On April 1st Joss Garman wrote an article in the Guardian about South Africa becoming a high carbon zone to attract foreign investment.
Written from his ivory office in Monbiot towers Garman is upset at what he sees as the betrayal of the Church of Climatology, not for one moment would he consider that the real “crime” here is not the betrayal of his dubious religion, but the blatant wealth redistribution and subsequent job loses and energy poverty that they want to inflict on the people of Britain.
Ever since the deeply flawed IPCC 2007 report appeared we have been brainwashed that the man has changed the climate, and that unless we reduce global carbon emissions we are doomed.
Bearing the above statement in mind, Garman’s story is extraordinary for exposing exactly what is likely to happen:
With its sky-high poverty levels and average life expectancy of just 51 years, South Africa is not a country we generally associate with extravagant binge-flying lifestyles, turbo-consumerism, and shopping trips to New York. How bizarre then that per capita carbon emissions in South Africa are now higher than in many European countries. While most South Africans are unlikely to ever own a plasma screen TV or Hummer, their carbon footprints still appear to be only slightly less than your average Japanese, and their national carbon emissions are now greater than those of France.
The situation becomes more comprehensible when you look at South Africa’s industrial base, with 60% of South Africa’s electricity being guzzled by heavy industry, and most of that comes from dirty coal. Now this key global climate player wants another coal station that would pollute as much as the two dirtiest plants in Britain put together, and cause a further surge in its national emissions – and they want you to pay for it.
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The United Nations, having abjectly failed at Copenhagen in December of 2009 to impose upon the world a totally unnecessary, wickedly expensive, democracy-destroying world government treaty, it has now decided to hold an emergency meeting of states, party to the United Nations Framework Convention in Bonn and there, seven months before the next Cancun round, they’re going to try to stitch together a deal to take democracy and freedom and prosperity away, worldwide, forever and, to make themselves very, very rich. And to make you who are watching this video, very, very poor.
And so, that treaty draft was very quietly dropped for a time; but now they’re back. They’re trying again. They will try in Bonn. They will try in Cancun. They will try next year in South Africa.
And if they haven’t succeeded by then, they will try at Rio in 2012, the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit that started all of this nonsense.
Hat tip to The Voice Of Resistance For The Story
Back in December the UK Met Office wanted to re-examine 160 years of climate data, which as Copenhagen was underway did not sit well with Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, who were scared the AGW deniers would use the information to blaspheme against the
Church of Climatology flawed and corrupt science of AGW.
As the science was settled according to Brown, Obama, Rudd et al then the Met Office wanting to look again at the data would mean that science was far from certain.
In an event largely ignored by most MSM outlets, on Monday this week there was a meeting of 150 Climatologists at Antalya in Turkey where the Met Office proposed that Climate Science should start afresh and be subject to both public scruinity and a proper peer review process to replace the farce that was the old peer review process.
After the firestorm of criticism called Climate-gate, the British government’s official Meteorological Office has decided to give its modern climate data a do-over. Read the rest of this entry →
Climategate – Corus Redcar Steel Works The Price Of Gordon Brown’s Insane Climate Change Policies Part 2
Part 1 of the story is here
At the last minute MEP Nigel Farage was dropped from last Thursday’s Question Time, Farage would have had some interesting things to say about the closure of the Steel Works.
In a letter Farage writes:
Corus is owned by Tata Steel of India. Recently, Tata received “EU-carbon-credits” worth up to £1bn, ostensibly so that steel-production at Redcar would not be crippled by the EU’s “carbon-emissions-trading-scheme”. By closing the plant at Redcar – and not making any “carbon-emissions” – Tata walks off with £1bn of taxpayers’ money, which it will invest in its steel-factories in India, where there is no “carbon-emissions-trading-scheme”.
There’s more. The EU’s “emissions-trading-scheme” (ETS) is modelled on instructions from the “International Panel on Climate-Change” (IPCC) of the United Nations Organisation. The Chairman of the IPCC is one Dr Rajendra K.Pachauri, a former railway-engineer, who obtained this post by virtue of his being Chairman of the “Tata Energy-Research Institute” – set up by Tata Steel. Hat tip to James Delingpole
Aardvark has it on very good authority that Tata have been more than a little sensitive about this story and are rumoured to have threatened legal action against at least one National Daily and several bloggers, which probably means that people are getting too close to the truth.
Land Rover sales of all models including the flagship Range Rover have defied the recession and in the final quarter of 2009, LR sold nearly double the number of vehicles it had in the final quarter of 2008.
Jaguar continues to woo the world with the brilliant Jaguar XF which has now won more than 50 awards, and then there is quite simply the best looking car in the world the XK.
Upgraded versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport and the new Discovery 4 have kept demand buoyant, while a new Freelander can now be bought for under £20k ensuring a steady stream of new customers for the entry level model.
Good news for British jobs and good news for export earnings, which always seem to be at odds with the message of the AGW alarmists, social engineers and the self-appointed life style facists. Read the rest of this entry →
The British Government vehicle scrapage scheme has come under fire for creating more CO2 than it saves. An inconvenient fact ignored by wealth redistributionists is that the life cycle of a car is: manufacture, use and destruction, not just use. When facts like this are considered the Toyota Prius is an environmental holocaust and SUV’s like the Range Rover and Hummer have less environmental impact.
It looks like the old saying “figures don’t lie but liars figure,” is again proven true. According to the article in today’s Times Online the cash for clunkers programs create more Co2 than they remove. Another “backfire” in the Antropogenic Global Warming con game. More at Climategate.com
Anthropogenic Global Warming has become a religion:
George F Will in The Washington Post argues that, “A religion is what the faith in catastrophic man-made global warming has become.” Thus, he tells us, “It is now a tissue of assertions impervious to evidence, assertions that everything, including a historic blizzard, supposedly confirms and nothing, not even the absence of warming, can falsify.” Hat tip to Richard North for the story.
Bringing Skillful Observation Back To Science:
Archimedes had his eureka moment while sitting in the bathtub. Newton made a great discovery sitting under an apple tree. Szilárd discovered nuclear fission while sitting at a red light.
There was a time when observation was considered an important part of science. Climate science has gone the opposite direction, with key players rejecting observation when reality disagrees with computer models and statistics. More sense at Watts Up With That
Climate scientists withdraw journal claims of rising sea levels, what more claims with drawn due to fudged or incorrect data?
Apparently so say the Guardian:
Many scientists criticised the IPCC approach as too conservative, and several papers since have suggested that sea level could rise more. Martin Vermeer of the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany published a study in December that projected a rise of 0.75m to 1.9m by 2100.
Announcing the formal retraction of the paper from the journal, Siddall said: “It’s one of those things that happens. People make mistakes and mistakes happen in science.” He said there were two separate technical mistakes in the paper, which were pointed out by other scientists after it was published. A formal retraction was required, rather than a correction, because the errors undermined the study’s conclusion.
“Retraction is a regular part of the publication process,” he said. “Science is a complicated game and there are set procedures in place that act as checks and balances.”
Strange how the peer review process has missed so many mistakes which only a few weeks ago were beyond doubt, the science settled.
Brillo grills Professor Robert Watson Chief Scientist at the DoE about the IPCC’s infamous 2007 report.
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