The Collaborative on health and the environment :- The Science behind Unconventional Connections

I left the following comment at  http://ourhealthandenvironment.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/the-science-behind-unconventional-connections/

My immediate thought was “What the hell has this to do with climate change?”

and yet these people are going to Cancun to change the world when their concern is with the evils of petroleum products on health.

So I left this message, because I do wonder if they even think of the effect of CLIMATE CHANGE REMEDIES  on the health of the world’s populace.

Their reply should be interesting at least,if I get one.

You do realise that your post deals with the evils of petroleum products on health etc, which no doubt is admirable research but exactly what does that have to do with CO2 emmissions destroying the planet? I think that your association with Cancun and AGW people is misplaced. In terms of health, consider what this scenario will do do everyone’s health. I think that we are in the grip of the biggest and most insane hoax in history, and unless the public get wise to it soon, we will all be parted from what wealth we have. Lets take a simple economic view of what is likely to happen. In the absence of sufficient alternative solutions/technologies, the only way western countries can ever attain the IPCC demands of CO2 emissions reduced to 40% below 1990 levels, (thats about 60% below todays) is to machine restrictions on the use of fossil fuels. Emission Trading schemes are an example. As the use of fossil fuels is roughly linear with anthropogenic CO2 emissions, to attain a 60% reduction of emissions , means about the same proportion of reduction of fossil fuel usage, including petrol, diesel, heating oil, not to mention coal and other types including propane etc. No matter how a restriction on the use of these is implemented, even a 10% decrease will make the price of petrol go sky high. In otherwords, (and petrol is just one example) we can expect, if the IPCC has its way, a price rise on petrol of greater than 500%. First of all, for all normal people, this will make the family car impossible to use. Worse than that though, the transport industry will also have to deal with this as well and they will need to pass the cost on to the consumer. Simple things like food will get prohibitively expensive. Manufacturers who need fossil energy to produce will either pass the cost on to the consumer or go out of business. If you live further than walking distance from work, you will be in trouble. All this leads to an economic crash of terrible proportions as unemployment rises and poverty spreads. I believe that this will be the effect of bowing to the IPCC and the AGW lobby. AND as AGW is a hoax it will be all in vain. The world will continue to do what it has always done while normal people starve and others at the top (including energy/oil companies and emission traders) will enjoy the high prices. Neither this scenario nor any analysis of the cost of CO2 emission reductions is included in IPCC literature, and the Stern report which claims economic expansion is simply not obeying economic logic as it is known in todays academic world. The fact that the emission reduction cost issue is not discussed, leads me to believe that there is a deliberate cover up of this issue. Fairly obviously the possibility of starvation will hardly appeal to the masses. AGW is baloney anyway! Cheers Roger http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

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