I recently sent three points to Australian Government Senators.
The Emmissions Trading Scheme will impose large costs for purely symbolic benefit at a time when many ordinary Australians are hurting.
- It will not change global temperatures;
- It will force Australian industries and jobs overseas and;
- It will make Australians poorer; while it's richer not poorer nations that are better able to protect their natural environment.
A Victorian ALP Senator at least had the decency to respond albeit in a form, party-line response.
This is my response to Senator Gavin Marshall, ALP Victoria
To say I am disappointed in your form, party line, reply would be an understatement.
World wide discussion and opinion around Global Warming/Climate Change/Carbon Pollution (or what ever it’s called this week) and the rush to ‘do something’ is based more on ideology than on proper observable scientific study and conclusion.
To act now based on the assumptions of a few scientists using computer modelling, working within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to ‘prove’ global warming, is the height of irresponsibility. The overwhelming body of empirical evidence, not computer modelling (or an agenda), shows no correlation between man-made emissions of CO2 and climate change. This is incontrovertible Senator.
Any warming seen to the present time is completely within natural variations of temperature change in the last 10,000 years. In fact just 1000 years ago it was much warmer than it is now.
Here are 4 points of empirical evidence that prove without doubt that to do anything drastic now is completely unnecessary.
- Firstly, the greenhouse signature, the telltale “warmspot” warming pattern predicted by the IPCC does not exist. Despite weather balloons scanning the skies for the last few years there isn’t even a hint of its existence.
- Secondly, newer, more detailed analysis of data from ice core samples shows that instead of carbon forcing up temperature, for at least the last 500,000 years, temperatures have increased before a rise in CO2 levels. This lag is around 800 years. The opposite conclusion was used in modelling by the IPCC making the outcomes contradictory to the evidence.
- Thirdly, Temperatures are simply not rising! Empirical evidence from satellites processing data twice daily shows there has been no warming since 1998. In fact there is some evidence of a sharp fall in temperature. How many years of NO GLOBAL WARMING will it take to get this point across?
- Lastly, Carbon Dioxide is doing almost all the warming it can. Adding twice as much CO2 doesn’t make twice the difference. The first molecules of CO2 to enter the atmosphere matter, but as more is added there is less and less effect.
Senator, like you I am certain Climate Change is happening too! It always has and always will. The questions are:
- Is It Man Made?
- Is it within natural variations?
- Do we need to do anything?
- And is anything we do going to make any difference anyway?
Senator you say Kevin Rudd trusts the 2500 scientists associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- Of the 2500 scientists only 600 dealt with climate science.
- Of those 600 only 308 reviewed the second revision.
- Of the 308, only 5 commented on all 5 chapters.
- Of the crucial chapter “understanding and attributing climate change” only seven of the 62 reviewers could be deemed impartial.
- Two of those reviewers did not agree with the final statement.
- So just 5 scientists agreed with the statement of the IPCC attributing Global warming to CO2. That’s well short of 2500 Senator Marshall.
If you want more evidence, nearly 32,000 scientists co-signed a petition at www.petitionproject.org stating:
“there is no conclusive evidence CO2 causes climate change".
Also, 35 scientists from 14 countries contributed to a report released in June, Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).
You can find it here.http://www.nipccreport.org/index.html
I suggest you read this important work before you make any further decisions or send out misinformed replies.
We need honest, competent politicians who make decisions based on fact, not Green ideology. The senate will be held accountable by the electorate for its decision on this issue Senator.