Carbon Economy Editor: what the?

Are the Silly editors taking the piss?  It seems the weather writer is now called the Carbon Economy Editor.  Is this for real or is this some sort of joke?

What does carbon economy even mean?  Is carbon really code for carbon dioxide?  But then carbon dioxide economy makes even less sense, if that is possible.

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29 Responses to Carbon Economy Editor: what the?

  1. blogstrop

    It’s a dry ice argument.

  2. Louis Hissink

    Judith,

    They are dead serious – welcome to the carbon economy – I suggest you study the motives behind the failed technocracy movement last century in the US.

    The goal as I interpret it, is to replace money with carbon credits as our primary medium of intermediary exchange. If you are a socialist, and Gillard is an extreme left doctrinaire one, you remain committed to your goal – world wide socialism. Everything she is doing is slowly but surely putting that system into place. It is inevitable.

    I just hope financial collapse occurs sooner than later to shake the mob out of their existing state of slumber.

  3. Lazlo

    Cool change catches forecasters on the hop

    The Carbon Economy Editor has just had to report this, with great sorrow. Sydney ‘heatwave’ over…

  4. Bruce

    Fairfax as always surfs the wave of the Future! (not)

    The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated.

    Mene mene etc.

  5. Paul

    They’re building up for another big push on Global Warming er..Climate Change.

  6. M Ryutin

    Why just have a group known as spouting from the same Holy Tablets when you can try and make it seem like they actually have separate fields if expertise? They must do that so that as many of their alarmist writers (‘journalists’ is too narrow a term for them) as possible have a title, rather than being just “Team” members. Just like it sounds better (and furthers The Narrative better) to say “Weatherwatch reports xxx” when you don’t always know that ‘Weatherwatch’ is owned by Fairfax.
    So you can have someone called the Environment ‘Editor’ (Cubby) – although you would wonder if anything is ever ‘edited’ from the alarmist press releases. Ditto for Carbon Economy ‘Editor’.

  7. jumpnmcar

    “Carbon Economy Editor” is sooo last week, it’s ” cli-fi author ” now.

  8. John A

    jumpnmcar, love it! Mark up your comment +5

  9. Jump, that had better not be from the ‘bodice ripper’ genre of Chicklit…

  10. Aaaarrgghh! my Inner Misogynist just exploded out of my chest, scampered across the floor, and is now safely reproducing in the inaccessible part of the Clinic.
    Youse are stuffed…

  11. Samuel J

    The alternative is the silicon economy editor

  12. manalive

    ‘Carbon Economy Editor’ is a ridiculous oxymoron; what other economy is there?
    Carbon is everywhere in everything that economics concerns itself with; but the muppets at Fairfax wouldn’t know that.

  13. manalive

    I feel a bit ridiculous myself, I meant tautology.

  14. JC

    Lol… no wonder they’re going broke..

    What an embarrassing title.

  15. WhaleHunt Fun

    Since a good part of our economy is associated with extracting and exporting coal and with using electricity made from it I think we have a rather coalish economy already.
    The Red Barren hasn’t the balls to tell us that it intends to close the coal industry down, yet it has stood idly by while a person, if that is an accurate description, has attempted to vandalise the share market. Its lack of vicious and instantaneous shrill harpy-ish attack against the individual exposes it as retaining still its inability to conduct itself in any manner even approximating the truth.

  16. Norma

    Perhaps this editor is going to report on miners involved with diamonds?

  17. It doesn’t matter, WhaleHuntFun. The Statute of Limitations won’t have run out when the AbbottAbbottAbbott regime gets in.
    D day + 2 will see the phone line to ASIC being activated and the question being asked “Just what have you done about this joker, Mr ASIC?”

  18. Will

    It doesn’t matter, WhaleHuntFun. The Statute of Limitations won’t have run out when the AbbottAbbottAbbott regime gets in.
    D day + 2 will see the phone line to ASIC being activated and the question being asked “Just what have you done about this joker, Mr ASIC?”

    People in the position of Cabinet Minister need to be careful with this. A previous now deceased Labour Attorney General once asked “how about my little mate” and would have been the first such A-G going to prison but for the fact he died before trial.

  19. JakartaJaap

    Winston, surely the ‘knicker ripper’ genre, if you get my drift.

  20. Biota

    Joseph Reser, adjunct professor at Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology, said ”there’s a powerful climate change signal in extreme weather events in Australia for the public – the current heatwave is outside people’s experience”

    Certainly not outside my experience of almost 70 yr living on the NSW Central Coast. I remember hotter times.

    Why is it that so many psychologists become climate ‘know-it-alls’? From Reser’s bio:

    Dr Reser’s research draws from a number of areas of psychology, particularly social psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and health psychology

  21. Rohan

    Will, then the newly formed LNP government questions to ASIC would be:

    Have you investigated this matter to its full extent?

    If not, why not (it’s ASICs responsibility to uphold the law after all)?

    If the resultant investigation has uncovered criminal activity in breach of the current law, then have you initiated criminal proceedings?

    If not why not?

    Depending on the answers given, then it would prudent that the ASIC bureaucrats response and diligence in this matter would thus come under inspection. If that inspection uncovers incompetence, negligence, or political bias that’s stonewalled the investigation/prosecution, then it’s time to move that individual on.

  22. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Aaaarrgghh! my Inner Misogynist just exploded out of my chest, scampered across the floor, and is now safely reproducing in the inaccessible part of the Clinic.

    hahaha Winston. You are most definitely on the mend now.

  23. Jim Rose

    If there is a market there, someone will supply it. Was it Frank Knight who said he could not work out if people opposed the market because it did not work properly or because it was working properly? is this a case of this?

  24. Thankyou Rohan.
    Will, Rohan puts it all into English As a First Language for me. I can only plead I was full to the freakin’gunnals with narcotics at the time of writing.

  25. kae

    Winston, you say that like it’s a bad thing.

  26. Samuel J

    Notice it is ‘carbon economy editor’ not ‘low carbon economy editor’.

  27. Evcricket

    Give me a call if you need someone to explain it Judith. I’m not surprised you don’t understand.

  28. Token

    Give me a call if you need someone to explain it Judith. I’m not surprised you don’t understand.

    Graham Lloyd has already done the work, its all about making sure the scare continues and to not report what is actually occuring in the real world.

    In the first of a week-long climate change special to coincide with a meeting of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists in Hobart, the ABC did not mention the fact that Britain’s Met Office had reduced its forecasts for average global temperatures up to 2017. The ABC has not reported the issue despite widespread debate internationally.

    Instead, the ABC, which is running the series on its main radio and television news programs, yesterday focused on the threat to coastal living from possible sea level rises without discussing the great uncertainties that exist in future sea level projections. Australia’s pre-eminent sea level expert, John Church, highlighted concerns about the melting Greenland ice sheet. And the report did mention a Climate Commission report that a 1m sea-level rise could potentially expose 250,000 homes to inundation.

    But the ABC did not mention recent scientific findings that there was no firm link to sea-level rises and climate change in the 20th century.

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