Because Royal Dutch Shell Plc must also be in on the conspiracy:
Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s chief said the implementation of climate change agreements made at Cancun last month “won’t happen overnight”, and policymakers must take action now “because the clock is ticking.”
“In the short term, we should focus on areas where we can get the cheapest and quickest carbon dioxide reductions,” Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser said at a renewable energy conference in Abu Dhabi today. “It will take a while for international standards to be implemented, but we are of the opinion that we have to move now.”
Voser offered four ways for policymakers to begin reducing CO2 emissions: energy efficiency, increased use of natural gas, carbon capture and storage projects, and biofuels.
I wonder if Andrew Bolt, Joanne Nova, Anthony Watts, Marc Morano will attack Shell for their “climate alarmism”.
But then again, the Dutch aren’t foolish.
Shell is headquarted in the Netherlands, a country investing billions over the next 100 years to protect the the country from rising seas:
In 2007, the parliament assigned a team of experts, dubbed the Delta Committee, to come up with an answer. The group’s final report, published in September, proposes a combination of aggressive new steps—extending the coastline and building surge barriers—and time-tested strategies like fortifying levees. The cost: about $1.5 billion a year for the next 100 years.
Of course, a 200-year plan seems absurd. Two centuries ago, it would have been impossible to predict how civilization and the planet would look today. But the Dutch insist that the project is prudent and rational. If they start now, the costs will be minimized and disaster, perhaps, averted. After centuries of damming, pumping, barricading, and redirecting water, the Dutch water masters are laying the foundations for what may be the most ambitious act of territorial defense in history. In so doing, they are giving engineers and urban planners from New Orleans to Singapore a preview of what it will take to keep rising waters at bay. “We have the safest river delta in the world,” Stive says. And, he adds, they want to keep it that way: “We will completely control the water.”
Floods may be among today’s more ominous climate-driven hazards, but the Dutch know better than anyone that they’re nothing new. Below a bridge crowded with bicycles in the groovy Amsterdam neighborhood of Jordan, canal boats full of beer-soaked vacationers glide past a heavy black gate. On the side of the bridge is a small block of white marble, high above the waterline, with a horizontal cut across the middle. It shows the high-water mark of 1682 and is accompanied by an inscription reading, Zee dyks hooghte zynde negen voet vyf duym voven stadtspeyl.Translation: The sea dike level is 9 feet 5 thumbs above city level.
A 200 year plan?
For the Dutch it is better to start planning now.
No, climate change is just the figment of somebodies imagination.