Alan Nicholl in response to Saturday’s front page story on emissions trading.
So David Carter says emission taxes and emission trading is going to happen in an attempt to supposedly combat human-caused global warming, and we just have to accept it and get on with it.
The politicians have decided global warming is happening and that we, the people they are there to serve, have to pay the price, which will ultimately cripple the world’s economy.
I say if they believe they are right then let them pay the total cost out of their own accounts as they can afford it far more than the average kiwi can.
Let them put their money where their mouth is. I bet they don’t. In all my reading the only “science” I can find to support their view that humans are causing catastrophic warming, is all the hot air and garbage that emanates from the Beehive and their media puppets on television.
This whole global warming scenario has been and is being generated and pushed by politicians, not by science, and any science that has supposedly supported the theory has been totally refuted (Al Gores hockey stick graph is one example of scientific fiction). Apparently all of the original scientists contracted by the UN to find human causes of global warming found none whatsoever, but UN political bureaucrats did.
My conclusion: political bureaucrats cause global warming; let’s tax them to extinction, and see how they like it.
Much is made of the possible catastrophic effects of a warmer planet and the need to do something to combat these events. What science and history actually shows, is that a warmer climate is highly beneficial to the planet and that all of the catastrophic events talked about are the result of a cooling climate, not a warming climate.
There are more famines, the spread of life-threatening diseases is greater and far more people die because of the cold. These things are evident from history and yet they are ignored by global warming fanaticism along with all the scientific evidence, which shows cyclical warming and cooling climatic activity is nothing new and that the current cycle is nowhere close to previous warm periods.
The last two were 3 degrees centigrade higher than now. Even in the past 160 years the climate has cooled for 100 of those years leaving only 60 showing any warming at all, and all of that is well within the natural range for the planet (2007 IPCC Summary for Policy Makers report).
This is in spite of UN projections and assertions that CO2 is causing and driving global warming and that there are no other drivers of increasing temperatures. How stupid do they think we are? Even Bob Hughes has admitted in his last letter that low solar activity is responsible for the current cooling trend and by definition this means that high solar activity is responsible for warmer temperatures, which is exactly what the science states.
Solar variation is the number one driver of climate and has the greatest immediate effect upon the planet.
Other factors which influence climate are: variations in the earth’s orbit, variations in its tilt, oceanic variations giving both planetary and localised climatic effects — even el nino and la nina events.
All of these have a far greater effect on our climate than poor old CO2 which only comprises four parts in 10,000 of the atmosphere.
And yet it is being blamed while its beneficial attributes are overlooked.
The one thing you can attribute to CO2 is increased plant growth as a result of increased CO2 and that is all.
When will people wake up and realise that the whole global warming (read climate change) scenario is nothing more than a gigantic scam perpetrated at the highest levels of political bureaucracy for the benefit of a few and has absolutely no intended benefit for the planet, as there is no benefit?
Those promoting this are the only ones who will benefit, those opposed if they are successful in stopping it, get nothing. For my part any politician who supports this stupidity will not get my vote at the next election.
Anne Tolley and National take note. Currently that gives me very few options.