My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wise words on global warming...

The Investor's Business Daily has it right..

The fourth and final assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reads like the Bible, but gospel it is not.

It is a "consensus" in that it started with a foregone conclusion — that man-made pollution is dooming the planet — and gathered in any and all opinions that supported it.

The report incredibly warns that the 630,000 cubic miles of the Greenland ice sheet will virtually disappear in the near future, raising sea levels by almost 30 feet, and the Amazon rain forest will become a dry savannah.

There will be widespread species extinction, as up to three-fifths of wildlife will die out. The Great Barrier Reef will die.

And, oh yeah, winter sports in the Alps will be a thing of the past.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who attended the report's release Saturday in Valencia, Spain, told the Independent, a British newspaper, that he found the "quickening pace" of global warming "very frightening."

He did not say if he found the "quickening pace" of Iran's nuclear bomb program "very frightening," or explain exactly what he's doing about it right now.

From genocide in Rwanda and the Sudan to wars and rumors of wars in the Middle East and the Balkans, the U.N. has done little to protect the human species as millions die at the hands of despots that sit on its human rights panel.

If Ban wants to prevent famine and disease, let him get busy in Darfur, which he also has blamed on global warming.

Indoor spraying of DDT in Africa could save millions from malaria. Bio-engineered foods could save millions from hunger. The billions wasted on climate change research could provide clean drinking water and sanitation to everyone on the planet.

The Copenhagen Consensus 2004, a cost-benefit analysis of health issues by leading economists (including three Nobel Prize winners), figured that money spent on things like micronutrients for children, HIV/AIDS and water purification produces 50 to 200 times the benefit for the human species than spending money to effect imperceptible declines in the Earth's temperature.

Wealthier societies are healthier societies, and the key to ending poverty, hunger and disease is economic growth.

It is wealthy societies that can develop and afford the technologies to use energy more efficiently and clean the air and water and feed the hungry.


Blogger Cranky or Just A Crank said...

Slightly off-topic, but yesterday the UN announced that they had over-stated the number of people that had HIV/AIDS by 20%.

Whether or not you have AIDS is not something that you need any computer modelling and scientific extrapolation to determine. It is failry simple sceince that will give a positive or negative response and is principally a statistics exercise.

And we are expected to take the word of the UN on AGW/Climate Change which requires involves an enormous amount of scientific uncertainty, extrapolation, modelling and opinion to hand over control of huge parts of the developed world's economy to the UN?

Come on.

7:40 AM  
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8:51 AM  

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