By now you should be aware that I was very impressed with one particular episode of South Park. It is the one where the elitists who are extremely pretentious bend over and sniff their own odour, thinking that the smell is sweet. The makers of South Park summed up the essence of the whole watermelon movement.
How does this relate to the subject of the Durban talkfest? How is it related to Climategate 2.0?
Just as in 2009, somebody released emails from the CRU of East Anglia University just prior to the UN Conference on “Climate Change”. I have been reading about some of the content of those emails. Needless to say, I believe that several people need to be brought to account for their falsehoods, and their manipulation of scientific data. The person goes by the name FOIA and he/she left a link to the location of the uploaded emails on several blogs. Michael Mann and Phil Jones deserve to end up without a job in the very near future. On the other hand, I want to offer praise to some individuals, especially Dr. Judith Curry, who have been honest in their scientific enquiry. I mention Judith Curry because she has challenged some of the conclusions that have been made, and she has been open in her dialogue with the “sceptics”.
There are many questions to be raised over the whole issue of “climate change”. The science itslf is extremely suspect, although there are scientists in other branches of science that have a far better handle on explaining the ins and outs of our weather, and of course have a better understanding of the earth’s climate as a whole. The new emails did shed some light on how the team talked about “the cause”, and how they attempted to destroy the careers of anyone who got in their way.
This “climate change” conference seems to have a lot in common with OWS syndrome that has been echoing arounds the world. People are jumping on the bandwagon. They cling to the notion that the world is somehow in peril. However, as we sit and shiver, it is extremely difficult to accept the notion that the world is somehow warming to the extent proclaimed by this bunch of charlatans. Yes, here in Canberra, where it is supposed to be summer, I have had my heater on, and I am wearing a jumper because it is so cold!! Note: I am confusing weather with climate!!
Recently Australia very stupidly passed a tax on the air that we breathe, called the carbon tax. It is nothing more than a government attempt at redistribution of income. In fact this who thing is all about redistribution of income. The thing is, that it is Marxists/Communists who normally want to redistribute income… oh wait….
Let’s look a little more closely at some of the groups of people at this conference. First there is Oxfam. Second there is the World Wildlife Foundation. Third, there is Greenpeace. Can you see the pattern? Look a little closer: a member of Oxfam is a part of the Bolivian delegation and he has proposed a shipping tax. Interesting.
I am going to make a point here as to why these proposals are themselves extremely dangerous. A shipping tax to me seems to be going too far, and I believe that such a tax could lead to a trade war, or even world war three. There are consequences when these unnecessary taxes are introduced. There does not seem to be a clear aim for the suggestion of this tax but one possible outcome could be for countries to decide to pull their manufacturing out of the developing countries such as China, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia (to name a few of the countries). The reason for pulling out would be the now higher cost of shipping. The end result could be to get China upset and angry. (This is speculation and not gospel truth). If China was to get upset, then China could do as Germany and Japan did during the twentieth century and declare war on the rest of the world.
If there are droughts then there needs to be a series of appropriate responses to the drought conditions. Planting more trees native to a region could be one possible solution (only one), or another solution would be to help build wells or even dams where they are needed the most. Whatever, because putting a tax on the air that we breathe, or even on shipping is not going to solve a drought.
The point to make though, is that there are other plausible explanations, other than blaming man’s emissions for any shift in climate stability. For example:
1. we are still coming out of a Little Ice Age – it is expected that the world will warm up.
2. there has been some unusual activity caused by sunspots.
3. the jetstreams have been linked to cause a super jet stream which in turn caused the flooding in Tennessee.
This is just a small example of the other viable explanations that do in fact exist somewhere “out there”.
As a non-scientist, my understanding is quite simple, weather and climate comes and goes in cycles. Even something simple like active volcanoes has an impact on our climate. Also, glaciers can still exist in 100F heat, so it is doubtful that there will be any sudden drop in the number of glaciers around the world. It really does depend upon prevailing conditions.
There is a lot more than could be said, especially with the renewed claims about diseases being associated with “climate change”. I recall hearing about a report that linked Lyme Disease to Climate Change, but such a report is indeed mushroom fodder. Lyme Disease is a function of being bitten by an infected tic, usually from a deer. Here in Australia, it is Dengue Fever that is being used, as the scaremongering health concern. The thing is that Qld Govt actually countermanded the argument by stating the obvious: (1) mosquitoes of a certain variety which is common in Qld carry the Dengue Fever virus. (2) the mosquito must first bite someone who has travelled to a tropical country such as Malaysia, and who has been bitten and brought the disease back to Australia. (3) the disease is largely confined to the northern part of Queensland, especially Cairns. (4) if there are cases of Dengue Fever elsewhere, then it is more than likely that the person was bitten in the middle of an epidemic in Qld, or bitten by a mosquito when visiting another country. (5) there is no evidence that the mosquito has migrated from the northern part of Qld to areas around Sydney.
The exercise at Durban is a colossal waste of time. At the moment we can only hope that the conference is a failure and that the whole thing will finally just go away.