Ben Shapiro eviscerates Australia’s COVID madness


Peoples Republic of Canberra goes into 7-day lockdown… for ONE case?!


COVID madness. This insane desire for “zero cases” is as mad as the desire for “zero carbon” – totally unachievable and incredibly damaging for the population.

If this is the standard our leaders are setting, we will be locked down for a very, very long time.

Where have I seen this before?


You cannot have failed to notice that the sixth IPCC tome has recently been released, warning that we have less and less time before we “destroy the planet“. Take a look at the following for example:

A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year […guess…]. 

Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. 

He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control

As the warming melts polar icecaps, ocean levels will rise by up to three feet, enough to cover the Maldives and other flat island nations, Brown told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday. 

Coastal regions will be inundated; one-sixth of Bangladesh could be flooded, displacing a fourth of its 90 million people. A fifth of Egypt’s arable land in the Nile Delta would be flooded, cutting off its food supply, according to a joint UNEP and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study. 

″Ecological refugees will become a major concern, and what’s worse is you may find that people can move to drier ground, but the soils and the natural resources may not support life. Africa doesn’t have to worry about land, but would you want to live in the Sahara?″ he said. 

https://apnews.com/article/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0

Sounds terrible right? Except this was published in 1989, and they were talking about the year 2000…

H/t: WUWT

Lockdown protesters are foolish, but many share their frustration


Zero cases is a pipe dream

Yes, it was very silly to gather in large numbers to protest the ongoing lockdowns in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. It will give ammunition to our lockdown-addicted governments to keep them going even longer.

But many will sympathise with the immense frustration that the protesters are feeling, especially with no end in sight for us here in Sydney. Will Gladys just keep extending the lockdown until next week? Or next month? Or next year? Who knows. There is no clear path out of the government’s misguided aim of zero cases.

All we have to look forward to is more restrictions, stretching out into the distant future, as we see our economy crippled, businesses dead, our kids’ education stunted, and the mental health of our citizens plunging further and further into despondency.

Even the UK Telegraph newspaper has noticed [$] Australia’s impossible aim of zero cases, in particular in South Australia:

Expert opinion appears to be unanimous that – in the long term – we are going to have to live with Covid, such that the sooner we get to herd immunity, the better.

For Australia to try to live on an entirely Covid-free basis is probably about as sensible as sitting on the beach at low water ordering the tide not to come in. The consequence a millennium or so ago was simply that King Canute got wet feet. The consequence of these lockdowns today is much more sinister.

Bizarrely, the public mood here seems, by and large, to accept the damage – likely to be permanent – done by these lockdowns. There is a hope here that vaccination, which is slowly being rolled out, will prevent any cases of Covid among the vaccinated.

Fat chance of that! In the meantime, South Australians are clapping their hands and singing along, just as teacher asks.

We are all thoroughly sick of the lurgy and we are all thoroughly sick of lockdowns, especially when that seems to be the first line response for state premiers. We all thought the worst was over in 2020. But no, here we are, over half way through 2021, and we’re essentially back where we started.

It’s time for governments to abandon the impossible target of zero cases and learn to live with the lurgy.

Paris Accord mandates climate indoctrination in schools


Creating a generation of Gretas…

In our brave new world post-Trump, where far Left dogma is the only speech allowed, independent social media sites are shut down by Silicon Valley tech oligarchs, and anyone with differing views will be sent to “re-education camps”, is it little wonder that climate indoctrination will now be forced on our children?

Lessons in climate change, the environment and how to protest will be compulsory subjects at all schools worldwide as part of the Paris Agreement, under plans being developed for this year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow.

Teaching children about the environment, the green economy and how to take action against government to stop environmental harm are considered essential parts of preparing future workers for what campaigners say is the third industrial revolution.

[…]

EarthDay says a climate-­educated and environmentally literate global public is likely to be “better placed to take part in the green jobs revolution, make better sustainable consumer choices, become the next generation of sustainable entrepreneurs and hold leaders to account”. Ms Rogers said if current trends continued, energy and technology needs of the future would all be owned and controlled by big technology companies and China.

The Australian ($)

We can all look forward to yet more hectoring and badgering from our little ones, permanently hyperactive on the climate Kool Aid poured into them in our educational establishments…

Blowing the dust off Australian Climate Madness


Biden restarts climate madness…

So it looks like I will have to polish up my blogging again as once again we descend into another era of climate madness. With the election (installation?) of Sleepy Joe as President, the pointless climate action agenda is firmly back on the table, as the Washington Post breathlessly reports:

Within hours of taking the oath of office as president Wednesday, Joe Biden intends to sign more than a dozen executive orders and direct nearly 100 agency actions aimed at unraveling Donald Trump’s environmental policies, as he works to cement the government’s role in safeguarding air and water, protecting endangered species, and combating climate change at home and abroad.

Biden will order federal agencies to review scores of climate policies enacted during the Trump administration and, if possible, to quickly reverse them. Nearly half of the regulations the new administration is targeting come from the Environmental Protection Agency, on issues ranging from drinking water and dangerous chemicals to gas mileage standards.

A cry for survival comes from planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear,” Biden said in his inaugural address. Listing the challenges the nation faces, he pointed to “the battle to save our planet by getting the climate under control.”

Link

As I type this, apparently the Exec Order rejoining the Paris Accord has been signed…

Welcome back to Climate Madness.

US: Democrats and the Far Left label ideological opponents “domestic terrorists”


I don’t know how many people here in Australia watch US news, but I do, and the silencing of the Twitter alternative Parler is just the start of a much larger planned purge of conservatives by the Left that could end very badly indeed.

You won’t hear anything about this on “their ABC” which is indulging in a wall-to-wall nauseating love-in for Biden and Harris, and at the same time salivating over his possible second impeachment, but the ‘Overton Window‘ has become so narrow and so far shifted left, that mainstream conservative Americans are now regarded as extremists.

The Left fails to see the outright hypocrisy of tarring 74 million Trump/Republican voters with the Capitol protesters brush while at the same time bleating that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims for an Islamic terrorist attack.

The rhetoric has become so extreme that many Democrats are openly calling for “reprogramming” of conservatives, labelling them “domestic terrorists”. I couldn’t put it more eloquently than Tucker in his opening monologue from 19 January, which you will find below.

Whether you support Trump or not, and whether you are on the Left or Right, this should be deeply concerning to everyone who values democracy:

‘On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years’


Schellenberger pictured in 1995 (second from right)

Wow. Bravo! It takes guts to make an admission like this.

On the other hand, it was a shameful and cowardly act of Forbes to pull the article within hours of publication (Archive here, Google cache here).

Here’s an extract from Michael Schellenberger’s article:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed “Climate Change Kills Children.”

The world’s most influential green journalist, Bill McKibben, called climate change the “greatest challenge humans have ever faced” and said it would “wipe out civilizations.”

Mainstream journalists reported, repeatedly, that the Amazon was “the lungs of the world,” and that deforestation was like a nuclear bomb going off.

As a result, half of the people surveyed around the world last year said they thought climate change would make humanity extinct. And in January, one out of five British children told pollsters they were having nightmares about climate change.

Whether or not you have children you must see how wrong this is. I admit I may be sensitive because I have a teenage daughter. After we talked about the science she was reassured. But her friends are deeply misinformed and thus, understandably, frightened.

I thus decided I had to speak out. I knew that writing a few articles wouldn’t be enough. I needed a book to properly lay out all of the evidence.

And so my formal apology for our fear-mongering comes in the form of my new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.

I will be buying the book, and you should too.

New Zealand schools to terrify children about the “climate crisis”


Who cares about education if you believe the world is ending?

What will it take for sanity to return? Global cooling? Another Ice Age even? The climate lunatics would probably still blame human CO2 no matter what happens.

But before that, New Zealand seems happy to indoctrinate an entire generation with alarmist nonsense, and encourage them to wag school to protest for more “action” (reported gleefully by the Guardian, natch):

Every school in New Zealand will this year have access to materials about the climate crisis written by the country’s leading science agencies – including tools for students to plan their own activism, and to process their feelings of “eco-anxiety” over global heating.  […]

Young people feel betrayed and abandoned by older generations over their lack of action on the climate issue, and worry about it has increasingly sparked anxiety and depression, a group of British psychologists warned in September. […]

Materials created for teachers that were provided to the Guardian suggest students keep a “feelings thermometer” to track their emotions, learn how to change defeatist self-talk, and consider how their feelings could generate action and response.

Totally disgraceful, and the fact that the Guardian pushes this nonsensical propaganda as “news” is appalling.

You should read the whole thing just to understand how bonkers this is.

Environmentalists are cynical on bushfire causes


Tolerance and inclusivity on display from the Left

The Green Blob is guilty of shockingly cynical opportunism in relation to the bushfires.

Bushfires are caused (or intensified) by numerous factors including arson, fuel management, back burning, local climatic variables (such as the Indian Ocean dipole, El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Madden-Julian Oscillation) AND possibly global climate change. Of all the above, global climate change is the least impactful by orders of magnitude.

But because our policies demand action on climate change we’re going to focus on that to the exclusion of all the rest in order to advance our own selfish agenda.

(Not forgetting that even global climate change is likely to have a natural component to it arising from the post- Little Ice Age recovery, which may be equal to or greater than any man made component…).

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