Australia Is Committing Hotcoldwetdry Suicide Or Something

It can’t be a day ending in a “y” without some sort of unhinged level 10 screed from the Cult of Climastrology, eh? Here’s Australian Richard Flanagan in the NY Times, who is not a climate scientists, and I thought we were only supposed to listen to climate scientists

Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide

Australia today is ground zero for the climate catastrophe. Its glorious Great Barrier Reef is dying, its world-heritage rain forests are burning, its giant kelp forests have largely vanished, numerous towns have run out of water or are about to, and now the vast continent is burning on a scale never before seen.

The images of the fires are a cross between “Mad Max” and “On the Beach”: thousands driven onto beaches in a dull orange haze, crowded tableaux of people and animals almost medieval in their strange muteness — half-Bruegel, half-Bosch, ringed by fire, survivors’ faces hidden behind masks and swimming goggles. Day turns to night as smoke extinguishes all light in the horrifying minutes before the red glow announces the imminence of the inferno. Flames leaping 200 feet into the air. Fire tornadoes. Terrified children at the helm of dinghies, piloting away from the flames, refugees in their own country. (snip)

As I write, a state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales and a state of disaster in Victoria, mass evacuations are taking place, a humanitarian catastrophe is feared, and towns up and down the east coast are surrounded by fires, all transport and most communication links cut, their fate unknown.

But, rather than helping people, Warmists are whining about ‘climate change’

And yet, incredibly, the response of Australia’s leaders to this unprecedented national crisis has been not to defend their country but to defend the coal industry, a big donor to both major parties — as if they were willing the country to its doom. While the fires were exploding in mid-December, the leader of the opposition Labor Party went on a tour of coal mines expressing his unequivocal support for coal exports. The prime minister, the conservative Scott Morrison, went on vacation to Hawaii.

Since 1996 successive conservative Australian governments have successfully fought to subvert international agreements on climate change in defense of the country’s fossil fuel industries. Today, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of both coal and gas. It recently was ranked 57th out of 57 countries on climate-change action.

OK, tell Aussies to give up their fossil fueled vehicles, their electricity, and stop tourism, which is pretty big for the Aussie economy.

This posture seems to be a chilling political calculation: With no effective opposition from a Labor Party reeling from its election loss and with media dominated by Rupert Murdoch — 58 percent of daily newspaper circulation — firmly behind his climate denialism, Mr. Morrison appears to hope that he will prevail as long as he doesn’t acknowledge the magnitude of the disaster engulfing Australia.

You know why Labor has been decimated? Their support of ‘climate change’ policies, going back to the 2012 Queensland elections, where Labor lost so many seats that they were no longer an officially recognized party.

Such are those who would open the gates of hell and lead a nation to commit climate suicide.

Do you know what’s missing? Any sort of recommendations to “solve” the “climate crisis.” Could that be due to Aussies being for Doing Something in theory, but voting against it in practice? Yes.

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10 Responses to “Australia Is Committing Hotcoldwetdry Suicide Or Something”

  1. Chumpchange says:

    some other fellah here posted that the Barrier reef was doing fine so I looked up the dire danger to the reef and they guy paid by Austrailia to look after the reef and research is showed in great detail that not only was it doin well it was in fact growin and not dying.

    Again we have repeated nonsense repeated so often and no one bothers to question it that it then becomes fact. Yes the reef be changin but it aint dying in the least. Its actually gettin bigger and even the fertilizer and pesticide run off aint doin it any harm.

    they guy was fired for telling the truth. Pretty much a Modus operating whatever thingy by the left.

  2. John says:

    Teach you do not have to give up all fossil fuel use to go carbon neutral
    Just buy carbon offsets remember that you offset the carbon footprint for an Average American the cost is only about $100 per year
    Like 25cents a day would you really notice that ?

    • formwiz says:

      It’s funny how the atheists are emulating the old pre-Renaissance Catholic Church.

    • Dana says:

      “Carbon offsets”? A program by which people with money can be as profligate with their fossil fuel usage as they wish, as long as they can find a poor person whose catbon footprint is smaller, and ‘buy’ their conservation.

      It doesn’t reduce CO2 production in the slightest, but simply buys excuses for the wealthy to not do s(tuff) to reduce their carbon footprints (feetprint?).

  3. Jl says:

    So how would that work? You pay 100$ but still go about your normal business, so what “carbon” is being diminished?

  4. formwiz says:

    Saw a piece a few days ago about how the aborigines burned off a lot of the interior when they first came to Australia.

    But you can bet nobody will blame the “Native Australians”.

  5. Dana says:

    In case you don’t know, the earth is at the perigee in its orbit, and 3,000,000 miles closer to the sun in January — the height of summer in the southern hemisphere — than in July.

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