Author: Rory B. Bellows
While our congress debates this global warming nonsense this week it is important to note the developments in Australia. Apparently the Australian Senate wil reject its own version of a cap and trade scheme.
From the article:
“There is rising recognition that introduction of a carbon tax under the guise of “cap and trade” will be personally costly, economically disruptive to society and tend to shift classes of jobs offshore. Moreover, despite rising carbon dioxide concentrations, global warming seems to have taken a holiday….
With public perceptions changing so dramatically and quickly it is little wonder Ian Plimer’s latest book, Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science, has been received with such enthusiasm and is into its third print run in as many weeks. [It’s now up to the fifth printing.]
The public is receptive to an exposé of the many mythologies and false claims associated with anthropogenic global warming and are welcoming an authoritative description of planet Earth and its ever-changing climate in readable language.”
Ya think? I guess better late than never but it is astounding that this hysterical fog surrounding “global warming” has clouded the vision of so many normally clear thinking people. Of course it is going to be a huge tax on the population. That is the point. Make CO2 emissions more expensive to try and reduce their levels and you will save the environment! What do you think will happen when you tax CO2 emissions? Only marxists think producers actually pay these costs. Everyone else realize the cost of such legislation is actually born by consumers. Duh!
The pseudo-science on which the Algore’s of the world are trying to scare the public into accepting massive government intervention into the economy is also collapsing. Witness the review of the wonderful book, Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science by one of Australia’s leading global warming adovactes.:
Much of what we have read about climate change, [Plimer] argues, is rubbish, especially the computer modeling on which much current scientific opinion is based, which he describes as “primitive.”…
The Earth’s climate is driven by the receipt and redistribution of solar energy. Despite this crucial relationship, the sun tends to be brushed aside as the most important driver of climate. Calculations on supercomputers are primitive compared with the complex dynamism of the Earth’s climate and ignore the crucial relationship between climate and solar energy.
To reduce modern climate change to one variable, CO2, or a small proportion of one variable—human-induced CO2—is not science. To try to predict the future based on just one variable (CO2) in extraordinarily complex natural systems is folly.