I have no love for big oil. No love for the rich and powerful. But I do have concern about governments putting a cap on economic growth. The hope for the poor is in a growing economy and a better future. We have just been through a devastating economic panic in which governments around the world have transferred trillions from the average and poor taxpayer to the ultra-wealthy. This scandal about tampering with data and suppressing scientific research is another story in which a minority (not wealthy but eco-fanatics) who want to transfer wealth from average and poor taxpayers to fund their vision of a ecologically "better" future. But who voted these guys in? How did they get their power? Answer: by tainted science. I say: off with their heads! Replace these researchers with honest scientists who will be sceptical and let the facts lead them, not their ideological theories.
As this news story from the UK's Telegraph, the more radical economic demands of the global warming crowd are starting to falter. (I would guess that these are repercussions from the Hadley CRU data tampering & political strong-arming scandal.)
Australia is leading the revolt against Al Gore’s great big AGW conspiracy – just as the Aussie geologist and AGW sceptic Professor Ian Plimer predicted it would.When politicians resign rather than cave in to political demands, you know there is something serious afoot.
ABC news reports that five frontbenchers from Australia’s opposition Liberal party have resigned their portfolios rather than follow their leader Malcolm Turnbull in voting with Kevin Rudd’s Government on a new Emissions Trading Scheme.