George Monbiot

Are we there yet?

For 25 years we have had politicians, “scientists” and other vested interests all telling us that unless we do something, usually pay more taxes, then the planet is doomed.

Daily Caller lists all the deadlines to DO something to save the planet or else.

1. 2015 is the ?last effective opportunity? to stop catastrophic warming
World leaders meeting at the Vatican last week issued a statement saying that 2015 was the ?last effective opportunity to negotiate arrangements that keep human-induced warming below 2-degrees [Celsius].?

Pope Francis wants to weigh in on global warming, and is expected to issue an encyclical saying basically the same thing. Francis will likely reiterate that 2015 is the last chance to stop massive warming.

But what he should really say is that the U.N. conference this year is the ?last? chance to cut a deal to stem global warming? since last year when the U.N. said basically the same thing about 2014?s climate summit.

2. France?s foreign minister said we only have ?500 days? to stop ?climate chaos?
When Laurent Fabius met with Secretary of State John Kerry on May 13, 2014 to talk about world issues he said ?we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos.?

Ironically at the time of Fabius? comments, the U.N. had scheduled a climate summit to meet in Paris in December 2015 ? some 565 days after his remarks. Looks like the U.N. is 65 days too late to save the world.

3. President Barack Obama is the last chance to stop global warming
When Obama made the campaign promise to ?slow the rise of the oceans? some environmentalists may have taken him quite literally.

In 2012, the United Nations Foundation President Tim Wirth told Climatewire that Obama?s second term was ?the last window of opportunity? to impose policies to restrict fossil fuel use. Wirth said it?s ?the last chance we have to get anything approaching 2 degrees Centigrade,? adding that if ?we don?t do it now, we are committing the world to a drastically different place.?

Even before that, then-National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center head James Hansen warned in 2009 that Obama only ?has four years to save Earth.? I wonder what they now think about their predictions? ? Read more »

After years of opposing nuclear power the Green taliban Australia are coming around to it

After decades of telling us nuclear power is evil, despite more people dying in Ted Kennedy’s car than in US nuclear accidents, the green taliban have now worked out that nuclear power is the only truly green power solution.

Now in Australia the green taliban are realising that they really need to embrace nuclear power if they are to come even close to maintaining our lifestyle and reduce emissions.

ALARMISTS like Jay Weatherill now finally admit nuclear power isn?t actually a terrifying mass-killing menace.

Now they say we need nuclear to stop their latest terrifying mass-killing menace ? global warming.

Can you believe these guys? Nuclear power has switched from our greatest threat to greatest saviour. Yet none of these hypesters has said sorry for having peddled such baseless scares.

Take Weatherill, South Australia?s Labor Premier. As a budding politician he was ??opposed to nuclear power, all elements of it?, but this week said he?d changed his mind.

Now he was calling a royal commission to ?consider what role our state can potentially play in the fuel cycle for the peaceful use of nuclear energy?. See, Weatherill reckons a nuclear industry might help save his struggling state.

The most obvious money-spinner would be a nuclear waste facility, like one Pangea tried to sell in 1999 that would have earned us $2 billion a year.

It makes sense. We have the stable geology and stable government to store the world?s nuclear waste, safe from earthquakes and terrorists.

But such facts never used to count with the likes of the unapologetic Weatherill. Such alarmists instead mounted the usual scare against Pangea and ran it out of town. Pangea couldn?t even get interviews with the young Howard government. ? Read more »

Green taliban seeking to silence George Monbiot for his ‘treason’

The leftwing around the world are the most undemocratic organisations to be found. You wither conform or you shut up. They constantly try to silence opponents using any means possible.

Now they are turning on their own, attempting to bully and silence George Monbiot.

James Delingpole explains.

Green campaigners?have offered a ?100 reward for the arrest of environmental activist and journalist George Monbiot for “crimes against the environment and humanity.”

His support of nuclear power has earned the wrath of an anti-nuclear campaign group in the Lake District which is trying to have him arrested for his “criminal irresponsibility.”

Oh dear. Where should our sympathies lie?

On the one hand it’s one of those?Judaean People’s Front v People’s Front of Judaeafactional squabbles that the environmental hard-left does so well and which really we should applaud and relish in a delicious, “if only they could both lose”?Schadenfreudekind of way. ? Read more »

That’ll stuff them

Lord McAlpine is going after?celebrity?tweeters?including George Monbiot from the Guardian:

Lord McAlpine has promised to end ?trial by Twitter? by announcing an unprecedented series of libel actions against people who used the website to link him wrongly to child abuse allegations.

The former Conservative Party treasurer said yesterday that he had been ?terrified? when he became ?a figure of public hatred? because of people naming him as the subject of a Newsnight report wrongly claiming a senior Tory was a paedophile.

Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the Commons, and George Monbiot, a columnist for the Guardian are among those who will be pursued by Lord McAlpine for using the microblogging site to tweet his name after the Newsnight programme was broadcast.

Lord McAlpine?s solicitor, Andrew Reid, said the ?nasty? tweets would ?cost people a lot of money?, warning the guilty parties: ?We know who you are.?

He added: ?Twitter is not just a closed coffee shop among friends. It goes out to hundreds of thousands of people and you must take responsibility for it.

?It is not a place where you can gossip and say things with impunity, and we are about to demonstrate that.?

Peak Oil still not here

??The Guardian

Far be it from me to argue with George Monbiot. It really is fun watching alarmists start eating hat:

In 1975 MK Hubbert, a geoscientist working for Shell who had correctly predicted the decline in US oil production, suggested that global supplies could peak in 1995. In 1997 the petroleum geologist Colin Campbell estimated that it would happen before 2010. In 2003 the geophysicist Kenneth Deffeyes said he was “99% confident” that peak oil would occur in 2004. In 2004, the Texas tycoon T Boone Pickens predicted that “never again will we pump more than 82m barrels” per day of liquid fuels. (Average daily supply in May 2012 was 91m.) In 2005 the investment banker Matthew Simmons maintained that?“Saudi Arabia ? cannot materially grow its oil production”. (Since then its output has risen from 9m barrels a day to 10m, and it has another 1.5m in spare capacity.)

Peak oil hasn’t happened, and it’s unlikely to happen for a very long time.

A?report by the oil executive Leonardo Maugeri, published by Harvard University, provides compelling evidence that a new oil boom has begun. The constraints on oil supply over the past 10 years appear to have had more to do with money than geology. The low prices before 2003 had discouraged investors from developing difficult fields. The high prices of the past few years have changed that.

Maugeri’s analysis of projects in 23 countries suggests that global oil supplies are likely to rise by a net 17m barrels per day (to 110m) by 2020. This, he says, is “the largest potential addition to the world’s oil supply capacity since the 1980s”. The investments required to make this boom happen depend on a long-term price of $70 a barrel ? the current cost of Brent crude is $95. Money is now flooding into new oil: a trillion dollars has been spent in the past two years; a record $600bn is lined up for 2012.

The country in which production is likely to rise most is Iraq, into which multinational companies are now sinking their money, and their claws. But the bigger surprise is that the other great boom is likely to happen in the US.?Hubbert’s peak, the famous bell-shaped graph depicting the rise and fall of American oil, is set to become Hubbert’s Rollercoaster.

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