Putting the K back in Skeptic
Posted by Jeff Id on July 2, 2012
I received this email today. It’s kind of humorous except that I do agree with a common sense approach to energy that has a lot less government involvement. — Jeff.
Dear Sceptic, (I think he means me. It could be one of you guys though :) )
due to your high profile interest in the climate through your blog, we thought you would be interested to hear about the formal setting up of the Scottish Climate and Energy Group, so, we are sending you a our Press Release announcing this. We would be grateful if you could make your readers aware of this new organisation and would be very pleased if you could put a link on your site to ours. For information, now that SCEF is formally constituted we are inviting those with an interest to become members (cost £10). See website for joining instructions.
Chairman of the Scottish Climate & Energy Forum
For immediate release: 2/7/2012
New Association to push for common sense on Scottish Climate & Energy policy.
A new organisation was created in Dunblane, Scotland to advocate a pragmatic approach to issues like Global Warming and renewable energy.
“Scotland was literally and physically made by our climate: The ice ages formed our valleys; our cuisine of porridge from oats is because our climate doesn’t suit wheat; and it was the colder climate of the 1690s & the famine that followed, that led to our loss of our independence. According to historians, up to a quarter of Scots died in just a few years. Imagine if it happened today? That is why climate and energy are so important in Scotland” said Mike Haseler, the newly appointed chairman.
The Scottish Climate & Energy Forum plans to take on “the pernicious groups” which appear to want to tear up the Scottish landscape and destroy our economy. “They have got away with this so far because pragmatic people like us haven’t had an organisation to ensure the public were told the truth about the real science. The physics of CO2 is that doubling this trace gas will only warm the world by around 1C. This is not a catastrophe. It isn’t unprecedented. It isn’t even bad in a cold country like Scotland” said Mike Haseler who has a Physics and Electronics degree from St. Andrews University.
Whilst Scotland is the home of some prominent climate Sceptics like Lord Monckton, who has been on numerous speaking tours, and Andrew Montford, author of the “The Hockey Stick Illusion; Climategate and the Corruption of Science”, the Scottish Climate & Energy Forum is the first Scottish organisation which aims to represent the pragmatic scientific view on climate and energy which almost all “sceptics” support.
The association now plans to develop educational material. “It doesn’t need a rocket scientist to explain that the claims of doomsday warming are not based on sound science. They are only computer projections. In 2001, they predicted warming. It has not warmed since. This scientific evidence tells us we should reject these flawed models which are based on a doomsday global warming theory. That is how real science works. That is why Scotland needs the Scottish Climate & Energy Forum.”
Notes for Editors
- The Scottish Climate & Energy Forum is an Association which aims “to support government, communities and the people of Scotland to make the best decisions on climate and energy for the benefit of us all.”
For more information see:
- Website: http://scef.org.uk
- Twitter: @ScotClimate
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/443377085697210/