Clover Moore’s Climate Catastrophe

I have a piece in the Spectator that chides Sydney’s virtue signalling ‘climate emergency’ as being downright lethargic compared to star performers like Melbourne, which has had new programs every five years since 2003 promising carbon neutrality.

In recent years, governments around the world have been drawing back from further actions that pose threats to extinguish the cheap energy. The most significant has been Trump taking the US out of the Paris climate agreement and winding back domestic emission restraints.  Even the EU has had to resile from committing to  further action said to be necessary to stop global temperatures rising more than 1.5°C; only Morocco and The Gambia, out of the 175 Paris signatories, have policies deemed to be tracking to this.

But the climate alarmism edifice assembled over thirty years and more is not about to crumble.

In Australia, the Coalition victory is only a standstill in economy-debilitating measures and faces pressures for resurrected programs from state governments.

The Canadian conservatives see the carbon tax as unpopular but are looking only to replace it by other  regulations.  The official line is, “climate change is real and evidence from around the world clearly shows that there is a global warming trend”.

In the UK, along with all Conservative MPs, Boris Johnson has committed to the “net zero emissions by 2050” policy stance, (which would cost 40 per cent of GDP) while the Labour Opposition would delist from the Stock Exchange all firms not meeting its environmental requirements.

In addition, there are continued pressures on firms by pension funds to “voluntarily” curb their emissions, and from monied vigilantes like media billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who gifted $500 million to closing down US coal plants and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmore, who auctioned his guitars to raise $21 million for the cause.

 

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34 Responses to Clover Moore’s Climate Catastrophe

  1. Muddy

    100% ruinables is p!ssweak and shows a poor commitment to saving poor, ravaged, mother nature. If we cannot or will not, aim for 132% ruinables, we may as well hold a month-long vigiltainment (H/T C.L.) and then sit back and wait for The End.

    132ornothing.

  2. Dr Fred Lenin

    Wait untill the power bills are astronomical and protests turn to voting out polliemuppets up to their neck in the climate crap ,watch the career pollieswine drop the climate crap like a hot potato ,nothing gets their attention more than threats to drag them out of the public trough . Its understandable ,where else would they get a job ,any sort of job ,mist of them. havent ever had a real job in their miserable lives .

  3. Entropy

    What will happen is that everyone that can afford to, or can get the government to pay for it, will have a solar panel on their roof, and everyone else, including industry, will be subsidised to offset their soaring power prices.
    The grandchildren of the imported voteherds are expected to pay for it. Actually, that isn’t true. There is no thought as to who will eventually pay for it.

    You know it makes sense.

  4. stackja

    An endless supply of OPM?

  5. Tel

    Only a total fraud would use the word “emergency” to describe something that’s been very slowly happening for the past 200 years with barely measurable effects.

  6. Dr Fred Lenin

    Tel, the emergency is the fact that the taxpayers money isnt coming in as fast as they would like it too , they want to enjoy the loot before they get too old ,and constant lying and inventing new dramas to frighten the punters is exhaussting also they are running out of lies .

  7. JohnL

    Wait until the power bills are astronomical…

    Too late! By then the whole system will collapse for lack of maintenance.
    Welcome, Venezuela!

  8. mem

    Ah, but all is revealed https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/
    The far left journalist, Paul Mason, reveals the real agenda behind the climate wars:

  9. cohenite

    Abstract

    The worldwide electricity mix has become diversified, mainly through the exploitation of endogenous and green resources. However, doubt has been cast on the much-vaunted advantages of renewables due to some of their characteristics, such as availability, security and affordability. In fact, growth in the installed capacity of renewable energy has increased electricity prices, which raises the question of how households have withstood the cost of energy transition. The main aim of this study is to empirically assess and discuss: (i) whether different types of household have suffered dissimilar effects from the promotion of renewables; (ii) the consequences of promoting renewables on household income; and (iii) if the promotion of renewables has reduced the risk of poverty and social exclusion. A panel data of European countries has been analysed using Kao’s residual cointegration test, and an Autoregressive Distributed Lag approach, to assess the relationships. This paper proves that both income and risk of household poverty are directly linked with renewable energies, in both the short- and long-run. The energy transition to renewables has had negative consequences for households. Thus, the disadvantaged households should be helped to meet the increased cost arising from the energy transition.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0360544218325738

  10. Texas Jack

    Turned up at a Liberal branch meeting recently and found myself seated near an unwitting devotee of Malthus. He was desperately worried over climate and pretty keen on saving everyone by cutting population growth. His wife nodded approvingly. I’m pretty sure they drove off home in the worlds biggest Merc.

  11. Tom

    Turned up at a Liberal branch meeting recently and found myself seated near an unwitting devotee of Malthus.

    Thomas Malthus is alive and well. Not a lot of people know this, but he founded the Australian Greens long before Bob Brown became Tasmania’s best-known poove.

    My brother is a Malthusian. Qualification is simple: instead of being happy and optimistic, you must loathe the human race. Malthusians are everywhere.

    Quite simply, it’s post-Christian guilt. Western civilisation has delivered so many riches that a large minority think they’re unworthy of God’s bounty and they/we must atone for our sins.

    It’s the ultimate warp in human nature: being ashamed of your culture because it’s for happy, well-adjusted people for whom poverty is unknown.

    Most millenials have grown up without a Christian god, so they are their own religion in their church of narcissism. Because capitalism has been so successful, they have never known an economic recession and, as Marxists controlled their education, they haven’t learned about the 100 million people murdered by communism in the past century.

    That allows them to imagine socialism as a hippy nirvana in which everyone has Free Stuff provided by the magic Big Government money tree.

    No-one ever tells them that, in a communist utopia, there is no personal freedom, the government controls everything, the economy is run by government bureaucrats and there is no private industry or competition.

    Only a millennial idiot wants to live in a 1950s Belgrade slum, which the entire world would wind up being if they’re given what they want.

  12. Mark M

    Greens say sorry for past paedophilia ties

    “The Green Party on Wednesday apologized to victims of sexual abuse for its support of paedophilic groups in the 1980s.”

    https://www.thelocal.de/20141112/greens-say-sorry-for-past-paedophilia-ties
    ***
    In 1984 the fiery parliamentarian and champion of the West German Greens, Petra Kelly, made her second visit to Australia.
    She urged that the various Greens in Australia develop a national identity.
    Partly as a result of this, just after Christmas of the same year, 50 Greens activists gathered in Tasmania to organise a national conference.

    https://australianpolitics.com/1999/01/01/an-early-history-of-the-greens.html

  13. DrBeauGan

    Quite simply, it’s post-Christian guilt. Western civilisation has delivered so many riches that a large minority think they’re unworthy of God’s bounty and they/we must atone for our sins.

    It’s the ultimate warp in human nature: being ashamed of your culture because it’s for happy, well-adjusted people for whom poverty is unknown.

    I think that’s indeed the psychology of it, Tom. Some people need to suffer when they are comfortable. I wouldn’t mind, but the daft buggers want me to suffer too.

  14. duncanm

    City of Sydney declares climate emergency

    We’ve declared that climate change poses a serious risk and should be treated as a national emergency.

    I’d agree with tassles – just for shits and giggles – but I’m not exactly sure what a “National Emergency” is. Clover seems to be referring to a US Federal Law passed under the National Emergencies Act

    In Australia, we have State control of emergencies. NSW even has its own Office of Emergency Management

    Maybe she should ask them to declare all low lying areas of the Sydney Council Zone a Natural Disaster, under the NSW State of Emergency powers.

    I understand the government can only declare State of Emergency for a period less than 30 days, so the following areas must be declared uninhabitable, to be evacuated within that time period: all the foreshores of the Inner West, East of Annandale; Pyrmont, Sydney City – including all the wankers housed in the wharfs along Hickson Rd, the Rocks (including the tampon exhibitionists in the MCA), Circular Quay, Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo and Potts Point, and Elizabeth Bay.

    I’m fairly certain that’d be 90% of her voting block.

  15. Tel

    Quite simply, it’s post-Christian guilt.

    So you guys are slowly falling into line with Iampeter’s theory of “Christians gave us too much altruism” ?

  16. Lilliana

    ‘Climate emergency’ and ‘national emergency’ means implementing the plans the crazies at Melbourne Uni have install for us. Just look at what is happening in Ireland.

  17. duncanm

    If you want to keep your breakfast down, don’t read Clover Choker’s report on her recent trip to the woohmayn4climate summits in Paris and London (where else?).

    It can all be explained there. Talk about subverting democracy.

    Some snippets:

    ..I was
    asked to talk about our experience taking significant action on climate change despite hostile
    Federal and State Governments..

    Given existing gender inequalities and development gaps, climate change
    places a greater burden on women.

    Fortunately, this boondoggle will be coming to Sydney next year! Oh Frabjous Day!

  18. duncanm

    I’d demand equal representation! There doesn’t appear to be nearly enough pooves on the City of Sydney Council.

    Surely Sydney is not 70% female and > 20% rug lovers ?

  19. Tel

    I’m seeing a lot of this weird stuff going on. Check this out:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-29/france-heatwave-sets-a-new-record/11263576

    France has registered its highest temperature since records began as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe.

    The mercury hit 45.9 degrees Celsius in Villevieille, in the southerly Provence region, the weather forecaster Meteo France said, almost two degrees above the previous high of 44.1 Celsius recorded in August 2003.

    The World Meteorological Organisation said that 2019 was on track to be among the world’s hottest years, and that 2015-2019 would then be the hottest five-year period on record.

    OK, so you might go look that up, you know it would be on all the meteorological sites, right?

  20. Empire 5:5

    Relax.

    Hysteria precipitates collapse. The scam is unravelling. These people are stupid.

  21. Tel

    https://www.worldweatheronline.com/villevieille-weather-history/languedoc-roussillon/fr.aspx

    Wednesday 2019-06-26 … Max: 29°c Min: 21°c
    Thursday 2019-06-27 … Max: 31°c Min: 24°c
    Friday 2019-06-28 … Max: 40°c Min: 27°c

    Shenanigans? I can’t see anything even close to 46 degrees. Where do these numbers come from?

    I cannot believe it is difficult to get a simple temperature measurement accurate to within a whole 5 degrees, but seems a challenge these days.

  22. Tel

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/fr/villevieille/169344/month/169344?view=table

    Wednesday 2009-06-26 … Max 34°C / Min 19°C
    Thursday 2009-06-27 … Max 35°C / Min 20°C
    Friday 2009-06-28 … Max 43°C / Min 22°C

    OK for some reason a different weather site is a few degrees higher on the max for every day, and a few degrees lower on the min. Now this is only a small town in the South of France with a few thousand people. If temperature measurements are so arbitrary then tell me where is the “science” in all of this. If you are going to have empiricism, you need measurements, real measurements.

    But even besides that, still nothing remotely close to 46 degrees. There’s gotta be shenanigans in operation.

  23. Tel

    Sorry those years should be 2019 … stupid typo on my part.

  24. Tel

    Here’s another one. If you search for Villevieille historic records they take you to Montpellier-Mediterranee Airport as the closest.

    https://www.wunderground.com/history/daily/fr/villevieille/LFMT/date/2019-6-28?cm_ven=localwx_history

    Fri Jun 28 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (GMT) 109° F

    So that aligns kind of closely with the 43°C reported above, but you know I cannot find anywhere at all reporting 46°C … please explain!!

  25. Whalehunt fun

    It will all end when dribblers like Moore are asset stripped, paraded through the streets for the public to throw waste at them and then jailed for life somewhere arid and hot with lots of red dust in all the food and water.

  26. duncanm

    Tel
    #3065858, posted on June 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

    So that aligns kind of closely with the 43°C reported above, but you know I cannot find anywhere at all reporting 46°C … please explain!!

    Tel – here’s another Montpellier airport ref.. as you say, 43C max

    http://www.meteociel.fr/temps-reel/obs_villes.php?code2=7643&jour2=28&mois2=5&annee2=2019&envoyer=OK

    Typically – its right on the fricken runway

    Wiki for Villevieille now says 45.4C, exceeded by Gallargues-le-Montueux at 45.9C

    My French is not good enough to navigate that Meteo site and find the observations.. but here’s the forecasts for Gallargues-le-Montueux
    http://www.meteociel.fr/previsions/33564/gallargues_le_montueux.htm

  27. duncanm

    Ok – more bullshit Tel. (note – I’ve got a previous comment stuck in mod due to too many links).

    Wiki now says Gallargues-le-Montueux was hotter than Villevieille (45.4C), at 45.9C on the 28th of June

    The observations (which I’ve now found), say 44.1C at 5pm

    As you point out — there’s a magical 2C increase across the board

  28. Tel

    Thank Duncan,

    That 45.9°C high temperature at Gallargues-le-Montueux is now being reported as “highest recorded temperature”:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48795264

    France has hit its highest recorded temperature – 45.9C (114.6F) – amid a heatwave in Europe that has claimed several lives.

    The new record was measured in the southern village of Gallargues-le-Montueux. Before this year the previous record was 44.1C during a heatwave in 2003 that killed thousands.

    Strangely … it’s no higher than what the ABC reported at Villevieille so these measurements have a habit of ducking and weaving a bit here and there. I followed your link to the infoclimat and they have a great chart plotter going … where you can see the red temperature line flattens out just around a high of 44°C and just barely nips over the line to 44.1°C but the way it rolls off there you can absolutely see it is not even close to a 45.9°C high that day. I took a screen shot just in case.

    Journalists are hopeless, they check nothing, they are worth nothing … there I said it.

  29. duncanm

    Ok, this is useful. Map of temps at 17UTC on the 28th
    https://www.infoclimat.fr/cartes/observations-meteo/archives/temperature-sous-abri/28/juin/2019/17h/sud-est-de-la-france.html

    Its seems other places (Le Triadou) did actually record 45.6C at 15UTC

    Why the media reports can’t match the observations is, as you say, lazy. I won’t call it journalism, as its just copying shit off the wire and publishing it without primary-school level critique or analysis.

  30. Tel

    So there’s some locations that are completely different to the places the BBC and ABC were reporting … but perhaps not so far away … and they got recorded temperatures that were almost what the BBC and ABC regarded as their “highest recorded” temperatures, but at any rate NOT the value they reported. Thus, no part of the story was fully correct, but some parts were vaguely similar to what happened.

    Why the media reports can’t match the observations is, as you say, lazy. I won’t call it journalism, as its just copying shit off the wire and publishing it without primary-school level critique or analysis.

    It proves without a doubt that journalists don’t check anything, and therefore the supposedly big and established names like ABC, BBC, etc are not worth a crumpet in terms of reliable information. They get so much wrong, all the time. So there’s no benefit to having those supposed “news” sources, better to look directly at the primary data if you are interested.

  31. jo

    duncanm
    #3065767, posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    I’d demand equal representation! There doesn’t appear to be nearly enough pooves on the City of Sydney Council.

    Surely Sydney is not 70% female and > 20% rug lovers ?

    Wrong. There does seem to be 1 Kok among them.

  32. iggie

    Good one, duncanm.
    ‘Maybe she should ask them to declare all low lying areas of the Sydney Council Zone a Natural Disaster, under the NSW State of Emergency powers.’

    And erect wind turbines in the Harbour and along the foreshore rather than forcing country people to put up with them. Then we will know they’re serious.

  33. max

    Tel
    #3065735, posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:38 am
    Quite simply, it’s post-Christian guilt.

    So you guys are slowly falling into line with Iampeter’s theory of “Christians gave us too much altruism” ?

    once you abandoned christian oath for political office, you abandoned Christian God for some other God.
    A postchristian world is one in which Christianity is no longer the dominant civil religion but has gradually assumed values, culture, and worldviews that are not necessarily Christian….

    For ages, society was Christianised, which means that Christian morals served as the frame of reference for legislation, social norms, public life and private life.
    The public sphere is now largely disconnected from Christian norms and values. This did not happen overnight and the process is still going on.

  34. Lawrence Ayres

    Lots of talk about the hot weather in France but no mention of the snow storms in Colorado and Montana in the middle of summer. I guess only heat makes news while cold does not at least with the arbiters of our news. Only certain news is newsworthy and fit for publication.

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