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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
The Saltbush Club today announced the formation of the “Saltbush Solar Activity Watch” led by Mr David Archibald.
The Executive Director of Saltbush, Mr Viv Forbes, said it was obvious to everyone except school teachers, the ABC and ALP, the Greens and the leaders of CSIRO that the sun is the main driver of weather and climate on Earth.
“This giant ball of nuclear power in the sky beams solar radiation and exerts gravitational force on everything on earth,” Mr Forbes said.
“These two solar forces, radiant heat and gravity, control our world.
“Radiant heat on an inclined rotating Earth drives the winds and the ocean currents, produces rain and snow, powers cyclones and storms, and affects the cloud-forming cosmic radiation that hits the earth.
“Gravitational forces from the sun, the moon and other planets create atmospheric tides that also affect weather. They also create tides in the oceans and ground waters as well as “Earth Tides” in crustal rocks that affect the timing of Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
“The ancient Greeks and Egyptians, South African water engineers and Australia’s most famous weather forecaster, Inigo Jones, all knew that the sun was a key factor in weather/rainfall cycles. Most of the world’s calendars are based on movements in the solar system, and ancient monuments from Stonehenge, to the Pyramids, to the Americas are testament to the pervasive influence of sun and planets in human history.
“Solar cycles have been observed for over 2,000 years and sunspots have been recorded in detail since the invention of the telescope in 1610. This record shows that cold periods like the Little Ice Age have coincided with periods of low sunspot numbers.
“David Archibald’s analysis of solar activity suggests that the sun has driven a warming phase since about 1900 but probably entered a new cooling phase about 2006.
“A new cooling era would play havoc with world food supply, and those who rely on unreliable wind/solar energy will regret their choices.
“With reckless bravado, foolish Western politicians and their minions have placed all of our bets on an old fading gelding called “Global Warming”. They have not noticed a vigorous white stallion, “Global Cooling” which is racing down the straight.
“Even a small cooling will reduce world food supply in three ways.
“Firstly, any reduction in surface temperature will reduce crop growth and growing season in all sub-polar regions.
“Secondly, reduced solar radiation will reduce evaporation from the oceans and must reduce precipitation on land.
“And, worst of all, cooling surface temperature on the oceans will cause oceans to absorb more carbon dioxide plant food, so plant/crop growth will be lower than in today’s warm well-fertilised atmosphere.
“Carbon dioxide has never driven world climate and will play an even smaller part in future.”
The first Saltbush “Solar Activity Watch” by David Archibald can be found here:
Cosmic Cycles, not carbon dioxide control climate:
The Sunspot Cycle:
Sunspots and Rainfall Cycles:
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?
Where are the CO2 haters?
Letter to the editor
Australia faces Christmas heatwave with record temperature up to 47C forecast.
Sadly another baloney forecast.
In 1915 the Murray River dried up—it has never done that since.
Explorer, Charles Sturt’s Records show in 1828 it was a blistering 53.9 °C. 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—long before industrialisation.
The Great Drought, and subsequent Global Famine between 1875 and 1878, ravaged India, China and parts of Africa and South America, killed an estimated 50 Million people.
Was that climate change or not?
No, it couldn’t have been because it was natural climatic variation long before industrialisation.
G J May