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Discussion > Drs against Diesel : A subsidy mafia Front

OK Paul Homewood has picked up my comments and done a report
BBC’s Air Pollution Bandwagon

And then hes revealed that similar stunt is going on the US
and Delingpole has done a debunk
DELINGPOLE: The EPA’s Air Pollution Scare Is Just Another Fake News Myth

Mar 9, 2017 at 12:28 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

I see the subsidy mafia didn't get their dream of diesel scrappage and higher fuel taxes this budget.
Expect it was the intention of the PR firms to fail this time so they can collect the fees upto the Autumn budget ..and ramp up the campaign.

Mar 9, 2017 at 4:30 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Mar 9, 2017 at 4:30 PM | stewgreen

Without US Funding, some of this Green Crap may be unsustainable.

Mar 9, 2017 at 5:13 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

BBC Eco-campaign-head actually works for an NGO at the same time !
Paul Homewood has checked her LinkedIn and see she’s still working for the NGO
"Her Linkedin profile says she is currently a Senior Advisor to Skoll" ..Hello Conflict of Interest ?

Skoll Foundation : a California based NGO which also did extensive work with BBC World Service in 2010
(Self description : “Driving large-scale change by investing in, connecting, & celebrating social entrepreneurs & innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems” Palo Alto, California)
Sounds good but only solutions it considers are loony LibMob ones
They are Green religion pushers and extremely anti-Trump

SoICanBreathe by Paul Homewood MARCH 9, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 at 12:35 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

R4 Midnight news had a news-vert about “research in Guildford” suggests when traffic is heavy at rush hour you should raise the hood of babies prams (presumably to stop particulates falling on them)
(but then there are plenty of natural particulates eg pine pollen, never mind natural fires)
(Personally I don’t agree with bonfires and fireworks, but greens seems to love them instead.)

Mar 10, 2017 at 12:36 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Someone is doing an air analysis page for London
#1 The 4 day forecast stays in the lowest 2 categories
0 - 50 Good
51 -100 Moderate

The 30 day history never loads

Mar 10, 2017 at 12:54 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Something strange: 8 hours ago that 4 day forecast for London was Green and Yellow ie the lowest 2 categories now they seem to have all been bumped up 1 whole category.
So the orange category partially appears.

Mar 10, 2017 at 10:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

Stewgreen: interestingly, if you look further afield (though it doesn’t cover Sheffield, despite the recommendation), such as Dubai, you will note that the air quality is in the red over much of the area – the sparsely-populated southern Sahara, northern Tibet, and the Arabian Sea to name a few smaller areas where cars, of any description, are likely to be fewer than could be found on Chipping Ongar High Street at any time. It would appear that, much as they might wish this were so, the primary degradation of air quality is not necessarily by cars or diesel engines.

Mar 10, 2017 at 11:44 AM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Mar 10, 2017 at 11:44 AM | Radical Rodent

Careful, otherwise the Green Blob will want to ban sand, and have nothing to build their bastions of fortified science on.

Mar 10, 2017 at 12:32 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

now 5 are greenish and 5 reddish ie the same forecasts as I looked out earlier are spreading out
I can understand wind would change forecasts
But FORECASTS are no good if they are so changeable

Mar 10, 2017 at 9:38 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Is the BBC's #SoICanBreather campaign linked to AlGore ?

John F. Hultquist explained the chain
So we know Emily Kasriel, BBC Eco-campaign-head actually works for Skoll Foundation at the same time

Founded by Jeffrey Skoll Once eBay’s second largest stockholder,
His film production company, Participant Media, was behind An Inconvenient Truth.” (2006)

Mar 10, 2017 at 10:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

I don't think research is invalid cos of who funds it, but it is one thing to consider.
"So TfL (which is mainly concerned with getting people out of their cars and onto TfL's buses and trains) commissions Leeds University to produce a report that claims that a single particular car (producing on average 35mpg) produces as much No2 as 13ltr lorry (averaging around 7mpg) and we're meant to take this seriously? "

Yes maybe TfL funded research has an agenda ...especially as we know that particulates deep in the tube system are off the scale.

Mar 10, 2017 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

Saturday's Times Pg 34-35 Full page news-verts lionising Sadiq and "Our Toxic Air Crisis"

Mar 11, 2017 at 1:58 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Perhaps this is evidence that the powers that be have realised that climate change is a dying duck, so they have to generate another scare – and it looks as though it will be diesel. A prime target, as it is yet another villain that is a child of the industrialised world – so attacking diesel is also consigning so much of the progress made into yet another sign of the “evils” of western civilisation. Despite diesel being so much more efficient than petrol is really irrelevant; the intention will be to demonise this form of internal combustion engine until, like cigarettes, it will be lurking behind shuttered shelves and plain packets, with any who dare use it having heads shaken and much tut-tutting in their general direction. Once that has been achieved – and the parallels with the anti-smoking campaign are startlingly, as the focus has now moved from smoking onto sugar (and others) – then so will the focus move onto the demonic petrol engine. The constant bludgeoning of society to “conform” to idealistic views is beginning to get a bit tedious.

Mar 11, 2017 at 4:35 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

I m not against cleaning air pollution.
All those kids in Borneo of needed masks for 20 days
Yet people bleat about London pollution !
..What kind of scientists prioritise London kids against those kids that have it 100 times worse ??
Biz ...zarre

Mar 12, 2017 at 1:59 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Dr Rick Thomas the guy who uses pigeons to monitor pollution has just been on Radio Lincolnshire saying that he wouldn't trust the readings of small NOx monitors.

Mar 12, 2017 at 2:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Monday's Time's PR : whole of page 4
- In Smokeless zones there have been 10,000 smoke complaints * only 1 prosecution Millionaire John Ellison in Lancaster

*Times FOIA which Westminster Council and a handful declined to answer
Dr Gary Fuller said in Winter 10% of Winter London pollution "comes from wood fires lit only for few hours each evening"

- Then they have the Plant Link report "Landscape flowers devastated by air pollution" BS that all the papers carry

Mar 13, 2017 at 3:41 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

pg 12 Smart Meters come in 2 forms
Smets1 can't be transferred across suppliers
Smets2 aren't yet being install cos the IT system is more than 1 year late

So they will end up with 3 millions smets1 than expected

Times spins the ECIU story another way
"Coal Plants paid £18-m to stay open were never used" (under the SBR)

Mar 13, 2017 at 4:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tuesday's Times : The PR is on pg20 "Toxic London in Europe's Slow Lane"
just as the BBC try to shoe horn pet issues like trans/feminism into every the Times does same with it's LondonAirPollution news-vert stuff
That story is supposed to be an Annual comparison of quality of life survey.

Then next to it
"Vitamin B will help fight pollution"

Mar 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Wed- There was no anti-diesel PR in the Times today

............ah only joking !
pg 20 Diesel drivers to pay three times more for car parking
"Merton council in south London, which covers Wimbledon, has recommended that diesel vehicles be charged £150 a year more than the standard £65 for residents’ parking permits."
I think thats actually the same story they filed 6 weeks ago

Mar 15, 2017 at 1:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Setting Google for last 24 hours and using the search term
'diesel pollution news'
shows up the day's PR
..seems the Express is full of such News-verts

Mar 15, 2017 at 1:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Pg4 today Renault 'cheated emission test for quarter of a century' (uses the BBC patented quote frame trick)
story repeated here

and then denied by Renault
"Renault has neither cheated, nor deceived customers" said Thierry Bolloré @Groupe_Renault
«Dieselgate» : la «fureur» de Renault

\\The number two of the manufacturer, director responsible for competitiveness, Thierry Bolloré, is "shocked" by the accusations against the manufacturer. He denies that there has ever been any rigging software installed on the cars in Losange.//

Mar 16, 2017 at 4:31 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Chances to save asthma boy 'missed'
That's the second time in a month that newspapers have reported an Asthma child dying after doctors turned them away.
"Docs ‘missed 11 chances’ to save life of asthma boy"

bit ironic are these the same supposed doctors that are in the campaign.

Mar 16, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Mar 16, 2017 at 4:31 PM | stewgreen

France and Germany are the two big dominant countries in the EU, and each got help from their own motor manufacturers to draft emissions and standards testing for vehicles.

This is not about incompetence at all,

Mar 16, 2017 at 5:49 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Re Level crossing research aired on Inside Science 2 weeks ago
Julie Van de Veer from Lincoln University has just been on Radio Lincolnshire
Turns out she's only a social science lectures in psychology
Then she starts spouting that smarter signs will be a cost effective way of reducing pollution.
- No they may/may not get people to switch their engines off.
Whether that actually makes much difference to air pollution needs air quality scientists to assess.
She's just assumed it will... I argued previously that such maths don't add up , a non labouring engine isn't pumping out pollution.

Mar 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen