Climategate: It's All Unravelling Now

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So many new
developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead.
After all, it’s not like you’re going to find much of this reported
in the MSM.

1. Australia’s
Senate rejects Emissions Trading Scheme for a second time
. Or:
turkeys don’t vote Christmas
. Expect to see a lot more of this:
politicians starting to become aware their party’s position on AGW
is completely out of kilter with the public mood and economic reality.
Kevin Rudd’s Emissions Trading Scheme — what Andrew Bolt calls
“a $114 billion green tax on everything”
— would have wreaked
havoc on the coal-dependent Australian economy. That’s why several
opposition Liberal frontbenchers resigned rather than vote with
the Government on ETS; why
Liberal leader Malcolm Turnbull lost his job
; and why the Senate
voted down the ETS.

2. Danes
caught fiddling their carbon credits
. (Hat tip: Philip
) Carbon trading is the Emperor’s New Clothes of international
finance. It was invented by none other than Ken
, whose Enron would currently be one of the prime beneficiaries
in the global alternative energy market, if it hadn’t been shown
to be (nearly) as fraudulent as the current AGW scam. It is a licence
to fleece, cheat and rob. Still, jolly embarrassing for the Danes
to get caught red handed, what with their hosting a conference shortly
in which the world’s leaders will try, straight-faced, to persuade
us that carbon emissions trading is the only viable way of defeating

3. Hats off
to The Daily Express — the first British newspaper to make
the AGW scam its front page story.

The piece was
inspired by another bravura
by Professor Ian Plimer, the Aussie geologist who
argues that climate change has been going on quite naturally, oblivious
of human activity, for the last 4,567 million years.

4. BBC finally
gets round to reporting — sort of — that Climatic Research Unit
at University of East Anglia may have been up to no good. It’s true
that this report
on their website
is so hedged with special pleading for the
temporarily suspended director Phil Jones the man might have written
it himself. But on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning,
I did hear the newsreader reporting it as more than just a routine
theft story. Which is a start.

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3, 2009

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