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Dispatches – 4 June 2013

I think it’s safe to say that we have reached a point where the global warming bandwagon is down to being dragged along on its axles. The wheels were never fixed on very strongly but the latest outpourings simply prove how weak the hypothesis always was.

A phrase that springs to mind is that the alarmists and their cause are now beyond parody. Parody, in one dictionary, has been defined as Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty.

Because alarmists have made easy targets of themselves, there have been many YouTube videos created highlighting their buffoonery. I have posted some on here; although that list is far from complete, I hasten to add.

This video is a classic one. It neatly sums up the arguments, so far, and how the alarmists skip around and avoid answering the obvious questions.

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As long as the general weather patterns and global temperatures appeared to confirm the consensus view, correlating with the growth in carbon emissions, sceptics could be dismissed as a sideshow; their reasonable requests for empirical data and access to the inner workings of climate models could be shrugged off. The key strength of the alarmists lay in the lack of enquiry that seem endemic in too many ‘environmental/science’ journalists.

Journalists were happy to sing from the ‘global warming/climate change’ hymn sheet and not have to dig too deep into the propaganda being foisted upon them. But the times they are a-changing.

I have expressed my thoughts about this in an earlier Dispatch.

Today, we had the ludicrous sight of one of the UK’s ‘leading’ politicians, the man in charge of our energy policy, actually holding forth on the injustice of a free press giving the sceptics a little bit more coverage than normal. Where we actually move into, and beyond, parody is in the gloriously inappropriate name of his political party;

Liberal Democrats

Think about that for a moment and consider the title of his Department;

Department of Energy and Climate Change

The idea that anyone calling themselves a Liberal and a Democrat could stand up in front of the Nation and declare

‘But some sections of the press are giving an uncritical campaigning platform to individuals and lobby groups who reject outright the fact that climate change is a result of human activity.’

‘This is destructive and loudly clamouring scepticism born of vested interest, nimbyism, publicity seeking contraversialism or sheer blinkered, dogmatic, political bloody-mindedness.’

without the slightest understanding of the irony inherent in his position, is a clear indicator of how detached our politicians have become from reality. Not only does the man display a complete lack of appreciation of the ongoing debate, allied to a fundamental ignorance of the scientific method but he shows a wilful disregard for the workings of a democratic society.

Many of us on the realist side of the debate will actually welcome this stupid intervention by this political irrelevancy as it further confirms that those who currently profess to lead the nation are totally incapable of any rational or coherent thought on how to guide us to a bright new future.

When political dogma and misguided ideology are allowed to fly in the face of reasonable doubt about strategically important national decisions, then you know the time has come to question those in power. Of course, when people such as Ed Davey consider the wailing and hand-wringing of unelected NGOs is more important than the welfare of the people they represent, it adds to the feelings of resentment at their arrogance.

Earlier on today, I was involved in a Twitter spat with Friends of the Earth; it started off with this tweet;

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FoE Twitter feed

Democracy In Action

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Just who do these people think they are? At best, the greens, in their political guise, represent a small minority of the Electorate (7% maybe) but they feel their voice is powerful enough to demand a democratically-elected Prime Minister reprimand one of his Ministers. This insidious lobbying by environmental activists, seeking to take control of a national debate, is a worrying, albeit hidden, factor in a depressing picture of the UK’s national decline.

The ridiculous target of ‘de-carbonising’ (there’s that word again) the UK over the next few decades is based on one, all-encompassing, aim for the greens; the destruction of the industrialised nations’ ability to maintain any semblance of a free-market economy.

Don’t think this is a reasonable concept? Then watch the next video and tell me where I’m going wrong.
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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Dispatches – 4 June 2013

  1. Excellent stuff. Whoever made the “Global Warming Panic Explained” film must have spent time at James Delingpole’s. Do all watermelons get the same talking points in the mail I wonder.

    Posted by Christina | June 5, 2013, 11:54 am

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