Thursday, 7 April 2011

Letter to MPCCC - Please explain #2

Letter sent to the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee. (How come two parties and two independents are called Multi-Parties - Please explain? Multi means many...)

Dear Committee Members,

The latest satellite data from University of Alabama, Huntsville and Dr Roy Spencer (LINK) and graph by Anthony Watts (see below)
The global temperature has fallen .653°C (from +0.554 in March 2010 to -0.099 in March 2011) in just one year. That’s a magnitude nearly equivalent to the agreed upon global warming signal agreed upon by the IPCC. It is quite a sharp drop.

I have a generic reply to a previous email (LINK) that did not address any of the questions that I asked. I will ask another question.

Why do you continue to say carbon price when you actually mean a carbon dioxide tax?

In your generic reply, you say: "An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable and predictable platform..." Before the last election, the Prime Minister promised that: "There will be no carbon tax..." The opposition also promised no carbon tax. The Prime Minister betrayed the electorate,  Mr Oakeshott and Mr Windsor. If you backed the Labor party for the promises, why did you still back them when they broke those promises?

As you can see from the second graph attached, atmospheric CO2 has been up to twenty times higher than present.

Can you please address my questions.

Geoff Brown
(address and Phone No Supplied)


This last graph shows that CO2, for millions of years, has been above today's levels.

Physician, Heal your opinions

Mike Gray, writing on the American Culture:

Not since Communism’s heyday has a dubious concept so haunted and crippled the intelligentsia. Fears of so-called “global warming” (or whatever cognate term it’s traveling under these days) have now spanned the globe. Worse, they’re determining how policy makers in Africa and the Third World (or whatever the U.N. likes to call those underdeveloped countries) respond to energy development:
To suggest that impoverished nations must worry more about CO2 than about tuberculosis, cholera or malaria is absurd. To tell them their energy options must be limited to expensive, unreliable, insufficient wind and solar power is immoral. To impose anti-hydrocarbon restrictions on poor countries ensures that they will remain poor and diseased, with life expectancies in the low forties.

Bjorn Lomborg has previously made similar points -

However, a group of doctors writing in the British Medical Journal have a different opinion.

Doctors urged to take climate leadership role

The Guardian's Fiona Harvey, environment corresponden. (LINK)

 Doctors must take a leading role in highlighting the dangers of climate change, which will lead to conflict, disease and ill-health, and threatens global security, according to a stark warning from an unusual alliance of physicians and military leaders.

 Think of the billions that have been wasted worldwide on promoting the falsified AGW hypothesis and how much good that money could have done in helping developing nations to improve. The opposite thought is think of how demonising power and fuel can condemn these developing nations to more misery.

H/T Marc Morano's Climate Depot

Carbon Tax – the Magic Horn of Plenty.

Viv Forbes of the Carbon Sense Coalition
(you can link to a print friendly PDF of this newsletter by clicking on title)

We are told that the carbon tax will be "revenue neutral".

Big deal. So was the budget in Soviet Russia – they took 100% of your income and spent it all.

But carbon tax collectors look like spending far more than their income.

Those magicians in Canberra are going to reimburse all "low income" people for the effect of their carbon tax on the cost for electricity and food. And also reduce the petrol excise. And exempt export industries. And pay our share of the UN Cancun Climate giveaway of $100 billion per year. And give subsidies and tax breaks to Green Energy. And purchase carbon credits. And provide $800 million per year to the Climate Research Industry. And pay $5.6 million annually to feed the Tom Foolery Climate Commission. And pay the bills for the wall-to-wall meetings of the Climate Change junkies. And bribe farmers with soil carbon mirages. And pay to set up the Garnaut Carbon Bank. And pay for Garnaut's Independent Carbon Regulator.  And fund the Henry reforms of tax and social security.

We have a modern fiscal miracle –
"Carbon Tax – the Magic Horn of Plenty that never runs dry".

 Next "No Carbon Tax" Rally.