UK: Climate Change Bill 28th October - Laws should not be passed without evidence
To Individual MPs
28 Oct 2008
Dear Member ,
Climate Change Bill - What Evidence do you have for the need for these measures?
I am writing as a practicing scientist and Climate Realist, who believes in the evidence-based accountable scientific and political process, to ask you and other MPs to consider three grave matters concerning the Climate Change Bill due for Report Stage and Third Reading on 28th Oct 2008.
1. Global Warming is over and Global Warming Theory has failed.
There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent Climate Change.
According to Official data in every year since 1998 world Temperatures have been colder than that year yet CO2 has been rising rapidly.
The rate of decline of world temperature has got more rapid since 2002; and Arctic ice has increased in the last year : ( Including maps of ice extent: Arctic ice increasing rapidly
also see Increase by nearly a half million square miles
The UN IPCC predictions from 2000 have failed consistently and dramatically.
Temperatures have generally declined from the Bronze age 4,000 years ago while CO2 continually increased.
Whatever may have seemed plausible ten years ago the graphs of official data now available below explain the facts.
For how many more years must temperature fall before these baseless 'Climate Change policies are dropped?
If you are minded to support this Climate Change Bill may I please ask you if there is any other case in which you have supported making laws when there was no evidence for - indeed only evidence against - the reasoning on which the law was supposedly based?
Do you support the principle that no UK laws should be passed, or wars undertaken, without sound evidence?
For information on the provenance of more graphs and related matters please see the letter from an international group of 13 scientists and environmental experts to the UN Secretary General 14 Jul: http://www.lowefo.com/pdf/Letter_UN_Sec_Gen_Ban_Ki-moon.pdf
For informative letters to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Tim Yeo MP and others see:
2. The UN's Climate Committee - IPCC - is failing to present or covering-up data.
The CO2 graph in the top part of the panel immediately above ('Changes In greenhouse gases from ice-core and modern data') was presented in the IPCC (Feb) 2007: Summary for Policymakers - The Physical Science Basis. (51 author names) http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-spm.pdf - fig SPM1 on page 3.
No corresponding temperature graph was printed in that report so such publication - and accountability of the IPCC - was sought by the 13 scientists in the letter linked above to Ban Ki-moon. No acknowledgement or response has been received.
It was hoped that the UN would show some integrity; yet disgracefully the more recent IPCC ('Revised Layout Changes' Nov) 2007 Summary for Policymakers - Synthesis Report (40 author names) leaves out even the CO2 graph! http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/syr/ar4_syr_spm.pdf
Official temperature data of course refutes the claims that CO2 drives world temperatures.
If a political Party made such omissions in reporting donations would you have cause for concern?
Of the letters to the UN, Tim Yeo MP and The Prime Minister Gordon Brown none have acknowledged or replied except the Prime Minister's Office for which Defra is due to reply.
May I please request that you ask the Government, the UN IPCC and Tim Yeo MP Chair of the Environment Audit Committee to produce data supporting the case for their policies or withdraw those policies; and that you defer decision on this Climate Change Bill until such data has been produced - for example in response to the letter to the Prime Minister - and properly considered.
Do you support evidence-based science and accountability of public national and world institutions?
3. 'Progressive Lies' return to haunt their perpetrators.
The discredited ideology and business of CO2 driven Global Warming and Climate Change are part of the now disreputable bubble of false value creation. Just as the creators of false derivative and credit value have met their Nemesis so the Green Bubble will burst and the businesses of carbon trading, biofuels, windfarms and any number of green scams and consultancies will collapse.
Of course there are many individuals and interest groups who know that CO2 Climate theory is fatally flawed but choose to go along with it for other reasons - saving nature - public transport - stopping smoke pollution - supporting rainforests - making money from carbon fixing (oil companies) - thrift - taxation etc - anything you care to label as 'green'.
The problem however is that when the CO2 theory is publicly destroyed a lot of progressive ideas which should be valued in their own right will also be destroyed.
The notion expressed by Yvette Cooper MP (Imperial College 27 Oct) that Britain will benefit by leading 'The Green Revolution' is similarly doomed. Her policy of more coal fired power stations with carbon capture is potentially a great scheme for the using of UK coal but made insane by carbon capture which would double or near double the price of the electricity produced. The world NOW needs low cost energy and food not increases in both caused by 'green' rises in fuel prices and the burning of food (biofuels) in the name of 'saving the planet'.
Is there any example in history where a 'progressive lie' (eg around a false bogey) has benefited any other than spivs, warmongers or totalitarian regimes?
Will you withhold support for the Climate Change Bill and instead seek separate solutions for honest green policies such as defending biodiversity, and uphold integrity and accountability in science and public institutions?
Long range forecaster and astrophysicist (QMC) and first class Physics Imperial College
Presentation material (PowerPoint) available, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask: -
Global Warming & Climate Change - Not driven by CO2 - The Evidence. This includes forecasts that world temperatures will continue general decline to 2030 at least.
Recent piece in The Independent on Sunday:
CO2 the Gas Of Life - not a pollutant - Coal to diesel etc:
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=> October Review
=> November vital weather events
=> Climate Change anti-science, What is parliament up to? - feedback from above letter.