A few months ago Piers and I had a challenge, the problem was "how do we fund and support the next "Climate Fools Day". The first CFD in 2009, was at Imperial Collage London at a tune of something like £1,500, but money was not the issue at the time.
The real issue for CFD2009 was how could we, a bunch of "deniers", get our foot in the door of that particular establishment. Our trump card for that meeting was one of those "it's not what you know, it's who you know" things, and the Associate President Physicist, John Sanderson of the Royal College Of Science was key for that event to take place. John has been a supporter WeatherAction.com for many years, and the college found it difficult to close any doors on the "Deniers" when faced with an Associate President calling the tune, hey presto, CFD2009 got off the ground.
For CFD 2010 it was a completely different story, although we had John Sanderson, we had no spare funds available, and any doors that were there to be opened had to be paid for with hard cash, in spite of people and media perception of "deniers", they are NOT funded by oil companies, the cupboards ARE bare.
Those of us who "network" will recognise the "it's not what you know, it's who you know" method, and it came up trumps again for the second time in two years. In attendance at CFD2009 was Sammy Wilson, at that time the Environment minister for Northern Ireland. Sammy was and is, a brilliant "talking head", he can lift an audience within a few sentences and his knowledge of our side of the argument is on a par with the best. The acquaintance we made with Sammy last year is the very reason why CFD2010 took place, without him there would have been nothing doing.
Updated below with comments by Piers Corbyn & John O'Sullivan with NEW video link
It's thanks to Sammy Wilson this years fight in England and the rest of the world, against the complete stupidity of "Man Made" climate change went ahead at the Houses of Parliament. This symbolic gesture of the "deniers" attending a room in the "House of Commons" in the very same building that in 2008, gave birth to the biggest burden to the English tax payer is ever likely to see, for a problem that does NOT even exist!
We the "deniers" were there to promote evidence based science against a failed "hypothesis" that is set to ruin the economy of the world, and as our "Dutch" speaker "Jens Rodrup" informed us, AGW is built on a modern day version of "the emperors new clothes".
We all have no doubt that science WILL win in the end in this debate and not a "consensus". It is my personal belief that It has been greed that has won over those fraudulent individuals who have put forward their case for co2 being the villain of the peace, and that they have now had their day.
No money or the safety of nations who pay for bad science can halt the weather turning warmer or cooler in the future, there is NO control that humans and their co2 have over that, our climate IS controlled by the Sun and those who can fortell the future of that science are astrophysicists and NOT politicians, and certainly NOT the MET OFFICE.
The ONLY thing these "climate fools" have achieved in the past 20 or so years, is the corruption of science, and who knows what the aftermath holds with that. My fear is when science is no longer a friend of education but a tool for politics, society will decend and revert back to the time of "Man Made" superstition, and we all should know where that goes.
In the words of Christopher Booker, also at CFD2010.........
"It's Time We Challenged This Nonsense"
And how right he is, you should listen and see what else the others had to say, there will be several YouTube's available soon, meanwhile here are a few photos......
Room 10 House of Commons
Rev. Philip Foster
Who else has the World in his hand - Piers Corbyn
John O'Sullivan awards Piers with $10,000, more on that story later
Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, this is me sitting behind Sammy (photo by Hans Schreuder)