Tony Blair's ignorant comments about man-caused global warming reinforce the obvious. Cap and trade (tax) is not about the environment. The entire global warming charade is about power, control and money. It will be seen as the biggest scandal of all time.
Tony Blair says the science behind climate change theory doesn’t need to be true
Written by Tony Hake, Climate Change Examiner
Monday, December 14 2009 10:13
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Copenhagen yesterday for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). In comments that are sure to raise eyebrows, Blair said that the world must act on the purported threat of manmade climate change, even if the science isn’t accurate.
The release of thousands of emails from the world’s top scientists – Climategate as it has come to be called – has cast doubts on the scientists and the science behind the manmade climate change theory. The ethics of many of the scientists have been called into question and each day at the climate summit last week, scientists and world leaders were forced to address the scandal.
It is said that the science around climate change is not as certain as its proponents allege. It doesn’t need to be.
~ Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
The revelations appear to have Blair wondering about the science as well. He told the UK’s Telegraph, “It is said that the science around climate change is not as certain as its proponents allege. It doesn’t need to be. What is beyond debate, however, is that there is a huge amount of scientific support for the view that the climate is changing and as a result of human activity.”
Were the science shown to not be correct, the former prime minister said that the world’s nations still needed to take action. “Therefore, even purely as a matter of precaution, given the seriousness of the consequences if such a view is correct, and the time it will take for action to take effect, we should act. Not to do so would be grossly irresponsible,” he said.
There is little doubt that the world as a whole needs to work to ensure a cleaner natural environment. Pollution as a result of carbon emissions and the world’s dependence on fossil fuel are issues that need to be addressed.
At issue however, is whether stringent measures that would be costly and thus damaging to nations’ financial health and consumers are needed. Indeed, the proposed cap and trade type schemes that would form the basis of any agreement are expected to do little to reduce carbon emissions. Many argue that more reasonable measures need to be taken, ones that can produce real results without harming economies or people.