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"Canada ... is a global outlaw, renegade country."

" I think what we have to also find is a mechanism to judge people and to make them accountable for the implications of what they do or do not do for future generations."

"That is, there should be a category of intergenerational crime."

-David Suzuki

Jun 26, 2012 at 4:53 AM | Registered Commentershub

What happened to the communicators?

Rhoda, haven't you considered that they are resting after Rio, too much for the poor old dears ;) .

Jun 25, 2012 at 8:25 PM | Registered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

previous guy.. green party, FOe, activist network, 'charity' thinktank... likes occupy as well..
as for his menotr. (And Mark Lynas - before he deep sixed his old blog) . and James HAnsen seems to have nicked his idea of holocaust from the same original source...

nasty nasty stuff.

Jun 25, 2012 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

All the activists grew up and became professional phsycologists....

"What this experiment illustrates, though, is that “belief” in climate change is very much what matters. Without belief in climate change, scientific evidence simply bounces off. And it is social views and cultural beliefs that predict climate change denial, not people’s level of knowledge about climate science."

This is very scary thinking, UK establishment scientists.. Andrew knows who...

Jun 25, 2012 at 8:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

What happened to the communicators? . Isn't it about time someone new had a turn in the barrel?

Jun 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM | Registered Commenterrhoda

I see stuck-record has beaten me to it.

At long last someone has actually made physical measurements which now show that the computer models are wrong.

Now we need someone to do some physical measurements as a control for the satellite data they collect just to keep them honest, especially about the arctic ice extent and temperatures.

Jun 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM | Unregistered Commenterivan

Grumpy@11:09 AM

wow... thank you. I'll have to get up to speed on how to trawl the TPA archives. Let's see if they've been recruiting. I think a national count of "faery wardens" is long overdue.

That old "public interest" thing wheeled out yet again.

The main local rag is developing a propensity for "disappearing" stories from their archives which do not play to the required narrative on sustainable energy.

You read the Wiltshire Core Strategy ? I know I should... but after a few pages of comments I was done for - I am awash with admiration. Time to gather up some resolve.

Jun 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Oh Dear. Reality slaps computer modelling round the face with a wet fis. Again.

Jun 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-record

Jun 24, 2012 at 1:16 AM | Registered Commenter tomo


Taxpayers Alliance report Unnecessary Jobs, 12 Oct 2010 (in their archive) looked at European Officers, Political Advisers, Diversity Officers and Climate Change Officers.

Wiltshire had none of the first two, but 6 Diversity Officers at a then cost of £185,295 and 10 Climate Change Officers at a cost of £97,740. Unless any of them have been made redundant you can bet that none of them will have taken a pay cut. I imagine the Diversity Officers are all full-time (at an avergae salary of £30,880 each) and the Climate Change Oficers, despite there being 10 (10!!!) of them, are more likely to be part-time or have that description as part of their job title.

Reading the Wiltshire Core Strategy, despite the Strategic objective 2: addressing climate change and the daft rubbish contained in the Topic Paper on Climate Change (where the press reports on flooding are taken as proof of climate change), Core Policies 41 and 42 are quite carefully written, particularly in respect of the landscape and World Heritage sites. Once they are taken out, there is not much of Wiltshire left. The trouble is that the pressure on those remaining areas will be intense.

The other problem is the wording of the National Planning Policy Framework. Although it states that planning permission should be refused for major developments in the designated areas (AONBs, National Parks etc.) except in exceptional circumstances and where it can be demonstrated that they are in the public interest. Public interest is one of those catch-all phrases and presumably that would include meeting the Government's ridiculous targets for renewable energy.


Jun 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterGrumpy

Another FOE catastrophist moaning about the realities of democracy (it is all our fault that nothing was achieved in Rio):

Jun 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

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