Wonder what excuse they’ll use next…

It’s always nice to have your beliefs vindicated somewhat, though rest assured I know it isn’t the end game for global warming climate change climate disruption yet. Still ever since the whole business started with the 1998 controversial hockey stick graph by Michael E. Mann, Raymond S. Bradley and Malcolm K. Hughes which was  later shown to be deeply flawed as the algorithm used would even make the random numbers in a phone book rise off the chart at the end of a graphical equation.

Express.

THE controversy over global warming hotted up last night after US scientists revealed that the Earth’s temperature declined over the past ­decade.
They said a surge in the use of coal-fired power stations in China may have helped cool the climate by pumping sulphur into the atmosphere.
But they also warned that the build-up of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from fossil fuels like coal and oil means that respite will be short-lived – particularly as China is cleaning up its power stations and sulphur quickly drops out of the air.
The paper in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Science comes amid continuing cracks in the consensus over climate change.
Global warming has long been blamed for the gradual melting of glaciers and scientists have warned over a rise in sea levels as a result.
Dr David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation said: “It is good news that the authors recognise that there has been no global temperature increase since 1998.

Now, I’m no climatologist, but even I could remember from my history lessons about cold and warm periods even in recent history, such as the medieval warm period which had the Romans growing grapes even as far up as York and the mini Ice age in the 17th and 18th centuries and the frost fairs on the Thames. So I knew temperature norms for the planet even the small bit of the planet I knew about were quite large and so I have always had my doubts about what the evidence presented to me was actually saying, particularly when politicians were involved.

Even today though we have politicians using a debunked theory to justify tax increases to protect us from something we now know isn’t happening, yet am I surprised? Well, obviously not, getting their hands on our money is what politicians do and they are forever looking for ways to do it. So if it wasn’t global warming, no doubt it would be the ensuing ice age, though I suspect had it gone that way we wouldn’t be looking at a major power shortage in less than 10 years.

As it is, the question whenever a politicians jumps on a bandwagon should be who benefits as in where does the money go? Because at the end of the day, it’s always about money and never about principles, particularly the higher up the political tree you go.

6 comments for “Wonder what excuse they’ll use next…

  1. Patrick Harris
    July 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The reduction in the (average)temperature of the planet has fallen because of the reduction in carbon emissions.
    I havn’t heard this yet but give it time.

    • July 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Nope. It’s because of *increased* carbon emissions, from China’s gazillion new coal-fired power stations. They’re blotting out the sun.

      Control those carbon emissions! They’re boiling Gaia! Er… they’re causing a new Little Ice Age! Just… just… you know… CARBON TAX NOW!

  2. Robert Edwards
    July 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Anybody stupid enough to accept the whole dodgy thesis deserves little but contempt. But the taxes are there now and given the contribution already made to a slow down will take time to repeal. Fat chance. Imagine – 40,000 warmist jobs to go! Well, good…

    I think that this con (from the same general area which gave us Y2K – remember that?) probably qualifies as a crime against humanity.

    God, I hate these people…

  3. bnzss
    July 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I sometimes feel sorry for some proponents of climate change mitigation. For instance, it’s difficult for me to say that I don’t dispute the science without being lumped into a tax-and-spend-or-die camp. Or perhaps I should start using the moniker ‘worstallian’ to describe my views on the environment?!

  4. Robert Edwards
    July 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    OK, just to be clear:

    Economy of resources is a fine thing – use the optimum/minimum.
    Consumption is a natural need, but so is husbandry – ask farmers.
    Humans find interesting ways of falling upon resources. Exploit those in order to be more efficient, not less.

    And George Monbiot is a cunt.

  5. Dave_G
    July 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Funny thing ‘taxation’ – I don’t doubt for one second that if the Government/politicians were to ‘fess up’ over the AGW fraud and state that the green tax-take was now to be spent providing subsidised electricity/gas, cheaper petrol/diesel, investment in manufacturing (or anything that benefits the taxpayer in general), the tax-paying public would probably let the taxation continue – in the full knowledge that, at least, it’s being spent on something WORTHWHILE.
    We have spent 100’s of £Bn’s already, with 100’s £Bn’s more scheduled – subsidised ENERGY would revolutionise manufacturing in the UK and ease everyones financial state.

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