Viv Forbes: adapting to climate is a better policy
“Queensland has wasted millions on the global warming industry. Residents would be better off had they spent it on water storage, flood gauges and flood-proofing of highways, railways and airports,” says Viv Forbes, speaking from his rain sodden property in flood ravaged Queensland.
Forbes is chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition, “an Australian organisation that opposes pollution and waste of energy, and promotes rational carbon energy policies”.
“Europe and USA have wasted billions on the global warming industry. Residents would be better off had they spent it on reliable power stations and snow-proofing of highways, railways and airports,” he says.
“Climate change and extreme weather have endangered every generation of humans. But this is the first generation that has sacrificed its savings on the altars of the climate gods instead of preparing for whatever weather shocks we may encounter.
“We can forecast and control the weather,” has always been a false promise Viv Forbes says.
“Sensible people make sure they have the equipment to cope with extreme weather events.”
Fox News has just taken a look at the record of eight climate predictors:
Predicting the weather — especially a decade or more in advance — is unbelievably challenging. What’s the track record of those most worried about global warming? Decades ago, what did prominent scientists think the environment would be like in 2010? FoxNews.com has compiled eight of the most egregiously mistaken predictions, and asked the predictors to reflect on what really happened.
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