Ms Gillard assembles a commission of known climate alarm advocates, tasks them with convincing us of dangerous Climate Change and the need for a Carbon Tax, and surprise, surprise, the commission reports … Climate Change is worse than we thought; we urgently need a Carbon Tax just like the one Ms Gillard is selling. Ms Gillard must take Australians for complete idiots.
Sadly, it is a missed opportunity. Opportunity to have an review of the science since IPCC’s report 4 years ago, and if climate risk is indeed unacceptable, look at a variety of responses, their costs and efficacy.
Instead, we get the carbon tax. Some spruikers have even it called it a ‘tax reform’. If only! We all need to realise that it is an entire new bogus fiat currency system – like a new parallel carbon banking system, with complex legislation, regulations, auditors, accountants, inspectors, organised carbon crime syndicates, AFP enforcement teams, lawyers and soon carbon traders with new financial products, sales teams, advertisers, conferences, and spruikers. A whole new government, legal, financial and retail bureaucratic layer. All this will be yours, the working consumer, to pay for, support and pass onto your children for….all for zero and probably negative benefit to the environment.
But back to the Climate Commission. The SMH on Feb 11 2011 described the newly formed Climate Commission as:
The independent commission is charged with convincing Australians about the science of global warming and the purpose of a carbon price, as Parliament prepares to legislate one.
Prof Bob Carter described the commission, which was explicitly restricted to non-sceptical scientists, headed by a fringe Gaia-worshipping Tim Flannery so:
The scientists amongst the Commissioners clearly mix in a different scientific community to the one that I inhabit. I believe that the community that they refer to is the restricted group of scientists who are associated with the IPCC. It is indeed true that the majority of IPCC scientists are convinced that dangerous global warming is occurring, or will occur, and therein lies the problem. For IPCC scientists hold this belief fiercely at the same time that an intense debate is raging in the wider scientific community, most members of which have a much more balanced, middleground view that goes something like:
Yes, natural climate change and events are definitely an environmental and socio-political hazard, and yes we should prepare better for them and adapt better to them when they occur.
Such a commonsense policy is, of course, not only cost-effective, but is also precautionary against any human-caused change that might occur in the future – but which has not been manifest yet.
The Climate Commission report is a basically a re-hashing of IPCC’s Fourth report with scant and frankly misleading evidence suggesting ongoing dangerous climate warming, scary, unsupported projections of sea level rises which are actually decelerating, and even if they did rise by 1 meter by 2100, it is no reason to create a new bogus financial system. Critically, it offers no evidence linking climate change to human CO2 emissions apart from discredited climate models, and no evidence that a Carbon Tax, Australian or global, would measurably influence atmospheric CO2 or the climate. No meaningful discussion of cost-benefit, alternatives, mitigations. Otherwise its a great read : Report here.
For example, on the critical point of whether human emitted CO2 is causing dangerous global warming, the weakest link in AGW relying only on computer modelling and thus most controversial, the Climate Commission offers this completely fact-free and reference-free re-iteration of the IPCC report – from the organization which predicted 50 million climate refuges by…last year:
‘Very likely” is an expert opinion, no more. It is based on proven IPCC biased scientific advocates of alarm, analysing their computer models, which majority of experimental and observational evidence contradict. This, and no convincing evidence of any catastrophic effects of warming is just not good enough for us to trash our economies by crash decarbonization.
Prof Bob Carter and colleagues penned a REBUTTAL to Prof. Steffen’s previous presentation of much of the data in this report only last month. It is the most rigorously scientific alysis.
Read it here:
The new GalileoMovement has an initial response specific to the Report here.
Australian Climate Madness commentary here.
Joanne Nova Comment is here: