </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>course, would only become bankable pieces of paper if governments,
particularly the US Government, established and </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>policed a global policy of de-carbonisation under which a global
tax on carbon was to be enforced. So as the movement to </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>establish the Kyoto Protocol developed momentum, Ken Lay built up
alliances with the green movement including </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Greenpeace. A 1998 letter, signed by Lay and a few other bigwigs
asked President Clinton, in essence, to harm the </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>reputations and credibility of scientists who argued that global
warming was an overblown issue. They were standing in </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Enron's way. The letter, dated Sept. 1, asked the president to
shut off the public scientific debate on global warming, which </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>continues to this date, and nowhere more so than in NZ. In
particular, it requested Clinton to "moderate the political aspects" of this
discussion by appointing </FONT><FONT color=#000000>a bipartisan "Blue Ribbon
Commission." The purpose of this commission was clear - high-level trashing of
dissident </FONT><FONT color=#000000>scientists. Setting up a panel to do this
is simple -- just look at the latest issue of Scientific American, where four
attack </FONT><FONT color=#000000>dogs were called out to chew up Bjorn Lomborg.
He had the audacity to publish a book demonstrating global warming is
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>overblown. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000>Meanwhile Enron commissioned its own internal study of
global warming science. It turned out to be largely in </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>agreement with the same scientists Enron was trying to shut up.
After considering all of the inconsistencies in climate </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>science, the report concluded: "The very real possibility that the
great climate alarm could be a <STRONG>false alarm</STRONG>. The </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>anthropogenic warming could well be <STRONG>less </STRONG>than
thought and favorably distributed." One of Enron's major consultants in
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>that study was NASA scientists James Hansen, who
started the whole global warming mess in 1988 with his bombastic </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>congressional testimony. Recently he published a paper in the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>predicting exactly the same inconsequential amount of warming in
the next 50 years as the scientists that Enron wanted </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>to gag. They were a decade ahead of NASA. True to its plan, Enron
never made its own findings public, self-censoring </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>them while it pleaded with the Bush administration for a cap on
carbon dioxide emissions that it could broker. That </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>pleading continues today -- the remnant-Enron still views global
warming regulation as the straw that will raise it from its </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>corporate oblivion.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000> Everyone knows that a few hundred votes in Florida
tipped the election to George W, but few people are aware that West </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Virginia, normally a Democrat stronghold, went for Bush because
the coal industry in that state decided to back him </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>because he would not endorse Kyoto. Without West Virginia, the
vote in Florida would have made no difference.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000><BR>The investigation into the collapse of Enron will
reveal much more about the intricacies of the Baptist-bootlegger coalition
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>which was promoting the Kyoto cause within the
Republican Party and within US business circles. "Enron stood to profit
</FONT><FONT color=#000000>millions from global warming energy-trading schemes,"
said Mike Carey, president of the Ohio Coal Association and </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>American Coal Coalition. Coal-burning utilities would have had to
pay billions for permits because they emit more CO2 </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>than do natural gas facilities. That would have encouraged closing
coal plants in favor of natural gas or other kinds of </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>power plants, driving up prices for those alternatives. Enron,
along with other key energy companies in the so-called </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Clean Power Group--El Paso Corp., NiSource, Trigen Energy, and
Calpine--would make money both coming and going </FONT><FONT color=#000000>…
from selling permits and, then, their own energy at higher prices. If the Kyoto
Protocol were ratified and in full force, experts estimate that Americans would
lose between $100 billion and </FONT><FONT color=#000000>$400 billion each year.
Additionally, between 1 and 3.5 million jobs could be lost. That means that each
household could </FONT><FONT color=#000000>lose an average of up to $6,000 each
year. That is a lot to ask of Americans just so that large energy companies
might </FONT><FONT color=#000000>profit from a regulatory scheme. 
Moreover, a cost of $400 billion annually makes Enron's current one-time loss of
$6 </FONT><FONT color=#000000>billion look like pocket change. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000>In NZ it may be said that the government has had its own
eye on a potential windfall. It was initially forced </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>to consider the Kyoto Protocol because when the Alliance Party
self destructed and the Labour Party needed the Greens </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>in a hurry for support in Confidence and Supply, the deal demanded
by the Greens was an on-the-spot agreement to GE legislation and </FONT><FONT
color=#000000>Kyoto. The NZ government could see that the GE debate was only
trading in emotionalism and had no financial return, but the carbon credit
trading game looked much more inviting and the smooth-talking promises of
billions to be made from credit-trading with all our trees acting as CO2 sinks
easily turned the NZ politicians' heads. But just as Enron came unstuck mired in
financial ruin and scandal, so too is the Kyoto Protocol looking set to ruin
economies and bring down governments and any players foolish enough to be taken
in. The devil was always in the detail. <BR>"Climate change is a global problem
and a concerted international effort is required to combat it,” Helen Clark said
in 2002. "The Kyoto Protocol is the international community's response to
climate change and New Zealand is playing its part".  This contrasts
strongly with Enron's own internal report expressing doubt that global warming
was real. It is hard to accept that Clark was naive enough not to know that the
Protocol only became real through Enron. Is she is unaware of the
history she is grossly uninformed and should step aside to learn more. If she is
aware then she is irresponsibly leading the NZ taxpayer into an abyss.
</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000>Look out the window. Does anyone see any catastrophe
happening? Can anyone point out which ocean is rising? Despite all the
hype, where 'global warming' is concerned, the Greens have failed to force their
paranoid religion on to the world. Since the Rio Conference in 1992, the Greens
and their camp-following Guardianistas have tried, with Cromwellian zeal, to
employ the threat of 'global warming' to induce Protestant guilt in us all, to
cap growth, to change lifestyles, to attack the car, industry and the Great
Satan of America. Now it is surely time to face the facts: there isn't a
snowflake-in-hell's chance of this altering real life. But the failure of the
Greens is not just with the public. While playing the climate-change card at the
G8 Summit, the final Gleneagles' declaration shows that the leaders of the
developed world have no intention of sacrificing growth and economic success for
an ascetic 'global warming' religion. To quote Michael McCarthy, the environment
editor of the Independent: 'The failed agenda that Greenpeace, Friends of the
Earth, the World Wide Fund for Nature and others were complaining of - that the
US has still not agreed to cut its carbon dioxide emissions - was the green
groups' own agenda, not the British government's. At G8 the idea of capping
'greenhouse gas' emissions was cleverly replaced by an emphasis on technological
innovation and imaginative development. The Kyoto Protocol is effectively dead.
</FONT></P>
<P><FONT color=#000000>refs<BR><A
href="http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2002/Feb/20020226Comm007.asp">http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2002/Feb/20020226Comm007.asp</A><BR><A
href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26124">http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26124</A><BR><A
href="http://www.lavoisier.com.au/papers/articles/EvansEnron.html">http://www.lavoisier.com.au/papers/articles/EvansEnron.html</A>
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href="http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=204">http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=204</A><BR><A
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