I love a sunburnt country – a land of sweeping …

Comment on Locals made their point to G20 on climate by Another Observer.

I love a sunburnt country – a land of sweeping plains – of rugged mountain ranges – of droughtsand flooding rains …
This bunkum has to stop. It’s the climate, it changes and we as humans deal with it. The agenda of the climate gullibles would see more people living in poverty rather than use fossil fuels.
Further – if we are to reduce our emissions, then let’s have more dams for hydro, more shale gas or heaven forbid nuclear.
The age of seeming rather than doing is well and truly upon us.

Another Observer Also Commented

Locals made their point to G20 on climate
Bob – you need to stop watching the ABC and start to widen your research. The climate hasn’t warmed for the last 15 or 16 years. Does this mean it won’t warm again in the future, probably not.
But even my form 4 biology class told me that carbon dioxide is needed for all forms of plant growth, so more carbon in the atmosphere means more plants.
The shills out there spending $1 billion per day globally – think on what that money could go to: Lifting people out of poverty, creating opportunity – but no, we have the new jetsetters heading off around the world, sipping chardy to pontificate on the seeming not the doing!
With regards to solar – yes I have a problem with it.
We have the middle classes hoovering up more tax dollars putting solar panels on their roofs and pushing up the price of electricity for pensioners and others on fixed incomes.
If you want solar, pay for it yourself, don’t expect the taxpayer to subsidise your lifestyle.
Especially when we have oldies that are going to bed because they can’t afford to heat their homes, and our public hospitals are stretched to breaking point because there isn’t enough money to fund them.
You can’t lift people out of poverty with renewable energy – coal, nuclear and hydro are the only options for baseload power at this time.
The children doing homework by candlelight in the 3rd World TODAY don’t want renewable energy, they want the same facilities that you and I enjoy.
It is my right to post under any damn name I please.

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