My Plenary Speech – 20/11/13 – Climate action is both doomed and disastrous

Mr. President:

Horizon 2020 talks in bold, optimistic language about excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges like climate change – although we have seen no climate change for the best part of twenty years.

Yet the action we are taking on climate is both doomed and disastrous.

Doomed, because while we agonise over emissions, there are 1200 new coal-fired plants in the global pipeline – including a couple of dozen in Germany.

It’s time to face the truth – that global emissions will keep rising for decades, and there is nothing we can do to stop them.

Disastrous, because we are forcing up energy prices to create what Commissioner Tajani has called “an industrial massacre”.

We are forcing households and pensioners into fuel poverty. This winter, European citizens will die of cold as a result of our energy policies.

We are undermining industrial competitiveness. We are driving businesses out of the EU entirely, taking their jobs and their investment with them. We are choosing poverty for our children and our grandchildren, and all to no purpose.

Mr. President: It’s not just energy prices, it’s security too. Our over-reliance on ineffective and intermittent renewables is now threatening our security of supply.

Just wait until the lights go out. You’ll find that’s a real societal challenge.

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2 Responses to My Plenary Speech – 20/11/13 – Climate action is both doomed and disastrous

  1. Brin Jenkins says:

    Absolutely correct, Carbon, and Carbon dioxide are not a problem.

    Carbon is essential in pencils and filters, a solid with very many uses.

    Carbon dioxide a requirement for all life, and we are a carbon based life form.

    Taking two glasses of water from the kitchen put one in the refrigerator and the other in a warm place. After around 10 mins bubbles will be seen inside the glass of the warming water, the cold one is bubble free. The observed cause is heat releases the gas from the water,
    so how can the released gas cause the warming?

    The laws of science are not theories, and they may not be reversed. Its as silly as a ball rolling down a hill and then expecting it to roll back up again without any energy input.

  2. Brin Jenkins says:

    http://www.cfact.org/2013/11/25/video-apollo-vii-astronaut-walt-cunningham-takes-on-global-warming-in-poland/

    This man, Walt Cunningham is an Astronaut and Physicist, Well worth watching him as he wades into so called Climate fraudsters.

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