A Basin Plan That Works For All

By Ron Pike

Background: The incursion of the Federal Government into the State’s constitutional right to the management of rivers and their water; was the result of sensationalist and mostly false claims made during the millennium drought. Emotional sophistry replaced truth and reason as it was claimed that our rivers were dying as the result of extraction by irrigators and lack of flow in the Murray was the cause of hyper salinity in the Coorong. Claims of dying river red gums, drying wetlands and species loss were repeated with graphic but mostly misleading detail.

The Result: Is a Plan that that is costing Governments both revenue and credibility as regional communities across the whole MDB are regressing. The businesses that grow, process and transport our food and fibre are being destroyed by the removal of the vital input of water and the Government inspired racket called the water market. Incredibly, the Plan is badly impacting the environment it is supposed to be assisting and genuine environmental issues are not being addressed. Empty Dams, dry Rivers, communities without drinking water and dead aquatic fauna is the result. Continue reading “A Basin Plan That Works For All”

Margaret Thatcher on Climate Change – The Lady Was for Turning

By Dr. John Happs

How many times have we heard or read that:

1. Margaret Thatcher had scientific training;
2. Margaret Thatcher was the food chemist who invented soft-serve ice cream;
3. Margaret Thatcher was always an ardent believer in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

The first claim is factual in that Thatcher (1925-2013) studied chemistry at the women’s Somerville College, Oxford. She specialised in X-ray crystallography and was later employed as a research chemist with BX Plastics in Essex.

The second claim has no substance. Thatcher did not invent soft-serve ice cream and this fake news came from her parliamentary opponents who invented that particular political metaphor by claiming she discovered soft-serve ice cream “by adding air, lowering quality and increasing profits.”

But what of the third claim, often promoted by climate alarmists, that Thatcher was always a believer in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?
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Last Minute Interference by Al Gore and the ABC into the Australian Election

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 enquiry into foreign electoral interference and ABC complicity.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/al-gore-weighs-in-on-australian-election-urges-australia-to-choose-the-right-path/news-story/c3c1e791154a695c74ced417a56ccd1e

The Mad Mad Maths of Australian Emissions Targets

By Viv Forbes.

Most politicians live in a green fantasy-land where facts and numbers don’t count.

They dream up fanciful figures for proposed cuts to industrial and agricultural emissions without any understanding of the remorseless growth of population.

The Australian government has set a target to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 27% from 2005 levels by 2030, just 11 years away. The ever-greener ALP opposition plans to cut emissions by a staggering 45% by 2030.
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Freezing in Green Heaven

Freezing in Green Heaven

It was a night to celebrate
the Green goals had been won.
The last coal mine was firmly shut
and all adored the sun.

Their panels covered all the flats
and turbines spiked the hills.
The young got stoned on ethanol
and oldies got the bills.

The cows were freed from bails and yards
and drilling was rejected.
The rich folk got electric cars
the poor got disconnected.

But then the weather got quite cold
the sun it hibernated.
The power failed, no coal was mined,
most folk refrigerated.

by Viv Forbes, Australia.

Further Reading: Green energy policies freeze out the poor:
http://newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=58533

What Replaces Diesel?

by Viv Forbes, Australia.

Most farm tractors run on diesel. And every day hundreds of diesel trucks deliver food from farms and feedlots to processing plants and city cold rooms.

In the brave new world of zero emissions, how do we power these trucks and tractors?

They talk boldly of electric trucks. When an electric road train makes a round trip to collect cattle from a feedlot west of Dalby headed for Brisbane, where do they charge the batteries?

transport cartoon
The Faster She Goes, the More Power She Generates.

Further Reading:
More on Electric Vehicles:
https://www.technocracy.news/shock-electric-vehicles-emit-more-co2-than-diesel-cars/

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/pickeringpost/10000000_2620908001312566_9040462958240691743_n.mp4

Possum on the Barbie?

by Viv Forbes, Australia.

Greens want to replace ancient grasslands and modern croplands with trees. They worship eucalypt weeds while chipping away at the growing space for priceless plants like Mitchell grass, saltbush, mulga, buffel grass, lucerne, wheat, barley, oats and macadamia.

To meet futile Kyoto and Paris climate targets, we are nibbling away grasslands, pastures, orchards and paddocks which feed cattle, sheep, people and kangaroos. In return we get green-sponsored carbon forests, scrub and woody weeds which harbour wild dogs, wild pigs, wild cats, possums, wait-a-while, rubber vine and lantana.

In this bilious-green world, when steak is a rationed treat, shall we chuck another possum on the barbie?

barbie cartoon

An Invitation From John Shanahan (All About Energy) – Call for Poems

Dear friends and colleagues for sound energy, radiation science, nuclear medicine and climate science policies.

I’ve been working for public education about sound energy and climate science for more than ten years. During that time two people sent me poems. Both poems are amazing, powerful and good for the public.

1) USA – High school student Mary Clair Birdsong about nuclear energy pioneer, Ted Rockwell.

2) Australia – Viv Forbes, Executive Director of the Saltbush Club – “Freezing in Green Heaven” – about wind, solar and coal energy

This is an invitation to you to write a short poem about the problems we face regarding sound energy, radiation science, nuclear medicine and climate science. You can see what Mary Claire Birdsong and Viv Forbes have done. What can you or one of your colleagues do? We will post these poems on the website  allaboutenergy.net.

We will have a special edition of our newsletter dedicated to poems. Continue reading “An Invitation From John Shanahan (All About Energy) – Call for Poems”

Forget Mad Max – What About Mad Drax?

Dr. John Happs

The 1979 Australian action movie Mad Max was set in asociety teetering on the brink of collapse. The screenwriter James McCausland, reflecting on the 1973 oil crisis, speculated about the prospect of Peak Oil and the violence that might accompany the end of oil:

The ferocity with which Australians would defend their right to fill a tank. Long queues formed at the stations with petrol-and anyone who tried to sneak ahead in the queue met raw violence. … George and I wrote the [Mad Max] script based on the thesis that people would do almost anything to keep vehicles moving …”

https://www.couriermail.com.au/business/scientists-warnings-unheeded/news-story/f4ca1ac96028f9c15d5d565efcff281e?sv=801cf324c28674e14cc330adb3266daandnk=fdb8dd65f8a4d5c184efd913f938acb1-1550985738

The notion of Peak Oil has been vigorously promoted by green groups and those vested interests wanting to promote biofuels and inefficient, unreliable wind and solar sources of energy. For instance, Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University of Technology and many others have frequently paraded the Peak Oil chimera.

https://islandpress.org/blog/peter-newmans-resilient-cities-sustainable-transport-city-0

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