Dr Mike Kelly, Kiwi physicist, elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993, has been Prince Philip Professor of Technology at Cambridge University since 2002.
RS scientists ‘jeopardise their integrity’
Professor Michael Kelly has published a stinging indictment in the Daily Mail of the performance of the Royal Society. Refusing to mince his words, he says that the Royal Society scientists have adopted a role of ‘lobbying’ and in doing so ‘they jeopardise their purpose and integrity.’
These are very strong words that, spoken by an eminent scientist, will not lightly be set aside.
I contacted him with congratulations; he simply said: “My concern is not to do madness.” A simple description of the bizarre anti-scepticism that poisons climate science.
In studying dangerous anthropogenic global warming (DAGW), Prof Kelly says the scientists have abandoned science’s neutral inquiry in favour of bias and a closed mind. Never mind what the science said, never mind the cost to society, never mind the queries from level-headed sceptics, these climate scientists insisted they knew what was happening.
They had to change society because the earth needed saving. They just knew it.
Undermines man-made climate change
The alarmists have for 30 years moved the goalposts on the global warming field and invented numerous obfuscations and deceits to avoid the truth. Now they must hear Professor Kelly explain the simple futility of the project to ‘solve the climate change problem’. With an icy logic, he points out:
“We do not know how much the project will cost, when it will have been completed, nor what success will look like.”
I scratch my head in vain to recall evidence that might refute this but never have I heard a person who believes in DAGW set out the full price, the timeline or the appearance of the end of global warming.
The scare has never had an end and yet, with the measures of success just left as empty promises, why would anyone fall for them? How did we let ourselves be fooled so comprehensively? Certainly the result everywhere has been nonsensical policy.
Nonsensical climate policy
Here are Prof Kelly’s comments on the UK:
Aluminium production is highly sensitive to energy prices, and most of the UK smelters have closed down – helping us reduce UK emissions, but also exporting jobs.
No one describes the consequence: we now import that aluminium from China, leading to CO2 emissions from shipping it here. Worse, most electricity in China is produced by coal, not gas, as in the UK. We are exacerbating the original global problem of global CO2 emissions, yet also pointing fingers at the Chinese. We really are leading the world in climate change hypocrisy.
Enough said. I urge you to read the original article and let me know below if you agree that Professor Kelly is one courageous Fellow.