Man made climate change is the result of fossil fuels burnt in Western Industrial nations……developing nations are to be ‘allowed’ to burn fossil fuels because it is only fair that they catch up on the ‘progress’ of the developed nations who otherwise would have an entrenched advantage for the foreseeable future.
Michael Mann’s ‘Hockey Stick’ graph was said to be the ‘smoking gun’ in the evidence draw that revealed just how guilty the West was in creating global warming.
Set aside the fact that the Hockey Stick was shown to be wrong you could be justified in asking what is the evidence that the industrialised West caused the rise in temperatures? Are there any other possible causes?
One factor might be population. Indeed the BBC itself recognised this, up to a point….making no cogent conclusions from the fact.
The question is which population has increased?
Population in the West has been declining rapidly for decades…but that of third world and developing nations is rising massively…..in 1800 the world population was 1 billion, in 1930 it was still only 2 billion but by 1999 it reaches the staggering number of 6 billion.
What is interesting is the graph that illustrates this:
Notice anything? Pretty similer to the infamous temperature ‘Hockey Stick.’
The vast, vast majority of population growth since the 1950’s has been in third world and developing countries…..they all need to cook food, warm their homes and heat water amongst a myriad of other uses, including their own industrial processes that burn fossil fuel….and with such an increase in population comes large scale deforestation…one of the biggest causes of climate change.
So who is to blame for climate change if you accept ‘man made’ causes? Is it the West who began industrialising in the 1700’s or is it the Rest whose population increase coincides with the same increase in temperature? We were told recently that it is a mere 25 years before CO2 causes warming….and yet the climate lobby admit that only global warming since the 1940’s or so is caused by man. For nearly 200 years of massive industrial activity there was little warming…in fact it often became very cold….but increase the population massively and bingo…almost instant temperature change on a massive scale.
If the West is not to blame why are we closing down our efficient and much cleaner industry to save the planet when other countries are continuing to pump out massive quantities of CO2?
If things are so urgent…how many times have we been told we have ‘X’ months to save the planet?….why is it then OK for massive ‘pollution’ from China and India and Brazil to continue?
What’s the theory behind that policy then…the planet is going to die…but at least the Chinese and Indians will die having had a little bit of wealth induced happiness?
As with other subjects the BBC’s reporting is coloured by its own politics…anti-Western, anti-industry, anti-capitalist and pro-green, pro socialist world view.
It takes a simple measure…a coincidence? that temperature rises as CO2 levels rise (in fact temps rise usually before CO2…as CRU’s very own Phil Jones admitted)…and constructs a theory from that upon which we base our whole industrial and social policies.
But as shown here it must be equally valid to compare the rise in population with that of temperature and work out a theory from that…….but that would be pointing the finger of blame at ‘The Rest’ and not the West…which is a political no-no for the BBC.