Climate non-issue in a cold,spring election

Financial Post:  by Terence Corcoran  21 April 2011

Science a shambles, politicians mostly dodge global warming scare

Health care, coalitions, corporate taxes. Where’s the looming climate disaster, the threat of the centuries, the end of life as we know it, the meltdown of all meltdowns? It is nowhere in this Canadian election, a non-issue — and for good reason.

That good reason is not the fact that the election is taking place during a cold spring — although if it were a hot spring it’s almost certain somebody would be waving the climate flag and calling for action.

Climate issues and carbon controls are non-issues because the science is a shambles and voters do not see global warming as an imminent threat to their welfare or even the welfare of next generations. They want jobs, they want good government, they want health care policy that will make them healthy rather than schemes that get politicians re-elected.

As for climate change, it is hard to get worked up when faced with a steady drip, drip of scientific evidence that undermines the claims of the official UN climate machine. Rising sea levels? Not happening. Millions of refugees fleeing afflicted areas? Not happening. Rising temperatures? Hard to nail down and incite alarm over when local conditions seem cooler rather than hotter.

The list of such reversals and backtracks is getting longer, as are the noses of assorted climate modellers and scientists who have been spreading climate alarm for decades.


The Climate Refugee Hoax      13 April 2011

Junk Science: Five years ago, the U.N. predicted that by 2010 some 50 million people would be fleeing climate change, rising seas, mega-hurricanes and so on. Instead, no islands have sunk and their populations are booming.

It's been said that when you make a prediction and provide a date, never give a number, and if you give a number, never provide a date. That way you can always claim to be right, even when you are wrong, and that it just hasn't happened yet.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) made that mistake in 2005 when it produced a map showing areas to be impacted by the effects of climate change. These areas would produce 50 million "climate refugees" driven out by rising sea levels, increased frequency and ferocity of hurricanes, disruptions in food production, etc.

As related by blogger Gavin Atkins, who unearthed the forgotten prophecy of doom, some of these areas have conducted censuses and if they are facing any problems at all, it's caused by their rapid and sustained population growth. If anybody is leaving any of the danger zones, it's because they are getting too crowded.


Voters not happy to pay price for carbon tax

* Christopher Pearson
* From: The Australian

8 April 2011 

TUESDAY's Newspoll gave Labor its lowest two-party preferred vote since
April 2003, when Kim Beazley declared himself a leadership contender when
Simon Crean was in the doldrums.
That result was in sharp contrast to the Newspoll a fortnight earlier, which
had given Labor a two-party lead of two points for the first time in months,
and the Newspoll a month before which had shown Labor at record lows on a
number of measures.
This raised in some observers' minds the question of whether one or more of
those results had been an outlier or rogue poll, beyond the usual margin of
sampling error. Could it be that the early spring in Tony Abbott's step and
also, perhaps, the glint of vindication in Julia Gillard's eye might both
have been unwarranted?

In China, the true cost of Britain's clean, green wind power experiment: Pollution on a disastrous scale

Mail Online by Simon Parry and Ed Douglas

On the outskirts of one of China’s most polluted cities, an old farmer stares despairingly out across an immense lake of bubbling toxic waste covered in black dust. He remembers it as fields of wheat and corn.

Yan Man Jia Hong is a dedicated Communist. At 74, he still believes in his revolutionary heroes, but he despises the young local officials and entrepreneurs who have let this happen.

‘Chairman Mao was a hero and saved us,’ he says. ‘But these people only care about money. They have destroyed our lives.’

Vast fortunes are being amassed here in Inner Mongolia; the region has more than 90 per cent of the world’s legal reserves of rare earth metals, and specifically neodymium, the element needed to make the magnets in the most striking of green energy producers, wind turbines.

Live has uncovered the distinctly dirty truth about the process used to extract neodymium: it has an appalling environmental impact that raises serious questions over the credibility of so-called green technology.

The reality is that, as Britain flaunts its environmental credentials by speckling its coastlines and unspoiled moors and mountains with thousands of wind turbines, it is contributing to a vast man-made lake of poison in northern China. This is the deadly and sinister side of the massively profitable rare-earths industry that the ‘green’ companies profiting from the demand for wind turbines would prefer you knew nothing about.


Regarding James Hansen:

Re: James Hansen, see the attached, I took them from a book, “Eco-Scam”, by Ronald Bailey, published by St. Martin’s Press, NY, 1993, ISBN 0-312-08698-9.

I found this book in the local Hospice Shop, it debunks all the apocalyptic doomsayers predictions.


Philip B 


To access the attachments,

click here #1

click here #2

Phil Goff Confused About ETS

Labour Leader Phil Goff’s statement that the Emissions Trading Scheme forces people to subsidise polluters shows that Labour, like the Greens, is confused about the real effects of the scheme and that they are clearly not ready to govern, ACT New Zealand Parliamentary Leader Hon John Boscawen said today.

“What Mr Goff did not tell New Zealanders is that the biggest effect of the ETS is that farmers, businesses and consumers alike are being forced to subsidise forest owners through higher electricity, petrol and food prices,” Mr Boscawen said.

ETS Review Submission from Steve W

Submission Form

Submitter name (please insert):       Steve W

ETS Credibility? What Credibility?

ACT Deputy Leader and Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today questioned how Environment Commissioner Dr Jan Wright could call for a strengthening of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in order to maintain its credibility when the fact is that it has no credibility to begin with.

“For the ETS to have any semblance of credibility the Government must first clarify its purpose and whether that purpose is achievable.  There must also be some benchmark against which progress can be measured,” Mr Boscawen said.

Carbon Tax - the Magic Horn of Plenty

by Viv Forbes- Carbon Sense Coalition

We are told that the carbon tax will be "revenue neutral".


Big deal. So was the budget in Soviet Russia – they took 100% of your income and spent it all.


But carbon tax collectors look like spending far more than their income.


ETS review panel should resign in protest

Media release from the NZ Climate Science Coalition

1 April 2011


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