There is then the Turnbull wing of the Coalition which seems to cover around half the party. Which brings us to this in the Oz today: Bushfires: Scott Morrison courts states for fire inquiry. What exactly was the “trainwreck”here?
Amid international media criticism of Australia’s emissions policies, Mr Morrison also warned his MPs off interviews with overseas media outlets — a reference to Liberal backbencher Craig Kelly’s trainwreck British TV interview in which he was attacked as a climate change denier.
This is the trainwreck:
Mr Kelly traded barbs with Laura Tobin and co-host Piers Morgan on the Good Morning Britain television program on Monday where he was accused of being a “climate denier” by the hosts over his views on the effect of global warming on Australia’s bushfire crisis.
Mr Kelly accused Tobin of being an “ignorant Pommy weather girl” in the now-deleted post and said that he “might have to send her some of the published peer-reviewed scientific papers on Australia’s weather.”
She sounds like just another climate alarmist. They are everywhere with nothing to show for it other than a failure to deal with actual environmental problems that have made the bushfires this year so devastating. She would be absolutely impervious to any peer-reviewed scientific papers or indeed, any evidence at all. Happily blighting the lives of billions across the planet because of some conjectures about the future trends in the weather. We need more Craig Kellys around to put the acid on to see if we can prevent a collapse of our economies while the cost of energy goes through the roof.
ADDED ONEDAY LATER: I hadn’t seen Craig Kelly’s original interview on ITV but GerardHenderson had: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/interview-more-about-lookatme-piers-morgan-than-craig-kelly/news-story/2386a185b54cc55c078d52d55dc21840. First the bad news, which I had not known:
Early on, Morgan put this question: “Do you accept the planet is heating up at a dangerous level — yes or no?” To which Kelly replied “yes”.
It’s obviously untrue, but during the times in which we live at present, that is the only answer a politician, other than Donald Trump, is permitted to give. Then there is more. Dimwits who watch Morning Television on ITV are not part of Craig’s constituency. So what followed next only matters here in Oz:
Within minutes, [the pommy weather girl] Tobin entered the discussion by accusing Kelly of burying his “head in the sand”. She added: “You’re not a climate sceptic, you’re a climate denier.” This, despite the fact that Kelly had accepted Morgan’s proposition that the planet is heating at a dangerous level.
This would suggest that Tobin was more interested in stating her case than listening to what Kelly had to say.
Of course they’re not interested in listening. They are just part of the liars-squad who for reasons already well-known, are the actual deniers, the ones who deny there is no problem.
Although Henderson thinks there is nothing to be gained by putting the case that global warming science is almost entirely fraud, there is, in fact, a great deal to be gained. Someone in a position to actually be interviewed needs to say these things in public or they will never be said where others can hear. Good for Craig Kelly and tough luck for Britain if that is the level of their understanding about climate change. Of course Uri Geller can bend spoons with the power of his mind, you bloody morons.