Climate Fools' Day

-Viv Forbes


The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on Australians and Americans to join the world in celebrating Climate Fools Day on October 27th.

The Chairman of "Carbon SenseĒ, Mr Viv Forbes, said that Climate Fools Day was named by protestors outside the British House of Commons on 27th October 2008 when the house was debating the Climate Bill.

Forbes explained:

As the first October snow in 70 years blanketed the House (and a big swathe of Europe), MPís talked about the need to fight global warming.

For six hours MPís reassured one another about the desperate need to be the first government in the world to saddle its people with a burden estimated at £15 billion a year. As snow continued to blanket Westminster, only two MPís questioned the huge cost and dubious benefits from the energy taxes and green energy surcharges they were imposing.

Christopher Booker of the Daily Telegraph noted gloomily: If the Bill's intent is taken seriously, the cost of cutting our CO2 emissions by 80 per cent would cripple our economy, closing down much of what remains of our industry and rendering most motorised transport impossible.Ē

Nigel Lawson said in the House of Lords at the time: "The Bill will go down in history, and future generations will see it, as the most absurd Bill that this House and Parliament has ever had to examine".

Shortly afterwards, weeks of icy weather froze the whole of Britain, wind turbines froze, solar panels were covered in snow, but coal, gas and nuclear power stations running at full power for 24/7 averted calamity. Power lines broke, stopping electric trains - on one line in Scotland the only train running was an old steam train burning coal.

Luckily, the foolishness which started at Westminster has not spread far, but sceptics world-wide will be celebrating Climate Fools Day to ensure the suicidal example of once-great Britain is not followed anywhere else.

Viv Forbes, Carbon Sense Coalition, Australia

Note: In the UK, there is little sign of a slowdown in spending on wind power - Ed.


    At the meeting in Parliament, the scientist Piers Corbyn put the key points which the 'ClimateSense' campaign wants politicians to do:

    "They must put accountable evidence-based science & policy before ideology and fraud"; specifically:

    1. Organise an open, honest evidence-based debate on CO2-Climate Change involving scientists, economists & public on all sides.

    2. Stop all laws & policies for Carbon reduction, Carbon tax & Carbon trading, thus saving the country £18 billion per year.

    3. Keep honest green policies to reduce smoke & chemical pollution and defend biodiversity.

    4. Call on the UN to replace the IPCC with an expanded world Emergency Force which uses proven extreme-event forecasts to prepare for disasters - to reduces losses & save lives.

Footnote...A recent comment sent to me:

Every organisation has been propagandised by climate change and carbon reduction, and we citizens and taxpayers are paying. It is there in every school, every education syllabus, every council, every NGO, every charity.

Cognitivie dissonance (an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding conflicting ideas simultaneously) is a difficult ailment to cure.

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