Researcher Malcolm Scott would like you to send your photos of aerosol trails, taken in New Zealand, to the Ministry for the Environment (MFE) at: email@example.com.
He offers: “In early November I sent an Official Information Act (OIA) request to Vicky Robertson, who is CEO and Secretary for the Environment, asking about aerosol forcing operations in Aotearoa. The reply I received from the Director for Climate Change stated that the MFE was “unaware of any aerosol forcing operations in NZ.” [See post immediately below]. I then submitted a second OIA request asking about reported sightings of aerosol trails by the public, this time I received a phone call from the Manager for Climate Change Analysis who told me that MFE receive about one OIA request a month concerning aerosol forcing, but that she was not aware of any reports received informing the MFE about sightings of aerosol trails. Thus, I told her I would see if I could arrange for her to receive some of these: Would YOU be willing to send some of your photos to her? If so, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Attention – Manager for Climate Change Analysis
Attach: Several photos, ideally one with a landmark to verify location
Include: Date and location of photos
ASK: For MFE to investigate who is responsible for these aerosol trails
ASK: For MFE to inform you of the outcome of their investigations
I’d like to hear how you get on – message me, or post details to this group.
Thanks for your help with this.”
Malcolm Scott, Canterbury.