Category Archives: Climate Change Fiction
According to the latest October report from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the ice locked at Earth’s poles is, overall, GROWING.
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
An independent candidate for the rural seat of Hill (SW Cairns) in October’s state election has harshly criticised a 2008 amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act of 1975 that gives “wrongologists an escape clause for damage done to farmers by their questionable expertise and advice to government”.
Peter Campion of Tolga, a retired fireman, is a long-term climate change sceptic and energy realist who has been a regular contributor to the Cairns Post’s ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Mr Campion is standing for Hill against the Katter Party’s Shane Knuth.
“The GPRMPA Act came about due to concerns for the Great Barrier Reef, which initially stemmed from early Reef tourism operators’ misunderstandings of natural reef systems and cycles – especially relating to the ‘gardeners of the Reef’, the Crown of Thorns starfish,” he said.
“The GBRMPA Act had been in operation for 33 years before Reef researchers felt the need to have an escape clause inserted.
“To me, that suggests that by 2008 they had realised there was a fair chance they were wrong.”
The amendment that has drawn Mr Campion’s scorn is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008, which inserts a “precautionary principle” clause.
“The amendment describes the precautionary principle as ‘… the principle that lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing a measure to prevent degradation of the environment where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage.’”, Mr Campion said.
“On the basis of this blatantly ridiculous ‘precautionary principle’ all farms , industries, towns, sewage systems, and roads should be closed as they all represent a threat to the environment.
“A better precautionary principle would be the proper Popperian scientific method that automatically assumes all science is only correct until such time as it is proved that it is not – which happens far more often than you’d think.
“It is just horrific to think that these scientists, who completely failed to produce their proof to the recent federal Senate inquiry into the Palaszczuk government’s anti-farmer reef regulations, suspected 12 years ago that their work might not be reliable. Why else would they lobby for an escape clause to give cover for their own malfeasance?” he said.
The scientists at the focus of Mr Campion’s anger, Ian Chubb, Geoff Garrett, and Ove Hoegh-Gulberg, took to the far-left website The Guardian to attack the Senate inquiry as a form of defence of their research. Notably this is the research that Professor Peter Ridd was sacked from JCU for suggesting might be unreliable.
Mr Campion noted, “In their own article they still had to admit that ‘little more than 3% of the coral’ may be negatively affected by water quality issues. That means 97 per cent of the Reef is unaffected, but they still want to impose draconian controls on our food producers.
“This is an outrage. These individuals, and their institutions, are unworthy of any further support from taxpayers and the Palaszczuk government’s anti-farmer Reef regulations must be repealed immediately.”
Email: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: email@example.com
Queensland Premier: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
Soundings to a depth of 3,100 metres showed the gulf stream still very warm.
Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.
Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.
SORRY I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 98 years ago.
Today climate change scientist seem to think it was caused by the Model T Ford emissions or possibly horse and cattle carbon farts.
Heat waves in Australia are nothing new and official records show it was hotter in 1896
What we today call official records started in 1910. If we think this summer has been hot how about a 24-DAY heatwave on Australia’s east coast in January 1896 that saw temperatures climb to 49 degrees and killed 437 people.
The maximum temperature was above 38.9C for over three weeks!
In January 1896 a savage blast “like a furnace” stretched across Australia from east to west and lasted for weeks. The death toll reached 437 people in the eastern states. Newspaper reports showed that in Bourke the heat approached 120°F (48.9°C) on three days. The maximum at or above 102 degrees F (38.9°C) for 24 days straight. By Tuesday Jan 14, people were reported falling dead in the streets.
Unable to sleep, people in Brewarrina walked the streets at night for hours, the thermometer recording 109F at midnight. Overnight, the temperature did not fall below 103°F.
On Jan 18 in Wilcannia, five deaths were recorded in one day, the hospitals were overcrowded and reports said that “more deaths are hourly expected”.
By January 24, in Bourke, many businesses had shut down (almost everything bar the hotels). Panic stricken Australians were fleeing to the hills in climate refugee trains.
As reported at the time, the government felt the situation was so serious that to save lives and ease the suffering of its citizens they added cheaper train services.
For a detailed report on the climate change in 1896 including facts and figures plus reports from around the world in 1896, go to Joanne Nova’s site at this link – http://joannenova.com.au/2012/11/extreme-heat-in-1896-panic-stricken-people-fled-the-outback-on-special-trains-as-hundreds-die/?fbclid=IwAR1iog2DSsdK1U-6m1Wys8YZpgQM5KkDWemfrdeNsLOwiimyP0Nxwl6jkI0
Muslims, Pacific Islands and Indonesia gifted hundreds of millions from Liberals, but desperate farmers have to borrow to survive
Letter to the Editor
Dear Liberal Party friends
(1) sorry to say that this email below is worse than pathetic – – losing votes.
(2) Bridget Mackenzie, Agriculture Minister, on 2GB this morning was painfully inadequate to answering Alan Jones’s reasonable questions and facts.
Alan Jones (rightly in my view) demolished the stupidity of the proposed two-year interest-free loans to farmers that then roll over into loans at 3.1% after two years on money that the Govt can get from the Reserve Bank at 0.75%, thus making a profit from struggling farmers!
(3) LET ME SUM UP THIS ScoMo GOVT
- extra $1,000 million recently announced to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation – this is both unnecessary and crazy – the recent Aust Energy Market Operator report predicts blackouts for NSW and Victoria this summer – but there are NO PROPOSALS for reliable baseload nuclear or coal power stations!
- Our Foreign Affairs Minister gave $70million to Rohinga Moslems
- ScoMo promised $500 million to Pacific Islands to help them fight the mythical monster of climate change
- This federal Govt gives Islamic Indonesia $1million per day as a gift, of which how much ends up in Swiss Bank accounts of officials?!
- While it is a good thing to release some Murray-Darling Basin water to assist in growing fodder, may I point out that that will take TIME!
- BUT we don’t have time — it won’t help to stop Farmers’ cattle and sheep dying of starvation or being shot or sold tomorrow and next week.
- The claim of 21 water infrastructure projects is false and deceptive — no major dam has been built since 1983 – and NONE IS NOW BEING BUILT – of course there are various proposals and feasibility studies BUT NO ACTUAL DIGGING!! ZILCH. NIL ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION HAPPENING.
NSW water Minister Melinda Pavey recently admitted in a fit of frankness that the best we can hope for is to start digging in 3 years from now!
from Lex Stewart
Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests, creates its own pollutants, is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle and burn and has a low heat value. If all factors are counted, it will take decades of forest regrowth to match the CO2 emissions of burning high-energy coal.
Most coal-fired power stations are built on a coal field with reserves to last the life of the power station. The coal is mined efficiently, the fuel is of known quality and sizing and efficient repetitive methods are used to extract and prepare the coal and convey it continuously into the power station.
The most infamous wood-burning power station in the world is DRAX in Britain. It burns more wood than UK produces and more than any other station in the world. It gets huge subsidies for felling forests as far away as America, then chipping and drying the wood and transporting pellets across the Atlantic. Every step on the way causes large emissions of CO2, but these are conveniently ignored in the mindless war on coal.
Australia’s greenie godfather, Bob Brown, became famous for stopping construction of green-energy dams in Tasmania. Then he helped the LNP win the recent federal election by opposing coal mining in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. And recently he revealed himself as just another NIMBY (not in my backyard) in opposing a proposed wind power project in his homeland, Tasmania. Why not oppose them everywhere, Bob?
Bob should also look into another green energy abomination – bio-fuels. Surely he does not support burning forest to generate electricity or growing huge cultivated tracts of corn, palm oil or sugar beet and calling them biofuel for motor cars?
If Greens want to reduce life-supporting CO2 (a foolish goal), they should be building houses out of old growth forest, not burning it. Then replant the mature milled trees with young trees that will grow much faster than old trees and burn the sawdust in power plants or use it to make compost.
from Natural News
“America just one trigger event away from all-out open warfare on the streets”
This story is getting very little coverage in the legacy media for obvious reasons. Just like California, Oregon has gone full authoritarian in trying to force its fake science “climate change” agenda on everyone. Over the last few days, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown has ordered the gunpoint rounding up of Republican lawmakers by police in order to force a vote on a climate change “cap and trade” scheme (HB 2020) that only enriches corrupt Democrat insiders.
As BigLeaguePolitics.com reports, the Oregon Three Percenters appear to be getting involved to protect the citizens of Oregon from the authoritarian tyranny of the corrupt Democrats(Australian equivalent is the ALP):
The Oregon Three Percenters, who participated in the armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in 2016, was one of many groups to support the Republican legislators’ defiance. Apparently this, along with support for the legislators by other right-wing groups, was unsettling to law enforcement. The State Capitol was closed Saturday “due to a possible militia threat,” according to a spokesman for Senate President Peter Courtney.
The real threat in Oregon, of course, is the tyrannical governor and her authoritarian Democrat jack-booted thugs (i.e. the Oregon State Police) who are now hunting down Republican lawmakers at gunpoint in order to shove their destructive law through the legislature. As The National Sentinel reports, “Raising the cost of production and doing business (cause) will have predictable effects: Loss of jobs, loss of revenue, higher prices, higher energy costs. And for some in Oregon — farmers, truck drivers, loggers — the law would decimate their industries. And worse, there is no real consensus that human activity is causing the climate to change. In fact, the Left’s predictions of doom and gloom are routinely debunked by reality. In particular, Republicans say that gas prices alone would rise 22 cents a gallon almost immediately, and much more over the long haul.”
A tribute to Al Gore’s Brisbane visit by Viv Forbes
The Priest of Global Warming
Flew in to earn big fees
He warned of heat waves forming
Unless we grew more trees
Alas for Big Al’s forecast
The weather did not warm
Antarctic winds began to blast
And snowy clouds were formed
So if you’re sick of sunshine
And bored with balmy heat
Just pay Big Al to wine and dine
You’ll soon have frost and sleet.
ABC should be defunded
by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, the Saltbush Club, Australia.
The Saltbush Club today called for an enquiry into a last minute intervention by an American politician, Al Gore, into the Australian Election.
The Executive Director of the Saltbush Club, Viv Forbes, said that in such a tight election race, the intervention of someone with the international stature of Al Gore, assisted by the climate activist Australian Broadcasting Commission, could easily change the result of the election.
“The Gore intervention was not subtle – he labelled the LNP government climate policy as ‘not credible’ and taking the country ‘in the wrong direction’.
“Becoming even more partisan, Gore praised the opposition Labor plan ‘as an extremely significant act of leadership on the part of Australia.’
“This carefully timed intervention in a closely fought Australian election by a prominent foreign politician is a blatant attempt to promote a damaging climate agenda already rejected in the USA.
“This surely justifies an inquiry into foreign electoral interference and ABC complicity.”
Shorten’s energy crisis in the making for Labor
Robert Gottliebsen’s article, in the ‘Australian’, 11/4/19, may force the many potential buyers of EV’s to proceed with caution:
The danger came home to him, when he met up with an affluent, long-time Melbourne acquaintance who lives in a street where there are six Tesla cars. If all six proud Electric Vehicle owners try to charge their EV battery at the same time, the power goes out in the street, because the grid fails – some times, it fails when just three, or four charge at the same time.
You see, our Power Grid is designed to transmit predictable, regular waves of power through it’s wires and transformers. But… suddenly, we began generating large amounts of power from different directions, and much of this is intermittent and based on less predictable sources, such as wind and sunshine. So, instead of being regular waves of electrons travelling in one direction, – choppy electron flows hit the transformers, causing greatly increased operating temperatures.
You don’t have to be very bright to know that most nights, up to 70% of our population habitually switch on the ‘aircon’, & go to the shower, before cooking the evening meal, (often, while the family are watching TV). The majority of these actions occurs somewhere between 5pm & 10pm, and most rely on power from the grid.
In Bill Shorten’s ‘new green world’, there’ll be yet another task – i.e. Recharging the EV battery in 50% of homes, probably for many hours, after dark.
Statistics reveal, Australian households currently use, on average, approx. 20k/Wt per day. By comparison, a full charge for an electric vehicle battery needs about 60k/Wt – That’s THREE times the normal household consumption. Power Bills could treble.
So, the progression from conventional vehicle to an EV involves :
- a) Buying the pure-electric vehicle ….let’s say, at least $45,000,
- b) Installing a suitable wall-mounted Charger ….let’s say $13,000,
- c) Saving up for the annual Energy Bill – let’s say, an extra $3,000 per annum….
- d) Check that there aren’t many EV’s in your street – or you’ll be wasting your money !
That’s a total cost over $60,000…. (the average family may choke on this).
Don’t expect to trade in your old beast – There’ll be thousands of rusty cars everywhere.
Bill says he expects there will be about 600,000 pure electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2030. Yet, the Labor/Greens Alliance are committed to gradually close Coal-Fired Power Stations, the source of most reliable, base-load power.
Bill also says fully subsidised Renewables will provide CHEAPER Energy prices. SURE.
What plan does Bill have to DOUBLE Australia’s electricity supply to enable half the population to regularly charge their Electric Vehicle. Well, BILL hasn’t mentioned it.
THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S PURE FANTASY…..Bullshit Bill can only guarantee Energy Chaos.
Baseball bats, buckets of tar and feathers from battery hens will be in line for 700 anti-coal mine protestors when they arrive in the Central Western Queensland township of Clermont.
Led by failed former Greens leader and Tasmanian Bob Brown, the rent-a-crowd convoy plans to arrive in Clermont on April 28 to rally against the Adani coal mine.
Emotions are running high in the Central Highlands about ‘Mexicans’ infesting Queensland with their “nonsense of climate change and wrecking the Barrier Reef by coal mining,” according to Rockhampton-based mine supplier Stephan Hall.
“There will be hundreds of miners, contractors, ringers and truckies and people from local towns waiting to give these knuckle draggers a nice reception.
“I have heard of people taking baseball bats and other things to give the unemployed bludgers and their rabble something to remember that coal miners won’t be f….d about by these grubs,” Mr Hall said.
Clermont hoteliers and food suppliers have warned the protestors they are not welcome in Clermont and would not be served any food while in the township.
Mr Hall said the Queensland economy would crash overnight if coal mining was stopped in Central Queensland.
“When the Emerald mine closed the town was broke in a week and the same will happen to Rocky, Mackay and Clermont. Nearly every cattle property around here has a family member who works in a mine and the ringers will give them a big touch up.
“They will leave Queensland covered in tar and feathers. Bob Brown, the Greens, Labor and their poofter mates can go screw themselves not us!” he exclaimed.
By Viv Forbes,
Executive Director of the Saltbush Club
The growing Saltbush Club has announced a national campaign to support Australia’s immediate withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The new group aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the Paris targets and taxes.
The Executive Director of The Saltbush Club, Mr Viv Forbes, said that Australia will suffer badly from the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on cheap, reliable hydro-carbon fuels such as oil, diesel, gas and coal and the backbone industries that rely on them – mining and smelting, farming, fishing, forestry, processing and manufacturing.
“Australia’s electricity supply is particularly vulnerable with no nuclear power, no geothermal power, limited hydro power and growing obstacles to gas exploration. This war on natural hydro-carbon fuels is denying our industries and consumers the cheap reliable power that is needed for more industries and jobs,” he said.
“There is no justification for the ceaseless war on oil, coal, cattle and cars – human production of carbon dioxide and methane has no measurable effect on global temperature. Earth’s climate cannot be tweaked by uglifying the hillsides with windmills, plastering the flats with solar collectors, funding Climate Jamborees, subsidising electric cars, buying bigger batteries or putting more taxes on coal or diesel.
“CO2 is naturally sequestered by oceans and the biosphere. Burning natural hydrocarbons merely supplements the natural carbonaceous nutrients in the biosphere – already world food production and global forests have benefitted from the small increases in carbon dioxide plant food in Earth’s atmosphere.
“The Saltbush Club intends alert the public to those foolish politicians supporting the Paris hobble chains and to support those patriotic and sensible people opposing this destructive deal.
“We have prepared a summary of Ten Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Deal. This leaflet will be distributed widely.
“We will also collaborate with all other groups that oppose the Paris Deal, including but not confined to Advance Australia, the Australian Conservatives, the Green Shirts, the Yellow Vest Movement, PHON, the LDP, the DLP and sensible elements or individuals within the Liberals, Nationals and ALP.
“We are not hopeful of finding anyone among the Green politicians with a climate/energy policy worthy of support.”
A copy of the Saltbush “Ten Reasons to Exit Paris” can be viewed here: http://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ten-reasons.pdf
“Believing carbon dioxide is the planet’s climate control knob is pretty close to believing in magic.”
– Dr. Richard Lindzen
Letter to the editor
An interesting bulletin concerning December’s climate conference in Poland
noted that “…Australia sent 46 bureaucrats agreeing to shut down the remnants
of domestic industry…”
I am sure people will be thrilled with that as official, but largely unannounced,
government “policy” (the bureaucrats won’t make the undertaking unless told to
by their governmental superiors).
We already know that many of our industries have been off-shored, but the use
of the word remnants is particularly galling given that governments and
candidates always waffle the jobs, jobs, jobs mantra at election time whilst in full
knowledge of the fact that sufficient numbers of apprentices, managers, etc, have
never been trained, supposedly necessitating the importing of foreigners to do these tasks.
So we know, then, who the jobs are for, for for!
If this is not government dropping the ball, then “agreeing to shut down the remnants
of Australian industry” is an even worse insult and evidence, seemingly, that government
is not at all interested in creating opportunities for Australians.
Yes, NDIS jobs may have been moved to Geelong, but they are just pants-shiner jobs that
have been moved from somewhere else, and do not represent future export income
related to merchandise other countries might buy off us.
These jobs do not represent anything related to the usual catch-all phrase “Sustainable.”
And if “shutting down the remnants of Australian industry” is the future, then what, actually,
is the Future?