“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes…”
Looks like it is shaping up to be the October Carnival of Denial!
I’ve already noted that the Heartland Institute, in conjunction with the Institute of Public Affairs, is hosting a Sydney conference this month.
Well, it seems the boys and girls at the IPA have a very busy month planned.
“The counter-consensus to quasi-scientific hype and induced panic on climate change is at last assembling. Climate: the Counter Consensus examines, with thoroughness and impartial expertise, the so-called facts of global warming that are churned out and unquestioningly accepted, while the scientific and media establishments stifle or deride any legitimate expression of an opposing view.
Professor Carter is an Emeritus Fellow of the IPA. He featured in the ‘Climategate’ emails as one of those brave enough to question the prevailing wisdom on climate change. Climate: The Counter-Consensus challenges the myths of ‘climate science’ that have been accepted by the media and the public.”
The book will be launched by NZ politician Rodney Hide:
Professor Carter’s book will be launched by the Hon Rodney Hide. Rodney is a minister in the New Zealand government, and leader of the ACT New Zealand Party. ACT New Zealand is an explicitly free market and small government party and has five MPs in the New Zealand parliament.
Further proof that the denial movement is supported by an international network of industry funded think tanks.
So why all the hub-bub?
It’s possible be that they are trying to ratchet things up following the formation of the Gillard minority government.
They are, after all dead set against a price on carbon. Says the IPA of thus much dreaded eventuality:
Rise up against the emissions trading scheme
The announcement by new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard that Australia will not have an ETS before 2012, shows what a huge mistake the National Government has made by pushing ahead with our scheme in New Zealand…
We are now guaranteed to be at a competitive disadvantage with our closest major trading partner for at least another two years, if not more. How many jobs are we going to lose overseas and what damage will be done to our economy, before Australia, the US, Japan and China get on board – if ever?..
ACT believe the ETS should never have been implemented and will keep campaigning to at least have it suspended. This is a key issue for us. This is a key issue for New Zealand’s future prosperity and therefore for all New Zealanders who care about where this country is heading.
Yes, rise up ye patriots and lovers of liberty! Strike a blow for freedom!
Give us LIBERTY or give us DEATH!
I think we can easily dismiss Carter’s book as in the vein of “there is no consensus“.
Sorry Bob, the counter to your counter-consensus is that scientists agree climate change is happening.
A survey of over 3,000 earth scientists clearly indicates strong scientific support for climate change:
It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes. The challenge, rather, appears to be how to effectively communicate this fact to policy makers and to a public that continues to mistakenly perceive debate among scientists.
The debate is non-existent amongst the science community: the public debate is fuelled by professional disinformers such as the IPA and Bob Carter.