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UK Climate Assembly was undemocratic–Ben Pile

January 29, 2021

By Paul Homewood



Ben Pile lifts the lid on the undemocratic Climate Assembly:




London, 29 January: The UK Climate Assembly, which claimed to have delivered a mandate for a green revolution, could not have delivered a mandate of any kind, according to a new analysis published by the Global Warming Policy Forum.

According to the report’s author, Ben Pile, the Assembly was set up to deliver a preordained result:

It was in no way a democratic process. Almost everyone involved with convening the assembly, and almost everyone who spoke to it, was involved with environmental campaigning to some extent. Most can be linked to a small group of wealthy environmental funders.”

Pile says that the Assembly was actually set up because the public were unpersuaded of the case for radical action.

Politicians agreed the net zero target without debate and at best lukewarm public support. The Assembly was an attempt to provide a justification for strong policy measures, but it is ridiculous to suggest that a project like this could deliver some sort of a mandate. The assembly was an attempt to sidestep the democratic process.”

The UK Climate Assembly: Manufacturing Mandates can be downloaded here



Ben’s conclusion sums it up nicely:


Particularly intriguing is Ben’s exposure of the flagrant bias of the speakers and organisers. I have already highlighted the fact that the four Expert Leads, who organised the assembly, are all part of the climate mafia. Ben goes further:





This is really quite disgraceful, and is the sort of thing that would have been at home in the USSR.

  1. January 29, 2021 3:29 pm

    Same as the BBC stitch up.

  2. Ian Magness permalink
    January 29, 2021 4:01 pm

    It’s worth raising this question again: does anyone reading this site know anyone who was even asked to join this committee? And, if so, did they make it past the various cuts to join the final committee?
    Thought not.

    • Ian Magness permalink
      January 29, 2021 4:04 pm

      Sorry, “Assembly”.

  3. NeilC permalink
    January 29, 2021 4:21 pm

    Well done Ben

    Nice to see we live in a democratic country/Sarc

  4. Broadlands permalink
    January 29, 2021 4:25 pm

    The GWPF image of a puppet is very apt. That is, in essence, what non-scientists like Greta Thunberg and Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden, John Kerry and other policy-making climate activists look like when they ‘parrot’ what organizations like the UN’s IPCC, The Paris Accord leadership, NASA’s GISS, NOAA… tell them. These organizations are the global puppeteers. Climate ventriloquists?

    • Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
      January 29, 2021 5:36 pm

      I agree with the first part about the parrots.
      Less so the second part. The folks you mention haven’t
      read the documents of the UN, etc.
      They follow the activists’ story line; although the
      “executive summaries” (also written by activists)
      may be in their briefing materials. Biden and Kerry
      are surrounded by people that have learned the
      propaganda and which of the boss’ buttons to press.

      St. Greta, Chubby Al, and Weepy Bill had their 15 months of fame.
      Now delegated to an * in the history of the climate scam.

  5. Vrager 1 permalink
    January 29, 2021 4:33 pm

    The fact that no one seems to challenge the phoney “zero carbon” targets which mean we can no longer use gas, coal or oil in 20 or 30 years time is indicative of the lack of thought and detailed explanation of how this is going to be achieved and at what cost. “Zero carbon” targets are proliferating in national and local government which don’t bear any scrutiny as being “zero carbon”. For example buying electric dustcarts to replace diesel carts isn’t “zero carbon” as huge amounts of CO2 are emitted making electric vehicles and their batteries and they won’t run on zero carbon electricity until we only have renewables and nuclear… and even then the cement, steel, aluminium and copper wiring (plus batteries) for wind, solar and nuclear power all require the emission of CO2 to manufacture and transportation of these things.

    Greenwash lies about “zero carbon” abound among the environmentalists plugging this stuff who are in cahoots with the businesses promoting “green” products. Even that slimy Michael Moore exposed the eco-businesses which aren’t at all environmentally friendly chooping down the forests of America so we can burn wood chips in Drax instead of coal.

    • chriskshaw permalink
      January 29, 2021 11:10 pm

      You forgot to mention the huge diesel powered machinery required to mine the ore and then process said rock and finally the pollution associated with process said ore… and the power to then smelt the mentioned metals and now the rare earths to make the generator and motor magnets and associated batteries. The inability to recycle and reclaim is another mail in the coffin (except this creature will not die).

    • January 30, 2021 3:30 pm


      the grid won’t run on just renewables and nuclear, it needs power plants which can modulate output to kep the grid balanced.
      The Committe for Climate Change is banking on carbon capture and storage being viable which it doesn’t seem to be yet?

  6. Stuart permalink
    January 29, 2021 4:57 pm

    An interesting development as published in The Epoch Times

    Texas Governor Orders Agencies to Sue Biden Administration for Climate Actions that ‘Kill Jobs’

  7. Sapper2 permalink
    January 30, 2021 7:59 am

    Worse is that local authorities and Parish Councils in UK have very much passed motions expressing the Climate Emergency, and have or are establishing sub-committees to identify what can be done locally to reinforce the message and reduce individuals’ emissions.Respective agendas now have a Standing Item on such. There has been, as far as I can see, no countering debate. I am not even sure that a publicly-funded body has the legal authority. Cheers.

    • January 30, 2021 12:43 pm

      Of course – activists press councillors to declare climate emergency, and they are happy to oblige. Ordinary people don’t attend council meetings because they have actual lives to live. In general it is not easy to find out the machinations that go on. Our local council (Norwich) has a “Climate and environment emergency executive panel.” I hope to attend a few of their meetings when WuFlu is in the rear view.

  8. John Peter permalink
    January 30, 2021 8:28 am

    Let’s wait at see what the UAH reading will be for January. It dropped 1/2 C from early 2020 to December. If La Nina events continue for a while and temperatures drop 1 degree from recent heights, this being followed by a long pause, then the combination of ‘no warming’ and the increased costs of the climate emergency may start to bite before it is too late to save the country from ruin. When voters turn against the politicians, the politicians will turn. If they don’t there will be opportunities for future Brexit Paraty type organisations to take over and get voter support. Interesting times ahead. At some point people will cease to believe in the hype that global warming causes global cooling.

    • Phil O'Sophical permalink
      January 30, 2021 11:42 am

      I have said before that the Green Industrial Complex and the Great Resetters are racing desperately to get their measures irrevocably in place – at whatever cost and inconvenience to taxpayers and businesses – before the cooling begins to accelerate, becoming undeniable (although they will still try), so they can claim it as a result of their foresight.

      Same thing happens with lockdowns. The graphs peak, lockdowns are introduced or intensified just as the rate is already diminishing and that is then claimed as due to government action.

    • January 30, 2021 12:21 pm

      I don’t think sceptics can rely on temperature as our metric of choice. There is too much flexibility in temperature measurements. We need to focus on the supposedly dire human consequences of climate change (weather disasters, droughts, diseases, refugees, wars, etc). The fact is that these things are improving across the board.

      • John Peter permalink
        January 30, 2021 3:15 pm

        My post on temperature change above was based on the whole climate emergency scenario being based on the infamous 1.5C above pre industrial levels as the catastrophe.
        If Global temperatures move down again the whole case collapses. I wonder to what extent they can continue to cover up a cooling planet. At some point the costs associated with renewables and all the costs associated with insulation, electric cars, hydrogen etc. against no warming will blow up the whole scam.

  9. saighdear permalink
    January 30, 2021 11:12 am

    Huh, just about as good as our “scotch assembly” – I didn’t get to vote on who the various Party candidates should be: democracy? what democracy? Fewer committees the better and then just get on with life

  10. January 30, 2021 2:00 pm

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    Just as undemocratic as the Irish version, the French version etc. Funny how they all came up with the same idea at the same time…

  11. GeoffB permalink
    January 31, 2021 12:17 pm

    Well I have just read the report (rather too much reading this week with Poyet’s book (330 pages to go)). Confirms what we all knew, it is a stitch up….engineered by the usual suspects (mostly woman professors of dubious academic qualifications). I watched the first day of the first session and just wished I had been there, I could have refuted just about everything that was stated. What’s in it for all the “do gooders” promulgating this climate change emergency rubbish… status? power? Why do philanthropists like the Packard family and Hewlett family support these people? Do they have investments in green projects like Al Gore and Jeremy Grantham? I would like to know.

    I am going to try and embed a video not sure if it will work… for all of us fighting the seemingly unstoppable climate emergency cult “Don’t Give Up”

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