|Fax #2 to Marlborough District Council
|Mr. Gerald Hope
Marlborough District Council
03 - 5785249
03 - 5786866
PO Box 56 334,
09 - 846 0848
SUBJECT: re 13 March fax offering
to Marlborough and other areas.
Dear Mr Hope,
With regard to our phone conversation
yesterday... I note
an odd coincidence that, on the same day... weather
presenter Augie Auer, during the 6pm TV3 news, made a point
of advising against weather modification for the South
This conflicts with the MetService forecast
average rainfall until the end of June and possibly until spring. Whose
interests (certainly not South Island farmers) is Mr. Auer trying to
I also note that he is not the one faced with losses of 2-3 million
a day as revealed in a recent news release.
I look forward to hearing from you and
an acknowledgement that my offer has been received and is being
Auer may be regretting his ill-considered advice, now (31 July )
the drought is affecting not only farmers but also
the national power supply.
Another example of faulty judgement and prejudice
posing as scientific wisdom?
Mr. Auer, and others like
should know better. Making premature
inaccurate predictions is not the way to enhance one's reputation
maintain professional credibility.
Auer was retired as TV3's weather presenter
on Friday, 1 February 2002.
UPDATE: Weatherman Augie Auer dies - The Dominion Post Monday, 11 June 2007
Former MetService chief meteorologist Augie
Auer died suddenly in Melbourne last night.Professor Auer died while dining with family, New Zealand Climate Science
Coalition secretary Terry Dunleavy told NZPA today. Prof Auer was chief meteorologist at the Met Service from 1990 until
1998, when he became TV3's weekday weather presenter.
correspondence with Marlborough mayor, Gerald Hope.
may just be coincidence, but Mr. Hope was also "retired" as mayor
the 2001 elections. Interesting. Not that his successor, Mayor Tom
is any improvement as these reports show.