It appears that my last post has not gone un-noticed in the ecoloon camp:
“Attending a specialist conference should be a great way for scientists to escape the tedious attacks on the profession by climate change sceptics. It’s conceivable that Planet Under Pressure 2012 may prove a disappointment on this score.
The conference has drawn attention to itself by hiring the BBC Environment Correspondent, Richard Black, as a panel discussion moderator. Black is a hate figure for the sceptics who accuse him of compromising BBC principles of impartiality in his reporting on climate change.
His movements are tracked by the organised underworld of sceptic bloggers – if Richard Black shows up at your event, you’re tainted by association.
So far, the organisers of Planet Under Pressure 2012 have escaped censure. In yesterday’s outpourings they even enjoyed a little faint praise:
they have formed a board of patrons, who include Sir John Beddington, Lord Turner and Sir Robert Watson, three men who feed heavily into UK enironmental (sic) policy thinking. So this is top table stuff, not some grubby little ecoloon group ”
First, let me assure Mr Bill Gunyon that in no way whatsoever was the sentence above praise. I would also like to thank him for confirming that Richard has been HIRED. Just to independently confirm that Mr Black is creaming cash left right and centre from his activities.
Secondly, his post is titled “Planet Under Pressure Conference Notes: 15th March”. The thing is, the conference doesn’t start until the 25th March. He must be pretty lonely there…..
Thirdly, I am not finished with Richard Black or Stakeholder Forum. In fact the surface is not even scratched properly yet.
I had a little peek at who “Bill Gunyon” is. One thing that I found which made me chuckle was this:
It’s his carbon footprint and some little snippets.
He states ” car mileage down to 4500″. OOOh. Well, Bill, my car mileage annually is half that. And I haven’t flown in three years either. So does that make me better for the planet than…well you actually Bill.
But, to his credit, Bill has ambitions in 2012.
“might dispose of car altogether”.
Very noble, but that does mean he will have to rely on trains or planes to travel further than his local sweetshop. domestic flights *must* be out, otherwise Bill would simply be a giant hypocrite, so trains it is then Bill.
Ah,b ut what’s this underneath his targets for 2012.
“Any other comments”
“high train fares remain major disincentive”
Ah. Oh well, we can’t ditch everything to save the planet can we Bill.
Enjoy your car in 2012.