Monday, January 16, 2017


I see that the 2016 data on sea ice is in and guess what... it's the lowest ever recorded. BTW the gold/yellow line isn't the maximum extent, it's just the average over the last few decades. We have to assume that the poorer nations of this world will not be able to afford the defences and mitigation projects that will be necessary to stop people and property slipping into the sea, and unfortunately, people in the first world seem to care more about cats in wheelie bins and who won the latest TV talent contest. Of course we're kidding ourselves if we think we won't be affected, it's not a question of "if" anymore it's "when" and as we've seen from Brexit, many here think that human migration is intolerable already; just wait until the crops in third-world countries start failing on an industrial scale.

Nothing substantive about the science is contested any longer by honest scientists, but shockingly there persists a layer of scum in our society, grubby hands outstretched, that are paid by vested interests and lunatic fringes to spread lies and misinformation around this subject in the hope of muddying the water and maintaining the economic status-quo for as long as possible. How these people sleep at night is a mystery to me, but I'm pretty certain that history will expose them for what they are. I'm talking about people like ex-politicians Nigel Lawson and Christopher Monckton and journalists like James Delingpole and Christopher Booker along with many others from around the world, like James Inhofe in the USA and Ian Plimer in Australia. People with far too much influence and precious little moral or scientific authority, people who are happy to make a short term gain safe and secure in the knowledge that the collective memory is short.

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