Your weekly friendly reminder the climate crisis is far worse than predicted and why Fortress Aotearoa is the only solution


Exceptionally rare warming above Antarctica may be affecting NZ’s weather

One of the southern hemisphere’s rarest phenomena may be under way in the skies above Antarctica and could be driving New Zealand’s stormy August weather.

Meteorologists are debating whether a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) began earlier this month, putting a wobble into the polar vortex of westerly winds around the Antarctic and allowing freezing air to escape more easily and head towards southern New Zealand.

We are now starting to see the southern polar-vortex wobble the way we have seen it in the North Pole and that could cause incredibly unstable weather patterns for us. This exponential explosion in heat created by human pollution is causing massive erratic mutations in our weather system.

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The news gets worse…

Scientists predict 16m sea level rise even if the Earth stops warming right now

Three million years ago when temperatures were a few degrees warmer than they are now, the seas were 16m higher.

That’s the conclusion of a new study which looked at deposits left in coastal caves inundated during the Pliocene.

“Constraining models for sea level rise due to increased warming critically depends on actual measurements of past sea level,” said researcher Victor Polyak of the University of New Mexico.

“This study provides very robust measurements of sea-level heights during the Pliocene.”

Between 3 million and 3.2 million years ago, temperatures were about 2C to 3C warmer than they were before the Industrial Revolution. 

“The interval also marks the last time the Earth’s atmospheric CO2 was as high as today, providing important clues about what the future holds in the face of current anthropogenic warming,” said University of South Florida geoscience professor Bogdan Onac.

Since the revolution, the Earth’s atmosphere has risen about 1C. If it keeps rising, scientists predict there will be stronger storms, increasingly erratic weather and more droughts.

Sea levels will rise as the ice sheets melt, and due to thermal expansion – warm water takes up more room than cold.

Even if humanity managed to halt the rising temperatures where they are now, the scientists behind the new research say a sea level rise between 5.6m and 19.2m could still happen, based on their measurements.

…and this is all happening far faster than the predictions…


Parts of Europe are warming faster than climate models have predicted, with the continent experiencing a spike in the number of days with extreme heat, scientists have said.

According to a study published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters, the continent has experienced a series of “high-impact heat extremes,” over the past two decades as the world warms.

A team of researchers led by Ruth Lorenz from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, found that on average the number of days with extreme heat and heat stress—a measure combining temperature and humidity—in Europe more than tripled between 1950 and 2018, while extremely hot days have become warmer by 2.3 degrees Celsius (4.14 degrees Fahrenheit.)

The study also found that European summers have become hotter overall while winters also warmed and saw a 50 percent reduction in extreme cold days over the course of the study period. Furthermore, cold extremes have warmed by more than 3 degrees Celsius, according to the researchers.

The team say that cold and hot extremes have warmed at about 94 percent of weather stations, indicating that the rises were caused by a warming climate, not natural variability.

“Even at this regional scale over Europe, we can see that these trends are much larger than what we would expect from natural variability. That’s really a signal from climate change,” Lorenz said in a statement.

The latest findings come during a summer which has seen heat records smashed in Europe. France recorded its hottest day ever—46 degrees celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit)—near the southern city of Montpellier on June 28 during a heatwave which struck the continent at the end of that month, according to Meteo-France.

…the current political spectrum in New Zealand can not radically adapt fast enough to adopt the changes we must make if we are to survive what is coming. It will require a radical Political Movement that elects a Party to implement Fortress Aotearoa…

  • Move away from intensive farming and look to become domestically self sustainable in terms of food.
  • Immediately ban all water exports
  • 5 year Parliamentary term.
  • Upper and Lower House (Upper House 50-50 split between Māori & Pakeha that can hold up legislation if unhappy about Treaty issues)
  • Massive investment into R&D from Government with the understanding research is to benefit NZ first before sold offshore.
  • Large scale increase in Navy, Army & Airforce.
  • Mass limiting of tourism numbers with increased tourist taxes.
  • Only citizens can vote.
  • Sustainable immigration and an end to exploitative migrant workers.
  • Resettlement Programms for all pacific island neighbours.
  • Increase refugee in take to 10000 per year
  • Fully funded public services.
  • Mass Green housing rebuild.
  • 100% renewable energy for entire country.
  • Massive tree planting across previous farming land.
  • Wholesale re-write of state services act to end commercial values.
  • Investment into basic pharmaceutical production.
  • Financial transaction tax
  • Wealth tax
  • Multinational tax
  • Inheritance tax

As the climate crisis unfolds more and more people in fury will turn against the current political system too wedded to the economic profits margins of the polluters. It is just a matter of time before the NZ electorate rejects the limitations of the current political spectrum.

The revolution is coming whether you are personally ready for it or not.


  1. “Meteorologists are debating whether a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) began earlier this month, putting a wobble into the polar vortex of westerly winds around the Antarctic and allowing freezing air to escape more easily and head towards southern New Zealand.”
    From what I have read recently the temperature in the stratosphere rises with altitude; reversing the trend in the troposphere. Then above the troposphere in the very thin mesosphere it really gets hot , thousands of degrees C at some times depending on the sun’s activity and whether it’s day or night on that side. Unusual heat in the stratosphere is from outside, solar high frequency radiation incoming, not trapped low frequency radiation from the earth. This is evidence that if we are warming it is not associated with CO2 emissions ,not evidence that it is.
    D J S

  2. I see on your list that the armed forces would need to be beefed up would that be to stop the riots and other civil unrest your Draconian measures could lead to . There is only so much tax people can pay as Margaret Thatcher found when she tried to introduce the poll tax. A 5 year term would be great if your party was in power but what if they are not?. At the moment it is very unlikely a party is ousted after 1 3 year term so in effect they have 6 years to prove themselves

    • Not quite. NZDF defends against the mikitarization of Antartica, poachers and organised crime, climate change and civil unrest abroad.

      The capabilities that I would recommend reintroducing is a third light infantry battalion for an increased operational tempo with a focuse on the above.

      The ability to run a blockade with 4 future frigates up from the 2 frigate we have now, and to defend our airspace and approaches by sea with an air combat wing of our own plus some sort of science department that we can dump millions of dollars into top secret research and development. And by of our own I mean we manufacture those things our selves with workers of our own.

      One of the supposed benefits of getting everyone involved in working for or being associated with work that goes towards the military and the police is that people don’t rise up in revolution against the organisation that’s paying the bills. Of course the danger is that militarised police states can very easily turn authoritarian so the more we hold human rights and free speech and freedom to protest and all the other freedoms as absolute then I think we will survive no matter what comes and maybe even thrive if you’re on to it enough.

    • Ha ha! That’s the first time and I hope the last that the UK Poll Tax is held up as an example of trying to get people/the rich to pay “too much tax”! It was an attempt to massively shift even more of the tax burden onto the poor, that’s why it was finally defeated!

  3. If there is a solution it no longer rests with politicians. They have shown again and again they are indifferent in large part to the climate crisis we now face. Its going to require people unite and demand change from the business entities causing the crisis globally. Its down to us to make it happen.

  4. How does R&D actually work those Rocket Lab people who got R&D then flogged it off to the Yanks… how does that work, you get given money from the taxpayers, you make money and then you sell the kit and kaboodle off shore… Really.

    • Oh big fucken yawn. Satakite data taken from the 90’s was literally the first civilian satellites put in to orbit so they made big huge mistakes. We’ve since corrected those mistakes so that the satellite imiagery used today don’t have those errors. And fuck climate change denier.

  5. We need politicians to grow balls simple as that or learn to breathe underwater, silly politicians as they are mostly just ‘hollow vessels/people’.

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