For your Easter reading entertainment, following the shock announcement from Toe-paw Council – that global warming will flood TRM (?)… see the previous report. Thank you for your interest in this absorbing unfolding drama. As a
In the interests of the health and safety of inmates, TRM’s research team investigated how long Toe-paw Council have hidden this global warming theory from NZ’s history?. Needless to say, SWMBO is now another “expert” in global warming and climate change. To investigate the flood hazard possible likelihood at TRM She explored back through many centuries to prove that this has been around for a long long time – longer than any written records recorded in NZ. Global warming has been with us since the ice age.
If you consider Her legal defence strategy is a little wacky, it has to be to match the ridiculous Toe-paw Council theory that only TRM will flood from global warming. We cannot explain how other surrounding properties will remain unaffected? As NZ’s laws and legal principles originally arrived on sailing ships from England (with more recent help in clarifying subtle legal interpretation changes by Tuwharetoa) She decided to research there first. All this is necessary to prepare TRM’s case for the Environment Court – to appeal Toe-paw Council’s claim that TRM is in a flood hazard zone due to global warming (?). As TRM’s legal defence budget had already been exceeded SWMBO will act and report on your behalf. Regular readers appreciate She has never ever been found to be wrong. No doubt Council will have an expensive legal team led by a QC as they will need several other consultants on archaeology, history, planning, geography, hydro-engineering, surveying, etc. to question SWMBO’s evidence. Council can afford a big team as ratepayers will be funding them. The Environment Court hearing should last about two months as it has to cover more than just TRM – read on…
The Environment Court
We all know that global warming has continued since the ice age but as there were no legally acceptable records we preferred irrevocable evidence in writing from 1000 years ago. Back then vast inaccessible brackish swamps full of brown trout were the main difference in topography between the English countryside in the 9th century – and what
In modern times, about 50 years ago in Turangi, the Tongariro River was subject to changes from the Tongariro Hydro Power Project involving dams and canals to divert about half the flow via Lake Rotoaira and then through another tunnel to churn the turbines in the Tokaanu Power Station. The result is the flows on the Tongariro are much less than they were. Yet even back then at full
The best local evidence of climate change was unearthed during excavations for the Tokaanu Power Station tail-race. The Ministry of Works (MOW) appointed an archaeologist (Trevor Hosking) to carefully record everything. Much of his discoveries are contained in a book on his life “A Museum Underfoot”. He found villages and many burial sites and artefacts which were carbon dated as
These early moa hunters remains were reburied in an existing cemetery above Tokaanu.
Trevor Hosking’s excavations and research back in 1970 confirmed these first inhabitants were fair skinned with red hair. The possibility of an Environment Court hearing provided the incentive to trace some local fair-skinned red-heads whose DNA can be traced back to the Tokaanu excavations. Their oral family history will confirm the Tongariro flooding pattern back then did not affect TRM. Our research will assist their landmark case being prepared to recover all
Back in the 4th
To complete Her research programme a comprehensive search was taken in rivers far and wide, in unexplored regions in the middle of the North Island as far away from the sea (safe from tsunamis?) as possible in NZ, ending up in small remote rivers west of Owhango at Kaitieke. Despite being distracted by brown trout, ancient stones from long before the pre-
Only now Toe-paw Council decided in their wisdom that the global warming phenomena will not only cause flooding, but they can anticipate flooding in the very spot where I am typing this. Quite amazing vision. TRM has been on this site for over 60 years without any reports of flooding but that is irrelevant according to the council boffins dreaming of future disasters waiting to happen. More peculiar, only TRM will be affected. Those many properties between TRM and the river are apparently exempt. Even adjoining properties will not be affected by global warming floods. Only TRM? Very strange…