Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Eat less meat to save the planet ? Burger off...

...nicked unashamedly from Spiked...click left to enlarge the B/K message...The truth is that eating meat, jetting around the globe and so on do not fit in with the hairshirt mentality of environmentalists, either the radical ones or the ones in officialdom. For greens, humanity should be apologising for its very existence and doing everything in its power to make the smallest possible impact on the Earth. If the treehuggers want to stay at home eating lentils and composting, that’s up to them; different strokes for different folks, as they say. However, when the leading lights of the climate change industry like Stern try to tell us that we’ve got to change our wicked ways – often on the basis of flimsy or overblown evidence – there’s only one thing to say: burger off...

...and from the UK Economist, courtesy PKH, a retired professor of physics writes...
...Indur Goklany questioned whether global warming has caused an increase in droughts and floods... Letters, October 10th. In fact, the answer is already well settled. That question was examined thoroughly by the Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange. In its 2001 report, one chapter, titled "Has climate variability, or have climate extremes, changed?", concluded that there was no discernible increase in storms, hurricanes, floods or droughts. A re-examination of that issue therefore seemed unnecessary in the IPCC's 2007 report. Concerning rising sea levels, this is a more complex issue since a natural increase of 1-2mm a year has been occurring for many centuries. However,over the past few decades no anthropogenic signal in sea-level changes has been detected. This is firmly backed up by precise satellite altimetry. Meanwhile it was just last month that Professor Mojib Latif of the University of Kiel in Germany, a renowned climate expert and IPCC author, presented his latest work at the World Climate Conference in Geneva. His findings show that the mean global temperature has actually declined since 2001. Moreover, his computer models predict a further temperature drop over the coming decades. All of this beckons the question: just where are the supposedly detrimental effects of anthropogenic CO2?

Horst-Joachim Luedecke, Retired professor of physics, Heidelberg, Germany

2 comments:

MK said...

The proof of the warmists real ideology lies in the high likelihood that no matter how much you sacrifice; and i'm talking go vegan, live in a cave, crap in a hole and all that; the greenies will never tell you that it's finally enough, that the climate is fine now, that you can go back to the flushing toilet and putting that light on.

Ayrdale said...

But, but, but we'd all be happier living in caves, crapping in holes and eating the odd rodent that came by. It stands to reason. Ask Osama bin Laden.

And anyway, I want to ride on public transport pulled by fit, strong sweaty youg girls, all singing Kumbaya...