Lost in a green nightmare

EU Environment Commissioner Connie Hedegaard

EU Environment Commissioner Connie Hedegaard

James Delingpole’s article “Global Warming believers are feeling the heat”  should certainly warm your cockles — it certainly did mine.  Wonderful, resonant phrases: “The science used to ‘prove’ man-made global warming looks increasingly threadbare … Al Gore’s “consensus” is about to be holed below the waterline … those still aboard the SS Global Warming are adjusting their positions”.

The IPCC hopes (in James’ phrase) to “brazen it out for a few more years”.  Dr. Ravendra Pachauri, Railway Engineer and IPCC Chairman, has insisted that global warming continues because we’ve just had the warmest decade on record.  No prizes for logic here.  We’ve seen a rather small, slow and uncertain warming for the last 150 years, as the world has recovered from the Little Ice Age, and appears to be moving into a new 21st Century optimum, comparable to the Roman Optimum and the Mediæval Warm Period.  On that basis, it would be no surprise at all to find that we’ve just had the warmest decade on record — given that records don’t go back as far as the Mediæval Warm Period.  But that is entirely consistent with the fact that warming has stalled since 1998 — the point Pachauri is seeking to deny.

But I was most struck by a point James makes towards the end of his piece.  EU Environment Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, challenged recently by the Telegraph’s Bruno Waterfield, replied: “Let’s say the science some decades from now said “We were wrong.  It was not about climate”. Would it not in any case have been good to do many of the things you have to do in order to combat climate change?”.

No, Connie.  No, No, No!  It would not.  You are creating an economic disaster.  Do you not talk to your colleagues in the College of Commissioners?  Were you not there when Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said that Europe can’t afford to pursue a unilateral climate policy?  Or when Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani said the EU was facing an “Industrial Massacre” as a result of energy prices?

You have driven energy prices up to hopelessly uncompetitive levels.  You have forced families and households and pensioners into fuel poverty.  You have driven industries out of the EU altogether, taking their jobs and their investment with them.  You have undermined competitiveness.  You have jeopardised energy security.  In the process you have littered our historic landscapes with wind turbines and obsolescent solar panels.

Hedegaard’s suggestion that renewable investment will enhance energy security shows she hasn’t bothered to read the research showing that intermittent generation fails to deliver significant amounts of energy, or significant emissions reductions, because of the inefficiencies imposed on the conventional back-up by intermittency.

Her green energy policies are totally destructive in social and economic terms, and she can’t even see it.  We in UKIP have been making these points for years, and it is encouraging that at least two Commissioners are waking up to the problem.  But Connie Hedegaard is still lost in her green dreams — or nightmares.

P.S.  I’m sure that James will not take it amiss if I suggest a small correction to his terminology.  There is of course no such thing as “a fine toothcomb”.  No one combs their teeth.  The item is “a fine-tooth comb” — that is, a comb with fine teeth.

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8 Responses to Lost in a green nightmare

  1. limogerry says:

    So it’s a comb for fine teeth? 😉

  2. I read a lot about fuel poverty and old people.At the moment we have to have the heating on all day because we are looking after my 101 year old mother for a couple of weeks. Normally, we wouldn’t have it on, just snuggle down under a big rug or else pop on another sweater or two.

    Of course, on the Labour sites, it is all about the greedy electricity companies. Just tax them and ruin their massive profits and – BINGO! – It was absolutely nothing to do with Mr Miliband – honest guv.

  3. ilma630 says:

    The policies don’t just drive people into fuel poverty, they also drive them into the grave. Connie Hedergaard’s policies are literally killing people, but as you say, she can’t see it, and she doesn’t care. Isn’t the act of causing death through a deliberate action, a crime?

  4. 1957chev says:

    Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines and commented:
    She should be forced to spend a winter without adequate heat. Some people have to experience things to learn, or empathize.

  5. Richard111 says:

    I agree with the comment by ilma630 above. I also believe this policy is deliberate. Why? Because the people making these policies are not really that stupid. They know what’s coming and think they can control it. I am looking forward to the day the down trodden masses wake up and realise they are being set up for slaughter. If I live that long of course. I’ve installed a multi-fuel stove in my house. The cost of my last gas bill for the under floor heating told me I can’t afford to pay much more.

  6. DougS says:

    How annoying that they keep getting away with their claims about creating ‘green’ jobs.

    Every study of the subject confirms that for every (tax-payer subsidised) ‘green’ job created, about three are destroyed in the real economy.

    Why doesn’t the MSM challenge them on this point?

  7. Reblogged this on ajmarciniak and commented:
    The fact is ! There is no safe distance for wind Turbines, NOT GREEN, NOT CHEAP, NOT RELIABLE, and come with a very BAD side EFFECT on people and the ENVIRONMENT. there is Nothing about TURBINES GREEN. SAY NO TO WIND TURBINES.

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