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Green Murder — “Don’t let them get away with it” by Ian Plimer

From Ian Plimer: My latest book, Green Murder, will be released on 22nd November 2021. All pre-publication orders I will sign and inscribe. (Put it on your Christmas wishlist, or give it to a friend!)

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Green Murder, Ian Plimer

In this book I charge the greens with murder. They murder humans who are kept in eternal poverty without coal-fired electricity. They support slavery and early deaths of black child miners. They murder forests and their wildlife by clear felling for mining and wind turbines. They murder forests and wildlife with their bushfire policies. They murder economies producing unemployment, hopelessness, collapse of communities, disrupted social cohesion and suicide.

They murder free speech and freedoms and their takeover of the education system has ended up in the murdering of the intellectual and economic future of young people. They terrify children into mental illness with their apocalyptic death cult lies and exaggerations. They try to divide a nation. They are hypocrites and such angry ignorant people should never touch other people’s money.

The greens are guilty of murder. The sentence is life with no parole in a cave in the bush enjoying the benefits of Net Zero.

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During the time I was writing this book, the coal price rose 100% and LNG price 500%. Don’t tell me that fossil fuels are on the path to extinction. They are needed for survival.

Civilisation advances one coal-fired power station at a time.

If this book has offended you, so be it. Take a daily teaspoon of cement to harden up, broaden your knowledge, reduce your biases and challenge your thinking.

No matter how offended you might be, feelings are not evidence. Green activists are able to get away with murder because they are unchallenged. Certa Bonum Certamen. Don’t let them get away with it.

To pre-order Green Murder

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The manufacture and charging of electric vehicles (EVs) produces 11-28% more carbon dioxide emissions than for an equivalent diesel vehicle. EVs use far more metal than conventional cars. EVs are a toy for rich virtue-signalling city residents who occasionally drive short urban trips. EVs survive on subsidies and subsidised infrastructure; overload the grid during charging; can’t be used in grid-locked traffic or for long distances and regularly catch alight. If countries change to 100% EVs, then grids are unable to cope because 70% of all electricity will be used for charging cars. The metals for 100% EVs have yet to be found. EVs owners knowingly support child slave labour in the Congo to produce cobalt, devastation of tropical rainforests to produce nickel and totalitarianism for lithium battery production in China.

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There have been at least 26 periods of significant global warming over the last 2.6 million years. The Greenland ice sheet shows 40 warmings over the last 500 years. Why is the current slight warming any different? Reefs have appeared and disappeared for 3,700 million years. The Great Barrier Reef has appeared and disappeared 60 times over the last three million years. There have been five major mass extinctions of complex life, over 20 minor mass extinctions and the number of species on the planet is increasing despite species turnover. Cold climates kill life.

Reefs have been on Earth 3,500 million years, coral reefs have been around for 650 million years and past reefs have died due to sea level fall and sediment and volcanic ash inundation. The 2,000-km long Great Barrier Reef comprises 3,000 reefs built on dead coral 50-100 metres thick. It is dynamic, has migrated, has died and recovered five times in the last 30,000 years and is not threatened by a higher carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, by sea level rise or ocean temperature rise.

For hundreds of thousands of years, humans and other organisms have adapted and flourished to great and rapid natural climate changes. Surely adaptation by an advanced technological society would be easier.

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What exactly is Net Zero? If it means no fossil fuel use then we go back 200 hundred years. We’ve been there. Endless mud, dung, shortened lives, disease, no heating, no cooling, nothing of the modern world and no hope. Some EU leaders are telling us that under Net Zero we will own nothing and be happy. I call this communist slavery.

 

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162 comments to Green Murder — “Don’t let them get away with it” by Ian Plimer

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    PeterS

    Well given PM Morrison has recently made it clear he wants zero emissions by 2050, just as the ALP_Greens do then it’s obvious what we must do at the next federal election. Don’t vote for either major party. Simples. Either that or just continue to vote as per usual expecting a different result. Those with even an ounce of intelligence knows that sort of approach is a sign of foolishness.

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      TdeF

      And as Albanese says plainly, Morrison has failed Australia, making promises he does not intend to keep and relying on technologies which do not exist. Just like the Greens as he plays them at their own game. Whereas under Albanese and outright communist opportunist Bandt, Labor and their Watermelon partners would really crucify the people on the Green altar. It does not take an ounce of intelligence to see that.

      Pushers of windmills and solar panels and shutting down Australia accuse Morrison of just playing along, playing for time. Which is precisely what he is doing. And as the world rapidly cools, the very basis of the Global Warming religion will collapse. And Climate Change will encompass Global Cooling. Just watch. Caused by Carbon Dioxide. As before, someone will make something up and call it Climate Science, consensus which is very different from real science because proof is never required.

      What is different about the leaders of the Coalition is that they have had responsible jobs before politics where Shorten, Albanese and even President Biden have never done anything else. They could not care less about Global Warming. Straight from law degrees into a a great life with other people’s money. “We tell them what they want to hear and when we get power, we do what we like”. Bandt’s statement to me would apply equally to the appalling Daniel Andrews. Wuhan Flu and Carbon pollution are just paths to power.

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        Ross

        All Albanese has to do is declare the Labor Party is now ambivalent about Net Zero because he believes all the policies surrounding it will just hurt ” the worker”. If he carefully declares his support for the working man and woman, or has some support for underprivileged suffering from higher power prices from those electricity barons – he will romp in the next election. Bash the electricity barons like they used to bash the banks. Then maybe promise to build a new HELE coal fired power plant in either the Latrobe Valley, Hunter Valley or Qld. All those rusted on Labor Party supporters who cant quite bring themselves to vote LNP would come back in droves.

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        Geoffrey+Williams

        Morrison is the lesser of two evils and by a long chalk . .
        GeoffW

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          GlenM

          Duplicity in Morrison and Albanese. I hope that people would vote for a conviction politician, but I doubt if many out there have any connect to what is going on. That is the MSM telling them how to think. Liberal Democrats looking sorta ok, but I don’t agree with their immigration policy for one. The future is looking a bit on the “iffy ” side.

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          TedM

          What Morrison needs is a backbone. Definitely lacking.

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        Grogery

        There’s not much different about scomo and albo.

        They are both massive hypocrites, both spew verbal diarrhea, and both will desert their original policies for their own benefit at the drop of a hat.

        The one difference which appears most obvious to me is that scomo doesn’t have that unbearable speech impediment.

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          Maptram

          We will see over coming months whether Albo is any different to Shorten. I recall, before that last election, the Unions in Queensland were demanding that Labor candidates to sign a letter of support for coal mining while the Greens were opposed to coal so Shorten sat on the fence. He couldn’t support coal mining as the unions demanded which would upset the Greens and he couldn’t support the Greens because that would upset the unions.

          So how will Albo deal with such a situation?

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      Strop

      If you’re not voting for either major party you need to carefully consider your preferencing and you need to make sure you know who the “independent” you vote for will side with if either party does not have the numbers to govern in their own right.

      Remember how Gillard formed govt and gave us a “carbon” tax. With the help of three independents of which at least two were expected to side with the coalition.

      Although the Libs have stated a 2050 (or thereabouts) net zero target they are still miles away from Labor/Greens on the issue.

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      David Maddison

      United Australia Party looks like a good alternative, now Australia’s largest political party by numbers of members.

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      Dennis

      As far back as I am aware of his comment PM Morrison at the G7 Meeting said Australia would not sign an agreement for net zero emissions, and that remains true after COP26.

      His repeated answer is that Australia has “an aspirational goal” for net zero emissions by 2050 but reliant upon research and development of new technologies if possible to achieve to get there.

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        Dennis

        If the red thumbs down means that my comment is incorrect please feel free to post your alternative view, if you have one.

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      FrankH

      Why is net zero always 10, 20, 30 years in the future? Is it because by then not achieving it will be somebody else’s problem? Why not net zero in 6 months or a year? That would concentrate some minds.

      Is it the same reason that for the last 30 or 40 years we always seem to have had only 10 years to save the world?

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    sophocles

    “A deal aimed at staving off dangerous climate change has been struck at COP26 summit in Glasgow.”
    -New headline from Radio New Zealand.

    A new climate deal. Great. The IPCC and the Cop meeting think that the climate is still warming and will continue to warm past 2040, by which time it will, in all probability be regarded as “dangerous.” The Grand Solar Minimum the planet has just enetered is unheard of by these idiots. As far as they are concerned, CO2 output is increasing so therefore everything must be warming.

    “They” won’t be paying any attention to the winter weather which is ncoming. It’s been early and deep snow/frost already. Without fuel, people will die but that’s just what they seem to want. I hope rebellion will result. The surprise when the cooling becomes noticeable will be highly amusing. I’m already laughing. The Poor Things.

    And it won’t take too long.

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      sophocles

      If you want to find what to expect weather-wise, read Charles Dickens’ books, they will give you a clear eye-witness point of view. They were written during the years of the Dalton Minimum; 1795 – 1850.

      The Dalton Minimum saw a huge volcanic eruption creating the 1816 Year Without a Summer. That could happen again especially for the Eddy Minimum. (the name advanced for this new one.)

      We have no choice. Our survival depends on our research. Crops will fail so food supplies may become short. You have about three years to prepare for growing your own. We have no say, so enjoy what you can.

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      Graeme No.3

      2040 Sophocles? You must keep up with the alarms.
      1967: Too Late, dire famine by 1975
      1970: New Ice Age by 2020.
      1974: Another Ice Age coming fast
      1974: Another Ice Age — Armadillos moving south Tell tale signs are everywhere,
      1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life’
      1979: Mutant Killer bees a threat (Michael Caine appeared in the movie)
      1983: The seas could rise 1o feet or more in the next few decades
      1988: The Maldives will be underwater by 2018
      1989: 10 Years to solve Climate Crisis
      1997, Scientists warn kyoto delegates this decade has already produced 9 of the 11 hottest years of the century.
      1998: This will be UK’s hottest year since 1106
      2000: ‘Children won’t know what snow is by 2010
      2002: Famine within 10 years UNLESS…
      2004: Britain to have Siberian climate by 2020
      2005: Sydney’s dams could be dry in 2 years
      2007 Arctic summers ice free by 2012, 2013, etc. 2013: Arctic ice-free by 2016, 2013: Arctic ice-free by 2015
      2007: Wind energy to power UK by 2020,
      2008: This drought may never break BOM
      2009: Prince Charles says only 8 years to save the planet 2010:
      2008: Adelaide may run out of water by 2009
      2009: Greenland Ice Sheet has less than 10 years
      2012 Enjoy snow now, by 2020 it will be gone
      2014: Only 500 days before ‘climate chaos’
      2015: Armadillos moving North: a clear sign of climate change
      2017: Only 4 years to save the Planet
      2018: Only 12 years to save the planet
      2020: 6 of the last 7 years have been the hottest EVER!

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        TdeF

        A good list. Loved the armadillos moving wisely both north and south.

        However “6 of the last 7 years have been the hottest EVER!” is designed to be scary, but it is not. Think of what it doesn’t say.

        It says there was warming but there has been no warming for seven years.
        But CO2 is going up steadily regardless of human output and perhaps the ocean surfaces are getting hotter but the air is no hotter than it was 7 years ago.

        So this statement actually says both that warming has stopped and warming is obviously not connected to CO2 but we have to come up with something scary sounding and this is our best shot.

        These statements are not ignorance, not simply wrong, they were deceitful when they were uttered.

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          TdeF

          And if you wanted to assume correlation was causation, you would now draw the reasonable conclusion that ocean warming causes an increase in aerial CO2, based on the fact that 98% of all CO2 is dissolved in the oceans, it is the pretty simple flat beer effect. Or Henry’s Law if you prefer. And ocean acidification is absolute rubbish, as proven by the infamous James Cook University where the fake unreproducible results are clearly acceptable.

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          Raven

          Yes, but let’s not forget the heat was ‘hiding in the deep ocean’.
          Of course, we have no thermometers in the deep ocean. It’s all due to that magic molecule.

          “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.”

          [Kevin Trenberth, Climategate1, 2009]

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          Graeme No.3

          TdeF:
          As John Armadillo said “an armadillo has got to do what an armadillo’s got to do”.

          And that “6 of the last 7 years” is a recycling of the 1990’s one “9 of the last 11 years have been the hottest recorded”.

          But my favourite is “1998 was the hottest year since 1106”. Of course these days any mention of the Medieval Warm period is verboten.

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          another ian

          Maybe an explanation for the armadillo problem

          The 1974 ones studies were in USA and moving towards the equator

          And the 2015 ones were in South America and – – -. BTW armadillo (tatu) is a delicacy in parts of Brasil

          Just don’t ask what the opposite numbers were doing and it all fits (/s)

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        Sambar

        Yes, G3, predicting the future has always been difficult, that said though, predicting the past is much easier with not one of those 27 predictions having come anywhere near reality. So top marks for all the “learned” authorities that not only got it wrong but also failed to own their “predictions” and acknowledge that they were WRONG

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          Graeme No.3

          Sambar:
          I can assure you that there were more than 27 wrong.
          I could have included Svante Arrhenius’s prediction that we would run out of oil before 2020 (although looking at the price at the service station today perhaps????
          And he was no orphan when it came to the world heating up (at that time). Others displayed fancy footwork and switched predictions between 1979 (Ice Age coming) and 1981 (Global Warming -we’re going to fry).

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        Bill+In+Oz

        ya staying nice & warm Graeme ?
        It’s Winter in November in South Australia !
        And in lots of other places.
        Confounding the warmista brigade
        Who can only reply with insults & bullying to the cold weather.
        I suggest we tie all the bloody warmistas to posts
        And leave them there overnight
        Till they FEEL the cold again !

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        Hugh

        ” Enjoy snow now, by 2020 it will be gone”

        P.S. Except in the Australian Alps 2021 in mid-November.

        Check out the snow cams at Perisher,Thredbo,and especially Falls Creek today 15 Nov at compared with, say, 11 Nov,couple of days back. Talk about catastrophic climate change!!

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          Graeme No.3

          Hugh,
          that was for Australia. There were also predictions about snow disappearing from Scottish slopes and “children in England” about the same time.

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            Hugh

            Graeme, yes! I was working in the UK in 2003-4 when the guy who said that about children not knowing snow was a guru, and his 2000 words were gospel on the BBC.

            From my personal and/or anecdotal knowledge, children in the UK have grown up knowing snow every year, in greater or lesser amounts, since 2000.

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          The more it snows (Tiddely pom)
          The more it goes (Tiddely pom)
          The more it goes (Tiddely pom)
          On snowing.

          And nobody knows (Tiddely pom)
          How cold my toes (Tiddely pom)
          How cold my toes (Tiddely pom)
          Are growing.

          H/t A.A.Milne.

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        sophocles

        Graeme No 3 @ #2.2:

        Sheesh: Is that all? I was expecting more!
        Lot’s more!

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          Graeme No.3

          I left out the ones about Glacier Park in Montana becoming ice free. Starting in 1923 they keep predicting the end of the glaciers there.
          Actually I believe the predictions started early when there was some melting in the 1870’s and 80’s but haven’t bothered to research them.
          The predictions reached their height in the Obma years with billboards being put up in the Park claiming that the glaciers would all be gone by 2020. And would you know? By 2020 all the billboards had gone.

          I think the latest ‘dead-line’ for the glaciers is 2035.

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      Dennis

      Prince Charles will be shocked, no tipping point of warming in ten years time, instead the new Little Ice Age begins, the ice man cometh.

      I have a theory based on the so obvious panic setting in, the climate hoax warming scare is running out of time and the political and money grabbing exercises will completely lose whatever impact is left, so bring forward net zero emissions to the present day and ignore the 2030 Paris Agreement targets timing which was going to be the start of net zero?

      I trust that readers here are aware of the agenda to extract $1.3 billion a year from developed nation’s contributions based on an irrevocable commitment, for redistribution to developing nations to deal with “climate change”? Prime Minister Morrison rejected the “green fund contribution” demand in 2019 from memory, he became PM late in 2018, and instead without commitment decided to “help” Pacific nation neighbours with funding, really foreign aid but tagged climate. This was also a tactical decision to counter China’s approach to those nations.

      Despite the left leaning media misinformation and failure to report other what should be political news the Government has done very well to navigate a minefield of UN based problems, the latest at Glasgow or FLOP26.

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    clarence.t

    CP26 ends in failure.

    Developing countries refuse to co-operate with the Green agenda

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2021/11/14/cop26-ends-in-humiliating-failure/#more-54019

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      TdeF

      The great lie of COP26 is that the world could have been built on windmills and solar panels. Everything in Glasgow, Britain, the world has been built on coal. The entire revolution which has empowered the world and dragged billions out of abject poverty and subsistence agriculture is built on coal. Historically the gas which powered cities like Melbourne was coal gas.

      So 40,000 people attended a conference on ending life as we know it, and most flew and some drove or caught a train. Then Airports, hotels, taxis, restaurants to discuss the ending of our way of life. In groups of hundreds of people from as far away as Australia. Private jets, heads of state, crowds of up to 300 people from individual countries. The hypocrisy was just breathtaking as they holiday before or after. Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos had fun in Turkey first. It’s a wonderful world, telling poor people how to suffer.

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      I explain the huge gaff here:
      https://www.cfact.org/2021/11/12/cop-26-with-bidens-help-the-cop-goes-wild/

      Biden/Kerry and the Western Euro leaders cooked up this insult to the developing countries. I suspect BoJo wrote it or certainly approved it. That they had just reneged on the $100 billion a year in aid made it that much worse. The developing countries were furious.

      The result was predictable. COP just got back down to business. But while the decision document fell flat, a bunch of nasty agreements were made on the side. So the game is far from up.

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    Neville

    Contrary to the nonsense in their MSM ,the facts prove we are living in the very best of times and according to the UN data projections the best is yet to come. See Lomborg, Koonin, Shellenberger etc.
    Dr Rosling’s BBC video proves the case for FOSSIL FUELS ( currently 80+% of TOTAL GLOBAL ENERGY) over and over again since the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION and he has plotted 120,000 data points over 200 years to support his calculations.

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

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    Simon

    It will be interesting to see if Ian addresses the alternative where temperatures increase triggering ‘murderous’ tipping points.
    Let’s have a look at Ian’s potential conflicts of interest:
    Directorships of KEFI Minerals Ivanhoe Australia Ltd, TNT Mines Ltd, Niuminco Group Ltd, Silver City Minerals Ltd, Roy Hill Holdings and Queensland Coal Investments.
    Over 5.4 million shares of KEFI Minerals plus shares and stock options in other mining companies.

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      TedM

      “It will be interesting to see if Ian addresses the alternative where temperatures increase triggering ‘murderous’ tipping points.”
      Simon can you tell us just what those tipping points might be, it would be handy to know. And I assume that such a tipping point would have to be at a pint where the earth has never been before, or we wouldn’t all be here discussing this.

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        Indeed, no such tipping points are known to occur.

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          Interested

          David+Wojick: “Indeed, no such tipping points are known to occur.”
          Nope, you’re wrong!
          YOU mightn’t know about such tipping points but HRH Prince Charles knows a number of them and offers you the chance to make your own choice:-

          March 2009, Prince Charles: “Be in no doubt that unless greenhouse gas emissions reach their peak [and then start declining] within about 100 months – just 100 months – it may well be too late to stop temperatures rising beyond dangerous levels.”
          July 18, 2015, Prince Charles: The world has “ .. just 35 years to save the planet” from “Global Warming”
          July 11, 2019, Prince Charles: “I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival.”

          Prince Charles has told us, in the above series of tipping-points, that the world will be beyond saving in 2017 .. no, wait, 2050 … ummm, just a minute .. no, it’ll definitely be early 2021.
          Take your pick!
          See?
          I hope you feel suitably humbled.

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            Graeme No.3

            Interested:
            You might have missed
            2020: (February) Prince Charles says humans have just ten years left to save the planet.
            2020: (November) Prince Charles says ‘we are literally at the last hour’

            Personally I think that Charlie passed the tipping point years ago.

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              Interested

              Thank you for completing the list, ‘Graeme No.3’
              I note that your two extra ‘royal’ tipping points originated in 2020 – after the three I submitted – which reveals that Prince Charles is happy to offer an increasing range of doomsday dates to choose from, as time goes by.
              Still, I suppose variety is the spice of life, as they say!
              I’m impressed that His Highness remains utterly unabashed by the inherent inconsistencies in his predictions, but then again, Al Gore and Tim Flannery (among many other warming alarmists) are similarly blasé about the imprecision of what they love to call ‘The Science’.

              And I’m impressed too that essentially none of the so-called journalists of the MSM has felt the slightest obligation to highlight any of these inconsistencies; returning over and over again to Prince Charles for more quotes without ever mentioning the unresolved problems apparent in the previous ones.

              And at the risk of being accused of pedantry, I’m disappointed that our Cambridge-educated Prince doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “literally”, in your November 2020 quote.
              According to Charles at that point, he had only 60 minutes left in which to be vindicated.
              What did he expect? Thunderbolts from Zeus? {Chuckle!}

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      Rowjay

      The renew green economy is incredibly dependent on mining and energy-intensive processing of minerals. He is doing you a favor by ensuring the resources and technology is available.

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      Ken+Stewart

      Good on him. He puts his money where his mouth is. He’s no fool. If you’ve got brains you’ll buy shares in those companies too.

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      el+gordo

      The tipping point has arrived, its freezing in south east Australia and summer is only a couple of weeks away.

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        RickWill

        Snow at 1000m in Victoria and 200m in Tasmania. SE Melbourne will barely crack into double digit temperature today.

        All the water being dumped on Australia now means it will be cooler through this summer than recent years. Double banger La Nina!
        https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/ocean/surface/currents/overlay=sea_surface_temp_anomaly/orthographic=-150.79,-5.33,557/loc=-148.569,4.278

        Sea level will fall. Australia does not return most of the water very fast. It is the only land mass where rainfall is not a good predictor of river runoff. The water in the middle will probably get picked up and dropped a dozen times before it makes its way to the coast. It could be another year before it gets back to the ocean from where it came.

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          el+gordo

          Sea level should fall and bounce back, but if La Nina conditions continue for a decade I reckon we’ll see a sea level hiatus.

          Not much credit is given to the Great Artesian Basin and its ability to slow SLR.

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          Rowjay

          The widespread rain is very good news for all of our aquifers – a great recharge for the Great Artesian Basin and all of the other alluvial systems – nature at work – good stuff.

          More atmospheric CO2, more rapid plant growth – a heavenly vegan environment.

          More vegetation, more naturally stored water. Whats not to like?

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            RickWill

            a heavenly vegan environment.

            Also more bushfires unless the green tinged councisl and state forest rangers start to realise plants grow faster and need more attention. Lush green turns to dry brown and then makes very intense fires. The cycle of life in The Australian bush is speeding up as more CO2 feeds the biosphere.

            Saw on the weekend that WA is inundated with avocados. So many that they are not worth harvesting. Simply too much of a good thing and too expensive to get to eastern markets. Holy- guacamole.

            Actually my fruit tress have not tolerated the wet very well. Two plum trees had very little productive bloom. I think it rotted. I will have to remove lush top growth on apple trees to get the apples to ripen. Leaves on the apricot went mouldy.

            The wet weather may hit grapes. They have a tendency to rot during flowering.

            Wheat still forecast to be one of the best and selling into strong offshore market.

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              Chris

              And the fires will pump mega tonnes of CO2 and ash ( nutrients) into the atmosphere, which in turn will feed the phytoplankton in the oceans. Thus putting the O2 back into the atmosphere and providing essential food for the bottom feeders of the food chain.

              And the cycle of life continues, you would think that we would be smart enough now to live with it.

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          peter

          Rick,
          It was reported on ABC TV news- weather this morning that snow had fallen to sea-level in parts of Tasmania and just 2 weeks from start of summer? The irony was lost on the ABC TV morning crew (including weatherman Nat) that such weather dramatically contradicts claims of catastrophic climate change (global warming) or a climate crisis being upon us. But just watch, any cooling trend that becomes apparent will be put down to chaotic weather resulting from CO2 induced atmospheric heating – climate change. Hey Simon, explain that?

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          Dennis

          From memory and from Australian Geographic Magazine that published a map inserted into one of the issues the coastline of Australia not very long ago was where the continental shelf is today, once grasslands and Australian Aborigine hunting grounds.

          During the last Ice Age what is today the Gulf of Carpentaria in Northern Australia was a lake.

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        Strop

        My lawn is usually getting good growth by now (80km east of Melb) but it’s still quite dormant. Quite unusually haven’t had to mow yet.

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        Sambar

        Damn this global warming. I am burning next years wood supply to stay warm. Snow ( lots) on the mountain behind the house. Dog won’t go outside and while i’m not complaining about the rain, I did get well and truly bogged in the creek yesterday while trying to get close to the wind falls over the fence line

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          Annie

          Our stove is still going. I’m about to cook a Christmas cake in its oven. Luckily some windfall wood here was ready-seasoned and has helped to boost supply!
          Our East Gippsland son sent us a pic a couple of days ago of a backhoe thoroughly bogged in near the top of a hill! Our work to finish grinding out old pine tree roots is at a standstill as it’s all too soggy. It follows that levelling, re-fencing and planting new trees is impossible right now, so it all looks messy and horrible.
          Didn’t spot the snow; neighbours trees gradually blocking the view to the east.

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            Sambar

            Just got back from giving the dog a run in the white stuff. Dogs are funny, he hates the cold and wet feet but show him the snow and its doggie nirvana.
            His main plan is to eat it all ! I had to abandon the climb to the summit as the snow was falling quite heavily and very cold, also the track up is steep, covered in windfalls and slippery as all get out. Probably not the place for a geriatric old curmudgeon to be late in the day.

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      clarence.t

      “the alternative where temperatures increase triggering ‘murderous’ tipping points.”

      LOL, now why would he diverge from science into the realm of non-science fantasy ??

      World has been degrees warmer than current very cool temperatures, for most of the last 10,000 years.

      And guess what, whenever those warmer period existed, the planet flourished.

      You know you will never be able to argue the actual science that shows that “there is no climate crisis” (except perhaps imminent cooling), so you have to try the ad hom by association fallacy.

      And remember.. all that mining and all those minerals will be needed, to even come close to producing enough useless wind and solar replaceables to even come close to lowering CO2 emissions.

      Share stocks in mining companies are a big plus either way.

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      RickWill

      Ian’s potential conflicts of interest

      Australian miners are benefitting massively from the flight of fancy that is Net-Zero. The Minerals Council of Australia has employed green lobbyists to promote their interest. BHP have run an advertising campaign for some time about each wind generator needing 3 tonne of copper. All the ambition in the world will not make something such as intermittent power generation that is fundamentally unsustainable sustainable. However there will be massive investment in materials to produce the junk up to the point where sanity prevails. The ambition is underpinning record demand for Australian commodities.

      Wind generators and associated storage to give dispatchable output are 100-fold more material intensive than a gas turbine. Even adding up all the fuel the gas turbine uses in its life will not be greater mass than the materials that go into building and mounting wind turbines for the same total energy output over their respective lives.

      Publishing a book that harms the green dream is a threat to his business positions. Most people in the modern world place pragmatism ahead of integrity – as in it is very rare for someone to condemn the means by which they earn an income. It appears Ian Plimer is a man of integrity. Very hard to find in business these days. Maybe he is now a man of independent means and the book sales will improve his lot.

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      Kalm Keith

      I have little doubt that all that is true; if only the many previous comments you have made were so accurate and less Cyclopean eh?

      119 well done.

      https://joannenova.com.au/2021/11/well-that-explains-everything-bankers-bullied-australia-into-net-zero/#comment-2490690

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      where temperatures increase triggering ‘murderous’ tipping points.

      That may happen to people in their head when sitting some hours without ürotecting hat in the hot summer sun, you know ?? 😀

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      Simon

      Read AR6, it’s all there in considerable detail: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/#TS

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        Kalm Keith

        No.
        I read Alice in Wonderland when I was real young.

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        clarence.t

        A highly biased political report, lots of activist non-science literature.

        And as you have made very clear, you haven’t read it yourself.

        Otherwise you would be able to point to a specific chapter and page that proves, scientifically, that CO2 causes warming.

        Or are you still looking for something that just isn’t there. !!

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        el+gordo

        There are many tipping points, so let us discuss them one at a time.

        The AMOC will shut down.

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        clarence.t

        The very first statement is unequivocally wrong

        “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.
        Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere
        have occurred.”

        The warming started before human CO2 could have caused any.

        What “rapid change are they talking about? Recent warming happened in step, one around 1978-79, one at the 1998 El Nino, and one at the 2015-2017 El nino.

        Humans had absolutely no input into those natural solar powered events.

        Humans cannot warm the ocean. There is no possible way that can happen.

        Cryosphere.. there is more polar sea ice now than there has been for nearly all the last 10,000 years. Humans didn’t cause the current high level of sea ice, either.

        And yes, the one thing they get correct, is that human released CO2 has strengthened the shorter term carbon cycle, leading to planetary biosphere greening on a large scale.

        Any changes in the atmospheric temperature are purely down to solar and cyclic effects.

        Solar energy has been higher in the last 100 or so years than at any time since before the MWP, and can account for all warming in reasonably accurate and un-manipulated temperature data.

        https://i.postimg.cc/8PjKLB02/SolarActivityProxies.png

        https://i.postimg.cc/FFDD8LWc/Solar-Proxy-paleo-BE.jpg

        https://i.postimg.cc/1tSTqBTZ/Solar_vs_CET.jpg

        ——–

        So, starts with a blatantly incorrect and scientifically-unsupportable, mantra-based, nonsense statement…

        And doesn’t get any better from there.

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        Kalm Keith

        Caspian sea, has “fallen” by seven metres in the last seven thousand years.

        https://images.app.goo.gl/sxnCEjpXkWSCY11A8

        Similar study for the indopacific shows a drop of four metres.

        The important thing is that the falls have been more of an oscillation with the overall down trend.

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      Anyone believing in these “tipping points” has already tipped over one.

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      melbourne+resident

      Ian Plimer is a geologist you idiot – what else would he invest in! – read his book it will be balanced – unlike many of the remarks on this page

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    Neville

    So why have we seen such rapid improvement in Human life expectancy since 1970 and 1990?
    In 1970 global life expectancy was 56.5 years , but by 1990 this had increased to 64. But today global life exp has increased to about 73 years.
    YET the population has increased by 4.1 billion people since 1970 and 2.3 billion since 1990.
    African life exp in 1970 was about 46 and today 2021 is about 63 years. YET African pop was just 363 million in 1970 and today has blown out to 1370 million or 1.37 billion people.
    Can anyone show me a climate crisis or EXISTENTIAL THREAT around the world or for our poorest continent? Obviously not, just check out the REAL world DATA and EVIDENCE.
    Of course their Glasgow FANTASY world is whatever they want it to be. So why will the world waste endless trillions $ for decades and force us to use TOXIC, unreliable fantasies like S & W energy and destabilise our electricity grids FOREVER?

    https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/WLD/world/life-expectancy

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    We are at the peak of civilisation today. No previous generation has enjoyed the quality of life, longevity, wealth, rights, that we do. No monarch in history enjoyed the quality of life that more and more people do today.

    All thanks to fossil fuel.

    When there is a practical alternative then I will happily embrace it, but weather dependent renewables aren’t that practical alternative.

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    RickWill

    I am only beginning to realise the significance of the metaverse.

    In a way, this blog is a space in the metaverse. I do not think the blog enjoys the financial returns of other space in the metaverse.

    I did a calculation yesterday. Bitcoin is currently worth about USD1tr, a decade since its creation. ALL of the gold in the world that has taken thousands of years to accumulate is worth USD10tr. The quantity of money denominated in USD doubled in the last 6 years. That is highly inflationary. The global currency is coming down value. The me averse is the new source of speculative value and a hedge against the USD inflating away.

    Real estate is valuable and price is rising. However metaspace is cheaper to own and is beyond any single government reach. Prices are rising faster – think Bitcoin and all the block-chain space.

    The intersection of the metaverse and the real world is the electricity grid. The metaverse exist on the back of electricity grids.

    The inevitable failure of electricity grids will impact the metaverse.

    I have been thinking that old people freezing to death would create the incentive to discard the concept of Net-Zero. However I think failing electricity supplies will seriously impact the players in the metaverse and that will create a lot more noise. It is no wonder Google is backing nuclear energy. Google is a big player in the new metaspace and cannot afford to have unreliable infrastructure supporting its business model.

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    Serge Wright

    The developed world in particular relies on FF for existence. Turn off FF and most of us die without fuel and fertilisers for modern farming, transportation to the supermarkets and electricity for refrigeration. If people have a choice to continue with FF and enjoy a slightly warmer world, where you wear a T shirt for a few more weeks each year, versus one of starvation and poverty, then it’s easy to see why China and India are rejecting this Net Zero nonsense. Which leads to the question – Why do the green climate alarmists wish to kill off more than half of our country’s population ?

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      Technically they are not rejecting it as both have set net zero dates. Nor do most of the greens want to hurt anyone. They believe that wind and solar can replace FF painlessly. We disagree but the issue is what they believe, not what is true.

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    Contemptible+Blackguard

    Even ‘Lefty Bill’ – Bill Mitchell, the very professor who started MMT in its current incarnation, and who is a real believer of Climate Change, is railing against the Financialization of the rubbish-think called AGW.

    In one of his blogs last week, he gave the ‘lovely’ Janet Y a Rogering (not physically of course) about the $7.2 million she has made in the last two years in speeches she has given to W/Street. But he really thrusts home his point about her support for the dosh the rubbish-thinkers will make – which he loathes. You can check out what he said about her on billyblog – it aint nice. Below is her disclosure; note the throng of W/Streeters rubbing their tiny little glue-pot hands together, while the rest of us put up with this excrement.

    https://extapps2.oge.gov/201/Presiden.nsf/PAS+Index/C22B882BBDC40AC78525864F008106AB/$FILE/Yellen,%20Janet%20L.%20AMENDEDfinal%20278.pdf

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    David Maddison

    The Green movement has murdered many people in many more ways than listed.

    Another way they murdered many tens of millions of people, mostly children, was the banning of DDT based upon junk science.

    If you research it you will find the Left have a campaign are claiming the banning was not based on junk science (same claim as the anthropogenic global warming fraud) but do your own research.

    References:

    https://junkscience.com/2012/03/it-was-a-mistake-to-ban-ddt-in-1972/

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-rachel-carson-cost-millions-of-people-their-lives

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      Ross

      Your a partly correct on the DDT saga David. But, the demise of DDT is also reflected in the present lack of promotion of HCQ, IVM etc. That’s where you have off patent active ingredients where no single company has ownership and there is no profit in the product. That’s partly what happened to DDT – no one single company was prepared to pay the money to defend the product. Also, you can never rely on NGO’s or even individual countries to defend situations like DDT or even IVM. There is a similar situation brewing now with glyphosate herbicide. Off patent with a lot of cheap toll manufacturers in countries like China. No single entity has sole ownership and profits are slim. Also, for both DDT and also IVM, yes its the junk science, but it also some dodgy decisions made by regulators and politicians. Love your comments David – you are always right on the money in most subjects posted here.

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    David Maddison

    You may be interested in the book:

    Green Tyranny

    Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex

    By Rupert Darwall

    https://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?id=1363

    Rupert Darwall’s provocative argument is that the Climate Wars aren’t really about the climate, rather they’re more akin to a coup in which a group of capitalism-hating elites are attempting to gain power at the expense of everyone else. Why is it, for example, that since 2009 emissions of carbon dioxide have fallen in United States but risen in Germany, despite the fact that Germany has declared war on fossil fuels and dramatically turned toward renewables while the U.S. hasn’t? Darwall concludes that the Greens waging this war are actually bent on destroying capitalism and don’t really care much about the environment. They are authoritarians, whose roots go back to similar attitudes and policies of the profoundly anti-capitalist National Socialists.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    Dave in the States

    The amount of money that has already been wasted on this imaginary crisis is criminal. The problem with such huge amounts of money and extremely large numbers (and extremely small) are that people have difficulty conceptualizing them. After awhile, trillions and hundreds of billions and millions and billions, and millimeters, and fractions of a degree, lose meaning.

    One of the most criminal implications is the money being wasted is not being spent on real problems such as cancer, virus’s, real pollution, real poverty, practical infrastructure, real education…..

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      John+R+Smith

      One might not think it wasted if you were able to cash in.
      Our handed it out for political power.
      You might be flying your private jet to a climate conference.

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    OriginalSteve

    Years ago the Communists worked out that the old Bolshevik style of takeover wasn’t the way to go.

    So it appears they infiltrated and took over the green movement.

    If you look at what the “greenists” want, its destruction of the middle class and state theft of all private property.

    People need to just call the ( now ) ” green” movement what it appears to be – which is Communism.

    We need to call it out.

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      Dave in the States

      There was book written in Japan over hundred years ago Called: The Kokutai and Pure Socialism, written by socialist activist and member of the Black Dragon Society by the name of Kita Ikki, which recommended that type of incremental/infiltration strategy-combined with globalism.

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      Kalm Keith

      The Green branch of Communism.

      Time for some lopping and pruning.

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    James Reid

    George Orwell was correct about how this ends, just a bit later than 1984. And Harry Harrison got it right in Soylent Green. All very predictable!

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      David Maddison

      Soylent Green is already on the agenda of the Left.

      https://www.businessinsider.com/cannibalism-eating-human-flesh-climate-change-2019-9

      A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It’s not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.l

      Aria Bendix 

      Sep 11, 2019, 12:34 PM

      Climate change is likely to put stress on our agricultural system and cause severe food shortages in the future.

      Behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund recently suggested that because of this, people might one day consider eating human flesh.

      In 2018, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins put forth a similar idea. 

      SEE LINK FOR REST

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        clarence.t

        “Climate change is likely to put stress on our agricultural system and cause severe food shortages in the future.”

        LOL!

        The slight warming and the increase in atmospheric CO2 has led to continued increases in crop yields around the world.

        Further warming would open up vast areas in regions that are currently too cool for crops or would extend growing seasons in marginal lands, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere.

        So long as there is adequate water, current “warm” regions continue to grow even better crops.

        The real issue that would cause crop failures, famines etc is the possible imminent cooling.

        [wee edit. – LVA]

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        tom0mason

        Behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund recently suggested that because of this, people might one day consider eating human flesh.

        And that David would mean we are truly returning back to the Dark Ages!

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      David Maddison

      Quote:

      “Soylent Green is People” (26 sec)

      https://youtu.be/8ZZvLBa5GYY

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    Neville

    Another thought provoking interview yesterday with Michael Shellenberger on the Outsiders SKY News.
    See podcast at 23 minutes 40 seconds for Michael’s interview. Never forget that he is the only lefty to ever apologise for his disgraceful promotion of the TOXIC S&W disasters etc during the Obama years.

    https://www.skynews.com.au/listen/outsiders-podcast

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    Neville

    AGAIN here’s Roger Pielke jr’s article about how the USA and the world must adjust to reach NET ZERO by 2050.
    Of course it is an exercise in MAGICAL THINKING and so is the DELUSIONAL Glasgow fra-d and clown show.
    China, India and the DEVELOPING countries want a much higher standard of living + higher WEALTH + HEAlTH and so that side of the LEDGER won’t change for many decades. IOW SOARING co2 emissions for decades or 2060 or ’70.
    So higher emissions from DEVELOPING countries and no way for OECD countries to magically reduce co2 emissions by 2050 as well.
    Anyone not understand these very simple SUMS? Just check his DATA or EVIDENCE for yourselves.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerpielke/2019/09/30/net-zero-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-2050-requires-a-new-nuclear-power-plant-every-day/?sh=2735749235f7

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      Kalm Keith

      Huge.

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      Neville

      David, would you disagree with Roger Pielke jr’s sums above? Also the near impossibility of their so called NET ZERO by 2050 or whatever?

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        Roger is right. Moreover net zero is impossible without huge use of nuclear because intermittent energy cannot be stored. So it is not just too hard, it is impossible.

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      David, nice article.

      Love the image you used to accompany the article too.

      You know, let’s protest by staging a ‘die in’. You know, break the law or the rules by demonstrating in a public place and disrupting people going about their normal business, block a public walkway.

      And they are so brainwashed that they all keep their masks on.

      It would seem that (in their own minds anyway) some crises are actually real, and some are just pretend.

      Oh yeah, these people are ….. really serious!

      Tony.

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    Phillip+Charles+Sweeney

    “Net Zero by 2050” is just a rebadging of Pol Pot’s “Year Zero”

    Year Zero” is an idea put into practice by Pol Pot in Democratic Kampuchea, that all culture and traditions within a society must be completely destroyed or discarded, and a new revolutionary culture must replace it, starting from scratch.

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      John+R+Smith

      Yep.
      And they have deranged a generation of child revolutionaries poised to carry out the cleansing.

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        Greg in NZ

        As Barking Insane Obama exhorted the yoof gathered outside the inner sanctum of Glasgow’s CROCK#26 –

        You have to educate your parents, your teachers, your governments and industries (paraphrased).

        Surely children wouldn’t nark on their parents for a proverbial mess of pottage? Welcome back to ‘the killing fields’.

        Ian Plimer, once again, nails it: mass murderers come in all hues – green, yellow, red [terror]…

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          Greg in NZ

          O/T yet part-and-parcel to man-made mass murderers, Thredbo Top Station recorded -4.3 C at 10:30am and -21.4 C wind chill at 11:50am (BoM). Coldest November EVAH? This ‘warming’ thing sure works in mysterious ways, or as the UN-everything states: gimme the money or the women and children go first.

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            KP

            Odd, that doesn’t seem to agree with this-

            “Preliminary data analysed by the World Meteorological Organization revels that 2021 is on track to be one of our planet’s seven warmest years on record, ”

            Both on Weatherzone.. I don’t think the Northern Hemisphere will be feeling particularly warm next month either!

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              clarence.t

              “on record”

              It really is a silly statement: seeing as the decent temperature data length is so pitifully short as to be meaningless.

              Current temperatures are lower than some 90-95% of the last 10,000 years.

              Humans started measuring temperatures at probably the coldest period in those 10,000 years.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW16LGVPfIc

              Thank goodness there has been some warming ! !!

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    Neville

    Here’s the type of MAGICAL THINKING that delusional donkeys have to try and understand.
    This is from the Roger Pielke jr article I linked to above.

    “Another useful number to know is that there are 11,051 days left until January 1, 2050. To achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions globally by 2050 thus requires the deployment of >1 mtoe of carbon-free energy consumption (~12,000 mtoe/11,051 days) every day, starting tomorrow and continuing for the next 30+ years. Achieving net-zero also requires the corresponding equivalent decommissioning of more than 1 mtoe of energy consumption from fossil fuels every single day.

    Another important number to consider is the expected increase in energy consumption in coming decades. The International Energy Agency currently projects that global energy consumption will increase by about 1.25% per year to 2040. That rate of increase in energy consumption would mean that the world will require another ~5,800 mtoe of energy consumption by 2050, or about another 0.5 of an mtoe per day to 2050. That brings the total needed deployment level to achieve net-zero emissions to about 1.6 mtoe per day to 2050.

    The concept of an mtoe is pretty hard for anyone to get their head around. So let’s put the mtoe into a more comprehensible unit, a nuclear power plant and specifically the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, Florida. The amount of energy reflected in 1 mtoe is approximated by that produced by the Turkey Point nuclear plant over a year.

    So the math here is simple: to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the world would need to deploy 3 Turkey Point nuclear plants worth of carbon-free energy every two days, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050. At the same time, a Turkey Point nuclear plant worth of fossil fuels would need to be decommissioned every day, starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050.

    I’ve found that some people don’t like the use of a nuclear power plant as a measuring stick. So we can substitute wind energy as a measuring stick. Net-zero carbon dioxide by 2050 would require the deployment of ~1500 wind turbines (2.5 MW) over ~300 square miles, every day starting tomorrow and continuing to 2050. The figure below illustrates the challenge.

    The scale of the challenge to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions in 2050.
    Of course, in this analysis I am just looking at scale, and ignoring the significant complexities of actually deploying these technologies. I am also ignoring the fact that fossil fuels are the basis for many products central to the functioning of the global economy, and eliminating them is not nearly as simply as unplugging one energy source and plugging in another.

    We can also perform this same analysis for the United States, which according to BP consumed more than 1,900 mtoe of fossil fuels in 2018. To reach net-zero by 2050, the US would need to deploy one new nuclear power plant worth of carbon-free energy about every 6 days, starting this week, and continuing until 2050. This does not include possible increases in future energy consumption.

    What about net-zero by 2030, 3,746 days from today? Globally, such a target would imply, starting tomorrow, the deployment of >4 nuclear power plants per day, and for the United States, the deployment of a new nuclear plant about every other day.

    There are of course some important, if technical details that might alter these round numbers, such as assumptions about capacity of energy generating technologies, gains in efficiencies in energy consumption between primary and final energy and assumptions about the overall energy intensity of the economy. So I encourage everyone to do the math themselves, and crucially, to ask politicians and policy advocates to present their numbers for the rate of deployment of carbon-free energy and the rate of decommissioning of current fossil fuel infrastructure.

    We don’t often see these numbers for obvious reasons. The scale – no matter what assumptions one begins with – is absolutely, mind-bogglingly huge.

    The world continues to move away from net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. In 2018 the world added more than 280 mtoe of fossil fuel consumption and about 106 of carbon-free consumption, according to BP. To move in the direction of net-zero, all of those additions (about 400 mtoe) would need to be carbon-free, while replacing and retiring about another 400 mtoe of exiting fossil fuel consumption. In a round number, the deployment rate of carbon-free energy would need to increase by about 800%.

    Make no mistake, these numbers are sobering. They indicate in readily-understandable terms that the world, and the United States, are not moving towards net-zero carbon dioxide emissions and in fact, every day, we are moving in the opposite direction. Auctions of promises for emissions reductions don’t actually reduce emissions. Technology reduces emissions.

    Can we hit net-zero by 2050? The scale of the challenge is huge, but that does not make achieving the goal impossible. What makes achieving the goal impossible is a failure to accurately understand the scale of the challenge and the absence of policy proposals that match that scale.

    When you see an “auction of promises” in climate policy for emissions reductions, ask instead for rates of deployment of carbon-free energy technologies and rates of decommissioning of existing fossil fuel infrastructure. Then do the math, and see if it adds up”.

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    Travis T. Jones

    November 10, 2021 … and the cold weather is about to begin …

    Two icebreakers are on the way to rescue ice-locked ships on Northern Sea Route

    “But some of the vessels will have to wait for at least one week before they are released from captivity in the remote Arctic sea-ice.

    There are now about 20 vessels that either are stuck or struggling to make it across the icy waters.

    Over the past years, ice conditions in late October and early November have allowed extensive shipping along the vast Russian Arctic coast.

    This year, however, large parts of the remote Arctic waters were already in late October covered by sea-ice.

    And the white sheet is quickly getting thicker and harder to navigate.”

    https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2021/11/two-icebreakers-are-way-rescue-ice-locked-ships-northern-sea-route#.YYvoMpsllZ8.twitter

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    David Maddison

    According to Australia’s Bureau of Meterology, October 2021 set plenty of record high temperatures…

    Most of us were freezing, who’d have thought…?

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

    The national mean temperature for October was 0.93 °C warmer than the 1961–1990 average for Australia as a whole. The mean maximum temperature for October was 1.09 °C warmer than average and the mean minimum temperature was 0.77 °C warmer than average.

    Mean maximum temperatures for October were very much warmer than average (amongst the highest 10% of historical observations for the month) for much of northern Australia, and warmest on record for parts of the coast from the Kimberley to Queensland’s Central Coast. The October mean maximum temperature was amongst the five warmest on record for the Northern Territory and Queensland. Mean maximum temperatures for October were cooler than average for the south-west of Western Australia.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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      clarence.t

      Urban smeared and homogenised over vast distances.. meaningless numbers from BoM.

      Reality is rather different.

      In UAH Australia, October 2021 was 20th warmest out of 43.

      And Australia has a distinct cooling trend since the 2015 El Nino.

      https://i.postimg.cc/J4pYpZcQ/Australia-UAH-since-2015-16-El-nino.png

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      Brenda Spence

      Tassie would appreciate a bit of globull warming about now!

      The Bureau of Meteorology said preliminary data suggested a few November minimum temperature records had been broken, with Hobart dropping to 2.9C at 5:39am – the coldest November temperature since 1953.

      The overnight snow dump was widespread and particularly thick at Cradle Mountain, with sleet and snow flurries reportedly recorded at sea level at Port Arthur.

      https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/tassie-shivers-through-remarkable-sealevel-snow-event-as-cold-front-sweeps-across-southern-states/news-story/fd99c5cc356bb0525b245671ccadd600

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      Maptram

      “The national mean temperature for October was 0.93 °C warmer than the 1961–1990 average for Australia as a whole.”

      When comparing the mean temperatures of 1961-1990 and 1991-2000 is the BOM comparing apples with apples or apples with oranges? Quite a few weather stations that were open during the period 1961-1990 have been closed and a number of stations, some in hot places, have been opened in the period 1991-2020.

      Some weather stations opened in hot places include Cobar Airport(1993), Noona NSW (2017), and Moomba SA (1995).

      I presume the BOM would have a good reason for opening the Noona AWS in 2017. As far as I can see Noona is a roadside rest area on the Barrier Highway about 80 kms west of Cobar airport. It records not much more than temperature and rainfall.

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        TdeF

        More warmist promotion.

        And you have to ask why they bother when satellites cover the whole country and the vast oceans. If you want real average world temperatures since 1978, the last 43 years, I would consult the satellites. Then at one point in the UAH graph, the world temperature in 1981 was exactly the same as 2021, so despite the wobbles up and down, the temperature is exactly what it was 43 years ago, to within 0.01C. So what warming? And is 0.93C even the tiniest bit significant in a daily range of 20C or yearly range of 40C? No.

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        RickWill

        The temperature will be exactly what the BoM says it will be – nothing more or nothing less. The homogenised record verifies their ACCESS model prediction.

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    David Maddison

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/11/12/at-cop-26-scant-mention-of-those-dying-from-extreme-energy-poverty/

    Nov 12, 2021,07:56am EST|697 views

    At COP 26, Scant Mention Of Those Dying From Extreme Energy Poverty

    Robert Bryce

    Nov 12, 2021,07:56am EST|697 views

    At COP 26, Scant Mention Of Those Dying From Extreme Energy Poverty

    Robert Bryce

    The defining inequality in the world today is the staggering disparity between the energy rich and the energy poor. That disparity came into gruesome focus yet again last week in Sierra Leone.

    On November 5, while several thousand policymakers, researchers, and climate activists at the COP 26 meeting in Glasgow were trying to forge agreements on how to slash consumption of hydrocarbons, about 115 people were burned alive while trying to collect gasoline from a damaged fuel tanker truck near Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown. 

    According to the Washington Post, “People had crowded around the crash to collect leaking fuel when the tanker blew up, witnesses said. Anything spilled was viewed as wasteful in a community where many struggled to afford gas.” One witness described the scene, “dead bodies all around…There are people screaming, people burning alive.”

    One witness said, “The firefighters came, but there was nothing they could do…The blaze was so much. There was nothing they could do to contain the inferno.”

    Accidents like the one in Freetown are chillingly common. Since 2019, more than 400 people have died in accidents similar to the one in Freetown. The circumstances are almost always the same: a fuel tanker truck gets involved in an accident. Large crowds of desperate people assemble, excited about the prospect of free fuel. Then, due to an errant spark or a careless cigarette, the fuel is ignited and dozens of people are immolated.

    These deaths — all of them — are deaths of extreme energy poverty. While energy elites insist we need to drastically reduce our use of coal, oil and natural gas, hundreds of millions of people are living in grinding energy poverty and they will do whatever they have to do to get the energy they need. 

    The disparities in global energy consumption are gobsmacking. Today, about 3.3 billion people are living in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what’s used by an average American kitchen refrigerator. All over the developing world, people die premature deaths due to indoor air pollution caused by the use of poor-quality cooking fuels.

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    Geoff Sherrington

    Heard a new word today by a self-described Captain of Industry discussing his take of the new Victorian bill on coping with Covid.
    His exquisite New Age wordsmithing produced “unprecedentable”.
    Hi Ian Plimer, thought you might like that one for your next book.
    Geoff S

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    Geoff Sherrington

    To their shame, too many people who should know better are bleating on about differences between rich and poor, be it people or nations.
    Remember this. At past times in history, people and nations have had opportunity to use their skills to move to the ‘top’.
    Here is Australia, one such point started about 1788. There were new arrivals of convicts and officials to a land already sparsely inhabited by people. There was an even opportunity for either group to win the race to whatever we think is the top. Some people advanced a lot, other people did not lead or keep up.
    Similar opportunities to get with the flow have happened all over the world. Many African nations were kick-started by Britain, but they kicked out their helpers and regressed.
    Why do we now find, like the UN does, that there exists an imbalance of rich and poor that has to be levelled by taking from the rich to give to the poor?
    There is some benefit conceivable in some such levelling, but surely that must be voluntary from both parties, not ordained from a bunch of comfortable theorists who live by inventing problems.
    Certainly it should not be ordained by pressure group people worried about the weather.
    Geoff S

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      Klem

      Perhaps when wealth is extorted from rich nations and given to the poor, some of that money is returned to the extortionists as a reward and to encourage them to get more?

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    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    Are the major party politicians acting according to Newton’s Law of Inertia with this Net Zero farce? Morrison will likely lose the next election as a result of his low inertia due to low political torque. On the other hand, Albanese’s inertia is due to no motion and no political torque. However, both will succumb to the unbalanced force of the voter. Albanese will fall into a new state of low inertia, and at best, low political torque, as the next PM. Morrison’s fate, on the other hand, will probably be a new state of well paid inertial balance sitting on another fence in another system. Meanwhile, the farcical Net Zero juggernaught will no doubt roll on, unstoppable, in its high state of inertia regardless of weak conservative political forces.

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    William Astley

    Africa Population 2021, 1,373,480,428 is ground zero for the green madness and hypocrisy. It is unbelievable that Africans have not waken up to what is happening to their countries.

    Tourists and news reporters do not visit the vast African shanty towns, that do not have running water, toilets, electricity, and so on in a hot climate. The people living in the shanty towns, work day to day, to avoid starvation. There are 600 million Africans who do not have access to electricity. These countries have failed to launch industries and jobs, because they do not have 24/7 electricity and the basic stability required for industries.

    Lack of 24/7 electricity (coal fired power plants is the only option that is possible for most of Africa) is the reason why there is almost no industry in Africa.

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/continents/africa-population

    “African countries are all growing fast … because there is a large number of women who have no access to planning their families,” she said. “It’s an African phenomenon of a large growing population and a large percentage of young people in the population.”

    https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2020/06/Heart-Darkness-Africa-Energy-Poverty.pdf

    HEART OF DARKNESS

    WHY ELECTRICITY FOR AFRICA IS A SECURITY ISSUE

    Rick Perry (Under the Trump administration) on his first visit to Cape Town, when someone asked why Washington was spending billions on electricity plants in Africa. I expected a politician’s answer: human rights, good work, a policy that cares about the less fortunate.

    ‘It’s a security issue’, he said. ‘Militia and terror groups are a magnet for young men without jobs, and if there’s no grid or power, you can’t industrialise’. He rolled off the numbers. More than 600 million Africans – half the population – are not on the grid.

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      Geoff Sherrington

      William,
      Yes, that is the observation, many people and not much electricity.
      The bigger question is ‘Why is it so?’
      Many African leaders have been to great UK universities, there are many TV sets in Africa, so at least part of the population must be informed to some degree why they are not keeping up.
      Yet there seems to be comparative inaction.
      Why, I wonder. Geoff S

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    Ruairi

    Life under net-zero green,
    Would be brutal, hungry and mean,
    So the green duped brigade,
    Should not be afraid,
    To sample it first, if they’re keen.

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    OldOzzie

    Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has been arrested at his home in Cologny, Switzerland Friday and charged for multiple counts of fraud.

    Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has been arrested at his home in Cologny, Switzerland Friday and charged for multiple counts of fraud. A police source states that he was arrested on request of Europol in relation to crimes he allegedly committed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Klaus Schwab is currently in custody. His lawyer was not immediately available for comment.

    Klaus Schwab’s arrest comes as Europol takes action against the engineers of the COVID-19 “pandemic.” Independent researchers previously discovered that the global elite were using COVID-19 as an opportunity to test out authoritarian measures such as forced vaccination, digital ID cards and the removal of private property. These measures have been mostly successful.

    Similar to Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab has donated large sums of money to the media and big tech in exchange for positive coverage.

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    Travis T. Jones

    Are your cars electric?

    “To meet the goals set out in the COP26 Glasgow by 2040 would require over 7 million tonnes of lithium (LCE) annually, which is 17 times more than lithium chemical production in 2021, according to Benchmark’s Lithium Forecast.

    It would also require over 5 million tonnes of nickel sulphate, which Benchmark’s Nickel Forecast shows is 19 times more than nickel sulphate production in 2021.”

    https://www.benchmarkminerals.com/membership/can-the-auto-industry-meet-ambitious-cop26-pledges/

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      RickWill

      Ahhh the AMBITION!
      Lithium back up to new record levels:
      https://tradingeconomics.com/commodity/lithium

      Note it is now priced in CNY. Fortunately Australia has significant lithium resources.
      https://www.ga.gov.au/digital-publication/aimr2020/world-rankings

      Climate ambition will underpin great wealth for Australians as long as Australians get a slice of the pie. It is great to live in a land so resource rich. Imagine what could be done with the place if the money going into junk hanging off electricity grids was going into securing reliable water supply. Most of the water being dumped in the middle of Australia right now will sit around in shallow pools and be gone by the end of summer.

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        Geoff Sherrington

        Ric,
        There is a rare earths plus Zr Hf Ta Nb deposit at Toongi near Dubbo NSW.
        I was the original discoverer of this, after getting complex X-ray fluorescence instruments going in our corporate lab at Gordon, NSW. My wife Colleen operated this and she and I found the first signs of these elements while scanning unusual rocks for unusual elements.
        Cheers Geoff.

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          KP

          Got your mega-yacht moored off Greece with the others yet??

          ..or doesn’t ‘discovering’ turn into dollars? Someone is going to get very rich off them.

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    Ian Hill

    I’ve ordered my copy of the book. I look forward to reading it.

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      Greg in NZ

      Screenshot/save it as by next week it’ll be disappeared.

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      el+gordo

      Northern China experiencing its highest snowfall since the Gleissberg Minimum.

      ‘Heavy blizzards in some parts of north-eastern China have brought record snowfall, raising concerns about keeping homes warm in an area hit by power outages earlier this year.
      In the capital city of Shenyang, in Liaoning province, average snowfall reached 51cm (20 inches).

      ‘This is the highest recorded snowfall since 1905, said state outlet Xinhua.’ (BBC)

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    Mark+Allinson

    The decision by the Austrian government to lockdown all the unvaxxed might kick an own goal.

    With the “Covid-spreading unvaxxed” all safely locked indoors, what then could explain the rising hospitalisations and deaths among the vaxxed?

    In other words, by clearly separating the unvaxxed from society they are creating a perfect control group, and when the control group are obviously healthier than the experimentals it will become obvious that the vaxxes are harmful.

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      Dennis

      There is a lot of confusion about responsibilities and powers, the lockdowns and including closing interstate borders is completely State Government decisions and implementation, and enforcement.

      Vaccines were ordered by Federal Health and distributed to State Health and vaccination of the people was managed.

      Labor State Government have done their best to try and blame the Federal Government for what are clearly State Government responsibilities and powers.

      See constitutional laws.

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      Annie

      I hope it’s true.

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      Dennis

      Lots of woke high flyers will be ducking for cover, the disciples of build back better and new green deal nonsense, another unnatural climate change hoax enterprise designed to create more wealth for the hoaxers and fellow travellers.

      And it will be interesting to watch the public company directors, executives and lobby groups trying to protect their now exposed backsides.

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    MichaelinBrisbane

    Getting back to the topic of this post . . .
    I’m delighted to think my copy of Ian’s will be in the post to me very soon. I ordered it as soon as I got the tip off from Connor Court.

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    Sam

    Why isn’t Ian being a scientist and actually putting up evidence ?, interviews with the likes of Bolt don’t go down well.

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      Lucky

      One of the very few times I watched TV, at a friend’s house, was Ian Plimer being interviewed by ABC. The interviewer, (Jones?, very well known I hear) was very rude indeed. Did not actually stand up but leaned over into Plimer’s face, frequently interrupted, and changed subject when losing an point- “Let’s move on from there”.

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    Rudi

    It’s all in the pronouns: “We will own nothing and they will be happy”!

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    CHRIS

    Ian Plimer is spot on. The Greens are the new slave-drivers of the 21st Century. Remember that the Greens do not care about the welfare of people… only about themselves.

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