Opposing pollution of the atmosphere and the mind. CS 90913, Sept 09
1. Climate Cools for Global Warming Party.
For years we have watched in wonder and disbelief as this global warming party got into full swing:
Our job is to make sure Australia (and USA and NZ) sign nothing in December so that “Copenhagen” does not sponge on us but stays with his parents in Old Europe where he was conceived.
Thankfully there are signs that, at last, the public is getting sick of supporting this never ending party:
In Britain, a recent poll found (Daily Express, 11 Sept 09):
In France, a recent poll showed that 66% opposed Sarkozy’s carbon tax.
Party poopers are even appearing in the IPCC alarmist camp:
IPCC Author Concedes Cooling
“Prof. Latif is one of the leading climate modellers in the world. He is the recipient of several international climate-study prizes and a lead author for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has contributed significantly to the IPCC's last two five-year reports that have stated unequivocally that man-made greenhouse emissions are causing the planet to warm dangerously.
“Yet last week in Geneva, at the UN's World Climate Conference -- an annual gathering of the so-called "scientific consensus" on man-made climate change -- Prof. Latif conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool."
“..... Latif and the others state with certainty that after this long and unforeseen cooling, dangerous man-made heating will resume? They failed to observe the current cooling for years after it had begun, how then can their predictions for the resumption of dangerous warming be trusted?”
Lorne Gunter in the National Post,
There are also many signs that we are at or past the peak of the most recent phase of natural global warming, with an increasing number of scientists now saying that the sun, via oceans and clouds, controls earth’s temperatures.
See also a new news forum that will focus on Climate Realism at:
We must keep the pressure on all politicians to reject or defer the deceptively labelled Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme being pushed by the Rudd government – it is just another discredited Ration-N-Tax Scheme.
The Media release below highlights one more perverse consequence of the scheme. Please spread it around.
Remember the Pledge: “The RAT Scheme must be rejected” (in Australia, USA and NZ).
2. “ETS will kill Tourism, Transport and Trade”.
Media Release 13 September 2009
The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that the emissions trading schemes proposed for the western world will guarantee another global financial crisis for tourism, transport and world trade.
The Chairman of “Carbon Sense” Mr Viv Forbes, said that the real global warming crisis, for tourism and trade, was being created in Parliament.
“All carbon control schemes have at their core two essential features aimed at reducing man’s production of the harmless gas, carbon dioxide.
They are all Ration-and-Tax Schemes and they will all enforce arbitrary reductions by 2020.
“But not one car, truck, bus, train, plane or ship can move without producing CO2. There is no possibility that this will change significantly before the doomsday year of 2020, just a decade away. Therefore neither Australia nor New Zealand can cut CO2 emissions by 2020 without slowly strangling all those industries that rely on moving people or goods.
“Our politicians should be asked, individually, what food, mineral products and travel they propose doing without in order to meet the 2020 cuts specified in their Ration-and-Tax Schemes.
“Australia and New Zealand comprise four lonely islands in the vast southern oceans which stretch from Africa to South America
“However, world population, political power and finance are concentrated far away in the Northern Hemisphere.
“Apart from a few stock horses used by drovers, the occasional sailing yacht, some suburban bicycles and some hydro power that moves trains, our transport fleets rely totally on petrol, diesel, gas and coal. There are no solar powered aeroplanes or sail powered ocean liners - all produce CO2.
“Neither country can import tourists, get mineral and food products to their cities or export goods to world markets without producing CO2.
“Already France has introduced travel rationing using a carbon tax and the UK Institute for Public Policy says that “the government may need to introduce carbon rationing to cut pollution from everyday activities such as filling up the car, using electricity and flying abroad for holidays”. A UK government committee even proposes that airline taxes should be raised progressively to “a level that would put people off flying”.
“Our politicians should be asked what effect these measures and our local Ration-N-Tax Schemes will have on the South Pacific tourist industries.
“And why are Australian politicians rushing to construct transport infrastructure for trucks, trains, planes and ships if all of these industries are going to be subject to mandatory rationing and taxes – no additional infrastructure or jobs are needed for a world in which tourism, transport and trade are doomed to contract.
“It is a sad indictment of business, media, opposition parties and union leaders in Australia and New Zealand that so few are asking these vital questions.
“The Ration-N-Tax Schemes will have zero beneficial effects but, they will cause crippling contraction and job losses in our backbone industries.
“This is the real global warming crisis.”
MS 23 Rosewood Qld 4340 Australia
0754 640 533
Viv Forbes is Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition, an Australian organisation which opposes waste of resources, opposes pollution, and promotes the rational and sustainable use of carbon energy and carbon food.
PS By coincidence, the following note came in from a correspondent in UK yesterday:
“You will know that the UK government is committed to an 80 % reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Well, this week they have now recognised that greater growth in air travel than anticipated is likely to occur and so they have proclaimed that emissions from other sectors will have to be cut by 90% by 2050. One hopes that their projections for air travel are not on the low side or else we could find ourselves in the UK having to cut carbon emissions by 110%.
See also why another lady will no longer be having holidays in Britain:
3. The Climate Sceptics News.
Check out this new presentation from the The Climate Sceptics:
4. World Premiere “Not Evil, Just Wrong”
“Hollywood doesn't want you to see:
“Not Evil Just Wrong - the true cost of global warming hysteria.”
But the makers decided to by-pass Hollywood. They are throwing the world's largest simultaneous film premiere party in history. How? By having the parties simultaneously occur worldwide on October 18th at 8 pm US EST.” See below:
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