Sir Humphrey Appleby (Cabinet Secretary): I have returned with the answer to all your problems. Global warming.
Jim Hacker (Prime Minister): I thought you were against it?
Humphrey: Everybody’s against it, Prime Minister. I suddenly realised that is the beauty of it. We can get a unanimous agreement with all of our European partners to do something about it.
Jim: But how can we do something about something that isn’t happening?
Humphrey: But it doesn’t matter what we think. If everyone else thinks it’s real, they’ll all want to stop it. So long as it doesn’t cost too much. So the question now is, what are we going to do about it?
Jim: But if it isn’t happening, what can we do about it?
Humphrey: Oh, there’s so much we can do, Prime Minister. We can impose taxes, we can stiffen European rules about carbon emissions, rubbish disposal. We can make massive investments in wind turbines. We can, in fact, Prime Minister, under your leadership, agree to save the world.
Extract from Yes Prime Minister: 2013, Episode 6, “A Tsar is Born”.
Why has the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) failed to tell the general public and politicians that, since 1998, more than 31,000 scientists, including geophysicists, climatologists, meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists, signed the Oregon Petition, that rejects climate alarmism. Included in the petition signatories were over 9,000 scientists with PhD’s? Those more than 31,000 of scientists have supported the statements that: “The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology and damage the health and welfare of mankind.” And: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” http://www.petitionproject.org/
Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that atmospheric carbon dioxide has never driven global temperature at any time over the last 500 million years?
Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that there are now more than 1,300 peer-reviewed, published papers promoting skeptical arguments that demolish climate alarmism?
Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is not an impartial body of the world’s best climate scientists? Rather it is a political/ideological group, spawned from the United Nations (UN) to persuade developed nations to de-industrialise and transfer their wealth to those developing countries that simply want it.