Posted: December 27, 2012 by Rog Tallbloke in solar system dynamics

tallbloke:

Prof. Richard “death sentence for deniers” Parncutt, is an avid supporter of the World Future council. Time to deal with this illogical (and dangerous) nonsense.

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood

 

 

 

Lord Deben, the politician formerly known as John Gummer, has recently been appointed as Chairman of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change.

The Committee was established under the Climate Change Act (2008), and advises the UK Government on setting and meeting carbon budgets and on preparing for the impacts of climate change. As such, it carries a good deal of influence on UK government policy and action.

Prior to his appointment, concerns were expressed about some of Gummer’s outside business interests, such as being chairman of Forewind Ltd, (the consortium who are hoping to build the Dogger Bank wind farm), and Sancroft International Ltd, (a lobbying firm, that specialises in advising businesses how to make money out of climate change).

(James Delingpole has more details here.)

Both of these chairmanships were acknowledged in the press announcement by the Dept of Energy, (DECC), which…

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  1. tallbloke says:

    John Selwyn Gummer, the man who proved the truth of the official parfy line on the safety of BSE riddled british beef by forcing his children to eat beefburgers on national television…

    First we find high ranking members of Dicky Branson’s NGO outfit ‘The Carbon War Room’ lurking in DECC’s offices on secondment. Now we find a member of ‘The World Future Council’ running the climate change committee.

    Just who the fuck is running this country?

    Dave?

    DAVE!!

  2. tempestnut says:

    You may well ask that question. Certainly not our elected politian’s. No matter how well we debunk poor science, each of us in our own unique way, the shadowy characters of the political class just seem to cruise on. We don’t have democracy, we have a dictatorship, our votes change nothing.

    But all is not lost. The first steps in a long road have been taken to put the people of this country back in charge. Its a ground up movement of the people devoid of any “celebrities” political or otherwise and free of agenda’s for power. More will be forthcoming when material is ready for distribution. But it is all about the people saying yes or no to spending and policies. I’m excited for the future if a little disappointed that it will be our children and their offspring that will reap the real benefits of change. And just perhaps Britain will show the world the way forward once more by empowering its people.

  3. Stephen Wilde says:

    “Global common goods to be placed in trusts, coordinated by a revived UN Trusteeship Council, setting sustainable usage caps and distributing “commons income” usage fees as a basic citizen’s income”

    That sounds ominous.

    They want to own everything and hand out our ‘pocket money’.

    Didn’t some chap called Marx have a similar proposal which didn’t turn out too well?

  4. tallbloke says:

    TN, until it is realised that Britain is its people and it is ourselves who will have to show the way forward, no empowering is likely.

    Stephen, according to Dr Winston ‘o’ Boogie, property is nine tenths of the problem.
    Putting it in the hands of jerks like John Selwyn Gummer who can’t add up would make it twelve tenths of the problem.

  5. colliemum says:

    Well, they will soon have a powerful ally in the USA. The incoming Secretary of State, proposed by Obama to take over from Hillary Clinton is a certain John Kerry:

    “Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, with 20 years of concern about climate change, is expected to push the issue to center stage as a slow-motion crisis in need of a global solution.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-kerry-expected-to-elevate-climate-change-as-secretary-of-state-20121224,0,6445247.story?track=rss

    Allegedly, the EU ‘Climate Change’ Kommissar has already congratulated him on his nomination.

    Bumpy ride ahead …

  6. tempestnut says:

    TB you are right that Britain is its people, always has been and always will be. Currently we are being led by donkeys but no matter how well we realise this nothing we do within the current systems makes any difference. But there has never been a better time for change because they have broken the worlds economy, so they can’t bribe us for much longer, and the realisation of this is slowly creeping up the salary scale. All we have to do is show people the way avoiding all the pitfalls that allow the establishment to stuff out any opposition. All will be revealed in good time.

  7. Gray says:

    The prions have kicked in then…

  8. J Martin says:

    tempestnut said; “We don’t have democracy, we have a dictatorship, our votes change nothing.”

    It’s a problem with first past the post politics the World over. An elected majority is an elected dictatorship and consequently ceases to be a democracy the moment a majority is elected. Proportional Representation would make politicians lives more difficult as they would have to discuss and compromise and agree.

    Yes I know they can’t get it to work in Italy, but it has been made to work in another English speaking country that made the change, New Zealand.

    At a local level if I vote for the bloke who always wins, my vote is counted. If I vote for anyone else, my vote is discarded. Consequently I haven’t bothered to vote in years, though I am now considering voting for extremist parties as a form of protest vote. But most likely will stick to not voting.

  9. tempestnut says:

    J Martin Your views are similar to those I held until recently. Its not about first past the post, its about how we hold them accountable. I’m a New Zealander living in the UK and I can tell you that their system just gives to much of a voice to minority views and often causes gridlock.

    Changing the system is about the people approving expenditure, or the raising of Tax, and about the people ALWAYS having to approve a treaty change.

    It doesn’t matter who you vote in, if they then go off and pursue their own private agenda as most MP’s or councillors do then we need a mechanism to recall them and fire them.

    How do we fire Barroso or Van Rompuy, let alone Cameron or your MP or your local councillor?

    The whole system is knackered.

  10. michael hart says:

    In fairness, TB, and despite what the Norwegians said about him :) ,
    the meat doesn’t seem to have done his daughter(s) any harm:

  11. oldbrew says:

    Your local council may also have an agenda – Agenda 21 that is. Try googling ‘council Agenda 21 UK’.

    Reading, Carlisle, Plymouth, Woking, Hackney, East Sussex … etc etc – the list goes on and on.

  12. oldbrew says:

    JSG has work in two weeks’ time – the 1st GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit to be held in London on January 14th-15th 2013. Strange but true.

    http://www.globeinternational.org/index.php/events/upcoming-events/1st-climate-legislation-summit