Not everyone at the Climate Commission was a convert or …

Comment on Cool heads consider global warming by RASP.

Not everyone at the Climate Commission was a convert or devotee. It seemed not to be forum where a contrary view may have been countenanced – perhaps more so by the bulk of the attendees rather than by the commissioners.
The statement by the main speaker that the science is all sorted and no-one questions it is a dangerous statement in scientific terms; particularly so in such a difficult discipline as climate change. Good science training emphasises multiple working hypotheses and the jury is never quite out on most issues.
The presentation centred around the last century, and the major changes since the 1950s. There is more a need for a global millennial perspective which I expect is hard to gauge. Climate has always changed; it is never constant. There was no data shown at the forum which related climate change to historic information.
Some attempt should have been made to outline what is known not only in regard to short-term (decade) changes but also changes in the medium-term (centuries?) and long-term (millennia?). Then of course there is geological time which sees a lot more variation and includes the influence of major geological events.
A concern is the sudden interest by the Federal government in science. Where have they been?
Despite doubts about the veracity of the current climate dreaming the nation should be making efforts to reduce emissions etc. In fact the nation did much more domestic recycling in the 1950s, e.g. refilled milk and beverage bottles.
A carbon tax is a back door approach and demonstrates government remote from effective knowledge of and interaction with industry and domestic issues.
Shouldn’t governments review industrial processes in consultation with business, and order changes where they are needed; and shouldn’t governments begin to tell architects and planners that buildings must require less dependence on air-conditioning and that suburbs require proper public transport infrastructure? Government needs to be more deeply involved, having its own well-resourced investigators and advisors working with industry and the community.

Recent Comments by RASP

‘Looking after children was her life’s chosen job’
Actually the photo is correct. Milton Blanch tells me he saw the original and Mrs Schroder is simply holding the number 3 upside down. Apologies.


‘Looking after children was her life’s chosen job’
Great story about Sr. Eileen.
I think the main picture is back to front; as shown by the number 3 reversed and there doesn’t seem to be a steering wheel visible through door of the ute.


Be Sociable, Share!