Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Climate Change - WSJ - The climate is changing

Great article from Tom Switzer of The Wall Street Journal, on how opinion around the world is turning against the religion of climate change.
When I say the climate is changing, I do not mean, as many people do, that man-made global warming is destroying Planet Earth. I mean that the politics of climate change is changing rapidly all over the globe. Al Gore's moment has come and gone.

In the United States, Democrats, nervously facing midterm elections, are calling on President Obama to jettison the cap-and-trade bills before the Senate. In Canada, the emissions-trading scheme—another term for cap-and-trade—is stalled in legislative limbo. In Britain, Tories are coming out against David Cameron's green stance. In the European Union, cap-and-trade has been the victim of fraudulent traders and the carbon price has more than halved to $18.50 per ton. In France, the Constitutional Council has blocked President Nicolas Sarkozy's tax on carbon emissions that was set to take effect in the New Year.

In Copenhagen, meanwhile, the United Nations' climate-change summit went up in smoke. And in Mexico City later this year hopes for any verifiable, enforceable and legally binding agreement to reduce greenhouse gases—and to bring in developing nations such as China and India that were, insanely, omitted from the Kyoto protocol in 1997—are a chimera.

Add to this that Washington was buried by record-breaking snowfalls last month, that hurricane activity is at a 30-year low in the U.S., that London is bracing itself for its coldest winter in decades, and that there has still been no recorded global warming this century, and it is no wonder public skepticism is rising across the world.....Continue reading


Bill (Transcriber) said...

Hey Steve, The link to "continue reading" in this post is coming back 404 not found.

Unknown said...

Don't mention the heatwave n Australia and New Zealand. That does not fit the "global cooling" agenda.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Norfolk Blogger

Don't mention the heatwave n Australia and New Zealand. That does not fit the "global cooling" agenda.

It is summer, it is bloody Australia, What did the expect, bloody snowballing fun at Kings Cross? Skiing holidays in Perth?

Anonymous said...

NB said...
"That does not fit the "global cooling" agenda."

Methinks he's living just a little too close to the University of East Anglia... bless.