Who’s profiting from Climate Change?

Here is an important article about the Climate Change debate. The other day, I was watching BBC News when Peter Sissons asked the leader of the Green Party why it was that the Greens considered the climate change debate over when scientists were generally agreed that the Earth’s temperature had not increased since 1998. The leader of the Greens hit the roof and said that the BBC “should go away”. Why should she be so unwilling to debate this issue? Could it be that the Greens see climate change as a means to an end – to gain political power. Now The Register, the leading IT magazine, has joined the debate.

“Imagine an unpopular, impotent, and fragile UK Government, trying to
make political capital out of a looming crisis. To avoid being
embarrassed by criticism of its shallow policies, it appoints an
independent panel of experts, to which it defers controversial
decisions. Now imagine that the panel proposes measures from which its
members and their associates will directly benefit.

It couldn’t happen here, you may think. Scandal and resignations
would surely follow. Who could possibly allow vested interests to
profit from the legislation they are instrumental in creating?

This week, an independent panel of experts called the Climate Change
Committee (CCC) published the details of its recent advice to
Parliament that the UK should reduce its CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 …”

It is an important read for all those who think that climate change is just about saving the planet.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/03/climate_change_committee_double_standards/

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