Augie Auger former TV3 weatherman and the past professor of atmospheric science at the University of Wyoming, is part of a group of leading climate scientists who have formed the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, aimed at refuting what it believes are unfounded claims about man-made global warming.
He said the whole history of global warming dated back to about the 1980s and he partly blames the media and partly scientists for the fears that have been raised.
Prof Auer said the issue that aroused his particular interest was what farmers called the Fart Tax.
“It was absolutely unfounded in any scientific necessity,” he said.
Then there was the attempt to impose the carbon tax.
“That’s what really got me going because I thought, well wait a minute here, there’s too much of this punitive correction being levelled on populations around the world,” he said.
“Every time you pop a can of pop open and go to pour it out and all the bubbles come up you could be contributing, if you buy into this argument, to the global warming issue because that’s a source of carbon dioxide -That’s how really silly it can get.”
The now defunct carbon tax is what professor Auer is reffering to above. He makes some very strong arguments against the bad sceince of global warming. Whilst the carbon tax was scrapped here it is certainly gaining momentum world wide. The carbon credit scheme from memory is scheduled for 2012 at which point each country must be carbon credit neutral or buy credits from those countries with surplus credits.
A story to follow with interest.