Press Release: Fancy Becoming a “Climate Serf”?

1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49425402[1]
 
2. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/19/global-man-made-co2-emissions-1965-2018-bp-data/[2]

 
3. https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/china-makes-western-co2-control-pointless/[3] 

Notes for Editors:

  • 500 Scientists say there is no “Climate Emergency”: See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVBH-HY5Ow&feature=youtu.be[4] 
     
  • Man-made carbon dioxide emissions represent only 4% of the total from all sources. The remaining 96% are natural, highly variable and in no way subject to human control.
     
  • Carbon dioxide is an essential trace gas for life on Earth. Without it, this world would be a lifeless mud-ball. Below about 170ppmv of carbon dioxide, plant life is no longer sustainable; leading to the consequent rapid extinction of all animal life (including humanity).
     
  • Many people argue that our terrestrial climate is primarily determined by the interaction between the solar wind and the Earth’s cosmic ray environment. These fluctuate sufficiently over millennial timescales to induce climate extremes spanning anything from Warm Periods (as currently) to Ice Ages. Variations in our solar orbit, precession of our axis of rotation, eccentricity of our orbital path, tectonic and other (non-greenhouse gas) factors introduce further perturbations.
     
  • It can also be argued that carbon dioxide is a climate tracker, not a climate determinant. When chronologically-synchronised, historical averaged global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels are tracked over billions of years, temperature changes always precede corresponding changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels by between 200 and 800 years (due to the massive heat capacity of the Earth’s oceans; which warm – and cool – only very slowly).
     
  • In summary, evidence of man-made climate change is debateable and the chance of changing the climate by actions in the UK alone are negligible anyway. Returning the UK to a medieval economy will be far more damaging than any benefit from reducing carbon emissions.

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