It’s no laughing matter

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  1. It’s because they live in a fantasy world of goodies and baddies. They are good, self evidently, which means that anybody who opposes them is, by definition, of the night. Therefore, if you go around declaring that green issues are generating negative and undesirable effects, you must be lying, or exaggerating, or something. Anyway, they can safely assume that anything you say should be taken with a pinch of salt, because you’re one of the baddies, and therefore cannot be motivated by any sincere concern but simple malice. You are of the dark, and therefore, exist solely for the purpose of destroying the light.

    You should buy yourself a black hat, and work on developing a menacing sneer. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

  2. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Twitter idiot!

    Andrés Ingi @andresingi
    Laughter is best medicine against #UKIP climate rant, demonstrated by @MargreteAuken #EPhearings2014
    3:15 PM – 6 Oct 2014

  3. Heather Alibakir says:

    Does this laughing person leave her TVs, computers etc on standby at night? Do the Americans turn them off I wonder and what are their measures against global warming. Why should Europe do this alone? It is in any case, as King Canute found, you cannot teach nature to suck eggs. Our puny efforts will not change her mind about the future.

  4. Thomas Fox says:

    Is the Brussels EU Parliament a gathering of dim wits apart from UKIP and other common sense members ,do they not follow the true science .
    It tells them that the world is not warming therefore there is no need to increase renewable energy by taxing CO2 but to increas abundant UK gas production

    • catalanbrian says:

      From where do you obtain your information that advises that “the world is not warming”? Presumably from the likes of he UKIP Energy Spokesman, Mr Helmer, and misguided organisations such as Lawson’s now discredited Global Warming Policy Foundation, often quoted as the experts by Mr Helmer (they have recently had their wrists slapped by the Charity Commission for blurring fact and opinion, contrary to Charity Commission rules).

      The evidence accepted by most experts points in quite the other direction. See

  5. Thomas Fox says:

    I am not just reading Mr Helmer,s common sense observations but many eminent scientists that tell me the IPCC with Mr Mann et al have adjusted the true figures to show warming !
    The crack pot idea that all the their forecast heat is now so deep in the oceans that it can not be detected is unprovable . Unfortunately this unscientific idea by the Greens can to be perpetuated long into the future ?

    • catalanbrian says:

      Who are these eminent scientists?

      • meltemian says:

        Scientists questioning the accuracy of IPCC climate projections

        Scientists in this section have made comments that it is not possible to project global climate accurately enough to justify the ranges projected for temperature and sea-level rise over the next century. They may not conclude specifically that the current IPCC projections are either too high or too low, but that the projections are likely to be inaccurate due to inadequacies of current global climate modeling.
        Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus of the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study; Fellow of the Royal Society [16]
        Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan emeritus professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences[17][18][19]
        Nils-Axel Mörner, retired head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University, former chairman of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999–2003)[20]
        Garth Paltridge, retired chief research scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, visiting fellow Australian National University[21]
        Denis Rancourt, former professor of physics at University of Ottawa, research scientist in condensed matter physics, and in environmental and soil science[22][23][24]
        Peter Stilbs, professor of physical chemistry at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm[25]
        Philip Stott, professor emeritus of biogeography at the University of London[26]
        Hendrik Tennekes, retired director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute [27]
        Anastasios Tsonis, distinguished professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee[28]
        Fritz Vahrenholt, German politician and energy executive with a doctorate in chemistry[29]

        Scientists arguing that global warming is primarily caused by natural processes

        Graph showing the ability with which a global climate model is able to reconstruct the historical temperature record, and the degree to which those temperature changes can be decomposed into various forcing factors. It shows the effects of five forcing factors: greenhouse gases, man-made sulfate emissions, solar variability, ozone changes, and volcanic emissions.[30]
        Scientists in this section have made comments that the observed warming is more likely attributable to natural causes than to human activities. Their views on climate change are usually described in more detail in their biographical articles.
        Khabibullo Abdusamatov, astrophysicist at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences[31]
        Sallie Baliunas, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics[32][33]
        Tim Ball, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Winnipeg[34]
        Robert M. Carter, former head of the school of earth sciences at James Cook University[35]
        Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa[36]
        Chris de Freitas, associate professor, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland[37]
        David Douglass, solid-state physicist, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester[38]
        Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University[39]
        William M. Gray, professor emeritus and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University[40]
        William Happer, physicist specializing in optics and spectroscopy, Princeton University[41]
        Ole Humlum, professor of geology at the University of Oslo[42]
        Wibjörn Karlén, professor emeritus of geography and geology at the University of Stockholm.[43]
        William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology[44]
        David Legates, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware[45]
        Anthony Lupo, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Missouri[46]
        Tad Murty, oceanographer; adjunct professor, Departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa[47]
        Tim Patterson, paleoclimatologist and professor of geology at Carleton University in Canada.[48][49]
        Ian Plimer, professor emeritus of Mining Geology, the University of Adelaide.[50]
        Arthur B. Robinson, American politician, biochemist and former faculty member at the University of California, San Diego[51]
        Murry Salby, atmospheric scientist, former professor at Macquarie University[52]
        Nicola Scafetta, research scientist in the physics department at Duke University[53][54]
        Tom Segalstad, geologist; associate professor at University of Oslo[55]
        Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia[56][57][58]
        Willie Soon, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics[59]
        Roy Spencer, meteorologist; principal research scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville[60]
        Henrik Svensmark, physicist, Danish National Space Center[61]
        George H. Taylor, retired director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University[62]
        Jan Veizer, environmental geochemist, professor emeritus from University of Ottawa[63]

  6. Info says:

    Roger I once had a lot of people laugh at me during a debate on social issues in the European Economic and Social Committee. My response was to pause then ask the Section Chairman if he had ever seen the reaction of a boxer who had been really thumped in the face with such force that his gum shield fell out. The reaction of that boxer, and all others who are hurt is to laugh. It is their only defensive mechanism.

    Whenever you raise opposition to policies promoted by Green activists they are deffinately hurt. You are absolutely right intensive industry is leaving the EU member states because of these policies. Please keep hurting them and make them laugh


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