Tuesday 15 January 2013

The Only Solution Is My Solution

The following Grauniad headline gets my prize for best of 2013 so far:

Rogue geoengineering could 'hijack' world's climate
The deployment of independent, large-scale "geoengineering" techniques aimed at averting dangerous warming warrants more research because it could lead to an international crisis with unpredictable costs to agriculture, infrastructure and global stability, said the Geneva-based WEF in its annual Global Risks report
Haha !  They don't like it up 'em, Captain Mainwaring.  But aside from 'independent' not fitting with 'dictated by the green lobby', what exactly is the problem ?   Let's turn to the report:
A long series of ethical, legal and scientific questions quickly arises about countless knock-on effects that might be much more difficult to assess ... Almost any change in weather and climate patterns is likely to create winners and losers, but determining causation and quantifying impacts on any given region or country would be a massive challenge.
What, unintended consequences ?  Well, b****r me !  That would be like, err, when you subsidise biofuels and discover that entire forests are being felled, and food-stocks diverted, for use as fuel ?  Or when you subsidise solar power and find that your electricity grid can't cope ?  Or when you implement 'green' policies and find that your CO2 emissions are rising ?

"Determining causation and quantifying impacts would be a massive challenge" !!  

Are they reading what they are writing ?



Blue Eyes said...

Yup, apparently Germany is building huge numbers of coal powers stations thanks to its heavy investment in solar power.

At least all our new stuff will be gas.

Electro-Kevin said...

The same Left somehow reconciles its desire for CO2 reduction with its love of mass immigration.

These people are utter idiots.

They're only contrails said...

Rogue? I'd say its not the rogue stuff we have to worry about its Geo-engineering full stop. Why?

(i)it is far from clear what is being done and by whom.
(ii) the evidence is that much is being done under the global warming climate change banner.
(iii) the lack or transparency and consent to dumping tonnes of barium, aluminium and other 'health giving' minerals over centres of population gives rise to conspracy theories.
(iv) labelling anything a conspiracy thory closes down debate making rela infomation harder to come by. but move along there's nothing to worry about it's all for your own good is no longer good enough.

Even the dubiously establishment HoC Science and Technology committe report suggest they dont know who is undertaking it and re concerned. Read their report.

Budgie said...

Just like the BBC which reported the recent climb-down by the Met Office (no statistically significant global warming in 20 years).

Whilst stable temperatures for 20 years is of only minor importance, 20 years of decoupling CO2 rises from temperature is significant - it sinks the BBC's 'inevitability of catastrophe' meme about CO2. But they haven't noticed.

Demetrius said...

We should shut down all those butterfly farms now!

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