Beaky UKColumn Roving Reporter June 2008
Sat on the back of a park bench, Beaky was warming his feathers in the afternoon sunshine. The wind was cold. This surprised him, as he had heard all the reports of global warming, and yet Britain was chilly. Particularly when compared to his traditional jungle hot house.
His tummy rumbled, and he sighed at the hunger knawing away at his insides. He’d been to look for a few tit bits in the bins, but the lids were all closed. Something to do with excessive fines he’d heard. "People...they’re barking", he thought.
Just as his belly gave a further complaint, along came a old tramp. He smiled at Beaky and gently sat down on the bench, pulling his torn brown coat tighter about him. “Hello little bird”, he said. “How are you?”
The tramp was surprised by the educated voice that replied. “Well in general if a bit on the under-nurished side”.
“I can soon fix that”, said the tramp, and he pulled a package from out of his pocket. Gently unwrapping the newspaper, he revealed a squashed, but nearly whole pasty.
Beaky’s eyes widened, and he craned out his head for a better view. “It’s alright old boy, here’s a piece for you”, and the tramp gave Beaky a generous helping, which the parrot took in his claw.
As they ate together, Beaky’s beady eye alighted on an article in the paper on Global Warming. The wily old bird was amazed to see that:
“Ten days ago Dr Arthur Robinson of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) announced to a packed National Press Club in Wash- ington DC that more than 31,000 scientists have now signed the so-called Oregon Petition rejecting the IPCC line on climate change.
Acutely aware that claims of a ‘phoney list’ would immediately be levelled at him, Dr Robinson pointed out that the list had been carefully vetted to confirm that over 9,000 of those who signed held PhDs. Dr Robinson a PhD scientist himself, was appalled at the notion of being forced to play the numbers game, saying: “Science shouldn’t be done by poll. The numbers shouldn’t matter. But if they want warm bodies, we have them.”
Impressive as these numbers are, however, the UK news media, almost exclusively, chose to ignore them. This wasn’t the first crack in the ‘consensus’ dam. In March, more than 500 people, including leading climate scientists, economists, policymakers, engineers and other professionals, endorsed the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change.
Sponsored by climate scientists of the International Coalition on Climate (ICSC), it stated: “There is no convincing evidence that CO2 emissions from modern industrial activity have in the past, are now, or will in the future cause catastrophic climate change.”
The Declaration calls for governments and others to “reject the views expressed by the UN IPCC, as well as popular but misguided works such as Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”.
ICSC chairman Professor Tim Patterson said, “Instead of wasting billions restricting emissions of CO2, a vitally important gas on which all life depends, governments must concentrate on solving known environmental problems over which we have influence.”
The tramp and the parrot ate and chuckled at the real “inconvenient truth”. That Blair, Brown, Cameron, Clegg, BBC, Bush, Gore and politicians world-wide are telling global porky pies, and the sheeple are believing them.