Bash In Durban Ends. But The Great Climate Change Scam Rolls On

December 12, 2011

Bash In Durban Ends. But The Great Climate Change Scam Rolls On

Martin McCauley writes from Durban: So, another jamboree on climate change is over. It rolled on for an extra 36 hours, but little was actually agreed. Apart from taking a principled decision on having better food and booze served at the next gathering. There were the usual honeyed words about saving the planet for our children and grandchildren. Passionate words were said about the world getting warmer, the seas rising and life becoming more hazardous for everyone. The problem is, though, that the science available is not precise enough to draw conclusions about what the climate will be like in 20 or 50 years. Yet there’s a very vocal group of scientists who will tell you that the world will be 4° Celsius hotter in the near future. They tolerate no opposition. If a scientist queries... 

Introducing A New Dimension Into The Climate Change Debate: Who The Hell Cares?

July 9, 2010

Introducing A New Dimension Into The Climate Change Debate: Who The Hell Cares?

Adam Lovejoy writes: Pardon me for asking, but what is it about people who devote their whole lives to studying the weather? OK, the climate, if you’re fussy about these things. Imagine sitting all day in your office – OK, laboratory, if you insist on it – and getting all excited about the changes in temperature occurring across the world. And then writing it all down, and comparing it to temperatures in the previous years, and then writing boring articles and even whole books about it. That’s what they’ve been up to in the once world famous Climatic Research Unit (CRU), at the University of East Anglia, for, like, ages. Until they were caught out last year, sending each other emails and suggesting that it would be a fun thing to fiddle data on global warming and scare the shit out... 

Ways Of Tackling Global Warming Discussed. By Like Minded People

May 8, 2010

Ways Of Tackling Global Warming Discussed. By Like Minded People

Martin McCauley writes: Sir Tony Brenton, once Whitehall’s man in Moscow, has a new hobby: promoting global warming and discussing ways of tackling it. A bit like shadow boxing, if you ask me. Imagine a meeting between Sir Tony Brenton, or TB as we will call him, and his slightly nutty supporters. TB: Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t need to tell you that we are facing a crisis of immense proportions. Voices: It’s huge! It’s bigger than WW2. It’s so big that some people can’t see it. TB: We all know that if global warming would add 2 degrees to the temperature of our planet the vegetation will burn and the oceans will dry up. Life on planet Earth, as we know, will cease to exist. How are we to alert people to this catastrophe? Voice: Well, we have to explain to them first of all why... 

The Intricacies Of American Policy: Saving The Planet While Not Actually Saving It

April 5, 2010

The Intricacies Of American Policy: Saving The Planet While Not Actually Saving It

Martin McCauley writes: News that President Obama has decided to open up the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas exploration – Alaska is to come next – has caused and uproar among the environmentalists. There is even talk about Mr Obama selling out to the big oil companies. Imagine a meeting of the President and his advisers to devise a new energy policy. President: Guys, how come you told me I could easily get away with allowing off shore drilling? You said no one would object in this time of economic crisis for more jobs to be created and prices on petrol kept under control. Well guess what? Everyone’s noticed. What do we do now? Voice: But boss, things are not that bad. Especially as you’ve already announced that you are putting forward a climate change bill. That’ll... 

Climate Change Myth Is Causing Panic. Even Among Climate Change Biggest Fans

March 1, 2010

Climate Change Myth Is Causing Panic. Even Among Climate Change Biggest Fans

Martin McCauley writes: The global warming myth is going through a tough time. One by one, climatologists, who’ve been making a comfortable living up to now, are revealed as a bit of con-artists. Devastating evidence is produced on a daily basis, forcing the environmentalists on the defensive. Imagine an emergency meeting of the global warming lobby. Sir Albert Gore Blimey, chairing: Guys, things are getting out of control. We’ve been hammered like school kids. We’ve got to do something fast. Voice: The situation is really bad. Our guy in charge of the Climatic Change Institute at the University of East Anglia even tried to commit suicide, when his tricks with figures were revealed. So what if he invented a few facts – what’s the big deal? SAGB: It was a disgrace, the way... 

Of Climate Economics. And Of The Boomerang Effect Of Financial Aid

December 19, 2009

Of Climate Economics. And Of The Boomerang Effect Of Financial Aid

Dan Majestic reports from Copenhagen: Let me tell you a secret about financial aid to the developing world: it has a tendency to experience the boomerang effect. Money leaves the central banks of Western nations, or the IMF and the World Bank, spends a bit of time in the central banks of the receiving countries, and then ends up on private banks accounts in the West. That is how it worked for decades and that is how it will continue to work in the future. Otherwise it makes no sense to help developing nations. Which brings me to the historic Copenhagen climate conference, where developed countries have promised the developing nations, in a legally unbinding arrangement, that they will give them $30 billion over the next 3 years and raise that figure to $100 billion a year by 2020. So if you... 

Hot News From Copenhagen Summit: The Offer Of Free Sex Still Stands

December 10, 2009

Hot News From Copenhagen Summit: The Offer Of Free Sex Still Stands

Dan Majestic writes from Copenhagen: The big news here, folks, is that the local hookers, or sex workers, as they are more commonly known among Danish peasants, are still offering free services to all delegates of the climate conference, if they can produce a valid pass. I can tell you that top quality forged conference passes are in great demand here, as having one means receiving unlimited access to Danish ladies round the clock. I’ve been told that several delegations, including the Japanese and the Russians, have been absent from the conference most of the time, partying with the Danish sex-workers, and some of the Arab nationals have asked for additional passes to be issued to them. The Saudis, for example, ordered 10,000 passes, citing ‘an explosion of interest’, among their... 

Pussy Power: Copenhagen’s Hookers And The Climate Change Summit

December 7, 2009

Pussy Power: Copenhagen’s Hookers And The Climate Change Summit

Dan Majestic reports from Copenhagen: The battle against climate change has moved up a notch. The Danish Sex Workers Union (SWU) has announced that its members will be offering free pussy to all delegates of the Copenhagen climate conference, on presentation of a valid pass. Considering that the SWU includes under 1400 registered members and that there are around 20,000 people who will have a genuine conference pass, including 5000 members of the world media, it means that the next ten days will be a busy time for the Danish hookers: apart from the non-paying clients they would still have to service a few paying ones, to keep their books in order.It’s tough to be an opinionated prostitute, no doubt about it. As one of the leaders of the SWU told me, while turning me down as a non-paying... 

Of Climate Change. And Politicians Avoiding Their Direct Responsibilities

October 21, 2009

Of Climate Change. And Politicians Avoiding Their Direct Responsibilities

R.F.Wilson writes: Where would our politicians be without climate change? What other issue, be it mostly imaginary, gives them so many opportunities to come across as world statesmen, who are concerned not just for the welfare of their own nations but for the whole of mankind and for all future generations? The apocalyptical undertones in the climate change debate help even the most of mediocre leaders to turn, in the blink of an eye, into giants of politics, able to look into the distant future and see things that other mortals cannot. It is all a trick, of course, to distract attention from domestic failures, because it is so much easier to talk in global terms and promise to save the world rather than tackle day-to-day practical issues that influence people right here and right now. In... 

The ‘Greening’ Of Lord Mandelson Actually Played Into His Hands. And That’s A Shame

March 7, 2009

The ‘Greening’ Of Lord Mandelson Actually Played Into His Hands. And That’s A Shame

Thomas Mathew writes: We, at StirringTroubleInternationally, are no fans of Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary and the man who seems to be running the whole Labour government from behind the scenes. We have expressed our distaste for him and his methods of conducting his affairs on many occasions and even called on other journalists to go after him. But we most definitely do not approve of the incident that happened yesterday when a crazed looking climate change campaigner, Leyla Deen, threw a cup of green custard in Mandelson’s face when he got out of his car and walked, ironically, to a conference on environmentally clean industries. Having ‘greened’ the Business Secretary, as some hacks called it afterwards, Deen accused Mandelson of destroying the climate and then walked...