Why the EU’s climate alarmism is both mistaken and dangerous.
The Bruges Group recently invited me to write an extended paper on Climate Alarmism, in the context of the EU’s Energy and Climate policies. I now have the first copy of the substantial 64-page booklet on my desk, hot from the presses.
In the book, I address a range of subjects that I have been working on in the last couple of years (during which I have sat on the EU’s Temporary Committee on Climate Change, and attended the UN Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland, last December). In particular, I deal with:
*** The way that unfounded scares can become accepted as “scientific consensus”
*** The way climate alarmism has become the new orthodoxy, with dissenters vilified
*** Why the IPCC is not a scientific consensus, but an alarmist pressure group with a clear agenda
*** The real history of the Earth’s climate, showing that recent minor changes are entirely consistent with well-established, long-term natural climate cycles
*** The science of global warming: Why I believe that the Great Carbon Myth is not only unproven, but disproven
*** The impact of the Sun, and the way climate alarmists ignore it
*** The egregious errors in Al Gore’s disaster movie “An Inconvenient Truth”
*** The extraordinary and elementary economic errors of the Stern Report
*** The failure of EU and international policies to curb climate change, even in their own terms, and the huge economic damage they will do. Special emphasis on the economic and environmental failures of wind power.
*** The real risks posed to our energy security by over-reliance on “renewable” technologies that cannot possibly deliver, and the failure to build sufficient new mainstream base-load generating capacity — especially nuclear and coal. The problem is exacerbated by the EU’s “Large Combustion Plants Directive” which threatens to close down half a dozen major (and perfectly viable) coal-fired power stations in Britain by 2015. We could see the lights go out as a result of climate alarmism and failing EU policies.
The book is avaiulable from The Bruges Group, www.brugesgroup.com, at £4. ISBN 978-0-9547087-8-8