We happy few!

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,

We stand with this gallant band of nations.

Algeria, Canada, Costa Rica, Ethiopia,

Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, FYR Macedonia,

Malaysia, Montenegro, Norway, Papua New Guinea,

Peru, Samoa, Singapore and Tonga.

What do we have in common?

Only 16 countries have set domestic targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are clearly at least as ambitious as their pledged contributions to the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published today (29 October 2018)…

Hang on, how come we are not in the list? I thought we were ticking the box for setting a target as ambitious as the Paris accord.

What is Japan doing there, they have 13 new coal plants under construction and 17 more in the planning pipeline!?

UNRELIABLE POWER UPDATE. Not a great day for sailing, at 6am Wind provided 4% of SE Australian demand, at 8.30 there was some sun and Wind and Other managed 6.6% of demand. At 6 in the evening Sydney time the score is under 3% as the sun fades.

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7 Responses to We happy few!

  1. The intent is to shame us into doing more. We are simply not doing as much as we could and should.

    On the other hand, maybe Australia’s contribution doesn’t matter.

  2. Leo G

    We stand with this gallant band of nations.

    Take heart, and heed Shakespeare’s Henry V: “We are in God’s hand, brother, not in theirs.”
    My sentiments about St Crispin’s Day is more influenced by recollection of my Dad’s father, who served on a US auxilliary ship at the Battle of Leyte Gulf off the Philippines on the day in 1944.
    Contemplating a minor propaganda sortie in the ideological climate war seems a trifling distraction. Besides, the final battle of the ideological war is not likely to see that bunch as our allies.

  3. wal1957

    The list of ‘happy clappers’ is not a list we should be on.
    I cannot believe that there are so many gullible ‘believers’ in the great ‘gerbil warming’ scam.

  4. a happy little debunker

    Disappointing news for all the social-change, progressive activists from the bowels of the Guardian, where they report that 70% of the world’s last wildernesses are located in just 5 countries.

    Which 5, you ask?

    Some of the most western of civilisations, (Australia, the US, Brazil, Russia and Canada) of course.

    Is there anything that capitalism cannot do?

  5. Herodotus

    Climate alarmism has been helped along more by the media (in a sort of swarm) than by either the mistaken scientists or the dopey politicians, but they have all made this disaster happen and persist.
    They are all “enemies of the people”.

  6. Cynic of Ayr

    Hah! Angus Taylor said today, with absolute sincerity and a “look at me” expression, that Renewables would be increased by 250%.
    250% he added, with more emphasis than I could indicate here.
    So, this blind stupid man intends to increase the renewable contribution to power generation to an amazing – wait for it – 3% x 2.5 = 7.5%
    I mean, you have to have a particular amount of stupidity to say that out load, call it virtuous, and expect his voters to applaud.

  7. hzhousewife

    C of A, most people cannot deduce the mathamtics of this, hence the trouble we are in !

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