Climate change … a wonderful phrase, is it not! Instantly …

Comment on Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act. by John Bell.

Climate change … a wonderful phrase, is it not!
Instantly a clarion call to the Save The World Warriors to go forth and convert those Polluting Unbelievers.
And here am I, for all these three score years and ten falling for the pre-truth myth that the climate changes constantly every day due to the forces of nature far beyond mortal control, where a volcano eruption can spew forth more pollution in an eye blink than most of humankind can produce in a decade.
Ah well, it is fun to watch the Climate Change Warriors rushing around the world to Paris et alia in their cloud-trailing Boeing 747s exhorting the wicked to save our Renewables Souls, browbeating Us Wayward Mortals to pay our Emission Tax tithes, laying them on the altar of the New Earth Religion, preparing for Armageddon.
Nothing like a bit of Far Right Earth Gospel fanatacism to brighten our misguided lives.
All that is missing are the Earthly Trumpets on High, the Massed Voices of Angels in Green and the Hallelujah Chorus “Climate Change! Climate Change! Emissions Tax! Renewables and We Are Saved!”
Magical stuff!

John Bell Also Commented

Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act.
Alex. No worries mate. All reasonable people agree with you that we need to look after Mother Earth for future generations.
The debate on how to tackle the problems we all face is railroaded by the emotive silliness of the expression “climate change” and the even sillier expression “climate change denialist”.
It automatically divides us all into two opposing camps, Believers and Infidels when 98% of us all agree on one thing: We need to look after Mother Earth.
There is bugger all popular rational focus and a serious lack of balanced focus within the scientific community in the debate on the percentage balance between anthropogenic causes and natural causes.
The SA government has embraced the extreme end of the “climate change” camp philosophy and has been very foolish to charge into this renewables policy madness the way it has.
Only in an affluent first world country can a government assume the Armageddon position so fanatically, so arrogantly and so stupidly to this extent.
Perhaps the looming outages at the new Adelaide oval this night cricket summer will “fuel” the emotive debate further.
Alex. I wish you and all people in both camps a very Happy Christmas.
Hope the weather is good on Christmas day – and Boxing day for the Test. And the Sydney to Hobart.


Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act.
The outage in SA was shameful incompetence by the SA government.
The problem was simple. Baseload power generation from convential power plant sources is regulated at constant voltage and frequency. Wind and solar power is not. The severity of the storm found out the weaknesses.
The SA government put too much reliance on the wrong source of power for the conditions, failing to address the lack of constant voltage constant frequency. Not rocket science.
Simply incompetence with a bit of political correctness thrown in.
Rushing headlong down the renewable energy path was real stupidity.
But it will not be admitted.
Mr Alex is a South Australian who votes Labor. No? Yes?


Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act.
The Climate Change Warriors are a bit belated with their Climate Change Earth Church warning that global catastrophe is coming.
The catastrophic End of the World was first predicted – indeed, guaranteed – in the Books of the Old Testament.
How much or how little we humans will hasten The End is highly debatable. Racing around in our cars and planes and trains and buses to protest may hasten The End. Perhaps.
Running out of fossil fuels without replacement innovation is a worry. I have faith, so to speak, in humankind’s amazing resilience under pressure to come up with a winner in Our Darkest Hour.
For example, just look at Steve Smith’s amazing throw to win the First Test against the Pakis in Brizzie the other night. The cricket world as we know it was on the very Eve of Destruction!
However, I will put my money on the Creator’s Natural Forces Beyond Our Ken to be the ultimate deciding factor, a runaway winner by the length of the straight, first past the post in the Climate Change Catastrophe Cup.
Until then, maintaining and continually improving our natural disaster response capacities is the common sense practical way to go.
By all means look at renewables, but spare us the religious fervour.
And definitely without the plate being passed around by the government bureaucrats for dodgy emission tax tithes.


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@ Jack: In 2010 I was fortunate to catch up with Gus Williams after many years.
Gus was an old friend, a fellow Feddy and a regular organiser of the Hermannsburg team to the Yuendumu Sports Weekend.
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@ Local 1: Thanks mate. Good thoughts. While we would appear to disagree on whether this should be trial by jury or by judge-alone, I think we both would agree that the integrity of the court process is paramount no matter where the case is held.
I see your point about previous contentious trials of remote community deaths and the need to be judged by your peers.
However, that is precisely why I fear trial by jury in such powder keg cases.
Trial by jury fails the pub test in such cases. Juries are highly vulnerable. I must admit that some would get a negative message if the Supreme Court held the trial by jury in Yuendumu.
I would be very worried too. But in a judge only trial, where a good judge will not be swayed by the volatile crowd, I think it would be a terrific vote of confidence in our criminal justice system.
The pressure would be on the judge to weigh up all the evidence immediately after the trial, far from the madding crowd in isolation to deliver a verdict in due course.
Reading the verdict in a packed courtroom in Yuendumu would be a supreme test (pardon the pun) of integrity and community goodwill for everyone concerned.
Such a situation would force everyone to accept that this is for an impartial judge to decide. Fearlessly. In the heartland. Focused on the evidence of all the parties. Transparently covered by mainstream media. Somehow though, I don’t think any government would be brave enough to create this scenario. A pity. In my opinion.
Hope you have a happy Christmas. My thoughts are with the accused cop and the lad who lost his life.


Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
@ Local1: I think I understand your argument. Criminal cases are usually conducted in the jurisdiction area covering the community where the alleged murder is committed.
In this case it would be Alice Springs.
But there is nothing to prevent the court from conducting the case in another physical location.
It is only a courtroom location after all.
In a judge-only trial, an appointed competent judge who applies due process and procedural fairness will come to the same decision, regardless of the trial’s physical location where appropriate security measures are in place.
I think a good judge would never ever let the surroundings affect his or her judgment.
I ask you the question: Why do you think holding the trial in the Yuendumu community would affect the judge’s decision? Can you put your reasons into words?


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