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Oct. 27 — Today is Climate Fools’ Day. To celebrate, here is an essay courtesy of Simon Barnett to show how your money is being squandered by the Coalition on “Climate Change”.

The 2008 Climate Change Act commits Britain to cutting its CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050 at a cost of £18.3 billion every year for the next four decades (according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change website).

This is being funded by top slicing the cash from your energy bills. The figure does not include other costs, such as the losses incurred due to the economic damage and opportunity costs of these measures. And obviously the law only seeks only to address CO2 emissions from the UK.

Without pausing to question how that 80 percent target is to be attained short of closing down the entire economy I’d just like to demonstrate the sheer scale of the cost of this bill with a little help from my beautiful assistant, H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II. Here she is below on the fifty pound note, the largest denomination note in common circulation, and guaranteed to win friends and influence people wherever she goes…

Also assisting me in my demonstration will be “red stick man” who is participating primarily as a visual reference to scale, but you can call him “Red Ed” if you’d like (to apportion blame). Here he is demonstrating that a million of the above notes (50 million pounds) will fit neatly onto a standard pallet… (h/t)

And here he is again, this time demonstrating what one billion pounds sterling looks like (now we’re getting into the real money and Ed seems to have started sweating)…

So the governments own estimate of £18 Billion per year is a huge pile of our cash that would look like this (Are you alright, Ed? You seem to have gone a bit green)…

Remember, our light-green-fingered politicians (of all political stripes) want us fork over a similar pile of cash to their chums in ‘green subsidies’ every year for the next four decades!!! That soon adds up to quite a tidy pile. So now let’s play: “where’s Ed?”…

Assuming that at least some of that cash doesn’t get spent on duck houses, that is one hell of a cure! But can we visualise the size of the problem it is supposed to fix?

Let’s see…

The majority of greenhouse gasses are water vapour. Carbon dioxide represents 2% of greenhouse gasses, and of that carbon dioxide 2% is attributed to human activity (including livestock). So let’s consider the following visualisation of 1000 (double stacked) 55 gallon drums.

The blue drums represent water vapour and the yellow drums represent naturally occurring Co2 (from the oceans, rotting vegetation and volcanoes – note here that a good volcano could easily wipe out several years of any anthropomorphic Co2 savings we might make). We can’t do anything about the anthropomorphic Co2 in the red drums because it is produced in developing countries like China and India who have no intention of hamstringing their economies to keep up with the latest eco-fad.

Anthropomorphic Co2 from the industrialised nations is represented by the green barrels… but wait! Remember the political slush-fund described above is for the UK only. There are over a billion people just in Europe and the US alone, and only 60 million in the UK. So what Co2 reduction does our £18 billion a year buy us in real terms? Out of 55,000 gallons the UKs total contribution is arguably *drum roll* less than one gallon (about six and a half pints). In that context even an 80% cut is – quite literally – a drop in the ocean.

Commentary

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t the “cure” sound worse than the problem? A bit like amputating your leg to “cure” your in-growing toe nail? A bit Nongqawuse? But surprisingly few of the politicians, bankers, civil servants, trans-national bureaucrats, academics, activists and energy companies who stand to receive a slice of this funding bonanza seem to see it that way. And who can blame them? Remarkably few of those pallets would be enough to turn most of us into true believers.

After 15 years of what climate science calls “negative warming” (i.e. cooling; and despite unchecked Co2 levels) I must confess I was already sceptical about the likelihood of human Co2 having the catastrophic outcomes described in some academic requests for funding. Especially not when much of their proof comes from weather monitoring stations sited within feet of air conditioning outlets and when we discover that their results are “homogenised” by interpolation with hardcoded variables.

I know what you’re thinking and I’ve heard about the “consensus” too. But when you can actually prove something you don’t need a consensus. That’s why you never hear about the consensus on gravity, or the consensus on evolution. Saying that 97% of climate scientists believe in global warming is an awful lot like saying that 97% of priests believe in God. If they didn’t at least pretend to believe in global warming climate change climate disruption they wouldn’t be climate scientists – not of the sort that get public funding, anyway. And when those “scientists” have to delete their own source data to prevent it from being released under freedom of information laws they deserve the scare quotes because at that point they have stopped being a credible science and have become just another bunch of religious extremists.

Simply put, the shoddy and disreputable field of climate “science” still has an awfully long way yet to go to actually prove that our six and a half pints of co2 are a problem of sufficient magnitude to justify such an obscene amount of public cash. Not when we are the only nation currently prepared to eviscerate our economy in such a way, making the entire exercise a futile gesture from the outset.

By James Delingpole
Last updated: October 27th, 2010

Source: The Telegraph

Related information:

Global warming is a scam. Even IF there would be global warming, then CO2 would have nothing to do with it, because CO2 lags 800 years behind rising temperatures! That is a a scientific fact and if you watch ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, then you will see exactly that in Al Gore’s graph. (You know, that fake hockey stick graph.)

Global warming is a scam:

- Warmists Plot Secretly to Kill off The Medieval Warming Period Again (Telegraph)

- Professor Harold Lewis: ‘Global Warming Is The Greatest And Most Successful Pseudoscientific Fraud I Have Seen In My Long Life’ (Telegraph)

- Kiwigate: Global Warming Scam Revealed in Court (Suite 101)

- Dr Rajendra Pachauri’s charity accounts ‘ANOMALIES’ (Telegraph)

- Global Cooling and the New World Order (Telegraph):

“The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.”

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling.

- ‘Climate change sceptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids’ says new study made up by warmists

- Leading Scientist Warns of Ice Age: ‘Most of Europe Will Be Under Ice’

- Met Office blocked role of leading scientist in ‘hockey stick’ climate change row

- Godfrey Bloom Exposes the Global Warming Scam (European Parliament, Strasbourg, 20.01.2010)

- Lord Christopher Monckton reports on Pachauri’s eye opening Copenhagen presentation

- Top Scientist: Rise of Sea Levels is ‘The Greatest Lie Ever Told’

- Prof. Ian Clark: ‘Rises in C02 lag 800 years behind temperature rises!’ – You will pay taxes for nothing! (!)

- Climate crunch: David Bellamy on global warming fraud

- Study: CO2 levels remained constant since 1850! (University of Bristol) (!)

- What happened to global warming? The warmest year recorded globally was 1998 (BBC News)

- Global Warming Expert Prof. Latif: Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering “one or even two decades during which temperatures cool.” (The Calgary Herald)

- Solar Physicist Predicts Ice Age: “SOLAR CYCLE 24 HAS NOW GONE CLEARLY BELOW DALTON LEVEL.” (The Examiner)

- The Great Global Warming Swindle (Documentary)

- Ron Paul: Global Warming Petition Signed by 31,478 Scientists (Lew Rockwell)

- NASA Study: Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Gobal Warming (DailyTech)

- Global warming alarmists out in cold (Herald Sun)

- Nobody listens to the real climate change experts (Telegraph)

- Climate ‘denial’ is now a mental disorder (Telegraph)

- Japan’s boffins: Global warming isn’t man-made (The Register)

- Al Gore sued by over 30.000 Scientists for fraud (Video)

- World is getting colder: It’s the sun, not CO2, that’s to blame (Washington Times)

- Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists (Daily Mail)

- Scientists find greenhouse gas hysteria to be myth (World Net Daily)

- 2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved (Telegraph)

- Army: Sun, Not Man, Is Causing Climate Change (Wired)

- World might be heading towards Ice Age (Economic Times)

- Flashback: David Ballamy: ‘BBC shunned Me For Denying Man-Made Global Warming’ (Daily Express)

Climategate:

- Climategate: Inventor of Mann-made global warming feels the heat

- Climategate: New Revelations

- Climategate: Dr. Michael Mann Threatens Lawsuit Over Satirical YouTube Video

- Climategate: The Parliamentary Cover-Up Exposed (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Two More Bricks Fall Out Of The IPCC Wall Of Deceit – Rainforests And Polar Bears (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Michael Mann’s Very Unhappy ‘Whistleblower’ New Year (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Al Gore spews the usual utter nonsense but this time no one believes him (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Which part of ‘over’ don’t these people understand? – A quick idiot’s guide to why Climategate does matter (Telegraph)

- Climategate and the Tiger Woods Index; Al Gore cancels Copenhagen speaking event (Telegraph)

- Lord Christopher Monckton – Climategate: Caught Greenhanded! Cold Facts About The Hot Topic of Global Temperature Change After The Climategate Scandal

- Climategate: It’s all unravelling now! (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Follow the Money (The Wall Street Journal)

- Climategate scandal claims its first big political scalp (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Googlegate?! (Telegraph)

- Lord Cristopher Monckton on Climategate: Shut Down The UN, Arrest Al Gore

- Climategate: This is the worst scientific scandal of our generation (Telegraph)

- Climategate: The great climate change science scandal (The Times)

- Climategate Scandal: The Whitewash Begins (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Hacked emails include calls for ‘Earth Government’ as foundation of new world order, splitting of America

- Lord Christopher Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’

- Climategate: George Monbiot – aka the Great Moonbat – makes it all suddenly OK through medium of satire (Telegraph)

- Climategate: Scientists Would Rather Change Facts Than Their Theories (RT)

- Climategate on Lateline: Private climate documents hacked, published

- Climategate Bombshell: Dr. Tim Ball on the hacked CRU emails

- Climategate: The Day Science Died (TBR)

- Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science (Telegraph)

- Climategate: CRU director admits the emails flying all over the internet appear to be genuine (Herald Sun)

- Climategate: The Final Nail in The Coffin of ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’?! (Telegraph)

Follow the money and the New World Order:

- Desperate Days For Warmists

- Al Gore’s Enormous Carbon Footprint

- UK: Climate Change Act has the biggest ever bill (Telegraph)

- EU President Herman Van Rompuy Announces 2009 as ‘First Year of Global Governance’

- Congressman Ron Paul on the Copenhagen Treaty and the Cyber Security Act: ‘They are doing everything in the world to control the internet.’

- Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire

- Lord Christopher Monckton: Is President Obama Poised to Surrender the Constitution and US Sovereignty to World Government? (!!!)

- EU Proposes €50bn Climate Change Deal Ahead of December’s Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

So global warming is really about the elite finding more ways to take away your freedom and your money!

Education:

- 10:10 – No Pressure (Fascism We Can Take A Bath In!)

- Build-A-Bear: The Sinister Green Plot to Turn Our Kids Into Eco-Fascist Manchurian Candidates

- Insane British Government Global Warming Ad: Panic, Little Ones, It’s The Carbon Monster

In the news:

- What the Chinese really think of ‘Man-Made Global Warming’

- Bolivia’s Biggest Ecological Disaster: Cold Kills Estimated 6 Millions And Thousands of Alligators, Turtles And River Dolphins

- Argentina Has Colder Winter Than Antartica, Spurring Record Energy Imports

- Peru Declares State Of Emergency Amid Freezing Temperatures, Hundreds Of Children Die

- Mongolia: Winter of ‘White Death’ Devastated Nomads’ Way of Life

- Mongolian herders lost millions of animals because of extreme cold

- Spain: Heaviest Snowfall in Decades Leaves 250,000 Without Power

- Met Office: British winter was the coldest for 31 years

- US ‘Snowmageddon’: Hundreds of Thousands Remain Without Power in Washington DC

- Florida: Manatees die in record numbers from cold

- Florida Freeze Destroys Estimated 70% of Southwest Vegetable Crop

- UK: Gas supply rationed as temperature drops to -21C

- Winter Chaos Around The World

- Beijing and Seoul Hit by Heaviest Snow in More Than Half Century

- Britain is facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict

- NCDC: 250 Snowfall Records So Far In 2009; This December Shapes Up to be the Coldest on Record

- US Blizzard: Christmas Misery for Millions; Oklahoma State of Emergency (Video)

- Blizzard Blasts Eastern US: Hundreds of Thousands of Homes Without Power

- Snowing on Copenhagen’s Global Warmist Parade

- US East Coast faces severe winter storm

- US ‘Monster’ Winter Storm Resembles Wintery Hurricane With Blizzard Conditions

- US: Cheyenne records snowiest October on record

- Autumn record-setting snowstorm wallops Rockies, Plains

- US: Freak Summer Storm Dumps Snow in Yonkers

Nature knows exactly how to deal with CO2:

- Carbon Dioxide Air Fertilization Improves Plant Growth and Quality, Cuts Operating Costs While Increasing Production

If you really want to change the climate on this planet then:

- Environment: Solar plant yields water and crops from the desert

- Greening the Desert

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