"Climates always change," he said. Our climate has changed in cycles over millions of years, as the orbit of the planet wobbles and our distance from the sun changes, for instance, or as the sun itself produces variable amounts of radiation. "All of this affects climate. It is impossible to stop climate change. Climates have always changed and they always will."But we knew both of those facts already, didn't we kiddies?
Plimer said one of the charts, which plots atmospheric carbon dioxide and temperature over 500 million years, with seemingly little correlation, demonstrates one of the "lessons from history" to which geologists are privy: "There is no relationship between CO2 and temperature."
As for the fraud of creating a carbon market: it's the creation of a new industry, plain and simple, an entrepreneurial opportunity that will achieve nothing - much like orange suntans from a can.
Want to cut carbons? Fine, go ahead. The government can set limits on emissions.
A carbon market, on the other hand, doesn't compel any industry to reduce emissions. It will, however, allow big profits from the import and export of carbons from one country to another and one industry to another. It's a secondary device, on the assumption that a carbon cost will be sufficient incentive for industries to innovate and reduce their emissions. Which is not entirely compelling when all they need do is increase prices paid by the consumer to cover the new cost of carbons wafting into the atmosphere.
It's not a primary device. It's a limp carrot that will cost economies around the world trillions of dollars, mostly paid directly by consumers. Yet another illusory and highly profitable business in and of itself. Just like much of the share market, or the housing market, only worse, because the good in question is intangible, invisible and isn't even a guilty party, according to many scientists.
Why won't the public wake up to being duped?