This is what happens when you have only one hand clapping…applauding its own genius.
The BBC banished the climate sceptics to no man’s land where their voices went unheard whilst climate lobbyists could get reports altered to suit themselves.
Those supposedly with the best interests of the environment in mind, those with vested interests, those with an eye for an opportunity, the green lobbyists, the charities, the politicians, the scientists, the journalists….joined up in one big conspiracy…
…and they went practically unchallenged as the sceptics and the critics were silenced. Climate scientists could make their claims unopposed, the green lobbyists could take that science and package it into persuasive presentations and politicians could nod wisely and grandstand as they ‘saved the world’….and pocketed a few bob as well.
They knew what they wanted and were determined to get it whatever the cost in integrity and ethical behaviour…. shameless fixing of the science and the politics…..and able to do so because mainstream media giants like the BBC either stayed quiet or actively participated in conning the Public…not doing their job of challenging received wisdom and holding those in power to account.
Journalists like Richard Black (and here a grudging, very grudging, admittance that he had failed to report the truth…forced by reader pressure) and Roger Harrabin were never standing on the side lines looking in observing and reporting the news…they were on the inside creating it, fixing the stories, working with the scientists and the green campaigners to silence critics and pressurise governments.
Had the sceptics been allowed a place in the debate perhaps things could be very different….not all opposed the idea of man made climate change…many accepted it, to a degree. What they did disagree upon were the measures that could be taken….suggesting it maybe better to adapt to the changes rather than try to prevent them….especially as the causes were not certain.
Now we’ve had a stand still in global temperature rises…everyone’s got an explanation…but the truth is no one can explain it.
Which kind of makes you think they can’t explain the temperature rise either….there’s absolutely no proof that CO2 is the cause….it’s pure conjecture.
Now everyone’s running for cover….it’s lower than expected sensitivity, it’s an unexpected negative feedback with clouds blocking the sun or it’s the oceans suddenly absorbing a lot more heat.
Could all be making fools of themselves once again…if the temperatures start to go up again…but that just confirms…no one knows nothing.
However the consequences…as always, those unintended consequences of their good intentions, are beginning to bite.
We all know that electricity prices are being hiked to pay for a parallel system of green electricity generation…whilst still maintaining the full capacity of conventional generation.
That’s just one massive cost….and how do you price the lives lost as fuel poverty forces people to turn off their heating in the ever colder winters?
Food prices are ramped up as land is hijacked for biomass growth for conversion to fuel….and it’s the third world that suffers the most….curious for an ethical policy that was always based upon punishing the West’s guilty and selfish industrial development which was destroying the third world’s environment, we are told.
But the pricing of food out of reach of the poorest is not the only problem with biomass.
Roger Harrabin reports without a glimmer of remorse, a pang of conscience….Forests in the US are being destroyed to feed power stations in the UK to meet our renewable energy commitments…
And it’s not just the trees that are being ravaged by the Greens….a policy ironically opposed by the …er…Greens:
Perhaps if Harrabin and his CMEP (CMEP seminar 2006)hadn’t worked so hard to exclude the sceptic voices we could have had a more balanced and planned approach with the consequences of various solutions worked through and tested…instead we have a ‘gold rush’, a green gold rush…tearing up the planet to save the planet.
If the BBC is to actively campaign to achieve a particular objective then the BBC should be held responsible, accountable, answerable for its actions when those actions have serious and damaging consequences.
The BBC is supposed to report, inform and educate…not manipulate, deceive and manufacture the news.