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Doug Brodie’s Letter To MP’s

September 6, 2015

By Paul Homewood 



Doug Brodie has written to various MP’s asking them to reconsider the Climate Change Act, and has asked me to publish it.

If anybody wants to chase up their local MP’s for their reaction, please feel free!




To: Mr Drew Hendry, MP

All Tory MPs

Lord Lawson

Mr Murdo Fraser, MSP

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Why the Climate Change Act should be Repealed

I am a retired engineer who is horrified at how climate change political correctness is leading our country into electricity blackouts and economic decline, all for marginal climate and sustainability benefit. I have taken the liberty to sending this email to all Tory MPs because I expect that my MP Mr Drew Hendry will not support my case, as it goes against SNP policies. Only the Tory Party, now free from coalition constraints, can avert the impending disaster.

I urge you to read at least the opening and closing pages of my carefully referenced paper Why the Climate Change Act should be Repealed, which gives this disgruntled voter’s views on why so-called “climate change” is a non-problem and why the government’s efforts to tackle this non-problem are proving to be ineffectual yet destructive. My paper has been informally peer-reviewed by two professional experts. It gives plain speaking support to the arguments presented by ex-environment minister Owen Paterson in his lecture Keeping the Lights On, given last October at Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank.

I believe that considered withdrawal from the costly, futile, destructive and, if reality is acknowledged, unattainable decarbonisation targets of the Climate Change Act would be popular with the public if explained properly, e.g. by emphasising the progress on energy efficiency (as opposed to failing, ruinous decarbonisation). It would leave the leftist parties in disarray, wedded as they are to the full climate change agenda of “money no object” futile internationalist gestures and statist, interventionist regulation and control.

The issue of climate change has an important bearing on the December Paris climate summit. I very much hope that we will avoid committing to any damaging, unattainable “UN world governance” emissions reduction targets. Repatriation of our energy policies should also be a major issue for the current EU renegotiations on the terms of continued UK membership, to be voted on by 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Douglas S Brodie, BSc


  1. Ben Vorlich permalink
    September 6, 2015 10:09 am

    You can find every single one of your elected representatives from Councillours up/down

  2. peejos permalink
    September 6, 2015 10:16 am

    While I am more than happy to support Doug Brodie, I fear that any such correspondence will be binned on receipt. Virtually every single MP is at best an Arts graduate or similar and appealing to their non technical mind on any logical, let alone scientific/ technical is a waste of time.

    They just don’t want to grasp such arguments, because they can’t, but of course will never admit it.

    Couple that with the party whip system, even the very few MPs with some sort of a science degree will be referring to matters clearly taboo amongst the parliamentary mind set and will be made to toe the party line. That clearly is all embracing

    Only when industry starts to complain about having to switch off manufacturing plant and equipment, because of electricity cuts will things begin to happen. Stand by diesel generators tucked away in defunct quarries just will not be able to cope for protracted periods and once the public grasps the utter dishonesty of such a scheme, then the tide will turn.

    A whole generation of 30 something year olds have had the global warming theme forced upon them by compliant teachers and only the physical discomfort of no electricity will make them stop to question what they have been taught and demand a solution.

  3. September 6, 2015 10:25 am

    Far from our planet warming there is a strong possibility that the earth will cool due to the decline of the sun. The last time this happened in the 18th century, the Thames froze over & there was a mini ice age for decades.

    • AndyG55 permalink
      September 6, 2015 10:29 am

      And with electricity supply systems in northern countries like the UK, Germany etc downgraded, thing could get very interesting very quickly.

      Put a decent load on these now fragile systems, and they are heading for a major collapse.

    • AndyG55 permalink
      September 6, 2015 10:31 am

      All the new arrivals should be warned…

      “hey guys.. it going to be MUCH warmer back home !!!”

  4. sensferguson permalink
    September 6, 2015 10:31 am

    I have noticed that genuine engineers with practical experience are appalled at the various climate change supporting policies circulating. The support for these in the engineering world seems to be from IT specialists who cannot believe that computers might be wrong. Otherwise, as the gentleman above says, the suppoort is from pseudo scientists and arts graduates and Marx’s “useful fools”.

    • Ben Vorlich permalink
      September 6, 2015 12:05 pm

      Having worked in IT for the last 15-20 years of my working life most of us grey beards put little faith in the output from computers when they didn’t agree with reality. Perhaps the younger generation has never encountered the sort of problem which kept us entertained for years after and the perpetrator never lived down.

  5. John Moore permalink
    September 6, 2015 10:55 am

    ‘Peejos’ sums it up precisely; I joined a county council funded ‘Conservation Forum’ about ten years ago thinking it was mainly about conserving old buildings and good architecture only to find it was taken over by shouting Arts Graduates who wanted more windmills to cover the land. They also spouted the most utter nonsense about how electricity consumption could be brought down by ‘efficiency’. Glad to report that the county council withdrew funding some five years ago…

  6. September 6, 2015 11:07 am

    In fact, the act doesn’t even need to be repealed. There is provision in section 1 for revising the target if the science changes.

    The science has changed, and the target should be revised. To zero.

  7. September 6, 2015 11:57 am

    The letter is excellent, hence my recommendation, however I am under no illusion that we are dealing with a zombie cult that refuses to die. Still every letter like this chips away at the corpse and when the whole agw fraud goes mammaries up we can justifiably say “well what did you do in the war?”

    I have been doing my bit as well.

  8. Dr Harold Hughes permalink
    September 6, 2015 11:59 am

    I have myself written (a six page letter) to Amber Rudd, DECC Secretary of State, reviewing a number of energy issues and opening seeking that she immediately announce a wholesale review of the 2008 Climate Change Act, not only in view of the continuing ‘pause’ in actual global temperatures but because of the sheer inability to achieve its wholly impracticable objectives within the timescales envisaged (eg Hinkley Point C).
    Dr Harold Hughes

    • Douglas Brodie permalink
      September 6, 2015 12:43 pm

      I find it’s a waste of time writing to ministers or DECC officials. You just get fobbed off with their stock climate change assertions and mantras. This is my first attempt at “guerrilla tactics”, sending an email to every Tory MP to put them collectively on the spot and getting it published on a blog like this. I don’t expect any replies (although my SNP MP might). At least when things go pear-shaped I’ll be able to say “I told you so”.

  9. Charlie Moncur permalink
    September 6, 2015 12:30 pm

    An excellent paper which succinctly paints the whole sad story of deception and fraud. I fear it will find the usual reception and be put straight in the waste bin by many of our politicians, if not all. There are too many snouts deep in the trough of corruption and self-interest. On reading the comments to me a common theme emerges – we are propelled by ill-informed left wing arts graduates. As always the opinion of true scientist’s and engineers goes unheeded. When the UK energy grid collapses – who will the government blame? As Himmler stated – “tell a big enough lie often enough it will become the accepted truth” We are already well into the frightening world of Orwell’s 1984, where history is rewritten to suit the political masters. Our only hope is that truth will eventually prevail – by persistence.

  10. mwhite permalink
    September 6, 2015 1:27 pm

    And another warning on the fragility of the nations electricity supply

  11. September 6, 2015 1:31 pm

    Seems that everyone else, including the Danes, is having second thoughts about unrealistic targets:

    ‘Denmark’s Government Readies U-Turn on Ambitious Climate Targets’, Bloomberg, 1 September, 2015.

  12. David Cooper permalink
    September 6, 2015 2:52 pm

    As one of peejos’s ‘compliant teachers’ (above) I wish to make a public apology.
    When the class worked out how much CO2 existed in the lab we usually came to the conclusion that a small cupful of CO2 molecules were spread about the room. I always added that this was claimed to be the cause of unstoppable/catastrophic global warming – a comment that always drew derision and laughter. After glancing at page 8 in D.S.B.’s report I now realise that I was so wrong. I should have suggested that man-made CO2 was 3% of the cup. Maybe a thimble full at most.

  13. September 6, 2015 3:33 pm

    Whilst any letter/email may be binned that’s not a reason for not writing.

    If one person writes that can be ignored
    maybe 10
    but 100, 1000 or 100,000 the people will start to take notice

    the one thing above all pothers that elected people fear is
    not being elected

    Thinking about 100,000 how about a petition?

  14. Young John permalink
    September 6, 2015 7:06 pm

    I shall, as suggested, write to my (conservative) MP. Although this is one of their safest seats it’s worth making the point that only UKIP seems to have any real scepticism on the warming issue and related subsidies, so unless the cons start dumping these ridiculous targets they may find it’s a real vote loser. One can live in hope.

  15. Chilli permalink
    September 6, 2015 7:50 pm

    A very comprehensive and well written paper Doug. I read it all. Excellent – but almost certainly too direct and politically incorrect to receive any attention from our hopeless MPs. They’re all too busy virtue signalling on Twitter. And so what if DECC’s energy policy is dangerously insane; It’s the virtue signalling that matters. Think of the Poley bears!!

  16. RebeccaH permalink
    September 7, 2015 11:18 am

    Excellent letter and summary which should be sent to all the newspapers. Challenge at least one of them to do the right thing and balance the argument. This needs to be brought to the attention of the blinkered millions of ‘sheep’ out there who just parrot the politicians and BBC, rather than be bothered to actually look at the scientific facts!

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