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Santa Klaus Sacks The Global Warming Myth

by | 25th, November 2008

KLAUS VACLAV is the President of the EU.  Hail to the chief. He is also a global warming sceptic, as the NY Times notes, via Andrew Bolt:

(Vaclav) Klaus, the 67-year-old president of the Czech Republic – an iconoclast with a perfectly clipped mustache – continues to provoke strong reactions. He has blamed what he calls the misguided fight against global warming for contributing to the international financial crisis, branded Al Gore an “apostle of arrogance” for his role in that fight, and accused the European Union of acting like a Communist state. Now the Czech Republic is about to assume the rotating presidency of the European Union and there is palpable fear that Mr. Klaus will embarrass the world’s biggest trading bloc and complicate its efforts to address the economic crisis and expand its powers.

But the warmists are good for business, right?

Climate activists worldwide are raising the stakes, with many turning to civil disobedience to make their voices heard. Actions in recent months have ranged from chaining themselves to coal conveyor belts in Sydney, to forming port blockades in the Netherlands, to scaling smokestacks in the United Kingdom.

And this from the Green Shirts at the Green Party:

The government should use its partial nationalisation of the banking system to exert greater control over the amount and direction of lending. We have to restrict the amount that any bank can lend. We have to restrict the purposes for which they can lend it, emphasising loans that will finance a new low carbon economy.

Of course global warming has been cancelled although the Telegraph is sitting on the icy fence:

As for that bubble media, the same Daily Telegraph that so earnestly in today’s leader tells us that Alistair Darling “must cut tax and spending” is one of the major cheerleaders for the global warming myth that legitimises more taxation, more spending and runs entirely contrary to the ethos expressed in the op-ed by Janet Daly, who argues that it is “the whole state that needs cutting”.

Writes Stuart Sharpe:

In my mind the problem with Global Warming is not that we might damage the Earth – the planet has survived far worse. The problem is that human societies and cities have been built in a rather more permanent manner that the ever-changing climate of the planet will allow.

Even if we stop Anthropogenic Climate Change (or, heaven forbid, if it isn’t even happening), Natural Climate Change will eventually present exactly the same problems.

Devil’s Kitchen responds:

Quite so. Which is why we should, in any case, go for the economic model that allows the human race to build up the maximum amount of wealth so that we can mitigate against such potential catastrophes.IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios, is known as the A1 family and can be summarised thusly:

Luckily, there is such a model; it was produced in the A1 storyline and scenario family: a future world of very rapid economic growth, global population that peaks in mid-century and declines thereafter, and rapid introduction of new and more efficient technologies.

It all depends on how you recycle the numbers. Although recycling is no longer an option…



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