Cowed and Corrupted by Politics
12 July 2010
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The Carbon Sense Coalition today claimed that government science bodies in Australia had become cowed and corrupted by politicians.
The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that following the lead of the climate alarmists infecting the government owned ABC, CSIRO, BOM and most state and federal science departments were now singing the government song on climate.
“It’s time to de-politicise the Australian government climate science industry.”
“The once great CSIRO has abandoned objective climate research in favour of global warming activism.
“This started with its selective promotion of extreme drought scenarios. With a portfolio of over twenty unproven climate models to choose from, CSIRO chose one forecasting severe droughts to support the alarmist Garnaut report.
“Then CSIRO applied pressure on staff who disagreed with Penny Wong’s ETS. One who wrote a critical report was censured and resigned.
“The last straw was the recent appointment of CSIRO’s Chairman – he is a lawyer whose day job is a merchant banker with a huge vested interest in carbon trading. He is a global warming alarmist whose long term climate observations are taken on weekends from his yacht in Port Phillip Bay.
“Both CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology are now focussed, not on climate research or weather forecasting, but on holding secret meetings to discuss how to spread alarmist propaganda on man-made global warming and how to combat “skeptics and denialists”.
“Even the numerous state departments of Agriculture and Forestry are so cowed that not one scientist is prepared to say out loud that, over the life of a cow or a tree, there are ZERO net emissions or extractions of carbon dioxide.
“The corrupting influence of government money and government control has destroyed the spirit of open enquiry in Universities, CSIRO, BOM, the EPA, the government media machine and most of the state departments of Agriculture, Environment, Forestry, Energy, Planning and Resources. Politics is even affecting Science Education.
“All government science organisations should be removed from the ACT (Australian Carbon Territory) and the corroding influence of Carbonerra City. They should be directed by scientists and producers from the agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining and processing industries they supposedly serve.
“Finally, all government research projects should have a specific life and goal and be put out to tender.”
Chairman, The Carbon Sense Coalition
For a report on CSIRO drought alarmism see:
Skeptical books – the trickle becomes a flood.
Climate Change Lunacy
A new book, critical of the climate change establishment, is additionally noteworthy because the author, Mark Lawson, is a senior journalist who writes on environmental matters for the Australian Financial Review.
A Guide to Climate Change Lunacy: bad forecasting, terrible solutions. Mark Lawson, Connor Court Publishers, paperback, 286 pages. $29.95.
For more information see:
Climate the Counter Consensus
Professor Bob Carter from Townsville is one of the tireless and consistent voices for climate realism. Here the ABC “Counterpoint” discusses his new book.
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Hilarious
Wind Power Explodes.
Here is a graphic example of the power in wind. The problem is, harnessing it to produce the power we want, when we want it.
The Great Wall of Queensland
GIANT sea walls may have to be built and coastal developments banned or demolished to safeguard southeast Queensland against rising sea levels, Australia's peak scientific body has warned.
The CSIRO has also flagged the prospect of controversial "planned retreat" policies to force waterfront residents to abandon their homes as sea levels rise and storm surges increase.
The grim predictions have been made at a world-first "climate adaptation" conference on the Gold Coast opened recently by Climate Change Minister Penny Wong. International scientists at the conference say climate change is now impossible to stop and the world will have to learn to adapt to rising sea levels, prolonged droughts and extreme weather.
In another forum, a key UN scientist has warned that more refugees will knock on Australia's door unless rich countries help poorer nations cope with climate change.
With our new wall, maybe Queensland will be safe?
Good News from Britain
A survey by the BBC in February 2010 found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. (Elizabeth Rosenthal, New York Times, 24 May 2010).
Environmental Extremism turns a Young Family's Dream into a Nightmare
By Dale Stiller
It is with mixed emotions that I send out this message.
Sadness that what you will see in these two videos has been allowed to happen in this country; a sadness that is intensified with the knowledge that the same disregard, intimidation and abuse has been perpetrated on many other good people.
The young family that you will see in these videos are good people; I have met them in person at the recent Property Rights Conference in Emerald.
But along with sadness I do believe there is hope. These videos have been published by one of the most influential journalists in Australia, Andrew Bolt, who is a newspaper columnist, has his own radio show, regular TV spots and runs the biggest blog in Australia.
Here is a link to Bolt's article entitled “Green Laws and a Dead Business:
To hear the story of Matt & Janet Thompson in two parts see:
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The Last Word
A burglar broke into Parliament House one night and pushed a knife against the chest of a well-dressed man in one of the corridors.
“Give me your money,” he demanded.
“Hang on a minute,” said the well-dressed man, “don’t you know who I am? I’m a senior government minister.”
“In that case,” said the burglar, “give me MY money.”
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