Today a two week United Nations climate change summit begins in the South African coastal city of Durban. Thousands of suits, representing the world's governments, will gather to pose on this world stage and insist they're taking action against emissions. The usual build-up hype provided by politicians and the media has been lacking in recent weeks. Probably because the politicos know they've been rumbled.
The scaremongering continues with the Guardian proclaiming global emissions need to start to fall within the next five years or so - or else. Or else what?
Where did the global warming theory originate? With the amount of 'scientific' evidence floating round the MSM and BBC the past few years, many may have thought all these scientists can't be wrong, so assumed the scientists brought the threat to the public's attention. Not so. The threat of catastrophic warming was launched by the United Nations to promote climate treaties that would transfer wealth from rich countries to developing countries.
This is important. The global warming theory did not come from a breakthrough in scientific research because scientists don't yet understand global climate. The science is in its infancy.
"First off, there isn't a consensus among scientists.
Don't let anybody tell you there is.”
- Dr. Charles Wax, past president of the American Association of State Climatologists
From the beginning the global warming theory was political and the political mouthpiece, the IPCC, was funded to report on how man was changing the climate. However recently I sense a more sceptical public - with the exception of the global warming alarmists who believe that man-made CO2 threatens life on earth and are prepared to sacrifice life to fight it. The first tranche of leaked emails suggested certain scientists were working towards a pre-defined objective while the emails recently leaked more or less confirm that idea. One blogger thinks there is more to come. Quite possibly.
Once again I'll be criticised for not wanting the world to be a healthier and cleaner environment. I do, but I consider my efforts are based on common sense rather than the fear that I must do x,w or z, in case the political global warming theory is true.
It does scare me that Scotland's present government is putting all its eggs in the one basket. An independent Scotland will not survive long-term on renewable industries alone, particularly when these industries are owned by other countries and Scotland will only be producing a percentage of the work force.
We could produce many more skilled workers if our education system provided a quality vocational system for our young from around the age of 14, instead of insisting all children follow a rigid curriculum until they are of an age to leave school. By that time many of these children have lost the enthusiasm to learn such skills, because our education system refused to recognise their needs.
That's a topic for another post though. This one is for you to imagine how much of the world's hard-earned taxes are being spent in Durban for the next two weeks. Happy Monday morning!