By: Trevor Loudon
Some common sense on Climate Change from Australia’s Carbon Sense Coalition.
The Carbon Sense Coalition today called for an end to wasteful spending on attempts to change the climate by taxing and rationing carbon.
The Chairman of “Carbon Sense,” Mr Viv Forbes, said that man will never control climate.
“Noah did not blame cooking fires for the flood – he built a boat before the rain came.”
“It’s time to stop wasting money trying to control the climate – this will be no more successful than slaughtering sacrificial goats, even if tax payers and electricity consumers are to be the goats.
“Man will never control the climate. Wealthy societies can and do improve their local environments of air, land and water. But to think that trading carbon credits, taxing carbon or subsidizing carbon geo-sequestration, wind towers or ethanol production will improve our climate is delusionary.
“Temperature forecasts from the many climate models continue to disagree and be proven wrong – they cannot predict next month’s weather let alone next century’s climate. Earth history shows that hungry global cooling is just as likely as benign global warming. No matter what computer models say, we will do what generations of our ancestors did – adapt and make the best of whatever Mother Nature deals up.
“We will always have extreme weather and natural disasters – floods, droughts, earth quakes, bush fires, heat waves, blizzards, cyclones and storms have been part of the human experience since the flood of Noah and the earthquake of Jericho.
“However, like pagans of old, power seeking politicians advocate sacrifice of jobs, assets and industries to appease the climate god.
“Sensible people prepare to cope with calamities. Instead of wasting billions on vain attempts to prevent a rainy day, it is cheaper and more effective to just buy an umbrella.
“The first need in any natural disaster is disaster proof infrastructure and equipment that can be called in to help the threatened area – flood proof roads, railways and airstrips plus helicopters, bulldozers, fire trucks, tents, bedding, trained emergency manpower and adequate stored food and water. Only a strong economy can afford such preparedness.”
Our advice for today’s climate alarmists is:
“It is better to be rich and prepared for anything, than to be poor and overwhelmed by everything.”
Well said Mr Forbes.