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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Returning to Alice every year in the first week of May throughout the late 70s, through the 80s and 90s to 2002, I made it a ritual journey to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church, to sit up the back late in the afternoon, contemplating.
The late arvo sunset would stream through the stained glass windows, casting amber, red, green shadows down across the pews.
Looking up at the stained glass figures in the silence, contemplating, was serene, peaceful and beautiful.
It never failed, every year. It was a great feeling.
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@ Stewart Hyway: At Federation there was only one organised major party in the Federal Parliament the Labour Party (later changed in 1913 to the American spelling Labor by its American leader King O’Malley).
The rest of the Parliament consisted of individuals who were never going to have any clout getting legislation passed if Labour was against it.
So after a few years they organised little groups with similar interests, developing gradually to parties with clout.
If we stop voting for the major parties, then two things are sure to happen: We will return initially to an early post-Federation of a parliament of not even one party, and MPs will be running around aimlessly pushing their own individual agenda items.
Nothing getting done.
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@ Ted Egan. I note your comment “The Arranta Elders must be invited to call the shots”.
I accept your long history of very special involvement in the Aboriginal community.
In view of the reality of the current difficult tribal population mix in Alice, how do you propose this invitation should be extended?
By whom?
And how can the Arranta people call the shots in the practical day to day governance of the town?
Do you have a plan to be implemented? I am interested in your views.


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Has Alice Rotary committed to any specific action as a direct consequence of the students’ presentation?
Are there any plans for a further similar representation at a Rotary dinner or function?


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@ Ted Egan: Ted, I note with interest your reference to the “Bob Beadman towns” proposed so many years ago.
I first met Bob when I went to work for the National Aboriginal Sports Foundation in Canberra in 1981.
Bob was in Aboriginal Affairs. Bob showed a genuine interest in our work to promote sport for Aboriginal youth.
In 1982 when the NASF held the first ever presentation of Aboriginal national youth sport awards on Channel 7’s Sunday World of Sport in Melbourne on February 14, 1982, Bob was the first to ring us and congratulate Brian Dixon, Syd Jackson and the board.
Then in 1992 Bob was an ATSIC manager who gave evidence in the Castan human rights tribunal case. Bob has certainly been around in Aboriginal youth affairs.


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