Saturday, January 19, 2019

Mole News


Rugby: Samoan player Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu accuses All Blacks of 'stealing' Maori culture
Outspoken Samoan rugby player Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has accused the All Blacks of 'stealing' Maori culture in an expletive-laden social media post.

"The All Blacks' whole identity is stolen from Maori culture," he says. "The All Blacks aren't doing an Indian dance, they're not doing an Asian dance - they're doing a Maori haka."

Thursday, January 17, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: Environmentalists Fear Trump’s Pick Will Reverse World Bank’s Climate Change Focus








Ocean Warming: Inadequate Data, Unknown Errors

In this newsletter:

1) Environmentalists Fear Trump’s Pick Will Reverse World Bank’s Climate Change Focus
Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times, 15 January 2019 

2) Terence Corcoran: The Battle For A New World Bank President
Financial Post, 12 January 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Matt Ridley: The Pros and Cons of No Deal


Suppose Britain leaves the EU on March 29 with no deal, just a series of last-minute fixes on things such as aviation and data. And suppose it proves to be a fairly damp squib, with a handful of problems, talked up breathlessly by the BBC, but no significant shortages in shops, or disruptions to supply chains.
If that happens, there will be one big benefit to investors and businesses: certainty. Under the prime minister’s deal, we would enter a transition period, during which uncertainty would continue for at least two years, with interminable debates about backstops.

GWPF Newsletter: Heaviest Snowfalls In 100 Years Bring Chaos To Alpine Ski Resorts








Search Starts For New World Bank President

In this newsletter:

1) Heaviest Snowfalls In 100 Years Bring Chaos To Alpine Ski Resorts
The Times, 12 January 2019 
 
2) Snowfall Hasn’t Changed In Nearly 50 Years
Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That, 11 January 2019 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

GWPF Newsletter - China: No More Wind Or Solar If It Can't Beat Coal On Price


Britain's Green Deal Fiasco

In this newsletter:

1) China: No More Wind Or Solar If It Can't Beat Coal On Price
Forbes, 10 January 2018
 
2) China’s Electric Car Companies Slump Amid Reports Of Subsidy Cuts
The Economic Times, 9 January 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Victor Davis Hanson: The Ironies of Illegal Immigration


Protesters carry American and Mexican flags at immigration-reform march.
Mexico does not explain why its citizens wish to leave their birth country — or why they are eager to enter a country ridiculed by the Mexican press and government.

Estimates suggest that there are eleven million to 13 million Mexican citizens currently living in the United States illegally. Millions more emigrated previously and are now U.S. citizens.

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. With Mexico having a population of about 130 million, that amounts to some 44 million would-be immigrants.

Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

Karl du Fresne: The bias you have when you don't know you have it


At the end of each year, dictionaries like to highlight significant new words or phrases that have entered the English language over the previous 12 months.

The Collins English Dictionary declared “single-use” its word of the year for 2018, a year when disposable plastic supermarket bags became a symbol of wasteful consumerism and environmental harm.

Observant readers will note that “single-use” is actually two words, but then so was “fake news”, which was Collins’ word of the year for 2017.

The Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2017 was “youthquake”, which was defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people”.

Bob Edlin: Ministerial appointments monitor – jobs for the boys (and girls)


The government makes appointments to 429 state sector boards and committees every year, according to Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa.  This gives Ministers several opportunities to wield power by making appointments or recommending them, creating a perception that appointments are a form of political patronage.
Ministers proudly announce an array of other appointments, such as judges and overseas envoys.
The past week’s announcements include a batch of diplomatic appointments by Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters.  All the jobs have gone to career diplomats.
Associate Justice Minister Jan Logie drew attention to the first day of work for a Māori advisory group – Te Rōpū – which has been appointed to help transform the whole-of-government response to family violence, sexual violence and violence within whānau.
Did we miss a ministerial announcement of the 10 new appointments?

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Clive Bibby: "I'm all right Jack!" - Really!


Those of you as ancient as me will remember the 1959 British film classic " l'm all right Jack" starring Peter Sellers and a long line of fellow famous British comedy actors in an iconic sendup of the British Industrial scene that had become a battleground between the trade unions and the bosses.
That film was one of the first to expose the British class warfare of the 1960's, 70's and 80's that had virtually brought the nation to its knees. I guess the fact that the film itself was a satirical comedy enabled it to make its point without inflaming the tense standoff that characterised the administrations' of Harold Wilson, Ted Heath and James Callaghan before the advent of Margaret Thatcher almost two decades later.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

GWPF Newsletter: World Bank’s Kim Abruptly Resigns Amid Differences With Trump Over Climate Change








Europe Is Fast-Becoming A Natural Gas Battleground For Russia And The US

In this newsletter:

1) World Bank’s Kim Abruptly Resigns Amid Differences With Trump Over Climate Change
Reuters, 8 January 2019 
 
2) Reminder: GWPF Report Rocks World Bank Meeting As African Nations & U.S. Question Bank’s Green Energy Policy On Poor
The Zimbabwean, 19 October 2017

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

GWPF Newsletter - Happy New Year: Green Energy Policies At Risk As UK Treasury Aims To Cut Energy Costs








UK Temperatures Unchanged For More Than A Decade

In this newsletter:

1) Happy New Year: Green Energy Policies At Risk As UK Treasury Aims To Cut Energy Costs
The Times, 7 January 2018
 
2) UK Temperatures Unchanged For More Than A Decade
Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 4 January 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Barend Vlaardingerbroek: I cancelled my birthday


Yes, you read that right – I cancelled my birthday. There wasn’t one. There was nothing to either celebrate or commiserate on the 11th of December.

“Hey, you can’t do that,” I hear someone saying incredulously.

Oh, can’t I now!

We live in a time when what you are is entirely up to you. Get thee behind me, biological determinism!

GWPF Newsletter: Global Temps Drop For Third Year In A Row








The Top 12 Debunked Climate Scares Of 2018

In this newsletter:

1) Global Temps Drop For Third Year In A Row
Dr Roy Spencer, 2 January 2019

2) 2018 Saw A Global Revolt Against Carbon Taxes & Climate Policies
Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, 31 December 2018

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

GWPF: Top 12 Debunked Climate Scares of 2018








January 2018:  Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

PARIS (AFP) – Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday (Jan 17) which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Melanie Phillips: Who Are the Real Isolationists in America?



Gerry Eckhoff: Conscience and the Euthanasia Bill


When the seismic plates of public opinion grind against each other as they inevitably do over complex social issues such as abortion, prostitution, homosexual law reform, gay marriage, the various political parties employ a conscience vote rather than “whip” their MPs into towing the party line.  The Voluntary Euthanasia Bill is the latest of the social issues where MPs are allowed a so called “free vote”. 

It is important to note that our Parliament has adopted a stance of being secular which means the clear separation of church and state.  No laws can be passed based on privilege or preference being given to any religion or religious grouping.  

GWPF Newsletter: 2018 Will Be The First Year With No Violent Tornadoes In U.S.








The High Cost Of Runaway Climate Alarm

In this newsletter:

1) 2018 Will Be The First Year With No Violent Tornadoes In U.S.
Ian Livingston, The Washington Post, 26 December 2018

2) U.S. Climatologist Counters Climate-Disaster Predictions With Sea-Level Report
Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times, 27 December 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dr. Tim Ball & Tom Harris: Geo-Engineering - Ignoring the Consequences


The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions.

NBC News offered this gem: “A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made ‘volcanic’ eruption” to cool the planet.” Its article proclaimed, “Scientists and some environmentalists believe nations might have to mimic volcanic gases as a last-ditch effort to protect Earth from extreme warming.”

Proposal like this are defined as geo-engineering – trying to artificially modify Earth’s climate to offset what are presented as unnatural events. The problem is, the events they are trying to offset are actually natural events. Any scientist or politician who doesn’t understand that will undoubtedly create worse problems than those they are trying to “fix.”

Clive Bibby: The case for low decile schools


As you might have expected, the current government has dialled up a storm when trying to fix some of the problems with the education system that David Lange's government put in place so many years ago. It was named "Tomorrow's Schools" which, on reflection, was a reasonably apt description for a new approach that included a fair amount of vision plus a huge dollop of common sense.

Sadly, it is or will become obvious that the latest shakeup has little of that much needed ingredient. Instead, it appears to be based solely on satisfying the idealogical persuasion of this administration's extreme left wing sector. Where have we seen that before!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



The NZCPR wishes Breaking Views readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for your interest in our work and for engaging in the debate.

We are taking a break for a couple of weeks but will add new commentary that we think you will enjoy as it comes to hand.

In the meantime, here is a very cool short video which puts world economic growth between 1960 and 2017 into perspective!

Have a great day!