Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Western World's Suicide attempt.

Fred Singer is an Austrian-born American physicist and emeritus professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia. Singer trained as an atmospheric physicist and is know for his work in space research, atmospheric pollution, rocket and satellite technoloogy.

He has written a piece for the Heartland Institute blog in which he talks of the economic suicide of Europe:
The ongoing economic suicide of Europe is based on a faulty understanding of the climate issue by most Western politicians and on their extreme policy response, based on emotion rather than logic and science.  The major European economies have reacted irrationally to contrived, unjustified fear of imagined global-warming disasters. 
Perhaps I should explain that the climate has not been warming for the past 18 years — and even if it had been warming, it would be no disaster.  The EU wants to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a natural plant-fertilizer, by 40% within 15 years — by 2030.  This insane drive to replace energy sources from fossil fuels that release plant-friendly CO2 into the atmosphere has led to greatly increased costs of energy.  As is well understood, such actions not only hurt economic growth, but they increase poverty levels and therefore threaten the social fabric of these nations.
Although Europe is committing economic suicide
The pity of it all is that these economic sacrifices in Western Europe will hardly affect the level of atmospheric CO2 — which is controlled globally by huge emissions from China — and soon also from India.
Fred then discusses the "Cultural, plus even more dangerous Demographic Suicide,"
But it is cultural suicide, which adds to economic suicide and spells doom for the future of Western Europe.  I have in mind here the heavy immigration from Islamic nations — with most immigrants unwilling to adjust to the prevailing culture of the host country.
Will the US step up again and save Europe?  Doubtful
One may ask: Is there any way to stop this steamroller?  There’s probably little hope that such an initiative can come from Europe; it may have to come from the United States.  Somehow we would have to convince European leaders that their policies, based on global-warming fears, are mistaken.  That job may prove to be very difficult — unless there is a drastic change in current US policy.  But it is something that has to be done if we want Europe to survive economically, as an ally against the threat of Islamo-Fascism. 
Fred also discusses Naomi Oreskes',  mendacious Merchants of Doubt.

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Mark Butler - Is he conning or stupid?

Shadow Minister for the Environment Mark Butler - in reply to your email (below)

I, too, had to take a deep breath and count to ten when I was watching Insiders yesterday. When asked whether climate change was an economic issue, Treasurer Joe Hockey responded simply: “no, absolutely not.”

After your party introduced your tax on invisible vital-to-life carbon dioxide (and yes, it is carbon dioxide, why do you people insist on calling CO2 carbon? That's like calling water Hydrogen) ....er...where was I? 

Oh yes, After your party introduced your tax on invisible vital-to-life carbon dioxide, it stifled the economy and drove business off shore.

Mark, you say:
This came in the same week that Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck an historic deal to limit emissions. 
Mark, are you simple or are you lying?

Barack Obama did announce his intention (not commitment) to reduce emissions of essential carbon dioxide. This would stifle the United States economy just as Labor's tax on CO2 did here.

But do you really believe that Xi Jinping agreed to limit emissions, or are you trying to con your supporters?

The reality is that China has indicated no more than an intention  (not commitment) to start reducing CO2 emissions in 16 years time. This means other developing countries will almost certainly indicate emission reduction policies at Paris next year which are similar and which do not involve legal commitments.


The German coalition government is planning to withdraw from its 2020 climate change goals. Notwithstanding public protest, Federal Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) has abandoned the requirement of cutting 40 percent of CO2 emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2020. “It’s clear that the [2020 CO2] target is no longer viable,” said the vice-chancellor according to information obtained by SPIEGEL, adding: “We cannot exit from coal power overnight.” (LINK)


You then say:
This doesn’t fix climate change

Do you mean climate change or do you mean man made global warming? Do you realise that there has been no global warming this century?



This century the falsely accused carbon dioxide has risen from ~370ppm to ~400ppm but what has happened to global temperatures?

Sks Trend for RSS
Yep! While CO2 has been heading North,  global temperatures have been heading South.

Mark, Take another deep breathe, count to ten again and wake up and smell reality.



On 17 Nov 2014, at 5:26 pm, Mark Butler <labor@australianlaborparty.emailnb.com> wrote:

I had to take a deep breath and count to ten when I was watching Insiders yesterday. When asked whether climate change was an economic issue, Treasurer Joe Hockey responded simply: “no, absolutely not.”

This came in the same week that Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping struck an historic deal to limit emissions. As the entire world was talking about climate change action, Tony Abbott was determined to not just ignore it, but to boast about going backwards on it.
But they are feeling the pressure, and the only way we can up that pressure is to make sure more people know what this Government is saying. 

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This doesn’t fix climate change, but it does help build awareness of the Abbott Government’s inaction. 

Thanks for your support,
Mark Butler
Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water