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Jun162011

Renewable friends - Josh 104

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Josh - you sum up the circle of corruption perfectly. Meanwhile the renewables and CCS madness and ignorance continues:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/business/ScottishPower-says-price-hikes-needed.6785689.jp

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/carbon-dioxide-pipeline-could-be-vital-tool-in-pollution-battle-1.1107188

Jun 17, 2011 at 8:12 AM | Unregistered Commenterlapogus

Brilliant, Josh!

But I'm sure that IPCC wunderkind, Richard Klein's Global Corruption Report: Climate Change published by "Transparency International" will straighten 'em all out:

This is the first book to comprehensively explore corruption risks within climate finance. It provides essential policy analysis to help policymakers, practitioners and other stakeholders understand these risks and develop effective responses at a critical point in time when the main architecture for climate governance is being developed.

More than 50 leading experts and practitioners contributed, covering four key areas:

- Governance: Investigating major governance challenges towards tackling climate change.
- Mitigating climate change: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with transparency and accountability.
- Adapting to climate change: Identifying corruption risks in climate-proofing development, financing and implementation of adaptation.
- Forestry governance: Responding to the corruption challenges plaguing the forestry sector, and how these challenges need to be integrated into current international strategies to halt deforestation and promote reforestation. [emphasis added -hro]

Source: http://sei-international.org/publications?pid=1879

This treatise is a bafflegabbling marvel to behold! Here's a quote from p. 11 of the Introduction:

Finally, the direct effects of climate change on vulnerable populations increase the severity of corruption risks, and with it increase pressure on governance. [emphasis added -hro]

Then again, these "direct effects" might explain the UN's inability to get it's environmental act together ... not to mention the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP, parent of the IPCC)'s failure to comply with procurement policies. [See: UNEP and IPCC … like parent, like child]

Jun 17, 2011 at 9:34 AM | Unregistered Commenterhro001

You've done it again!

Jun 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM | Unregistered CommentersHx

Josh: Please make all efforts to get in the MSM. Talk to Christopher Booker and James Delingpole, please, please, please.....

Jun 17, 2011 at 10:35 AM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

You nailed it right there. Good work Josh!

Jun 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterFarleyR

Josh, love the humour, but that picture also sends shivers down my spine. You've caught the essence of the whole rotten financial and political merry-go-round.

Jun 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

Great love it Josh !

Jun 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM | Unregistered Commentermat

For how long have we been told about a powerful combination of lobbies ruining the science and the politics of climate change? Well, it turns out it wasn't organised by Big Oil...

Jun 17, 2011 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaurizio Morabito

Very good as far as it goes but there is a factor missing. Without enforcers - those willing to threaten and actually initiate physical - all government laws/edicts/mandates/regulations/etc are no more than merely words. No legislator, executive (President included), judge, bureaucrat gets out into the field (towns, cities, farms, etc) to enforce any law/edict/mandate/regulation/directive/etc. That's what enforcers are for - they are key to creating and maintaining (and even eliminating) all rulers!

Know any enforcement agents? If they are not persuaded by reasoned logic to get a truly productive job, then withdraw all voluntary association - no sales, service, camaraderie, no anything! - by those who find their "work" abhorrent or simply long range counterproductive to a voluntary society. Shunning with a long history of use as a method of social persuasion has not been given its due in mainstream media. However Gene Sharp includes it in his 198 Methods of NonViolent Action - part of Ostracism of Persons under THE METHODS OF SOCIAL NONCOOPERATION - http://www.aeinstein.org/organizations103a.html
Also: http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html

As the numbers of government enforcers takes a noticeable decline (likely publication via non-MSM), it will become more clear that individuals acting in their own long range, widely viewed self-interest for the purpose of maximizing their individual lifetime happiness *can* effect social change. It is not necessary or even desirable that violent rebellion take place since such death and destruction would definitely not promote this purpose, which is the goal of each individual, whether or not s/he recognizes it.

Jun 18, 2011 at 12:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterKitty Antonik Wakfer

Its all been said above - you really have nailed it, Josh..!
This cartoon should be force-fed to Cameron, Huhne, Salmon et al.... Because its THE TRUTH...

Jun 18, 2011 at 9:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

So, you are saying lobbyists will lobby, businessmen bribe and politicians are corrupt? No shit. Does this news affect the science?

Jun 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM | Unregistered Commenterandrew

andrew - if the scientists don't do the science...

Jun 18, 2011 at 12:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterMaurizio Morabito

A picture can relate a thousand words Josh, with this particular effort - I think, the multiple is increased by a factor of ten.
Quite superb!
I wish that it could be seen on the front of newspapers and web sites [BBC] around the world, it would cause a stir and no mistake.

Humour, I've always said is a very effective tool and in your good self Josh, we [realists] are lucky enough to have one of the best - more power to your pen and brush!

Jun 19, 2011 at 8:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterAthelstan

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