Sunday, 31 January 2010

The clamour of the times...

...is the blog title under which Emeritus Professor Phillip Stott writes. Stott occupies a prime position in the right hand column on this blog as you may have noticed, by virtue of his observation that global warming "...has become the grand political narrative of the age, replacing Marxism as a dominant force for controlling liberty and human choices." Now, under the heading: Global Warming; the collapse of the grand narrative; Stott compares the turbulent events after Copenhagen as akin to the great triumph in 1989; the collapse of Communism...

...The swing of power to the BASIC group of countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) had likewise been signified for some time, but, again, it came with precipitate ease, leaving even the American President, Barack Obama, with no doubts as to where the political agenda on climate change was now heading, namely to the developing world, but especially to the East, and to the Pacific Rim...‘Old Europe’, with its love of meaningless targets and carbon capping, will no longer carry weight, while Obama himself has been straitjacketed by the voters of Massachusetts, by the rust-belt Democrats, by a truculent Congress, by an increasingly-sceptical and disillusioned American public, but, above all, by the financial crisis. Nothing will now be effected that for a single moment curbs economic development, from China to Connecticut, from Africa to Alaska.
And, as ever, capitalism has read the runes, with carbon-trading posts quietly being shed, ‘Green’ jobs sidelined, and even big insurance companies starting to hedge their own bets against the future of the Global Warming Grand Narrative. These rats are leaving the sinking ship far faster than any politician, many of whom are going to be abandoned, left, still clinging to the masts, as the Good Ship ‘Global Warming’ founders on titanic icebergs in the raging oceans of doubt and delusion...I have long predicted, and in public too, that the Copenhagen Conference could prove to be the beginning of the end for the Global Warming Grand Narrative. It appears that I may well have been right, and, indeed, I may have considerably underestimated the speed, and the dramatic nature, of the demise...
...Where this all leaves our politicians and political parties in the UK; where it leaves climate science, scientists more generally, and the Royal Society; where it leaves energy policy; where it leaves the ‘Green’ movement; and, where it leaves our media will have to be topics for many later comments and analyses. For the moment, we must not underestimate the magnitude of the collapse. Academically, it is jaw-dropping to observe. And, the political, economic, and scientific consequences will be profound
...more here...

...and we need to give some thought to where this new paradigm leaves N.Z. and of course Australia under its future new AGW sceptical PM; Tony Abbot...

Phillip Stott is obviously angry, and so is James Delingpole, writing in the UK Telegraph...Now suddenly it has all changed utterly. And you know what? I’m in no mood for being magnanimous in victory. I want the lying, cheating, fraudulent scientists prosecuted and fined or imprisoned. I want warmist politicians like Brown and disgusting Milibands booted out and I want Conservative fellow-travellers who are still pushing this green con trick – that’ll be you, David Cameron, you Greg Clark, you Tim Yeo, you John Gummer, to name but four – to be punished at the polls for their culpable idiocy.
For years I’ve been made to feel a pariah for my views on AGW. Chris Booker has had the same experience, as has Richard North, Benny Peiser, Lord Lawson, Philip Stott and those few others of us who recognised early on that the AGW thing stank. Now it’s payback time and I take small satisfaction from seeing so many rats deserting their sinking ship. I don’t want them on my side. I want to see them in hell, reliving scenes from Hieronymus Bosch.
Yeah, maybe it isn’t the Christian way. But screw ‘em. It’s not as though they haven’t all been screwing us for long enough.

4 comments:

Ron Russell said...

Global Warming fanatics have been dealt a serious blow, but these people will not go quietly into the night and I suspect there is serious fight left in these frauds. The evidence is mounting that this whole thing was a grand conspiracy planned by a few for the benefit of a few. The tide has indeed turned!

Ayrdale said...

Ron, the major source of our sceptical/critical articles is in the UK. Any US MSM carrying it ?

Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit

Perhaps karma will get them by drowning them in the flood waters of the melting arctic ice? Or the Polar Bears will eat them when they migrate south?

Mr. Nessa's back is slowing improving. Thanks for asking.

Ayrdale said...

Stott alludes to that in his article Nessa. many careers and scientific institutions have been fatally tarnished by these events. Don't worry, I'll keep you posted...