First UK Non-Political Party
To see our Manifesto on Climate Change check out the videos below
COP26 Is Not The Disaster You Think It Is.
COP26 Is Not The Disaster You Think It Is. (Video Script)
Most people will agree COP26 has failed. Media commentary dictates that it’s not been far reaching enough and that the big players like Russia and China are not fully engaged. As usual, the media has it all wrong and, unfortunately, so do the major political leaders. The world is about to spiral into many years of spending trillions of dollars, all for nothing. Climate change is the new Y2K, but with budgets that will destroy many economies and split the world into the very rich and the very poor. Businesses will make billions from their green projects and virtual signalling, with the net result of guaranteed failure. Very few people have the foresight, courage, or wisdom to see this. We at NONPOL have the vision and courage to see this forthcoming economic catastrophe.
1. Cost of COP26 and Climate Funding
Reference 1 – Final Report on Net Zero Strategy by HM Treasury
Reference 2 – Article by Concern Worldwide regarding the $100bn/year pledge
Reference 3 – Press Release by the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Reference 4 – Legal Briefing by Travers Smith regarding the 2021 Net Zero Strategy
Reference 5 – Transcript of Prince Charles’ speech at COP26
2. Use of ‘Climate Change’ Over ‘Global Warming’
3. Fossil Fuels Contribution to Human Evolution
4. Role of Methane In Climate Change
Reference 1 – IEA (International Energy Agency) 2021 report on the effect of Methane relating to climate change
Reference 2 – Conserve Energy Future analysis of Methane’s effects, uses and sources
Reference 3 – ESSD (Earth System Science Data) Article – Global Methane Budget
Reference 4 – One Green Planet article comparing Methane to CO2
Reference 5 – CLEAR (Clarity and Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research) article regarding cattle-caused methane
5. Horse Meat vs Bovine Meat
Reference 1 – Comparison of beef and horse meat by Foodstruct
Reference 2 – Article by The Guardian comparing sustainability of Horse meat vs beef
Reference 3 – Study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information comparing nutritional characteristics of beef and pork to Horse meat
Reference 4 – Article by Consume Less Life about lab-grown meat alternatives
Reference 5 – Study by Oxford Academic about horse meat production in Spain
Surviving Climate Change - Part 1
Surviving Climate Change - Part 1 (Video Script)
If we turned every car and industry output off today, it seems highly unlikely that we can prevent climate change, especially as large industrial complexes, like China and the beef industry, will continue to pollute our planet for another 50 years regardless. More importantly, there are a vast number of variables that directly cause climate change, all of which we have zero control over. Earth’s natural cycles (known as the Gaia Hypothesis), interglacial cycles of our Sun, natural generation of methane from Bovine species, potential repeat of catastrophic events (such as the Middle Eocene Climate Optimum), the vast reservoir of methane currently locked beneath the Arctic and Antarctic Sheets, major volcanic eruptions (such as Eyjafjallajökul in Iceland), the rumblings of the great Yellowstone Caldera, massive solar flares, and other events we haven’t planned for all lead to a high likelihood of significant climate change over the next 50 years. There is nothing we can do to prevent this from happening, no matter how many trillions we throw at the issue or how loudly our disingenuous woke society screams; intent, virtue signalling, trillion-dollar budgets and extreme efforts will never supersede the power of nature.
Very soon we, as a species, could look like King Cnut or certainly an anagram of his name. Forget the stupid mantra ‘Save our Planet’ as it is not the planet at risk; our planet can cope with extreme atmospheres as it has done in the past. Each extreme planetary cycle in the past has extinguished many species, so we know that Earth is more than capable of extinguishing the Human race without our help. Why save polar bears if we can’t even save ourselves? Did you know Polar Bears are the only animal that actively hunts Humans?
Regardless of climate change, we need to vacate our planet in the future with the help of Mr Musk but, in the meantime, we need to make life on Earth comfortable until we finally turn the lights out. The real issue is that climate change only affects the comfort of Humans. Our first step to prevent us all from becoming Canute’s is to change the global mindset from ‘stopping climate change’ to learning to ‘live with climate change’. In industry, it is called ‘Business Continuity Planning’ or ‘Disaster Recovery Planning’ – a process that plans for the worst-case scenario. Whatever happens in the future, we should have a contingency plan for the impact of climate change. It is both criminally insane and grossly negligent to not have a climate change contingency plan for a species as intelligent as Humans. The beauty of this sensible approach is that, if there is no climate change, we’ve lost nothing because we have prepared for it. But if we don’t adopt this approach and we fail to stop climate change, then all is lost. This approach should support the climate change advocates and the climate change deniers… it may even shut Greta up! It’s like taking insurance in blackjack – win while you can, rather than gamble because in our case, the stakes are too high to gamble or lose the game.
So, if you really think money or sheer will power can stop ALL of the following: (wording in video, not in script) then carry on with your delusion and attempt to stop climate change from happening. Otherwise, let’s learn to cope with climate change. We have been past the point of return for many years now and it’s time to realise this now before it is too late.
Now, we’re going to give you a solid plan on how to survive climate change.
Step 1: Create an international working group, similar to G20 or COP26, that will manage and fund a global project to protect Humans from the effects of climate change. For purposes of reference, let’s call this group SCC.
The Manifesto of the SCC is to support solutions for surviving climate change and NOT to fight or attempt to stop climate change from occurring. SCC will create a 20-year project plan on surviving climate change; this plan will be dynamic and will change as we gradually understand more through analysis and research. Every year, a budget will be drafted for the Project Plan. The annual budget will be divided pro-rata between the member states based on their GDP. This SCC will be non-political and will not include any politicians, pioneers or magnates of industry. Each member state shall provide their best academic minds to be on the SCC. The goal is to assemble the best scientific, independent minds on the planet, totally independent from government influence, corporate lobbying and any other affiliation that can affect their decision making; they are working for mankind and no-one else.
Step 2: The complete melting of the ice caps is likely in the next 50 to 100 years, therefore we need to start planning for this now. In our ancient past, the Antarctic wasn’t covered in ice and consisted of very fertile land, measuring over 14 thousand square kilometres, which is half the size of Africa. In 100 years from now, we could reclaim this continent and significantly increase the Earth’s resources and habitable land for the growth and betterment of the human race. We have ample time to create an independent, multi-national and multi-cultural continent, however this process needs to commence now. This land should be divided into areas for each major state in the SCC. This would create around 20 states, similar to the USA model, with each state being controlled and managed by its home country. The SCC will plan an orderly population of the new Antarctica, ensuring proper division of land (to be owned by home state and not a legal entity), building of common infrastructure and fair distribution of resources and territory.
Step 3: There are large reservoirs of valuable methane gas underneath the Antarctic. The SCC will identify how these large reservoirs of methane can be extracted as the continent cannot be populated until this is done. Furthermore, said resources could be sold to global economies, contributing to the budget of the SCC. Large ports should be built around the Antarctic where pipelines containing the extracted methane can be used to fill tanker ships to distribute the methane. These ports can later be used for the populating of the Antarctic.
Step 4: Each country on the planet needs to do a risk assessment regarding the impact of climate change to their country. They should run models assuming sea-level changes of 5 meters and 10 meters (or a height defined by the SCC). This will show where flooding would exist, both coastal and inland. Each country will then develop a risk profile for their country, which can be used to remediate issues and prepare for climate change. Said risk statement will identify flood plans and risks there are to businesses, properties, land and agriculture. The SCC will then devise common solutions to protect the common risks, so that one solution should support all countries, rather than many disparate solutions.
To see Step 5, check out the next video – ‘Surviving Climate Change – Part 2’
1. Natural Causes of Climate Change
Reference 1 – Quanta Magazine article detailing natural causes of climate change
Reference 2 – BGS (British Geological Survey) article about causes of climate change
Reference 3 – Publication regarding causes and evidence of climate change (2020) by The Royal Society.
Reference 4 – Fifth assessment report by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) investigating science basis for climate change
Reference 5 – Assessment of climate change causes by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency)
Reference 6 – Harvard research paper regarding Gaia Hypothesis
Reference 7 – Science Direct overview on Gaia Hypothesis
Reference 8 – Overview by Science Direct on the Glacial-Interglacial Cycle (Milankovitch Cycles)
Reference 9 – Journal of Climatology study on Milankovitch cycles, solar activity and CO2
Reference 10 – NASA review of Milankovitch Cycles
Reference 11 – Research article posted by AGU Publications on the MECO
Reference 12 – Research paper released by PubMed investigating methane reserves under Antarctic sheet
Reference 13 – News article published by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) detailing GHG emissions caused by livestock
2. Previous Mass Extinctions
3. Earth’s Climate Change Cycles
4. Melting of Antarctic/Arctic Ice Caps
5. Antarctica Without Ice
Reference 1 – Article by National Geographic displaying what the world would look like without ice
Reference 2 – Article by National Geographic discussing land mass underneath the Antarctic sheet
Reference 3 – Live Science article discussing what Antarctica looked like before the Ice Age
Reference 4 – Guardian interview with Prof. Jane Francis regarding pre-Ice Age Antarctica
Surviving Climate Change - Part 2
Surviving Climate Change - Part 2 (Video Script)
Step 5: Once each country has done a full risk assessment of the impact of climate change to their country, they will submit this assessment to the SCC. Once all assessments have been received, a full analysis shall be conducted to assess the common risks, such as cities on the coastline or cities on riverbanks and flood plains. Generic solutions will then be identified for each group of risks. This will ensure economies of scale in building and designing global solutions, rather than hundreds of different ones. The solutions will be proposed and agreed by specialists in the relevant fields, ready for international and dedicated teams to carry out the work in the appropriate countries. Each country will be responsible for the costs of remediating their issues and will supply the labor required to complete each project. If a country doesn’t have the financial resources needed for their projects, they will pay as much as they reasonably can, with the remaining fees held on an account. These fees will be reimbursed via a repayment plan that is fair and equitable. Climate change affects every country, so every country must pay for it.
The SCC will identify solutions and strategies based on the risk assessment and the technologies available, however here are some ideas they may consider.
New coast and flood plain properties or developments – All global planning for coastal and river developments should be put on hold immediately. All new coastal developments must be put on stilts, be floatable or mobile. This is common sense. The River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon had 2 major floods in 2007 and 2008. Today, the riverbank caravans are on flotation platforms and the club house is on 2 meters stilts. Similar technologies can be used by all new developments that could be affected by water levels.
Existing private coastal properties – Private individuals should take it upon themselves to raise, relocate or prepare for possible flooding. It is their personal responsibility, not the Government, unless the property is in an area designated by the country that needs protecting. When people buy property, they take a risk. If you buy a property on a riverbank, the coast or a flood plain you should not be surprised that it is at risk of being flooded. Fortunately, the rising of sea levels is unlikely to happen overnight and could take as much as 100 years, so there should be time to get use out of these properties or look at long term preservation options.
River protection – For properties and assets at risk from river flooding, appropriate water level barriers, similar to the Thames barrier, should be built. Besides controlling water levels, they could also be used to generate electricity through hydroelectric power.
Historical properties at risk – It is now possible to move complete properties. Where a historic property is at risk, it is likely the local community will want to save it. Between the community and the Government, they should be able to relocate any historical property.
Run off canals or channels – Where important inland areas are on flood plains, canals or channels, similar to levees, should be built to absorb overflows, thereby reducing and controlling flooding. These new routes should navigate flood water to new lakes, estuaries, and rivers. Again, the channels should be built with hydroelectric power stations at regular intervals, not only to create free electricity but also to regulate water flow, thereby controlling flood waters.
Sea walls – Each country that has major cities or critical developments directly on the coast should build a coastal wall similar to the current breakwater walls used in front of private marinas. These sea walls could be miles long to protect the cities, communities and natural assets but would have huge electronic locks, similar to those used in cannels, to allow all levels of shipping through but at the same time control water levels. The advantage of these walls is that if water levels turn out to be higher than expected, the wall can be made higher over time.
Other global warming issues – Rising sea levels is likely to be the biggest global risk from climate change, but there are others, such as earthquakes and fires. Earthquake technology is already in place for high-risk areas around the world, so these solutions should continue to be used. As for forest fires, these can be prevented by more rigorous forest management; this can be achieved in many ways, like by leaving more space between trees, having less vegetation on the forest floor, and, more importantly, by educating people. Germany has extensive forestry, including the famous Black Forest, yet 96% of all their fires are caused by humans. If forests become no smoking areas, and campfires are banned, with high fines, the risk can be reduced. Again, the SCC can come up with global strategies on managing forest fires and other risks from global warming. On the other side of the argument, they can also come up with initiatives that take advantage of global warming, such as the reclamation of fertile land that has been freed up by the melting of permafrost at the poles and other snow-covered northern and southern regions. Global warming also leads to better food harvests, especially for products that require warmth, like tomatoes and oranges. Global warming, besides being a risk can also be an opportunity, if we change our mindset.
Like COVID, the narrative around climate change has been created to instill fear into us all. We need to stop, take a breath and ignore the doomsayers. We have time to fix these issues and prepare for global warming but only if we as a species pool our resources and brain power. If we remain arrogant and think we can stop nature or globalization then we don’t deserve to survive.