From Andrew Bolt which everyone here reads anyway but for the half dozen who might have missed this an article that really does need the widest possible distribution. A scientist and an honest and brave man who writes about the experience of trying to point out that there is no consensus on global warming, and what’s more, the real damage to humans and their future is being caused by those who will keep people in dire poverty to moderate the rise in temperatures which don’t happen to be rising anyway. Just one bit so that you can get the flavour:
The highest temperature projections are based on the poorest people in the world increasing their incomes from $246 (measured in real 1990 USD) to $49,000 per year by the end of the century; the lowest expected rise in the per capita income of the poorest people will see them earning $3,850 (again real 1990 US $) annually, or some 15 times more than now… There are huge benefits to health and every other measure one cares to choose when one becomes rich. These more than outweigh any damage from climate change… Rising CO2 emissions are, for the most part, a side effect of alleviating global poverty. To mitigate climate change one needs to force the vast majority of humankind to continue living in abject poverty.
And let me also add this:
The mad scramble to implement policy to mitigate climate change has led to an orgy of rent seeking and corruption in the renewable energy sector that, along with the huge debts governments are piling up (partly because of ill-founded climate policies), will aid and abet climate change if it is indeed of human origins. And, in all of this, it is the poorest and most vulnerable people in society who are harmed the most.