Thank you Roger for re-publishing this piece by Richard. It is a good reminder of the origins of this scam. I remember how Richard Courtney, John Colman and I sat around a table till almost midnight at the 2008 Heartland Climate Conference in NYC discussing the lorry driver’s suit against the unopposed showing of An Inconvenient Truth to British schoolchildren. The UK has a law protecting children from one-sided political indoctrination. The USA obviously does not. In the UK case the lorry driver, allegedly funded by Lord Monckton, bless his heart, the Judge ruled in his favor and the movie had to accompanied by information disputing many of the claims. Nothing was resolved and John had an appointment with the Fox and Friends news program in the morning. I asked John how the segment went when he returned and he told me they were respectful but felt they were not convinced. Just a bit of reminiscing…. Nothing is changed to this day as the warmist zealots are still fighting for grant money and blackballing anyone brave enough to speak the truth. The claims are getting even more outrageous with even more money at stake. I suspect this will have wide appeal despite it being several years old.
The bulk of this is a repost from the late John Daly’s website ‘Still Waiting for Greenhouse’, with a new introduction by Richard Courtney. My thanks to him for his permission to republish. – TB
The History of the Global Warming Scare
In 1980 the British Association of Colliery Management (BACM) commissioned me to determine if there were environmental issues which could affect the coal industry as the ‘acid rain’ issue was then doing. I searched literature (scientific, environmental and journalistic) to identify possible issues and persons interested in possible ‘environmental’ issues. I then interviewed as many of the identified people as possible and – on the basis of the literature search and interviews – I constructed influence diagrams of the identified potential issues.
The influence diagrams indicated two potential problems which my report needed to inform to BACM; viz. ‘global warming’ (as it was then called)…
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