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Introducing the Global Warming Policy Foundation

Published 25th November 2009 - 3 comments - 2389 views -

As we've seen here over the past few weeks, the debate about climate change and global warming has become so polarized that the "experts" on both sides are now so opposed to the views of others that neither wants to listen to the other. This is why I welcome the intervention of Lord Lawson and his new, non-party think tank, the Global Warming Policy Foundation. The forum intends to re-energize the debate and cool the hysteria. Lord Lawson says he's open to the possibility of climate change, but sceptical about policies to counteract it that go unchallenged because of the stranglehold of the "consensus". This eminently sensible view is bound to be attractive to the millions of people who no longer know what to think about the issues.

As he wrote in the Times on Monday, "At the very least, open and reasoned debate on this issue cannot be anything but healthy. The absence of debate between political parties at the present time makes our contribution all the more necessary."

I have become a member of the Global Warming Policy Foundation and would encourage all open-minded Th!nkers to do likewise. After all, open and reasoned debate on these issues cannot be anything but healthy.

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Scott on 25th November 2009:

Before everyone decides to subscribe to this “impartial” think tank please take a moment;

http://www.spinwatch.org/blogs-mainmenu-29/andy-rowell-mainmenu-30/5334-beware-sceptics-bringing-balance-to-the-climate-debate

Like most think tanks this one too has an agenda.

Hugh Cave on 26th November 2009:

I am not sure that Nigel Lawson is alone in his views on the current state of panic induced by those who seem to be making an awful lot of money, from us, in combating Climate Change, Global Warming, Green House Gasses, Carbon Dioxide, or whatever the latest panic is all about. 

Sulphur Hexafluoride is now been mentioned in connection with Greenhouse Gasses.  But Greenhouse Gasses are supposed to be in the atmosphere.  This does not add up as Sulphur Hexafluoride is far denser than air so would be tied to the surface of the planet.  It is also a man made gas and not natural.

In any event the atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, .04% carbon dioxide, .0001745% methane, and .00003% nitrous oxide.  Carbon dioxide is essential to photosynthesis in plants.  Interfere with balance of nature and we will end up with no plants or trees.

Lord Lawson and I would have attended school at the same time, where we learnt about nature and all its problems.

Gordon Brown commits this country to giving £20bn a year to the cause.  But I am sure that is only to hang his green credentials to the flag mast.  Will the £20bn (total £90bn) stop the following:

Indonesian wild fires, deforestation of the tropical rain forests, volcanoes (on land as well as under the oceans).

The movement of tectonic plates.  Activity of the Atlantic ridge moving the European and American continents apart by 32mm a year.  Will it stop the Gulf Stream from changing course and starting to warm the west coast of Greenland.

The American continent moving westwards and pushing the Pacific tectonic plate under the Asian plate.  This could well be the cause of the apparent “sinking” of Pacific Islands and not rising sea levels.

The turnover of the oceans when the warmed water underneath moves to the top.

The precession of this planet in that, whilst it rotates about an axis, the axis (at its poles) rotates about a circular area.  Hence the common known “earth wobble”.  This will present a changing area of the planet to the sun.

The rotation of this planet about the sun.  In that it is in an elliptical orbit about the sun.  This orbit varies from elliptical to circular and back to elliptical on the “other side” of the sun.  Therefore being nearer the sun at times.

Stop solar flares from the sun.

Make the wind blow 100% of the time to make wind turbines produce electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 52 weeks of the year.  Instead of 26-27% of the time as now.  Not forgetting that 25% of the output is then lost in the distribution network.

I am sure that we have far more productive matters to deal with and better use for our money than to tie so many people, having so many meetings, trying to scare us all into submission over a matter which, as Nigel Lawson says in the article by Kate Weinberg on the 21st of November, “might not happen”.

Instead, spend the money on dredging the estuaries of all the rivers in the country to give a free flow to water upstream to prevent flooding in the areas like Shrewsbury and Cockermouth, for example.  Find a substitute for Sulphur Hexafluoride, a man made gas.

Yours faithfully

Hugh Cave

ferrand stobart on 29th November 2009:

Climategate - A possibly more immediate peril from CO2 than “Warming” ??


Climategate,
While the Earth’s atmosphere may or may not be warming due to Mankind and Vicky Pope - whom I have known since she was but a gleam in her father’s eye - thinks so, there may well be a much more immediate and universal peril confronting us.

I suggest that one aspect of Science in connection with Climate Change has received scant attention so far see
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/climatechange_grunhausproject.pdf  especially this
Effects of CO2 on Mammalian Organisms Report of a Workshop, 5-6 June 1980, Bethesda, Maryland USA, published Dec 1982 by the US Dept of Energy, ref CONF-800249 (with disclaimer) 24 US and one European scientist attended. (Undersea Medical Society Inc, 9650 Rockville Pike,Bethesda, Maryland, 20014, USA). Page 10-3 possible effects on enzyme systems which are pH dependant ? Pages 10-6 to 10-13 Malignancies reference to lymphoma and mammary gland lymphoma effects. (12
references). Page 12-2 possible changes in blood pH.

Acidity and pH is on a log scale, a small change can have a very large chemical and physiological impact. See
http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2005/07/the-acid-ocean-the-other-problem-with-cosub2sub-emission/

Re possible impacts with Virus proliferation due to increased atmospheric acidity if this is happening then there is a likely connection to what is happening in the Ukraine for instance see
http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/blog/category/pandemic/ukraine/

It may be that our health could be more at risk from Climate Change than our warmth ?

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