OPENCAST: No credible evidence

Land between Widdrington and Ellington.'Ref: JCNG mineland 5
Land between Widdrington and Ellington.'Ref: JCNG mineland 5

I have no interest whatsoever in opencast applications, but, after reading the letter of doom in the Gazette by your reader Tony Claydon, October 30, I rushed outside and to my amazement found the world as I have known it, is still there and exactly the same as it has been for the many decades I have existed.

I have never, ever, read such a load of utter drivel since watching the now widely-discredited, scaremongering Al Gore film, An Inconvenient Truth, which told us we would all be dead in a few years if we didn’t wake up to this catastrophic man-made apocalypse. Tony’s letter appears to be possibly a direct lift.

Well, we’re all still here amazingly, but the scaremongering by a few ‘bien pensants’ still chasing the rapidly evacuating bandwagon of so-called ‘man-made’ climate change, goes on.

If he looks, he will see that the issues he suggests have all been discredited and dismissed as being nothing more than scaremongering without credible evidence.

It is also a fact that there are as many ‘scientists’ who completely disagree with the vocal few, most of whom have vested financial interests in the renewable industry, including many members of the major parties as we have seen.

Scientists tell us there was much more carbon in the atmosphere thousands of years ago before they burnt coal and before cars and the climate has changed at its own pace since then, as it is now.

Gullible people like Tony treat every scare story as fact. It is not fact. It is merely opinions and it is right that those opinions should be well scrutinised, as they have been, and discredited.

Of course it makes sense to go for renewables that actually work and are cleaner, unlike the hated and useless wind turbines, but to use these scare tactics every time something is proposed is just pure inaccurate drivel.

By Tony’s reckoning, we should therefore stop all industry, immediately. The trouble is, we might, but the rest of the world won’t.

He may wish to look at the extensive work of Dr Richard North and the Sunday Telegraph investigative journalist Christopher Booker, among many others, who have shown factually and scientifically the ‘facts’ we have been fed are nothing more than scaremongering, usually because there is so much money involved.

He may also be interested to know that the long-standing leader of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’, (IPCC), one Rajendra Pachauri, hailed by the scaremongers as a ‘climate scientist’, is, apparently, nothing of the kind, he is apparently, a railway engineer!

He may be also interested to know that he has also ‘established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests’ with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.

These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year’. (From The Telegraph).

Tony also must not be aware that in California, scientists have recently announced that ‘man-made climate change’ is not responsible for their current drought, as was thought, it has been caused by winds simply changing direction.

He should also know that the latest scare story of ocean acidification has been blown apart by other scientists.

We are warned that the seas are warming and growing in acidity, but any chemistry student will tell you that if the sea warms, it increases CO2 given off so it can’t work both ways!

The Climate Change Act is an economically and intellectually suicidal policy that is now being recognised as that, thank goodness.

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