Alex. No worries mate. All reasonable people agree with you …

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

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.

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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.


Climate change from an Alice perspective: Time to act.
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!


Recent Comments by John Bell

Harts Range garnet mine in trouble
In the 1970s we used to convoy it from Melanka to the Harts Range race meeting weekend.
Never knew if it was the sun glinting off the mica in them there hills, or the reflection off the bottom of the CB stubs.


Rolfe bail application under exclusion of the public
@ Peter Dixon: “The charges must have been laid on the evidence.”
Not necessarily. Peter, I agree with you that police are not above the law.
But the question here is – why was the charge of murder laid so quickly? There is a whiff of NT government influence here. In the highly volatile immediate community reaction at the time, so hastily laying the most serious charge of murder, rather than say, manslaughter, it is not a quantum leap to think that police were leaned on by the NT government to try to defuse and placate the community anger.
Down here in Victoria, when 26 government MPs were found by Ombudsman Deborah Glass to have rorted (i.e. misappropriated) public funds of $300,000 to pay Red Shirt volunteers to win the 2014 election, Andrews refused to allow the police to interview them.
They were never charged and sit in Parliament scot free today. The same major party is in government in Victoria and the NT.
Who is to say that the NT police were not leaned on in a similar manner by Mr Gunner?


Rolfe bail application under exclusion of the public
@ Evelyne Roullet: I respect your comment Evelyne.
However, the third person is only “central” to the incident in the fact that he is a witness whose account may or may not be given weight to find guilty or acquit.
My point is that the two central young men have been impossibly captured and trapped by the media and stereotyped into opposing racial camps.
The media cannot help itself. Sensationalism that only exacerbates the bitterness and attracts readers and viewers.


Rolfe bail application under exclusion of the public
With all due respect. The Australian’s reporting of this incident, and for that matter the reporting of every other mainstream media outlet, gave full and fair coverage – sensationalistic coverage, in fact – to the community’s outrage.
From the very first moment that the news broke, it was reported with very heavy implication that it was a racial incident. With hatred of police thrown in.
Anyone who dared to suggest otherwise ran a serious risk of accusations of racism.
Two young men were central to this incident. The dead Young man will rightly be respected and honoured in death. As should be by family and friends and community.
However, the one who has been charged with murder (very hastily it would seem for political reasons), is now firmly stereotyped as a white racist.
His pic has been emblazoned on the front pages and we know him as a white twenties lad with tattoos from a white well-off family.
He has been condemned automatically by at least 50% of the population.
I will be very interested to see if his trial will be by jury or judge alone.
I think a jury trial would not guarantee a fair trial.
Media attention to the different treatment he has been accorded will only make a fair trial by jury even more doubtful.


Alice group says ‘no’ to extradition of Assange
@ Jerry Fitzsimons: A former local 4 has a fair point; why worry about Assange when there are far more relevant and important local issues to report in many Alicians’ opinion.
I tend to agree. I have long been impressed with Murray Stewart’s Desert League of Champions initiative.
I personally think it has been a lovely community bonding exercise over the last 20 years. 10 nominees every year for 10 years then a big celebration of the 100 in 2019.
Much prefer to read a report on an event celebrating Alicians and the sporting history of a town that has a magnificent sporting tradition than reading about the Socialist group rally.


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