Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And so say all of us

"Global warming is heading to the same dustbin of history as Y2K, SARS and swine flu – another manufactured scare peddled primarily to make vast profits for corrupt elitists at the expense of the general public. The entire fraud is collapsing under the weight of its own lies as new revelations of IPCC deception and bias emerge on an almost daily basis thanks to the sterling work of climate skeptics who have had their convictions vindicated."

This is from Prison Planet - and there is much more to come.

If the Conservatives had any political acumen, they would be looking for ways to bail out, and make political capital out of Gordon Brown's continued and expensive commitment to the global warming scam. So far, though, there is no sign of that other "true believer", David Cameron, getting the message. In response to an e-mail from one of our readers about "Climategate", this was received from his office:
Thank you very much for getting in touch with David Cameron about your concerns over the integrity of climate scientists at the IPCC. I apologise for the delay in replying but over the last couple of months there has been a huge increase in the number of e-mails David has received each day and it taking us a little longer than usual to reply to each one.

I can see that you feel recent allegations have cast doubt over the case for climate change, and the integrity of the science. However, our view is that public policy on climate change has been built over many years, with input from a wide variety of expert sources, and we do need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions.

It is always right to keep an open mind, and question scientific theories. But, those in favour of doing nothing on the basis of scientific scepticism need to show that the risks we run by not acting are small and manageable. Given all the information and evidence we now have, that is a very difficult case to make.

I will, of course, ensure that David is made aware if your concerns, but I am afraid we may have to agree to disagree on this issue.

Whatever your views are, we cannot afford not to go green. The UK economy is still dependent for more than 90 per cent of its energy needs on fossil fuels, which increasingly come from imports. With the era of cheap oil now well and truly over, our fossil fuel dependency is making us uncompetitive and vulnerable to geopolitical shocks.

We can build a secure, prosperous future, but only if we start the work of transforming our national energy infrastructure now, by increasing energy efficiency and reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Being at the cutting edge of new technologies in the energy industry is precisely the action that is needed to prevent the power cuts the Government is predicting by 2017, and it ensures that Britain's consumers and businesses are protected against the consequences of volatile and rising oil prices into the future.

We need to make the transition to a low carbon economy urgently, and I hope you'll agree that our plans for a Low Carbon Economy will help create hundreds of thousands of jobs, raise skills and improve Britain's competitiveness.

Thank you, once again, for taking the time and trouble to write.
The fascinating thing about this response is that it demonstrates that Cameron, whose only claim to fame is that he is a politician, isn't even very good at politics. Anyone with their political antennae attuned to the public mood would realise that this line is a sure-fire loser.

But Cameron – like Prince Charles and much of the establishment – is a true believer. He will go down with the ship, wondering where the iceberg came from, complaining of the injustice of it all. But a man like that is not safe to let near government, any more so than the present incumbent. No one, with any conscience, can vote for such a fool.

The sad thing is that the polticians in this country - and the poltical blogosphere, which follows their agenda - are (with some very notable and honourable exceptions) in a state of denial. We can see this from the lack of coverage on the British political blogosphere, compared with the likes of this from Small Dead Animals.

Having not followed the issues, and largely incapable of understanding them, and without a political lead from their champions - who are also all at sea - that tiny, self-regarding corner of the blogosphere is silent. The political classes have retreated from politics - one of the most important and vibrant political issues of the day - engrossing themselves in navel-gazing which is almost pitiful to watch.