I blogged on March 21st about the Climate Conference in Saint Ives, Cambs, organised by Philip Foster. The Rev. Foster has had a correspondence with Chris Huhne, and I should like to share it with you (abbreviated so as not to test your patience!).
Thank you for your letter ref: INV2011/04004/JB. In reply I quote your text and my comments.
“This Government is committed to making the urgent decisions needed on energy and climate change.”
Where is the urgency? There is no scientific evidence that the climate is varying beyond natural parameters. Computer models are not science.
The problem with being in government is that you live in an echo chamber or in a feed-back loop. Your experts merely echo what they think you want to hear — that‘s how they earn their salaries (or get their research grants) — they know they‘d lose their jobs if they told you the truth.
“The Prime Minister has publicly stated that he wants to make this the greenest government ever.”
That may amuse him, but the trouble is it isn‘t at all amusing for those descending ever more rapidly into fuel poverty, or dying of hypothermia during the increasingly cold winters, as they fear to use energy because of its increasing cost. Cheap reliable energy is the bedrock of a civilised society: your policies will ensure our civilisation will disintegrate.
“Climate change is the biggest challenge we face, and the time we have to address it is short.”
“But it also represents a real opportunity to drive forward innovation, job creation and competitiveness, supporting the UK economy while playing our full part in tackling global climate change.”
FACT: every “green” job created is paid for by the loss of 3.7 real jobs. As even you may have noticed the idea of a “Green Investment Bank” has had to be dropped as to introduce it would cause the UK‘s international credit rating to drop like a stone (it is already pretty shaky)
Lastly, when the lights start going out — which, unless the Climate Bill is repealed, they will do — and energy bills double or treble, the people of this country will express their opinion of your energy policies by removing you from government — remember Heath, remember the Winter of Discontent. As the old saying goes – you ain‘t seen nothin‘ yet!