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Nasty, brutish and short: The Climate Sceptics television ad pleads for us to “stop the green slaughter”
They (Mike?) have made a false statement here. Denying the reality of Global Warming? No, we KNOW that the Globe has been warming since it came out of the Little Ice Age (LIA) ~1850. Do the "watchers" deny the MWP and the LIA. If you take these events into account, the late twentieth century warming is not unusual.
The Intergovernmental body
"TCS is adamantly opposed to any carbon reduction schemes while obviously denying the reality of global warming."
In an interview just on a year ago, Phil Jones of Climategate fame, stated that although there has been a modest warming trend since 1995, it is not statistically significant. Further, there is no statistically significant difference among the four warming trends of 1860-1880, 1910-40, 1975-1995, and 1975-2009. Thus, one can not use the global surface temperature record to statistically establish that the recent warming was different from past warming periods.
The Climategate Cabal tried to suppress these events in order to make the 20th century warming look more striking to scare the populace. See here...
The Watcher goes on to dispute our connecting the severity of the Victorian fires to the Greens.
Well, Ray Evans, who lost a home in Maryville addresses it here.
Considering Green groups and councillors have actively prevented fire mitigation burn-offs, it was interesting that Fire Mitigation experts weren't allowed to address the Royal Commission: (Jennifer Marohasy)
In response to the news that experts in bushfire mitigation and management, in particular Forest Fire Victoria Inc and the Bushfire Front Inc, will not be given leave to appear before the commission, David Ward commented, with some sarcasm at this blog earlier this week, that given we already know that the Victoria fires were caused by global warming and arsonists and that the purpose of the Royal Commission is to confirm this, of course the Royal commission won’t want to hear from practical bushfire experts.From Max Rheese from the Australian Environment Foundation:
The extent of this horrific disaster - by far the worst Australia has experienced - has been magnified by indifference to basic rules of fire management, ignoring the wisdom of expert fire managers and political acquiescence to the pressure of city-based green lobby groups.It is tragic that the "denier watchers" deny that there is a large element of blame to be attributed to the (Red) Green Movement. We need to be aware of the danger to the community of the build-up of undeegrowth, of forest fire fuel. The aboriginals were aware of the dangers and did control burns.
This week Australia has witnessed the fatal results of misguided green activism over three decades that is steeped in ideology rather than forest science. A dogged determination to oppose realistic prescribed burn targets has produced fuel loads in many parks and reserves that are a disaster waiting to happen.
Finally, I would ask the "denier watchers" if the deny:
- the historic facts of the MWP and the LIA like the Climategate Cabal CRU?
- that science has moved on and we now know that global warming precedes the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide?
The Chief Denier at "watching the Deniers" has answered at Deniers.
New Discussion: HEREThanks to John Byatt for pointing me to the Denier watchers.