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A few women swim naked to give free adverts to renewable industry. ABC loves it.

Save the world, skinny-dip for a photo.

It doesn’t matter how pointless your action is, the ABC will cover it as long as it gives free advertising to giant multinationals and fellow lobbyists for big government.

Six women take a swim, put it on the news. No hard questions asked.

Naked group swim in pristine Jervis Bay helps photographer highlight climate change

Justin Huntsdale, ABC

When South Coast NSW photographer Tamara Dean asks you to be involved in her latest project, be prepared to make a bold environmental statement in your birthday suit.

“Biologists predict that if we continue carrying on the way we are, by the end of this century, 50 per cent of species living today will face extinction,” Ms Dean said.

Canberra environmentalist and economist Tory Bridges said she would do whatever it took to get people thinking about climate change.

That included swimming naked in the open ocean with 20 other women on a rainy weekend. But she was willing to suffer for the art, especially with the future of the environment at stake.

The photo shoot was part of Ms Dean’s ongoing project called Endangered.

She wanted the photo shared, so I’m happy to help. Be convinced all ye doubters.

Women swim naked to help renewable energy firms

Women swim naked to help renewable energy firms

Tamara Dean has done this before on the Great Barrier Reef.  This is “climate science” via Tim Flannery:

 Sydney-based photographer Tamara Dean was recently invited to Heron Island, near the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern Great Barrier Reef. During the trip, she learned about the effects of climate change from Professor Tim Flannery and world-leading coral experts, while experiencing ‘the beauty and fragility of the reef’.

 The reference for the apocalyptic prediction about 50% of all species was from “leading biologists” who were speaking at a conference with Paul Ehrlich, sayth the Guardian. Don’t forget that one (count it) one single mammal has gone extinct anywhere in the world so far and it was a rat stranded on a 3m high sand dune far out to sea. It was surely destined to be wiped out by the next available storm. Just  3,000 species to go til we hit the halfway mark.

How about some taxpayers jumping in with only their wallets on? Do you reckon the ABC would cover their protest about being forced to spend a billion dollars paying for hate-male and naked political advertising?

h/t George.

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184 comments to A few women swim naked to give free adverts to renewable industry. ABC loves it.

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    Pauly

    So, renewables will take your shirt off your back, your pants, and your underwear? Sounds about right.

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      GD

      So, renewables will take your shirt off your back, your pants, and your underwear?

      Well not until they’ve cut the power to your house. You wouldn’t want to be stripped naked with the lights on.

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        Konrad

        But what would be the point of getting naked with the lights off? No one could see my adorable fur and my impossibly floofy tail.

        (Moonlight is understandably a separate issue. When exposed to moonlight I temporarily transform into a bald mutated chimpanzee).

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        Hivemind

        “…be stripped naked with the lights on.”

        Or the heating working. It’s freezing in Canberra today. 13.8 degrees.

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      mc

      Global warming and public nudity… there’s a connection between them, but damn it I’m just not getting it… oh wait, there it is;

      “Biologists predict that if we continue carrying on the way we are, by the end of this century, 50 per cent of all humans will be forced to go about naked to mitigate the extreme atmospheric heat”.

      “She wanted the photo shared, so I’m happy to help. Be convinced all ye doubters”.
      I’m convinced; they are definitely naked.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        Hope they got some better photos than that.

        Better not go too much deeper. They might find it hard to get back to the surface.

        And suffer for art? No suffering there. There was a while back a video of a Russian lady swimming with Beluga Whales under the ice. Now that’s suffering for art!

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          ivan

          A truly hopeless photo and the woman that took it is supposed to be a photographer. It is so bad it could be a number of dummies thrown into a swimming pool.

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          Deano

          I knew a guy who ran a photographic processing business about 20 years ago. He handled the professional stuff from advertising agencies, book publishers etc. He told me there were 2 types of ‘professional’ photographers: Those who made a living from commercial work, and those who made sure they qualified for government art grants (rent-seekers) by choosing ‘correct’ subject matter. His opinion was that the rent seekers were just talentless photographers living off the taxpayer. He couldn’t believe some of the crap he was paid to process from these people.

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    ATheoK

    “Naked group swim in pristine Jervis Bay”

    Used to be pristine…

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      Kinky Keith

      I’m sure that they all showered before going in.

      You’re talking about true Environmentalists here.

      KK

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        David Wojick

        How much beer had they had?

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        ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

        I’m sure that they all showered before going in.

        True environmentalists hate wasting water, so they wouldn’t have showered and wouldn’t want to pollute the water by swimming in it. What you see in the pic are hypocrites.

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      Hasbeen

      Naked group swim in pristine Jervis Bay helps photographer highlight climate change. Wow, I’d like to see that.

      But seriously, pristine Jervis Bay?

      The southern headland is a navy base, with the old navy college & was the torpedo experimental station. The old torpedo recovery vessel was still there a couple of years back.

      The eastern side is the navy practice bombing range, & the bay used to be home to the entire Australian eastern fleet, when it was considered too dangerous to have fully armed war ships ships in Sydney harbour, in case they blew up.

      Just how pristine is pristine. Perhaps it actually means, easy to get to from Canberra.

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        Just how pristine is pristine. Perhaps it actually means, easy to get to from Canberra.

        Or maybe it means “easy to get money from Canberra”.

        Did they get a grant for this? I don’t know…

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      theRealUniverse

      Well the sharks wont get pieces of cloth between their teeth with that lot…

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        Graeme No.3

        This behaviour is obviously due to some mental disease. Reported today (April 1 in the UK) that 12 protesters for action on Climate Change stripped to G strings and superglued their hands to the security glass.

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    GD

    Their ABC finds time to cover this non-event but can’t manage to report on the Peter Ridd v. James Cook University court case.

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    Annie

    Show ponies…pathetic!

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    Roy Hogue

    I would be afraid that stunt would renew only the wrong kind of “energy”. ;-)

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      Kinky Keith

      You must be doing well then, for an “old white male” that is.

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        Roy Hogue

        I ain’t dead yet.

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          Kinky Keith

          Pleased to hear it. But don’t go skinny dipping in California. It probably isn’t legal yet and won’t be until Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda and Leonardo DiCaprio have established the precedent.

          Here’s lookin at you.

          KK

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            OriginalSteve

            I wonder how the lefties would deal with an old white male whale….thier heads would explode….

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              Roy Hogue

              Hey, I resemble that remark. ;-)

              And on top of that, how do you know I’m white or even male. These days you can walk around identifying as a tree or a this or a that. And when you do that everyone must provide you services fit for a tree, a this or a that. Obama sad so.

              I might even be a whale for all you can tell. ;-)

              I might even be a big black bodacious lump of coal. And I bet you thought I was going to say something else, eh?

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                Roy Hogue

                All humor aside, it’s about that bad. I had a first time doctor appointment not long ago and the intake form asked what my preferred personal pronoun is. I put down, “it.” The woman who took it from me and looked it over just smiled.

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      Yonniestone

      Are you referring to the spoonerism on ‘cunning stunt’ Roy? ;)

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    Mal

    A plunge into the Idiocene continues.

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    Mal

    I would like to see them do this in the Middle East

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      ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

      I wouldn’t. Stunts like this are unnecessary and pointless. I don’t know how that “b-roll” pic highlights anything “climate” without a caption. Makes me wonder if Tamara actually took the pic or sucked it off Goog. At least they’re straining for the bottom where they belong.

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      MudCrab

      Actually they tried something like that and ended up having to grovel forgiveness.

      Going by memory, but I believe the group was a touring group of ‘artists’ (because of course they are. Never get touring groups of engineers doing these things) who stopped by one of the walls on Israel’s border and flashed epidermis in a show of support to The Oppressed… who promptly told them to stop being so disgraceful and to put some clothes on.

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        ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

        Let them try and eat in public during Ramadan. They’d have to avoid nookie too..

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    Roy Hogue

    2nd comment:

    “Biologists predict that if we continue carrying on the way we are, by the end of this century, 50 per cent of species living today will face extinction,” Ms Dean said.

    Assuming these biologists know what they’re talking about, I think we really should protect the planet and certainly not want any species to go extinct — well, maybe we could let the cockroaches go.

    But wait a minute, species were going extinct long before anything even remotely human walked this Earth and it seems entirely reasonable to expect that species will continue to go extinct. Life did not die with the last of the dinosaurs nor did it die with the last of the wolly mammoths or those other critters found preserved in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits. So why should the disappearance of a species be some sort of disaster. I can’t think of a single reason to believe new species will not come along.

    I seriously doubt that we can save everything from our presence on Earth. And we have to do something about the millions of humans now in danger of starvation, disease and plain old war. Let’s put our effort there first.

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      AndyG55

      And of course, there is absolutely no evidence that human CO2 is causing anything to go extinct.

      The biosphere has grown by some 10%+, that is hardly likely to cause anything to go extinct.. quite the contrary actually.

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        Roy Hogue

        The way things are going I wonder how long it will be before humans go extinct. Naw. Can’t see that happening, Roy. The Democrats are more tenacious than the cockroaches.

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    Kinky Keith

    Why couldn’t this have been portrayed as a great get together by a group of adventurous women celebrating friendship, life and nature.

    Instead it’s drawn into the modern “woe is the world” and victimhood memes that demand anxious compliance with the dictates of the new elite.

    MalEx444 would be pleased for the endorsement of his guidelines for life.

    KK

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    Richard Ilfeld

    No cliches were harmed (or unused) in the manufacture of this fake news.

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      joseph

      Can’t say I can see there’s much in the way of diversity on display.

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        Just Thinkin'

        And not one close-up either!

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        Roy Hogue

        No diversity on display? Can you say thankfully? Diversity is another word that has lost all useful meaning.

        Lets suppose it had been a group of men. It wouldn’t catch nearly the amount of attention they want because implicitly they want the attention of men, the men who are running things and messing everything up.

        If it had been a diverse group, men and women, that sends the wrong message too. It had to be women.

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        Binny Pegler

        Looks like one ranga :)

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    Yonniestone

    Potential headlines,

    - Virtue signals now make whaling sirens.
    - Green clams can’t keep traps shut.
    - Mutant Belugas dive for sandy bottom.
    - Search for Tremberth’s hot spot over, six warm outlets to blame.
    - Rare sighting of bottom feeders near surface.
    - Coral bleaching explained with introduction of Moliatic acids.
    - Sea hags give up “shag on a rock my a##”
    - Pretension plunges new depths.

    I could go on…..

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      ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

      How about “Clever green slaves try drowning for the planet“?

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        Yonniestone

        Or,

        - White pointers spotted in grant feeding frenzy.

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          OriginalSteve

          But its very irresponsible of them…thier body heat in the water may contribute to a 0.0000000000001mm sea level rise…

          Oh the shame ….the shame…..

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      PeterPetrum

      I have’nt laughed so much for ages! Brilliant. Thanks Yonnie.

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        Yonniestone

        Or,

        - Green protesters out of depth on rising sea levels.
        - Skinny dip proves a big fat nothing.
        - IVF bans single SJW’s, Sperm whale dives for his life!
        - Australia’s Synchronized Swimming Special Olympians suffer wardrobe malfunction.
        - Greens try deep end of gene pool, thrown out for bombing.
        - Aquaman “There’s not enough alcohol in the ocean….”
        - Ferals dive for lives after bar of soap spotted on beach.

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    AndyG55

    Gees, If I’d known about this, I woulda been a willing audience or participant.

    Purely for “climate change™” of course. ;-)

    I thought these things were meant to cause a spectacle…

    but without an audience, its like a tree falling in a forest.

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      Pauly

      Not sure that the weather was conducive to the concept of “climate change”.

      The day was described as chilly and another photo from above the waterline shows rain pelting down during the shoot: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIWp4pB1jS/

      In the meantime, I’m trying to work out if Tamara Dean is the bald headed [snip] holding the camera, or the bloke with the other scuba tank next to him.

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        AndyG55

        Swimming in the rain is an interesting sensation, sans clothes or not.

        Nuisance when you get back to the beach and your towel is saturated though. DOH !

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      ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

      Gees, If I’d known about this, I woulda been a willing audience or participant.

      Avoid, AndyG. You’d have to travel back home with nothing but irritatingly misguided laments about the weather in your head, cold, wet and possibly a mysterious little green lump of putty in your armpit. Too risky.

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    Another Ian

    But the ABC is one of those species that needs protecting dontcha know?

    Bill said.

    “Shorten promises ABC extra $84M plus protection from future budget cuts”

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/03/shorten-promises-abc-extra-84m-plus-protection-from-future-budget-cuts.html

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      Another Ian

      “The Coalition, especially the Nationals, should heed the lesson that the only big election winners were the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party that won three lower house seats despite the New Zealand gun massacre news.”

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      glen Michel

      Well the Nationals increased their votein Tamworth and Northern Tablelands with Marshall getting 70 percent.SFF did well and beat CL ( country labor) . The worry I have about SFF is they get a lot of support from rich irrigators and such out on the plains not from your typical grazi

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        glen Michel

        Grazier/farmer. Not that much in it for realistic water policy except more for agribusiness. Gun laws are not a pressing issue as there are heaps of semi automatic military weapons in the rural arsenal.Lots. Anyway more of a protest against any state government investment beyond the divide.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        So you don’t like rich irrigators! How many do you know?

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          glen Michel

          Just saying.There are a few big names up here.It is a political issue and a certain divide between large scale extractor and other end-users who would like to see water in the river that wasn’t released from dams alone.Too many licenses issued by Wal and Ian in the 80s

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          glen Michel

          To clarify further, I have nothing against any particular person.Unless they are an ar**hole that is.C’est la vie!

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    Another Ian

    And

    “And, contrary to the warnings from the left media, the SFF election policy took strong objection to the major parties’ anti-emissions rhetoric. ‘Environment laws should not be aimed at appeasing minority city-based extreme green viewpoints… Affordable and reliable energy is the key to success… Government should not divert large sums of public money into intermittent energy sources; with the increasing saturation of renewable energy comes greater risks to energy reliability that is best provided by large coal-fired generators…”

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    Bill in Oz

    So now there is a skinny dipping beach at Huskisson in NSW.

    But why did the Aborido Broadcasting Corporation, think this was unusual ?

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    David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

    I wonder what would be the reaction from the ABC etc if the associated caption was:

    “Eat more beef”

    ?
    Cheers,
    Dave B

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      Independent_George

      Or, ‘eat more tuna’

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      Roy Hogue

      Eat more beef! There you go. Nothing ticks off the save the planet types faster than eating a good old fashioned steak dinner, add a baked potato, some bacon wrapped shrimp on a skewer and make the steak a 16 oz sirloin, add a glass of a good Merlot and they’ll go nuts that you dare to enjoy the bounty of nature.

      A good salad first makes it even better. Then finish up with some strawberry cheesecake.

      Or make it a good old fashioned American hamburger with french fries. Both are a winner.

      Your doctor will probably have a fit either way, so just don’t tell him.

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    Steve of Cornubia

    Another day, another bunch of women getting their boobs out for … well anything, really.

    Whatever the issue, whatever the cause, for a certain type of female, it seems that stripping off is ALWAYS the answer.

    On any other day, mind you, even glancing at their cleavage would be sexual assault.

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      Graeme No.3

      Steve:

      It is a symbolic gesture. Their policies have as much substance as what they are wearing.

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        Another Ian

        I wonder if they’ve realised that the only thing “renewable” there involves reproduction?

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    Aquatic Lank

    Clearly, these young women are practicing for a future of rising sea levels – when we will all have to relocate to the oceans.
    Perhaps there should be a renewed national swimming education programme. All Australian children should be taught how to live and work underwater.
    Instead of opening up new frontiers in space perhaps NASA should focus on city ‘air bubble homes’ on the ocean floor.

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      GD

      Instead of opening up new frontiers in space perhaps NASA should focus on city ‘air bubble homes’ on the ocean floor.

      Why not? Kevin Costner grew gills for ‘Waterworld’.

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      Roy Hogue

      If living under water is in the future it would be best to be prepared. I wonder if we could get all these protest and demonstration types to try to learn to breathe under water, sans equipment of any type of course since you can’t rely on equipment forever.

      That way they could be ready to lead the way whatever may come. Or it might just end the problem once and for all.

      Maybe Kevin Costner could be enlisted to give the basic instruction so we could say they got the very best.

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    EternalOptimist

    Do I see Oreskes there ?
    I have this image of fish jumping out of the water into boats. Dolphins flippering up the beach and sharks waving the white flag

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    John F. Hultquist

    Based on reading science articles, I have developed a strong disbelief in catastrophic doom from burning carbon-based fuel.
    But, darn, seeing a picture of a few naked women in water is just so convincing, how can I not capitulate?

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    Finally a climate initiative I can get behind ;)

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    TdeF

    The population of the planet is now 7.5Billion, not the 1.6Billion when ‘Climate Change’ aka ‘Global Warming’ started?

    Plus CO2 has increased 50%, so the planet is 50% Greener as all green is CO2.

    Plus life expectancy has doubled, which is a major reason there are so many people.

    All of this thanks to coal, not windmills and solar panels and vegans.

    So take off those clothes made automatically by machines run on coal power, fabrics made from plastics made from oil, transported to this country on planes and ships running on fossil fuel

    and tell us how terrible it all will be when the planet is greener, warmer, cheaper and life expectancy is even higher.

    In parody of HG Wells Time Machine, the vapid useless Eloi are protesting at the very existence of the manufacturing and agricultural industries which give them their idyllic lifestyle, their champagne, their holiday travel and their smashed avocadoes, considering almost nothing is made in Australia or would be available without oil, gas and coal.

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    TdeF

    Is this what they mean by a flash mob?

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    George4

    Seeing those naked bodies reminds me that for most of hominoid history we were naked because we evolved in warm tropical africa.
    For humans most of the world is uncomfortably cold and we are forced to wear unnatural clothing.

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      Another Ian

      Like that song that Slim nearly wrote?

      “What a beautiful sight is a bird with no gear”

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      Mark D.

      Well, George4, not “forced” to wear clothing as much as deprived of our hominoid right to burn carbon in order to be comfortable without unnatural clothing.

      Long live comfort!

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    scaper...

    Nothing like a dip in the ocean to relieve the itch of donning a hair-shirt. Reminds me of skinny dipping with greenies in the seventies. They were wearing hair-undies. One had her hair undies pulled up just below her navel.

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      Mark D.

      Um that was probably not “undies”? ……

      Lets talk about eyebrows shall we?

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      OriginalSteve

      Sea water might help heal thier self flaggelation wounds , self impised after indulging in a high co2 lifestyle and upsetting thier mythical “mother gaia”….

      My goodness this reeks of the Dark Ages dont it?

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        Kinky Keith

        Steve,

        It’s worse than the dark ages because we are now equipped to know better.

        Instead we have rather dubious “leaders” and sleepwalking populations which demonstrate either enormous trust or similar amounts of gullibility.

        The way forward is blocked by a hijacked education system from bottom to top and a narcissistic Media presence that’s been moulded to the needs of the controlling Elites.

        KK

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          OriginalSteve

          Funnily enough, this type of oppression was what caused the USA to be set up for religious freedom and freedom in general.

          The NWO have badly miscalculated – you cant brainwash an entire population. I think of the “Divergent” series as an example of how such things inevetably go.

          The NWO lose in the long run, and will definately swing for thier crimes, in whatever form that takes…

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          Behind the green door there’s Agenda 2, blueprint for global governance and the Gro Harlem Brundtland Report recommendations for a new economic model and first reference to Sustainible Development with a capital’S’ and a capital ‘D.’

          Behind the Brundtland Report you have the Trilateral Commission , an elite organisation with powerful members, bankers, captains of industry, politicians and some medjia heavies. like google leadership. Gro Brundtland herself is a member, Greenspan, leaders of The World Bank, George Soros, Jimmie Carter, Bill Clinton, Ross Garnaut from Oz is a member… And what does the Trilateral Commission want, it wants a New World order, globalist and technocrat, run from afar, by them. Read their Agenda 21 389 page prescript for control of all resources (by them.) Don’t be deceived by references to exclusiveness and democracy, gurus always use those terms to bamboozle the gullible.By ‘Democracy’ they mean its Big Bro’ opposite.

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    MudCrab

    I love the complete lack of self awareness with Lefts when they do these things.

    To them they believe it is a valid form of protest that raises important awareness and questions the way we think about our role in the world.

    However to over 50% of the population the first and last thought about this sort of event is ‘Free Boobies!’

    The fact the ABC doesn’t understand this proves again they should stick to showing re-runs of B1 and B2 and sack everyone else but the cleaners.

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      Steve of Cornubia

      I struggle to understand why it is that some guy who flashes his wotsit to women in public gets arrested and jailed, while whole crowds of people can expose themselves even more so yet apparently they’re not committing the same crime – even if there are children present. Expose yourself to a single adult woman – go to jail.

      Expose everything to adults and children in the name of art or protest – you’re fine. Maybe even a hero and appear on the ABC.

      To be honest, I truly believe that these crackpots don’t really expect or care about the issues all that much. They just like to flash their unmentionables, shock people, appear a bit bohemian and get attention. Lots of attention.

      So, whether anything changes as a result or not, they don’t care. They get their rocks off by taking their clothes off. They really are that shallow.

      In most other circumstances, they would be arrested for public nudity.

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        ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

        One solution would be to build more cells in the local police station, but that’s just one hurdle. Cops tend to arrest only as many as they could be bothered to handle. Cram them all in the exercise yard and don’t care if it’s raining.

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        OriginalSteve

        Actually, the actions youve described fit a childs behaviour really well…..

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        Binny Pegler

        Agree the ‘protest’ is just a fig leaf. For all involved, including the ABC.

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        ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

        In most other circumstances, they would be arrested for public nudity.

        Leftards gave us all a way out of that on a silver platter a while ago – just “identify” as transgender. They can’t touch you then.

        Overload their system, everyone just go into any toilet and pool change room they “prefer” and it won’t take long before that silly fad of “identifying” as any of some 30-odd sexes is ridiculed and quashed. The Left brought it all on themselves. Besides, nobody has the Right to NOT be offended.. :)

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        Roy Hogue

        So, whether anything changes as a result or not, they don’t care. They get their rocks off by taking their clothes off. They really are that shallow.

        I think you may be right. The motion picture is instructive about that. Since the beginning how have the male and female actors been clothed? Well the men got short shrift, not much was revealing at all. But the women, even when no one would dare try their birthday suit in public, got plunging neck lines and push-up bras, anything to be attractive to the men. Was that because of the women or because men were running the studios and producing the movies? Well, I argue that the women went only too willingly along with it.

        Then came Oscar. Who dresses fit to kill? Certainly not the men. And none of those movie stars in their slinky gowns was forced to wear an almost nothing dress.

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          Roy Hogue

          But the probable truth is that every woman is different and some turn out that shallow and some turn out to be on the other end of that scale.

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          ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N

          Then came the idiotic Brownlow Medal fashion parade for the WAGs. Meh..

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      All that water-embracing though some of their greenie pals are less enthused about it, yikes!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw

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    pat

    Fran’s Breakfast on theirABC this week:

    Ningaloo Reef mass spawning may provide ‘a glimmer of hope’ for climate change

    Science with Jonathan Webb: WMO report says climate change is accelerating

    Richard di Natale calls for an approach ‘based on science, not on the politics of the day’
    A 100 per cent renewable energy target and a total ban on all thermal coal — that’s the Greens election plan to decarbonise the Australian economy by 2030, which lands smack in the middle of the heated debate over One Nation preferences.
    Guest: Richard di Natale, Greens leader

    Forest carbon trading plan ‘common sense’: David Littleproud

    Prime Minister announces feasibility study for coal-fired power station in Qld
    The Prime Minister has sought to placate rebel Nationals MPs by announcing a feasibility study into a coal fired power station in Queensland…
    It comes as the Prime Minister has pleaded with conservative voters to steer well clear of One Nation following its bid to solicit donations from the National Rifle Association in the US.

    Greens launch bid to break up Australia’s “hyper-concentrated” media landscape
    Guest: Sarah Hanson-Young, Communications spokesperson, Greens Party

    27 Mar: SBS: Greens push to break up big media companies
    The Greens have announced a media reform package it will take to the federal election.
    By Nick Baker
    The Greens want to dramatically reshape Australia’s news landscape, starting by taking a “blow torch” to prominent local media companies.
    In a set of media reforms unveiled on Monday, the party announced it would establish an inquiry into breaking up big media corporations, such as News Corp and Nine…

    The reforms are contingent on the Greens taking or sharing power at the next federal election. While unlikely, the policy platform will become part of future debate around Australia’s media laws…
    Greens media spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young slammed the current media environment, saying “we have one of the most concentrated media markets in the democratic world”.
    “The rules have put profits ahead of the public interest … We are going to shine a light on the concentration of our news media with a Productivity Commission Inquiry,” she said.
    “We can strengthen our democracy by halting the slide toward more and more concentrated news ownership.”…

    Senator Hanson-Young said “Australians from all walks of life are concerned about the role the news and social media are playing in people’s lives”.
    “In an era of ‘fake news’, tragedies like we saw in Christchurch, and countless examples like the treatment of Tayla Harris, it’s easy to see why.”
    The party would also introduce tax breaks for some news subscriptions and donations.
    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greens-push-to-break-up-big-media-companies

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      around 3mins in, Geraldine confuses $500m p.a. for $500bn p.a. Weaven brings up “energy policy” more than once, as an area ripe for investment:

      AUDIO: 13min30sec: 30 Mar: ABC Saturday Extra: Geraldine Doogue: Industry super and the economy
      The structure of our economy is changing radically. Wthin five years, the superannuation sector could control capital representing half of Australia’s economic output.
      The retirement savings pool is currently $2.8 trillion. By the year 2035, it’s projected to be $6 trillion.
      Industry funds are the biggest of the fund players.
      Many questions are swirling about what economic impact this super behemoth will have – on the strength of our economy in testing times, on infrastructure and other projects, and whether funds should be invested overseas or only in Australia.
      Guest:
      Garry Weaven, ***former chairman of IFM Investors, which is owned by 27 industry super funds and manages more than $100 billion of assets
      https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/industry-super-and-the-economy/10954882

      ***succeeded as chairman by Greg Combet:

      26 Mar: AFR: Meet the ‘upstart’ army with $500b a year to invest
      by Joanna Mather, Superannuation writer
      Industry superannuation supremo Garry Weaven has warned that $500 billion a year in super money will mostly go offshore unless governments, business and fund executives can find a way to work together to create good investment opportunities.

      He will urge the federal government to leverage its own balance sheet to entice super funds to co-invest in nation-building schemes in areas such as energy, water, agriculture, affordable housing and aged care.
      “I believe that tripartite collaboration not only may hold the key to energy transformation, but to a much wider set of potential infrastructure and industry policy objectives,” Mr Weaven will tell The Australian Financial Review Banking & Wealth Summit…

      Mr Weaven, a former Australian Council of Trade Unions assistant secretary who retired as chair of IFM Investors at the end of last year, will say the $2.8 trillion retirement savings pool is projected to grow to around $6 trillion by 2035…
      “We will need to be making something like $500 billion of new investments each year by that time,” he will say.

      While much of that money will need to be invested offshore, with clever policy-making and co-operation, a large portion can be put work in Australia.
      “My contention is that it offers an enormous opportunity for Australian governments and the business community to collaborate with the superannuation industry to achieve the maximum investment in Australia consistent with strong investment returns and sustainable social and environmental outcomes,” Mr Weaven will say…

      Mr Weaven will say he hopes the next 20 years will be characterised by co-operation with government and business to solve big societal and economic problems, such as the transition away from fossil fuels.
      He will urge the government to use its regulatory and policy-making powers to create a stable environment for investment. If the returns are right, super funds will then be able to co-invest in the infrastructure necessary to complete the transition, which in this example includes renewables and additional gas-fired power plants…

      “In some cases it would really just be a matter of regulation. Had we had consistent energy policy over the past 20 years on renewables, we wouldn’t have any need for governments to be promising to build things themselves. Private markets would have done it.”…
      https://www.afr.com/business/banking-and-finance/meet-the-upstart-army-with-500b-a-year-to-invest-20190325-p517cx

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        Bill in Oz

        The Weaven dope misses the simple fact that members determine how their super money will be invested when they state how it is to be invested : conservatively or a mix of conservative & speculative or purely speculative.

        He is more or less aying this is MY MONRY to invest where I want.

        it is NOT.

        That makes him a silly old bugger who is big noting himself.

        And frankly that is what Tamara Dean is doing. Big noting herself with women’s naked bodies. I wonder what folks would say of it was a man doing the same stunt ?

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      G’day Pat,
      I don’t suppose SHY included the ABC in her list of nasty media..?
      Cheers,
      Dave B

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      Sceptical Sam

      “In an era of ‘fake news’,

      Their ABC leads the. way

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    Dennis

    Electric Vehicle global market penetration.

    The question is where would the electricity come from if the present internal combustion engine fleet was replaced?

    https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and-assembly/our-insights/the-global-electric-vehicle-market-is-amped-up-and-on-the-rise

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    pat

    apart from AOC, Chris Hayes/MSNBC has guest from New Concensus – Executive Director, Desmond Drummer – one of the groups that allegedly created AOC and, says Hayes, “the birthplace of the Green New Deal”.
    first question is to the other guest, Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists.
    as with theirABC’s Q&A, it’s a stacked audience.

    30 Mar: NBC: Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans made ‘total fools of themselves’ attacking the Green New Deal
    The freshman Democrat spoke on Friday about her climate plan at an MSNBC town hall in the Bronx.
    VIDEO: 7min52sec: The Case for the Green New Deal
    By Dartunorro Clark

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., gave a vigorous defense of her signature Green New Deal initiative on Friday, rejecting Republican criticism that it’s socialist.
    The freshman Democrat said she expected the pushback from the GOP to her plan, which calls for a complete transition to renewable energy by 2030.

    “But I didn’t expect them to make total fools of themselves,” she told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes during an “All In” town hall at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in the Bronx. “I expected a little more nuance, and I expected a little more ‘concern trolling,’” meaning disingenuously expressing concern.

    Ocasio-Cortez argued that the plan is economically and politically feasible and called for Congress to allow hearings on the issue.
    “We don’t have time for five years of a half-baked, watered-down position,” she said. “This is urgent, and to think that we have time is such a privileged and removed-from-reality attitude that we cannot tolerate.”

    “The entire United States government knew that climate change was real and human-caused in 1989 — the year I was born. So, the initial response was to let markets handle it, they will do it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Forty years of free-market solutions have not changed our position. So this does not mean that we change our entire structure of government, but what it means is we need to do something. Something!”
    She said she was not concerned with convincing her fellow lawmakers or even her own party, but rather wanted to focus on going directly to voters to galvanize support…

    She also rejected the idea that the Green New Deal is socialist, or even radical, which has been a steady criticism of right-wing media, Republican members of Congress and President Donald Trump.
    “This is not a Tea Party of the left, this is a return to representative democracy,” she said. “And here’s a really big difference, the Koch brothers funded the Tea Party and everyday people funded my campaign.”…
    “What I’m tired of is us worrying about the future of fossil fuels and not the future of fossil fuel workers. They wave this wand and they say it’s going to cost a gazillion dollars and they sound like Dr. Evil. How about we fully fund the pensions of coal miners in West Virginia? How about we start by re-building Flint?”
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/aoc-dismisses-green-new-deal-s-hill-critics-i-m-n989006

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      pat

      NBC itself is in the news today in a story that would suggest FakeNewsMSM have learned nothing!

      29 Mar: Daily Caller: Reporter Yashar Ali Claims NBC News Editor Dafna Linzer Tried To Intimidate Him On Behalf Of The DNC
      by Amber Athey
      Reporter Yashar Ali claimed Friday that a top editor from NBC News attempted to intimidate him out of running a story in order to protect the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
      Ali, who writes for the Huffington Post and New York Magazine, explained that he was following a scoop about the dates for the first 2020 Democratic Primary debate when he received a call from Dafna Linzer, the managing political editor for MSNBC and NBC News.

      Linzer was apparently “agitated” that Ali was planning on reporting the date of the first 2020 Democratic debate before the DNC had the time to call and inform state leaders. The editor allegedly spent the rest of the call attempting to buy time for the DNC and convince Ali to hold the story for an extra hour before publishing…
      Ali detailed the alleged exchange with the editor in a tweet thread…READ ON

      UPDATE (3:06 PM):
      ***NBC PR told CNN’s Brian Stelter that they and Linzer have no comment on Ali’s allegation.
      https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/29/yashar-ali-nbc-news-dnc/

      ***apart from Brian Stelter/CNN’s tweet, the major FakeNewsMSM are ignoring this story. Fox does have it.

      29 Mar: RealClearPolitics: Four Lamest Excuses for the Media’s Russia Coverage
      By Mark Serrano
      (Mark Serrano is the president of ProActive Communications and a senior adviser to Donald J. Trump for President Inc)

      ***1. “We are not investigators”
      According to The New York Times, CNN President Jeff Zucker said that he was “entirely comfortable” with the network’s coverage of the Russia probe because reporters don’t have the same role as investigators.
      “We are not investigators,” he said. “We are journalists, and our role is to report the facts as we know them, which is exactly what we did.”…

      2. “It’s not our job to determine illegality”
      Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, argued that the main job of journalists is to “bring facts to light” while “others make determinations about prosecutable criminal offenses.”…
      Likewise, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet also acknowledged that the paper “wrote a lot about Russia,” but said he has “no regrets” about the coverage because “[i]t’s not our job to determine whether or not there was illegality.”…

      3. President Trump lied anyway
      MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough also vigorously defended the mainstream media’s coverage of the Russia scandal, claiming that the president and his advisers repeatedly lied about Russia for many years…

      4. “Speculation actually has value, too”
      Shortly before Barr released his letter summarizing the findings of the Mueller investigation, CNN’s Brian Stelter attempted to justify the media’s actions by claiming that “speculation actually has value, too.”
      “[President Trump] has proven time and time again he cannot be trusted,” he added. “He is so dishonest that even America’s allies don’t know what to believe. He is so unpredictable that his aides sometimes don’t know what to say or how to respond. That’s the crucial context for whatever comes next.”
      Of course, the president didn’t lie to the American people when he repeatedly claimed that there was “no collusion” with Russia. The media, on the other hand, did…
      https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/03/29/four_lamest_excuses_for_the_medias_russia_coverage_139893.html

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        hilarious:

        28 Mar: Daily Caller: CNN’s Brian Stelter Claims Ratings Are Down Because It’s A Slow News Week
        by Amber Athey
        CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter had a unique explanation Wednesday night for why CNN and MSNBC’s ratings are plummeting since the conclusion of the Mueller investigation.

        Stelter wrote in his newsletter “Reliable Sources” Wednesday night that viewers aren’t tuning in to CNN and MSNBC because ***“there hasn’t been much news” since special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report on Russian collusion to Attorney General Bill Barr. Fox News has not been affected by the alleged slow news week, Stelter reasoned, because Barr’s letter on the Mueller findings is “being celebrated like a sequel to election night.”

        Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill, explained on Fox News that there have been plenty of big stories for the media to cover since Mueller finished his investigation and suggested the ratings drop is due to a lack of trust among viewers.
        “Yesterday, CNN didn’t even average more than 540,000 viewers as a 40-year-old network with a big brand name and a crazy news cycle,” Concha argued. “You’re talking about [Jussie] Smollett getting released, [Michael] Avenatti getting arrested, the Mueller report — how anybody isn’t rising in ratings in this particular week when it’s just been nuts … that’s almost impossible to do unless your viewers don’t trust you anymore based on all the speculation you did recklessly and randomly over the past two years.”

        MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, who dedicated the majority of her programming to the Russian collusion conspiracy, lost 500,000 viewers in just one week after Barr said Mueller found “no collusion.” …
        https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/28/cnn-brian-stelter-msnbc-ratings-mueller-report/

        meanwhile, theirABC – which carried every rumour and/or false claim re Trump/Russia for nearly 2 years – has nothing online re:

        28 Mar: RealClearPolitics: Rep. Mike Conaway Confronts Adam Schiff on Russia Collusion: Resign From House Intelligence Committee Chairmanship
        Rep. Mike Conaway, and all nine of the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, called for Rep. Adam Schiff to step down as head of the committee Thursday, in the wake of the release of Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the Mueller report showing no evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia…
        CONAWAY TRANSCRIPT
        https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/03/28/rep_mike_conaway_confronts_adam_schiff_on_russia_collusion_resign_from_house_intelligence_committee_chairmanship.html

        28 Mar: Breitbart: Devin Nunes: By ‘End of Next Week’ We Will Have Criminal Referrals for ‘Falsely Claimed’ Russia Investigation
        Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, predicted by the end of next week he would submit criminal referrals for what he deemed to be a “falsely claimed” investigation about Russian collusion and the 2016 Trump presidential campaign…
        “My major concern now is the FBI and DoJ falsely claimed this investigation did not begin until late July. We now know for certain that is not true. We’re still trying to get to the bottom of that. There’s still documents to come out.”
        “We are prepared and are now drafting a criminal referral”…
        “We think by the end of next week, we’ll have this out,” Nunes said…

        28 Mar: The Hill: Rand Paul claims Brennan, Clapper, Comey ‘sent spies into the Trump campaign’
        Sen. Rand Paul(R-Ky.) on Thursday claimed members of the intelligence community who served under former President Obama sent “spies” into President Trump’s presidential campaign…
        “Well my source tells me that the intelligence community, Obama’s intelligence community, [former CIA Director John] Brennan, [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, [former FBI Director James] Comey, they were frustrated because they had this Russian dossier but nobody believed it was real,” Paul said, referring to a dossier of claims about Trump and Russia that had been compiled by a former British spy named Christopher Steele…
        “It wasn’t verifiable, they couldn’t get anything out of it,” Paul continued. “So they sent spies into the Trump campaign, they tried to entrap Trump officials to admit they were working with Russia. That wasn’t working, so they were frustrated.”…

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      Pat

      “Green New Deal Architect Blames a Right Wing Conspiracy for Her Unpopularity”

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/29/green-new-deal-architect-blames-a-right-wing-conspiracy-for-her-unpopularity/

      I thought her supporters were left wing and if they’re being influenced that much by right wing sources the Democrats are in more strife than they realise

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    Dennis

    We here and elsewhere often express concern and frustration over the political situation, this video explaining the New Zealand PM and background story is a must view;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kmukUisSkM

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    Reed Coray

    Thank Gawd it was young women. If the picture of the skinny dippers had included Mikey Mann, Peter Gleick, and Stephan Lewandowski, no amount of counseling could ever remove the image from my mind.

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    Ruairi

    Alarmists are out on a limb.
    When they act on a climate-change whim,
    By exposing their nethers,
    To give Earth better weathers,
    As they group for a skinny-dip swim.

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    Travis T. Jones

    “A few women swim naked to give free adverts to renewable industry.”

    We’re gonna need a bigger nude swim …

    “Germany and Britain both have heavily invested in wind power and have higher residential electricity prices than the United States—200 percent to 300 percent higher.”

    Wind and Solar Tax Credits

    https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/wind-and-solar-tax-credits/

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    Geoffrey Williams

    The Green naked left exposed for what they are;
    Opportunists and climate alarmists just farting around with nothing better to do. And all to gain attention for some silly photographer to take a photo shoot. Do they really care that much about the environment? If so, why not do something really constructive such as picking up waste or dumping their cars and walking-and I mean walking everywhere. Or cutting right down on their earthly consumption eg expensive restaurants, wine, fancy clothes and cosmetics, expensive hairdos and overseas holidays, the list is endless etc etc. But after all it is they who want to ‘save the planet’ But no, none of this, instead they just want to expose themselves for a thrill and a giggle.
    Like little kids really.
    Regards GeoffW

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    pat

    only 5 protesters? never mind FakeNewsMSM not only give your publicity, they will insert a pic of a larger protest:

    29 Mar: Scotsman: Climate change protest disrupts FMQs at Holyrood
    by Scott MacNab
    PIC: Extinction Rebellion has organised protests across Scotland (STUDENTS’ CLIMATE PROTEST)

    Climate change protesters today disrupted First Ministers Questions at Holyrood as Nicola Sturgeon clashed with other party leaders.
    A group of ***five campaigners from the Extinction Rebellion organisation draped a green banner from the public gallery, calling for zero carbon emissions, as Tory Deputy leader jackson Carlaw quizzed Ms Sturgeon at the start of the session…

    (Tory Deputy leader Jackson) Carlaw said afterwards: “If we’re not to be a fortress, Presiding Officer, we have to be prepared to accept the demonstrations and the democratic right they have to that.”
    https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/climate-change-protest-disrupts-fmqs-at-holyrood-1-4897513

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    pat

    Fox News just had a superficial piece on “Green New Deal” – some mocking, but then followed it with video segment – quite seriously reporting on the following course, while having Cliff Maas briefly suggest you shouldn’t build up the scare or whatever!

    28 Feb: Uni of Washington Bothell: Acknowledging eco grief and climate anxiety
    By Douglas Esser
    As an instructor of environmental studies for the past eight years at the University of Washington Bothell, Jennifer Atkinson has seen students become emotional, talking about melting ice sheets, dying oceans or mass extinctions.
    Their voice cracks. They can’t talk, as they hold back tears of anxiety and grief…

    “That led me to wonder, ‘Instead of treating that as a diversion, what if we took that as our starting point?’”
    That’s how Environmental Grief & Climate Anxiety: Coping in the Age of Consequences became a seminar at UW Bothell…
    The course is helping student Camilo Acosta address repressed feelings.

    “For the longest time I didn’t let myself feel the pain and anguish that was building up due to the destruction of our earth. I pushed it to the back of my mind, and there it festered. I have changed since then, accepted these feelings and taken steps to deal with my grief — one of them being taking Dr. Atkinson’s seminar,” said Acosta, a biology major graduating in June 2018.

    Atkinson also has heard from students directly affected: Pacific Island students whose homeland is threatened by rising oceans, students whose South American families were impacted by deforestation and Chinese students who grew up checking an air pollution app to see if they should wear a mask outside. Washington natives tell stories about choking on smoke last summer from massive wildfires.
    Because of its focus on environmental justice, the class is also a wake-up call for students from more insulated circumstances…

    Atkinson, a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, launched the three-credit Environmental Grief elective in winter quarter as a pilot. Every seat filled nearly instantly. Atkinson also has heard from other professors and environmental organizations asking how to address climate depression. While it is increasingly discussed at conferences and workshops or incorporated in other classes, as far as Atkinson knows, this may be one of the few college courses dedicated to the subject…
    https://www.uwb.edu/news/february-2018/environmental-grief

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      pat

      meanwhile, over at The Beeb, Dave Fawbert (who, according to his twitter page, writes about music, but who saw a python eating a pigeon on a London street last year, which BBC and other FakeNewsMSM reported on) – has a lot to say on eco-grief. read all if you can bear it:

      28 Mar: BBC: ‘Eco-anxiety’: how to spot it and what to do about it
      Feeling overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change? You’re not alone
      by Dave Fawbert
      The headlines detailing extreme weather events seem to come at you day after day. Your social feed – and just stepping outside – alerts you to record temperatures being set. And yet, still, some people in positions of power deny its full impact.
      Meanwhile, an academic paper (LINK “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy) on climate change – that is so grim it apparently resulted in people going to therapy (LINK Vice article) – has gone viral, with some reports suggesting it has been downloaded more than 110,000 times.

      In the words of the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who founded the school strike for climate movement in 2018: “Adults keep saying, we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic.”…

      Anxiety disorders more generally vary in severity and, according to Anxiety UK, more than 1 in 10 British adults are likely to experience a “disabling anxiety disorder” during the course of their life.

      No stats are available on the prevalence of eco-anxiety, but some experts have noted an increase in public anxiety around climate change. Professor of psychology and environmental studies at the College of Wooster, Ohio, Susan Clayton, co-authored a 2017 report titled Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. She says: “We can say that a significant proportion of people are experiencing stress and worry about the potential impacts of climate change, and that the level of worry is almost certainly increasing.”

      The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – the guide mental health professionals use to make diagnoses in the US – does not yet include ‘eco-anxiety’ as a specific condition, but the American Psychological Association produced a 2017 report detailing the impacts of climate change on mental health which made reference to the term ‘eco-anxiety’. The glossary describes it as “a chronic fear of environmental doom”…

      Me & My Eco Anxiety is available to listen to on BBC Sounds.
      This article was produced in collaboration with BBC’s Our Planet Matters.
      If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, information about help and support is available here.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/b2e7ee32-ad28-4ec4-89aa-a8b8c98f95a5

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        pat

        lengthy, worth a read;

        29 Mar: Reason: Good News! No Need to Have a Mental Breakdown Over ‘Climate Collapse’
        The hot new Deep Adaptation report about near-term climate catastrophe is overblown.
        by Ronald Bailey
        Famine
        Bendell asserts that “we are already in the midst of dramatic changes that will impact massively and negatively on agriculture within the next twenty years.” These impacts are supposedly already inducing the “sense of near-term disruption to our ability to feed ourselves and our families.” When contemplating Bendell’s prophecies of imminent agricultural collapse, everyone should keep in mind that cereal and livestock production have both nearly quadrupled since 1961 even as average global temperatures have risen…
        https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/29/good-news-no-need-to-have-a-mental-break

        the writer:

        Wikipedia: Ronald Bailey is an American libertarian science writer. He has written or edited several books on economics, ecology, and biotechnology…Bailey was the 1993 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)…
        He has lectured at Harvard University, Rutgers University, McGill University, University of Alaska, Université du Québec, the Cato Institute, the Instituto de Libertad y Desarrollo (Chile), and the American Enterprise Institute…
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Bailey

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      Kinky Keith

      It is absolutely disgusting that innocent people are being used and mislead to the point that they suffer grief over something that does not exist.

      That’s in the USA, but here in Australia the process is applied in similar fashion.

      Opportunism and group think are good partners in helping those steering the good ship climate change.

      Skillful political manipulators can achieve social control and personal wealth through the vehicle of Climate Change without a shot being fired and then receive the adoration of those they have fleeced.

      Actually, fleeced is too soft a word.

      Enslaved, is more appropriate.

      KK

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    theRealUniverse

    Can Flannery please explain how an extra 293 CO2 molecules per million can wreck the Great Barrier Reef?
    And for every 300 molecules above the water theres a million below it.

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      Another Ian

      It is another of those two strings of extensive mathematics connected by “and then a miracle happens” (/s)

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    Ivor Surveyor

    My back yard pool is available to them any time

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    pat

    29 Mar: Marxist.org: Britain: The banks and climate change: don’t divest – nationalise!
    by Dan Morley
    British left-wing organisation Momentum has launched a national campaign calling on banks to divest from fossil fuel corporations. And the Labour Party has launched its own call for a Green New Deal. This highlights the need for public ownership of the monopolies.
    This weekend (30/31) Momentum will be organising over 40 protests outside branches of Barclays bank nationwide. They have launched this initiative to pressure Barclays to stop funding the fossil fuel industry. As they explain:
    “Rather than digging more coal mines, drilling more oil fields and building more pipelines, we need to radically transform our energy infrastructure and build a green economy for the many.” etc…
    Instead of placing a demand on Barclays to ‘divest’ from fossil fuels, however, we should campaign for the British Labour Party to nationalise the banking sector…

    The Corbyn movement should link up with the Labour for a Green New Deal campaign, and help to give it organisational heft, with Momentum’s already existing network of local groups. Better still, they could help give it a more radical socialist programme – including demands for the nationalisation of the banks and the energy companies. With that programme, Labour would have a ready made answer to accusations that this green programme can’t be paid for…READ ON
    https://www.marxist.com/britain-the-banks-and-climate-change-don-t-divest-nationalise.htm

    behind paywall:

    28 Mar: UK Telegraph: Market report: Corbyn causes National Grid concern
    By Tom Rees
    National Grid’s three-month rally was blown off course after nationalisation fears were reignited by a mysterious BBC article appearing to reveal that Labour wants to seize control of the electricity and gas network giant.
    Traders blamed the FTSE 100 company’s tumble on a BBC article quickly removed from the broadcaster’s online site entitled “Labour to outline National Grid ownership plans”.
    A preview of the article remained available on search engines and appears to reveal that the opposition will unveil a policy paper outlining plans to take the company under the control of a publicly-owned “National Energy Agency”. It is understood the article was based on a Jeremy Corbyn speech and was removed…

    28 Mar: Greenpeace Unearthed: China’s power industry calls for hundreds of new coal power plants by 2030
    Under the proposal, the country could add a large coal power plant every 2 weeks for the next 12 years
    by Lauri Myllyvirta
    The largest power producers in China have asked the government to allow for the development of between 300 and 500 new coal power plants by 2030 in a move that could single-handedly jeopardise global climate change targets…
    The cap would enable China to build 2 large coal power stations a month for the next 12 years, and grow the country’s capacity by an amount nearly twice the size of Europe’s total coal capacity…
    For context, the total German coal/lignite plant capacity is less than 50GW, while in Poland it is below 30 GW…
    Under the industry proposal, around 400GW of new capacity would be added in 2020s, meaning that this capacity will be much less than a decade old in 2030, making rapid retirement less palatable…
    https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2019/03/28/china-new-coal-plants-2030-climate/

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      el gordo

      ‘The cap would enable China to build 2 large coal power stations a month for the next 12 years, and grow the country’s capacity by an amount nearly twice the size of Europe’s total coal capacity…’

      This makes a mockery of our virtue signalling.

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      What The! (my bolding here)

      28 Mar: Greenpeace Unearthed: China’s power industry calls for hundreds of new coal power plants by 2030
      Under the proposal, the country could add a large coal power plant every 2 weeks for the next 12 years

      Don’t tell me Greenpeace have only just discovered this. Surely not.

      They’re doing that right now.

      They’ve been doing this since 2005, and in fact have only recently (in the last three years or so) CUT IT BACK to that level, because it was one new plant a week. I started doing what do in early 2008, and it was one a week even then.

      In 2010, China finally overtook the U.S. as the largest power generating Country on Planet Earth. Now it is 1.7 times larger than the U.S. (7000TWH vs 4180TWH) Right now, China alone generates, just from coal fired power alone, 125% of the total power generated from EVERY source in the U.S.

      Australia generates around 210TWH a year from every source of power generation. Just from coal fired power alone, China is adding a whole of Australia (that figure of 210TWH) every …..23 weeks.

      And it’s EASING BACK.

      Tony.

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    pat

    FakeNewsAgencies, being carried worldwide:

    ‘I want snow for Christmas:’ Students demand climate action
    Washington Post – 15 hours ago

    28 Mar: SanFranciscoChronicle: ‘I want snow for Christmas:’ Students demand climate action
    by Frank Jordans, Associated Press; David Rising contributed to this report
    Carrying signs with slogans such as “I want snow for Christmas” and “The climate is changing, why aren’t we?”, the demonstrators gathered in a park near the capital’s main train station before marching through the government district.
    Police estimated the size of the crowd at more than 20,000…

    ***The crowd applauded wildly and chanted “Greta, Greta” as she wrapped up her short speech and left the stage. Thunberg later met with scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, just outside the German capital…
    “The young people are right to say that this is about intergenerational justice,” said the Potsdam Institute’s director, Johan Rockstrom. “Science clearly shows that climate action today, or the lack thereof, defines the world our children and grandchildren will have to live in.”…
    https://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Thousands-of-students-march-in-Berlin-in-climate-13725771.php

    28 Mar: LosAngelesTimes: In-Depth: If it’s Friday, here’s what young climate change activists worldwide are up to
    By Erik Kirschbaum (Reuters – tho not mentioned)
    “You can’t possibly expect children and teenagers to understand all the complex issues involved and how it can be dealt with sensibly and economically,” Christian Lindner, the leader of the Free Democrats, a pro-business opposition party in Parliament, and a critic of the rallies, was quoted as saying in Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “This is an issue that is better left for professionals.”

    Stefan Rahmstorf, a climate scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, countered Lindner’s criticism by writing that professional scientists were on the students’ side.
    “The students are out marching on the streets because politicians have failed to meet the targets despite all their pretty promises,” he wrote in a recent Twitter post…
    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-germany-worldwide-climate-change-20190328-story.html

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      Kinky Keith

      Frightening stuff.

      But then I’ve seen anger and aggression in a crowd of 10,000 coming out of a soccer match: all pumped up, solely on the basis of group feeling. No football involved, just that strange human need to belong to something: anything.

      KK

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    pat

    29 Mar: BreakingNewsIreland: Carbon tax to hit lowest earners hardest, says Social Justice Ireland
    By Digital Desk staff
    A new report recommends raising the tax from €20 to ***€80 per tonne by 2030.
    This will, in turn, have knock-on effects on the cost of fuel and the likes of coal and gas.
    “There are hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling at the margin of survival,” said Dr Seán Healy, CEO of Social Justice Ireland.
    “Over 15% of the population has an income below the poverty line.
    “If (an increased) carbon tax comes in, these are the people that are most vulnerable.
    “The proportion of their income that will pay towards carbon tax is much higher than the proportion that would be paid by wealthy people,” he concluded.
    https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/carbon-tax-to-hit-lowest-earners-hardest-says-social-justice-ireland-914295.html

    behind paywall:

    29 Mar: Independent Ireland: Massive carbon tax increases will be frozen until fuel poverty fears eased
    by Cormac McQuinn
    The looming row between Fine Gael and Fianna Fail over carbon tax hikes has been kicked down the road to summer…
    https://www.independent.ie/au/news/environment/massive-carbon-tax-increases-will-be-frozen-until-fuel-poverty-fears-eased-37962611.html

    April Fools:

    28 Mar: CBC: Conservatives plan to mass-text voters in 4 provinces to campaign against carbon tax
    Federal carbon plan comes into effect April 1
    by Elise von Scheel
    Starting Thursday, the Conservative Party will be mass-texting voters with a message from federal Leader Andrew Scheer insisting the Trudeau government’s carbon tax has to go.
    One of the planned texts reads: “Andrew Scheer here. Trudeau’s carbon tax will raise gas prices 5 cents on Monday, so fill your tank!”…

    The federal carbon tax “backstop” kicks in April 1 in the four provinces that did not introduce their own carbon pricing systems — Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. (Both Nunavut and Yukon have asked to use the federal system, which will start for them on July 1.)

    The carbon tax is being charged on 21 different fuel inputs, including gasoline, at an initial rate of $20 per tonne of carbon emissions, which is to slowly rise to ***$50 per tonne by 2022.
    Since its inception, pushback against the Trudeau government’s plan has been intense. To accommodate some of the concerns, the Liberals announced a rebate system for households in the four backstop provinces…
    Many experts have said that a carbon tax is the cheapest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while opponents say a carbon tax is nothing more that a government cash grab, rebates notwithstanding.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-carbon-tax-ads-von-scheel-1.5074208

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    pat

    29 Mar: WestmanJournal: Carbon tax countdown: Unanswered questions from businesses, says CFIB
    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business urges government to cancel the tax and work with provinces on customized approaches to climate change.
    (The CFIB is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses with 4800 members in Manitoba)
    “The federal carbon backstop plan is already turning into a red tape nightmare for small firms,” said CFIB president Dan Kelly. “We have approached the government for clarification on the questions we have been fielding from small business owners across the country, but we have been left with even more questions. Small business owners already overwhelmingly oppose the carbon backstop, and this is just adding to their frustration.”

    In a recent CFIB survey, 87 per cent of small businesses in the four affected provinces opposed the federal carbon tax plan. Small businesses, along with municipalities, universities, school boards and hospitals, will contribute almost 50 per cent of the carbon tax revenues, but get just seven per cent back in the form of grants and rebates, while consumers will receive 90 per cent of the payments.

    In addition, four out of five surveyed businesses said they would be able to pass on less than a quarter of the new costs to consumers.
    “While the financial support for small business represents only a fraction of their additional costs, what makes it even worse is that there are still no details on what this $1.5 billion fund will look like,” said Jonathan Alward, CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs for Manitoba. “How can small firms apply for these funds? What kinds of projects will qualify? Will they have to pay for the costs up front or wait for reimbursement? It’s hard for business owners to feel supported when these basic details are lacking.”

    The federal plan also includes a confusing slew of rules on registrations and exemptions. Businesses in transportation, fuel distributors and manufacturers who use petroleum products have to register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) by April 1 or face a $2,000 fine. Farmers and fishers are exempt from paying the tax on certain fuels, and greenhouse operators have an 80 per cent exemption. All these business owners must fill out an exemption certificate to hand in to their distributor, who must also be registered in order to pass down the exemption.

    Some of the top questions business owners have been asking CFIB include:
    • Which “eligible farming activities” are covered by the farming exemption?
    • What types of businesses are required to register by April 1 and for which businesses is registration optional?
    • Are distributors required to itemize the fuel charge on their receipts? And, what other records are they required to keep?
    • How will businesses who obtain exemptions be required to prove to the CRA how they used the fuel in case of an audit?

    “The federal carbon tax is patently unfair to small firms, who are not only being asked to absorb the majority of the new costs, but also subsidize larger rebates for households,” concluded Kelly. “Now, they are also facing countless hours untangling a new mess of rules with precious few days left before the tax comes into effect. Small businesses deserve better than this.”
    https://www.westmanjournal.com/opinion/carbon-tax-countdown-unanswered-questions-from-businesses-says-cfib-1.23774803

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    Latus Dextro

    Taking this as seriously as it deserves to be treated, It strikes me that there is a pervasive variation of mental deficiency afflicting the Australian MSM, whose adoption of rank propaganda is inversely related to the level of institutional self-awareness.
    They have quite literally lost the plot and forgotten what it was all about.
    It’s vaguely reminiscent, but in a colossally more stupid manner, of the ultimate question and the reductio ad absurdum answer of 42.

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    el gordo

    “Coal in truth stands not beside but entirely above all other commodities. It is the material energy of the country — the universal aid — the factor in everything we do. With coal almost any feat is possible or easy; without it we are thrown back into the laborious poverty of early times. With such facts familiarly before us, it can be no matter of surprise that year by year we make larger draughts upon a material of such myriad qualities — of such miraculous powers.”

    William Stanley Jevons 1865

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    Travis T. Jones

    Venezuela has more blackouts just in time for Earth Hour … (yes, it’s Saturday night, tonight) …

    Venezuela returns to ‘Middle Ages’ during power outages

    “Walking for hours, making oil lamps, bearing water.

    For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide blackout that has lasted days, it’s like being thrown back to life centuries ago.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/venezuela-returns-middle-ages-during-power-outages-143506671.html

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is asking everyone to switch off their lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, as part of its annual Earth Hour.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5102141/earth-hour-2019-lights-impact/

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      AndyG55

      “The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is asking everyone to switch off their lights”

      All those newly purchased LED’s.

      WOW ! That’ll make a dent… NOT !!

      Rampant mind-numbed symbolism, NOTHING more.

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    Ciantar

    Awesome the oceans are so clean that you can swim in them naked deep into the water. Why do we have to do something about this Climate Change when it fixes the oceans.

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