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  Reply # 1840992 8-Aug-2017 11:41
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I intend to add a V12 car to my current 4 cylinder and suoercharged V8 selection. Luckily I also have two 200hp 6 cylinder diesel motors in my boat that I can run at will, even without bothering to leave the marina, such fun.

 

 

 

I am doing all I can to maximise my carbon footprint!

 

 

 

But the bloody planet keeps outproducing my output by 96.6%. Still, gotta try don't ya!


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  Reply # 1840995 8-Aug-2017 11:45
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Now .... where's my popcorn?


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  Reply # 1840996 8-Aug-2017 11:45
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frednz:

 

floydbloke:

 

I've just invested some money in some more forestry (works out to owning about 3000 trees).  Does that count?

 

 

Yes, I would say that counts if it helps NZ to increase its number of trees. Can you give any more details about this investment?

 

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We use Forest Enterprises  .  They do all the work, we just paid the money.  Initially in 1997 we invested in a forest from scratch, with an upfront payment and a yearly running cost, which is now $0, and just last week we invested in another already established one on the secondary market.  Both are due to harvest in 2024 and we'll be cashing up, it's a retirement investment for us (at current log prices looking to return about 8% p/a compounded after tax).  However, once felled and cleared the land will be replanted with the next iteration.

 

 

 

ETA: The yearly maintenance and admin costs are covered by the carbon credits that the forest earns, so our net annual payment is $0.





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  Reply # 1841010 8-Aug-2017 12:18
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I regularly incinerate household rubbish in an open air oil drum, and I'm saving to buy a large diesel vehicle that can "Roll Coal" ;-P





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  Reply # 1841016 8-Aug-2017 12:23
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I purchased a new Audi diesel because it has one of the best emission standards in the world!

 

 

 

Wish I could afford a Tesla S EV, would be even better for the environment.

 

 




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  Reply # 1841018 8-Aug-2017 12:24
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Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?


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  Reply # 1841020 8-Aug-2017 12:28
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I drive my car as little as possible.

 

I don't use plastic cups/plates/forks/spoons as possible as possible.

 

I walk or cycle as much as possible.


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But I tells you, far more than individuals, industries are the one causing the most pollution.

 

Even seen an unboxing video of something on youtube? Every thing is wrapped in as much plastic as possible. If you have an office that has delivery of stuff, it will generate a mountain of waste. Hotels. Restaurants. Offices. Hospitals. Airlines. Tour groups. Bicycle races. Olympics. Universities. Etc etc etc


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  Reply # 1841022 8-Aug-2017 12:30
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What you and I do ... a drop in the ocean compared to these corporate wastes.


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  Reply # 1841024 8-Aug-2017 12:34
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Geektastic: Nothing. I'm not concerned.

 

For the sake of the FUG, I will let others fill in what I think about people with your attitude.

 

 





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  Reply # 1841025 8-Aug-2017 12:35
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frednz:

 

Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

I think it has more to do with less sand on the beach.


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I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?





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  Reply # 1841027 8-Aug-2017 12:36
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MikeB4:

 

As a nation we need to stop clear felling forests and carrying out selective logging. 

 

 

Forests are clear felled then replanted. Its how it works. The amount of plantation forestry is increasing in the country.

 

Selective logging of our natives is done under licence and can be beneficial for forests to regenerate themselves.


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  Reply # 1841033 8-Aug-2017 12:42
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frednz:

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

 

 

Heard of plate tectonics and erosion at all?

 

East coast going up and west coast going down with a little bit of south to north movement on the as well.

 

How much closer to the North Island is Cape Campbell now compared to last year? Was that climate change as well?

 

 

 

What was once seabed is now land and at some stage will be seabed again, while current seabed becomes land.




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  Reply # 1841034 8-Aug-2017 12:43
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kobiak:

 

I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?

 

 

Cycling to work is a good option and you can buy rechargeable electric cycles to help you get there faster.

 

I'm sure farting less counts if you're a cow, and we need to talk strongly to them about this.


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