Region: United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.repealtheact.co.uk
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The Climate Change Act  is a catastrophic policy blunder, because it commits Britain, uniquely in the world, to a legally binding long-term framework to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. This amounts to £734 billion, the most costly law ever put through Parliament. These targets are totally unrealistic and unobtainable without shutting down the British economy.
Criticisms of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC intensified when leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit showed that leading scientists manipulated data to “hide the decline” in temperatures and suppressed legitimate arguments in peer-reviewed journals.
The Climategate scandal has led to 33 percent of the British public to distrust climate science and to question the need for the Climate Change Act.
MPs stated that £200billion to £1trillion will be needed over the next couple of decades to move the UK to a low carbon dioxide economy.
The liabilities of the proposed Green Investment Bank would have to go on the national balance sheet, Treasury officials fear the UK would lose its triple AAA rating.
Green jobs growth is not sustainable, because for every 1 new green job created 3.7 jobs will be lost in the real economy and carbon dioxide taxes will cause “carbon leakage” - the export of British jobs to countries without carbon dioxide taxes.
Wind power, subsidies have cost £2 billion. Wind farm research concludes they are not a fit and proper solution to: the perceived need to cut carbon emissions, the growing demand for energy security, and will have significant human, environmental and economic impacts.
Carbon dioxide taxes and green subsidies will increase the average energy bill from £1,215 to £2,500 per year. This regressive tax will increase the price of food, clothes and travel, which especially impacts on our rural communities.
The Times stated that 5.5 million household or 21 per cent of the 26 million British households suffer fuel poverty - spending more than 10 per cent of their monthly income on energy bills.
Last February, overnight temperatures fell to minus 10, and this winter temperatures fell in some parts of the UK to minus 23. Being cold in the home increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
There are now 20 per cent more cold related deaths in winter. Resulting in an average of 30,000 excess winter deaths across the UK. That is around 250 excess deaths per day.
Britain’s Coalition Government, in it's Annual Energy Statement for 2010 concedes that by the year 2020, nearly one-third of the average domestic electricity bill will consist of green energy charges imposed by this law.
The European Emissions Trading Scheme is riven with fraud. Interpol has concluded that carbon dioxide trading scams cost governments €5bn in lost tax revenue and this lose is added to our energy bills.
Repeal the Act! Campaign to Repeal the Climate Change Act is a non-partisan campaign. Visit us at www.repealtheact.co.uk
I [we] the undersigned commend the UK Parliament to repeal the Climate Change Act .
We protest against the ruinously expensive, unsustainable energy subsidies, carbon dioxide taxes, and the unrealistic carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets.
A global agreement on emissions reduction collapsed at the Copenhagen and Cancun conferences. The world’s largest emitters (USA and China) made it clear that they will not introduce a carbon dioxide tax or emissions trading.
A price on carbon dioxide will impose a deliberate financial penalty on all energy users, but especially energy-intensive industries. These are part of the bedrock of the British economy. Any cost imposed on them will be passed straight down to consumers.
Carbon dioxide is a natural and vital trace gas in Earth’s atmosphere, an environmental benefit without which our planetary ecosystems could not survive. Increasing carbon dioxide makes many plants grow faster and better, and helps to green the planet.
The Climate Change Act is based on scientific and economic data that are substantially flawed.
It contains rigid long-term policies with inadequate provision for future revisions based on evolving scientific knowledge and interpretation.
Policy decisions can be taken on the climate without this Act, because the climate is always changing in accordance with natural cycles and recent changes are not unusual.
It is not possible to reliably predict how climate will change in the future, beyond the certainty that multi-decadal warming and cooling trends, and abrupt changes, will always continue, underscoring a need for effective adaptation.
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(Via Climate Realists)