Clive Hamilton must think that people have no memory. This is what he said in the climate debate.
Very few people, even among environmentalists, have truly faced up to what the science is telling us.
This is because the implications of 3C, let alone 4C or 5C, are so horrible that we look to any possible scenario to head it off, including the canvassing of “emergency” responses such as the suspension of democratic processes.
We saw late last year what the scientists were really telling us – ‘hide the decline’ is now part of the language.
Hamilton is concerned that miners may be a threat to democracy, yet he is unable to provide any evidence that options are being canvassed to suspend democractic process.
Today we have an angry and powerful minority holding the country to ransom. The dark mutterings of Forrest and Palmer about the spread of communism in Australia are laughable for their paranoid absurdity. What we are in fact seeing is not an attack by the proletariat on the bourgeoisie, but the brutal assertion of power by the richest people in the country.
It’s enough to turn anyone into a Marxist.
Hamilton might become a Marxist? Well I would hope so – Marxists do tend to be a bit more rigorous in their thinking. The best bit, however, was this
One of the most telling vignettes in this sordid debate was Andrew Forrest’s expression of wounded bewilderment that the Prime Minister and the Treasurer no longer return his calls. Well, they won’t return my calls either.
That is good news. I had noticed that our global warming friends are stirring up again, but no official contact with government means they’re still nowhere near the malign influence they had before the ClimateGate scandal.