Ignore climate fakirs and shamans

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To the Editor
Climate Conversation

1st January 2011

Queensland has wasted millions on the global warming industry. Residents would be better off had they spent it on water storage, flood gauges and flood-proofing of highways, railways and airports.

Europe and USA have wasted billions on the global warming industry. Residents would be better off had they spent it on reliable power stations and snow-proofing of highways, railways and airports.

Climate change and extreme weather have endangered every generation of humans. But this is the first generation that has sacrificed its savings on the altars of the climate gods instead of preparing for whatever weather shocks we may encounter.

“We can forecast and control the weather” has always been the false promise of fakirs and shamans.

Sensible people make sure they have the equipment to cope with extreme weather events.

It’s time to ignore climate fakirs and shamans, and cease paying tributes to them.

Viv Forbes

3 Thoughts on “Ignore climate fakirs and shamans

  1. With uncanny timing and irony, we see that Robert Stewart Napier is awarded the CBE “for public service”, in the New Year Honours.

    Napier is chairman of the UK Met Office

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2010/12/really-taking-piss.html

  2. Donna Laframboise did a piece on the Met Office:

    “World Wildlife Fund Infiltrates UK Government”

    http://nofrakkingconsensus.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/world-wildlife-fund-infiltrates-uk-government/

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