For the past decade legions of the gullible have been signalling their eco-virtue by candles' glow, turning off the lights for 60 minutes as an offering to poor, overheated Gaia. It makes little sense, but promoters are delighted the faithful can still write cheques in the gloom
Bjorn Lomborg: 'If we really want a sustainable future for all of humanity and our planet, we shouldn't plunge ourselves back into darkness. Tackling climate change by turning off the lights and eating dinner by candlelight smacks of the 'let them eat cake' approach to the world's problems that appeals only to well-electrified, comfortable elites.'
Carlin: 'Are these f*cking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the f*cking planet? I'm getting tired of that sh*t...I'm tired of f*cking Earth Day, I'm tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren't enough bicycle paths'
'Earth Hour, the global WWF fundraiser that persuades the young, the naive and the scared to inconvenience themselves on Saturday evening. Enthusiasm for the dim-bulb stunt appears to have waned in line with climate hysteria'
'They start with public policy — the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work... The more we encourage people to think that change is about individual choices, the harder it is to get the real change accomplished'
Paul Homewood: "It is absolutely clear that the number of strong tornadoes has declined since the 1970s. Alarmingly, however, this page has been 'disappeared', and the link now comes up with this:
Fortunately Wayback still has a copy of the original web page, and I also have it on file. It is blindingly apparent that NOAA found their original assessment far too inconvenient, something that should be kept out of the public domain at all cost."
Climate chauses wind speeds to decrease...Except when climate change causes wind speeds to increase...
Claim: Atmosphere expert Professor Paul Williams, of the University of Reading, told the Financial Times that winds have ‘generally weakened over land over the past few decades’. He said one explanation for plummeting wind speeds could be ‘human-related climate change’, that would see poles warming ‘faster than tropics in lower atmosphere’ areas. Prof Williams said: ‘This would have the effect of weakening the mid-latitude north-south temperature difference and consequently reducing the thermal wind at low altitudes.’