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Send Money, Or The Climate Gets It!

May 25, 2019

By Paul Homewood

 

h/t Robin Guenier

 

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Britain’s wealthy elite are being asked to dip deep into their pockets to protect the environment and the climate.

A group of scientists has written to the top 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and families to request funding.

They say efforts to tackle what they call the ecological crisis are "desperately under-funded".

The authors believe that less than 3% of philanthropic funding goes towards climate-related issues.

The letter has a slightly desperate tone. It says: “We are taking the step to write to you as the most affluent individuals and families.

“The rates of deforestation, of carbon emissions, of species extinction, of land degradation are a threat to us all.

“We implore you to urgently consider significant investment to prevent further ecological catastrophe – whether through your personal investments or your philanthropy.“

The scientists think this is the first letter of its kind.

It warns: “The changes to our natural world are critical to the lives of the communities you support.”

Who has written the letter?

The 11 signatories are distinguished academics including the physicists Myles Allen from Oxford and Joanna Haigh from Imperial College; the psychologist Lorraine Whitmarsh from Cardiff University and Sir David King, former government chief scientist.

The letter was co-ordinated by Angela Terry, from the not-for-profit Climate Alliance. She told us: “We need the investment to rapidly adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change that are already being felt”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48357351

 

This absurd letter shows just how corrupt climate science has become.

The climate industry already rakes in billions every year, but is so addicted it wants even more.

30 Comments
  1. May 25, 2019 5:58 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. cajwbroomhill permalink
    May 25, 2019 6:11 pm

    What a cheek!

  3. May 25, 2019 6:35 pm

    They are selling indulgences. just like the old days.

    “Not for profit” -: our remunerations ensure this.

  4. Harry Passfield permalink
    May 25, 2019 6:53 pm

    Joanna Haigh = Grantham = Bob Ward = ‘also rakes in millions’.

    • May 25, 2019 7:11 pm

      Yes, I’m sure Jeremy Grantham would have a few hundred million spare, if Joanna asked him nicely!

  5. Terry Breverton permalink
    May 25, 2019 6:59 pm

    A Cardiff Uni psychologist has obviously studied ice cores, tree rings and Milankovic Wobbles… they have as much sense as that Scandinavian child with mental problems…

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  6. Broadlands permalink
    May 25, 2019 8:24 pm

    “We need the investment to rapidly adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change that are already being felt”.

    Adapting to climate and extreme weather is one thing. Mitigating the impacts is another. But mitigation by moving billions of tonnes of CO2 around in the hope of changing the direction of the climate is impossible… and failure to understand that is irresponsible science and journalism.

  7. Carbon500 permalink
    May 25, 2019 8:40 pm

    ‘A fool and his money are soon parted’ – let’s wait and see how true this old saying is!

    • May 26, 2019 9:41 am

      No shortage of climate suckers these days.

  8. Broadlands permalink
    May 25, 2019 8:51 pm

    Professor Myles Allen is one of those signing the letter. He is one person who should know very well that the carbon capture approach to mitigation is unworkable. He wrote about it a few years ago…

    https://theconversation.com/paris-emissions-cuts-arent-enough-well-have-to-put-carbon-back-in-the-ground-52175

    The basic difficulty is simple…oxidized carbon weighs too much! Hundreds of billions of tonnes of it are needed while the CCS technology is stuck at injecting a few million per year.

  9. May 25, 2019 9:18 pm

    “distinguished academics” – more like snake oil salesmen.

  10. GeoffB permalink
    May 25, 2019 9:23 pm

    Hewlett Packard is an amazing company its electronics test equipment was the best. However the children who inherited the vast fortunes that this company made are financing the green loonies. There are two trusts, the David and Lucille Packard foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett foundation. They donate millions of dollars to the climate change activists.

    • John Palmer permalink
      May 25, 2019 10:17 pm

      So why do they always need more??

      • Hivemind permalink
        May 26, 2019 5:56 am

        Perhaps greed and self interest?

      • Gerry, England permalink
        May 26, 2019 1:57 pm

        Well it surely can’t be for scientific research – stop sniggering at the back there that they have no idea what scientific research is – because the science is settled. Is it to fund uneconomic and unreliable energy generation because there is a limit to which governments can steal cash from the people to spend on their pipedreams before the people begin to notice and vote for somebody else, assuming there is a choice unlike the UK?

    • Patrick healy permalink
      May 26, 2019 7:37 pm

      Yes indeed Jerry, I am one who used their great test gear in a previous incarnation, and yes their progeny are imbeciles. inbreeding perhaps?
      Then look at the Henry Ford trust funds and more scary the Rockefeller trust who made billions from oil, and nowadays outfits like BP who are financing and buying into the global warming scam.
      The latter grieves me particularly as I spent twenty years in their employ in the North Sea oil boom days, before the revenue was squandered on social security.

  11. May 25, 2019 10:41 pm

    Paul, why is your name on the BBC letterhead? Have you switched camps?

    • John F. Hultquist permalink
      May 26, 2019 1:52 am

      That’s the “sign in” space.
      Your name could be there too. I guess.

  12. John F. Hultquist permalink
    May 26, 2019 2:07 am

    Someone with lots of money can contact a real agency of government that does do environmental projects. Example, contact the fish people and the highway people. Then fund a new culvert under a road that is now too small and narrow for fish and wildlife passage.
    Here is an example (a small one):
    http://www.alaskawatershedcoalition.org/2013/02/haines-comstock-culvert-replacement/

    This sort of project, and there are many others, can be done by giving locally.
    Your 11 signatories and their ilk are good at wasting money and not accomplishing anything.

  13. Ardy permalink
    May 26, 2019 2:27 am

    One thing about Australian virtue signallers about climate action is they are very happy to spout off and vote left-wing ideology but when it comes to their wealth – well! that is something different.
    Proof – the woman who rolled Tony Abbot (ex Aussie PM), drives a diesel SUV and has no solar panels on her roof. They are emotional hypocrites the lot of them.

  14. I_am_not_a_robot permalink
    May 26, 2019 5:22 am

    They are imploring for ‘investments’.
    The people they are appealing to will never invest in anything that does not carry a substantial government guaranteed profit.

  15. Barbara Elsmore permalink
    May 26, 2019 10:28 am

    Thank you for including me in your mailing list – essential reading now we no longer have Christopher Booker to look forward to on a Sunday.

    I was horrified to find our new council in Dorset had their meeting hijacked and ended up voting to declare a climate emergency like the lambs they clearly are. Fortunately due to old fashioned reporting of council meetings by the Blackmore Vale Magazine we have been able to read about it. I am about to write to the leader of the council to protest at their folly. Why could they not just note the interest and move on which they usually do when it is the little man raising some query or another?

    I hope you receive the attachment OK.

    kind regards

    Barbara Elsmore, Sherborne, Dorset

    On Sat, May 25, 2019 at 5:55 PM NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT wrote:

    > Paul Homewood posted: “By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier Britain’s > wealthy elite are being asked to dip deep into their pockets to protect the > environment and the climate. A group of scientists has written to the top > 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and ” >

  16. Barbara Elsmore permalink
    May 26, 2019 10:55 am

    I have found a link to the Dorset Council meeting now

    https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/2019/05/16/dorset-council-ushers-in-new-era-by-declaring-climate-emergency/comment-page-1/#comments

    Barbara Elsmore

    On Sat, 25 May 2019 at 5:55 pm, NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT wrote:

    > Paul Homewood posted: “By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier Britain’s > wealthy elite are being asked to dip deep into their pockets to protect the > environment and the climate. A group of scientists has written to the top > 100 wealthiest charitable bodies and ” >

    • Bertie permalink
      May 26, 2019 10:08 pm

      This is,presumably, the same Council who have given permission for a solar farm which will destroy an outstandingly beautiful vale.

  17. Mark permalink
    May 26, 2019 10:57 am

    All those signatories should pay 10% of their every month’s salary or pension in this fund (or more?). They can ask all the climate scientists, who are promoting this alarm to do so. It must be an obligation to them. Why they are not setting an example by themselves for such a noble cause!! All the climate activists should immediately start pressurising them to do so. It is a climate emergency and they should start acting immediately.

  18. Christopher Lynch Lynch permalink
    May 26, 2019 10:59 am

    Anything with Sir David King’s signature can instantly be considered to be utterly devoid of any scientific integrity and disregarded accordingly The term ‘carpet bagger’ describes him perfectly.

  19. dennisambler permalink
    May 26, 2019 11:36 am

    “distinguished academics including the physicists Myles Allen from Oxford and Joanna Haigh from Imperial College”

    Allen was a Lead Author on the UN 1.5 degrees to disaster report last year, the one that is supposedly the basis for Extinction Rebellion, Saint Greta, school strikes, climate emergency declarations, etc, etc. I asked my (Conservative) MP why the HoC passed such a declaration and why he voted for it. I have had no reply as yet.

    https://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/people/mallen.html
    Professor of Geosystem Science, Leader, Climate Research Programme, Fellow, Linacre College

    Allen has been pushing “climate litigation” for some time. In 2003 he told the BBC that
    “The vast numbers affected by the effects of climate change, such as flooding, drought and forest fires, mean that potentially people, organisations and even countries could be seeking compensation for the damage caused.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2910017.stm

    He was involved with the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2012 when they started their strategy to bring prosecutions against fossil fuel companies in the manner of the tobacco class action. A co-strategist was Naomi Oreskes, ( “Merchants of Doubt”)

    They produced a “Climate Accountability” report, http://www.climateaccountability.org/pdf/Climate%20Accountability%20Rpt%20Oct12.pdf
    Allen said all 7 billion inhabitants of the planet are victims of climate change. “Why should taxpayers pay for adaptation to climate change?”

    In 2017, Allen was proclaiming in the Guardian:

    Big Oil must pay for climate change. Now we can calculate how much
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/07/big-oil-must-pay-for-climate-change-here-is-how-to-calculate-how-much

    He was a witness in the abortive case against Exxon-Mobil in March 2018;

    https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/03/21/stick-to-science-judge-turns-courtroom-into-a-classroom-in-climate-change-case.html

    Always following the money.

  20. Russ Wood permalink
    May 27, 2019 2:31 pm

    Deforestation? And just WHO, exactly, is responsible for the majority of tree chopping down?

  21. Soham permalink
    May 27, 2019 2:34 pm

    If the leadership is under wrong hands, where it leads to- it is a practical example of nowadays climate science.

  22. Up2snuff permalink
    May 28, 2019 2:39 pm

    Better the wealthy and high earners pay for it all rather than the basic rate taxpayer, businesses and industry (including steel manufacturing) that pass on their costs to customers.

    I’m not signed up to any religion, especially this particular one, so I’ll let the Collection Plate pass by. I am signed up to revealed truth so that has a prior claim on me and rather conflicts with this new religion.

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