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To & From New Zealand: Double Act of Eco-Terrorism

Posted by feww on December 3, 2008

STOP flying to, or importing food from New Zealand because you are committing a double act of eco-terrorism!

If you are flying to New Zealand

If you are one of the 2.6 million tourists who fly to New Zealand each year to hike the deadly mountain paths, swim the toxic lakes, or watch whales and dolphins death throes, you are committing a double act of eco-terrorism:

1. You contribute to burning an estimated 3.2 billion gallons of fuel flying in and out of New Zealand. [Each liter of fuel produces about 2.4 kg of CO2 or 8.8 kg/U.S. gallon ~ 19.4 pounds/U.S. gallon.]

2. You destroy the marine ecosystems and harm the creatures you come in contact with.


New Zealand: A cesspool of Toxic Sludge. Photo Credit: NZ Greens [Note: No implied endorsement of NZ Greens is intended.]

If you are importing food from New Zealand

3. A 1kg (2.2lb) bag of New Zealand kiwifruit (in any of its cadmium, arsenic, lead, mercury… or organochlorine falvors), or any other food imported from New Zealand, produces about 12.3kg (~ 27.1lb) of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent gases) pollution flying to the US, or 16.3kg (~ 36lb) of CO2e to Europe.

4. The pressure in New Zealand to produce food for export has turned the country into a giant sewage dump. “Hundreds of millions of tons of agricultural waste and farm runoffs are discharged into the lakes and coastal waters, and millions of tons of methane gas are released to the environment each year.” Extensive dead zones regularly appear off the coasts of New Zealand. Both  NZ and Australia are major sources of industrial agriculture as well as sheep and cattle factory farming. “New Zealand cattle and sheep also produce methane emissions equivalent to 33 million tons of carbon dioxide each year.

An excerpt from: Truth About ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ Advertising Campaign

New Zealand is the size of Colorado yet it hosts up to 94 million farm animals (livestock excluding poultry), which discharge an estimated 300 million tons of effluent to the environment each year. New Zealand’s intensive animal industries produce about 4 times more manure than they could safely use as fertilizer. [The leftover is discharged or washed off into NZ coastal waters.]

We import food from New Zealand … even though it makes no sense from a planetary standpoint. —Physicist James E. Hansen

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12 Responses to “To & From New Zealand: Double Act of Eco-Terrorism”

  1. edmundironside said

    https://newzeelend.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/tourism-responsible-for-8-percent-of-greenhouse-gases/

    Foreword: We import food from New Zealand … even though it makes no sense from a planetary standpoint. —Physicist James E. Hansen

    Sent by a reader in Sydney
    Tourism is responsible for a twelfth of world greenhouse gas emissions

    Emissions from tourism were found to be highest in the United States, China, Germany and India, according to a review of 160 nations led by the University of Sydney researchers and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

    Flights, hotels, food and production of souvenirs, accounted for emission of the equivalent of 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2013, the latest data available [tourism has been growing at an annual rate of about 4 percent since. Editor] or 8 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gases, up from 3.9 billion in 2009, according to the report.
    The carbon footprint of global tourism

    By Manfred Lenzen, et al. Published by Nature Climate Change (2018) doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0141-x

    Abstract

    Tourism contributes significantly to global gross domestic product, and is forecast to grow at an annual 4%, thus outpacing many other economic sectors. However, global carbon emissions related to tourism are currently not well quantified. Here, we quantify tourism-related global carbon flows between 160 countries, and their carbon footprints under origin and destination accounting perspectives. We find that, between 2009 and 2013, tourism’s global carbon footprint has increased from 3.9 to 4.5 GtCO2e, four times more than previously estimated, accounting for about 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Transport, shopping and food are significant contributors. The majority of this footprint is exerted by and in high-income countries. The rapid increase in tourism demand is effectively outstripping the decarbonization of tourism-related technology. We project that, due to its high carbon intensity and continuing growth, tourism will constitute a growing part of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

    If you are flying to New Zealand

    “If you are one of the 2.6 million tourists who fly to New Zealand each year to hike the deadly mountain paths, swim the toxic lakes, or watch whales and dolphins death throes, you are committing a double act of eco-terrorism:

    You contribute to burning an estimated 3.2 billion gallons of fuel flying in and out of New Zealand. [Each liter of fuel produces about 2.4 kg of CO2 or 8.8 kg/U.S. gallon ~ 19.4 pounds/U.S. gallon.]
    You destroy the marine ecosystems and harm the creatures you come in contact with.”

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  3. Nuke the mothas said

    [Edited. Moderator]

    • feww said

      You know you can’t do that!
      What you can do, however, is persuading the consumers to buy food that is produced locally, and educate the tourists against long-distance travel.

  4. Lila said

    [Comment edited. See Editorial Policy.]

    [If you tell us how crazy / brainless you really are, we may reconsider your future comments for publication.]

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  6. Kelvin Broad said

    [Jingoistic, disingenuous and unintelligent. Comment rejected: FEWW]

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