Saturday, December 27, 2008

"BBC Shunned Me For Denying Climate Change"

[I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the European countries criminalize "Climate Change Denial" as they have criminalized any serious historical research into the so-called "Holocaust," and begin arresting and imprisoning "heretics" like Dr. Bellamy who refuse to cease and desist thinking for themselves. - HAC]

Naturalist David Bellamy was interviewed by the Sunday Express, 5/11/08. For years he was one of the best known faces on [British] TV. A respected botanist and the author of 35 books, he presented around 400 programs over the years and was appreciated by audiences for his boundless enthusiasm. Yet for more than 10 years he has been out of the limelight, shunned by bosses at the BBC where he made his name, as well as fellow scientists and environmentalists.

His crime? Bellamy says he doesn't believe in man-made global warming. Here he reveals why - and the price he has paid for not toeing the orthodox line on climate change.

"When I first stuck my head above the parapet to say I didn't believe what we were being told about global warming, I had no idea what the consequences would be. I am a scientist and I have to follow the directions of science but when I see that the truth is being covered up I have to voice my opinions.

"According to official data, in every year since 1998 world temperatures have been getting colder, and in 2002 Arctic ice actually increased. Why, then, do we not hear about that? The sad fact is that since I said I didn't believe human beings caused global warming I've not been allowed to make a TV program. My absence has been noticed, because wherever I go I meet people who say: 'I grew up with you on the television, where are you now?' It was in 1996 that I criticised wind farms while appearing on Blue Peter and I also had an article published in which I described global warming as poppycock.

"At the beginning of this year there was a BBC show with four experts saying: 'This is going to be the end of all the ice in the Arctic,' and hypothesising that it was going to be the hottest summer ever. Was it hell! It was very cold and very wet and now we've seen evidence that the glaciers in Alaska have started growing rapidly – and they've not grown for a long time. I've seen evidence, which I believe, that says there has not been a rise in global temperature since 1998, despite the increase in carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere. This makes me think the global warmers are telling lies – carbon dioxide is not the driver.

"The idiot fringe have accused me of being like a Holocaust denier, which is ludicrous. Climate change is all about cycles, it's a natural thing and has always happened. When the Romans lived in Britain they were growing very good red grapes and making wine on the borders of Scotland. It was evidently a lot warmer. If you were sitting next to me 10,000 years ago we'd be under ice. So thank God for global warming for ending that ice age; we wouldn't be here otherwise.

"People such as former American Vice-President Al Gore say that millions of us will die because of global warming – which I think is a pretty stupid thing to say if you've got no proof. And my opinion is that there is absolutely no proof that carbon dioxide has anything to do with any impending catastrophe. The science has, quite simply, gone awry. In fact, it's not even science any more, it's anti-science. There's no proof, it's just projections and if you look at the models people such as Gore use, you can see they cherry-pick the ones that support their beliefs. To date, the way the so-called Greens and the BBC, the Royal Society and even our political parties have handled this smacks of McCarthyism at its worst.

"Global warming is part of a natural cycle and there's nothing we can actually do to stop these cycles. The world is now facing spending a vast amount of money in tax to try to solve a problem that doesn't actually exist. And how were we convinced that this problem exists, even though all the evidence from measurements goes against the fact? God knows.

"Lakes drying up...yes, but not from global warming! Yes, the lakes in Africa are drying up. But that's not global warming. They're drying up for the very simple reason that most of them have dams around them. So the water that used to be used by local people is now used in the production of cut flowers and vegetables for the supermarkets of Europe.
"One of Al Gore's biggest clangers was saying that the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan was drying up because of global warming. Well, everyone knows, because it was all over the news 20 years ago, that the Russians were growing cotton there at the time and that for every ton of cotton you produce you use a vast amount of water.

"The thing that annoys me most is that there are genuine environmental problems that desperately require attention. I'm still an environmentalist, I'm still a Green and I'm still campaigning to stop the destruction of the biodiversity of the world. But money will be wasted on trying to solve this global warming 'problem' that I would much rather was used for looking after the people of the world.

"Being ignored by the likes of the BBC does not really bother me, not when there are much bigger problems at stake. I might not be on TV any more but I still go around the world campaigning about these important issues. For example, we must stop the destruction of tropical rainforests, something I've been saying for 35 years.

"Mother nature will balance things out but not if we interfere by destroying rainforests and overfishing the seas. That is where the real environmental catastrophe could occur.

"It hasn't taken long for the U.K. Brown government to reveal its hidden agenda. The bidders at the auction of carbon emissions permits had hardly time to disperse before it was admitted the proceeds from Europe's first auction of carbon emissions permits would not necessarily be used to tackle climate change. (The Times, 20/11/08.)

"Through the sale of four million permits for £13.60 per tonne the British Treasury admitted it had raised £54 million. By 2012, in the second phase of the scheme, 85 million permits will be auctioned, possibly raising more than £1 billion for the Treasury. From 2013, this figure is expected to rise to about £2.5 billion a year, according to WSP, the environmental consultancy."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...To date, the way the so-called Greens and the BBC, the Royal Society and even our political parties have handled this smacks of McCarthyism at its worst..."

Green is the new Red. The official fruit is the watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside).

Dave 12272008 / 1222

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Dr A Burns said...

Congratulations Dr Bellamy, for standing up and telling the truth about the nonsense of man caused climate change.

Billions of dollars are being wasted, diverting attention from REAL environmental issues.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous White Dragon said...

I always wondered why there was such a big deal about car exhaust fumes some years ago, and all the experts declaring the damage it was doing. Yet the thing i always found odd was the side of the motorways were full of wildlife and vegitation.
Dr Bellamy is correct in what he says about our weather here too, the sun barely shone this summer.

3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Global Warming is REAL.
Whether it has to do with the solar flares, cycles of the sun or greenhouse gases is a matter of debate, but it's a fact.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From "The Virginian"- Global Warming leads to global cooling. The earth is a self-correcting mechanism. I have read where some scientists speculate that the earth can really only accommodate 5 million people, about the same number as when the Neanderthal walked the land. It is about time Mother Nature eliminated the proto-humans from the landscape!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Ray Seltz said...

Global Warming is REAL.
Absolutely- and when the white man figures out that the Jews were behind it, the better off whites will be. Key learnings for whites: Jews created (and profited from global warming). Now the Jews will "fix" global warming and profit from that side as well. Let's pull our heads out of our white asses, shall we?

5:28 PM  

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