Want to get your own way? Play the climate change card!

Regular readers will know we occasionally get little nuggets of stories from correspondents living near the global hub of the climate change alarmism effort, Norwich.  Last week it was 4×4 fire appliances that had become necessary because climate change is causing more fires and flooding.  Today we have yet another instalment, but this time it is a variation on the usual climate change theme.

Opponents to a proposed housing development in Pinebanks, Thorpe St Andrew, have come up with the novel argument for not building houses on a particular parcel of land… namely that it could ruin ‘rare geology’ vital to research into climate change!

Forget Arctic ice cores, bristlecone pines, glacier retreat and the mating habits of hedgehogs. Cast them from your mind.

The key to unlocking our climatic past and modelling our toasty future resides in a gravel pit in Pinebanks, just down the road from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

A spokesman for Natural England said:

The gravel pit is an important regional geological site. Our role is to make sure any rare geology is protected. If we think the development may damage this then we may object to it.

We want it protected so future generations can benefit from the study of it and reveal more about the earth’s past.

It would be interesting to know if Natural England et al, expressed similar concern for this ‘rare geology’ when gravel was being extracted from the pit.  You know, before someone came up with the idea of building houses around it.

Given the enthusiasm for anything AGW related at Broadland District Council, it seems the gravel pits will be spared being turned into residential estate.  It seems when it comes to this corner of Norfolk, if you want to get your way on any subject, just suggest some far fetched linkage with climate change and your wishes will be granted.  Climate change is the trump card in the big game.

Perhaps the time has come for the Norwich Evening News to rename itself the Climate Change Digest, to better reflect its editorial agenda to brainwash the local population into a CO2 centric terror and relay propaganda from UEA.

9 Responses to “Want to get your own way? Play the climate change card!”

  1. 1 Lesley 20/01/2012 at 10:27 am

    Broadland District Council are making fools of themselves with Climate Change policies/ mission statements and the ilk. Just like the loony councils that proclaimed themselves to be Nuclear Free Zones!

  2. 2 sadbutmadlad 20/01/2012 at 1:24 pm

    If you want to see it for yourself the google maps link is below. Looking at it from above, most of it is playing fields and only a small part is woods which is what the newspapers are showing (implying that the whole area is woods and natural stuff).

    Anyway, foundations for houses don’t go that deep, 2m would probably be the limit. Unless the scientists want to do their work now, building on it won’t stop scientists examining the ground in the future. Yeah, they’ll have to wait till the houses fall down but knowing how they are built that’ll only be 100 years.


  3. 3 Joe Public 20/01/2012 at 8:43 pm

    Was it ‘Rare Geological Land’ that was despoiled when they built that concrete monstrosity called UEA?

    I wonder if any of the gravel extracted from Pinebanks ended up in Norwich’s university?

  4. 4 TomO 21/01/2012 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so tired of the idjits in my local council braying cluelessly about saving the planet I can feel an FoI request coming on.

    Google gives over 1000 hits on their web site for “climate change

    Their own useless internal search shows hundreds including one document linking climate change to their “child poverty action strategy” FFS

    How many persons employed by the council have the words :
    “climate change”
    “global warming”
    “sustainable energy”
    “renewable energy”

    in their job title or description?

  5. 5 TomO 21/01/2012 at 1:18 pm

    I think it might be an interesting exercise to do the Google climate change search thing against every local authority web site and compile a league table :-)

    Name and shame …. name and shame.

  6. 6 Eric Simpson 28/01/2012 at 5:48 am

    Hi Autonomous, I just read an outstanding comment of yours in wuwt. The wuwt topic was the Oregon skeptic meeting, and you addressed how skeptics & their sites often get too deep and mired in details… often secondary arcane details I totally agree with you.

    And yes, making blog posts related to how the lunacy effects our lives in specific cases is great. But also, as far as rebutting the “science,” there is a failure to address the forest from the trees problem. You see a 90 page skeptic treatise, which is all fine and good, but we need concise, targeted rebuttals that hit the heart of the problem.

    For me, it’s just two main super simple debunking points: 1. there is nothing wrong with the climate (the hockey stick graph has been debunked), and 2. CO2 has nothing, or little, to do with it.

    From these 2 starting points, arguments can be marshaled up and down the line. And with the CO2 Point # 2, I found that this 3 minute video, which also shows Al Gore in a pivotal deception, is almost all that is needed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_WyvfcJyg

  7. 7 Autonomous Mind 29/01/2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks Eric. I think you’re absolutely right. We need simple, factual and concise points of rebuttal that stick in the mind. But we also need to remind people of the impact on their pocket of the supposed measures to ‘fight climate change’.

    A great example is that one about CO2 increase following temperature rise, not driving it. That one is particularly timely given the Met Office data covered in the Daily Mail today.

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