"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Australia backs Carbon Markets - Rudd Finds Another Way to Waste Your Money!

Bob McMullan is representing Australia in London at a meeting called by Gordon Brown to strip 100 billion dollars from taxpayers around the world to finance " greenhouse gas reductions" in under-developed countries. Bob, of course, is there to give away Ozzie taxpayer's money if there is any left after the Rudd Government's huge wasteful spendathon on insulation and over-priced covered patios.
 Of course Gordon Brown called the meeting to show how statesmanly he is prior to the election , but he should take stock and realise that the majority of Poms think he is a prat and global warming is a furphy. It is symbolic that  Chairpersons  Brown and Ethiopia's Zenawi represent in turn a broke nation and a bankrupt one coming together to raise a hundred billion dollars , obviously requiring a combination of both their demonstrated talents in finance.
The High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, co-chaired by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, has been tasked with creating practical proposals to raise funds for poor countries' strategies to curb greenhouse emissions, shift to low-carbon development and adapt to climate change.
Zenawi will probably be asking for a down-payment to pick up a few cut-price AK 47's and rocket launcher's on his trip to keep the skeptics in line at home now the Geldof source has dried up.
Of course, one of the questions keeping me awake at night is where the figure of 100 billion came from. Why not 95 billion or 105 billion? Are these people using modified climate models to come up with these grand figures or are they inaccurate guesses?

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