Copenhagen Climate Conference
It would appear that Lord Monckton’s blitzkrieg assault on the upcoming Copenhagen Climate Conference is starting to bear a little fruit. That is not to declare victory in any sense, but there is just the slightest chance that the backlash generated may give reason for pause — at least for now.
Lord Monckton’s full speech completely devastated the entire global warming argument by rebutting, point by point, every major claim in support of either man-made global warming or catastrophic climate change from any cause.
Long time OL members have been tracking the global warming swindle unfold, since at least 2003, according to what I could find in our archives. There is little doubt that the earth experienced a global warming trend that began about 1977 — what the argument is about is why.
True Believers are convinced beyond all logic and reason that the cause of the global warming trend is what the UN calls ‘anthropogenic’ or man-caused. I say it exceeds both logic and reason because they have to hold that opinion despite the fact that 96% of all so-called greenhouse gases occur naturally.
They are emitted by the oceans and lakes (5/6ths of the earth’s surface is water). Then there are volcanoes. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 spewed fifty times more pollutants into the atmosphere in one year than the cumulative total of all human activity — throughout the history of mankind!
The eruption was so massive that it cooled (rather than warmed) planetary temperatures by about 1.6 degrees for the next three years running. This is not new stuff — I’m largely relying on the information in our archives because they were reported as it happened, rather than after the details had been massaged by the propagandists.
Of the remaining five percent of so-called greenhouse gases, human activity accounts for about fourteen percent of the outstanding five percent of the planetary emissions not caused by oceans and volcanoes. The other 86% of the outstanding five percent is caused by rotting vegetation, animal carcasses, and, ahem, cow flatulence.
That’s why the really, really dedicated True Believers like Britain’s Lord Stern, author of the 2006 Stern Review on the cost of fixing global warming, think you should give up eating meat to save the planet.
Lord Stern, a former chief economist of the World Bank, believes that the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December should call for an increase in the price of meat and other foods that contribute to climate change.
In an interview with The [London] Times, he said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”
He added: “I think it’s important that people think about what they are doing and that includes what they are eating.”
So Lord Stern is recommending that everyone follow his example and not destroy the planet by becoming vegetarians like him. No, wait, that’s not right. Lord Stern isn’t a vegetarian at all. He wants you to give up meat-eating — so that he won’t have to.
Stern isn’t talking about abolishing the meat industry — just raising prices so high that only guys like Lord Stern can afford it.
In the eyes of elitists like Lord Stern (and most of the rest of the True Believers) the goal is to reduce meat consumption — the best way to accomplish that is to take it away from you.
That’s the reason that global warming is a political issue rather than a scientific one. It isn’t about saving the planet — it is about controlling it.
So, while the Copenhagen Conference has the potential to introduce global government, my sense is that it will instead be more like the UN’s Durban Conference on Racism — a miserable failure that will only serve to highlight the impotence of the current UN system.