Climate change concensus?
More than 31000 scientists say that man is not responsible
You may know that i remain sceptical about the theories attached to anthropogenic climate change, and that I remain open to be convinced that mankind’s activities have been totally responsible for the alleged global warming crisis. There are many who disagree with the position set out by the IPCC but their views often find difficulties in being aired in the mainstream media.
Today we learn that over 31,ooo scientists do not agree with the IPCC’s findings, and that they fervently disagree with the claims that greenhouse gases are harming the planet’s climate. Indeed they point out the benefits of having such gases in the atmosphere.
The IPCC is composed of representatives largely appointed by governments and is led by government scientists. It does not carry out its own research but relies on peer reviewed and published literature for its reports and assessments of future developments. A report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs, (The Economics of Climate Change, Vol I, HL Paper 120I (July 2005), TSO) added;
In addition, many of the IPCC’s assumptions and much of the analysis are highly questionable, not least because of the probable influence of “political factors”.
Hence the new religious zealotry attached to the subject, and the growth of the new political phenomenon of garnering millions of pounds of taxes in the name of saving the planet, yet where are these taxes spent? There is little evidence that our government or other western democracies are using these revenues to build renewable energy sources, or invest in petrol free motor cars (but they were prepared to invest in thousands of copies of Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth to send to schools). In what seems like a vicious circle revenues taken from us are poured back into the coffers of scientific institutions prepared to “follow the line” and delve deeper into their climatic doomsday prophesies, yet those who wish to investigate the possibility that mankind is not the great planet destroyer will receive nothing from western governments.
There is no consensus yet, and I am a climate change heretic, I’ll be taken out at dawn and shot no doubt.