Zalli Steggall on climate policy

In view of the Coalition majority they don’t have to negotiate with the cross bench but it is interesting all the same to examine the policies of the new member for Warringah. She is my representative in the House (if I was on the other side of the road it would be Mr Zimmermann.) So I am inclined to ask her some questions that I am sure she will be pleased to receive as a part of her responsibility to be in touch with her electorate.

This is her website with a link to a more substantial statement of the issues as she sees them.

Suggestions welcome!

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61 Responses to Zalli Steggall on climate policy

  1. Ask Zalli:

    1 – she says Australia is NOT on track to meet its Paris commitments. Can she advise who is on track?
    2 – whether she has yet installed solar panels on her house and whether she has yet purchased an electric car.
    3 – she says “we are missing out on the massive investment and job opportunities in clean, affordable and reliable energy”. Can she advise if Australia is missing out, who is getting these investments and jobs and what they are.

  2. Oh and:

    4 – she said on election night she wanted to be a climate leader. What does that mean and who does she thing will be following her?

  3. Roger

    This is her website with a link to a more substantial statement of the issues as she sees them.

    “Locally, we must ensure Warringah’s planning and infrastructure are adapting to a changing climate, support Warringah’s growing clean energy sector and set job-creating transition plans into action”.

    I say, maybe she really does want windmills on the beach?

  4. stackja

    Authorised by Louise Hislop, 2/712 Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW 2100

    STEGGALL CAMPAIGN IN SECRET GETUP PLOT | Herald Sun
    https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/…in…/8c309d06e6188ccea1885cbee3ecdda2
    Feb 10, 2019 – Campaign manager Louise Hislop is among 52 members of GetUp’s official “Warringah Action Group” list, which shares information via an …

    Wind Farms for Warringah

    Zali Steggall and the people of Warringah need to show leadership on immediate climate change ACTION. The proposal: wind turbines are to be placed along the foreshore, taking advantage of the sea breezes. Let’s lead the way by example, for everyone who voted against climate action. Sign and spread the petition Australians! Let’s do it for the children!

  5. Iva Right

    A ship of fools elected an even bigger fool to be their captain!

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Ask her whether she would now convene a climate forum with speakers from all sides of the climate debate to be heard, as well as outlining her own policies for Australia, and for Wahringah, with full costings.

    Bet she ducks.

  7. notafan

    a climate leader doesn’t drive an SUV

    Unless they are dick christmas or Zali frozen chicken

  8. Aethelred

    How does the Navier-Stokes existence and smoothness problem affect GCMs?

  9. candy

    A climate leader rides a bike, surely, and walks their childen everywhere.
    No phones, no iPads, etc.
    A true climate leader would do that and more.

    It’s not the climate she is intereted in. Something else entirely.

  10. Tim Neilson

    What would be the effect on global average temperature if ScoMo and the gang did absolutely nothing about ‘climate change’ for their entire three years in office?

  11. atomics

    Will she be riding a bicycle to Canberra?

  12. Tim Neilson

    Sorry, that was badly phrased – should have said “compared with your favoured climate action over that time”?

  13. Rex Mango

    Ask her if we were able to control the weather and get it just right, what issue should humans tackle next?

  14. Frank

    How does the Navier-Stokes existence and smoothness problem affect GCMs?

    Nice one!

  15. Diogenes

    What would be the nett effect to world co2 emissipns, and by extension, climate, if all mammalian & reptilian life in Australia ceased to exist tomorrow ?

  16. Ask her when she is going to put solar panels on the roof of her recently renovated house…the same house she conveniently forgot to put solar panels on a year or two ago.

  17. Penny

    Has she given up skiing ?
    Does she travel to Europe or any other place to ski
    Skiing must be one of the worst sports she could do !!!

  18. Natural Instinct

    Just a few questions.
    .
    The wisdom and heritage of our First Nations Peoples informs our community, culture and identity.
    What wisdom specifically? Why do aboriginal people have such a toxic culture for women and young girls?
    Protection and adequate funding of the ABC, SBS and NITV
    How do we decide “adequate”? Perhaps funding should be linked to ratings?
    A more targeted and equitable approach to arts funding
    Would no arts funding be the most equitable? If people like it they will pay for it.

  19. “candy
    #3028263, posted on May 28, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    A climate leader rides a bike, surely, and walks their childen everywhere.
    No phones, no iPads, etc.
    A true climate leader would do that and more.

    It’s not the climate she is intereted in. Something else entirely.”

    She was a stooge…deliberately chosen by GetUp….and the hypocritical fools of Warringah (Rafe excepted) voted for the cretin. It was all about getting Abbott.

    I wonder what volunteer work she is doing…or is planning to do? Probably nothing….doesn’t seem her style to help others in need I doubt she’ll be travelling to remote indigenous communities.

    The activities of GetUp in Warringah, the candidacy of the bimbo Steggall and the vicious and venal campaign against Abbott will long be a blot on our politics. It can’t get any lower and if Morrison and co. don’t do something about GetUp then they are complete fools.

    The only thing that comforts me is that Tony Abbott will long be remembered as a decent man who did a lot of good whilst that blond, vacuous slag will be long forgotten.

  20. BrettW

    Was the person driving the Hummer with a climate change sign around her electorate one of her supporters?

    Does she know the cost of the climate change policies that Shorten could not tell us?

    How many new coal power stations being built in China, India and Japan by 2030. Will she boycott those countries ?

  21. Shy Ted

    Will you be able to see the new wind turbines from your house, Zalli?

  22. Rafe Champion

    Thanks team!

    An embarrasment of riches.

  23. “Penny
    #3028299, posted on May 28, 2019 at 3:27 pm
    Has she given up skiing ?
    Does she travel to Europe or any other place to ski
    Skiing must be one of the worst sports she could do !!!”

    The carbon footprint from skiing is HUGE. In order to get to the snow….either here in Oz or overseas…you have to drive or fly…..and usually both.

    Oh and are ski lifts solar powered and if not….why not?

    This joke called Steggall needs to be called out…time and time again….for the next three years.

  24. Fred

    Ask her how she is going to commute from Sydney to Canberra when Parliament is sitting?

  25. Megan

    This joke called Steggall needs to be called out…time and time again….for the next three years.

    She most certainly does. And who better than a resident of her electorate? I’m positive the Cat Hive Mind will never run out of pointed questions to supply Rafe to ask on a weekly basis until the next federal election.

  26. Mother Lode

    She was a stooge…deliberately chosen by GetUp….and the hypocritical fools of Warringah (Rafe excepted) voted for the cretin. It was all about getting Abbott.

    Oi!

    Not just Rafe.

    And regarding her not riding a bicycle, I believe she has a note from her doctor. Travelling at any speed with that gap in her teeth puts her in danger of swallowing things like moths, spiders, unattended children etc.

  27. Carbon dioxide is 0.04 per cent of the atmosphere by volume, of which humans produce three per cent and Australia 1.3 per cent of that three per cent.

    Water vapour is four per cent of the atmosphere by volume, of which humans produce very little; water vapour has 100 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.

    What is your plan to reduce atmospheric water vapour?

  28. Tim Neilson

    What is your plan to reduce atmospheric water vapour?

    Ask her about her support to reduce human production of the potent greenhouse gas dihydrogen monoxide (and include a picture of the steam coming out of a power station cooling tower) and see if she falls for it.

  29. Slim Cognito

    In a similar vein, their ABC in Tasmania are standing prepared to answer your climate questions.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-27/tasmania-curious-climate-change-what-do-you-want-to-know/11090932
    I hope they get some curly ones but I suspect it’s a trap to identify and dox the “deniers and sceptics”.

  30. mem

    Ah climate change. The go to thing that you use when you have absolutely nothing else to offer. Ask Zali what happens when you put an ice cube in a glass of water and it melts. Does the level go down or up? Now ask her about sea level rise. Ask Zali what happens if she leaves the dog in the car on a hot day with the sunroof closed. Surely she knows it gets hotter. But if you open the sunroof the warming air escapes and expands upwards and outwards. Then ask her to tell you about the so-called greenhouse effect. You might also ask a few questions about photosynthesis and how it is that plants thrive with CO 2 and sunlight and it is something essential to all life on earth. Remarkably most Greens have no understanding of botany or any of the basic science concepts on which our civilization is based.

  31. nb

    Does she support new, safe, fission nuclear power? If not, why not?
    If not, please discuss the safety statistics of various energy sources.
    Does she support research into fission nuclear power?
    Has she spoken with fission nuclear power experts in relation to its suitability as an energy source?

  32. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Natural Instinct at 3:32 pm:

    Just a few questions.
    .
    The wisdom and heritage of our First Nations Peoples informs our community, culture and identity.
    What wisdom specifically? Why do aboriginal people have such a toxic culture for women and young girls?

    Is “First Nations” a further hallucinatory vision by Ernie Dingo on yet another bender? Does adding “s” to the end of everything aboriginal afford this carefully camouflaged wisdomses of which they speak?

    Does the blonde dimwit know – is she “informed” – that there are many, many infants in the degraded settlements wearing colostomy bags because dad and his brothers and their mates destroyed the function of their colon and bladder with their penises? Some culture.

  33. James

    And the silly Skier is going to take her 1000 turqoise cheer squad on a bus convoy to Canberra to watch her deliver her maiden speech. More unnecessary emissions.

  34. Newbie

    Ask her if she knows whether the coupled general circulation models (GCMs) used for climate modelling adequately resolve the sub-grid-scale cloud physics and clouds microphysics (used for water vapour and cloud formation – an important greenhouse gas).

  35. Major Elvis Newton

    What proof does Ms Steggall offer that her climate strategy will result in the slowing, stop or reversal of global temperature rise?
    What is Ms Steggall’s preferred global temperature setting? What surety can she provide that her stated climate ambitions will achieve her target?
    Has she costed her climate objectives and how does she propose to finance them?

  36. Robbo

    My seat was won by a Labor Party female who, on outward appearances, appears normal (I mean normal as in Labor normal) so I sympathise with those in Warringah who will have to put up with this dumb hysteric until the next election. Hopefully a modicum or two of commonsense will have returned by then and Ms Steggall can return to being nothing more than another boring, stupid zealot. Having her in the Federal Parliament is an insult to democracy.

  37. Squirrel

    Following on from what others have suggested, and without offending against laws about privacy, stalking etc., there clearly needs to be a Zalli Watch operation to check on important details like the installation of those solar panels, swapping the urban assault vehicle for something with a tiny little carboon footprint, full-on recycling of household waste, a big rainwater tank with no naughty water use (even if the new restrictions allow it) and scrutinising the Register of Members’ Interests to ensure that all declarable financial interests are fully woke.

    The concerned residents of Warringah deserve no less.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    The wisdom and heritage of our First Nations Peoples informs our community, culture and identity.

    Speak for yourself.
    I haven’t got drunk in a park for years.
    I do miss it honestly.
    😁

  39. Confused Old Misfit

    Why do people readily and without question accept the wildly inaccurate ravings of a skier but refuse to even consider the reasoned conclusions of an actual real live scientist?
    Environmentalism: Evidence Suggests it Was Always and Only About Achieving World Government

  40. 2dogs

    1 – she says Australia is NOT on track to meet its Paris commitments. Can she advise who is on track?

    In Europe, only Sweden is on track. France and Germany were, but have recently faltered because they decided they didn’t like having more nukes. That decision increased both their emissions and their electricity costs.

    Elsewhere, there are some countries like Angola that are meeting their targets simply because they never really promised to do anything substantial in the first place.

  41. a happy little debunker

    and the cost of inaction on climate change

    Bill tried this one during the election campaign, but nobody got answer as to the Dollars and Sense cost.

    Does this One Chicken Wonder have a number or is she just another Henny Penny?

  42. Ian MacCulloch

    I want incontestable proof that CO2 is the sole driver of climate change whether natural and/or AGW induced.

  43. Jock

    Looked at the policy. Its not much. But I noticed they had notes to cited sources at the end. On p4 it says:
    Where that energy is available, renewable energy plants are now proving themselves to be
    cheaper11, safer12, cleaner and more reliable13 than fossil fuel energy.

    Note 13 is not a source. It says :
    13 Batteries can respond to grid outages and peak demand immediately – gas and coal turbines, new and old,
    don’t do the job half as well. Projects like the Hornsdale Tesla Battery have shown us the efficacy of renewables
    with storage in overcoming reliability issues.

    Its not a source. Just their OPINION. Hornsdale can supply 100mw for 1 hr. It is contracted by the SA govt to supply 90 mw for 10 minutes and 30 mw for 3 hours. Thats its capacity. A Simgle CGT generator can come on line in minutes and continue to supply power for as long as you need it. Hours . Days . Weeks.

    Her Policy is Green wishful thinking with a serving of garbage.

  44. egg_

    Windmills for Warringah

    We’ve crossed 20,000 signatures. Any ideas what to do next, building on the momentum? Should we petition philanthropists for funding for a first turbine? Produce a to-scale model of the proposal? Put up awareness posters in Zali’s electorate? Start a petition to end the private ownership of vehicles in Warringa? It’s a climate EMERGENCY after all, and we need to act fast! This is a unique opportunity to see how renewable energy might work on a small-scale level. No use attempting a global overhaul before testing the idea locally! Brendan

  45. egg_

    4 – she said on election night she wanted to be a climate leader. What does that mean and who does she thing will be following her?

    5 – How is she offsetting her carbon?

  46. Dan Dare

    Mick Gold Cost Qld
    That is so awful.
    The big men in the aboriginal industry that do not try to prevent this are beyond contempt.
    And mostly of miniscule aboriginal heritage.
    More important to stop climbing the Rock.
    &@)”/:;

  47. Pickles

    This was the global warming election. They lost. The end.

  48. Ask her:
    1. If CO2 has caused the reported 1 degree C increase in temperature since middle 1800s, what caused the global temperature rises to similar levels in the Medieval Warm Period (when Greenland was occupied by Viking farmers), and also caused the Little Ice Age (~1300-1850)?
    2. Assuming you (Steggall) as a “climate leader” are able to persuade Australia to eventually move to 100% renewable energy in the electricity and transport sectors, how soon will bushfires become rare, Sydney no longer experiences heatwaves, and coral bleaching stops along GBR? Asking for the grandchildren ….
    3. What is the CO2 budget for a typical windfarm, from construction, through operating life, to demolition and site rehabilitation, per lifetime real (not nameplate) output?
    4. What do you believe is Earths’s ideal temperature (assuming it is measurable) and why do you think it’s ideal?

  49. Tel

    Windmills for Warringah

    If you put some windmills a little distance offshore they would get clear unobstructed wind.

    Adjusting the length of the blades relative to the height of the waves is important. Get it just right and the surfers will be sore like an eagle.

  50. hzhousewife

    Ask her when she is going to put solar panels on the roof of her recently renovated house…the same house she conveniently forgot to put solar panels on a year or two ago.

    May she be inundated with cold-callers selling solar panel deals hourly for the next three years.

  51. Candy

    The Warringah petitioners could get al gore and Greens Di Natolie involved, these are climate experts. Sit down with Zali and begin. If anyone can do it, the Abbott slayer can. It will be a dream come true for Warringahtites to see those wind turbines in full throttle over their beach.

  52. Whalehunt fun

    Ask the stupid cow how, as a denier, I am able to increase my emissions at least cost. Should I buy one of those cute coal fired household generators or should I like her, buy a massively emitting car with a giant low tech engine.
    Also ask the bovine blockhead when the first wind turbines will be going up in her hypocrites electorate.

  53. tombell

    Like the majority of our electorate, I believe it’s time Australia finally acted with conviction on climate change.

    I’d like to know why the majority of her electorate are so out of touch with the rest of Australia.

  54. billie

    To be honest I would have voted for her if I still lived at Narrabeen just to get rid of TonyA who was a complete disappointment.

    Wait 3 years and by then TonyA will be off doing whatever, stirring the pot hopefully as he is good at that. God awful managing power.

    Then jettison Zali (is this a reconstructed Sally?) when someone local, conservative and with the courage to follow through, turns up and they will.

    TonyA wouldn’t move on, he was voted out, Zsaly was not voted in I reckons.

    I could be wrong… but knowing the people of Warringah, they “retired” TonyA

  55. candy

    You may be right Billie. Warringah is apparently now an elite wealthy suburb of North Shore with rich folk very keen on green schemes, people from big end of town with no trouble paying bills.. People such as yourself I think. TA not in tune with that demographic.

  56. Morsie

    Her colours were the same as an independent candidate in Kooyong ,Oliver Yates.I am sure its just a coincidence.I ran into him in Burke Road and said “the Get Up candidate”.He did not deny the claim

  57. NuThink

    We’ve crossed 20,000 signatures. Any ideas what to do next, building on the momentum?

    Warringah seems to have a rather long shore line, lots of space therefore for Wave Electricity Generators.
    There is a lot of energy in “them thar” waves.

  58. Rafe I like to start my rant at Greenies with a “Just what is Ozone?” question.
    Simple to ask and with a simple question.
    >95% have no idea.
    On the subject of Windmills for Warringah, does anyone have a theodolyte, a couple of Hivis shirts and a mean sense of humour?
    Go to the beach and start doing measurements and leaving chalk marks on the footpath. When someone asks – and they will! tell them it’s for a feasability study for a bank of ten windmills.
    Watch the fur fly as the NIMBYs scream!

  59. Real Deal

    Frankly I would like to see Peta Credlin stand against Zali in the next election and kick her sorry backside back to the lower ski slopes at Thredbo.

  60. Karabar

    You could ask her if she takes advice from autistic teenagers who quote Ice Age II as a source, or does she rely on the advice of other religious zealots like Larissa Waters, and does she therefore pee in the shower?

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