How much public consultation on carbon targets, Boris? Net Zero 

Posted: July 26, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, Critique, Energy, government, greenblob
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New Prime Minister Boris Johnson hasn’t had to wait long for critics of his approach to energy and climate to open fire.

In his first session as PM in the House of Commons, Boris Johnson made two notable statements yesterday, writes Ben Pile @ The Conservative Woman.

First, he declared that the Conservative Party is the party of democracy, and that as such it will defend the result of the referendum.

Second, he reaffirmed his commitment to the Net Zero 2050 target – the policy that Theresa May had stolen from his leadership campaign to secure her own ‘legacy’. Only one of those statements can be correct.

Many believe that the Net Zero 2050 (NZ2050) target lacks a democratic mandate.

It is a fact that the green sympathies of the British people, and their willingness to take the burden that NZ2050 will impose on them – likely trillions of pounds – have not been tested.

The cross-party consensus on climate change in Westminster has been formed by the work of an army of green blob lobbyists behind closed doors, not by transparent, open and public debate.

Many are also of the view that NZ2050 will require a dramatic transformation and undermining of our ways of life. Over the next 30 years, it will create burdens greater than anything the EU ever managed to impose on the population of Europe.

Moreover, ‘leading the world in setting a net zero target’ seems to be intended to create a more massive, inflexible global bureaucracy than anything any European federalist ever imagined.

What is the point of leaving the EU only to foist on Britain and the world another monolith that denies nation states democratic self-determination?

Full article here.

  1. hunterson7 says:

    Since anything related to supporters the climate consensus is an act of faith, a commitment to implementing climate policies is no more democratic than a government imposing a religious dogma as part of its policy.

  2. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Sorry, guys. Even Churchill didn’t get everything right – think of Gallipoli, etc. This period is going to be like 1940 all over again, not knowing what the result of Brexit will be. Climate is just another battle in this war. Maybe if Boris calls a snap election the voters may give him the message that CAGW is crap (to quote our previous PM Tony Abbott). Keep buggering on!

  3. Zac says:

    I see Cambridge university botanic garden is now claiming the highest UK temperature recorded in the UK as 38.7 C yesterday. The recording is now being validated

    Does your assesment of their surface station in 2012 still stand?

  4. pochas94 says:

    Why Brexit and then try to outshine Germany in virtue signaling?

  5. ivan says:

    I will believe in Brexit when it happens without any deals.

    As for the other he would have been better advised to repeal the Climate Change Act and remove all subsidies from the unreliable renewables, unfortunately that won’t happen because of his very green squeeze.

  6. cognog2 says:

    I think Boris is keeping his powder dry on matters of zero emissions. Needs to get Brexit done first.

  7. Brett Keane says:

    Boy from Tottenham, in fact, Gallipoli was taken out of Winston’s hands, then stuffed up. Though Turkey was by then bereft of most of it’s good soldiers, to our great benefit.
    He swore he would only do it again if he was in total charge, and so it came to pass on D Day. Brett

  8. oldbrew says:

    pochas94 says: ‘Why Brexit and then try to outshine Germany in virtue signaling?’
    – – –
    UK politics is full of climate miserablists…

    Former UK energy minister Claire Perry appointed Cop26 president
    Published on 25/07/2019

  9. Zac says:

    Further to my comments above on Cambridge University Botanic gardens weather station. I am finding it difficult to find current photographs of it, oddly the botanic gardens website does not feel it important enough to mention.

    I did find this though: ‘Cambridge currently has two official weather observing stations, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), about 2 miles (3 km) north of the city centre, and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, about 1 mile south of the city centre. In addition, the Digital Technology Group of the University’s Computer Laboratory[54] maintains a weather station on the West Cambridge site, displaying current weather conditions online via web browsers or an app, and also an archive dating back to 1995.[55] ‘

    The digital technology group is a rooftop station
    and went off scale high on the afternoon of the 25th so of no use

    The National institute of agricultural Botany recorded a high of 38.1°C

    That’s as far as I can go. Needless to say our excellent press are now reporting an unvalidated reading as factual.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Sadly Tim Channon is no longer with us to comment on his original post about the Cambridge Botanic site.

    Since other comparable readings in the local area seem to be lower, one has to question how seriously the higher reading needs to be taken.

    Update from Paul Homewood…

    Cambridge Botanical “Too Compromised” For Climatological Purposes
    JULY 27, 2019

    Has more pics of the weather station and site.

  11. Zac says:

    Thak you Oldbrew. The reason I came here to ask is because i remembered all the hard work that Tim Channon put in on here looking at different weather stations across the country.

    The final sentence in the link you have provided

    ‘These recent changes alone should rule out the Botanical Garden site as scientifically meaningful.’

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