Repeal Climate Change Act 2008 Campaign

There is no evidence for dangerous human- caused global warming – we do not need this Act.

Change is what climate does – adaptation not mitigation!

In November 2008 the UK Climate Change Act was passed with all-party support, and has put on to the statute book a legally binding commitment to a reduction of at least 80% in UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – thus seeking a virtually complete de-carbonisation of the British economy – with proposed interim commitment to an unconditional 34% cut by 2020. The UK only accounts for less than 2% of global CO2 emissions and non of the other major countries such as China or India will commit to a Copenhagen style agreement. 

This leaves Britain in the position of having binding emissions reduction targets when much of the rest of the world has none. The inevitable result of this will be the export of local jobs and industry overseas and thus damage Britain's economic recovery and cause increasing fuel poverty for millions of families. 

* The IPCC’s own projections, if nothing is done to curb carbon emissions, the worst case scenario is that, in 100 years time, average living standards in the developing world, instead of being more than 9 times as high as they are today, will ‘only’ be more than 8 times as high as they are today. This is a relatively benign outcome. The projected adverse consequences of warming, should it occur, are in fact the marginal exacerbation of already existing problems, such as hunger, drought and disease. These problems can – and should – be addressed directly, to much greater effect, and at a fraction of the cost of global decarbonisation.

* Carbon-based energy is far and away the cheapest form of energy, and is set to remain so – no doubt not forever – but for the foreseeable future. 

* Decarbonisation, in other words, means moving from relatively low cost energy to high cost energy, thus slowing down very substantially the pace of economic development. 

* We are concerned that the worlds poorest will suffer starvation because bio fuels are more profitable to grow than food.

* Repeal Climate Change Act 2008 Campaign believes that the carbon taxes, cutting carbon emissions and the ETS is a pointless and extremely expensive political gesture – costing the British tax payer £18 billion per year – for a country that produces less than 1.5% of global emissions, since it will have no effect on the climate whatsoever! 

* Repeal Climate Change Act 2008 Campaign is fully supportive of reducing pollution, the acidification of the oceans and also of conserving limited natural resources.

* We also cherish our British landscape and are outraged by the building of wind farms in our countryside, because they are an unnecessary blot on the landscape, uneconomic and an inefficient method of generating electricity costing £1 billion per year in public subsidies and will have no effect on the planet's climate. 

* Atmospheric carbon dioxide is neither a pollutant, nor the primary forcing agent for temperature change; rather, carbon dioxide is a benefice for humankind. In reality, there has been no statistically significant warming trend for the last 15 years. The assumption that prior to the industrial revolution the earth had a "stable" climate is simply wrong.

* Human-kind is highly adaptable, and can use all the resources of modern technology to mitigate the adverse effects of any warming, while taking advantage of the many benefits that warming may bring. Climate has always changed, and always will. There is nothing unusual about present-day rates of change. Attempting to stop “climate change” is an expensive act and utter futility. 

* The only sensible thing to do about the cycles climate change is to prepare for it – in both directions adapting to the more dangerous cooling and more beneficial warming as people have done throughout history.

Repeal Climate Change Act 2008 Campaign exists to communicate an alternative viewpoint to the one-sided presentation of the climate change debate presented by the British government, the BBC and mainstream media and to lobby politicians for the repeal of the Climate Change Act 2008. 

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Why does this idea matter?

The science is not settled on the causes of climate change.  There is still no general law of climate change.  

In November 2008 the UK Climate Change Act was passed with all-party support, and has put on to the statute book a legally binding commitment to a reduction of at least 80% in UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – thus seeking a virtually complete de-carbonisation of the British economy – with proposed interim commitment to an unconditional 34% cut by 2020. The UK only accounts for less than 2% of global CO2 emissions and non of the other major countries such as China or India will commit to a Copenhagen style agreement. Adaptation to climate change has not been fully explored.  

This leaves Britain in the position of having binding emissions reduction targets when much of the rest of the world has none. The inevitable result of this will be the export of local jobs and industry overseas and thus damage Britain's economic recovery and cause increasing fuel poverty for millions of families. 

 

Attempting to stop “climate change” is an expensive act and utter futility. 

The only sensible thing to do about the cycles climate change is to prepare for it – in both directions adapting to the more dangerous cooling and more beneficial warming as people have done throughout history.

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