Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Crucial Point

Following President Obama's speech yesterday James Delingpole has highlighted the crucial point about virtually all political action made so far against climate change - so far it has always made matter worse, for everyone, and been completely counter productive as far as reducing CO2 emissions.

 President Obama:

 "We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms."

James Delingpole:

 "The first sentence is a blatant untruth. Concerted global action so far to deal with the threat of climate change has resulted in: higher energy prices; more deaths from fuel poverty; more intrusive regulation; the destruction of rainforests and the squandering of agricultural land on biofuels; higher food prices; famine and food riots – as a result partly of the drive for biofuels; the entrenchment of corporatism and rent-seeking to the detriment of free markets; the ravaging of the countryside with ugly solar farms and even uglier wind turbines; the deaths of millions of birds and bats; the great recession. How any of this has in any way benefited either our children (who are going to find it far harder to find a job) or future generations is a complete mystery."


Monday, January 21, 2013

Professor David Bellamy

Cartoon by Graham Lang


An appreciation on his 80th birthday 18 January 2013
written by Alison Chapman , Co-ordinator, Galloway Landscape And Renewable 
Energy (GLARE) on behalf of us all 

David Bellamy is one of nicest people you could hope to meet. He gained our affections during the heyday of his tv appearances but in recent years he has also won our admiration and respect for his principled stand against the destruction of our countryside by the erection of wind power stations. And he has been a constant friend and inspiration to many, especially small local protest groups, who couldn't believe their luck to have such a giant ally.
Happy Birthday, David and lots of love and so many thanks from us all  

Artistsagainstwindfarms.com  was launched on Blackcraig Hill back in 2005, and David Bellamy was there to support us.