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In Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 1:52 am

Dear Jeremy, is there a particular reason I was not offered ‘right of reply’ to the personal attacks in the letters to the editor column? It seemed alright for some last year, why not me?
As regards the following letter I would like to sign-off – if I may be so demanding – on any editing. Ian removed the guts of my last piece and this is not acceptable any more.

to the editor,

Dear Sir,
Lured from his lair your environmental reporter Martin Gibson gave reason, science and the planet a slap in the face. “…cross of orthodoxy….vampire of available evidence…..unelected world government pre-cursors and associated global taxes….”. His piece goes on.

There is a case to be made regarding Martins mounting fervent belief in the political and scientific communities self-interested campaign  to rort and defraud the people of the world and Big Business.

His null and void approach to peer reviewed research is irresponsible. We need better journalism from this died-in-the-wool climate-change skeptic.

Meanwhile the rest of the trolls under this bridge – that we must all cross together – are stirred.
Their refusal to negotiate the future through science is so troglodyte and inhuman that they almost belong to another species. One that would consume the world to attain their rapture – at the expense of us all.

Our unreasonable human-caused global climate change through warming is an evolutionary concept which is measurable and therefore refused out of hand  by the unscientific creationists.
Yours sincerely, Conor Jeory

In Uncategorized on January 26, 2010 at 1:48 am
This from the local environment reporter in the letters to the editor
There’s always melting . . . and freezing!

Ah Conor Jeory, if we don’t believe in free speech for those we disagree with, we don’t believe in it at all.Is it really ’embarrassing, pointless and criminal’ for Gisborne people who don’t worship at the altar of climate change orthodoxy to be given a voice?

Contrary to what you might think, the ‘dangerously out of step’ do read about climate change, but we also read evidence sparsely covered by corporate media, because we trust ourselves to form our own opinions.

Perhaps you feel uneasy going ‘off-piste’ in search of your world view, but there are plenty of others who would happily weigh available evidence and reach their own conclusions.

Your shrill tone suggests ‘latest research’ on permafrost melting in the Arctic (unlikely at this time of the year) is not enough of a cross of orthodoxy to wave at the vampire of available evidence. Your shriek for the wooden stake of censorship is a natural reflex, but relax – climate is a dynamic system.

There’s always melting and there’s always freezing. Arctic ice melts every year, which makes for alarming pictures, but it freezes every year, which (like record Antarctic ice) is not so spectacular and not covered with the same hysteria.

There’s never a shortage of ‘Four legs good, two legs bad!’ issues for the piously half-informed to bleat about, and I promise you’ll be given a new one soon.

Large chunks of the case for runaway global warming from anthropogenic CO2 collapsed like spring ice some time ago, and I for one am proud to be on record questioning that hypothesis, and the unelected world government precursors and associated global taxes and bureaucrats it has been used to justify.

To anticipate your next concern; I’m not saying there’s nothing to worry about – our native flora and fauna need protection and expanded habitat.

I don’t ‘blithely destroy fauna’.

I just don’t see any point bankrupting this country through quixotic carbon taxes on agriculture no other country pays, nor any point in bankrupting our district by planting unharvestable pines on the basis of a null hypothesis.

Martin Gibson

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2010 at 1:57 am
Saturday, 16 January, 2010 9:48 AM
“jeremymuir” <jeremy.muir@gisborneherald.co.nz>
Sending you this so Ians cuts are recorded here.
Dear Sir,
Latest research from the Arctic. The permafrost is melting and releasing its stored methane.
This year we will now consider it irresponsible for this paper to publish its regular climate-change deniers as you do.
A.Nichol, M.Ferris, C.Bauld – these writers you encourage are dangerously out of step and so ignorant in the science, so wilfully dumb in their attitudes that it is embarrassing, pointless and criminal for this paper to give them voice and to shelter their mind-set.
Find some writers who read, please.
Find some columnists who can write and don’t want to hurt other people, terrorise animals or blithely obliterate fauna the way these clowns are so proud to do.
Yours sincerely, Conor Jeory
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and what got published 5 days later with this shitty Beware! heading

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Beware! Permafrost melting

Latest research from the Arctic. The permafrost is melting and releasing its stored methane.

This year we will now consider it irresponsible for this paper to publish its regular climate-change deniers as you do.

These writers are dangerously out of step and so ignorant in the science, so wilfully dumb in their attitudes that it is embarrassing, pointless and criminal for this paper to give them voice and to shelter their mind-set.

Find some writers who read, please.

Find some columnists who can write and don’t want to hurt other people, terrorise animals or blithely obliterate fauna the way they seem so proud to do.

Conor Jeory