Nigel Farage on the Green Agenda in the EU: “It is time to stop this stupidity”

Posted: September 12, 2013 by tallbloke in Accountability, climate, Incompetence, Natural Variation, Politics, propaganda, Robber Barons, Shale gas, Uncertainty, weather

My thanks to Michele Casati for the Heads-up on this blistering three minute speech by UKIP leader Nigel Farage in the European Parliament. He lambasts EU supremo Jose Manuel Baroso for the stupidity of the Green Agenda pursued by the E.U.’s leadership over the last decade, and the fuel poverty and industrial flight it has caused. Baroso’s following two minute hate is well worth a watch too. In it he claims the scientific consensus on global warming is now up to 99%. It’ll be 104% next year and all targets for the five year plan will have been met…


Keep fighting everyone. We are winning.

  1. I love when Barroso mentions the 99% consensus and Farage in response holds up the two photos of Arctic ice extent for last year and this. It’s not the whole of the current scientific argument against alarm, to be sure, but something quite so ridiculous from the president of the European Commission deserved this.

    Anyone up for a Farage-Gove alliance in the next stage of the game? The UKIP man obviously likes and trust Michael more than some other Tories. But we’ll have to wait and see on all that. We are winning – and Farage’s words about the poor here are heartfelt and right.

  2. tallbloke says:

    Reply: Richard, yes, that has been my argument all along. That the balance between environmental concern, energy affordability and energy sucurity has become ridiculously skewed by the Green Agenda and the lobbying interests of the wealthy.

    We now have a new cheif govt scientist in place in Sir Mark Walport who has paid lip service to the need for better balance of these three competing factors, and there are signs that senior members of govt are listening to that and repeating it in public. We’ll see what the outcome is during the runup to the 2015 election, if the main parties deign to tell the populace what their manifesto actually is. UKIP has put pressure on in that respect by publishing policy documents, however imperfect they may be and subject to ongoing development. UKIP threatens open government, and people are hungry for it. The main parties are running scared of that, and bending to UKIP’s commonsense viewpoints.

    Go Nigel.

  3. ren says:

    Science can not rely only on statistics and must take into account all available information. Half-truth even in the right intention is not science.

  4. PeterMG says:

    Tallbloke as much as I wish it were otherwise the majority of people I know (highly skilled workers and & middle managers) who share your views will not vote UKIP. And UKIP needs to make inroads into this group if they are to have any chance. This group contains a high level of champagne socialists who know it’s all going wrong but need some coherent discussion on how to fix it, these are the dopes that Blair won over and now Cameron has won over.

    Margret Thatcher on the other hand won over just about all of middle England and many Scots and Welsh. Farage is not Maggie and what he is doing is taking fringe Tories, and some Labour voters.

    But in the last 6 months or so UKIP has been AWOL, just as the Europhiles ramp up their scare stories about leaving the EU. Not one single rebuttal has appeared in the deadwood media or any other part of the legacy media. Not even on UKIPs website can you see coherent rebuttals.

    It’s dangerous of Nigel Farage to hold up those ice graphs, for as we all know next year the wind could blow and the ice be back to 2012 levels. Why are we hopping for cold weather just to prove the global warmer wrong? Feeling guilty during the last 20 years or so for the weather being warm has been one of the defining features of this “age of stupid” which started by the way just before the first world war.

    No Farage has to say it how it is, that the whole theory of radiative forcing is complete bollocks and there fore CO2 has no direct involvement in short term climate change. If challenged he just has to say demonstrate it, and correlation is not causation. Point out the obvious factors control short term changes in our climate over tens, hundreds and thousands of years, and that atmospheric pressure controls the long term over millions and billions of years. Showing sea ice is dropping the discussion to the global warmer BS level.

    The same goes for the Euro and the EU. They have been bashed enough; it is the classic train crash, what we should be hearing is the detailed solution to how we clear the train crash. This has the effect of moving the debate, just like the global warmer did, into the solution saying to people the debate about whether we should leave the EU or not is over, we are leaving, it’s just how we do it that we need to decide. Unless Farage grows up and understands how to achieve this I’m afraid UKIPs best days are past. I take no pleasure in point this out, but UKIP have been very disappointing.

  5. cornwallwindwatch says:

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch and commented:
    Nice one!

  6. Zeke says:

    Nigel Farage is right to bring up the possibility of cooling temps. Periods of cooling temps historically are also linked with low solar activity (which we are now seeing), shorter growing seasons, and increased vulnerability to further cooling from major volcanic eruptions. A strong, stable, and flexible economy is the best response. Nigel Farage supports fracking and opposes the disruptive technologies of worthless wind turbines, I thought to share this from Vaklav Klaus on the importance of fuel diversity:

    “I already mentioned the dependence of some of the BRIC countries on raw materials and fuels. Being a Russian politician or economist, I would pay a lot of attention to the forthcoming oil and gas revolution connected with the new technological breakthroughs in shale oil and gas drilling. Countries like Russia continue living in the paradigm of rising oil and gas prices (as a long-term tendency), and with the expectation of relevant changes only on the demand side of the oil and gas equation. That is – probably – over. New technologies to tap shale oil and gas reserves make a revolution on the supply side, which can destroy the oil market with a potential price collapse. It can create a problem for traditional oil-and gas exporting countries, including Russia. The only solution is to diversify the economy as much as possible.”

    (You wouldn’t happen to be buying your fuel from Russia, would you?)

  7. ren says:

    Such information will in this cycle more. For example, an increase of cosmic rays from September 4. Clouds or more over the ocean. You have to show it to people, because they are misled.

  8. tallbloke says:

    Peter: UKIP has been going through what all organisations which have a sudden increase in membership go through – growing pains. I remember some time ago you said you were getting involved in setting up a new party. How’s that coming on? The way I see it is by a simple train of thought which asks how much I don’t want any of the lying conniving trough-munching scumbags we’ve had running our country for too long to get back into power. Then asks who has a chance of unseating them. UKIP isn’t ideal for everyone, but UKIP is the best chance for change so far as I can see.

    Criticism is fine. Engagement to change the movement into what you’d like it to be would be even better. I met UKIP when I was invited by the local branch to an event to inform people about energy/climate issues. They received me and fed me well, and invited me to get involved. I found a lot of them them to be highly skilled, well qualified people. They are the people you friends won’t vote for because they’ve never met them. I’m now the prospective candidate for my council ward.

  9. tallbloke says:

    Benny Peiser adds:

    Nine of Europe’s biggest utilities have joined forces to warn that the EU’s energy policies are putting the continent’s power supplies at risk. Their intervention will put added pressure on EU leaders as they weigh the future of the bloc’s climate change policies. Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of GDF Suez, said one of the biggest problems was overgenerous renewable energy subsidies that had pushed up costs for energy consumers and now needed to be cut: “We have to reduce the speed at which Europe is building new wind farms and solar panels. At the moment, it is not sustainable.” –Guy Chazan and Pilita Clark, Financial Times, 10 September 2013

    The battle over the future direction of the EU’s climate change strategy is to escalate further today, as a group of Europe’s leading energy companies prepares to warn that current policies are undermining the continent’s competitiveness. The energy giants are expected to side with the UK government and a number of other countries in arguing that the EU should not replace its current target for 2020 requiring a 20 per cent share of renewable energy with a new renewables target for 2030. -–BusinessGreen, 10 September 2013

    Central European powerhouse Poland will anchor its energy strategy in coal and shale gas, with only limited investment in renewables, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday. An EU nation of 38 million people, Poland currently relies on its vast coal reserves to produce about 90 percent of the electricity it consumes. “We want to have renewable energy sources, but hard coal and lignite — and soon shale gas — will remain our principal energy sources. That’s where the future of the energy sector lies,” Tusk told reporters. –Agence France-Presse, 12 September 2013

  10. oldbrew says:

    ‘EU supremo’ Bozo – is that how you spell it? – should have this waved at him too. climate models

  11. Brian H says:

    There is no escape from paying real prices. The Invisible Hand has begun squeezing in earnest, and the pips are squeaking louder and louder.