Un­fair crit­i­cism

NewsMail - - OPINION -

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

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