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The Real Climate Change Catastrophe

In a startling new book, Christopher Booker reveals how a handful of scientists, who have pushed flawed theories on global warming for decades, now threaten to take us back to the Dark Ages       

By Christopher Booker
Published: 7:00AM GMT 25 Oct 2009


Next Thursday marks the first anniversary of one of the most remarkable events ever to take place in the House of Commons. For six hours MPs debated what was far and away the most expensive piece of legislation ever put before Parliament.

The Climate Change Bill laid down that, by 2050, the British people must cut their emissions of carbon dioxide by well over 80 per cent. Short of some unimaginable technological revolution, such a target could not possibly be achieved without shutting down almost the whole of our industrialised economy, changing our way of life out of recognition. Even the Government had to concede that the expense of doing this – which it now admits will cost us £18 billion a year for the next 40 years – would be twice the value of its supposed benefits. Yet, astonishingly, although dozens of MPs queued up to speak in favour of the Bill, only two dared to question the need for it. It passed by 463 votes to just three.


Beware the UN’s Copenhagen plot

Janet Albrechtsen Blog | October 28, 2009 |

SHAME on us all: on us in the media and on our politicians. Despite thousands of news reports, interviews, analyses, critiques and commentaries from journalists, what has the inquiring, intellectually sceptical media told us about the potential details of a Copenhagen treaty? And despite countless speeches, addresses, interviews, doorstops, moralising sermons from government ministers, pleas from Canberra for an outcome at Copenhagen, opposition criticism of government policy, what have our elected representatives told us about the potential details of a Copenhagen treaty?

Why Compromise with the ETS is Defeat- Viv Forbes, Carbon-sense

By Viv Forbes

The next few weeks are crucial. Australians can choose to assist the creation of the World Carbon Rationing, Tax and Redistribution Authority, administered by the United Nations, or we can take a step on the road back to energy and climate sanity.

The first step to sanity is to ensure that the opposition votes at all times to REJECT whatever Ration-N-Tax Scheme the Rudd government tries to get on the law books before the Copenhagen Climate Conclave. We must give no encouragement whatsoever to this international cabal of levellers.

Global warming hotheads freeze out science's sceptics

Christopher Pearson | September 12, 2009
Article from:  The Australian
GARTH Paltridge was a chief research scientist with the CSIRO's division of atmospheric research before becoming the director of the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies and chief executive of the Antarctic Co-operative Research Centre.
His latest sceptical contribution to the debate on the dangers of carbon dioxide is a book, endearingly titled The Climate Caper.
Paltridge gives a crisp summary of the physics and economics of climate change, but I want to focus here on his account of the new green religion. "Perhaps the most interesting question in all this business is how it can be that the scientific community has become so over-the-top in support of its own propaganda about the seriousness and certainty of upcoming drastic climate change. Scientists after all are supposed to be unbiased in their assessment of a problem and are expected to tell it as it is. Over the centuries they have built up the capital of their reputation on just that supposition.

Alan Nicholl- A Call for Common Sense in the Global Warming Debate

The Gisborne Herald of 20 October carried a story on politicians from the Maldives signing a document under water calling on the world to get tough on global warming, blaming CO2 for the possibility of their nation being inundated by sea level rises. This type of blatant propaganda makes me extremely angry as there is absolutely no science to back such a claim. There is however a hell of a lot of politically motivated scientific fiction which has been eagerly grasped and distributed around the world as fact. All of this fiction is easy to disprove but the perpetrators of it seem to have control of the media outlets in an endeavour to protect their lies.

How the global warming industry is based on one MASSIVE lie

 By James Delingpole Last updated: September 29th, 2009

Those of you who saw An Inconvenient Truth  may remember, if you weren’t asleep by that stage, the key scene where big green Al deploys his terrifying graph to show how totally screwed we all are by man-made global warming. This graph – known as the Hockey Stick Curve – purports to show rising global temperatures through the ages. In the part representing the late twentieth century it shoots up almost vertically. To emphasise his point that this is serious and that if we don’t act NOW we’re doomed, Al Gore – wearing a wry smile which says: “Sure folks, this is kinda funny. But don’t forget how serious it is too” – climbs on to a mini-lift in order to be able to reach the top of the chart. Cue consensual gasps from his parti pris audience.


Garth George: Change is in the air, but not man-made

From NZ Herald

4:00AM Thursday Oct 15, 2009
By Garth George

After 13 years of writing this weekly column I have become inured to criticism, to which I rarely respond, but the letter by Jim Salinger published on the page opposite on Monday demands a reply.

Typical of patronising PhDs, Dr Salinger labels me a "climate change denier". That is downright dishonest. However, it is understandable considering that those who peddle the CO2-is-the-cause-of-global-warming fallacy rely on pseudo-science which is in itself dishonest.

I am not, and nor are the many, many people - scientific and lay - who agree with me, a climate change denier. We cheerfully admit that our climate is changing. It would be hard not to, since climate change has been happening since the Earth was created.

It might even be warming, at least in some parts of the world, but having just suffered the longest and coldest winter since the 1960s in Rotorua, I have real cause to doubt that it is happening here.


Puppets in Parliament and Pay-offs on the Road to Carbonia

Viv Forbes (Carbon-Sense)

12 October 2009

Malcolm Turnbull met coal mining chiefs recently. He said later that the miners begged him to negotiate a compromise deal. They want the Liberals to lobby for exemptions from Penny Wong’s Ration-N-Tax Scheme.
The big miners supported the scheme in the belief that exporters would be exempt, and they would also get buckets of taxpayer money for fantasies like carbon capture and burial. Now they find that the dog they unleashed is menacing them. The Ration-N-Tax Scheme proposes a tax on fugitive mine emissions of methane and carbon dioxide. This will close many gassy mines unless they get a special exemption.
Other Liberal leaders have said that big business wants the “certainty” of the Ration-N-Tax Scheme. There can be no certainty on the amount of damage any Ration-N-Tax Scheme will bring. We know the economic damage of a full blown scheme will be large (that is what it is designed to do) but no one knows how large. The only certainty is that whatever we do with carbon dioxide will have no effect on the climate. The only way to get a “certain” outcome from Parliament is to reject this bill entirely.

UN Climate Reprt Confuses Artic and Antarctic

From Alex Jones's Prison Planet:

Harold Ambler
Talking About The Weather
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An image of Antarctica used by the United Nations Environment Program. A misidentified image of Antarctica used by the United Nations Environment Program. (Source: Shutterstock)

Things get stranger and stranger with the United Nations’ world-class, cream-of-the-crop science compendium published two weeks back.

First, it was learned that the alarming graph indicating temperature for the past 1,000 years had been taken from Wikipedia, where it had been deposited by a non-climatologist. Now, it comes to light that the report features a photograph purporting to show Arctic icebergs melting, when the actual image is of Antarctica.


Antarctic Ice melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era

From Alex Jones's Prison Planet.

World Climate Report
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention?

The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.

Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research Letters:

A 30-year minimum Antarctic snowmelt record occurred during austral summer 2008–2009 according to spaceborne microwave observations for 1980–2009. Strong positive phases of both the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM) were recorded during the months leading up to and including the 2008–2009 melt season.



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