Tuesday, 19 January 2010

I always knew it. UK Tories are revolting...

...the UK Conservatives are discarding their cardigans, slippers and pipes in exchange for more radical accessories. While they aren't all scrambling to put on their chic black berets, they are displaying an independance of thought re climate change policies. The humiliating admission from the arch warmist propagandist cheerleaders at New Scientist (right) may well have something to do with it. According to a well placed UK source...

“The new generation of Conservative MPs due to take power after the election does not share [Conservative Party leader] David Cameron’s professed commitment to tackling climate change, a survey being published this week suggests.
Reducing Britain’s carbon footprint” was rated as the lowest priority, out of 19 policies, by 144 Conservative candidates responding to the survey of the 240 most winnable Tory target seats... The results of the survey … suggest a gap might be opening up between the leadership and rank-and-file MPs on the issue. Mr Cameron is under pressure to drop pledges such as his commitment to increasing green taxes, as the right questions the rationale for taking unilateral action to combat global warming.
“There’s almost no support among centre-right think-tanks for all this climate change … ,” Tim Montgomerie, editor of Conservativehome, told the Financial Times.
“I’m confident the sceptics are going to win,” Mr Montgomerie said. “It’s for Cameron to decide how he’s going to get out of this – he’s lost the battle already.”
The survey reflects a belief that the leadership should rethink its stance on green issues …”

Of course greenpeace liars and Friends of the Earth are mortified...H/T's Jas.D. and Heliogenic...

...and the redoubtable UK blogger Bishop Hill takes the NZ Herald to task...

Glenn McGregor is a climatologist who is best known to sceptics from his appearances in the Climategate emails where Hockey Team members explain that he is willing to delay sceptic papers and pick "suitable reviewers" for warmist ones, in order to make life difficult for those who might question the global warming hypothesis.
McGregor made a brief appearance in the
New Zealand Herald over the weekend, where he is quoted in an article about Kiwis' lack of confidence in global warming science:

"Dr McGregor said if climatologists explained their research processes better, they might be able to avoid popular criticisms, such as recent accusations of scientists "fiddling" with climate records."When people don't understand the process they just pick up on, 'oh they've adjusted the (climate) record'," he said. "That probably creates a lot of mistrust."

Professor McGregor has been caught red-handed and nobody is going to be fooled by an argument that they are too stupid to understand.
When in a hole, one is normally best advised to stop digging.

...AND talking about green screw ups, how's this for green pieces ?


MK said...

The time for a new breed of conservatives in Britain is long overdue. Good luck to them, i just hope they're not too late. I think they are, but it's worth a shot.

Ayrdale said...

The UK is a timebomb waiting to blow. There's a lot of righteous anger there, particularly directed at thge failed policies of multiculturalism.