James Delingpole: Global Warming Debate as Important as Winning World Wars

Source: JEFF POOR newsbusters.org

“I think what we are fighting now is a war as important in its way as the wars of violence that our fathers and our grandfather fought in the first World War, the second World War, because ultimately what we’re fighting for is exactly the same thing. What we are fighting for is liberty.” ~James Delingpole

18 May 2010—If you asked people what the two key events in the 20th century were, most would likely point to World Wars I and II because they transformed civilization. However, can something like the debate over climate change be as equally transformative?

James Delingpole spoke at the Heartland Institute’s International Conference on Climate Change on May 17, and insisted he wasn’t being hyperbolic when he likened the climate change debate to the two world wars. Delingpole, who coined the term “ClimateGate,” alleged the debate of the issue and the potential policies it may lead to would in fact shape the world as those two events had.

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Now It’s Cowgate

Source: Telegraph

Expert report says claims of livestock causing global warming are false

It is becoming difficult to keep pace with the speed at which the global warming scam is now unravelling. The latest reversal of scientific “consensus” is on livestock and the meat trade as a major cause of global warming – one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to eco-vegetarian cranks. Now a scientific report delivered to the American Chemical Society says it is nonsense. The Washington Times has called it “Cowgate”.

The cow-burp hysteria reached a crescendo in 2006 when a United Nations report ominously entitled “Livestock’s Long Shadow” claimed: “The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents). This is a higher share than transport.” This led to demands in America for a “cow tax” and a campaign in Europe at the time of the Copenhagen car crash last December called Less Meat=Less Heat.

Source: Guardian

On a related note: The trillion-dollar question is: who will now lead the climate battle?

Political and business leaders gather this week in an attempt to revive the world’s faltering challenge to global warming. But they face a battle to lift the cloud of scepticism that has descended over climate science and chart a new way forward.

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European fraudsters steal $7B in carbon credit scam

Source: cbc.ca

Fraud within Europe’s carbon credit trading system has cost taxpayers more than $7 billion in the last 18 months, European police said Friday.

Officials at Europol, the body in charge of co-ordinating police forces inside the European Union, say fraudulent activity on the EU’s Emission Trading System was first suspected in late 2008 when police noticed the volume of trades in certain countries would mysteriously spike.

“It is estimated that in some countries, up to 90 per cent of the whole market volume was caused by fraudulent activities,” Europol said.

Since late 2008, the total value of fraudulent activity is believed to be in excess of five billion euros ($7.7 billion Cdn) from bogus trades in European unit allowances, or EUAs, the credits that companies in some countries buy to offset their greenhouse gas output. continue reading

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Warmists overwhelmed by fear, panic and deranged hatred as their ‘science’ collapses

Source: JAMES DELINGPOLE telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole

5 March 2010—A sharp-eyed viewer has noticed that when I was debating George Monbiot on TV yesterday and I mentioned that his cherished “peer-reviewed science” had been discredited by Climategate he bared his teeth like a cornered cur. Says my body language expert John Lish:

“It was a quite aggressive and defensive gesture which was noticeable when he was attempting to dismiss you (talking about peer review). A definite body-language sign of being rattled. He’s definitely uncomfortable about what’s occurring and others will have spotted that as well.”

Monbiot isn’t the only one. Consider the paranoid tone of this email from climate-fear-promoter Paul Ehrlich, during an exchange with fellow members at the National Academy of Scientists on how best to deal with the Denier threat: (Hat tip: Marc Morano)

“Most of our colleagues don’t seem to grasp that we’re not in a gentlepersons’ debate, we’re in a street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies who play by entirely different rules.”

All this is a roundabout way of answering one of my editors’ kind suggestions that I respond to this morning’s front page story in which some desperate scientists at the embarrassing, useless and parti pris Met Office have apparently attempted to repair their creaky, wheel-less AGW bandwagon with a hurried new botch job report. Sorry, but I don’t think many of us are going to fall for this nonsense any more.

Monbiot tried it on yesterday with his free two and half minute propaganda broadcast generously funded by the BBC’s The Daily Politics show in which he rehashed all his old arguments (man’s selfishness, rising sea-levels, plight of the poor, wind farms, blah di blah di blah) as though Climategate, Glaciergate, Pachaurigate, Amazongate, Africagate et al had never happened. Now the MET office is having a go.

Sorry chaps, it won’t wash. The debate has moved on. It’s not about “the science” any more. (Not that it ever was). It’s about economics. Politics. Money. The taxpayer versus Big Government.

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MPs Quiz Phil Jones at UK Science and Technology Select Committee

1 Mar 2010—Professor Phil Jones, who has stepped down as the director of Climatic Research Unit (CRU) based at the University of East Anglia (UEA) pending the findings of an independent inquiry, is questioned in public for the first time since the internet posting of the East Anglia scientists’ emails.

Global warming claims of future increases in temperature are based on flawed computer models. The models are protected from investigation by proprietary patent claims by the companies that made the software models. The flawed software models give inaccurate results which support global warming claims.

In part 2 of the video above, Professor Edward Acton, vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia, told the committee that it was not possible to make the entire international data set available because of a “commercial promise”. “We are longing to publish it”, he said. He explained that a number of contributing nations—including Canada, Poland and Sweden—had refused to make their segments of data publicly available.

MPs quiz ‘climategate’ scientist (BBC)

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995 (Daily Mail)

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After Hawkins-McConnell KTKK Interview-Utah Passes Resolution Calling on EPA to Stop CO2 Reduction Programs

Abel Danger awards the Utah House of Representatives it’s first ever “You Get It!” award for passing the Climate Change Joint Resolution.

1 Jan 2010—Utah State Representatives introducted House Joint Resolution 12 which implies that climate change science is a conspiracy and urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to stop all carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs.

Citing the hacked emails between scientists at the Climate Research Unit at University of East Anglia and their colleagues, the resolution states there is “a well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome” and declares that the EPA’s endangerment finding is “based on flawed climate data.”

The resolution calls on the EPA “to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its ‘Endangerment Finding’ and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of the climate data conspiracy and global warming science can be substantiated.”

4 Feb 2010—A legislative committee moved House Joint Resolution 12 to the Utah House floor on a vote of 10-to-1.

9 Feb 2010—At 7 am in Salt Lake City, David Hawkins and Field McConnell appeared on Utah’s Jack Stockwell radio talk show (KTKK AM 630) and discussed the 9/11 Carbon scam and associated cat bond risks to state pension funds. Later that day, Utah’s House of Representatives passed the climate change resolution (56-17) which now goes to the state Senate (we’ll be watching).

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