Posts Tagged ‘James Delingpole’

How environmentalists are killing the planet, destroying the economy and stealing your children’s future.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Source:  Numbers Watch  watermelons

by John Brignell

They are green on the outside, but under the skin the deepest of reds. Their methods are neo-Marxist, especially in the adoption of a form of Trotskyite entryism. The green veneer derives from their first successful coup in achieving control of the environmentalist group Greenpeace, resulting in the departure of original members such as Patrick Moore, the co-founder. Their subsequent success in infiltrating and taking control of leading institutions of politics, science and the media has been nothing less than extraordinary. The organisation is diffuse, largely invisible and contains members who are highly various, ranging from violent revolutionaries to failed politicians who have turned their attention to personal wealth creation. In an age of specious conspiracy theories they have created the greatest and most lucrative conspiracy in the history of human civilisation. (more…)

Time to shoot the husky, Dave

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Source: UK Telegraph

Tastes a bit like chicken, apparently….

There is so much good news about the collapse of the EU’s carbon trading scam, that I’m not sure where to begin. But let’s start with the fact that it has really, really annoyed Bryony Worthington - the activist from the hard-left anti-capitalist pressure group Friends of the Earth who wrote the most economically suicidal piece of legislation in British history, the Climate Change Act. Even more delightfully, it will also have upset Tim “Trougher” Yeo and Lord “King Trougher” Deben, both of whom were not only fully behind this latest planned EU conspiracy against the energy user and the taxpayer but who also had the sublime gall to suggest that this market rigging is what Margaret Thatcher would have wanted.(H/T Benny Peiser, GWPF) (more…)

Now even Pravda admits the ‘global warming’ jig is up

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Source: UK Telegraph

by James Delingpole

It’s Death of Little Nell time again in the field of climate “science.” The New York Times – aka Pravda – has announced the closure of its Environment Desk. Rumours that the entire environment team, headed by Andy Revkin, have volunteered to be recycled into compost and spread on the lawn of the new billion dollar home Al Gore bought with the proceeds of his sale of Current TV to Middle Eastern oil interests are as yet unconfirmed. What we do know is that it’s very, very sad and that all over the Arctic baby polar bears are weeping bitter tears of regret. (more…)

Why I am so rude to Warmists

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Source:  London Telegraph

by James Delingpole

Sharing a car back from the BBC Big Question debate in Cardiff on Sunday I had a tremendous bust-up with one of my fellow panellists which I think many of you would have enjoyed hugely. (Our driver could barely keep a straight face.)

It was prompted when I very vocally expressed my disgust at one of the standard phrases trotted out by Warmists and other eco-loons in these debates (as, of course, inevitably, they did again on Sunday): the one about “preserving the planet for future generations”.

The reason this cant phrase makes me want to throw up every time I hear it is that it’s such a grotesque inversion of reality. It’s not people on my side of the debate who want to ravage the countryside with wind farms (with no provision for decommissioning them), rein in economic growth, introduce wartime-style rationing, raise taxes, destroy farmland and rainforests to create biofuels, and base heinously expensive public policy on hysteria and junk science. It’s not people on my side of the debate who are condemning those “future generations” to a lower standard of living and an uglier environment in order to deal with a problem that doesn’t exist. So how dare they have the gall to try to take the moral high ground? (more…)

Things More Worrisome than AGW — Communitarianism

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Source:  SPPI

Commentary on UK Spectator: Communitarianism is a freedom-hating totalitarian philosophy like any other

by Dennis Ambler

I saw it [the Spectator essay] yesterday, he is absolutely right of course.

I think it’s a cross between Liberal/Social Democracy and Socialism/Communism, probably the still evolving Fabianism which drives much of what we see in the west. It seems to mean different things to different people but the main essence seems to be that the individual is subsumed by the needs of the “community” however that may be defined.

To say that individuals don’t help each other or look out for their local environment, or seek to help people in genuine need, without being organised by “environmentalists” or “focus groups” or community organisers, shows a poor regard for the nature of human beings. (more…)

When you’re in a hole, George, stop digging

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Source:  UK Telegraph

by James Delingpole

As Dan Hannan has noticed, the Moonbat has finally flipped.

Snow, he is trying to tell us in all earnestness, is another sign that Man Made Global Warming is definitely happening. Nothing to do with solar minima or El Nino and La Nina or any of that reality-based nonsense. No, sirree. It’s definitely, definitely still our fault because of all that evil plant-food our factories have been pumping into the atmosphere. Weather is not the same as climate. Etc.

Here are what some of George’s fans at Komment Macht Frei have to say about his latest post:

So even when you’re wrong you’re right? [It has had over 400 recommends, that one]

What will the cold be caused by next week George?

Thanks for keeping us up to date on The Daily Cause.

Sure, the cold tried to hide the Climategate evidence.

Sounds like a just-so story to me. Whatever happens, it is exactly what we would expect to happen under global warming. Hotter, colder, drier, wetter, sunnier, cloudier, windier, whatever.

George, what type of weather could people in Britain expect to see if global warming isn’t happening? (more…)

More CRU Censorship

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Source: SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

James Delingpole has an article posted on Climate Realist,  which was also carried by the UK Daily Express, until they were challenged by the University of East Anglia. This the message you now get:

“ARTICLE MISSING: The article you are looking for does not exist. It may have been deleted.”

He was discussing the impact of the released CRU e-mails one year on and had the temerity to criticise the scientists involved and their institution.

James Delingpole: The Public is now so sceptical about global warming.

“In bare detail, Climategate sounds quite dull: the leak, on to the internet, of a large number of emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia.

But the contents of those emails were dynamite. What they showed was that the scientists at the very heart of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) –supposedly the world’s “gold standard” of climate change science – were mired in such incompetence, skulduggery and deceit that you couldn’t trust a word they said. (more…)

Happy Climate Fools’ Day

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Source:  UK Telegraph

by James Delingpole

Today is Climate Fools’ Day. To celebrate, here is an essay courtesy of Simon Barnett to show how your money is being squandered by the Coalition on “Climate Change”.

The 2008 Climate Change Act commits Britain to cutting its CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050 at a cost of £18.3 billion every year for the next four decades (according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change website).

This is being funded by top slicing the cash from your energy bills. The figure does not include other costs, such as the losses incurred due to the economic damage and opportunity costs of these measures. And obviously the law only seeks only to address CO2 emissions from the UK.

Without pausing to question how that 80 percent target is to be attained short of closing down the entire economy I’d just like to demonstrate the sheer scale of the cost of this bill with a little help from my beautiful assistant, H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II. Here she is below on the fifty pound note, the largest denomination note in common circulation, and guaranteed to win friends and influence people wherever she goes…

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Also assisting me in my demonstration will be “red stick man” who is participating primarily as a visual reference to scale, but you can call him “Red Ed” if you’d like (to apportion blame). Here he is demonstrating that a million of the above notes (50 million pounds) will fit neatly onto a standard pallet… (h/t) (more…)

Global Cooling and the New World Order

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Source:  UK Telegraph

by James Delingpole

Bilderberg. Whether you believe it’s part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it’s just an innocent high-level talking shop, there’s one thing that can’t be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. (Hat tips: Will/NoIdea/Ozboy)

At its June meeting in Sitges, Spain (unreported and held in camera, as is Bilderberg’s way), some of the world’s most powerful CEOs rubbed shoulders with notable academics and leading politicians. They included: the chairman of Fiat, the Irish Attorney General Paul Gallagher, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Bill Gates, Dick Perle, the Queen of the Netherlands, the editor of the Economist…. Definitely not Z-list, in other words.

Which is what makes one particular item on the group’s discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:

The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

Yep, that’s right. Global Cooling. (more…)

The Art of Slander

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Source:  American Thinker

by Russell Cook

Warmist true believers bitterly cling their mantra that only the corrupting influence sinister money could possibly explain skepticism toward the theory they embrace as gospel truth.

In case anyone is unfamiliar with the simplicity of the man-caused global warming idea: overwhelming scientific conclusions say we are causing floods / droughts / blazing summers / intense winters, and don’t listen to any skeptic scientists — they’re corrupt.

This mantra is fine until you start asking questions. On the so-called consensus of “numerous” IPCC scientists, it appears Donna Laframboise has now exposed a rather troubling set of problems with the IPCC’s 1995 Health Chapter authors, and John O’Sullivan has just recently pointed out some details the NOAA would rather not have you know about, while Steve McIntyre continues to tear down the ClimateGate scandal with ever finer levels of detail.

Considering how Exxon, Chevron, and others have climbed on the CO2 reduction bandwagon, believers of man-caused global warming may have realized the “skeptic scientists corrupted by big oil” idea is rapidly losing credibility. Skeptic populations are increasing; somebody must be funding them. (more…)

‘Climate change sceptics have smaller members, uglier wives, dumber kids’ says new study made up by warmists

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Source:  Telegraph

by James Delingpole

Are there really no depths to which ManBearPig-worshippers will not stoop in order to shore up their intellectually, morally and scientifically bankrupt cause?

Apparently not, as we see from the latest “study” – based on a petty, spiteful, Stasi-like blacklist produced by an obscure Canadian warmist – outrageously aggrandised by being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The study examined 1,372 scientists who had taken part in reviews of climate science or had put their name to statements regarding the key findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Scientists were grouped as “convinced” or “unconvinced”, and researchers examined how many times they had published papers on the climate.

The results showed that “unconvinced” scientists accounted for just three of the 100 most prolific authors on the subject, while papers by “convinced” scientists were more frequently cited in other research.

Well, no s***, Sherlock. And might this have anything to do, perchance, with the fact that – as the Climategate emails made abundantly clear – “unconvinced” scientists were deliberately shut out of the peer-review process by the “convinced” ones? (more…)

Climate Consensus or Con — The Oxford Union Debate

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Source:  Front Page

by Rich Trzupek

About three years ago, Christopher Monckton, Third Viscount of Brenchley, issued an open challenge to Al Gore to debate the issue of global-warming [1]. Not surprisingly, Gore has never responded to that challenge. Gore’s personal grasp of the scientific issues involved in so-called climate change varies from “non-existent” to “vague”. Monckton, who has emerged as one of the leading voices, if not the leading voice, advocating sanity in an increasingly skeptical world would mop the floor with the former vice president were that contest to happen. Yet, if we are never to enjoy that particular debate, we do have this one: Monckton joined three skeptical colleagues in a debate against four alarmists held before England’s Oxford Union Society [2]. The motion put forth was: “That this House would put economic growth before combating climate change.” (more…)