Please add my name to those requesting that the ETS/carbon tax scheme end as soon as possible.
Recent more responsible research has cast doubt on the whole basis for the scheme.
We are experiencing the end of an ice age, and the human component is so miniscule that it will
never be measurable.
PLEASE REMEMBER, THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE COULD BE PACKED INTO ONE CUBIC MILE, AND
APPEAR AS NO MORE THAN ONE PIXEL ON A GOOGLE EARTH IMAGE.
STOP THE HUBRIS!
Sir David Attenborough is one of this country’s finest journalists, and a great expert on animal life. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to global warming he seems to prefer sensation to objectivity.
Had he wished to be objective, he would have pointed out that, while satellite observations do indeed confirm that the extent of arctic sea ice has been declining over the past 30 years, the same satellite observations show that, overall, Antarctic sea ice has been expanding over the same period.
By James Delingpole
The Telegraph.Com (UK)
28 Mar 2012
By Ross Elliott
"The Pulse" blog (Queensland) Tue 1 May 2012
Among the many climate science meetings I have attended, the most significant, at least in term of climate change is concerned, is my involvement in the UN sponsored International Conference held in the beautiful town Villach, in Austria in October 1985.
One hundred experts from 30 countries attended the meeting (in contrast to ten to twenty thousand who now attend such meetings), and I was privileged to be the only New Zealander invited. We were all there as experts - and not representing our respective organisations - in various fields of science, endeavouring to do the best we could in looking at the complexities of climate science.
Among the principal findings of this conference was that "while other factors, such as aerosol concentration, changes in solar energy input, and changes in vegetation, may also influence climate, the greenhouse gases are likely to be the most important cause of climate change over the next century”.
They’re calling it Global Weirding now, as I suppose, inevitably they were bound to do in the end. Well “global warming” stopped working in 1989 when the globe stopped warming. “Climate change” was always a bit of a non-starter because climate does change regardless of whether or not we all drive 4 x 4s, or buy carbon offsets or listen to Stephen Fry and Ron Weasley’s injunction to take our holidays in England this year. And “Global Climate Disruption”, as some pillock tried to christen it, was never going to catch on because, well, it’s just too blatantly contrived and desperate isn’t it?