Australia’s ALP/Green government and their media mates are using subsidies, taxes and propaganda in a suicidal attempt to move the whole country to 82% “renewable” energy by 2030 and “Net Zero Emissions by 2050”. Canny Aussies are buying diesel generators.
If they persist in their rush to Net Zero, we have a few “Net Zero” suggestions for them.
CORAL REEFS AND POLAR BEARS ARE IN NO DANGER DESPITE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS’ CLAIMS
As can be seen in the map above, corals choose to live and thrive in the warmest of Earth’s waters between 30° north and 30° south latitudes
Corals have existed continuously for at least the past 60 million years.
The primary reasons for coral bleaching events, which vary significantly depending on the time and location, include sediment and fertilizer pollution from nearby coastal lands, chemicals found in sunscreen (oxybenzone), fertilizer and nitrogen loading from agriculture, and cold temperature events.
The argument that corals are being destroyed by man-created carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is easily disproven by the available data. Coral survived, and even thrived, when global temperatures were significantly higher than they are today.
Earlier this year, California passed regulations that would turn the trucking industry upside down. New mandates for zero emissions trucks would disrupt the industry, raise shipping costs, and put trucking companies out of business. A group including 19 states and several trucking organizations recently filed suit to block the California regulation.
California’s Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Regulation goes into effect on January 1, 2024. The ACF requires that truck operators buy only Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) trucks for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucking operations as early as January 2024. The ACF also requires that trucking companies transition their fleets to 100 percent ZEV trucks by 2035 to 2042, depending upon class of truck.
On November 3, 19 state attorneys general and several trucking organizations filed a brief in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to block ACF. The suit argues that the ACF regulation is unconstitutional and highlights the negative consequences of forced electrification of the heavy truck fleet.
If climate alarmism is based on science, then challenging climate alarmism is also science since that is exactly how science has advanced over the years. However, if climate alarmism is a cult and challenging that cult brings about derision and threats, which it often does, then we know for certain that climate alarmism is a cult and is not based on scientific methodology and facts.
Although there is no general consensus about how a cult is different from any other religious organisation, cult members are exploited by fanatics and/or vested interests within the cult who are given to unsubstantiated ideas. Whether we describe climate alarmism as a cult or religion, the end result is the same even though the members come from diverse backgrounds and may join for different reasons with cult leaders looking for control and profit.
Global warming activists routinely argue that numerous Pacific Islands will soon be under water due to rising sea levels caused by climate change.
But recent population patterns suggest Pacific Islanders know they are not facing substantial threats from sea-level rise. Some allegedly “endangered” islands have even built or made plans to build new airports or resorts.
Public funding is not resulting in “aboriginal people living longer lives and getting educated and in jobs and housing.”
Nothing much of value was achieved by Prime Minister Albanese’s disastrous attempt to corrupt our Constitution by inserting a race-based and divisive ‘Voice’.
If it had been successful, it would most certainly have led to the disruption of government processes and huge additional taxpayers’ costs.
However, what it did achieve is to open our eyes to the massive waste of taxpayers’ money that has been allocated to indigenous groups but clearly never made its way to the people who most need it.
Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still live in abject poverty despite all the billions of dollars allocated to Indigenous groups, so the question we all need to have answered is: “what happened to all that money?”
As net zero strangles Australian industry, Australia is becoming green, powerless and defenceless.
History holds lessons which we ignore at our peril.
Japan was opened to trade with the US in the 1850’s. They were daunted by the naval power of Britain and the US but were determined to catch up.
In the 1930’s Japan attacked China, Mussolini attacked Ethiopia and Hitler planned how to avenge WW1 in Europe. Britain’s PM Chamberlain negotiated with Hitler and proclaimed he had achieved “Peace in our Time”.
But Churchill warned:
“Britain must arm. America must arm. We will surely do it in the end but how much greater the cost for each day’s delay.”
In November 1938, just after the signing of the Munich Pact, John Curtin (Leader of the Labor Party in the Australian Parliament), made this statement:
“. . I say that any increase in defence expenditure appears to be an entirely unjustifiable and hysterical piece of panic propaganda.”
One might think that all those failed predictions from so-called “experts” about the disappearance of sea-ice, ice sheets and glaciers, because of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide connected to (imaginary) catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, would convince politicians and the media that such monotonous messages of climate doom should be ignored.
In 2007, we had palaeontologist Dr. Tim Flannery predicting that global temperature could rise by much more than the IPCC’s prediction of three degrees. He said:
“It could be worse than this – there’s a 10 per cent chance of truly catastrophic rises in temperatures, so we’re looking at six degrees or so.”
He followed up on this nonsense by predicting that Arctic sea ice would be gone by 2012: