By Viv Forbes
As usual, the climate alarmists have outdone themselves in describing Cyclone Sandy which recently hit the US coast and New York. Naturally they claim it is yet another example of the many climate disasters we will face if we do not repent of our deadly carbon sins and perform penance by paying our carbon tax penalty.
But it was not the world’s deadliest cyclone and probably broke no records. The main difference is that today many more people now live along the coasts in the cyclone alleys of the world, so there is more damage to humans and their infrastructure than ever before.
Wind Farms and Wind Bags
“Wind farms are like bad politicians:
Make a lot of noise, cost a lot of money,
A blight on the landscape, bloody inefficient,
And there's far too many of 'em.
Feedback from JC, a reader of “Carbon Sense”.
Harnessing Wind Power and Wind Bags
Cartoon by permission: Steve Hunter
Carbon dioxide plant food?
Those who don’t believe that carbon dioxide is a plant food should look at this experiment which anyone could reproduce.
The Last Word – by their words we shall know their agenda
Here is a small selection of quotes on “Climatism” from a great new resource of quotes, compiled by Steve Goreham:
The real agenda: “If you ask me, it’d be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it.”
- Amory Lovins, environmentalist, Mother Earth News, Nov.-Dec. 1977
“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
- Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Dr. John Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, 1970, p. 32
“The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.” - Jeremy Rifkin, environmentalist, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 19, 1989
Peak energy: “Coal is a portable climate.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, US author, 1860
“Oil production should peak out around the world in the early 1990s…” - James Schlesinger, former US Energy Secretary, Time Magazine, Apr. 25, 1977
“We are not running out of oil and gas. We are running into oil and gas. Predictions of peak oil and gas are not only being made for the wrong year and decade, but also for the wrong century.” - Dr. Robert Bradley, Institute for Energy Research web site, July 7, 2011
Follow the money: “He [Al Gore] impressed us all at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. We invited him to an internal meeting in April 2007 during which we discussed the issue of climate change extensively. A few months later, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment. We then created a fund that invests in companies that position themselves as climate-neutral. Within two months almost 10 billion dollars flowed into this fund. Can you imagine? 10 billion! There has never been such an overwhelming success.” - Kevin Parker, Director of Global Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov. 15, 2010
Misuse of science and manipulation of data: “Al Gore likes to say that mankind puts 70 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every day. What he probably doesn’t know is that mother nature puts 24,000 times that amount of our main greenhouse gas—water vapor—into the atmosphere every day and removes about the same amount every day. While this does not ‘prove’ that global warming is not man-made, it shows that weather systems have by far the greatest control over the Earth’s greenhouse effect, which is dominated by water vapor and clouds.”
- Dr. Roy Spencer website, “Global Warming and Nature’s Thermostat,” January 28, 2008
“We have discovered that the warming in New Zealand over the past 156 years was indeed man-made, but it had nothing to do with emissions of CO2—it was created by man-made adjustments of the temperature.”
- New Zealand Climate Science Coalition web site, Nov. 25, 2009
Here is where to find this great collection of quotes on Climatism: