April 1 Shock: Gillard says "I'm now a sceptic"

Now a sceptic

In a shock about turn, Julia Gillard has taken a leaf out of Tony Abbott’s book and described the consensus on dangerous AGW as “absolute crap.” Speaking this morning she said she had experienced a “Damascene conversion” and was now a fully-fledged climate sceptic:

“I woke up this morning and realised that all the scares were just that. I spent a number of hours reading Australian Climate Madness and realised that the science wasn’t settled, and the debate wasn’t over.

The physics however is clear: a doubling of CO2 can only produce about a 1 degree rise in temperature. Anything beyond that is just the product of flaky computer models advocated by scientists desperate to secure more funding. Our policy for climate mitigation by way of a carbon tax and ETS was just plain wrong, and merely wealth distribution by the back door.

Nothing we do in Australia will make the slightest difference to climate locally or globally. Those policies will be abandoned as of today, to ensure the continuing standard of living of all Australians.

All of our nonsensical climate committees will be disbanded, and Tim Flannery will be permanently exiled to Christmas Island.”

And she also had words of warning for the Greens:

“The Greens aren’t a serious political party – they are an extremist environmental activist group that deserves no place in modern government. I cannot believe that I allowed myself to be duped by the likes of Brown and Milne for so long.

I would like to apologise to the Australian people for my blindness and stupidity. I intend to call an election immediately to enable the Australian people to elect a proper majority government.”

Check the date. Oh well, I guess we can dream…

Comments

  1. Baldrick says:

    THE TRUTH AT LAST !!!!!!
    (You wish … you forgot to read the fine print)

    JuLIAR went to the election with “no carbon tax under the Government I lead.”
    However, she didn’t have the numbers to form a government, so she made a deal with the Greens to introduce a carbon dioxide tax if they supported her.
    So for political expediency, she’d rather lie to the Australian people than be honest. Now, every Australian will have to pay through their wallets, in the form of a carbon dioxide tax, just so JuLIAR can stay in government.

    And you thought the carbon dioxide tax was all about science … it’s not, it’s only about POLITICS!

  2. SOYLENT GREEN says:

    And here I thought Julia had no sense of humor…or style…or tact…or humility…

    Have a great April Fool’s Day, Simon.

  3. That was great!

  4. Confusious says:

    Great April the first joke. Next best one could have been Julia to announcing simultaneously having a sex change and engagement to Brown Bob as second wife following Bob’s conversion to Islam and his appoinment as Great Mufti of Tasmania…..
    How’z that?

    • Islam is unlikely to accept Bob Brown.
      They have some standards, after all.

      • Confusious says:

        Sorry Mate

        Of course you are right. But he will look great in a suicide vest………

  5. Baldrick says:

    I know it’s April Fools Day … but check out this website:

    http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

    Everything from killer jellyfish to indigestion has been blamed on global warming. It’s a laugh. Problem is, they pass it off as real science.

  6. The Loaded Dog says:

    And she also had words of warning for the Greens:
    “The Greens aren’t a serious political party – they are an extremist environmental activist group that deserves no place in modern government….

    April fools?

    But but, she is saying that isn’t she?

    I’m so confused…

    “Delivering the inaugural Gough Whitlam address in Sydney last night, Ms Gillard dismissed the Greens as “a party of protest” with “no tradition of striking the balance required to deliver major reform”.

    “The differences between Labor and the Greens take many forms but at the bottom of it are two vital ones,” Ms Gillard said.

    “The Greens wrongly reject the moral imperative to a strong economy.

    “The Greens have some worthy ideas and many of their supporters sincerely want a better politics in our country. They have good intentions but fail to understand the centrepiece of our big picture – the people Labor strive to represent need work.”

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/01/3179740.htm

    Can someone put a stop to all this confusion and PLEASE tell me who the real Julia is?

    • Handbags at ten paces, TLD. A show put on to make it look like they hate each other… doesn’t fool anyone.

      • The Loaded Dog says:

        “doesn’t fool anyone” – except a few precious Greens supporters!

        Bob Brown fires back at Julia Gillard:

        Greens Leader Bob Brown today attacked a “poorly advised” Julia Gillard for her savage dismissal of his party and warned her comments could be “divisive” for the agreement supporting minority government.

        “The reaction we’ve already had … one caller in tears over the way the Prime Minister has described the Greens,” Senator Brown said.

        One caller in tears?

        sniff sniff, oh the poor little petals….

        Just what is it with these Green jerks and their constant need to play the guilt trip card anyway?

        I am sick of it personally and TIm Blair sums up many peoples feelings (mine included) quite nicely:-

        I’ve been writing mean things about the Greens for years, but I don’t think I’ve ever made one of them actually cry. Respect to the Prime Minister.

        You’ve probably already read it but for the other readers who haven’t, its quite a laugh….

        http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/grim_weeper/

        This one was good too..

        http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/labor_our_partners_in_government_hate_you/

  7. I’m now a sceptic

    Simon – time to get the glasses checked.
    What she said was “I’m now a septic” — i.e. full of sh!t

  8. Bryan Harris says:

    Nice one – Now that is truly going too far…. but what a dream – what a postulate…Brightened up my day, Thanks

    If only today hadn’t been April-1

  9. A Curiae says:

    Eloi gpot it right:-) septic indeed.
    and
    Loaded dog.
    that last lines a doozy
    the people she represents need to work?
    well isnt that funny, her carbon Tax will ensure less work and more offshoring for green creds.
    Oh if Only this wasnt april 1 and the item was true..

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