Achieving Net Zero

By Viv Forbes

According to the clerics of the Green Cult, once we blow up our last coal mine, send all diesel engines to the wreckers, stop using concrete, reinvent sailing clippers, cover the grasslands with solar clutter and the hills with wind machines and then slaughter all of our cattle. . . global climate will become serene – not too warm, not too cold. Wild weather will cease, and there will be no more droughts, floods, cyclones or snow storms and no more plant and animal extinctions.

But the records written in the rocks tell a far different story about climate changes. Even when nature was in full control, it was not a serene place.

Long before the first steam engine puffed along the first railway, earth was periodically battered by natural disasters – earthquakes, tidal waves, pole shifts, magnetic reversals, volcanic eruptions, wild weather and droughts. Huge areas were covered by suffocating continents of ice, desert sands, massive flows of mud and lava, beds of salt and thick coal seams. Thousands of species disappeared including dinosaurs, mammoths and Australia’s megafauna.

Modern humans are not immune to the threat of extinction, but it will not come from today’s warm, moist, atmosphere or from the gas of life, carbon dioxide. It will probably come from the next glacial climate cycle of this era, where long bitter glacial eras are separated by short warm periods. These global weather cycles are triggered by changing orbits in the solar system.

In every short warm era like today’s Holocene, the warming oceans expel enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to support the abundant plant and animal life that currently surrounds us. But never has this “global warming” prevented the cyclic return of the ice. The Holocene warm era in which we live has already passed its peak and long before we reach Net Zero Emissions, the cold will return.

When blizzards blow and glaciers grow, the great ice sheets will spread again. Carbon dioxide will be removed from the atmosphere into the cooling oceans and most of mankind will be threatened by frosts, droughts, crop failures and starvation. A lucky few living in equatorial regions or clustered in shelters and hot houses around coal or nuclear power stations may survive.

Those still able to extract uranium, coal, oil or gas may manage to generate enough warmth and carbon dioxide plant food to partly offset the cold sun, the permafrost and the dry, barren atmosphere. And a few with appropriate skills and tools may become hunters and gatherers again (but most Neanderthals did not survive the last glacial cycle).

We should celebrate, not fear, the Modern Warm Era and give thanks for the many benefits gained from using those marvellous natural stores of hydro-carbon and nuclear energy to warm our homes, pump water, recharge batteries and feed our animals and plants.

These good times will not last forever.

When the ice returns, derelict wind turbines and snow-bound solar panels will remain as stark tomb-stones in the graveyard of the failed Green religion.

Real Food for Thought:

We are heading for global cooling now:

Valentina Zharkova: Modern Grand Solar Minimum will lead to terrestrial cooling:

Allan McRea: The next extinction Event will not be global warming, it will be global cooling:

Cosmic Cycles control the Climate:

The Greenland Ice sheet may melt – when hell freezes over:

Ice Core Evidence:

Peter M James, 2019, “Global Extinctions”, Copyright Publishing, Brisbane

Viv Forbes has studied science and climatology and has read climate records as written in the rocks of Queensland.

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  1. Concerned Australian’s. Every aspect of Australia’s life depends on a constant, reliable supply of electricity, 24hrs/day, 7days/week. Any possibility of the occurrence of BLACKOUTS of the supply of electricity on a daily, intermittent basis would be catastrophic. And similar to a person having a series of heart attacks.

    It would see the financial system close down, Banks, Shopping Centers and manufacturers, would be unable to trade or operate, particularly with a lack of refrigeration leading to widespread food spoilage in both Supermarkets, cafes and homes, leading to food shortages. High rise buildings, apartments and homes would become uninhabitable, schools would need to close, traffic chaos would ensure as traffic lights would shut down, boom gates would stay down, street and all lighting would be out, TV, telecommunications and the NBN may shut down, the supply of water would be interrupted and sewerage services will backup. People relying on heating, cooling or life maintaining devices may die.

    We must do our utmost to make people aware that BLACKOUTS will affect everybody in a multitude of ways and must be avoided at all costs.

    To this end I have a petition on asking all Federal and State Politicians that closure of all Coaled Fired power station BE RECONSIDERED. But if they are closed , then (beginning with Liddell due to be closed in 2023, Eraring in 2025, Yallourn in 2032, Bayswater in 2033, with Loyang A in 2045)..That none of these coal fired generators be demolished after it is closed, but be mothballed, so it can be restarted in the event, that a shortage of electric generation requires it to be restarted. Even if this requires the coal fired generators be compulsory acquired by the relevant Government, in the National interest.

    The petition BLACKOUTS WILL BE DEVASTATING! THEY MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS has 452 signatures to date, I would value your signature and promoting it on social media and by email. The petition can be found at

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