Saturday, November 8, 2008

Flat Earth NZ chapter reaches out to climate skeptics

Communique #1

(click on letter to view full size)

[Originally Published; 20th April 2008 ]

We at the Flat Earth Society have spent so many years out in the cold, shunned by Government, science and most of society.

But on Friday night a glimmer of hope appeared for us in the form of the climate sceptic group, the NZ Climate Science Coalition. They were hosting a talk by the Australian climate sceptic (and stratigraphist which is about rock layering) Bob Carter, at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron in Auckland.

We couldn't afford the dinner, so we got a little appeal letter together for the good chaps of the NZCSC.

We dressed in the outfits from our favourite time – the medieval warm period – and went off down to Westhaven.

Our appeal goes like this: The myth that the earth is round has been the result of a sustained conspiracy by both Governments and the likes of NASA for centuries. Flat Earthers like us have continued the battle, but we've been a lone voice.

We've noticed the same sort of line is coming from the climate skeptics. They, too, see the huge conspiracy by the IPCC and world governments who are trying to tell them that climate change is real and has already begun. So why not get the two organizations together? Why not join forces? This was the intention of our outing.

So how did we get on? The reaction was largely one of confusion, with a both hilarity and anger in equal doses.

People thought we were protestors - HELL, NO, we said – we seek solidarity, we said! We are reaching out in friendship! Some really didn't believe us. Terry Dunleavy (of the international climate science coalition fame] was, for some reason, apoplectic.

It was a real shame we didn't get to see Bob Carter – as an expert in stratigraphy, (rock layers), we thought he'd be quite au fait with a number of our arguments and could be very useful to our cause.

Don Brash was there - which wasn't very surprising. We had already noted how uncomfortable he was (along with a number of other members of the national party, including its leader) with the concept of global warming. It must be a relief that he no longer has to pretend to care.


Greg said...

Dear Flat Earth Society,

We the Art Researchers Coalition against Climate Change would also like to draw attention to a letter written by our honary member Svend Hendriksen, who bravley stands in the face of IPCC oppression.

Please note that our brothers at the Climate Science Coalition, also support our cause by way of hyperlink.

Must any brother of a brother be to a brother of ours?

Please rejoice in our solidarity.

Signed insincerely,

Bob Hagglestein,
Inaugral founder of the Art Researchers Coalition against Climate Change.

Zarquon said...

Quick, get the Pastafarians on the horn. Make this big!

-- bi, International Journal of Inactivism

Zarquon said...

(For the uninitiated: The Pastafarians.)


-- bi, International Journal of Inactivism

Nick said...

you people are so predictable. had you thought about a writing screenplays for hollywood?


Actually back in 1974 I wrote and performed a solo play about the fact that the earth is flat.

Alas, nobody came :(
I wept uncontrollably on stage for half an hour.

Like I said in our letter, we know exactly how you guys feel and just want to reach out a hand and say... its ok...
its ok...

its ok to believe in mad things all on your own Nick.

Indeed it was a low point for the F.E.S.

But we're back!
we're back and we're with you all the way!

Stay strong my sceptic friend

Nathanial Pipe-Blower
Flat Earth Society NZ

Zarquon said...

Open Letter to All Galilean Freedom-Lovers

Dear Ms. Marohasy, Mr. Watts, Mr. Brash, Mr. Pielke Sr., Mr. Pielke Jr., Mr. McIntyre, et al. et al. et al.,

I deeply regret to observe that, despite your reporting of the "global cooling to 2015" story, you have failed to make any mention in your blog of Heartland Institute’s recent list of scientists who have cast doubts on global warming. Here is a sample of the list, available via

... Rahmstorf, Stefan, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany; Randall, David, A., NASA; Ratto, N., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Raymo, Maureen, MIT; Reeh, Niels, Technical University of Denmark; Reynolds, C.P., University of Waikato, New Zealand; Richard, Y., University of Cape Town, S. Africa; Richter, D.K., Ruhr-University, Germany; Rietti-Shati, M., Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel; Rind, David, NASA; Ritz, C., French National Center for Scientific Research; Roberts, Neil, Loughborough University of Technology, UK; Rodrigo, F.S., University of Almerla, Spain; Roth, Kurt, University of Heidelberg, Germany; Rouault, M., University of Bourgogne, France; Ruddiman, William F., University of Virginia; Running, Steven E., University of Montana; Sabade, S.S., Indian Institute of Meteorology; Sagarin, R.D., University of California/Santa Barbara; Salinger, M. J., National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New; Zealand; Sanchez Goni, M.F., University of Bordeaux; Sarnthein, Michael, University of Kiel, Germany; Sass, Louis C., III, Colorado College; Sawada, Michael, University of Ottawa; Saxe, Henrik, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural School of Denmark; Schilman, Bettina, Geological Survey of Israel; Schmidt, Gavin J., University of Virginia; Schmith, Torben, Danish Meteorological Institute; Schoell, Martin, Chevron Petroleum Technology Co.; Schuster, P.F., USGS; Schweingruber, F.H., Swiss Federal Research Institute; Servant, Marie, Orstom, France; Servant-Vildary, Simone, French National Museum of Natural History; Severinghaus, Jeffrey P., Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Shaviv, Nir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Shemesh, Aldo, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel; Shen, Pu Yu, University of Western Ontario; Shindell, Drew T., NASA; Shoji, H., Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan; Showers, William, North Carolina State; Siddoway, Christine, Colorado College; Sidorova, O.V., Sukachev Institute of Forest, Russia; Sigman, Daniel M., Princeton University; Simmons, A.D., University of Leeds; Slingo, Anthony, Hadley Centre, UK; Smith Ronald Lewis, British Antarctic Survey; Smith, Raymond C., University of California/Santa Barbara; Soden, Brian, J., NOAA; Sohlenius, Gunnar, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology; Sonechkin, Dmitry M., Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russia; Soon, Willie, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Atmospheric Research; Sousa, A., University of Sevilla; Southward, A.J., Marine Biological Association; Spaulding, W. Geoffrey, University of Arizona; Stammerjohn, Sharon, University of California/Santa Barbara; Steffenson, J.P., University of Copenhagen; Stockton, Charles W., University of Arizona; Stone, John, University of Washington; Street-Perrott, Alayne A., Oxford University; Stuiver, Minze, University of Washington; Sturm, Matthew, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research; Sud, Y.C., Goddard Institute; Sugden, David E., University of Edinborough, Scotland; Sun, Weizhen, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Susskind, Joel, Goddard Institute; Sveinbjornsdottir, A.E., University of Iceland; Svenared, O., University of Stockholm; Svensmark, Hendrik, Danish Space Research Institute; Tape, Kenneth, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research; Tappa, Eric, University of South Carolina; Thomas, Chris D., University of Leeds; Thompson, L.G., Ohio State; ...

As a concerned citizen and defender of freedom and all that it stands for, I have a few questions I need to ask. May I know why you are being silent on the Heartland 500 list, and the oppression from the scientific inquisiton against the academics that are mentioned on the list? Has your good self been intimidated by the forces of the Left into keeping quiet as well? Is your blog now selling out to the freedom-destroying agenda of Al Gore?

I would appreciate it if you can offer me answers to my humble questions. Thank you.

-- Frank Bi, International Journal of Inactivism,

Jake Rigby said...

Thank you for making me laugh my ass off - I broke my finger yesterday and was feeling a little down. I think you guys might actually be serious!!?? Have you read Darwin? That would REALLY blow your mind!

Nathanial Pipe Blower said...

Darwin!? *pfft! Anyone who sits around all day measuring chaffinches beaks is a complete nutter!

bi -- International Journal of Inactivism said...

A heads-up.

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