One of our regular users (with the apt forum name "Climate Realist" who also coined the phrase "Climate Fools Day") has sent in a letter to us about his visit to the "Climate Fools Day" meeting at the Houses of Parliament. John (climaterealist) also had the following to say about the "Opposing View
" put forward by Leo Hickman concerning his Guardian article Cabal of climate sceptics to descend on UK parliament
I'd like to say a big thanks to Piers, Gabe and Sammy for putting on this meeting and it was a real pleasure to hear your presentations, meet and chat with you all. I have posted this comment on the Guardian weblog article by way of a kind of review of the meeting as an attendee:-
"Having attended this excellent but all too short Climate Fools Day meeting yesterday, I had to look up the word "Cabal" to see if this description matched up to the reality. :-
[kuh-bal] Show IPA
noun, verb, -balled, -bal·ling.
1. a small group of secret plotters, as against a government or person in authority.
2. the plots and schemes of such a group; intrigue.
3. a clique, as in artistic, literary, or theatrical circles. –verb (used without object)
4. to form a cabal; intrigue; conspire; plot."
As the meeting was far from secret and actually invited members of the government and at least one serving MP attended, no plotting went on, only presentation of data and knowledge, and certainly no intrigue or schemes. I can conclude that the Guardian, as usual is so far from the mark it is laughable.
I see some of the above comments take the usual low warmist "ad-hominem" tatcics, i.e. you cannot argue with the facts and data presented so let's try to undermine the person presenting those facts and data. Well, all I can say to you guys and gals is next time, instead of trying to dismiss the whole event safely from a distance and anonymously via the internet, next time please do come along in person with an open mind, ask questions and listen to what the speakers have to say. You will be surprised and might just find the whole event an eye opener.
Far from a "bunch of evil deniers", I met and spoke with a group of very nice people who happen to be passionate about getting the truth out about climate change. I.E. that climate change is not caused by man, we are not in any imminent danger from alleged human caused climate change and that there is no need at all to implement all the crazy carbon reduction schemes and cripple the world's economy in so doing.
In fact two themes covered yesterday spring to mind- fear cold -and not warming, which is over anyway, the next ice age will eventually come- and one of the speakers held up a lump of coal and then an ear of wheat saying "this" (the coal) when burnt makes this (the wheat).
So in summary, a great meeting, sadly cut short by the demands and rules of Parliament, the speakers could all have said more and allowed formal time for questions (which I managed to ask of them post meeting), and also a great opportunity to visit the magnificent building that is the houses of Parliament.
All you Guardian readers and man-made global warming believers, come along next time, listen and hopefully learn. It is about time you were exposed to the truth about climate change.