Here are a couple of great press releases from Viv Forbes of The Carbon Sense Coalition which arrived while I was away. The first raises issues such a the degree of environmental destruction caused by various governments bio-fuel fetishes that I have posted on a number of times in the past. These matters are highly relevant and highlight the law of unintended consequences:
“Warmists are Eco-vandals.”
We must assess the environmental damage caused by global warming alarmists.
Six stand out.
Firstly, by mandating the use of bio-fuels for motor vehicles, they have accelerated clear felling of tropical forests for palm oil plantations.
Secondly, by subsidizing ethanol production, they have increased the area of cultivated land covered with a sterile monoculture of ethanol crops. This also created a grain shortage and soaring food prices.
Thirdly, their silly carbon credit rules have replaced productive native pastures with monotonous forests of woody weeds that harbor feral pests and provide the ready fuel for wild fires. This problem is exacerbated by their bans on clearing regrowth.
Fourthly, by putting carbon taxes on coal but not on wood, they have increased legal and illegal logging to feed thermal power stations on wood. This also increases power costs.
Fifthly, their blind worship of piddle-power has blighted vast areas of land and seashore with noisy and ugly wind towers and solar panels and scarred the landscape with their network of transmission lines and maintenance roads.
And finally, by their vilification of coal, they have delayed the provision of clean electricity to Indian and Chinese cities, thus increasing the choking Asian smog caused by open air burning of wood, dung, coal, coke, cardboard and rubbish.
Oblivious to all of this damage to the environment and living costs, climate continues to change naturally, in tune with the sun.
“We are not about to fry.”
The professional purveyors of panic in the Global Warming Industry continue to scare impressionable children and politicians with tall tales. Their most gruesome story is that earth is about to reach a tipping point, causing runaway warming, after which we all fry.
There is no evidence to support such scare mongering.
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere continue to grow, while solar activity and world temperatures continue to fall - no evidence of tipping.
Moreover, the past tells us that the current mixture of gases in the atmosphere is not unusual or extreme. How these gases behave will be governed by the laws of physics and chemistry, whatever they are.
Although our views of the laws of science may change as knowledge grows, there is no chance that the science changes - just our understanding.
If the atmosphere contains much the same levels of gases and vapors now as in the past, then the chemical and physical reactions will be the same as they were in the past.
In the past, CO2 levels were five to 10 times higher than now and there was no tipping point.
Therefore CO2 cannot cause runaway warming. Past experience has proved it.