I Declare a Beer Shortage Emergency!

Ever since the selection of the CoL, New Zealand’s population has suffered a blitzkrieg of the IPCC climate change farce.  There is absolutely no scientific proof of this anthropogenic global warming alarmist hypothesis that calls for a “Climate Emergency”, yet we are told again and again: “the debate is over” and “the science is settled”. Because we are not allowed further debate, it means that in this case ‘science’ has become ideology.

Prior to our Little Ice Age during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonised Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer than it is today. It was also warmer during Roman times, long before fossil fuels revolutionised civilisation.

We are continually told that CO2 is a “toxic pollutant” that must be curtailed when in fact it is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas, present at 400 parts per million of the global atmosphere, and is the most important food for life on earth. Without CO2 above 150 parts per million, all plants would die and so would most animals on earth, including humans.

At 400 parts per million our food crops, forests, and natural ecosystems are apparently still on a starvation diet for CO2. One wing of the scientific community promotes the IPCC “Climate Change CO2 warming” danger line. Other scientists and researchers promote the positive impact of the small increase in CO2 over the past 50 years, because apparently increased CO2 means that plants don’t need as much water, so our deserts can become lusher.

I am not a scientist however, that sounds pretty darn good to me as we, by our very existence, have absolute and historically validated proof that CO2 is vital for life on earth and plants need CO2 for photosynthesis. Despite this we still have the doomsayers using the climate to justify a ‘war’ on CO2: to instil fear, increase taxes and control our everyday lives.

The Greens have labelled ‘weather’ or ‘climate change’ our enemy. What  a terrible, fictitious burden to indoctrinate our children with.

I say that remaining alive on the earth would be a lot more difficult without CO2, and having a little more of it could be very positive in helping us to feed the world and enhance the planet’s green ecology.

The NZ parliament and most local councils are threatening to hobble our economy with a ‘climate emergency’. Why is this happening when much larger ­nations take a ‘pass’ by making pious pronouncements and then doing absolutely nothing?

When will the New Zealand people wake up and take notice? The seriousness of needing more CO2, was most evident when the lack of CO2 in Europe, due to the shutdown of ammonia plants, contributed to the beer shortage for the 2018 European world cup celebrations.

Will the natural fermentation process that allows CO2 production also be taxed or perhaps even banned? Do we need to immediately call ‘a beer shortage emergency’?

My ‘beer in jest analogy’ relates to the USA alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and early 30s, to exemplify how activists and politicians shifted the Overton window enough that the banning of alcohol was ‘acceptable’ to the general public. In actuality, it later turned out that very few of the public wanted their alcoholic tipple taken away.

Today, similarly, the politicians are wanting to move the Overton window, by hysterically calling the AGW scam a ‘CRISIS’. This enables the politicians to gain more power and garner extra tax, thereby eroding taxpayers’ rights and pushing more ‘deplorables’ into dependency on the state.

Let’s adjust that window back to include democratic common sense.