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Terry McCrann on COP17 in Durban

The Herald Sun’s economics guru has a few words to say about all our superiors trying to save the planet last week.

There they were facing the end of their world, their cosy world of riding the climate gravy train from one annual two-week conference in a resort city, to the next, and all the points through the year in-between.

Always, always, being prepared to make the tough choices: which resort city, and indeed, north or south?

Faced with going down in history as the free-lunchers that betrayed not just this generation of climate change main-chancers, but the next free-lunching generation and indeed the generation after that, they resolutely put their snouts – sorry, their shoulders – to the wheel and ground out a deal.

Read on. Terry’s just getting warmed up.

Via BIR who notes the pathetic spin our climate change minister Greg Combet put on the meeting to agree on having another meeting to make an agreement (presumably about another meeting).

And over in England, James Delingpole decides to play tiddlywinks with a British Combet-bot.

The Durban climate conference has been an abject failure. But that hasn’t stopped those who were there desperately trying – with all the plausibility of Monty Python’s Black Knight – to spin their disaster as though it represents some kind of massive triumph. Among them is a man named Michael Jacobs, formerly climate adviser to Gordon Brown.

In his Guardian column today, Jacobs argues that “the conference that has ended in Durban, South Africa, amid considerable drama, should be regarded as very much a success.”

I disagree. And today we met on Sky News to discuss it.

By the time Jacobs left he was not a happy bunny.


Meanwhile, even as climate change is debunked from A to Z…

Man-made climate change, that is, of course…

Obviously, climate has changed naturally since Earth was a glint in God’s green eye.

It always will and, historically, we’ve done pretty well at dealing with it as your reading this on the Internet will testify to.

However, and despite a swathe of evidence debunking the theory that healthy, wealthy, relatively free and wise human civilisation is somehow bad – and that’s essentially what the global warming argument boils down to – a US senator has come out and stated that climate change deniers are, quote: “endangering humankind”.

Well thank goodness for that. Since virtually no one out there denies that climate does indeed change as witnessed by a mountain of empirical and anecdotal evidence, surely senator Boxer is reassuring us that humankind, the way it’s going, is going to be OK in the coming millennia.

OK. Jokes aside. Sen. Boxer as I read it is telling us that an international commitment with tangible action must be made to curb humankind’s emissions of greenhouse gases – namely carbon dioxide – or else the planet will heat up too much to be able to sustain life and that this tangible action namely involves weaning ourselves off carbon-based energy.

Not because it’s bad per se – after all, it’s cheap, easy to use, effective, and is one of the main driving forces that gives at least about a billion of us a safe, comfortable life that allows us to move beyond mere survival and engage our brains in ways to make civilisation even more advanced…

No not that, but because something, carbon, the building block of all life on earth, from the emergence of cellular life forms to the discovery of fire to vehicles that give us a handle on the galaxy, is now, suddenly, after 4.3 billion years, going to kill us.

Seriously, Sen. Boxer? That’s it?

What got us from an average lifespan of about 30 to an average lifespan of about 80 is going to somehow kill us?

Let’s leave theory there for a moment and actually take a look at the data we have.

Now the key bit of data must surely be that the world is warming and that this is bad.

Not just “bad”, but that it could wipe us all out.

Let’s assume for a minute that warming caused by human carbon emissions is bad. After all, our carbon emissions continue to steadily rise.

Problem: temperatures are not rising despite increased emissions.

In fact, this decade temperatures have been cooling.

OK. So it isn’t global warming. How about climate change causing things such as catastrophic sea level rises and increased wild weather?

Well, that isn’t happening either as empirical evidence proves. Click the links and you’ll sea that sea level rise is slowing as is wild weather (although, thanks to satellites, we get to see more of it on TV).

In fact, a bloke called Marc Morano – an activist if you will – has just delived a speech to the COP17 (climate change) international conference currently underway in Durban, South Africa.

You can find Marc Morano here and here.

Marc Morano details exactly why the current global warming/climate change scare is a false premise. It’s a pretty big pdf but well worth saving and referencing now and in the future.

He goes through pretty much every scare you and your kids have been subjected to, and clinically puts it in perspective.

Many of the proponents of man-made global warming are now claiming that climate change is worse than they predicted. According to an October 18, 2011 Daily Climate article, global warming activists claim that the “evidence builds that scientists underplay climate impacts” and “if anything, global climate disruption is likely to be significantly worse than has been suggested.”

But this exclusive Climate Depot exhaustive A-Z Climate Reality Check report on the scientific reality of the failure of man-made global warming shatters any such illusions that the climate is “worse than we thought.” As the real world evidence mounts that global warming claims are failing, the climate activists have ramped up predictions of future climate change impacts to declare that it “worse than we thought.” But a prediction or projection of 50-100 years into the future is not “evidence.” Recent scientific data and developments reveal that Mother Nature is playing a cruel joke on the promoters of man-made climate fears.

The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim — from A-Z — the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing, and in many instances the claims are moving in the opposite direction. The global warming movement is suffering the scientific death of a thousand cuts. This Climate Depot special report categorizes and indexes the full range of climate developments in a handy A-Z reference guide. The A-Z report includes key facts, peer-reviewed studies and the latest data and developments with links for further reading, on an exhaustive range of man-made global warming claims.

Meanwhile, as the gravy train rolls on, as the pigs hog the trough, as people are duped into believing more taxes and less freedom will save the planet, Australia as a lone crusader marches on into the abyss.

Yes. As the world, as ordinary citizens catch on to the the wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing that is so-called eco-awareness, this global warming gravy train – and we’re talking trillions upon trillions of dollars taken out of your pocket via taxes for a supposed problem that doesn’t even exist – well hopefully this wolf on a train has passed the last station and is headed to the end of the line.

The hard reality is that governments have spent and are spending too much of our tax dollars on wasted ventures, and despite all that money, have borrowed too much of other people’s money for even more waste, are in a state where they can’t pay the money back to prop up the waste any time soon, and yet they continue to spend more and more on wasted ventures, and thus – tralala – “global warming” is the best dud solution they have come up with to plug the hole in the crucified hand of society and thus gain what is the antithesis to democracy and freedom.

Plugging the hole means robbing us blind, stripping from us our democratic rights, taking away our freedom, and sending humanity back at least 500 years.

“Global warming” is a means of reasserting control, power, and wealth by a selected few over the many.

It doesn’t have a thing to do with the ecological balance of planet Earth.

Agree to global warming and you are agreeing to other people running your life, you having no say over your life, and no means to do anything about it.

What is nowadays touted as progressive thought is actually a call for the bad old days.


With thanks to Cranky Old Crow for some of the links

The gravy train

How many people does it take to save the planet?

Apparently it’s 40,000.

That’s right, our tax dollars are paying 40,000 people to attend the COP17 junket in Durban, South Africa.

An average jumbo jet seats a little over 400 people, so we’re talking about 1000 jumbo jets criss-crossing the planet in order to save it.

And it’s a return journy (unfortunately), so make that 2000 jumbo jets whizzing around to save the planet.

What a joke.

And what are they going to agree to?

Probably nothing… except another junket next year.

Another 2000 jumbo jets. How many tons of CO2 is that?

And this is saving the planet how?

Well, actually, one thing they might agree to is another giant useless tax, this time on every foreign currency transaction.

I guess. How else is the UN going to raise the $72 trillion it wants from our wallets?

That’s about $12K for every man, woman and child on the planet.

Except, of course, not everyone will be paying it; maybe one billion at best.

So that’s about $72K us “rich” folk will have to fork out over our lifetimes.

And for what?

So we can give it to poor countries so they can buy AK47s for their kids?

And those 40,000 delegates; what are they on per year?

Say $100K?

There’s another $4 billion.

Per year.

To talk.

And fly around in jumbo jets.

And force us to use poisonous lightbulbs.

And drive cars you can’t take the family for a holiday in.

And suffer power outages.

Give the planet the benefit of the doubt?

More people should critically assess what that really entails.

Wrong, Combet

Climate Change minister Greg Combet chooses to define a bunch of jet setting, stage dancing idiots wasting our tax dollars coming to essentially zero agreement – less than the OWS mob – as some kind of success.

CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet believes UN climate change talks are making good progress even though a comprehensive agreement will not be reached in Durban. Mr Combet, who is attending the talks in South Africa, said delegates were trying to think of the best way forward for an ultimate deal.

“But having said that, there’s also a lot of important building blocks being worked over in considerable detail,” he told ABC Radio today.

“There’s good progress being made on that front.”

A gigantic waste of money. No solution for a problem that doesn’t even exist anyway.

Spare us the platitudes, Greg.

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