We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

Samizdata quote of the day

I urge the minister, in the light of all the evidence that has come out about the lack of any change in temperature over the past 15 years, to think again about the Climate Change Act and to revoke it, amend it and support home owners and British businesses.

David Davies MP

22 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • CaptDMO

    Nothing about vast seas of “expert” evidence, redacted upon peer review, or UN “solutions” involving questionable financial “redistribution”? Or is all that now simply implied?

    From the US: Has the name Monckton become “that which shall never be uttered” in such political circles?

  • The Laughing Cavalier

    Too late, the scam has been running long enough that there are now too many snouts in the trough.

  • Natalie Solent (Essex)

    Change is possible. I quite liked this line from Australian commentator Andrew Bolt, “Labor is right to say global warming is dangerous. After all, it’s already fried two Labor leaders.”

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    BUT the temperature IS rising- at a lower rate. We have just gone through one of our mildest winters on record, AND Sydney is surrounded by bushfires that came earlier than previously. Also, the reason that seas didn’t rise recently is because the rain that fell in the Outback was retained in the Outback. I don’t think that will happen again.
    Whilst the increase is certainly much smaller than alarmists feared, there is an increase.

  • Laird

    Not true, Nick. It might have been a mild winter in Australia, but it’s been an extremely cold summer in the northern hemisphere. The ice field in Canada is much larger than normal. Globally, temperatures are down over the last 15 years. It’s not rising at a lower rate, it’s actually falling.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Natalie, thanks for the laugh-out-loud! :)

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    Maybe in your lucky northern hemisphere! But us Antipodeans are people, too!
    If you take 15 from 2013 you will get 1998. That was a year which Edgar Cayce predicted would be the end of a cycle. I wonder if he knew of a solar cycle which we don’t? (He also made other prophecies about that year, but they were reliant on human free will making the right decisions- which doesn’t seem to have happened.)

  • Mr Black

    Thanks for the info Nick. Next time there is a major scientific question to be answered we should probably just skip the expensive research part and go right to the psychics for the truth, yeah?

  • Let me help out with the science bit here, if I may: sometimes the correct answer is ‘we don’t know':-)

  • Alisa writes:

    sometimes the correct answer is ‘we don’t know’

    I am totally with that.

    Also, sometimes we will never know, because of a combination of the state space being too big, the initial conditions being well not enough known and the inputs being too variable.

    Best regards

  • Nick (nice-guy) Gray

    Well, Mr. Black, you’ll need a good medium, or a good crystal ball, because Cayce died in 1945. His predictions are on record so we can check them as the dates come up. It is up to you to decide if his date of 1998 is a complete coincidence.

  • I am totally with that, Nigel:-)

  • Well, here in London we’ve had one of the nicest summers ever preceded by one of the coldest winters. Not sure what this adds but I thought I’d mention it.

  • PaulH

    The point may be a good one, but it’s devalued for me by the ’15 years’ bit, just as any pro-warming argument would be devalued by talking about the last 17 or 14 years. Picking an outlier year, positive or negative, tells me you’re trying to fit the data to your conclusion.

  • Gareth

    ” in the light of all the evidence that has come out about the lack of any change in temperature over the past 15 years”

    They should have been sceptical of the “evidence” used to convince them of the need for the CCA in the first place.

  • A cowardly citizen

    Narcissism: the belief that a breakdown in one’s own airconditioning requires Communism to be inflicted worldwide. And I mean YOU, “Nice Guy”.

  • A cowardly citizen

    Narcissism: the belief that a breakdown in one’s own airconditioning requires Communism to be inflicted worldwide. And I mean YOU, “Nice Guy”.

  • […] to yesterday’s SQotD, which was an MP dissing the Climate Change Act, I spotted this propaganda, on the big expensive […]

  • Mr Ed

    Some chap from Al Qaeda is calling for economic sabotage of the US.

    Has no one shown him the last 100 Acts of Congress?

  • Very retired

    Mr Ed—I would say last 100 years.

  • Also, the reason that seas didn’t rise recently is because the rain that fell in the Outback was retained in the Outback.

    WTF? Localized rainfall affects ocean levels?

    That’s the tide tables f*cked, then.

  • nice guy

    Tim, I am only reporting what I read in the papers, though it was a NASA scientist making the claim. Apparently Australia is a very thirsty land.
    And as for you, cowardly, I hope you have read that temperatures are still rising, even though it is at a lesser rate that before. I can assure you that I am the opposite of a Communist, as I hope to become a rich inventor very soon. So There!!!!