Quick lunchtime update: a new piece I wrote last night has just gone up on LC (it’s taken the editors the morning to remove my sarcastic footnotes, apparently…).
It’s on an obvious point that tends to be missed from the debate on anthropogenic global warming: the people who’d benefit from the enormous, co-ordinated scam required to present a false AGW theory as true across the scientist community are small in both numbers and power (and it’d be a very hard thing to do), whilst the people who’d benefit from smearing a true AGW theory as false among newspaper, politicians and bloggers but not scientists (and we already know big companies regularly use the above channels to promote their interests), are large in numbers and enormous in power. Read the whole thing.
Quick digression before I return to working out scripts to automatically convert Word documents to XML (ENVY MY LIFE): why the hell is there an enormous black twin-rotor military helicopter hovering over the City and South Bank? Are the vested interests coming to get me…?
4 thoughts on “AGW and helicopters”
Do you still seriously believe in Catastrophic Climate Change?
"… the people who’d benefit from the enormous, co-ordinated scam required to present a false AGW theory as true across the scientist community are small in both numbers and power …"
The point is that one snake oil salesman after another has jumped on the bandwagon, whether it's nuclear lobby, the kill-them-all lobby (Optimum Population Trust), the cap'n'trade speculators, the windmill lobby, the home insulation lobby, the car-makers lobby (scrap your old car and buy a new one that's slightly more efficient) or just politicians with a lust for higher taxes and more power, or just 'researchers' with a lust for loads more research grants, or quangista.
Or indeed the places like Bali or Kyoto or Copenhagen who benefit enormously from the influx of high-spending foreigners, or third world despots who can now ask for money in exchange for starving its own people, or fakecharities and quangoes who can ask for more money or recycling companies who can earn more by lovingly separating out stuff that is of little commercial value etc etc.
Do you seriously think there are no vested interests on the other side as well? As opposed to what? Normal people who like using a patio heater, driving a car etc? We're like the evil ones, are we?
Yeah, 'cos of course Kyoto and Copenhagen would have been fucked without an extra one-off conference, wouldn't they?
Mark, c'mon, you're not an idiot – wood/trees here. The assorted snake-oil salesmen, including the international conference tourist boards, all put together in their sleazy glory, still have less than 1/10 the money or power of the rock-oil salesmen.
Bali too. I mean, without the Global Warming conference business, there's really no reason for foreign visitors to go there at all.