Ruled by Fools

By Viv Forbes

Australia has become a nation ruled by fools.

We have surrendered power over every aspect of our lives and industry to fifteen debating chambers in eight ruling cities. These assemblies are controlled by lawyers, unionists, centralists, green dreamers, power seekers and tax consumers.

Their direct cost alone is horrendous. There are 837 politicians (ignoring local government). Each has a salary (say $200Kpy), travel and office costs (say $150Kpy), and staff costs (say $200Kpy) – a billion here, plus a billion there and pretty soon you’re talking real money. Continue reading “Ruled by Fools”

Crusading Hypocrites Look Forward To The Next (COP27) Junket In Egypt

By Dr. John Happs

Much criticism has rightly been levelled at the many Conferences of the Parties (COPS) that have seen politicians, celebrities, royals and green activists travel to 26 annual climate conferences, with more to come. No doubt, those self-opinionated people will always want to meet at expensive locations around the world, dining in style and with many arriving by private jet to save the world from climate doom.

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are annual meetings within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). They are formal gatherings to discuss progress being made towards “addressing climate change” with the UN attempting to establish legally binding obligations from developed countries to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. The same developed countries are asked to pay hefty “climate compensation” to developing countries that simply want that money under the guise of fighting imaginary catastrophic anthropogenic global warming or seeking reparations for climate damage.

So, what progress has been made at those taxpayer-assisted Conferences of the Parties over the last 26 years?

Continue reading at: https://papundits.wordpress.com/2022/09/16/crusading-hypocrites-look-forward-to-the-next-cop27-junket-in-egypt/

Germany’s Energy Catastrophe

Lignite Power Plant in Neurath, Germany. Shutterstock
Lignite Power Plant in Neurath, Germany. Shutterstock

By Lea Booth

Germany may be the only nation that has based its energy policy on absolution.

Germans call it Energiewende (“energy transition”), and they aim to decarbonize their economy and lead the world by replacing their fossil fuel and nuclear plants with renewable energy. Germany is the first major nation to undertake such an effort, and, as hoped for, their early adoption of renewables has catalyzed a spectacular drop in costs for those technologies. A reporter summed up German attitudes towards the Energiewende, writing, “Germans would then at last feel that they have gone from being world-destroyers in the 20th century to world-saviors in the 21st.”

Continue reading at: https://quillette.com/2022/07/14/germanys-energy-catastrophe/

Rushing Towards the Wall of Blackouts

Planned Chaos in Power Generation

By Viv Forbes

Politicians are inviting electricity chaos in Australia by promoting closure of coal-fired power stations, but also promoting more electric cars – more demand, less supply.

And Green energy is a wild bull in the electricity china shop.

Around mid-day on most sunny days, millions of roof-top solar panels pump electricity into the grid, often pushing prices too low for rational generators to continue supplying power. With booming subsidised green energy, more Australian coal generators will be forced to close.

Demand for electricity peaks twice per day – once for toast and coffee at breakfast time, and again for air conditioners, dinner and TV at night. Solar contributes ZERO to this demand, and the contribution of wind power is erratic. And for long periods, our expensive sprawl of green power lines is also idle.

Check here to see where electricity comes from in Queensland (“the Sunshine State”) OpenNEM: Queensland

When faced with generator closures, the only suggestion from industry leaders is to sanitise coal power with “Carbon Capture and Burial”. This is energy-wasting nonsense, with Zero Benefits.

At the same time the Green/ALP coalition wants to see Australians buying heaps more electric cars. They promote rising demand for electricity, with falling reliability and supply.

The Green Energy Express is about to hit the Wall of Blackouts.

Further Reading:

Kevin Rudd wins the Golden Fleece Award for Carbon Capture Waste: https://carbon-sense.com/2013/05/10/golden-fleece-award/

http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/carbon-capture.pdf

The Global Boom in Coal Power: https://www.vox.com/2015/7/7/8908179/coal-global-climate-change

Australia’s Great Green Energy Gamble

By Viv Forbes

Australians took a great green gamble in the recent election.

Green millionaires and other left-wing activists supported slick campaigns promoting a gaggle of well-off women who won 6 seats in the leafy-green suburbs. Being rich blue-bloods with dark green policies they adopted Teal-coloured uniforms. Continue reading “Australia’s Great Green Energy Gamble”

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The Climate Alarmist’s Mouthpiece

By Dr. John Happs

“Several years ago, I stopped listening and watching the news and current affairs on the ABC. I was sick of being consistently fed what I believe was biased and unbalanced reporting.” Robert Onfrey (www.robertonfray.com)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) was established in 1932 and is required to be politically independent since its charter is enshrined in legislation under the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act, 1983. The ABC provides radio, television (since 1956) and online services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

Unlike other Australian broadcasters, the ABC is privileged in that it receives more than $1 billion in annual funding, courtesy of the Australian taxpayer.

Those taxpayers rightly expect the public broadcaster be fair, balanced and impartial in all its programs yet, when it comes to broadcasting evidence-based information about climate change and energy, it is clear that the ABC is anything but fair, balanced and impartial.

James Paterson has noted:

“On both radio and television, and across regional, metropolitan and national programs, the ABC consistently and overwhelmingly favoured renewable energy and treated the coalmining and coal-seam gas industries with extreme disfavour. This suggests the problem of bias at the ABC is endemic across the organisation.”

https://ipa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/archive/IPA-Public-broadcaster-or-green-activist-How-the-ABC-spins-Australias-energy-choices-August2014(1).pdf [PDF]

Continue reading at:

https://papundits.wordpress.com/2022/05/29/the-australian-broadcasting-corporation-the-climate-alarmists-mouthpiece/

 

The Bottomless Black Hole in the Great Barrier Reef

By Viv Forbes.

In 2012 Malcolm Turnbull snitched $440 million from taxpayers to “save the Great Barrier Reef”.

In 2022 Scott Morrison promised to pour another billion into the Barrier Reef Black Hole.

Then last week Anthony Albanese promised another $220 million “to save the reef from yellow-crazy ants”.

A million here, a billion there and pretty soon you are talking real money.

Clearly The Great Barrier Reef has a bottomless black hole that demands regular sacrifice of tax payers.

Or maybe the Crown of Thorns Starfish is now on a diet of dollars? Continue reading “The Bottomless Black Hole in the Great Barrier Reef”

How And Why The British Broadcasting Corporation Spreads Climate Alarm

Sir Humphrey Appleby (Cabinet Secretary): I have returned with the answer to all your problems. Global warming.
Jim Hacker (Prime Minister): I thought you were against it?

Humphrey: Everybody’s against it, Prime Minister. I suddenly realised that is the beauty of it. We can get a unanimous agreement with all of our European partners to do something about it.

Jim: But how can we do something about something that isn’t happening?

Humphrey: But it doesn’t matter what we think. If everyone else thinks it’s real, they’ll all want to stop it. So long as it doesn’t cost too much. So the question now is, what are we going to do about it?

Jim: But if it isn’t happening, what can we do about it?

Humphrey: Oh, there’s so much we can do, Prime Minister. We can impose taxes, we can stiffen European rules about carbon emissions, rubbish disposal. We can make massive investments in wind turbines. We can, in fact, Prime Minister, under your leadership, agree to save the world.

Extract from Yes Prime Minister: 2013, Episode 6, “A Tsar is Born”.

https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/update-dec-2019-yes-pm-pokes-fun-at-climatism/

Why has the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) failed to tell the general public and politicians that, since 1998, more than 31,000 scientists, including geophysicists, climatologists, meteorologists, oceanographers and environmental scientists, signed the Oregon Petition, that rejects climate alarmism. Included in the petition signatories were over 9,000 scientists with PhD’s? Those more than 31,000 of scientists have supported the statements that: “The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology and damage the health and welfare of mankind.” And: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” http://www.petitionproject.org/

Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that atmospheric carbon dioxide has never driven global temperature at any time over the last 500 million years?

http://notrickszone.com/2017/07/31/new-paper-co2-has-negligible-influence-on-earths-temperature/

Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that there are now more than 1,300 peer-reviewed, published papers promoting skeptical arguments that demolish climate alarmism?

http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html

Why has the BBC failed to tell the general public and politicians that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is not an impartial body of the world’s best climate scientists? Rather it is a political/ideological group, spawned from the United Nations (UN) to persuade developed nations to de-industrialise and transfer their wealth to those developing countries that simply want it.

https://saltbushclub.com/2020/06/08/seeds-of-climate-corruption/

The full article is at:
https://papundits.wordpress.com/2022/04/22/how-and-why-the-british-broadcasting-corporation-spreads-climate-alarm/

Time to Vote for Change in Australia

by Viv Forbes of the Saltbush Club

Australian politicians have drifted a long way to the left since the days of Robert Menzies and Arthur Fadden. Starting with Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Don Chipp and Bob Brown, there has developed a monotonous uniformity in main-stream Australian politics.

Over the years, a green slime has infected all major parties – they now differ in details but not in principle. This greening of politics has reached the stage when a politician like Malcolm Turnbull has trouble deciding whether to join the Greens, the ALP or the Leafy-green Liberals.

Continue reading “Time to Vote for Change in Australia”