Ask almost anyone who Nicholas Stern is and you’d surely draw a blank. But as Andrew Montford suggests at his Bishop Hill blog, there are few men who have had quite such a deleterious effect on our lives as this dreary ex-civil servant now known – to those few who do know of him – as Lord Stern and doing very nicely thank you at his extremely well-paid job fomenting climate alarmist drivel at the Grantham Institute.
Says Montford (and gosh how it does the heart good to see this mild-mannered fellow getting so righteously, viciously angry!)
Nicholas Stern is to blame.
When you see wind farms covering every hill and mountain and most of the valleys too, you can blame Stern. If you can’t pay your heating bills, ask Stern why this has happened. When children are indoctrinated and dissenting voices crushed, it is at Nicholas Stern that you should point an accusing finger. When the lights start to go out in a few years time, it’s Stern who will have to explain why.
Montford is right but for the full gory details you must go to the devastating and excoriating new report written by Peter Lilley andpublished this morning by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
The report is titled: What’s Wrong With Stern? (Though, maybe, a better one would be “What Isn’t wrong with Stern?”)
To recap, Stern was the author of The Economics Of Climate Change: the Stern Review – a 712-page report described by the then prime minister Tony Blair as “the most important on the future ever published by this government.” (And Blair was probably right: the damage Stern’s dangerous nonsense would end up doing is almost incalculable).