Hidden cost of the Greens' agenda

by Peter Westmore

News Weekly, September 1, 2012

For years, environmental organisations in Australia have cast themselves as the only authentic defenders of the natural environment against ruthless human exploitation, usually identified with corporate Australia, particularly the mining industry, the forestry industry, agribusiness and “the big polluters” (who happen to be Australia’s electricity industry).

Their latest crusade is the introduction of a carbon tax, which is said to be necessary to prevent the build-up of greenhouse gases, particularly CO2, which are said to be causing uncontrollable global warming. The tax has contributed to the latest rise in the price of electricity for millions of households and businesses around Australia.

At the same time that the carbon tax was introduced, Australian exports of coal — which are exempt from the tax — have continued to skyrocket … with the active encouragement of the government which imposed the carbon tax!

Putting things in perspective

THIS is fascinating - it's rather dazzling to see it presented this way.

The $6 quadrillion cost of the climate scam.

Exclusive: Christopher Monckton of Brenchley on economics of fighting 'global warming'

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, high priest of climate skepticism, advised Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, wrote leaders for the Yorkshire Post, was editor of the Catholic paper The Universe, managing editor of the Telegraph Sunday Magazine, assistant editor of Today, and consulting editor of the Evening Standard. He invented the million-selling "Eternity Puzzles," "Sudoku X" and a promising treatment for infections. See the Science & Public Policy Institute.

ERICE, Sicily – The capture of the once-pure environmental movement by the hard left is far from cheap for the rest of us. I have just told the annual planetary-emergencies conference of the World Federation of Scientists that on the basis of the lunatic anti-CO2 policies now fashionable among scientifically illiterate governments, it would cost $6 quadrillion to prevent the 6 degrees Fahrenheit of predicted “global warming” that will not happen anyway.


ETS changes kill appetite for forestry ‘carbon farming’

| Thursday July 05, 2012

"Could there be a bigger insult to an 'actual' farmer than the concept of 'carbon farming'?"

BUSINESSDESK: Changes to the emissions trading scheme will stop investment in one of New Zealand's most important sources of future carbon emissions reduction – forestry "carbon farming", Carbon Farm chief executive Murray McClintock says.

As a provider of forest management services to the fledgling industry, he says "the net result of these changes will be there is very little incentive to supply New Zealand Units into the New Zealand carbon market".

"We are trapped now in a price-taking situation where the future pricing will be set by the price in Europe," he said.

European carbon prices have already collapsed and appear likely to stay low for at least the next four years while the 27 European Union member states agree on measures to undo a glut of carbon credits.

Climate change science is a load of hot air and warmists are wrong

David Evans

Climate scientists' theories, flawed as they are, ignore some fundamental data.

IN THE theory of man-made climate change, two-thirds of the predicted warming comes from changes in humidity and clouds, and only one-third comes directly from the extra carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.

The theory assumes humidity and clouds amplify the warming directly due to CO2 by a factor of three: extra CO2 warms the ocean surface, causing more evaporation and extra humidity. Water vapour, or humidity, is the main greenhouse gas, so this causes even more surface warming.

Not many people know that. It is the most important feature of the debate, and goes a long way to explaining why warmists and sceptics both insist they are right.


The Continuing Demise of Global Warming Alarmism-Heinz Lycklama

To Parties Interested in Global Warming Truth,

My article on "An Independent Analysis of Global Warming" was first published in May 2009, with the last update on May 24, 2011.
My conclusion then was that human activity resulting in increased CO2 in the atmosphere does not explain changes in the earth's climate.
The conclusion was backed up by more than 125 technical references.

IPCC Admits Its Past Reports Were Junk

by Joseph L Bast
"American Thinker' 16 July 2012
On June 27, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a statement saying it had "complete[d] the process of implementation of a set of recommendations issued in August 2010 by the InterAcademy Council (IAC), the group created by the world's science academies to provide advice to international bodies."
Hidden behind this seemingly routine update on bureaucratic processes is an astonishing and entirely unreported story. The IPCC is the world's most prominent source of alarmist predictions and claims about man-made global warming. Its four reports (a fifth report is scheduled for release in various parts in 2013 and 2014) are cited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. and by national academies of science around the world as "proof" that the global warming of the past five or so decades was both man-made and evidence of a mounting crisis.

Reef of contention

Click here to read this opinion piece by Glenn Winsen, published in the Townsville Bulletin 19 July 2012

Subject: the Great Barrier Reef:


The new global currency Carbon credits - to control YOU

First I should clarify, my name is Terence Cardwell. I spent 25 years in the Electricity Commission of NSW working, commissioning and operating the various power units. My last was the 4 X 350 MW Munmorah Power Stations near Newcastle . I would be pleased to supply you any information you may require.

I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy and the ridiculous Emissions Trading scheme.

Frustration at the lies told (particularly during the election) about global pollution. Using Power Station cooling towers for an example. The condensation coming from those cooling towers is as pure as that that comes out of any kettle.

Rodney Hide: Trading scheme is a scam

By Rodney Hide

5:30 AM Sunday Jul 15, 2012


Lucy Lawless should stop protesting.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark declares me a denier, actor Lucy Lawless says I'm whacko and political columnist Chris Trotter wants to charge me with treason.

Phew. All because I say out loud what most Kiwis think: New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a scam and a waste. The ETS taxes our elderly trying to heat their homes and then uses the revenue to subsidise multi-national Japanese companies. These companies bought forests in New Zealand. Their trees are now subsidised because they suck up CO2.

And the reason for the money-go-round? To cool the planet. Even ETS architects say it won't make a difference. So it's a scam. And a waste.

I know I shouldn't say it. I will now suffer worthy souls lecturing me until they're blue in the face and I'm again bored rigid. You know the drill. The science is settled. Yada yada. Some extraordinary number of scientists have reached consensus. Blah, blah.

It all moves me not a jot. Science is not religion. It's not politics. Science is never settled and truth isn't decided by voting.

Besides, I've already survived innumerable environmental scares. We didn't run out of oil as was scientifically predicted when I was at school.


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