You are currently browsing the monthly archive for January 2011.
The dramatic ‘World’ island project in Dubai has run into a spot of bother. Its sinking. Global warmist might even now be getting up a head of steam. They would be advised not to bother.
Its not the oceans rising inexorably and in step to the beat of oure carbon footsteps (though we can be sure much carbon was expended in creating our Dubai World). No. Ice in the Antarctic is thickening not lessening. There is nothing particularly abnormal about the Arctic ice melt and refreeze cycle.
The land in Dubai is artificial – its nothing to do with global warming – its about bad construction. Cowboy builders. and Architects. And Engineers.
But be warned. Land elsewhere is disappearing – and disappearing ate a geological rate of knots. As an example, Greece is inch by inch bit by bit slowly sinking into the Mediterranean, or rather sliding into the Med. Its nothing to do with rising water but falling land. It would be absurd to think that; the mountains of Greece are slowly subsuming into the sea.
But not as absurd as the delusions of mad economics and construction. Funny things climate and geology.
The point which deserves publicising is that a well worn allegation is junk. That is that 97% of a large survey agree with the notion of man made global warming.
You have to question the motives of the perpetrators when they so massively misrepresent facts. Not to mention the gullibility of activists, academics journalists and politicians who swallow it.
From a poll of over 10,000 scientists only 3000 respond and of those only 75 out of 77 claim to be climate scientists. So from this 75 out of 10,000 becomes 97%. As ‘Climate Consensus Opiate’ say ….
The original number contacted was 10,157 and of those, 69% decided they didn’t want any part of it, but they were the original target population. When the figure of 75 believers is set against that number, we get a mere 0.73% of the scientists they contacted who agreed with their loaded questions.
Nobody likes a tax increase and nobody likes a 20% tax on anything. But a perceptive shopper interviewed by SKY on the day of the VAT increase did not quite give the answer that the reporter was fishing for. ‘If they did not put it on VAT they would have to make cuts elsewhere’, she said.
It seems to me this lady would make a better shadow chancellor than Alan Johnson. He favours a direct tax on jobs (NICs) rather than an indirect tax on goods (most of which are imported anyway), but he still claims VAT will cause job losses but NICs will not.
When it come to economics Johnson does not know which day of the week it is – he even does not know what Labour Policy of the week it is. But in doing this he is simply playing to the wishful thinking of his party supporters, ‘deficit what deficit?’ they cry. No need for cuts, well not serious ones. A bit of a growth pill will cure us – dissolved in a beaker of inflation.
The reality is that even with the cuts our debt will be costing us £60 billion a year in interest payments alone by 2015. £60 billion we cannot spend one way or another on ourselves – but must give away to foreigners. All simply because Gordon Brown could not live within our means.
And given half a chance Labour would do it all over again. Spending is a disease, and with them it is incurable.