ALAN Corbett’s criticisms of Andrew Bolt (N/M 6/12) are unfair.
Bolt’s comments are supported by the British High Court’s findings that Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth was based on at least seven untruths.
Acknowledging that the IPCC’s latest report is based on 71 factual errors, its authors admit to “sexing up” the report to get political attention.
Presumably, that’s why they get celebrities like Sir David Attenborough, Leonardo Di Caprio and Cate Blanchett to promote their cause, but isn’t it far more relevant to have the claims forensically tested, like the British High Court did? How many more untruths would be revealed?
Yes, the planet has been warming but it used to be covered in snow and ice. And as the earth tilts on its axis, it cannot be a surprise that North Pole ice is receding while South Pole ice is increasing.
Contrary to the scare mongering, mathematical studies show that even if all the planet’s snow and ice melted, there would be a barely perceptible rise in sea levels because two thirds of the planet is already covered by water.
An inconvenient truth is that there is never a shortage of supporters when money is to be made.
Al Gore has himself made millions from his pet cause, as has the former head of the IPCC.
And there are numerous rent seekers taking taxpayers money to satisfy the appetite for wind and solar farms fed by the cause.
Thinking people find it strange that what began as an emissions reduction issue has morphed into renewables vs coal. If the problem is emissions why aren’t we taking steps to increase the planet’s lungs by planting more trees? Is the answer in politics and money?
Yes, lots of inconvenient questions. LARRY LAZARIDES, Bargara