Resistance to climate scam thrivingRichard Treadgold | December 12, 2010
More media taking firm stand against alarmists
Cancun anti-climate beach conference.
Around the world more and more publications, commentators and blog writers are declaring opposition to, even outright disgust of, the global warming scam.
Increasingly, people are waking up to the fact that, in the words of senior IPCC official, Ottmar Edenhofer, we must “free ourselves from the illusion” that international climate policy has anything to do with environmental problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.
That is in addition to the extreme disillusionment arising from the failure of the scientific climate predictions to come anywhere near true.
And that is additional to the unassailable refutations of the alarmists’ arguments, from claims of dangerous warming from the presence of CO2 (fundamental) to claims of warming itself (fundamental), sea level rise (fundamental), sea ice reduction (circumstantial), increased frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones (circumstantial), loss of glaciers (circumstantial), increased damage to coral reefs (misdirection), increased ocean “acidity” (blatant misdirection), movement of species (irrelevant) and increased neuroses brought on by fears of global warming (actually caused by the alarmists themselves, not their targets).
Here are two top-notch expressions of opposition to redistribution of funds in the name of fighting climate change – h/t Bob Carter.
Cancun Climate Summit Ridiculed in World Press
While United Nations global-warming dignitaries were invoking ancient Maya goddesses for help in hammering out a wealth-redistribution “climate” treaty, prominent columnists and publications around the world were heaping scorn and ridicule on the whole COP16 extravaganza currently under way in Cancun — even heralding the end of the whole “scam.”
From the United States and Canada to the United Kingdom, the amount of negative press for the climate hysterics — and their whole expensive confab in Mexico — is growing daily. And as UN leaders and climate negotiators ramp up the fear-mongering and propose ever-more ridiculous scams and taxes, the barrage of ridicule will likely continue.
“Scams die hard, but eventually they die, and when they do, nobody wants to get close to the corpse,” noted Washington Times editor emeritus Wesley Pruden in an opinion piece released last week. “The global-warming caravan has moved on, bound for a destination in oblivion.”
Skeptics Have Their Say at COP16, Press Refuses to Report
Amidst prayers to ancient Mayan goddesses, dire predictions of climate catastrophe, and alarmist proposals to ban everything from children to kerosene lamps, a few eminently qualified “skeptics” of the United Nations’ global-warming alarmism held a press conference at the summit in Cancun to share their views.
Organized by the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a market-oriented non-profit organisation that deals with environmental and development issues, the press conference was promoted as “an opportunity for journalists to balance their coverage of COP16 by listening to all points of view.” Very few reporters, however, bothered to show up — let alone balance their coverage.
An activist in a polar bear suit did attend. He was wearing a sign reading “I am fine.” Somebody from a British newspaper showed up, too. She wrote a scathing article about the press conference, which she described as “bizarre.” And that was about the extent of the coverage.
But as the announcement of the event explained, it is important that the media take a look at what other scientists are saying. “The scientific case for catastrophic man-made global warming continues to erode along with public support around the globe,” CFACT stated. And if reporters had listened to what the experts had to say, they might have realised that the UN’s global-warming “science” is certainly not “settled.”
More is to come; watch this space.