Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lessons from History

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lessons from History

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THE Carbon Sense Coalition on Saturday congratulated Senator Barnaby Joyce, Senator Ron Boswell, Senator Cory Bernardi and Dr Dennis Jensen MP for their principled stand against the Emissions Trading Scheme.

The coalition's congratulations coincide with the release of a new paper entitled "Climate Change in Perspective".

Changing climate is a permanent feature of Earth's history - man did not cause it and cannot change it.

All over the world, politicians, scientists, taxpayers and shareholders are waking up to the fact that they have been conned by the global warming story.

All we need to do is read a bit of climate history to get things into perspective and realise how lucky we are today.

Within just the last 20,000 years, vast ice sheets melted from the earth's surface, seas rose about 130 metres, temperatures rose well above present levels several times and, as the seas warmed, they expelled their dissolved carbon dioxide.

Then, just 300 years ago, earth suffered from the bitter cold and famines caused by the Little Ice Age.

Since about 1700 AD warmth, created by increasing solar activity, has been driving back the deadly frosts, snow and ice.

Carbon dioxide is naturally expelled from the warming oceans to the atmosphere - humans have very little to do with it all.

All of these events were caused by and controlled by natural processes and all life on earth was forced to adapt or die.

Despite continual increases in man's emissions of carbon dioxide, the earth has not warmed since 1998.

With unseasonal snow, bitter frosts, power failures and lost crops being reported every week, to send 10,000 pampered politicians and bureaucrats on a junket to Poland to discuss "global warming" is surely a sick joke?

A growing number of politicians are now bravely stating what a large and increasing number of scientists have been saying: There is no global warming crisis, carbon dioxide is a benefit not a danger in the atmosphere, and the whole emissions trading industry is shaping up to be a bigger financial disaster than the sub-prime mess.

To read the full report from The Carbon Sense Coalition on "Climate Change in Perspective" see: http://carbon-sense.com/2009/01/02/climate-change-in-perspective/.

VIV FORBES, Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition

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