The backlash against National's amended Emissions Trading Scheme is continuing, but the ruling party seems unfazed by the negative reaction from critics on both the left and the right.
National managed this week to pass its version of a multi-billion dollar ETS, after buying the support of the Maori Party when the ACT Party wouldn't offer its votes.
Meanwhile ACT leader Rodney Hide has called for an investigation into whether New Zealand's NIWA fiddled its data, in a Kiwi Climategate of its own.
These leaked emails from the UK's Climate Research Unit revealed the lengths the UN's select group of scientists are prepared to go to, in order to protect their crumbling theories of man-made climate change, by falsifying data, peer-reviewing each other's work, and using bully tactics to discredit anyone who disagrees with their story.
Whale Oil notes that the NZ Herald has finally decided to give the saga a comprehensive airing - complete with excerpts from the dodgy emails - after largely ignoring it for the last week (along with certain NZ TV networks).
The climate crusaders are desperately hoping Climategate won't affect their plans at the Copenhagen talks, after working to 'stack the deck' with one-worlders who will push a global governance agenda under the pretext of climate change.
The Flu Case reports Lykke Friis has been appointed by the Danish government to chair the United Nations' climate change summit in Copenhagen in December.
(She replaces Bilderberg member Connie Hedegaard, who has conveniently been nominated for the new job of Climate Commissioner for the European Union, overseeing the EU's planned emissions cuts programme, aimed at kneecapping western economies in Europe).
Ms Friis is a member of the Trilateral Commission, which bills itself as a "non-governmental, policy-oriented discussion group". It was founded by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski, and despite its claims to the contrary, has a known agenda of creating and promoting a one-world government.
The Commission's philosophy is pro-Marxist and pro-socialist. It is against the idea of national sovereignty and governing frameworks like the US Constitution, which only get in the way of creating the New World Order.
Another Bilderberg member, Herman Van Rompuy, recently became president of the EU, seen as a 'building block' in the move towards a one-world government.
Van Rompuy called 2009 the "first year of global governance", and said the “climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet.” He also announced this month a plan to implement EU-wide taxes, which would be paid directly to the EU head office in Brussels.
Lord Christopher Monckton (a former science adviser to Margaret Thatcher) says the real purpose of the Copenhagen conference "is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government".
The one-worlders have already drafted a climate-change treaty, which they will encourage politicians to sign in Copenhagen.
The draft text includes the provision to set up a trans-national "government", which would have the power to "directly intervene in the financial, economic, tax and environmental affairs of all the nations that sign the Copenhagen treaty."
Developed countries will be forced to pay an "adaptation debt" (of up to US$140 billion a year by 2020), theoretically to support "climate change mitigation" in the developing world. One suggested option is a global levy of 2% on international financial market transactions by industrialised countries.
In a recent interview on Australian radio, Lord Christopher Monckton warned of "the powers that are going to be given to this entirely unelected government that are so frightening."
Lord Monckton also warned Americans that "in the next few weeks, unless you stop it, your president will sign your freedom, your democracy and your prosperity away forever."
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key isn't planning to attend the summit in Copenhagen, but unfortunately National's resident misguided tree-hugger Nick Smith is flying there, under the guise of "Climate Change Issues Minister".
Hopefully Smith and other politicians can resist the urge to sign away the freedom (and incomes) of their respective populations.
* Watts Up With That (Excellent Climate Change blog that broke the ClimateGate story)
* TBR.cc - NZ’s NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking
* TBR.cc - The Day The Science Died...
* NZ Herald - A climate scandal, or is it just hot air?
* The Wall Street Journal - Has Anyone Read the Copenhagen Agreement? U.N. plans for a new 'government' are scary
* The Flu Case - Trilateralist Replaces Bilderberger to Chair Copenhagen Summit
And if you haven't seen this video clip taken from Lord Monckton's recent speech, take 4 minutes to watch it now and educate yourselves on the frightening plan by the Communist one-worlders.
A dire warning to Americans - and everyone else in the world - about what the United Nations' Climate Change Treaty actually means...
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