Shocking News : I Agree With James Delingpole

Well, I agree with parts of a couple of paragraphs. Got you looking, though, didn’t it ?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020288/climategate-we-won-the-battle-but-at-copenhagen-we-just-lost-the-war/

Delingpole writes : “Copenhagen never really had anything to do with “Climate Change”. Rather it was a trough-fest at which all the world’s greediest pigs gathered to gobble up as much of your money and my money as they possibly could, under the righteous-sounding pretence that they were saving the planet.”

I think that he’s partially on the right track : for many, many people, Climate Change is something they can make money from. Creating a commodity from a previously unvalued polluting gas, creating positive value from a negative waste product, is only going to lead to the massive-est market on Earth. And we all know who’s going to gain from that Carbon Trade, don’t we ? Not you and me, that’s for sure.

How can James Delingpole be so incisive, so knowledgeable, so right ? Maybe he knows a banker or two and sees the inner working of their “muck to brass” minds.

However, I have to part company with “Dr Strangelove” as his weblogging colleague Will Heaven epithetises him, in this paragraph :-

“This nauseating piggery took two forms. First were the Third World kleptocracies – led by the likes of Hugo Chavez and Robert Mugabe – using “Global Warming” as an excuse to extort guilt-money from the Western nations.”

Actually, funds transfer from the Global North to the Global South is intended as a way to recognise some kind of responsibility on the part of the Global North for the ongoing and worsening Climate Change damages to the Global South environment and economies.

It’s not about stealing, it’s about demanding reparation on the basis of guilt. Some feel that that guilt should be made historical, and that the Global North should pay for the sins of the past. Others think the Global North did not know they were doing wrong so they can’t be held to blame for the sins of past emissions.

But anyway, this transfer of money from Global North to Global South is intended to be mostly through the letterbox of Carbon Trading – squeezing it through a market, in a kind of global offsetting program. Only a very small part of the funds transfered would come straight out of national budgets, and most likely a lot of it will have already been earmarked for Development Aid – something I feel James Delingpole would probably support with half an hour’s education on the subject of global trade imbalance and how the Global North feeds off the Global South for all its raw resources, pretty much.

James continues, more correctly : “Second, and much more dangerous, were the First World Corporatists who stand to make trillions of dollars using the Enron economics of carbon trading. Never mind all the talk of President Obama’s trifling $100 billion pledge. This is very small beer compared with the truly eye-watering sums that will be ransacked from our economies and our wallets over the next decades in the name of “carbon emissions reduction.””

Yes, the bankers are all lining/queuing up to have a hand in the till of the Global Carbon Exchange. They have consortia and contracts-in-principle. They give themselves fancy names like “BlueNext”. All leading up to the biggest speculative bubble since the dawn of financial dis-rectitude, or maybe the tulip mania of 1637.

James ramps up the anti : “…it was at Kyoto that the mechanisms for establishing a global carbon market were established. Carbon trading could not possibly exist without some form of agreement between all the world’s governments on emissions: the market would simply collapse. By keeping Kyoto alive, the sinister troughers of global corporatism have also kept their cash cow alive.”

Too spot on, mate ! Many reams of trees have been coated in ink to tell the story of how the Clean Development Mechanism, and its inherent acceptance of Carbon Trading, were slotted into the Kyoto Protocol, probably at 5.30am on the last day of the negotiations.

So, James, we find ourselves almost on the same hymn sheet. You disfavour corporate and market mechanisms to resolve the Climate Change treaty, and I don’t like them much either.

What could stop all this “big government” and “first world corporatism” and still allow for some kind of rational global deal ? Is there a way we could work together on this ? What platform could we share ?

Could it be this ? That we need to go cold turkey from Fossil Fuels at least by mid-this-Century. That’s mandatory, whether or not large numbers of the population believe in the Science of Global Warming.

Peak Oil means that the end of petrol and diesel will come. Thing is, Peak Coal won’t be far behind that, so we cannot rely on the hard black rock stuff to fill the gaps that sweet crude leaves behind.

Have you thought about the other environmental disbenefits from the global industry in the mining and transporting and refining of Fossil Fuels ? For the sake of glossy petrel birds everywhere, let’s can the crude trade; and for the sake of childhood lung function, let’s drop cars and coal. Let us have widely dispersed, secure supplies of indigenous Renewable Energy. Surely you can see the ultimate sense in that ?

5 thoughts on “Shocking News : I Agree With James Delingpole”

  1. Is it not time that the ‘Delingpole’ was adopted as a unit of aversion to scientific fact?

    The virulence of an AGW denier’s arguments could then be measured in them, to the benefit of all concerned…

    Alternatively, the expression ‘I wouldn’t touch it with a Delingpole’ could be used to convey an aversion to any kind of well established fact that one chooses to ignore.

    Just a whimsical thought – keep up the good work!

  2. Is it not time that the ‘Delingpole’ was adopted as a unit of aversion to scientific fact?

    The virulence of an AGW denier’s arguments could then be measured in them, to the benefit of all concerned…

    Alternatively, the expression ‘I wouldn’t touch it with a Delingpole’ could be used to convey an aversion to any kind of well established fact.

    Just a whimsical thought – keep up the good work!

  3. It looks like the wheels have really come off Global Warming/Climate change politics.

    Global Warming/Climate change science was invented a mechanism to get rich North coutries to give money to poor South coutries by making the rich coutries feel guilty.

    But it has now been hijacked by large corporate interest and corporations to fleece ordinary people and transfer their modest wealth to the really wealthy. Look at to prponents of Prince Charles and Zac Goldsmith. Prince Charles who travelled to Copengagen in private not even bothering to share Moron Brown’s private jet.

    This Carbon Trading scam has been invesnted by the same bankers who invented the sub-prime morgage trading vehicles that gave us the the credit crunch and broke the economy while the bankers still got their bonuses. It is intended has a scheme to transfer wealth from oedinary people to large corporations. For example as well emissions limits will enable corporations production from Britain to low wage countries like India, like the steel works in the north east. Aren’t Tata Steel one of the interests behind the IPCC.

    Look at how energy copanies pretend to believe in climate change use it as mechanism to over charge. Saying they are doing their bit to stop climate change.

    I think it is time for the left to abandon now disproven fraudulent climate change science and find another mechanism for a more equitable deal with poor third world countries and the poor in their own countries.

  4. Peak oil is a myth. Even if the places oil can be extracted from become slightly more difficult and expensive oil won’t run out for hudreds of years even if usage increases. There is a massive amount of oil in the Canadian Tar sands that hasn’t started to be economic to extract.

    Peak coal on the other hand is completely ridiculous. Earth’s supplies of coal will last almost forever and liquid oil like fuel can be made from coal. The Nazi’s did this when they lost access to the Romanian oil fields during WW II and the South African’s during the aparthied couldn’t get oil due to boycotts.

    For UK energy security and affordable energy in the UK the best thing would be to reopen the coal mines Margaret Thatcher shut use them as the UK energy main resource.

    And forget about disproven climate change science.

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