Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Opportunity Knocks.




The current crisis in the health of people who rent houses and are being struck down with pneumonia, seem to all be in the Auckland region.

Questions:
If it is down to cold and damp, why are Invercargill people apparently not dying.
If it is suddenly so bad how is it suddenly the fault of the Key gummint
If it is high rainfall and high humidity how is it manifesting only in Auckland.

I am certain the coldest I have ever been was at Field-days c1990 with scotch mist and inspite of full thermals,  wool jersey over bush shirt, swandri, beanie, saddletweed trousers, thick sox and redbands, all under a new oilskin full coat this then very fit and healthy man was threatened with hypothermia.

So the challenge for some intrepid wannabe journalist is to leave off the repeating of the vacuous spin from pressers, take time out and indulge yourself.
Success will look great on a CV.

1 comment:

JC said...

According to Wikipedia (via NIWA) Auckland is..

"According to the NIWA, Auckland has a subtropical climate, with warm, humid summers and mild, damp winters.[18] Under K√∂ppen's climate classification, the city has an oceanic climate (Cfb).[19] It is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and is also one of the sunniest, with an average of 2060 sunshine hours per annum.[20] The average daily maximum temperature is 23.7 °C (74.7 °F) in February and 14.7 °C (58.5 °F) in July. The absolute maximum recorded temperature is 34.4 °C (93.9 °F),[21] while the absolute minimum is −0.6 °C (30.9 °F).[21] High levels of rainfall occur almost year–round with an average of 1,212.4 millimetres (47.7 in) per year spread over 136 rain days.[20] Snowfall in Auckland is extremely rare; recorded instances include 27 July 1939[22] and 15 August 2011, although without any accumulation.[23]"

When we add in climate change Auckland temps have probably increased several degrees since the last (2014) IPCC conference and will be beyond the tipping point by the time the Paris conference rolls round later this year.

Whatever, AK is a warm city year round compared to most other Western countries so we need to look at other factors..

Presumably its mainly ex Pacific Islanders who suffer this deadly chill compared to where they came from.. so the answer might be to move to more salubrious parts of the country like Dunedin or Invercargill where there appear to be no such problems. Another good place is Murupara where many worked in the forestry industry for several generations without a problem.

Another problem might be the "Auckland Miasma".. some sort of fog which appears to hit PI, coroners, activists and lefty politicians and makes mush out of their brains. We used to get it in Reefton years ago.. thick pea soupers that lasted for days and the ground stayed frozen all that time.. we used to protect ourselves with clothes, blankets and roll yer own ciggies.

JC