Comment posted on RSPB Scotland finds UK Minister’s comments on Hunterston ‘hugely disappointing’ by Webcraft
Thanks for that link – I had seen the video before but it brought back memories. I used to fly microlights.
Webcraft also commented
Unchecked global warming and climate change is going to inconvenience our feathered friends far more than a couple of barrages.
Britain’s birds are being driven northwards to extinction at an accelerating rate because of global warming.
Scientists have calculated that the average range of British birds will move 550 kilometres (340 miles) to the north by 2100 as the climate heats up.
Birds with ranges in Scotland or in mountain regions will be wiped out – such as the snow bunting, which today survives only on the Cairngorm plateau. The Scottish crossbill, the only bird species unique to the British Isles, is also likely to perish.
You really do need to take the long view . . .
- Fascinating how unpopular you become if you dare to criticise the RSPB
The reason I mentioned 1998 is because that is the benchmark for all the pathetic deniers – because it was the warmest year ever so far they claim that this proves warming has stopped. There is no logic in it, but this ‘fact’ with its ‘supporting’ graph with a straight line drawn between 1998 and 2011 is trotted out over and over again.
At least when we get a hotter year than 1998 it will put an end to that particularly stupid non-argument. I don’t think we are likely to have to wait long.
- Clearly, then, El Nino events are what is driving global warming.
An idiotic comment at best . . .
It’s enough to make you wish Simon and K1 were back.
- Oh dear me webcraft, the salient point is both the Met Office and NASA have said that the global climate has been cooling.
That is not what they have been saying at all, though some newspapers may have chosen to report recent events under that sort of sensationalist headline. If you choose to get your climate science from the Daily Mail then expect to be misled or misdirected (or both).
Over and over again deniers of AGW post graphs showing ‘the world has not warmed since 1998‘, proving this by drawing a striaght line from 1998 to 2011. 1998 was the hottest year to date, but there is no reason to believe that it will hold that position for much longer.
1997/1998 saw a very strong El Nino event. It is only a matter of time – and not very much of it – before we see the next big El Nino, and when we do we will have ‘the hottest year ever’ and the deniers will have to find some other mindless mantra to repeat endlessly.
Have a look at this article, which covers this issue in more depth.
On the other points you raise, I don’t disagree with you on reforestation, but I am in favour of carbon taxes as price seems to be the only way to influence mass behaviours in the rather sad society we currently live in.
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It’s emblematic and is being read that way.
Only by you.
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