The UK faces a "catastrophe" of floods, droughts and killer heatwaves if world leaders fail to agree a deal on climate change, the prime minister has warned.
This is, quite simply, a lie. A can't think of a kinder way to put this—at all.
Gordon Brown said negotiators had 50 days to save the world from global warming and break the "impasse".
And this is just delusional.
Let us assume that anthropogenic climate change is, in fact, happening as they say it is. No, bear with me here: let us assume that. The world, as in this planet, will carry on just as normal—it is humans that might have a hard time.
The whole "50 days" schtick is also a big fat load of horseshit. The simple fact is that this pronouncement relies on their being an irreversible "tipping point"; and the idea that there is "a tipping point" relies on the Earth's climate operating on a positive feedback system.
And the simple fact is that there is no evidence that the climate does operate on a positive feedback system; in fact, the relative stability of the Earth's climate over the last few tens of thousands of years would suggest that the climate is dominated by negative feedback.
But the simple fact is that the anthropogenic climate change theory is looking ever more precarious. The Yamal implosion has destroyed the only remaining evidence for the unprecedented temperature rises posited to have occurred in the twentieth century.
The findings of the Argo Project—that oceans have been cooling over the last five years—have disproved the idea that the seas have been storing heat that will lead to an unprecedented leap in temperature.
The surfacestations.org project has exposed the poor siting—siting that drives temperatures above the normal, e.g. by heat exchangers, in car parks, by gas burners, etc.—of the land stations in the US that are used for the NASA/GISS land temperature record.
In any case, all of the raw data is obscured by the various agencies' "corrections"—all of which seem to move the trends upwards and which are very difficult to justify since said agencies resist all attempts to view the algorithms that they use to make said corrections.
The only thing that has been proved by all of this effort is that taking the world's temperature is nigh-on impossible—especially when two-thirds of this planet's surface is covered by water.
It is possible that satellites hold the best hope for this Herculean task but they have only been monitoring the planet's temperature since 1979—hardly a comprehensive record. In any case, the data from these eyes in the sky show a definite decrease in temperature over the last decade—no one appears to be panicking about global cooling (although one supposes that they should be).
The simple fact is that we do not have any kind of accurate temperature record for this planet—all we have are discredited proxies, badly-stitched snippets and anecdotal histories.
We certainly do not have enough data to justify beggaring the human population of this planet in the way in which our idiot politicians are suggesting.
Once again, Brown is attempting to secure some kind of legacy for himself—and to bind future governments (surely the one thing that is considered to be absolutely unconstitutional in this country).
The truth is that this sad attempt will go the same way as his "abolition" of boom and bust—it will leave the people of this country poor and oppressed, their property confiscated and their liberties ripped from them.
Except that this climate change issue will be worse, because Brown and his fellow big state socialist buddies will impoverish not just the people of this nation but of the whole world—and through this they will be responsible for the deaths of millions and millions of the world's poorest and most defenseless people.
And so Brown's legacy will be poverty and death—and I can only wish the same on him and his family.