Thursday, July 15, 2010

Out of touch

Jug Lugs (aka His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Great Master and First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen's Service Order, Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, Chief Grand Commander of the Order of Logohu, Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Canadian Forces Decoration, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty) Has had another tilt at climate skeptics again.

Telegraph.

The Prince of Wales has accused climate change sceptics of using 'pseudo science' and 'intimidation' to stop the world from addressing catastrophic global warming. 

He likened the failure to combat rising temperatures across the world to playing "Russian Roulette with the future of our children".
But instead of acting, the Prince said more and more people are listening to the "siren voices" of climate change sceptics who argue that the theory of man-made global warming is simply a "sinister attempt to undermine the capitalist system". 
"It has been profoundly depressing to witness the way the so-called climate sceptics are, apparently, able to intimidate all sorts of people from adopting the precautionary measures necessary to avert environmental collapse," he said.
"For too long we have treated the planet like a perpetual cash machine which doles out money without there ever being any need to check the bank-balance. But now, finally, the money is running out."
Recent scandals have damaged the reputation of climate science. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was forced to apologise after mistakenly claiming the Himalyan glaciers could melt by 2035.
And scientists at the University of East Anglia were accused of exaggering the extent of global temperature rise.
Although , the so-called 'climategate' saga coupled with the coldest winter in the UK for 30 years has led to a drop in the number of Britons who now believe global warming is caused by humans.
A recent survey showed 70 per cent of people in the UK now believe climate change is man made compared with 90 per cent five years ago.
Addressing hundreds of business leaders at St James's Palace, the Prince said scepticism is "on the rise" and called on the private sector to not only cut carbon emissions but persuade the public to take man made global warming seriously.
In this as on so many things Charley Boy is wrong, the evidence has been mounting for years that the alarmists have exaggerated their claim and tilted the peer review  system to be totally in their favour. Yes the the British researchers were cleared of dishonesty, but the suspicion was of a whitewash as the guy doing the investigation was known to be in the governments pocket and the government is obsessed with climate change as it see it as yet another way to milk the taxpayer for money. So for the reasons detailed in the tale as well as those above scepticism is on the rise and with damned good reason and I doubt that Charley Boy or business leaders will ever be able to now persuade the public that somehow the climate religionists are not trying to rip us off and send us back to a medieval economy. It boils down to this, do I believe the IPCC and the people at the core of the warmist religion whom I know for a fact have lied to us and attempted to deceive us, or do I believe a small but growing band of scientists and bloggers who have taken it upon themselves to chip away at the house of cards set up by the warmists and expose their lies. Personally, I tend to mistrust liars, particularly when they are utterly unrepentant about doing so, because if they can do it over the data needed to surmise what's actually happening to the planet, then they will take us down a path we don't need to go down, now or ever. They are tainted goods, even if they were now to release evidence supporting their theories (for that is all they are) many will doubt and assume they are telling porkies. This is why Charley Boy is pissing into the wind, we simply don't believe him and his fellow religionists, after all this is a guy who uses a private jet to carry him and Horse Face (aka Her Royal Highness The Princess Charles Philip Arthur George, Princess of Wales and Countess of Chester, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Carrick, Baroness of Renfrew, Lady of the Isles, Princess of Scotland) in true hypocritical style from London to the Highlands of Scotland as well as occasionally having food from his "green" Duchy transferred up to the highlands by Range Rover instead of using local produce.
With Charles as with a lot of the higher levels of the warmist religion, it's far more often a case of do as I say rather than do as I do.


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Anonymous said...

The Prince once said that in about 18 months the oceans would be 2 meters higher than today and we'd all be swimming for shore. That was two years ago. He's been fooled and he knows it.

Munguin said...

Didn’t he fly to south America with a huge entourage in a private jet to lecture the south Americans on climate change? But it’s ok thanks to us he has enough money to offset the carbon by buying up the entire island of Borneo and turning the groundnut oil plantations back into rainforest of a kind.

Quiet_Man said...

Yes, Munguin he did, I did find I was a bit spoiled for choice in the hypocrisy that surrounds Prince Charles, the links alone would have taken up half the blog post.

tris said...

Actually she's not really any of these things. According to Charlie’s mum's own personal religion she's just Mrs Parker Bowles... plain Mrs Parker Bowles... and when I say plain...

But this is a good article. I mean, as a bit of a gardener I'm concerned about hurricanes and freezing rain for 2 weeks in July, and as a bit of a tight wad, I'm certainly worried that I had to have the heating on the other night, but I suspect it’s a blip in the weather, or the revenge of Cameron on Scotland because only four of us voted Tory..

DerekP said...

'Pseudo science' and 'intimidation'?

Maybe he should have a quick check on who corrupted the peer review process, as revealed in certain emails they didn't want released - then think about what that means for science (if he understands at all how science progresses).

English Pensioner said...

He fails to accept that there is a difference between "climate change" and "man-made climate change".
I accept that the first of these may be taking place, as has happened for millions of years. However I have seen absolutely no evidence that the change is man-made or indeed that man's meagre efforts could do anything to prevent natural climate change.
I am not a "climate change sceptic"; I am very much a "man-made climate change sceptic".
But of course the media don't want to accept that there is a difference.

James Higham said...

This thing won't go away, will it?