Climate hypocrisy in Victoria

This shouldn’t surprise anyone, sadly. Following the Goracle’s example, where those preaching the Word are not bound by the Word themselves:

A BRUMBY Government department responsible for protecting the environment and combating climate change has accumulated enough air kilometres to send staff to the moon and back more than six times.

Despite its website declaring the DSE [Department of Sustainability and Environment] to be “the driving force behind finding new ways of doing things so that Victorians can reduce their impact on the environment and live more sustainably”, its staff were frequent flyers with 2,591,648km of air travel.

That is more than 1021km an employee.

So the loud and clear message from this kind of story is that it’s only the rest of us that have to worry about saving the planet, not those safely aboard the climate change gravy train.

Read it here.

Canberra Times "borrows" ACM's "Dead Parrot" reference

You will recall on 26 May, I compared the ETS to the dead parrot in the Monty Python skit (“ETS not dead, just pining for the fjords“). Seems the Canberra Times have “coincidentally” come up with the same idea three days later, complete with cartoon…

The political debate on emissions trading is a bit like Monty Python’s ”Dead Parrot” sketch. The hapless customer (John Cleese) complains that his recently purchased Norwegian blue has joined the choir invisible, shuffled off its mortal coil, its metabolic processes are history. The pet shopkeeper (Michael Palin) disagrees. The bird is merely resting, stunned, tired after a prolonged squawk or perhaps pining for the fjords.

Coincidence? You decide. Ironic, really, considering the Canberra Times is one of the most alarmist media organisations in Australia (part of Fairfax) – surely they don’t read a “denier” blog like ACM? An email to the Canberra Times seeking clarification has been sent.

Read it here.

Quote of the Day

From The Australian, referring to Greg Combet’s thinly veiled threat to business to pressure the opposition into supporting the ETS (see here):

For all the Government’s hot air about saving the planet, Mr Combet is playing coldly calculated politics.

So very true.

Read it all here.

Climate change "to kill 600,000 a year"

There really is no end to the madness. Yet more “modelling” has shown that a gentle warming of the planet will apparently cost 600,000 lives a year by 2030. And of course, one of the greatest moonbats of all, Kofi Annan, cannot resist climbing on the bandwagon:

A study commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, estimates that climate change seriously affects 325 million people every year, a number that will more than double in 20 years to 10 per cent of the world’s population (now about 6.7 billion).

“Climate change is the greatest emerging humanitarian challenge of our time, causing suffering to hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general and [Global Humanitarian Fund] president, said. [Where? How? Show me the evidence, please. No, hang on – it’s probably a computer model – Ed]

Hey, testing testing? What about war, famine and disease, mate? Ludicrous. And then the inevitable banging on about Copenhagen:

Mr Annan urged governments due to meet at UN talks in Copenhagen in December to agree on an effective, fair and binding global pact to succeed the Kyoto Protocol [which even if it had been fully implemented would have made zero difference to the climate – Ed] the world’s main mechanism for tackling global warming.

“Copenhagen needs to be the most ambitious international agreement ever negotiated,” he wrote in an introduction to the report. [Fat chance – Ed]

“The alternative is mass starvation, mass migration and mass sickness.”

How about the start of a new cooling phase, do you think Kofi Annan would be happier with that? With temperatures dropping at the same time as taxes on fossil fuels are going up? Do you think might be a bit more likely to lead to mass starvation, mass migration and mass sickness? There are simply no words to describe the lunacy …

Read it here (if you can [Polar] bear it).

The Daily Bayonet – GW Hoax Weekly Roundup

As always, a great read!

Interview with Ian Plimer

Thanks to Al Gore Lied.

Watch it here.

Climate sense from Piers Ackerman

A fine analysis of the Government’s ETS shambles:

Strip away business arguments and the proposed ETS legislation is exposed as futile.

It won’t affect the Great Barrier Reef, as Kevin Rudd claimed. Or put more water in the Murray-Darling or change the weather.

The Government’s claim that the Great Barrier Reef would be saved if Australians sacrificed the equivalent of $1-a-day is an absolute nonsense. Every MP who spouts this bilge should have their mouths rinsed out with untreated effluent and be charged with false advertising. It is just not true.

What it will do is take jobs away from the mining sector at the very time Australians are looking to the miners to rebuild the economy. It will drive energy-intensive industries offshore to developing nations.

Read it here.

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