The Greens are “No one”

Greg Jericho:

No one is suggesting if we had a price on carbon there would be fewer bushfires, or it alone would significantly reduce global temperatures, but that does not mean Australia cannot make a difference.

But …

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says while he is saddened by the loss of life from bushfires in NSW and Queensland, “thoughts and sympathies are not enough”.

Dr Di Natale said for decades it has been known that burning climate changing fossil fuels would lead to more frequent and intense bushfires.

“Yet with Queensland and New South Wales burning, the Coalition government refuses to acknowledge this scientific reality and instead wants to use taxpayer dollars to fund new coal-fired power stations.” he said in a statement on Sunday.

“Every politician, lobbyist, pundit and journalist who has fought to block serious action on climate change bears responsibility for the increasing risk from a heating planet that is producing these deadly bushfires.”

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28 Responses to The Greens are “No one”

  1. miltonf

    China has 30% of global carbon emissions, Australia 1%.
    We are but a fart in the breeze.
    The good news is that China is lifting nuclear in its national energy share from 3% to 20% – a policy opposed by Lefties in Australia who live, breathe and shit climate change.
    Go figure.

    Mark Latham. The fact that they give China a free pass tell you what their agenda really is.

  2. Roger

    “Yet with Queensland and New South Wales burning…”

    Hyperbowl much.

    And Greg Jericho is always good for a laugh, too.

  3. Shy Ted

    Wildlife murdering bastards that they are.

  4. stackja

    Greens don’t mind using coal power to spread their policies.
    If Greens want to reduce CO2 they should immediately stop exhaling.

  5. Truth n Justice

    The green idiots with the assistance of the ABC actively works against the national interest and Morrison and his government do nothing? I just don’t get it? They can’t do much about the green idiots but they sure can about the ABC.

  6. Karabar

    If that jerk De Nutter had a brain he would be down on the floor playing with it.

  7. There is a special place in Hell for the Greens and all of their supporters.

  8. candy

    Who can take Di Natale seriously when he did not declare his beautiful farm and paid the au pairs $150.00 per week.
    I am sure he has all the latest electronic gadgets and big cars and travels by plane.

    Honestly, who can take these Greens seriously at all.

  9. Whalehunt fun

    Every politician, lobbyist, pundit and journalist who has fought to block 

    legslating of severe penalties for membership of the Greens is guilty of causing the bushfires wiping out Koalas and destroying homes. They are nothing but terrorists and should be treated as such.

  10. Kneel

    “Every politician, lobbyist, pundit and journalist who has fought to block serious action on climate change bears responsibility for the increasing risk from a heating planet that is producing these deadly bushfires.”

    Why do you deny the science on bushfires, Dr Di Natale?

    See, for example:
    https://www.bushfirefront.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Rickpdf.pdf

    See figures 5, 6 & 7, which clearly show the fuel reduction burns are anti-correlated to area and intensity of wildfires. There is also much evidence that such prescribed burning has little to no effect on biodiversity while the raging infernos that you have allowed to happen because of your willful ignorance of the science on bushfires has been a major cause of loss of biodiversity. It is you and your party’s policies that have caused such destruction – the evidence is clear. That you would seek to blame others for your own failings is unconscionable for someone in public office. You should resign immediately.

  11. Mark M

    “No one is suggesting if we had a price on carbon there would be fewer bushfires …”

    If there is no global warming bushfire doomsday, Jericho the climate zombie has nothing to worry about.

    It’s all good news, unless you are a climate bedwetter.

  12. RobK

    but that does not mean Australia cannot make a difference.
    Um, actually, that’s exactly what it means for several good reasons.
    Deindustrialising is counter productive economically and politically.
    An empirically based progress, guided by science and innovation, without political corruption is the safest way to go. We should not turn our backs on the gift of coal and nuclear resources. Nor should we dismiss the obvious measures that make us safer in a combustible environment.

  13. egg_

    How can koalas sleep while their beds are burning?

  14. egg_

    “Every politician, lobbyist, pundit and journalist who has fought to block serious action on climate change bears responsibility for the increasing risk from a heating planet that is producing these deadly bushfires.”

    Sydney would become more like Brisbane – hotter and wetter – more tropical rainforests, tard.

  15. nb

    SBS article claiming ‘fires not due to climate change’ mysteriously removed:
    Fires not due to climate change: expert.
    Updated 22/10/2013
    https://caldronpool.com/sbs-article-claiming-fires-not-due-to-climate-change-mysteriously-removed/
    Linking the bushfire disaster in NSW to climate change is “an absolute nonsense” and reducing fuel loads in the Australian bush is urgently needed, a leading scientist says.

  16. nb

    egg_ at #3243838, posted on November 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm asks:
    ‘How can koalas sleep while their beds are burning?’
    Easy. Line their beds with pink batts.

  17. I_am_not_a_robot

    Climate Change™ causes pyromania.

  18. Squirrel

    The constant squawking of the Greens needs to be met with regular doses of economic reality which hammers home to the Australian public just how reliant we are on revenues from fossil fuel exports and how realistic (or otherwise) are the visions being painted of Australia as a “renewables superpower”.

    Far too many Australians are being misled into believing that we could cut the use and export of fossil fuels and still enjoy high material standards of living and a big, generously-funded public sector.

  19. Nob

    Prevent bushfires.
    Put greens last.

    #foolreduction.

  20. wants to use taxpayer dollars to fund new coal-fired power stations.

    No, it’s “Net Taxpayers want the Prime Minister to use their money to stop subsidising unreliable, expensive power generation.”

  21. Mother Lode

    or it alone would significantly reduce global temperatures, but that does not mean Australia cannot make a difference.

    So it would make an insignificant difference.

    What a bonehead.

  22. Mother Lode

    The green idiots with the assistance of the ABC actively works against the national interest and Morrison and his government do nothing?

    The SloMo government is hardly unique here.

    Most Western politicians lose bowel control at the thought of standing up to the MSM.

    They have seen the energy (literal and figurative) unleashed in the US when a leader takes on the MSM narrative, and how this same MSM has revealed itself to be nothing more than an impotent, permanently exasperated weakling wearing a Hercules costume. But they are also aware that they too are pitiably insubstantial people and battle with the weakling would be a real contest they will likely lose.

    By the time the pool of talent has passed through the distillation process of party politics the spirit that tickles out has no spirit at all.

    Because the people in charge of the party want no one talented enough to supplant them, or even to put strains on the spider web of favours, debts, and patronage that keep them on top.

    Trump would never have succeeded from within the Republican Party.

  23. The BigBlueCat

    Dr Di Natale said for decades it has been known that burning climate changing fossil fuels would lead to more frequent and intense bushfires.

    I think he’s trying to align CO2 to climate change … hey Di Nutter, show us the science! Even if CO2 is causing the climate change (I’m not saying it is but for argument’s sake), how can reducing Australia’s 1.3% net emissions of the 400 ppm of atmospheric CO2 have any impact on local climate patterns? We contribute 0.0000052 (0.00052%) compared to total CO2 atmospheric content … it is inconceivable that Australia’s CO2 emissions make any statistically significant difference to atmospheric CO2 content (and therefore climate change based on Greens claims).

    What leads to more frequent and intense bushfires is an outcome based on multiple factors; Land management, fuel load reduction, fuel moisture, wind speed, ambient temperature, relative humidity, slope angle, ignition source. What about cyclical influences on climate?

    When you consider the increase from CO2 emitters not signed up to the Paris accord, there’s nothing we in Australia can do to reduce global CO2 emissions (which the Watermelons seem to think is the problem driving climate change). By land area, we are a very low emitter of CO2 anyway. CO2 is plant food!

    I’m not saying the climate change isn’t real – just saying that Australia’s CO2 emissions have statistically no discernable impact (if CO2 is the culprit). And how we work to limit bushfire impact more pragmatically is better value for money.

  24. Kneel

    “… Australia’s 1.3% net emissions…”

    That should be “gross emissions” – Australia is a net sink for CO2.
    Where are our carbon credits from all those northeners?

  25. old bloke

    Forester
    #3244136, posted on November 25, 2019 at 6:48 am

    No, it’s “Net Taxpayers want the Prime Minister to use their money to stop subsidising unreliable, expensive power generation.”

    It’s not only the net taxpayers who are paying for this madness, everyone who uses electricity has to pay for it (including people on the dole, pensions, etc.).

  26. The BigBlueCat

    Kneel
    #3244420, posted on November 25, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    “… Australia’s 1.3% net emissions…”

    That should be “gross emissions” – Australia is a net sink for CO2.
    Where are our carbon credits from all those northeners?

    The info I saw was net emissions – if, in fact, the net emissions are lower than that, then the argument against action on reducing CO2 becomes stronger. The CO2 rabble always bang on about “per capita” – it’s nonsense … at a landmass level, we are a tiny emitter.

  27. Greens have opposed, at every turn:

    1. Allowing new permits for native forestry.
    2. Hazard reduction.
    3. Adequate backburning.
    4. Reopening closed fire trails.
    5. Taking of fallen timbers in national parks and nature reserves.
    6. Highland grazing and other profit a pendres in parks, reserves and forests.
    7. Allowing property owners to adequately clear their land.

    Instead we get 300 million aircraft that are actually very ineffective.

    Each of those three planes is a new metropolitan or regional referral hospital.

    Even if global warming was at 3, 4 or 5 degrees C, it would be a bullshit excuse.

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