EU ambassadors advise Australia on how to run a successful economy

No, the ambassadors’ advice was not “steer way from the policies we have put in place which have resulted in zero growth for the past six years, the bankruptcy of Greece, endless budget deficits and deindustrialisation”.  Instead the emissaries of economies that are ‘interesting places to visit’ want us to adopt those same policies.

Yes, the 26 ambassadors from the EU have clubbed together to write a piece, Europe calls for climate action,  that the AFR published earlier this week.  In it they rehash the need for Australia to follow Europe in taking climate action, drawing support from CSIRO reports that the seas are arising and the air is aheating. In drawing upon this material, they close their eyes to the absence of any warming or abrupt changes in weather over the past seventeen years when the global warming theory should have had Gaia raining frogs on us.

Pricelessly, the EU’s dignatories smugly claim that the creaking economies of Europe are testimony to the notion that it is “possible to combine economic growth with greenhouse gas reductions”.  The abrupt collapse of these economies and their failure to grow in the years since 2008 is presumably just coincidental to the policies its governments have visited upon their people.

All this propaganda and expense dedicated to repositioning economies in ways that politicians and officials can exercise control will be ramped up in the six months leading to the Paris Conference on global warming policies in December of this year.

There will be no agreement on meaningful emission reductions – the emerging superpowers, China and India, will see to that.  But we will see increased pressure to hamper economic wellbeing by regulatory policies and taxes on energy.  And the EU, which has institutionalised such pressures more effectively than other countries, will implement more of them and, in order to salvage some competitiveness,  become increasingly desperate to force others along the same path.

I have a more lengthy piece on the matter in Quadrant on line.

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28 Responses to EU ambassadors advise Australia on how to run a successful economy

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    Yes, the 26 ambassadors from the EU have clubbed together to write a piece, Europe calls for climate action

    Ah, so they want us to be imbeciles too?

    Leading Industry Expert Slams Germany’s Wild Foray Into Green Energies: “Unaffordable” … “Absolute Imbecility”!

    The Chinese who “negotiated” a climate “agreement” with Obama, by which the US would cut itself off at the knees while China expanded emissions threefold by 2030, will be cacking themselves with laughter.

  2. Ant

    If ever an ivory tower needed to be burned down…

  3. Rabz

    EU ambassadors advise Australia on how to run a successful economy

    Breaking: FIFA delegation arrives for urgent discussions on a partnership with the AFL.

  4. harrys on the boat

    We should expel all 26 of the inbred fuckwits.

  5. Pickles

    This may prove a great opportunity to dismember an ideology line by line.

  6. jupes

    Those 26 morons include the UK’s Conservative Embassador right?

    The Brits will rue the day they didn’t elect UKIP.

  7. Ubique

    The left have a death-wish. Not content with destroying their own economies, the indigenous Europeans have birth rates way below replacement levels, they cower before the Russian bear and they are helpless in the face of escalating invasions of welfare-dependent cultural imperialists. It’s like the last days of the Roman Empire before it was swamped by waves of barbarians. At least the Romans put up a fight.

  8. Baldrick

    There is absolutely zero, Australia could learn from a group of socialist at the EU.

    They’ve got as many redeeming features as Magda Szubanski on heat.

  9. thefrollickingmole

    The only way the Euros can avoid the tumbrels is if the rest of the world signs onto the carbon abatement suicide pact.

    If other countries stay in squalor they can still pretend to the public they are wise managers.

    Even better if they can get other countries to decline they look brilliant by comparison. Importing bulk vote-herds from Africa will let them pass off mnore and more government spending as “growing GDP”… for a while.

  10. Squirrel

    Thanks – this is a useful reminder that the climate change racket emanated from an Old World which was desperately casting around for ways to regain and retain advantage in a rapidly changing world economy.

  11. Fisky

    Pricelessly, the EU’s dignatories smugly claim that the creaking economies of Europe are testimony to the notion that it is “possible to combine economic growth with greenhouse gas reductions”

    Hahahahaha!

  12. Tim Neilson

    jupes
    #1694991, posted on May 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    The Brits will rue the day they didn’t elect UKIP.
    I’m an eternal optimist.
    Dave the Blancmange may just be intelligent enough to realise that the Conservatives may well be on their last chance. From 2010 till now they’ve hid behind the excuse that, having stuffed up the election so badly that they had to pander to the Lib/Dems, they couldn’t fulfil their promises. Now that they’ve got a majority, if they fail to give the base at least a reasonable amount of what they want, there’s the potential for a really viciously frenetic headkicking from their own erstwhile supporters next time. What was it, about 10% of the votes for UKIP this time? The vilification campaign by the DtB/Clegg/Milliband Party has failed, and one assumes that DtB as a career spin merchant can at least recognise a failed publicity effort when he sees one. Assuming that DtB wants to keep his snout in the trough next time round, then unless he’s very stupid he’ll have to start doing at least a few constructive things.

  13. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Watch China.

    They are pushing ahead with robotising their industry, their military power is developing at a very fast pace, and they are everywhere encouraging civilisational suicide by their enemeies.

    Especially Europe. Their hatred of the Europeans knows no bounds at all. They remember every slight, every single thing the Europeans did to them between 1810 and 1937. From 1937 the focus of their hatred shifts to Japan.

  14. Tel

    … testimony to the notion that it is “possible to combine economic growth with greenhouse gas reductions”.

    Presumably by “combine” you mean a sort of two go in one comes out kind of Thunderdome setup.

  15. Boambee John

    Their sole aim is to handicap other economies, so that theirs don’t look so bad.

    Ubique and Mk 50

    + lots

  16. egg_

    … testimony to the notion that it is “possible to combine economic growth with greenhouse gas reductions”.

    Presumably by “combine” you mean a sort of two go in one comes out kind of Thunderdomebox setup.

  17. Lem

    Especially Europe. Their hatred of the Europeans knows no bounds at all. They remember every slight, every single thing the Europeans did to them between 1810 and 1937.

    And so, if the IMF and it’s major sponsor the US don’t let the Yuan into the basket (case) of SDR’s, they will subvert them all (via the AIIB and New silk Road, not to mention the Shanghai Gold Exchange) while watching the west debase their currencies to below the value of toilet paper; winner takes all!

  18. Lawrie Ayres

    When it is patently obvious to all that you have made a disastrous decision do you 1. fess up, 2. change your point of view or 3. try to drag as many sensible people along with you in your erroneous path? The Europeans and Obummer have decided on No 3 because they do not want to appear completely stupid and in so doing confirm they are completely stupid.

  19. Aynsley Kellow

    I’m surprised they are still rolling out this crock. Their reductions are a product of: 1. Thatcher privatising the CEGB in 1990 (the base year) and the EC relaxing the prohibition on burning gas for electricity – result: the dash to gas and a 12.5% reduction in GHG emissions from electricity by 1995; 2. The Treaty of Reunification in October 1990 followed by a 30% collapse of the East German economy in the following 12 months; 3. The accession of former communist economies that suffered post-communist collapse; 4. some emissions trading to buy Russian hot air. All the time they were subsidising coal mining AND solar (both at the same time in Spain – that went well).
    Do they really think we are that stupid? Germany is now planning 22 coal fired stations and 4GW plus of renewables have done nothing to reduce emissions because they have simply partially off-loaded thermal generation, increasing its GHG emissions per kWh.
    And they have to fron to tell us how to run and economy and an energy policy? Go figure.

  20. Let’s be like those clever Europeans who get rich by selling their own fossil fuels (Norway) or someone else’s (Netherlands) or by digging more and more brown while preaching green (Germany). There are countless ways of keeping the carbon price in the toilet, that’s what Brussels and Strasbourg are for. And with the long history of European harmony, trust and cooperation, which goes all the way back to the dawn of Eurovision…what can go wrong?

  21. Makka

    Lawrie Ayres
    #1695121, posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    +1 Lawrie. My sentiments exactly. Our stupid Govt might just be dumb enough to get roped in.

  22. handjive

    As Paris approaches, the sound of goalposts moving is everywhere.
    2020 targets moved to 2030, 2 degrees to 1.5 degrees, ice free arctic by …

    Some people say the world is gonna end in a fiery ball of carbon induced drought.
    Others say a seven headed monster of heat will rise outta the sea and burn us to death.
    I’m still deciding …

  23. Eyrie

    With any luck the Euroweenies will go bust, freeze in the dark and serve as a horrible example to the rest of the world. It is about the only use for them.
    The EU has done tremendous damage with its edicts. Look up “lead free solder”. Our Civil Aviation Safety Authority (aka “that totalitarian thuggocracy”) has decided to ape the worst of Euroweenie regulation. RIP Australian aviation except for airlines.

  24. Fred Lenin

    We should be obeying the EU Muppets ,they are real clever,look at all the windmills they have that sometimes produce Electricity! Look at tge wonderfull way tgey are resisting islamisation! Look at tge way their straight cucumbers ( by law) All these wonderfull u.n. socialism the practice . Look at the way the wisely spend on salaries ,pensions and perks they pay themselves and their african and muslim “refugee” infiltrators , we should take their advice and shove up their noses .

  25. Faye

    Say, if the Australian Government within a term, dismantled the Climate Change Con and everything connected to it, would the result be so catastrophic as to cause thousands to lose jobs and businesses to collapse that no government would dare such a thing. Is that why I perceive the Government is chipping away bit by bit forcing this behemoth into a corner to fall of its own accord?

    If the renewables industry genuinely believed in their cause, you would think they would carry on regardless proving its success without the need for subsidies but they know, and we know, that’s impossible without the rest of us propping them up and their forcing up the price of coal, oil and gas.

    There would be a testing time but I believe these Climate Change hangers-on, through necessity, would find other jobs and create other businesses.

  26. Bruce of Newcastle

    Faye – When Kevin Rudd did the Pink Batts cash splash, roof insulation businesses appear overnight, often run by the same dodgy business people we’ve known about for years. The results were predictable.

    Less obvious is that when the roof insulation program ended the same people moved into solar panel installation.

    Honeypots draw bears.

  27. Anne

    Climate Action is Redistribution is Social Justice is Communism.

    People seem to accept that the EU and UN are Communist Organisations without addressing the Fact that all Totalitarian Ideologies seek Global Domination.

    Australia is not an Island.

    …well, not in the Donne sense.

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