Bummer: ‘Climate Change’ Loses Yet Again In Australia’s Elections

Almost every time that ‘climate change’ is on the ballot it loses, whether it be initiatives to implement a carbon tax/fee scheme or politicians who made it all about ‘climate change’. Go back to 2012, and we see that the Queensland elections saw the ruling Labor party losing so badly that they did not have enough seats (7) to be considered an official party (10). This was primarily due to ‘climate change’ policies implemented by Labor. And now


This election is huge. Consider.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale:

This is a climate change election.

Labor leader Bill Shorten:

This election is all about climate change.

Guardian Australia editor Katherine Murphy:

2019 is the climate change election.

It was indeed, and they lost.

The Liberals look like being returned in a miracle come-from-behind performance, although they will have to form a minority government.

Yes, the did, and the NY Times seems a bit shocked over the whole thing, like so many Warmists

It Was Supposed to Be Australia’s Climate Change Election. What Happened?

The polls said this would be Australia’s climate change election, when voters confronted harsh reality and elected leaders who would tackle the problem.

And in some districts, it was true: Tony Abbott, the former prime minister who stymied climate policy for years, lost to an independent who campaigned on the issue. A few other new candidates prioritizing climate change also won.

But over all, Australians shrugged off the warming seas killing the Great Barrier Reef and the extreme drought punishing farmers. On Saturday, in a result that stunned most analysts, they re-elected the conservative coalition that has long resisted plans to sharply cut down on carbon emissions and coal.

What it could mean is that the world’s climate wars — already raging for years — are likely to intensify. Left-leaning candidates elsewhere, like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, may learn to avoid making climate a campaign issue, while here in Australia, conservatives face more enraged opponents and a more divided public.

Are Democratic politicians running for President listening? Because most of them have made ‘climate change’ a big campaign theme. A few, like Excitable Jay Inslee and Comrade Bill de Blasio, have made it their primary issue. Jay should remember that his carbon tax schemes have lost multiple times on ballots in Washington state.

Even for skeptics, the effects of climate change are becoming harder to deny. Australia just experienced its hottest summer on record. The country’s tropics are spreading south, bringing storms and mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever to places unprepared for such problems, while water shortages have led to major fish die-offs in drying rivers.

The problem there, like in the previous excerpt, is warming doesn’t mean that it is mostly/solely anthropogenic. Just warming like has happened many times in the Holocene.

In the real world the issue rarely comes up. And, while I enjoy a good debate in real life, if I trot out “what are you doing in your own life” it tends to shut it down and makes the person very upset and tongue tied looking for the Talking Point to rebut, ending with them being mad at me and walking away. If you approach the debate in a manner of “what are you willing to pay and do” the answer tends to be “very little and not much” in their own lives.

Remember, most Americans are unwilling to pay $10 a month for ‘climate change’. So, every Democrat should push the political issue of ‘climate change’ hard. I’ve failed to get around to discussing Jay Inslee releasing part two of his climate plan (mostly because Jay has zero chance of winning the primaries), but, if you read it (here and here), you’ll see that it is less about ‘climate change’ and more about government controlling people and raising their cost of living. Citizens get this. Just like the did in Australia, no matter how many excuses Warmists make.

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4 Responses to “Bummer: ‘Climate Change’ Loses Yet Again In Australia’s Elections”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    “Climate change” is for losers. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. dachs_dude says:

    People don’t want to do anything themselves because it’s not about “Climate Change”, it’s about finally instituting Global Socialism and making sure no one has more money or stuff than they do.
    It’s just a ruse to destroy Capitalism.

  3. Jl says:

    As I saw elsewhere, gee, “vote for us or die!” didn’t sit too well with the voters

  4. Trish McNamara says:

    Well, at least there are some sane people in Australia. Could have been a disaster, and a spiral downward into socialism, had the greenies won.

    And now, we have our own pack of rabid warmists running for office. The vote for us or die (thanks for that one Jl) plus the vote for us so babies can die crowd, are just getting started!
    Go help us.

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