Ratbags Agenda Runs On Fictional Carbon Science
Once again, the high priests of the UN/IPCC have forecast world starvation unless we mend our wicked ways.
According to them, unless we curb our use of oil, gas, coal and meat, the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will soar, the globe will heat up, and food production will plummet.
This is just a rerun of their previous failed forecasts based on academic theories and computer models.
They should have asked practical nurserymen, farmers and meteorologists.
Nurserymen would tell them that if you pump carbon dioxide into a greenhouse the plants grow faster, bigger, more drought-tolerant and more heat-tolerant. Therefore more carbon dioxide will produce more food.
Farmers would tell them that plants grow faster in the warmth of spring and summer and slower in winter. Any warming by carbon dioxide would tend to warm the higher latitudes so the snow line will shift, thus creating more arable land. It would also tend to produce warmer nights, thus reducing frost damage to crops and opening more land to frost-sensitive crops.
Meteorologists would tell them that if global temperatures increase, evaporation from the vast oceans must also increase. What goes up with more evaporation, must come down as more rain or snow. While some areas may become drier, a warmer world is on average a wetter world, producing more food.
There is also no evidence that extra carbon dioxide and warmth will make weather more erratic – in fact the reverse should occur as the global temperature gradient which drives winds and storms will be reduced with more warming at the poles.
Finally, there is no evidence that their climate scares will occur “much earlier than expected”. With global temperatures flat for 17 years, how can warming occur faster than in their previous failed forecasts?
There is no rational basis for claims that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will add to world starvation – history and science tell us that it would produce a productive green and bountiful world. It is global cooling we have to fear.
On the other hand, there is no doubt that foolish climate POLICIES will produce less food. Policies on ethanol, biomass, carbon-credit forestry and the Kyoto bans on regrowth control, either directly consume food, or reduce the land available for food production. Encouraging and protecting trees at the expense of grasslands is threatening the production of low-cost food from marginal grazing lands and water restrictions are driving irrigators out of business. And to top it off, their taxes and regulatory wars on carbon energy will push marginal farmers and fishermen out of production. The world may indeed see hungry years, but carbon dioxide will not be the cause.
Already they advocate “Meat-free Mondays”. Their anti-food anti-carbon policies will soon result in “Food-free Fridays”.
POOR WONNANGATTA VALLEY
Stockmen are allowed return to depreciated Wonnangatta after a long period of negotiating and pleading, with just 60 experimental cattle to a valley over 10000 hectares of grassed valley floor, open bush and alpine snow gum ecologies of Mt Howitt that was offered eco-services of 1200 cattle to maintain the beauty and serenity of the region. Feed the wildlife and wildflowers, make fire safe the clean beautiful streams alpine herb infused sweet water. Just a token 60 not the 2000+ required to try and retrieve the situation of vegetation chaos as a matter of urgency. Every summer is a bonus for work to retrieve Wonnangatta from certain destruction. Burn the soil the remaining seed, the rocks, the forest the chronic dysfunction of dirty bush from the strangle of fanaticism. The Claytons salvation! Political greed and academic ignorance.
“Feral exotics” lurking in the bowels of parliament parasitising the hallways of democracy have told stockmen not to let their “chomping bovines” stray from the formed road! Cattle are to camp confined “on the road” and the “park staffers are to pick up the cattle dung.” For their gardens? How quaint. While they are at it follow the bushwalking boffins and bureaucrats with a shovel and “poopa-scoopa” plastic bag. By order the gang green Gestapo townie twits with abused public privileged paid positions.
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QLD COURT CLOSES AUSSIE MINING AS FOREIGN OWNED FLOURISH
The Queensland Magistrates Court decision, on Tuesday 8th April, to put a halt to mining by GVK Hancock in the Galilee Basin is a disaster to our economy.
Almost all of our mining reserves (to the shame of successive Federal Governments) are now foreign owned; therefor they must depend upon foreign capital for their development.
Legal decisions mostly reflect the will of the people.
The ALP and now LNP State Governments have treated the land holders and farmers like dirt.
They have removed all of their rights, drilling holes and draining the Great Artesian aquifer. They’ve taken prime agricultural land and given a relative pittance in compensation.
When certain mining companies talk about Australians being lazy and that they should be prepared to work for $320 a week and when they say they are going to fly all of the workforce in from overseas under section 457 visas, Australians will react with anger. This decision is Australians serving notice that they will no longer be treated with contempt.
Mr Katter said that this, along with the ALP LNP Governments refusal to build a multi user Government owned Railway line – provides a clear line in the sand, a line delineating the towering incompetence of Government in Queensland over the last 10 years.
If the ALP and LNP forget their obsessive free market zealotry and had built the Galilee Basin railway line – stopped foreign FIFO – given the land holders a fair go – taken 2% of the coal to provide cheap domestic electricity production – stopped the foreign takeover of our great mining wealth, then we would now be mining the Galilee Basin creating 50,000 jobs earning Qld $4000m a year in payroll tax, mining royalties and rail profits.
The ALP and LNP State Governments have sent the mining industry off to Magnetic Island in a barbwire canoe.
Hon Bob Katter MP, Federal Member for Kennedy