"The UK domestic energy bill is now about 15% higher because of this crap."
I have no doubt that energy prices are going up, but you can't blame it totally on global warming alarmism. Many of the alternative energy sources would be (and will be) taken up by many countries in the near future, for a variety of environmental and long term cost reasons IMHO. You can't burn coal and wood forever, they are both a dwindling and polluting way to get energy. Nuclear power has a lot of potential to keep long term costs down, but has a bad rap in many countries, and is financially not feasible in the shorter term. I think it takes something like 20-30 years from the time you decide to build a nuclear plant until it's producing energy, and all the cost has to be born up front. There is more hydro potential, but that can be pretty damaging to local environments, and is not always reliable. Hydro also has a long lag time and high up front costs. So in the mean time, many of these alternatives are here to stay, warming or cooling or no change to global temps. They just make good sense: they are sustainable, non-polluting and can be implemented quickly. No doubt we'll see a lot more energy harnessed from waves and tides and geothermal and all sorts of very clean and sustainable alternatives besides solar and wind. We should celebrate this, not bemoan a mild increase in energy prices.
Null hypothesis: Humans have not contributed to CO2 increases, and there is no global warming. These have not been *proven* to an acceptable level to convince most scientists who work in the field. If Rog or anyone else has evidence to support this hypothesis then you really, really need to make an effort to publish it in a relevant journal. Because good hypothesis or not, if you don't convince your colleagues, via publication and other means, your hypothesis will never be seriously considered.