Category Archives: Climate Change
I don’t know an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University called Amanda Wise, but she knows me. She knows me so well, in fact, that she’s not only able to tell me what my cartoons mean, but she’s also able to tell me what I was thinking while I was drawing them.
There I was, naively thinking that if I drew a group of poor Indian people trying to eat solar panels contained in parcels sent to them by the UN anyone seeing the cartoon would assume it meant the people in it were hungry. But, no. What I thought I was thinking wasn’t what I was thinking at all. According to Ms Wise, my “unequivocally racist” cartoon drew on “very base stereotypes of third world, underdeveloped people who don’t know what to do with technology”.
The Twitter verse went ballistic with people claiming the cartoon was racist.
The cartoon is ridiculing Climate activists, not Indians, but the Left don’t get it so I’ll leave it up at the masthead for a day or two. Maybe it will eventually dawn on them.
But somehow I doubt it. They will maintain the right to be perpetually outraged at things they don’t understand.
Go here to Twitter to witness the insanity of the Twitterverse.
The ABC are flogging Climate Change for all it’s worth. If you aren’t a paid up member of the Church of the Latter Day Alarmists who will never get a gig on the ABC.
And…I’m wary of Turnbull. It’s no accident that the polls are siding with him. He’s a Lefty, believes in radical measures to stop nature as she warms and cools and has ascendancy in the polls simply because he isn’t a conservative. The media, the insane Greens and rusted on ALP prefer him because he is one of them. Doesn’t mean they will vote for him come election time however.
Which leaves us with an outsider leading the Conservative Liberal Party.
Unless something changes between now and the elections I will be faced with voting for a Left wing led LNP, the ALP or the insane Greens.
Hobson’s choice indeed.
Not enough is being done to prepare the Australian Defence Force to deal with the security threats and other consequences of climate change, warns a new report by former ADF chief Chris Barrie.
Admiral Barrie says the Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world and the ADF is under escalating pressure to help with climate-induced natural disasters.
Is it…are they?
I mean is it the most disaster prone region and are the ADF under pressure to help? Talking to officers and soldiers in 7RAR thy are all about training for combat while training to counter computer modelling that spells doom and gloom are simply not in their thoughts or long term plans.
The sermon continues;
Climate change will significantly affect accessibility and availability of freshwater resources and was a key factor in the 2008 food crisis, that increased the number of undernourished people worldwide by 75 million, he says.
Now that’s a big call!
From the Science and Publicity website;
The SEAFRAME sea-level study on 12 Pacific islands is the most comprehensive study of sea level and local climate ever carried out there. The sea level records obtained have all been assessed by the anonymous authors of the official reports as indicating positive trends in sea level over all 12 Pacific Islands involved since the study began in 1993 until the latest report in June 2010. In almost all cases the positive upward trends depend almost exclusively on the depression of the ocean in 1997 and 1998 caused by two tropical cyclones. If these and other similar disturbances are ignored, almost all of the islands have shown negligible change in sea level from 1993 to 2010, particularly after the installation of GPS leveling equipment in 2000.
The whole piece strikes me as being a job application submitted for our new Climate Change advocate Prime Minister.
GREENPEACE is calling on the Institute of Public Affairs to donate any money it wins to a climate change charity, if it’s awarded a prize for its role in killing the carbon tax.
THE environmental group has hit out at the right-wing think tank after learning that it was a finalist for the $US100,000 ($A142,680) Templeton Freedom Award for its anti-carbon tax campaign.
“Since its removal following the lies and smear campaign by the IPA and others, emissions have massively increased, polluters are largely free to pollute again, and Australia is further isolating itself from almost every other economy on the planet who are doing the exact opposite, and there’s a prize for that?” Greenpeace Australia chief executive David Ritter said.
I’m calling on Greenpeace and their Australian subsidiary, the Greens, to donate any money received in their lies and smear campaign to the Australian treasury to start paying back the billions of dollars they have cost the nation. They could start by donating the $1.6 million they got from WOTIF owner Graeme Wood.
They played a major part in the development of Desalination plants that cost billions to build but now mostly sit idle costing millions a year in maintenance; they have stopped mining development all over Australia as part of their campaign to close down the coal mining industry and that has cost the nation billions; they have stopped the building of dams effecting agricultural and city water needs and generally do their best to stuff up the economy.
They owe Australia big time
A SHY lizard and a threatened snake have brought plans for Australia’s largest mine to a halt.
How can this be allowed to happen! As if it wasn’t bad enough that during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd government, when Greens collected for their preferences and cost the country billions, we are still hamstrung by their insidious Green tape.
Australia is currently a terrible place to do business and the dominant noise in the background is investors withdrawing their capital.
Along with their capital goes thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in taxes and royalties all because of a skink and snake that are so far down the food chain, that they are lower than Greenies.
Until the government gets control of Green tape investment will be minimal and we will all suffer
Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche comments;
The red carpet rolled out for the Indian prime minister at the G20 had been replaced with
If the Federal Court can make a decision based on Green submissions that attempts to destroy the nations economy then the law needs to be changed.
In today’s Australian even the ALP, who do all they can to stymie development, says the ALP would support a change to the regulations.
A legal loophole that overturned approval for the biggest proposed coalmine in Australia could be closed after Labor indicated yesterday it would support the resurrection of an aborted 2013 amendment to the Environmental Protection Act.
The Greens have a world wide program under way that attacks all aspects of coal mining.
Environment groups have vowed to step up pressure on major banks to stop lending to fossil-fuel projects after the Commonwealth Bank this week ended its role as lead adviser to Adani’s $16 billion mega Carmichael coalmine in Queensland.
Green campaigners said the CommBank decision to withdraw from the project could be a turning point in a long-running global campaign to starve fossil-fuel developments of funding.
In other terrifying news, the ALP’s plan to have the country dependant on 50% renewables by 2030 is exposed as insanity.
Bill Shorten faces a renewed Coalition attack over higher electricity prices from his 50 per cent renewable energy goal, after Environment Department analysis found achieving it by 2030 would cost a “ballpark’’ $85 billion.
Yep, that’s what it says – $85 billion!
I am furious that organizations within Australia are doing their level best to totally stuff the economy. With the hype of Climate Change being accepted as real by the media and the ABC/SBS/ALP left wing cartells, people actually believe that we have an urgent problem.
We don’t. We just need to support R & D on renewables and sometime in the future, they will become viable. Until then we need to act to protect our way of life.
Laws must be enacted to stop this insidious attack on our country. Radical Green groups need to have their tax free status removed and the public told exactly how dangerous they are.
UPDATE: A comment from Catallaxy Files by Stevem;
It’s not even as if the skink would be destroyed. The problem is that amongst the hundreds of submissions on impacts on species in the area the skink and snake were not specifically addressed. It is more than probable that the actions taken to address other species would also protect these two.
What is currently occurring is that an extensive survey is done and the mining company addresses every species found in the survey. Once the work is completed it is made public and submitted to the authorities. The green groups then do an even greater survey until they find one or two species not mentioned in the EIS. If approval is given it all goes to court and the cycle repeats. So far it seems Adani has spent a billion dollars to fight a group hell bent on destroying industry in Australia. There has to be a line drawn at some point.
Tony Abbott, you have a big job ahead of you but you need to stop this rot.
Washington: A draft of an environmental encyclical by Pope Francis says “the bulk of global warming” is caused by human activity. He calls on people – especially the world’s rich – to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumption and reliance on fossil fuels.
Pope Benedict proposed we should recognise that the natural environment is full of wounds produced by our irresponsible behaviour.
In words likely to anger some of his conservative critics, the Pope backs the science of climate change, saying “plenty of scientific studies point out that the last decades of global warming have been mostly caused by the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and others) especially generated by human action”.
It’s not often the case but the Pope and I are in lockstep. His encyclical confirms what I have always believed, that belief in AGW is a faith system, a religion. I have long referred to the more extreme followers of AGW as members of The Church of the Latter Day Alarmists.
Damn. I got it right again.
The Olkola people are scattered across the country but Aboriginal elder Michael Ross wants them to come back home.
The cattleman is confident more of his people, a clan of about 500, will begin making that journey after the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation won a seven-year contract in the federal government’s first emissions reduction auction last month.
The corporation, which Mr Ross heads, plans to capture 65,000 tonnes of carbon each year through early burning — a method used by the elder’s family for generations — to reduce wildfires across its 766,272ha of land in central Cape York
“It’s not all about getting handouts. We have to make this land support the Olkola people for the journey home and put something back on to our country. It’s a great hurdle we’ve overcome.”
And the bottom line is:
The corporation could not disclose how much the government would pay it but under the average auction price of $13.95 per tonne it would receive $906,750 a year.
Who makes this stuff up?
Could someone explain to me how back burning bush to prevent dry season bushfires helps the ecology. I understand that small wet season fires could produce less ash and smoke than dry season events but seriously, paying someone nearly a million dollars to do it doesn’t seem like money well spent to me.
It seems like money for old rope to use an old saying
THE Queensland government, as host of last weekend’s G20 summit, is incensed over what it sees as an ill-informed, insulting speech from Barack Obama about climate change, the Great Barrier Reef and coal.
I don’t blame them, I was incensed as well that Obama turned an economic forum into a meeting of the Church of the Later Day Alarmists.
Mr Obama said on Saturday that climate change “here in Australia” means “longer droughts, more wildfires” and “the incredible natural glory of the Great Barrier Reef is threatened”.
Where on earth did he drag that from?
“I have not had a chance to go to the Great Barrier Reef and I want to come back, and I want my daughters to be able to come back, and I want them to be able to bring their daughters or sons to visit,” the President said.
Your kids and their kids and their kids ad infinitum will be able to visit the reef…it’ll still be here. Cyclones and Crown of Thorns star fish are the biggest threat to the reef and it has recovered from everything thrown at it so far.
THE United Nations says the NSW bushfire crisis is “absolutely” linked to climate change and Tony Abbott’s Direct Action policy is dangerous.
UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has told CNN the Abbott government will pay a heavy political and economic price for walking away from Labor’s commitments on climate change.
There was “absolutely” a link between climate change and the fire crisis playing out in NSW.
and then she said;
“The World Meteorological Organisation has not established the direct link between this wildfire and climate change – yet.”
Right…everyone clear on that?