Why carbon ‘cap-and-trade’ is an immoral non-solution to a non-problem

Written by Christopher Monckton Friday, 09 May 2008

“With climate change, politics regrettably predominates. This time, there is a dangerous complication: politicized science. The surprisingly small group of scientists who started and still stir the “global warming” scare have undesirably close financial links with politicians and corporations. Yet the notion that “global warming” is so severe a threat that it demands major increases in taxation and regulation, coupled with deep, strategic cuts in the Western economies, would only be defensible if all of the following propositions were true –

1. “The scientists, politicians, and news media behind ‘global warming’ are honest”: They are not;
2. “The debate is over and all credible climate scientists are agreed”: It is not; they are not;
3. “Temperature today has risen exceptionally fast and above natural variability”: It has not;
4. “Changes in solar activity do not significantly impact today’s global warming”: They do;
5. “Greenhouse-gas increases are the main reason why it is getting warmer”: They are not;
6. “The fingerprint of anthropogenic greenhouse warming is clearly present”: It is absent;
7. “Computer models are accurate enough to predict the climate reliably”: They cannot be;
8. “Global warming is to blame for present and future climate disasters”: It is not;
9. “Mitigating climate change will be cost-effective”: It will not;
10. “Taking precautions, just in case, would be the responsible course”: It would not be.

Each of these ten conformist propositions, every one of which must be shown true before substantial policy changes can be considered advisable, is demonstrated to be questionable at best, false at worst.”

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Current Summary of Crucial Evidence

By Dr David Evans

“The only temperature data we can trust are satellite measurements, and they only go back to 1979. They show no warming in the southern hemisphere, and the warming trend in the northern hemisphere appears to have waned since 2001.”

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Cool It

I have just discovered this book, though I did see a great presentation a couple of days ago on BookTV by the author, Bjorn Lomborg. For me his approach is balanced, thoughtful and well-researched. His premise is that “we are not thinking the problem through correctly and are, in fact, lost in a kind of green fog about how best to deal with global warming and other major environmental threats.”

I haven’t read the book yet, but will get it as soon as possible. His lecture contained a great deal of the content of the published book, and I was impressed with how he fielded questions from the audience. More later on my impression of the book, once I read it, but to date it promises to be one of the more thorough treatments on the subject of global warming.

You can buy the book here! (Note: This is not an affiliate link, just a link.)

Bjorn Lomborg certainly has the credentials to qualify as a authoritative writer on the subject. You can learn more about him and read an excerpt from his book at His Website.

The purpose of this blog is to host an ongoing, open-minded, non-hysterical discussion of issues surrounding the global warming debate. Here we will feature articles, books, blogs and websites that offer a less popular perspective than what is normally seen in today’s major media outlets.

Topics will include discussion about the possible causes of global warming, global warming trends, effects of global warming, scientific research, and expert opinion.

It is not intended that this become a forum for screeching expletives, name-calling or the politics of destruction in general. It is instead intended to be a source for well-reasoned, factual and informed content on the subject of global warming.

See you tomorrow for the first informative post!