For years, the US – and the rest of the Western world—has afforded a climate in which Attorneys General and Senators and Secretaries of State and even Presidents can conspire with university professors and heads of government science institutions and environmental PR companies and green NGOs can exploit green issues in which to wage continual war on both the economy and the consumer, often enriching themselves in the process while the rest of us get poorer and more constrained by needless taxes and regulations. …….
This scam is a disgrace and has gone on far too long.
- There are strong differences of opinion on all sorts of things. They persist, regardless of educational level or intellect.
- What we espouse, is affected both by what we believe personally, and by what we perceive that others around us believe.
- To speak of ‘the science of climate change’ as if it’s unambiguous, stable, complete, or unanimous, is to reflect an ignorance of science itself.
- All life forms, plant and animal, respire. They take in oxygen and glucose; and they give out carbon dioxide and water (and energy). Plants also photosynthesise (while there is daylight). Photosynthesis is respiration in reverse. Plants take in carbon dioxide and water (and energy), and they give out oxygen and glucose. Without carbon dioxide, there’d be no oxygen. Sort of takes your breath away, doesn’t it.
- There is a tide in the affairs of men. James Delingpole, the author of this piece, refers to a ‘tipping point’, and to ‘a dramatic shift’. Time will tell. The challenge for the strategists is whether to move ‘against the tide’, or to wait until the run is obvious.
- We are talking big business. Huge. According to Delingbole, ‘the global decarbonisation industry alone is worth at least $1.5 trillion a year.’ For some it’s a conscience issue, and a policy issue. For some it’s an expense. For some others it’s a revenue line. And for others again, it is all of the above.