Victory for Dutch Climate Realists

HANS LABOHM (Amsterdam)

The draft Memorandum of Understanding of the new Netherlands government coalition (including the classical liberal party, VVD, plus the Christian Democrats, CDA, with parliamentary support by Wilders’ Party for Freedom, PVV, – the so-called ‘Danish Model’) contains only two – obligatory – references to climate change. Climate sceptics opined that backtracking from AGW did not go far enough. Nevertheless, it could be argued that this is, so far, the most important political victory for climate scepticism in the world.

Environmentalists, like the Netherlands ‘Climate Ambassador’, Wijnand Duyvendak, and leading figure in the Dutch 10:10 campaign, were disappointed. For a – lively – radio discussion (with video!) with Wijnand Duyvendak see and hear:

http://fp.dagelijksestandaard.nl/2010/10/klimaatambassadeur-wijnand-duyvendak/

(Unfortunately only in Dutch)

German Section

– New postings on:

http://www.eike-klima-energie.eu/

Swedish section

– New postings on

http://www.theclimatescam.se/

Dutch section

New postings on

– Climategate.nl

http://climategate.nl/

– Klimatosoof

http://www.klimatosoof.nl/

– Klimaatverandering: fabels en feiten

http://www.klimaatgek.nl/cms/

– De dagelijkse standaard (‘The Daily Standard’, DDS – postings are in Dutch, but they often amply refer to foreign sources).

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