The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just announced that her (new) Climate Change Commission would be staffed by experts available to speak on the science. “Many people hear very confusing claims about the science and they want to understand them at a level of detail,” she said.
Some would call this fantastic news, after all many people were unsure of the ‘Citizens Assembly’ which Ms. Gillard promised during the recent election campaigning. Even I myself heard folks muttering in dark corners about dumb climate change skeptics working on a committee, knowing less than nothing about real science, and ‘screwing up the country in the process!
With this major change in tactics Ms. Gillard has made it plain for all to see that she and her Government will brook no arguments on the theory of Man Made Climate Change (AGW).
(quote) The Committee will start from the position that a carbon price is an economic reform that is required to reduce carbon pollution, to encourage investment in low emissions technologies and complement other measures including renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The Government recognizes that climate change is a significant challenge for Australia and its economy. We have a choice between paying for our inaction or investing to build a competitive, cleaner energy and more energy efficient economy.
A carbon price will build on these efforts and will create an incentive to reduce emissions, drive investment in renewable and low emissions technologies, create certainty for business investment and begin the adjustment of our economy to a cleaner energy future.
“Fantastic news” I hear you say, “About time we got down to business and showed the rest of the world we have a backbone!” But wait just a few minutes, before you rush off to pat a politician’s back in approval. Look at the members of this committee and seek their credentials and knowledge, remembering that these are EXPERTS according to Ms. Gillard, available to speak on the science……..
The Government will be represented on the Committee by the Prime Minister as Chair, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency who will serve as the Deputy Chair of the Committee.
The Government will invite two representatives from the Coalition, two from the Australian Greens, and representation from independent Members of Parliament. Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne will serve as co-Deputy Chair. Mr Tony Windsor has also already indicated his willingness to be a member of the Committee.
Parliamentary members of the Committee will be drawn from those who are committed to tackling climate change and who acknowledge that effectively reducing carbon pollution by 2020 will require a carbon price.
So far we have learned that the entire committee is STACKED with Climate Change advocates, with not one member who is known to show any doubt about the theory of Man Made Climate Change. Then you have the advising experts…. Professor Ross Garnaut – Patricia Faulkner – Professor Will Steffen – Rod Sims. A bio of each of these experts is available here.
Where I ask are the dissenting voices of those who seriously doubt the theory of AGW? (Anthropogenic Global Warming.) Surely there must be, somewhere in one of the three political parties, or independent members, some doubts about all the hype? Do they ever read the science pages? Do their lackeys read them? Or is it just citizens like me, and hopefully you too, who read and learn and continue to ask questions about what is going on.
We (sadly) elected this political mess into power recently, and yet we sit idly by letting them put plans into action, to tax us to kingdom come, all in the name of saving the planet from Global Warming, or is that Global Cooling… arghhhhh even the experts cannot agree on that, so they hedge their bets and call it Climate Change.
I do not think it is necessary to go back over the many misrepresentations discovered in that ill fated IPCC report.
It is noted that a former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that the organization should adopt a code of conduct and develop a mechanism to fix errors more quickly.
Yes I agree, and am pleased to note that it was not only myself and a small band of climate change (AGW) skeptics who wanted to see change in the IPCC come about – it seems many in world government thought so as well.
But what about some of the other scientific errors that are being found? It seems very little is being made public and broadcast on news media outlets.
As an example, we are being warned about rising oceans due to melting icecaps. All caused of course by us – we humans, and our abuse of carbon.
Did anyone ever ask how much the oceans were supposed to rise? According to a report (footnoted below) ‘previous estimates for the Greenland icecap had the ice melting at a rate of 230 gigatonnes (230,000 billion kilograms) a year. That would result in an average rise in global sea levels of around 0.75 millimeters a year. For West Antarctica the estimate was 132 gigatonnes a year. ‘
However it now turns out that these results were not properly corrected for glacial isostatic adjustment – where the Earth’s crust rebounds as a result of the melting of the massive icecaps from the last major ice age c. 20,000 years ago. (direct quote)
Bottom line is they are now saying that the two previously mentioned icecaps are melting at approximately half the speed as originally predicted. (Source: ScienceDaily.com, 7 September 2010, http://tinyurl.com/2aldr6v )
What about those wonderful satellites (built by the lowest bidder!), circling our planet and feeding accurate and up to date information back to NOAA? We were assured that with this accurate information, future models and predictions would be on target. We could plot what has and what is happening perfectly. With this data, all skeptics would be silenced.
It has now been proven that because of satellite failures Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful.
US government scientists now admit that sensors on at least five (5) satellites used to provide climate data were ‘degraded’ to the extent that temperature data may be out by 10 to 15 degrees.
These are only two examples of what is proving to be a series of screwed up data sets, being used by laboratories, and climatologists around the world, who are writing and promoting fear mongering about global climate change in high circles.
When Ms. Gillard and her cohort of politicians and experts next meets, in Canberra, to discuss ways of educating the general population about the dangers of (factual) Climate Change, what data sets will they be using to beguile the people? They will, without a doubt try to baffle everyone with science, and even try to explain it in plain English. But really folks, if the science behind the models and data sets is basically flawed, and they themselves don’t know it… well what can you expect? Garbage in – garbage out!
Ms. Gillard has already come out and said she wants a Carbon Tax imposed on the Australian People and not only a carbon tax, but a congestion tax as well!
Ask yourself this, and then ask your politicians as well. If there is little to no science to back up the theory of Man Made Climate Change, and climate change is merely part of the natural cycle of the planet, then why should we be forced to pay more money into the treasury to clean up a problem that does not exist?
Look out people the Red and the Green are preparing to screw you…….. They are using climate change and carbon pollution as an excuse to build up the Nation’s Coffers. No one would dispute we need to clean up our act, this planet is our only home (on Earth…….) It deserves to be treated with ultimate respect, and we all need to do our part in keeping her clean and fresh. But I say NOT at the expense of taxing us all into the poor house, while at the same time giving allowances and massive benefits to industry and special interest groups.
Some historic quotes you may appreciate
Robert A. Heinlein
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time the government meets.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Martin A. Sullivan
There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac
It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.
Do you think Julia Gillard will be remembered for this phrase?
I never met a tax I didn’t like.
Till next time, think long and hard and don’t allow yourselves to be pushed into anything, ‘they’ say WE NEED, without understanding the consequences. There are at least two sides to every discussion…. Julia is not allowing you to have any say at all!
Your comments are sought, they are most welcome.