Al Gore won a Nobel Prize for his movie An Inconvenient Truth. Watch it today and you will laugh, none of his predictions have come true. It is a pack of lies. So it was with Blair and Brown, gullible fools who were suckered in by warmist pseudoscience. But they had power and used it to levy large numbers of “green” taxes on us that make everything we buy more expensive, especially energy for our homes and motoring taxes. Some of the money they raised they handed out in wasteful subsidies to cover our countryside with windmills. And they created a whole industry of warmists. “Scientist” got generous grants if they supported the lie. Nothing if they told the truth. And the BBC became major warmist propagandists, banning all critical thought on the subject.
In April 2014 Sir Christopher Audland, former Head of the Directorate General for Energy, made a written submission (here) to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Here is some of what he said:
“…..the target set by the EU Heads of Government to source 20% of all the Union’s energy from renewable sources by 2020. The latter is held by the EU to require the UK to increase the share of renewables in our energy mix from 1.5% today, to 15% in 2020…. However, Parliament has chosen to go far beyond this challenging commitment, by imposing on the British Government the Climate Change Act of 2008, which lays upon the Secretary of State a duty to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 80% lower than the 1990 baseline…”
How many people realise that such draconian measures are being enforced on us?
“The world has been warming & cooling ever since it began, around 4.5 Bn BC. As the “Economist” has recently reminded us—see article on “The Cambrian Explosion” on p 87 of the 23 March Issue—during “The Snowball Earth” Era, which lasted from around 725 Mn. BC to around 541 Mn BC, there were a series of Ice Ages, which were, at their maxima, among the most extensive glaciations in the world’s history. They alternated, though, with periods when the planet’s average temperature was sometimes as high as 50 Degrees C. None of this was due to MMGW. Man was simply not around in those days. The first Homo Erectus, predecessor of Human Beings (Homo Sapiens), emerged around BC 2 Mn. Homo Sapiens came into existence in Africa ca. 200,000 BC, and rapidly spread round the world.”
So “climate change” is normal.
“Between 1975 and 1998, there was clearly a rise in world average temperatures. In the latter year, therefore, it could have seemed reasonably logical to suggest that this was due to the rapidly increasing global emissions of CO2, which averaged 1.5 ppm per annum over that period (NOAA data).. In 1998, however, the increase of world temperatures halted. Since then, for 15 years, global average temperatures have been virtually static. During the same period, global CO2 emissions rose even faster, at 1.85 ppm per annum, or almost 8%. The argument that CO2 emissions contribute to an important extent to climate change has therefore been steadily weakening, year by year, for 15 years, and is no longer valid.”
A main cornerstone of the warmist argument utterly destroyed with facts.
“In its 2007 Report, for example, the IPCC made the central claim that the world’s glaciers were melting so fast that those in the Himalayas could “very likely” vanish by 2035. This was at once sharply contested by many scientists. And, in January, 2010, the IPCC itself released a Statement acknowledging that, in the case study on the Himalayan glaciers, “the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures were not applied properly”. In other words, they admitted that the claim was unsustainable.”
Even the warmists sometimes have to admit their lies.
“Lord Turnbull was, successively, Head of the Department of the Environment (1994–98), then Head of the Treasury (1998–2002), and finally Cabinet Secretary & Head of the Civil Service (2002–2005). In his Report he stated the following. There is huge controversy about the relative contribution of man-made CO2 versus natural forces such as the sun, cosmic rays, clouds and the oceans. Many scientists would support an alternative hypothesis that the globe has been on a gentle warming trend since the end of the Little Ice Age around two hundred years ago, with alternating periods measured in decades of faster and slower growth, or even periods of moderate decline. Such an alternative view would not justify the alarmism which characterizes much of the public debate. The Really Inconvenient Truth is that the propositions of the IPCC do not bear the weight of certainty with which they are expressed. However, he wrote, the purpose of his paper was not to argue that there is another truth which should become the new consensus, but to point out the doubts that exist about the IPCC viewpoint, and the serious flaws in its procedures.”
Someone who speaks with experience moderation and sense.
“in the USA, 31,000 Academics have signed a petition to the US Government rejecting the idea that man has been responsible for Global Warming. 9,000 of them hold PhD Degrees, mostly in Engineering. The Petition was first adopted in 1998, and readopted in 2007. Issued by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine in response to Al Gore’s film on Climate Change, “An Inconvenient Truth”, it says that “There is no convincing evidence that human release of GHG is causing, or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s Climate”. A similar statement was made by over 500 scientists, researchers, economists & policy makers, who attended an International Conference on Climate Change at New York on 4 March, 2008. (The Manhattan Declaration). It said, inter alia, that, in the historical record, the rise in CO2 [levels] has always followed periods of warming (as the effects of disturbances on the Sun and the Earth created more CO2); and not preceded them, as the man made global warming (MMGW) theorists maintain. It likewise declared that “there is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity has in the past, is now, or will in the future, cause catastrophic climate change”.”
That’s the warmist pseudoscientist shot down in flames.
“The world’s climate is always at risk from other causes—for example a meteor strike. GHG can emerge in nature—eg through massive volcanic explosions, as at Krakatoa. And they are by no means the only influence on our climate. Sunspots constitute another major one. For 12,000 years we have been in the run-down from the last ice age. Glaciers have been receding. But there have been speedups and slowdowns in the process—often very large. There were mini Ice Ages in the Dark Ages (540 950); and again between 1300 and 1850. These produced intense cold, untimely frosts and widespread famine. The production of GHG in that period was insignificant by comparison with today. It should also be borne in mind that fossil-fuel burning is not the only source of CO2 emissions. Currently 7,333 MT of CO2 are released annually, as forests are destroyed. (The latter process is politely called “change of land use”). American researchers have also discovered that the amount of water high in the atmosphere is far more influential on world temperatures than previously thought. A study, published in the journal Science [January 2010], says that a 10% drop in humidity 10 miles above the Earth’s surface explains why global temperatures have been stable since the start of the 21st century, despite the rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A rise in water vapour in the 1980’s and 90’s may also explain why temperatures shot up so quickly in the previous two decades, they say.”
More context. More facts. The warmists are looking very silly indeed now.
“It seems clear that the last global cold spell ended in 1975. The argument for climate change is therefore based on only 37 years of experience. But Global warming ceased in 1997, and has not since resumed. In short, temperatures across the world are not increasing as they should, according to the fundamental theory behind global warming—the greenhouse gas effect.”
This is the truth. The facts. The warmist pseudoscientists totally undone.
There has been zero “global warming” for more than 18 years. The warmist pseudoscientists call this the “pause”, which is laugable . They have come up with hundreds of hare brained theories to explain it and to justify us giving them even more money. They live in a world of cognitive dissonance where the facts are just totally ignored. The fact is that the most advanced measurements show a 10 year cooling trend!!!
Now our government should unravel all the global warming legislation. Stop taxing and subsidising. Let the market work. This would boost the British economy by many billions of pounds a year.
Finally lots of pretty graphs to prove the points made above: