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NEW PSEUDOSCIENCE SEEKS TO FORCE DEVELOPED NATIONS COMPENSATE 'CLIMATE VICTIMS'

Posted 19 November 2017

American analyst Dr David Wojick  warns of a new term in pseudoscience: attribution research. "In UN-speak it is called simply 'loss and damage.' This is the unfounded idea that people adversely affected by bad weather are 'climate victims' and as such they should be compensated by the developed countries that supposedly caused the weather to be bad. The potential amounts involved are staggering so it is no under that the developed countries have steadfastly resisted the idea in UN climate negotiations...We are talking about untold trillions of dollars. The Bonn negotiations have produced a draft decision on loss and damage which takes new steps forward. The ste-s are small but still dangerous...they open the door for what is called 'attribution research' to enter. Indeed, attribution is all about the juiced up models showing more bad weather. Since no two models agree on where the bad stuff will occur and there are over 100, all run by government agencies, they can always find one that predicts whatever happens. The attribution game cannot lose because it cheats well."

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 November 2017 )
 
THE FUZZINESS OF PARIS CLIMATE TARGETS WILL COST SIGNATORY GOVERNMENTS

Posted 13 November 2017

"Governments that signed the Paris Cimate Agreement and committed to making payments to the Green Climate Fund have done so at their own peril.  The absence of key data, methods of calculation and key threshholds regarding future temperature means that potential for further financial liabilities is very significant....I suggest that few, if any, countries undertook due diligence before committing to this agreement. I don't mean about the science, which to me is still contentious, but about the aims, details and terms of the agreement. Not to do so has likely exposed them to future problems."  Melbourne climate analyst John McLean, posting at the Global Warming Policy Foundation website.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 November 2017 )
 
ENERGY COSTS ARE AT THE ROOT OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY DISAGREEMENTS

Posted 6 June 2017

"By withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement President Trump has put the burden of proof on those private investors and nation states that believe renewable energy is economically beneficial. Far from being a disaster, this is a step towards a reasonable and spontaneously attractive climate change policy. LIke many of those vilified for their views on the subject of climate change, President Trump is more of an energy policy skeptic than an anti-rational 'denier' of atmospheric science. He senses, and with good reason, that the aggregate of energy policies proposed to mitigate climate change brings with it the threat of major wealth destruction and a reversal of several centurieds of exponential increases in human well-being." Dr John Constable writes for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, UK.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 05 June 2017 )
 
NIGEL LAWSON: UNILATERAL DECARBONISATION IS A MISERABLE FANTASY

Posted 5 June 2017

Lord NIgel Lawson, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer writing about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: "But the harmful consequences of low-carbon policies are harder to ignore when they are right on your doorstep, or even inside your home. Britain’s air pollution crisis is the result of misguided low-carbon policies that incentivised diesel cars. People have died because politicians couldn’t resist the desire to “save the planet”. Recent research also suggests that biomass power stations may not have lower CO2 emissions than coal and gas. What will it take for politicians to question the wisdom of spending hundreds of billions on failing policies instead of putting the needs of ordinary families first?" 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 05 June 2017 )
 
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