James Lovelock has written a letter of objection regarding a wind-farm development in Devon. The final paragraph of his letter reads:
“I am an environmentalist and founder member of the Greens but I bow my head in shame at the thought that our original good intentions should have been so misunderstood and misapplied. We never intended a fundamentalist Green movement that rejected all energy sources other than renewable, nor did we expect the Greens to cast aside our priceless ecological heritage because of their failure to understand that the needs of the Earth are not separable from human needs. We need take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilisation.”
Bryan Leyland of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has explained the problem as neatly as I have ever seen:
“Carbon trading is the only commodity trading where it is impossible to establish with reasonable accuracy how much is being bought and sold, where the commodity that is traded is invisible and can perform no useful purpose for the purchaser, and where both parties benefit if the quantities traded have been exaggerated… it is therefore an open invitation to fraud and that is exactly what is happening all over the world.”
If the world were heating in lock step with the CO2 content of the air, I would be concerned. However, as if to emphasise the variability, Lord Turnbull, in the UK Financial Times of 31/1/13 mentioned that Arctic ice coverage is now back almost exactly to where it was in January 2007. This follows the late Theodor Landscheidt’s predictions which so often proved to be accurate and it looks as though we should be preparing for his 2030 Little Ice Age rather than feeding crooks in the pretext of saving the planet for our grandchildren.
Robert Brooks ASTC, FAusIMM, CPMin, MIEAust, CPEng, NM.
Geraldton WA 6530.
Summer in Indiana:
Some call this global warming; in Indiana we call this summer.
Meanwhile in Death Valley in 1913:
1913 Death Valley, California hit 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature yet recorded in the United States.
If it’s hot – that’s dangerous global warming.
If it’s cold – that just weather.
When there was deep snow over all the UK, record cold in Europe and Russia, and blizzards in the USA last winter, we were told “That’s not climate, that’s weather!”
Now after a 15 year period of flat or declining global temperatures, when we get a hot spell we are told “That’s not weather, that’s climate!”.
I’m not buying it, guys.
As for the heatwave and fires in Colorado, that is just bad weather and poor forest management. The wildfires are helped by a policy of not back-burning the forests to reduce fuel loadings, and by the idiocy of building housing among the trees without fire breaks between the two.
Don’t try to lay the blame for this on harmless, beneficial to plants, non-pollutant carbon dioxide.
If Rio didn’t give you the message then you are blind – Rio was the funeral rite for the busted hypothesis that was called anthropogenic global warming. Your theory is flawed, your cause is lost, and your god is dead: global warming is now a religion, not science. The IPCC computer models are known to have zero predictive power: nothing they predicted has come to pass. Temperatures are not rising, nor are the seas.
Your prophet Al Gore has led you to a desert of failed ideologies. You may fool the politicians for a few more budgets, but the common people are on to you.
My advice: Jump from this bandwagon before it plummets off the cliff!
I recently received a letter in the mail with this message printed across the bottom in big black letters:
”CARBON IS A BUILDING BLOCK OF LIFE! NOT A POLLUTANT”
Naturally I opened it with interest. The letter inside read:
Dear Viv Forbes and the Carbon Sense People,
Thank God the Australian public is slowly wising up to the almost laughable premise of global warming and carbon ‘pollution’.
I tell anyone who will listen that ice ages and periods of melt are cyclic. How did the aboriginals reach Tasmania? They walked. They certainly didn’t take a ferry! Sea levels were low then. Anyone trying to stop sea levels from rising will have about as much success as King Canute.
All my correspondence will go out with this, or a similar message on the envelope:
“CARBON IS A BUILDING BLOCK OF LIFE! NOT A POLLUTANT”
This may be a way to get the facts out to a few more people.
I read all your emails with a great deal of interest.
Forest Lake, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
Lord Christopher Monckton is currently touring Australia, speaking on the politics, science and economics of the Great Global Warming Swindle. The Broncos Leagues Club in Brisbane had agreed to book a room for the Brisbane function.
However Green Extremists mounted an organised campaign of protest to the club and the Brave Broncos buckled to the censors.
Would all supporters please advise members and visitors that Broncos Leagues club has a new policy to only admit those who believe in the Man Made Global Warming Fable. We are not sure whether or not visitors will be asked their views before allowing entry. We presume so.
Please advise your friends in case other skeptics are turned away and embarrassed.
Skeptics and Freedom lovers all over the world have been outraged by this action. The letter below is typical. More letters are encouraged.
From: Paul Driessen
Sent: Wednesday, 6 July 2011 1:30 AM
Subject: Lord Monckton
I truly cannot believe that you have reneged on your agreement to Host Lord Christopher Monckton for a stimulating discussion of climate science, economics and politics. The Broncos, Brisbane and Australia are much the poorer for your having done so.
I have heard Christopher speak on many occasions and have had the good fortune to join him and his delightful, engaging wife Juliet for several dinners and other events. He is a brilliant analyst and a fantastic commentator, speaker and debater, who never fails to bring his audiences to their feet. Unlike Al Gore and certain others, Christopher always responds (politely and directly) to any question he is asked; he never screens questions ahead of time, and absolutely never refuses to take questions. Juliet is as warm, friendly and fascinating a conversationalist as you could hope to find.
Shame on you for having disappointed so many – and having apparently caved in to the dark forces of political correctitude.
I hope you will reconsider your rash decision.
Minister Combet’s announcement that they are going to compensate working families for the cost of carbon tax should confirm one thing; a carbon tax is going to cost working families.
The fundamental issue here is that a carbon tax is not going to change the temperature of the globe or change the climate in any shape or form. It is merely a gesture. A gesture that means that those who are already finding it extremely difficult to get by are going to have that difficulty exacerbated by a pointless tax with a deceitful inference that it will the change global climatic conditions.
What is the point of taking money off people, spinning it around a bureaucracy and giving people back a bit of their own money and expecting be thanked for it? Why don’t you just let people keep their own money and go away?
In the meantime you put up the price of the fundamental mechanism of commerce, power, so what is now our competitive advantage? Obviously we don’t want lower wages so ultimately there will be fewer jobs.
Is Australia going to be reduced to a country that digs up red rocks and black rocks, iron and coal and sends them over to where they don’t have a carbon tax so they can produce the things we used to produce?
Doesn’t the government get it? The people don’t want this tax and surely the have some right in being respected on this decision.
Even on the CFMEU website, the majority of the workers don’t want a carbon tax. I’m sure that this is not a National Party stronghold, so my advice to the Labor party is, listen to your own people otherwise it will end up in tears, like the NSW election.
Senator Barnaby Joyce
LNP Senator for Queensland, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate
13th April 2011
The terrible events in Japan may well cast doubt on the safety of nuclear generation and, while reliable renewables such as tidal power can make some contribution as a substitute for nuclear, wind power cannot.
It is too undependable and, despite the speculators’ usually spurious claims, the outputs of even the latest skyscraper towers are trifling. Current wind energy policies are already heading for an era of unaffordable electricity and power cuts.
Any further expansion of wind power will wreck our economy and force industry, business and homes to rely on expensive and polluting candles, oil stoves and portable generators.
Make no mistake. If we do not have nuclear, the only way to generate public supplies is by setting fire to something, be it oil, gas, coal or wood (although the cheapest and most plentiful fuel may well be EU directives!).
ALUN JOHN RICHARDS
Source: The Western Mail, Letters, 29 March 2011
Children are having nightmares about their carbon footprint. What a pretty pass modern man has brought himself to! Frightening children with scary stories about hell fire is the way our ancestors drilled society into conformity. It might have been hoped that the age of science would bring all that to an end, but now we have entered the post-scientific age, in which a new class of high priest returns to the traditional methods of enforcement.
In order to establish the essential fear-provoking scenario they have nominated in the role of original sin one particular element, one atom out of the whole gamut.
It is a choice that is bizarre to the rational mind, yet one that conforms to the long established principles of the founding of authoritarian religions. Why is it bizarre? If you are of a mind to seek out magic and miracles, look no further than the sixth member of the periodic table of elements. Carbon is the source of all of our food, the founding fire of civilisation, provides much of our energy and is the key element in the cycle of life.
If it is in your nature to give thanks for anything, spare a thought for the much maligned atom that is your primal ancestor and the provider of everything that you are, that you have and that keeps you alive.
For the full article by John Brignell see: http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/Carbon.htm
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If it achieves nothing else the Carbon Tax will create a career path for second hand car salesmen and failed politicians. You can now pay your money, do a two day course and become accredited in Carbon Accounting. The course is available via University or private suppliers.
I have always suspected Mining Engineers and Metallurgists got their certificates from a Kellogg Wheaties packet but we Accountants always had more stringent requirements. Whilst there were some issues on the fringes of our profession , who can forget the bottom of the harbour schemes? At least those guys had the decency to call themselves Tax Agents not Accountants.
This carbon accounting is a black art, no self respecting accountant would become involved in measuring the emissions from a bovine animal, calculating the carbon content and then coming up with a dollar value payable as a tax .
This course should be called Carbon Engineering or better still Carbon Gymnastics and taught in the Arts Faculty.