Category Archives: Environment

ABC shamelessly using our tax dollars to continually spruik globalist green agenda

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) currently receives around $1.2 billion per annum to operate countless TV, radio, online and other media services. When I say countless I mean 54 radio stations, a 24 hour news network, Network Australia (for overseas audiences), ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC4 and of course a constantly updated online ABC website (in competition with Australian newspapers and other online sites).

Over a billion dollars a year in handouts in an era where more and more Australian’s get their news from all over the world through the internet. What would the far left say if $1.2bn was taken from taxpayers backpockets and given to the Murdoch press each year? It’s time to end the subsidies. If ABC has a product people want, then it can stand on its own two feet. The blank cheque must stop.

Now days, day-in day-out the ABC group-think continues to peddle it’s far left-wing propaganda. None worse is the ABC continually linking every localised flooding/bushfire/cyclone/heatwave to “climate change” (used to be called global warming remember?)

The last week the ABC has particularly ramped up the number of stories it dedicated to “climate change”, by attempting to frame the New South Wales bushfires as being “unparralled”, “unprecendant” and a sign of “climate change”.

Monday
7:30 (Report), a 7 minute segment claiming:

Scientists say climate change link to bushfires demands action

The Drum on ABC24 also dedicated about 20-30 minutes last night talking to a NSW Uni climate lecturer about the ‘unparalled emergency’ with the current bushfire.

• Nevermind that 11 of 48 major bushfires in NSW between 1926 and 2006 occurred in October or earlier.
• One of the largest bushfires occurred way back before people were concerned about global warming:
The ‘Black Thursday’ fires of 6 February 1851 in Victoria, burnt the largest area (approximately 5 million ha) in European-recorded history and killed more than one million sheep and thousands of cattle as well as taking the lives of 12 people (CFA 2003a; DSE 2003b).
They are considered the largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history, with approximately 5 million hectares, or a quarter of Victoria, being burnt.

Tuesday

  • UN climate chief Christiana Figueres calls for global action amid NSW bushfires

    The United Nations says the New South Wales bushfires are an example of “the doom and gloom” the world may be facing without vigorous action on climate change.

    Wednesday
    7:30 (Report) gets everybodies favourite alarmist… (somehow an expert on Australian bushfires and localised weather events)

  • Former US vice-president and environmentalist Al Gore says there is a proven link between climate change and bushfires.

    All week the Australian public get lectured by the ABC about climate change and bushfires. All 100% bollocks.

    Logic, reason? Other views?

    Why doesn’t the ABC have a balance of opinions from actual bush fire experts or climate sceptics with opposing views like David Evans, who submitted his article to the Age, but was refused at the last minute.

  • Fuel Loads Not Climate Change are Making Bushfires More Severe

    People have been burning off to keep fuel loads low in Australia for thousands of years.

    Current fuel loads are now typically 30 tonnes per hectare in the forests of southeast Australia, compared to maybe 8 tonnes per hectare in the recent and ancient pasts. So fires burn hotter and longer.

    Aparently the ABC spoke to some bushfire experts, like this one, who had a 35 minute interview with 7:30 but they only used 69 words, because he said the bushfires were NOT linked to the bushfires.

    Least there is a few journalists left in Australia prepared to call out all the BS that the ABC peddles:

    The ABC is a national disgrace. Today, the ABC is nothing more than a loudhailer for the Green movement and other Globalists who want to take away our liberties and the sovereignty of nations to decide on their future. It’s time to sell the ABC or cut it (likewise the SBS).

  • Time to take on the green energy myth

    Terry McCrann:

    The latest effort from its so-called ‘chief climate commissioner’ really takes the cake with his absurd claim that Australia could be powered “almost entirely by renewable energy.”

    Oh yeah. Renewable energy now provides about 10 per cent of our electricity. Sounds like we’ve got a running start? We’ve ‘only’ got to expand it tenfold?

    Except what people like Flannery never tell you in all the headline flummery, is that the overwhelming majority of that comes from hydro power. And nobody’s building dams any more.

    Yes, the body of his report does note that some 65 per cent of that 10 per cent comes from hydro. It’s arguably closer to 80 per cent in non-drought years.

    That means barely 2 per cent of our total electricity comes from what the average person would think as ‘renewable’… Wind and solar…

    That means even using his optimistic numbers for current wind and solar generation, we would have to increase our installations of wind and solar by at least forty times what they are today to get 100 per cent of our electricity from these two “plentiful” sources….

    But that’s to produce today’s power. Flannery’s talking about some decades ahead, when our demands will probably have doubled. So make that a 160-fold increase in windmills…

    Solar and wind could even be the cheapest sources of power for retail users by 2030, Flannery trumpeted. As carbon prices rise, he added.

    Yes, the greatest half-truth of the climate propagandists. Make real power sources ridiculously, unnecessarily expensive and suddenly wind and solar become “cheap.”

    When we look at the energy produced in Australia, we are going through the biggest energy boom in our history – it’s just that we are exporting the once “cheap” competitive advantage our country had – cheap uranium, black coal and gas.

    Australia’s energy production by fuel type (total):

    Australia’s energy production which is exported (by fuel type):

    Australia’s actual energy consumption (by fuel type):

    To put this all into perspective… a flow chart showing how much energy Australia exports.

    The rest of the world is happy to buy our high quality black coals, uranium and cheap gas… yet we are being flooded with the “green energy” religious left… Many in this camp are anti dam building, anti nuclear, anti coal, anti methane gas, and… many are anti wind towers cause they kill birds…. The hypocrisy.

    The renewable madness needs to stop. No mandates. No Government hand outs. No carbon taxes. No false sciences. No globalists agenda. Let the free market once again determine the cheapest source of energy.

    – Scott

    Carbon Credits Company Scam

    Who would have thought these carbon credit schemes were a giant rort? Creative accounting can cover up things for a while – just ask any Government.

  • Carbon Credits Company Scam

    Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2011

    A SYDNEY carbon credits company thought to have been running
    some of the world’s biggest offsets deals appears to be a fake, shifting paper
    certificates instead of saving forests and cutting greenhouse emissions.

    Shift2neutral says it has made high-profile events such as
    the Australian PGA golf championship and the Sydney Turf Club’s world-first
    ”green race day” carbon neutral.

    But deals to generate more than $1 billion worth of carbon
    credits by saving jungles from logging in the Philippines, the Congo and across
    south-east Asia do not seem to exist.

    The global network of investors and carbon offset certifiers
    supposed to be brokering deals with foreign presidents and the World Bank can
    be traced to a modest office in a shopping village in Westleigh, staffed by
    shift2neutral’s founder, Brett Goldsworthy.

    Mr Goldsworthy insists every certificate for carbon offsets
    he issues has value and represents a real reduction in greenhouse emissions
    somewhere in the world. That is what he has told puzzled investors and
    companies who have unwittingly sought to reduce their carbon footprint.

    But when pressed for examples of any specific project that
    has cut emissions to generate the carbon credits the company offers for sale,
    he was unable to provide even one.

    ”I just don’t have that information in front of me right
    now – there are all sorts of projects, it is all legit, I just am not in a
    position to tell you what they are at short notice,” said Mr Goldsworthy, who
    had been provided with written questions 24 hours before.

    ”There was a waste-to-energy plant in Korea, it would have
    been in about 2008. I don’t have a name for you right now, but given time I can
    get all the information.”

    He said none of his clients had ever raised concerns about
    where his carbon credits were coming from. But the Herald has spoken to many
    former investors and businesses who have dealt with shift2neutral.

    ”I realised there was something strange about Brett when we
    were negotiating with the tribes in the Philippines and he said he had a
    boatload of commandos waiting offshore in case he needed a ‘hot extraction’,”
    said Robert Hick, who invested in shift2neutral.

    The deal, supposedly to preserve $1 billion worth of tribal
    jungle in Mindanao with financial support from the World

    Bank, fell through. Mr Hick is still waiting to see a
    return.

    Mr Goldsworthy, who is in a dispute with Mr Hick, claims
    delicate negotiations with the president of the Philippines are still under
    way. He said an arrest warrant had been issued for Mr Hick. But court papers
    make it clear there is no warrant for Mr Hick.

    Redd monitor, a website that examines global implementation
    of the UN’s reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation program, said
    shift 2neutral is not generating any carbon credits.

    ”If these deals were genuine, shift2neutral would be one of
    the biggest companies in the REDD world,” said a spokesman, Chris Lang. ”Yet
    he seems to be a one-man band running his company from an office over a
    shopping centre in a suburb of Sydney.

    ”Mr Goldsworthy has no experience whatsoever in carrying
    out forest conservation projects in the tropics.

    ”In fact he has provided no details about how he intends to
    reduce deforestation in the areas where he has projects. Vic Vidal, chairman of
    the Tribal Coalition of Mindanao, points out the destruction of the forests
    continued regardless of what shift2neutral was doing.”