From Hansard: Christine Milne

Senator MILNE (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens) (19:34): As you well know, tonight there are parties going along in the corridors and around the Parliament House as the government celebrates that it has now got the numbers to repeal the only effective package of legislation we have, which is bringing down emissions in Australia and which has successfully brought down emissions in the electricity sector by 11 per cent over the last couple of years.

I want to say to the children of 2050: the people who voted for the repeal of the carbon price, the people who voted to abandon strong action on global warming knew full well what they were doing and they chose to do it. Do not listen in the future when people try to argue that they did not know about the seriousness. They did and they proactively chose to do it.

We stand here in this parliament at a critical moment of time. It is critical because we as a national parliament are choosing our response to the climate emergency, which we human beings have wrought on the planet. It will impact on every generation who comes after us on a global scale. It is a critical moment because the rest of the world is watching to see whether Australia is going to take up a responsible position as a global citizen or whether we are going to retreat and become a laggard—a global pariah in the family of nations. It is a critical moment because it is the moment when we decide, as a nation whether to embrace the opportunities that the future offers—a society powered by 100 per cent renewable energy, by the sun, the wind, the waves, the earth itself—or whether we remain captured by vested interests of the old order, the old coal and gas industries and remain tied to the last century.

Voting for the abolition of the clean energy package is voting for failure: failure to face up to the four to six degrees of warming that we are currently on a trajectory to reach, failure to do our fair share globally in the effort to constrain global warming to less than two degrees and failure to take up the opportunities, the jobs, the innovation in the green powered future. But the greatest failure is that those who vote for abolition of the clean energy bills are imposing on our children a harder life. They are imposing on our children a higher degree of anxiety about the world in which they live and imposing on them a far less awesome planet than we have now. That is not leadership; it is intergenerational theft. The Prime Minister and every single member who votes for the abolition of the energy bills are engaging in intergenerational theft. It is also the day when the Abbott government confirms what Machiavelli knew in the 16th century when he said:

… there is nothing more difficult to handle, more doubtful of success, and more dangerous to carry through than initiating change … The innovator makes enemies of all those who prospered under the old order, and only lukewarm support is forthcoming from those who would prosper under the new. Their support is lukewarm partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the existing laws on their side, and partly because men are generally incredulous, never really trusting new things unless they have tested them by experience.

It is certainly true that the vested interests of the old order have won this pyrrhic victory because it is the community who will be paying with their lives, their farms, their futures, so that the big polluters can get off scot-free in Australia. The vested interests of the old order who have fought like partisans include the coal miners, who want to dig coal out of the Bowen and Galilee basins. The vested interests also include the Business Council of Australia and the Chamber Of Commerce and Industry.

In 25 years in politics I have never witnessed such a dismal failure of the business community in Australia and never will the business community be able to say to this parliament that politicians do not show leadership. The Greens have stood here showing leadership on management of society and the economy at a time of a global emergency and the Business Council and the Mineral Council of Australia have said, ‘Forget it. We want to stick with the greed and the money of the last century.’ I think at some point we will have a website of climate criminals and I would have a few people to put on that list. It would include Dick Warburton, Brian Fisher, David Murray, Maurice Newman, Mitch Hook and so you could go on, with Chris Mitchell, Gina Rinehart, Innes Willox, Ian Plimer, Rupert Murdoch, George Pell, Andrew Bolt, John Roscom (sic), Martin Ferguson and so on and so forth. In years to come, those people will try to pretend that they did not tear down the climate bills, when they have and the record will clearly show it.

The good news tonight is that this is the last stand of the vanquished. To all those people partying around the corridors, enjoy it because it is your last stand. The fact is you have misjudged the temperature. As Machiavelli said, the old order fight like artisans; the lukewarm new order are lukewarm in their support, but I can tell you they are not lukewarm in their support on this occasion. The temperature is rising. You do not have to look around to find that people want Australia to lead to global warming. They want to embrace the future. They love renewable energy. They love innovation. They want the new jobs and investment but the people who want those things do not have the megaphones and the echo chambers of the Murdoch press. They do not have the false balance of the mainstream media which feels it has to give the same column mounts to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to Ian Plimer as an equal, for example.

When we look at the temperature of the planet rising, let us look at the climate science. The fact of the matter is we are on track for four to six degrees of warming. That means people will not survive. Part of the world will be uninhabitable. There will be one million deaths per week for the next 90 years if it gets to 4 degrees. Three degrees is deemed to be a tipping point from which the feedback loops make it impossible to stop. So now we have a situation where the ice sheets are melting. Just last week we had research about the warming waters around Antarctica, the changed situation meaning that those ice shelves are melting faster than anticipated in the recent UN climate panel report released just a few months ago. It is the same with the Arctic ice melt, progressing faster than first thought. There is now genuine concern about the 50 gigaton reserve of methane stored in the form of hydrates in the East Siberian Arctic shelf. That methane can either be released gradually or suddenly.

We also have ocean acidification and warming. We have calcium shelled creatures in our oceans unable to form new shells, a simplification of the food chain in the marine environment. We are seeing a loss of coral reefs around the world and we are seeing more extreme and more intense weather events. The Greens have had the courage for a long time to call it as it is—that is, extreme weather events are made more intense by global warming. We will not be silenced by all those, when the extreme weather events occur, who say, ‘Oh, you can’t say that. You can’t say it is to do with global warming.’ It is; and as people suffer through heatwaves, droughts, more extreme bushfires, storm surge and flooding, let it be known that that is what people are voting in this Senate tonight to achieve. We are going to see not only that but also loss of food security around the world as crops are destroyed through drought, fire and flood. We are going to see conflict and disease. Dengue fever is already spreading further south in Australia than ever was expected. And we are seeing loss of species. How heartbreaking is it that a quarter to a third of all species will be extinct by 2050 if we stay on the trajectory we are on? That is what I mean when I talk about simplification and loss of the awesome wonder of our world.

The second thing about which global action is rising in terms of temperature is the willingness of the world to act—and that is something I really welcome. We have now got President Obama out there saying, ‘Yes. We must get a 2015 treaty.’ We have the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr Cameron, out there saying the same, and the European Union. The fact is that global emissions need to peak and come down and it should have been in 2015. That is what the scientists said: ‘peak and come down by 2015,’ but they have pushed that out because we have clearly missed that deadline. The fact of the matter is—and this is where I get to the point about what needs to be done—that it is not about asking the question ‘Is global warming real?’ It is about how fast we have to act on it and how deeply we have to cut. That is my challenge to the Labor Party, the Liberal Party and the Palmer United Party. It is no good saying that you want an emissions trading scheme. An emissions trading scheme is a tool to deliver what? What is the target? How rapidly do you want to bring down emissions? We have not heard a peep out of anyone except the Greens in this parliament about the level of ambition and the urgency that is required.

I put on the record that the Greens have a second reading amendment which says that we are on track for four degrees of warming. That means no new coalmines, no extension of existing coalmines, no new coal export terminals. And it says we need to adopt a trajectory of 40 to 60 per cent below 2000 levels by 2030 and net carbon zero by 2050 in order to go into the negotiations on the 2015 treaty. I have not heard from any other party, including those who claim to be leading on global warming. What is your level of ambition and how fast do you want to achieve it? If you are not prepared to say what your cap is on an emissions trading scheme, then it is empty words.

There is such a thing as being too late to address global warming. As I said, this is a critical moment for Australia. It is a fact, as Tim Wirth, a former Clinton secretary of state, said, ‘The economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the environment.’ That is why the opportunity is now before us. We need transformation. We need a wave of social, technical and economic innovation that will touch every person, community, institution and nation on Earth. The irony is that this transformation is still viewed as an economic cost when it is in fact an enormous economic opportunity—an opportunity that we are increasingly being forced to recognise; and the Greens do.

Australia is in the right place at the right time in our history, and we should not be squandering this opportunity. We should be saying to the global community that we have a vision for this country to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. We should be out there chasing more efficient homes, more walkable cities, more public transport, more—some, at any rate—high-speed rail, for example. We want sustainable food systems. We do not want coal seam gas ripping up our farmlands. We do not want to lose our agricultural lands. We want to make sure we keep them so that they can produce food into the future. But we want to look after our biodiversity as well. We want to protect our forests and our wetlands, because they are wonderful homes and habitat to other species, but they are also fantastic carbon sinks. We want to have solar thermal in this country. We the Greens managed to achieve the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in our negotiations in the clean energy package, and we will fight to secure and keep the money for those organisations and keep them strong, because we want to see all of these technologies rolled out in Australia, because they bring jobs, they bring innovation and they are developing renewable energy. At that point we can celebrate. I said before: it is the last stand of the vanquished, because the renewable energy sector has won. The future is with us.

The Abbott government can stand up in the middle of the road and try to hold up the future. They can try to do that. They can actually line the pockets of the coal billionaires. They can do all of those things, but they cannot stop the future. We have got solar already achieving grid parity in many countries around the world, and here in Australia we have this massive rearguard effort from the old coal-fired generators trying to knock out solar. But it is too late. People power has won. More than a million homes across Australia have solar panels on their roofs, and everywhere I go people are excited about the new technologies that have been developed in Australia by the CSIRO and by other organisations. I can tell you that the pilot project of supercritical steam, that was achieved by a combination of CSIRO and ARENA, would power a turbine from solar thermal heat instead of burning coal. The inventers proudly compared it with breaking the sound barrier, and yet the Abbott government slashes the funding for it. If ever there were a symbol of choosing the past and not the future, it is that particular decision.

The Australian Greens stand for not only a safe climate, not only ambitious targets on global action and a treaty in 2015, but we want to invest in our young people, in our universities, in education and training, in new technology, in research and development. That is where the excitement is, and that is what we need to protect our environment. As it stands, the Abbott government is going to leave us exposed to non-trade tariff barriers. If you think the rest of the world is going to put up with Australia behaving as a pariah, have another think. The Koreans will put a tax on coal imports. The Indians have already done it and that will be something that continues.

We will end up with stranded assets all over the place as people divest from the old coal past, especially as people come to realise that all of these companies that are the old coal companies only have their asset value because it is assumed they can mine their asset, their resource. The world is saying: ‘No, you can’t. Your asset value is about to go up in smoke.’ It is the carbon bubble, literally, that will be occurring.

The Greens will choose the future. We are going to choose life for the planet, for our oceans, for our species, and for our precious places like the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo. We are going to choose life for people who live on Tuvalu, Kiribati and Bangladesh. We are going to choose hope for the young people, the future generations who come after us. We are saying to them, ‘Yes, no wonder you feel anxious and depressed by the complete lack of leadership, by the greed and self-interest of the old order, by the fact that we have a coal billionaire leading a political party in this place voting to put money into his own companies.’ That is our reality. We will see Hydro Tasmania with one-tenth of its profits as a result of taking away the carbon price and 100 jobs will be lost in Tasmania by a decision to abandon carbon pricing. It is a huge cost to the future around the country.

But the great news here is that we have won. We may lose this vote tonight and we may lose this version of carbon pricing, but we will be back stronger and even more determined than we are now to make sure Australia does rise to the challenge. We will pursue 100 per cent renewable energy for Australia. I want to finish with:

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

That was Martin Luther King. We can see the stars and the sun through the cold mess of the Abbott government. We will pursue those dreams not just for ourselves but for everyone out there at the moment who is uncertain. Take heart because whilst we live in a country governed by a Prime Minister who is a climate denier, the Greens are here to campaign for very strong action on global warming.

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147 Responses to From Hansard: Christine Milne

  1. Steve of Glasshouse

    I reckon you could fit that speech on about 20 sheets of dunny paper and put it to good use..

  2. AH

    Wow, that was a lot of words.

  3. Milton Von Smith

    Sinc, I take great offence at this speech – why aren’t we on Milne’s list?

  4. Gab

    The Greens will choose the future.

    The future then certainly looks bleak and dark if we are to rely on renew balls as a source of electricity.

  5. Pedro the Ignorant

    Blah, blah, blah.

    Boilerplate Green bulldust.

    Sod off, swampy.

  6. Infidel Tiger

    “Stalinist Is Comin’ To Town”

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    You better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Stalinist is coming to town
    Stalinist is coming to town
    Stalinist is coming to town

    She’s making a list,
    Checking it twice;
    Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.
    Stalinist is coming to town
    Stalinist is coming to town
    Stalinist is coming to town

    She sees you when you’re driving
    She knows when you’re using air-con
    She knows if you’ve been bad or good
    So be good for goodness sake

    If ASIO don’t haul this demented slut in for questioning then they need to be disbanded.

    In a well ordered society she’d be hanging from the flag pole at parliament house by piano wire while school kids shot shanghais at her.

  7. Alfonso

    Bwaaa, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming has nothing to do with temperature… and is rarely mentioned now days, ‘Climate Disruption’ is their airbrushed backdown position….. it has everything to do with the international Green Left’s bid to ideologically control everything that breathes, respires, uses energy or burns. And the helpless Liberals agree with them, only the method of ‘abatement’ is in question.

  8. Ivan Denisovich

    Just last week we had research about the warming waters around Antarctica, the changed situation meaning that those ice shelves are melting faster than anticipated in the recent UN climate panel report released just a few months ago.

    LOL. Shameless.

    YOU would think scientists of the NSW Climate Change Research Centre had done enough damage to their warmist crusade.

    A month ago, its Professor Chris Turney got his ship of researchers stuck in Antarctic sea ice he had claimed was melting away.

    “Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here ice is building up,” Turney’s expedition wailed.

    In fact Turney’s team — planning to examine parts of the Antarctic “highly susceptible to melting and collapse from ocean warming” — apparently hadn’t realised sea ice there had grown over three decades to record levels.

    How we laughed.

    Turney’s climate centre, at the University of NSW, sponsored this disaster, which ended with two icebreakers rescuing the mortified professor and his warming crusaders.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/confusion-should-give-alarmists-pause-for-thought/story-fni0ffxg-1226825036298?nk=d79dd7a196a0926037d86489cbc50db1

  9. JC

    People shouldn’t make a joke about this speech. It was incitement and very deliberate. This is serious stuff and shouldn’t be casually dismissed.

  10. nic

    I hope she starts to talk about heresy, because when the trials start she’s the first witch I want tried.

  11. Token

    We will end up with stranded assets all over the place as people divest from the old coal past…

    She really does believe in socialising the losses of big corporations, doesn’t she?

  12. James of the Glen

    About now, the van should be quietly drawing up at Parliament House to lead away this deranged rattle-brain.

    And no mention of Mr Wood. How about that. Sort of Australia’s Mr Solyndra: the donation you make which continually comes back to you as … Renewable Energy Certificates!

    No, change that van to one with flashing lights and chequered bands.

  13. egg_

    We stand here in this parliament at a critical moment of time. It is critical because we as a national parliament are choosing our response to the climate emergency, which we human beings have wrought on the planet. It will impact on every generation who comes after us on a global scale.

    Google translator: Planetary emergency, blah, blah…

  14. Token

    The world is saying: ‘No, you can’t. Your asset value is about to go up in smoke.’ It is the carbon bubble, literally, that will be occurring.

    It must be tough when you buy into the whole Hegelian march of history crap to go out the front door and see all the “wrong” and “correctable” decisions which you believe central planners would prevent.

  15. Aaron Oakley

    I do not know of a more wretchedly ignorant politician that Milne.

  16. James in Melbourne

    My own two cents’ worth:

    @senatormilne “website of climate criminals.” What’s next, show trials? Re-education camps? Get a grip!

    @senatormilne Plimer not an “equal” of IPCC? Correct! He knows way more about climate than Pachauri, rail engineer and soft-porn novelist

    Twitter is fun.

  17. Token

    We stand here in this parliament at a critical moment of time.

    So does anyone in parliament want to do some hard work and research her previous Comical Ali declarations about points of no return?

    The much missed Gavin Atkins from the Global Whatever paper had a great series on the deadline days of the previous dud predictions by the doomsday cultists.

    The Coalitions senators should the Green’s previous dud predictions up their sleeve to slap down the crazy watermelons.

  18. Empire

    The Greens have stood here showing leadership on management of society

    Let there be no doubt that the SporcoVerde seek despotic rule.

    I think at some point we will have a website of climate criminals

    Perhaps the despot would care to share with us which law those named have broken? What’s that? You will legislate retrospectively to punish the enemies of Gaia?

    These people are insane, dangerous and seek a monopoly on violence. The horror.

  19. egg_

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

    The North Korean energy economy model?

  20. Fibro

    I put on the record that the Greens have a second reading amendment which says that we are on track for four degrees of warming.

    I put on the record Ms Milne that you will never be prepared to be accountable for anything you have said in the past, anything you said today, or likely to say in the future.

  21. twostix

    People shouldn’t make a joke about this speech. It was incitement and very deliberate. This is serious stuff and shouldn’t be casually dismissed.

    It’s definately a call to the greenshirts that the time for militant action has arrived.

    To parahprase comrade milne:
    “we tried to save the world, we tried to play by your rules, but evil people (here is a convenient list of their names – hint, hint) stopped us, now watch what happens, you’ve brought it on yourselves”.

  22. Gab

    Milne is 100% pure totalitarian whacko

  23. egg_

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

    Fact check: wrong.

    With a long enough tube, they’re visible from the CBD.

    http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/son/energy/starcount/Prepare_for_Your_StarCount.html

  24. Infidel Tiger

    Good. ASIO are investigating:

    1:51pm: In a press conference in the Blue Room at Parliament House, ASIO boss David Irvine has told reporters that “there’s no doubt that Australia faces significant and continuing threats of politically motivated violence, particularly terrorism”.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/the-pulse-live/politics-live-july-16-2014-20140716-3c001.html#ixzz37bHUvPjH

  25. thefrollickingmole

    We have calcium shelled creatures in our oceans unable to form new shells

    However, a recent set of experiments suggests that the ocean acidification story is more complex than first thought. Whereas some marine calcifiers reared under the elevated carbon dioxide levels responded very negatively, not all of the organisms suffered in the acidified seawater. Some, in fact, appeared to benefit from it.”

    And the correct term would be “becoming more neutral, but that doesnt cause panty wetting like “ACIDIFICATION” does.

    The Koreans will put a tax on coal imports. The Indians have already done it and that will be something that continues.

    About India Christine… BTW from the Guardian nor “Da MurdocKKKh” media

    “In an echo of the Chinese economy in the 1990s which depended on the exploitation of vast reserves of coal, India last year approved plans for 173 coal-fired power stations expected to provide an extra 80-100 gigawatts (GW) of electricity capacity within a few years. Many are expected to be fuelled by cheap coal imported from Australia, Indonesia and southern Africa, but applications to mine more than 600m tonnes of coal in India have been lodged.”

    “The epicentre is Andhra Pradesh which, with a population is 84.7 million people, is now expanding its power production by 800%. Seven major and more than 30 smaller coal-powered power stations are planned, together intended to have a capacity of 56GW. In comparison, the UK’s installed electricity capacity is 75GW, but is expected to rise to 100GW in the next two decades. The largest plant, expected to be opened in two years, will be the $4bn Krishnapatnam power station, India’s first “ultra-mega” class of coal-fired power station. With 4GW, capacity it will be one of the world’s 25 biggest electricity sources, capable of powering 7m middle-class homes.”

    About Korea, I assume you are referring to South Korea not your Stalinist mates in the North??

    “SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) – South Korea plans to impose a tax on coal used for power generation and lower taxes on fuels used for cooking and heating from July 1, to reduce consumption of electricity to avoid blackouts during peak demand periods.”

    “Asia’s fourth-largest economy has struggled over the last 1-1/2 years to avoid outages during periods of high power demand due to a nuclear safety scandal and related reactor closures.”

    “Officials expect the tax revision to curb power use because of higher coal prices, and boost consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), fuel oil and propane gas.”

    Not a hint of Green bullshit in the reasons given, in a cruel irony its the closing down of Nuclear plants helping drive the coal demand..

    So there you have it a couple of simple Fiskings demonstrating Milne is either a liar or a fool, after all she wants to be judged on that speech, have at her!

  26. dianeh

    The Greens have stood here showing leadership on management of society and the economy at a time of a global emergency

    And Ms Milne, the people have rejected your leadership. We dont want what you are selling. We dont vote for you, we vote against you. The vast majority vote against you.

  27. dianeh

    management of society

    I think by this Ms Milne means, remaking society as the Greens wish it to be.

    And as for the Green’s management of the economy. They have promoted economic buffoonery to a new level.

  28. Bill

    Staggering. Reminds me more of Calvinism than anything else. (Marxism was nearly as crazy, but was always a minority taste in the West).

  29. JohnA

    When we look at the temperature of the planet rising, let us look at the climate science. The fact of the matter is we are on track for four to six degrees of warming. That means people will not survive. Part of the world will be uninhabitable.

    Such arrant nonsense in Hansard?

    Is there a 4degree difference between the tropics and the lower temperate zone (say between Cairns and Hobart)?

    If so, people will adapt rather than die.

    There are already parts of the world which are uninhabitable – called the polar regions.

  30. Leo G

    We know now that as human beings busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacence people went to and fro over the earth about their little affairs, serene in the assurance of their dominion over this small spinning fragment of solar driftwood which by chance or design man has inherited out of the dark mystery of Time and Space. Yet across an immense ethereal gulf, minds that to our minds as ours are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast green, cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

  31. Token

    About Korea, I assume you are referring to South Korea not your Stalinist mates in the North??

    “SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) – South Korea plans to impose a tax on coal used for power generation and lower taxes on fuels used for cooking and heating from July 1, to reduce consumption of electricity to avoid blackouts during peak demand periods.”

    “Asia’s fourth-largest economy has struggled over the last 1-1/2 years to avoid outages during periods of high power demand due to a nuclear safety scandal and related reactor closures.”

    Sounds like the problem is they can’t get enough coal due to the Greenfilth and their mates limiting their access to nature’s most sustainable renewable energy – nuclear.

  32. notafan

    Children… 2050…repeal of the carbon price

    As if the AUSTRALIAN carbon tax would have made a whit of difference to any alleged increase in global temperatures, if such a thing a man made carbon dioxide warming were real .
    Go and get dressed Milne, you and your emperor have no clothes.

  33. Token

    When we look at the temperature of the planet rising, let us look at the climate science.

    Is she referring to the end of the medieval warming period here, or the period up to 1998?

    As Mark Steyn notes, no kids under 17 has experienced a warming planet even though they’ve imbibed kilotonnes of green propaganda claiming warming is occuring.

  34. nic

    People shouldn’t make a joke about this speech. It was incitement and very deliberate. This is serious stuff and shouldn’t be casually dismissed.

    I agree. Remove the words climate change and replace it with gay or women or Muslim and see what transpires.

  35. JohnA

    Mean Max (°C) (monthly JFMAMJJASOND & Avg)
    Cairns
    31.5 31.2 30.6 29.2 27.6 26.0 25.7 26.6 28.1 29.5 30.6 31.4 29.0
    Hobart
    21.7 21.6 20.1 17.3 14.5 12.0 11.8 13.1 15.1 17.0 18.7 20.4 16.9

  36. Habib

    Pissed off I’m not on her shit list. Here we have a failed schoolmarm telling the likes of an Emeritus Perfesser in the actual field he’s a fuckwit. I still reckon that hatchet-faced old boot looks like the stassi shiela with the shiv in her pumps in From Russia With Love.

    In the case of equally gargoylian fellow Lee Rhiannon, it’d be From Russia With Hate.

  37. Alfonso

    Nuclear energy is it’s own worst enemy. Where quadruple redundancies were needed, they provided mains power and a floodable diesel backup (the 24 hour batteries don’t count) in Japan. It’s engineers confuse the consequences of a bridge failure with the consequences of a nuke disaster.

  38. Ivan Denisovich

    The much missed Gavin Atkins from the Global Whatever paper had a great series on the deadline days of the previous dud predictions by the doomsday cultists.

    And this:

    http://asiancorrespondent.com/52189/what-happened-to-the-climate-refugees/

  39. Leo G

    “We will pursue 100 per cent renewable energy for Australia. I want to finish with:
    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Christine Milne

    Christine on reversing Creation to some end of her own

  40. Megan

    Talk about shovelling sh*t. The scary thing is the number of people who dig what she she shovels.

  41. nic

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Christine Milne

    You can live in a cave if you want, you mong.

  42. egg_

    It’s engineers confuse the consequences of a bridge failure with the consequences of a nuke disaster.

    Crap risk management by a project bean counter, more likely.
    IIRC there weren’t even any auxiliary bus bar patch points for the portable US Army Gensets freighted in.

  43. Token

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Christine Milne

    Wow, so she has promised an age of darkness. She’s decided to turn Australian into Mordor.

  44. alexis

    With a long enough tube, they’re visible from the CBD.

    Your link is not relevant, it refers to conventional stargazing and the tube is simply to reduce the field of view so as to focus on a smaller number of stars (for counting).

    The myth about the tube/seeing stars from a well refuses to die. Stars (with one or two exceptions) are simply less bright than the atmosphere and can’t be distinguished. There is no contrast.

    And this will no doubt be made worse by global warming (like everything else bad), so it is on-topic.

  45. Louis Hissink

    Gosh, (in his best Bernard Woolley voice), I have been promoted to the category of “so on and so forth”.

  46. Ivan Denisovich

    The much missed Gavin Atkins from the Global Whatever paper had a great series on the deadline days of the previous dud predictions by the doomsday cultists.

    Token, is this what you were thinking of?

    http://asiancorrespondent.com/62435/a-short-history-of-climate-science-hysteria/

  47. Rousie

    How about a dead boat people website, you lunatic

  48. H B Bear

    This Green loon, Child Senator Sarah Hyphen-Seapatrol, Communist Doris Bagshawe, Tasmanian carpet bagger Peter Whish-Wanker and Scott Dudlam still get over 10% of the votes in this country.

    Simply amazing.

  49. Ripper

    Did they drug and alcohol test her before and after that speech?

  50. egg_

    alexis
    #1383685, posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Methinks you’re confusing day and night light conditions.

  51. Fisky

    There is no doubt that when she talks about compiling “lists of names” she means hit lists. She is inciting the murder of her political opponents.

  52. rebel with cause

    Naughty Greens. I hope Santa gives them each a lump of coal for Christmas.

  53. Blogstrop

    Last I heard Gavin was working on a novel. Hope it’s going well.

  54. A Lurker

    I think I read the first ten words and then I gave up.

    Can someone please summarise in twenty words or less?

  55. Gab

    There is no doubt that when she talks about compiling “lists of names” she means hit lists. She is inciting the murder of her political opponents.

    No one should be under any illusion that if the Greens ever held majority power in government these hit lists would be actioned with extreme prejudice.

  56. Chistery

    …the people who voted to abandon strong action on global warming knew full well what they were doing and they chose to do it. Do not listen in the future when people try to argue that they did not know…

    This works both ways, Senator.

    We wont forget your stance and you wont be allowed to weasel out of your position when all this comes to naught and all you are left with is laughable ideals and economy ruining policies.

  57. Mr Rusty

    Oh boy, if they ever learnt to harness laughter as an energy source (a sub-plot of ‘Monsters Inc’ IIRC) the howls brought on by reading speech would power Australia to 2050.

    I can tell you that the pilot project of supercritical steam

    You are the pilot of supercritical steam you bejoweled, screeching, gasbag of hot air.

  58. twostix

    This Green loon, Child Senator Sarah Hyphen-Seapatrol, Communist Doris Bagshawe, Tasmanian carpet bagger Peter Whish-Wanker and Scott Dudlam still get over 10% of the votes in this country.

    We should ask why, since Federation, this continent has always had such a large and powerful extreme left.
    I put it out there that Labor intentionally creates, funds and fans these far left parties (ACP, Greens, etc) and gives aid to the movement underneath them, because so long as they exist the “Labor movement” appears “moderate” in comparison.

    The Liberals should learn from that.

  59. john constantine

    earth hour.

    turning the lights off.

    everybody knows earth hour makes absolutely no difference to global warming, but it is a wet dream come true for all the swampie stalinist scumbags, that can drive around, making lists of people that expose themselves as ‘not quite right’ by leaving a light on.

    come bizzaro-swampie world, they will drive around in mummy’s prius, throwing rocks at those houses ‘on the list’.

  60. .

    The Liberals should learn from that.

    My oath. The LDP needs money.

  61. john constantine

    so–when does shorten get read that transcript, and asked questions about how it will inform a green/shorten governemnt?.

    shorten has a list, but it is more like notches on his tally than one driven by ideology.

  62. Rococo Liberal

    This is serious stuff and shouldn’t be casually dismissed.

    JC is right. We need to get out in the community and rip into this attitude of sanctity mixed up with totalirianism that Milne has spouted.

    Our watchword should be scorn, but not casual scorn. I think our scorn should be in full evening dress, or what I believe some people call ‘white tie.’

  63. Bill K

    Got way too angry after a few paragraphs to continue reading that.

    You know what though, I’m SICK TO FUCKING DEATH of this carbon tax, and I’m SICK TO FUCKING DEATH of how long it’s taking to GET RID OF IT.

    Why does there seem to be something that goes wrong EVERY FUCKING TIME they try and repeal it?

    The finish line is moving away faster than the running is moving.

  64. George Brandis thanks for NOTHING

    No one should be under any illusion that if the Greens ever held majority power in government these hit lists would be actioned with extreme prejudice.

    Yes.

    I used to think she was just a dimwit, like all the rest of the greens.

    I now see that she would like to put me in gaol, at best, or at worst snuff me out, because I refuse to join her and the rest of the gullible and credulous in believing what is absolutely the biggest barrel of bullshit in recorded history, a baseless scare campaign unprecedented in civilisation.

    ‘Climate criminals’?? This is fascist rhetoric.

    The more scary thing is that Lee Rhiannon stands behind her, ready and trained (in Moscow, no less) to do what needs to be done.

  65. incoherent rambler

    Worrying that we have an electorate that delivers such senators.

  66. Rococo Liberal

    hatchet-faced old boot looks like the stassi shiela with the shiv in her pumps in From Russia With Love.

    Rosa Klebb

    That’s a perfect description for Milne.

  67. Mark from Melbourne

    Can someone please summarise in twenty words or less?

    blahblahblah. I hate Murdoch and Abbott. Green blahblahblah. I hate progress. I refuse to accept data. I am a believer.

  68. incoherent rambler

    A quick scan around s few web sites (including here) and it would seem that not even the trolls are leaping to her defence.

  69. davey street

    The greatest load of tosh in years. Milne is such a pathetic sight as she clings to the rails of the sinking ship called “The Brown Greens” or is it “The Green Browns”. The Brown part’s gone off into the intergalactic sunset, but Christine oh dear how embarrassing. Endless climate change nonsense when a majority will never vote for the Green’s carbon tax. GIven she is in bed politically with Clive Palmer, the mining billionaire coal miner, how can anyone take these people seriously.

  70. Craig

    I gave up after reading the first paragraph. This ugly cracker of a human being needs a reality check to know that we’ll end being a third world country should we adopt her recommendations. A truly sad individual who only loves the UN.

  71. Jack Hackett

    May I have some of what the ole Christine is smokin’

  72. thefrollickingmole

    Kind of ironic how Big fat Al can make the trip to stand alongside big fat Clive while he announces the effective end of the carbon tax in Australia, but he cant stir himself from his buckets of KFC to make a similar gesture for the leader of the Australian Greens calling for a 100% renew-balls target..

    Apparently being an environmental hero means its ok to hob-nob with a coal baron..

    If thats the gold standard for greens behavior Im pretty sure I could match it if i started burning down 50 acres of old growth rainforest a day…

  73. Craig

    “Can someone please summarise in twenty words or less?”

    F**k you Australia! ( three word slogan?)

  74. Token

    Token, is this what you were thinking of?

    Thanks, Gavin was doing God’s work.

    If I knew how to build a website, I’d put together a timetable for all the end of the world predictions by the left so we can see when each of the anniversaries arrive.

  75. pete m

    Did someone destroy the morning star?

  76. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    I want to say to the children of 2050: the people who voted for the repeal of the carbon price, the people who voted to abandon strong action on global warming knew full well what they were doing and they chose to do it. Do not listen in the future when people try to argue that they did not know about the seriousness. They did and they proactively chose to do it.

    Unlike the things I had to say on the recent marriage thread about the deleterious possibilities of gay ‘marriage’ for children, Milne’s is a genuine case of false bleating ‘What about the children?’

    I’ll be happy enough, Tubs, if the children have good jobs and economic prospects.
    Which they won’t if you have anything to do with it.

  77. twostix

    and trained (in Moscow, no less) to do what needs to be done.

    I believe Senator “Rhiannon” aka Lee Brown spent much of her time in East Germany? Or was that her soviet loyal, Stalinist parents Bob and Freda Brown?

    These communist dynasties are hard to keep track of. ASIO should make her and her parents files public in order to clear up their murky, treacherous past.

  78. nic

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    You better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Carbon trials are coming to town
    Carbon trials are coming to town

    She’s making a list,
    Checking it twice;
    Gonna find out who’s a denier or nice.
    Carbon trials are coming to town

    She sees you when you’re recycling
    She knows when your bin collection date
    She knows if you’ve been bad or good
    So be Green for gaia sake

    You better not cry
    You better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Carbon trials are coming to town
    Carbon trials are coming to town

  79. David Brewer

    It’s easy for Milne since she pays no heed to facts and never addresses any counter-arguments.
    In fact, for 15 years there has been no global warming, sea ice in the Antarctic is at a record high, 100% renewable energy is quite impossible with existing technology, and conflict, disease and species loss from global warming are all complete furphies. The idea that there are no costs, only gains and opportunities, from shutting down the coal industry and pursuing extreme emission reduction targets across the whole economy, is madness.

    None of these points are difficult to verify from evidence and historical experience, but Milne and the Greens have a huge advantage with their “Big Lie” tactics. These shift the debate onto an emotional and moralistic plane and get the audience so worked up they are no longer open to reason. This is serious, as JC says.

  80. .

    Our watchword should be scorn, but not casual scorn. I think our scorn should be in full evening dress, or what I believe some people call ‘white tie.’

    I call it full imperial regalia scorn!

    She needs to be smashed and hard.

    This is a golden opportunity to hammer these nutters, a free shot as it were.

  81. kevin

    It is only when you read a speech like this that you remember which political organization dreamed up the Greens.
    Somewhere in the old East Germany, wasn’t it?

  82. Lysander

    I put on the record that the Greens have a second reading amendment which says that we are on track for four degrees of warming.

    Oh!? well it must be real then!

  83. Spider

    Sorry I can’t look at, listen to or read Christine Milne. It will must make me mad.

    No other person in politics affects me quite as much as her. Not Tanta P. Even Bob Brown seems like an innocuous old fart in comparison. Mind you the sanctimonious Ludlum and Bandt run a close second.

    The Greens always remind me of some old teetotalling wowsers from a Norman Lindsay painting.

  84. Jock

    When is she going to break into a rendition of “Tomorrow belongs to me” from Cabaret? Possibly followed by the Horst Wessel? I also believe in tomorrow, but I dont want a bunch of Socialist thieves stealing my kids futures to line the pockets of unions, rent seekers, benefit afficionadoes etc.

  85. .

    Sprrriiiingtiiiiime….

    You know the rest.

  86. egg_

    I put on the record that the Greens have a second reading amendment which says that we are on track for four degrees of warming.

    And 100 m sea level rise, for good measure?

  87. Mr Rusty

    I honestly reckon this loon prays to Gaia every night for the following day(s) to bring catastrophic heat waves, floods and fires so that the people will then turn to her and beg for forgiveness before installing her as Supreme Leader to guide the country (wtih suspended democracy) through the stormy weather and unto the Great Green Utopia.

    It would be best for all if her and the hippy hordes do a Jim Jones when the Breathing Tax is repealed, after all we’re all doooooommmed!!!

  88. Bruce of Newcastle

    We stand here in this parliament at a critical moment of time.

    Sure are. Never in the history of the species have so many been defrauded by a few pseudoreligious charlatans.

    The great swindle will be remembered with fondness and regret in 2050. Fondness that so many apparently intelligent people could be taken in by the scam, and with regret that so many starving and freezing poor people died because of it.

    Ms Milne should learn to read and interpret a graph.

  89. struth

    Self contempt.
    She hates the world.

  90. John

    This harpy is totally unhinged. Please get her out of my life!

  91. cohenite

    Milne is damaged goods but I still think she is not the worst from the filth party. The Stalinist does her for bat-faced bitchery and the hyphen for princess puerility.

  92. James in Melbourne

    Every word in her speech is florid psychosis, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’

  93. oldsalt

    Asio should be investigating some of the Greens for treason.

    Start with Siewert and her taxpayer funded trip to Indonesia to speak at a conference organised by enemies of Australia who are determined to wreck our maritime boundaries and security.

    Siewert. ‘Montara Spill is giant conspiracy to put people of East Nusa Tenggara into poverty.’ link

  94. cynical1

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Christine Milne

    Yes, and only in the day, does the Sun warm you…

  95. twostix

    Oh!? well it must be real then!

    I blame this recent madness of large sections of the public thinking legislatures putting things into “law” alters reality, on the the loss of the story of King Canute from the general consciousness.

  96. And Another Thing

    The Cat has brought back corporal punishment. Arrrrgh, the pain of reading that Milne crap.

  97. WhaleHunt Fun

    Ha ha
    Abso effing lutely fantastic.
    I hope every single disaster the barren harpie made comes true.
    I want more than anything for my excess, my profligacy and my hatred of the scum that call themselves the Greens, to be the cause of the destruction of the planet. For it to destroy all that these raving lunatics hold dear. I want them to curse my name for a thousand years. I want them to know of my hatred for them for ten thousand years.
    Oh frabjous joy that the should under stand that I would pay the whole world as a price in order to harm what they love.
    Hatred like this knows no bonds. Hatred like this is a joy.
    Thank you Milne for making it possible to show my hate.

  98. WhaleHunt Fun

    I wonder how the Greens think they will convert global warming skeptics to their cause now that frustrating them will be so joyous.

  99. David

    The Cat has brought back corporal punishment. Arrrrgh, the pain of reading that Milne crap

    Sorry AAT Milne’s diatribe is at the very least Brigadier punishment. Corporal punishment is anything said by Sarah Totally hyphen Wrong.

  100. Talleyrand

    I want to finish with:

    Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

    That was Martin Luther King. We can see the stars

    Well to paraphrase Wilde, Milne is certainly in the gutter.

  101. manalive

    Ms Milne should learn to read and interpret a graph …

    OMG … a hockeystick!

  102. Oh come on

    Christine Ehrlich Milne.

  103. incoherent rambler

    We will fight them on the beaches.
    We will never surrender.

  104. egg_

    I wonder how the Greens think they will convert global warming skeptics to their cause now that frustrating them will be so joyous.

    “The Dead Parrot Sketch” brought to you by (Vestas) wind turbines…

  105. Dr Faustus

    Make no mistake, this is not an exposition on policy, or the Green’s ‘message in a bottle’ for the children of 2050; it is a straightforward dogwhistle to the Socialist Tendency civil disobedience wing currently plotting at a Trades and Labor Hall near you…

  106. johno

    This is a very interesting speech. Delivered by the leader of the Greens on the occasion of the Senate delivering on the promise of a democratically elected government.

    Count all the falsehood and BS. Is this really the best the warmerist have to offer?

    If the Coalition had the will, it could rip through this shonk and destroy the warmerists.

    It probably doesn’t have the will, but hopefully, someone like Judith, Henry, Bolt or the IPA will do it.

  107. outsider

    The scolding, schoolmistress persona does Milne no favours and nor does the carping, preachy delivery style. I can never figure out if these dopes are stupid enough to be true believers or whether they live with the moral contradiction of knowingly dispensing disinformation to anyone foolish enough to listen. At what point would they capitulate? She is an A grade deadshit, come what may.

  108. incoherent rambler

    If the Coalition had the will, it could rip through this shonk and destroy the warmerists.

    I believe Tony is waiting for a committee report to tell him whether or not Milne is correct.

  109. .Dr.Sir Fred Lenin

    Greenists will rule the world! Islam will rule the world!the difference,greens have lesbian feminazis and poofs,islamofascists have misogynists .What a Bloody double!

  110. calli

    Leo G at 2:04… nice quote.

    I think it’s time Ms Milne and her crew beam back to the mothership and leave us Earthians to our own devices.

  111. WhaleHunt Fun

    A good argument against the death penalty, is that it would allow the Greens to escape the 50 or 60 years of torture that is their due.

  112. nerblnob

    Start with Siewert and her taxpayer funded trip to Indonesia to speak at a conference organised by enemies of Australia who are determined to wreck our maritime boundaries and security.

    Siewert. ‘Montara Spill is giant conspiracy to put people of East Nusa Tenggara into poverty

    What a pile of pish.

    Hard to believe they’re still trying to milk PTTEP for cash over a light condensate spill five years ago that went nowhere and did nothing. There’s more pollution from Indonesian fishing fleets any day of the week.

  113. nerblnob

    And more dead fish of course, unless they’re keeping them for pets.

  114. egg_

    Yet across an immense ethereal gulf, minds that to our minds as ours are to the beasts in the jungle, intellects vast green, cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

    Milne’s been channeling War of The Worlds?
    Ate a bad crop of snowcap mushrooms?

  115. Craig Mc

    Up yours Christine, you fuckwit watermelon.

  116. Dianne

    Can someone please summarise in twenty words or less?

    crap

  117. oldsalt

    Its more the people behind it. Enemies of Australia who now have allies here. Montara is just a small part of their wider project.

    Btw, the seaweed problems began 6 months prior to the spill. The market crashed, the farmers couldn’t be bothered cleaning their lines, some lines got white spot and others just pulled their lines out altogether. Nor was there any damage to fish stocks. The supply in town always goes down during the NW Monsoon as guys won’t go fishing.

    A few gullible and malicious leftie Aust lawyers have allied themselves with a group whose goal is to wreck the 1972 border, and much else.

    The guy who organised it terrorised our Honorary Consul, Rev Don Van Cooten, and his missus til they were forced to flee for their lives. These creeps brought him out here to lobby Parliament and gave him a prize. Brandishing his award this year he called for the Indonesian Navy to take stern measures against us. lawyers alliance justice award

  118. ChrisPer

    Reminds me of that Clive Hamilton speech calling on kids to dob their parents in as climate criminals. More and more I am seeing that the rationals need to launch an ideological war on stupid. The mental illness model of modern greenism and leftism is clearly a better explanation than rational disagreement.

  119. Yon Toad

    Why blow all of these pixels on what this idiotic bint spouts. She and the other mouth-breathing faeries who worship at the altar of Gaia are breathing our air. Ain’t that enough?

  120. Tekweni

    What a load of drivel.

  121. oldsalt

    Oh and I forgot Nerblnob, this guy is an ex con, a professional fraudster who was jailed in 2000 for corruption. And he gets an award from the Lawyers Alliance. Hah! How he even got a visa here beats me.

  122. candy

    How heartbreaking is it that a quarter to a third of all species will be extinct by 2050

    If children are anxious it’s because this is what the Greens tell people. How grossly unkind they are.

  123. calli

    The Greens will choose the future. We are going to choose life

    Nice to see the Greens are pro life…no, wait…

  124. john constantine

    ‘only in the darkness can you see the stars.’

    that would be because the lights died when the solar panels stopped at sunset.

  125. Ant

    Why display the whole text of this authoritarin’s Mein Kampf-like rant?

    A photo of a pile of manure would have sufficed and looked more appealing.

  126. caveman

    Marshmellows would be food of choice.

  127. Aldrydd

    The Greens will choose the future. We are going to choose life

    Oh, our Christine is a Wham fan, wasn’t “Choose Life” on their t-shirts in the Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go film clip back in the 80′s?

  128. Ant

    It’s funny hearing a pro-abortionist using the words “choose life”.

  129. Tel

    I remember a few years back we were hearing, “You lot lost, democracy has spoken so just deal with it.”

    … or words to that effect.

    There is now genuine concern about the 50 gigaton reserve of methane stored in the form of hydrates in the East Siberian Arctic shelf. That methane can either be released gradually or suddenly.

    See what Vlad the Gazprom guy has to say about it. I’m thinking it will be released slowly and at great expense to NATO members.

  130. Aaron Oakley

    “The Greens have stood here showing leadership on management of society and the economy at a time of a global emergency ”

    Spoken like a true fascist.

  131. nerblnob

    There is now genuine concern about the 50 gigaton reserve of methane stored in the form of hydrates in the East Siberian Arctic shelf

    There is now genuine desperation in the search for things to be alarmed about after the failure of every prediction so far.

  132. Gab

    There is now genuine desperation in the search for things to be alarmed about after the failure of every prediction so far.

    Boom!

  133. A Lurker

    There is now genuine desperation in the search for things to be alarmed about after the failure of every prediction so far.

    This

  134. Percy

    From Lurker’s link

    An expert from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre said global warming could be the culprit,

    Must’ve happened in 1996.

  135. jupes

    They are imposing on our children a higher degree of anxiety about the world in which they live …

    No. That would be you, you cloth-eared bint.

  136. Miles

    Any more proof that Greenery is but a religion can be found in the Senators statement of registrable interests … They tithe ! Christine Milne tithes 5% to Tasmanian Greens, 5% to Australian Greens and 1% to Friends of Global Greens. Hansen Young, di Natale, the commy all tithe too. Bandt keeps his money in his pocket though. Rather Marxist don’t you think.

  137. Gab

    Cut&Paste fisks the greenfilth:

    Come the revolution…Christine Milne will have a tofu-powered climate criminal website.

    AND apparently there will be one million deaths a week for the next 90 years.

    Christine Milne, Senate, Tuesday:

    I THINK at some point we will have a website of climate criminals and I would have a few people to put on that list. It would include Dick Warburton, Brian Fisher, David Murray, Maurice Newman, Mitch Hooke and so you could go on, with Chris Mitchell, Gina Rinehart, Innes Willox, Ian Plimer, Rupert Murdoch, George Pell, Andrew Bolt, John Roskam, Martin Ferguson and so on and so forth. In years to come, those people will try to pretend that they did not tear down the climate bills, when they have and the record will clearly show it. … To all those people partying around the corridors, enjoy it because it is your last stand. The fact is you have misjudged the temperature … When we look at the temperature of the planet rising, let us look at the climate science. The fact of the matter is we are on track for four to six degrees of warming. That means people will not survive. Part of the world will be uninhabitable. There will be one million deaths per week for the next 90 years if it gets to 4 degrees.

    What the 5th IPCC Assessment report actually says:

    THE global mean surface temperature change for the period 2016-2035 relative to 1986-2005 will likely be in the range of 0.3C to 0.7C … Global surface temperature change for the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5C relative to 1850 to 1900 for all … scenarios except (one) … and more likely than not to exceed 2C for (one other scenario) …

    IPCC AR5 notes the lack of warming since 1998:

    THE rate of warming over the past 15 years (1998-2012) (is) 0.05 (-0.05 to +0.15)C per decade) which is smaller than the rate calculated since 1951 (1951-2012) (of) 0.12 (0.08 to 0.14)C per decade.

    Milne, Senate, Tuesday:

    YOU do not have to look around to find that people want Australia to lead (efforts to reduce) global warming … but the people who want those things do not have the megaphones and the echo chambers of the Murdoch press. They do not have the false balance of the mainstream media which feels it has to give the same column (length) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to Ian Plimer as an equal, for example.

    Lowy Institute:

    IN 2013, 40 per cent of Australians … say “global warming is a serious and pressing problem” … the level remains well below the 68 per cent who expressed this view in 2006.

    Never mind, just turn off the lights! Milne, Senate, Tuesday:

    WE will pursue 100 per cent renewable energy for Australia. I want to finish with (this): only in the darkness can you see the stars.

  138. Pete

    A blind ideological rant. Like something out of Darkness at Noon except with soft shoes.
    I think Christine is having trouble reconciling the increasing gap between her climate rhetoric and the reality of the electoral position.

    The truth hurts.

  139. egg_

    THE global mean surface temperature change for the period 2016-2035 relative to 1986-2005 will likely be in the range of 0.3C to 0.7C … Global surface temperature change for the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5C relative to 1850 to 1900 for all … scenarios except (one) … and more likely than not to exceed 2C for (one other scenario) …

    With a margin of error of 200%.

  140. What ever it takes

    “The Greens have stood here showing leadership on management of society and the economy at a time of a global emergency”,and a shining example is…… Tasmania!

  141. .

    egg_
    #1384655, posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:22 am
    THE global mean surface temperature change for the period 2016-2035 relative to 1986-2005 will likely be in the range of 0.3C to 0.7C … Global surface temperature change for the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5C relative to 1850 to 1900 for all … scenarios except (one) … and more likely than not to exceed 2C for (one other scenario) …

    With a margin of error of 200%.

    Just like the totally compromised Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics and his pom pom waving for Obama’s stimulus. 200% the wrong way on unemployment!

  142. Wozzup

    Jesus there was so much hot air in that statement by Milne that now I am beginning to worry about global warming!

  143. mizaris

    One word – BULLSHIT!

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