Sunday, January 24, 2010

Andrei Global Warming - it is time to act before it is too late, Mr Key

It is only a few months ago we were treated to a regular diet of The end is nigh stories on a coming climate catastrophe.

The "evidence was overwhelming", we were told,and that most scientists agreed the time to act was now, if it wasn't too late already.

But since Climategate and Copenhagen all of this has unraveled and now Global Warming stories are beginning to appear which detail scientific malfeasance as well as financial shenanigans from insiders and bureaucrats.

Here is an example of how Global warming is reported today, from the Times.

The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

It means that EU taxpayers are funding research into a scientific claim about glaciers that any ice researcher should immediately recognise as bogus. The revelation comes just a week after The Sunday Times highlighted serious scientific flaws in the IPCC's 2007 benchmark report on the likely impacts of global warming.

Now New Zealand has on its Statute Books a most pernicious piece of legislation which will make virtually everybody in this country poorer, as well as potentially putting thousands out of work by crippling the economy. This Legislation is predicated on the supposed coming Climate Catastrophe, which everybody now is coming to realize is a fraud.

So it is time to act on Climate Change and the action that needs to be taken is a Repeal of the Emissions Trading Scheme before it comes into force. An action which will benefit every New Zealander with the exception of the Emissions Traders.

But their little businesses have nothing of economic merit to contribute in any case.

5 comment(s):

tom said...

This from someone who believes in an invisible sky God who impregnates random virgins
Not much scientific evidence for that is there?

KG said...

The difference is, Tom that Andrei and other AGW skeptics aren't proposing to slug the developed world with trillions in taxes to pay for their beliefs.
"Not much scientific evidence for that is there?"
There's all kinds of evidence but that's not the point--religious faith doesn't claim to be based on science. Warmist's faith does.
And the science is dodgy.
Is that too complicated for you?

Andrei said...

This from someone who believes in an invisible sky God who impregnates random virgins

I don't believe Mary the mother of God was a random virgin.

She was a very unique individual - in fact

Ciaron said...

hey Tomfool!

I'll believe in the living God before I'll believe in living fossils.

ZenTiger said...

I was going to mention that the world might actually be warming (I'm agnostic towards that idea) but Tom has helped bring the discussion away from that point to the current issue with Global Warming (real or otherwise) and that is recently some of the science behind the politics has shown to be un-scientific. Very un-scientific.

Surely a heretical crime amongst people that rely solely on science?

And even that I would be less worried about (given I think it sensible for society to manage the environment wisely)


I remain convinced that the political solution offered is not going to help the environment one bit, and furthermore, will damage economies and reduce freedom.

Looks like if we are going to save the planet, we have to work on saving scientists, politicians and Green Fundamentalists from themselves first.

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