The Climate Bunny of the Pacific Rim By Viv Forbes
The new Saltbush Club has started a petition that urges Australia to exit immediately from the Paris Climate Agreement. Australia’s destructive war on hydro-carbon fuels waged by both sides of politics is doing great harm to Australian industries and households, making electricity more expensive and less reliable, damaging industry and job prospects, all for no climate benefits. The Climate Alarm tide has peaked. Firstly, the IPCC “science” has been shattered by a large panel of Non-government scientists and an extensive body of peer-reviewed literature. They reject most of the IPCC conclusions. Secondly, a large international group of scientists and business people from 16 different countries (including Australia) have joined the Clexit Movement which urges world-wide withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement and cessation of the costly war on coal, cattle and cars. Thirdly, the US government has repudiated the Paris Agreement, and proposals for a carbon tax were rejected by voters in the recent US elections. Fourthly, the growing BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have no intention of making meaningful cuts to their production of carbon dioxide. Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has vowed to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Fifthly, the nations of Oceania and the Third-World-Network are keen supporters solely because they expect to get a big share from the enormous “Green Climate Fund” (to be filled by climate bunnies like Australia).
Finally, hundreds of new modern coal-fired power stations are being built in many nations of the world, often using good quality Australian coal to power the manufacturing and refining industries which are being driven out of Australia because of its high-cost unreliable electricity. Our current energy/climate policies are making us: “The Climate Bunny of the Pacific Rim.”
Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld
Secretary of the Saltbush Club