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Why Isn’t Beer Sold in Plastic Bottles?

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Sum total of @jamespeshaw’s knowledge of the cost of #globalwarming after one year in office! @EricCrampton

I drew a blank when I asked a year ago whether the minister for climate change knew the cost of global warming to the New Zealand economy as a percentage of GDP. After one year, the sum total of his knowledge of the cost of global warming as a percentage of GDP is a passing reference in the Zero-Carbon Bill consultation documents.

From page 34 https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Climate%20Change/Zero-Carbon-Bill-Economic-Analysis-Report-FINAL.pdf

The only information he has on the cost of global warming as a percentage of the GDP of New Zealand is information I supplied to him.

Like all good science, the global warming hypothesis strictly forbids certain things such as a 2 decade long pause in warming!?

From http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-hans-von-storch-on-problems-with-climate-change-models-a-906721.html interview with United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author Hans von Storch