by Roger Tattersall
Roger is a founding member of Clexit: https://clexit.net/about/
He also runs the astrophysics, climate science and energy policy blog: http://tallbloke.wordpress.com.
He is very active in the Brexit campaign. http://leavemeansleave.eu
The UK’s political class is being dragged reluctantly towards taking Britain out the EU as the majority of the electorate instructed them to do in the 2016 Brexit referendum.
People power is also asserting itself on climate policy as voters wake up to the facts:
- So-called “renewable energy” is expensive and unreliable.
- Carbon taxes are unpopular and damage economies.
- The largest countries such as the USA, China, India and Russia are not committing to significant real emissions reduction.
- There is no convincing evidence that reducing emissions will make a measurable reduction to global surface temperature (even if that was a worthwhile goal).
Researcher Bjorn Lomborg recently published a paper in which he estimates that even using the IPCC’s own inflated formulas that relate global temperatures to atmospheric CO2, economy-crippling reductions in emissions might reduce surface temperature by an unmeasurable 0.02o C to 0.05o C by the year 2100. Meanwhile these emission-reduction rules are killing the economy and inflating electricity prices. Plain common sense tells us that these policies are wasting resources and money.
Moreover, the science is not settled. At the recent Porto Climate Conference, presentations were made by experts on diverse subjects including:
- CO2 sensitivity (low),
- sea level changes (1.1mm/year globally),
- the insignificance of bovine flatulence,
- the possibility that it is atmospheric mass which affects surface temperature rather than the percentages of ‘greenhouse gases’ in the atmosphere,
- the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell tower inferno which was caused by EU regulations driven by “climate-scare”.
In addition, climate policies tied to foreign aid are forcing African people to continue cooking over charcoal and dung because electrical power generation on a large scale is deemed “undesirable”. And while boosting the use of biomass may help “green energy” statistics, it also shortens lives and reduces the ability of African societies to add value to the raw materials they produce. There are also knock-on effects which are driving mass migration.
Climate change is not the problem – climate policy is! We urge all Governments to exit their destructive climate policies.