As the government tries to convince children that they are unnecessarily anxious about climate change, and Pacific leaders that we are ‘stepping up’ by being really cross about plastic in the ocean, and the world that we ‘have met’ our emissions reduction targets and that we will meet our paltry Paris commitment ‘in a canter’, the evidence to the contrary keeps piling up.
The IPCC released its Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere (or frozen areas) in a Changing Climate sounding a dire warning about ocean warming and acidification, coral bleaching and the loss of kelp beds and mangroves, a decline in fish and shellfish, melting ice sheets and glaciers, sea-level rise and coastal flooding.
And it’s not just the climate scientists that are alarmed.
Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell gave a speech warning of climate change stretching the resources of the ADF with more disaster relief efforts, as well as more peace-keeping missions, given climate change has “the potential to exacerbate conflict”.
At the height of our involvement in Afghanistan, we deployed 1,500 troops but it took 3,000 troops to help clean up after the North Queensland floods.
The RBA, APRA and ASIC have all also delivered speeches recently warning about the economic disasters awaiting us if we ignore the need to act now to reduce emissions.
When Greta Thunberg delivered her impassioned plea to the UN, Pauline Hanson dismissed her saying:
“I think that she’s basically a teenager who has had no life experiences. She was actually voicing what other people have put into her head. I blame the adults around her for allowing this to happen.”
This from the woman whose head has always been filled with the most ridiculous stuff by the men she chooses to surround herself with.
Then we have George Christensen’s contribution.
“Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned about needless anxiety being fuelled amongst Australian children. This follows extreme green groups and unions encouraging students to wag school to go on strike and the United Nations getting a 16-year-old without life experience to lecture world leaders on so-called climate change.”
So George, tell us about your life experience – a brief flirtation with the priesthood, followed by politics?
Craig Kelly put in his bit for the moron award.
“Shocking to watch. Criminal.
Her childhood has been stolen by Alarmists that have brainwashed her, filling her head with apocalyptic fairytales of starving & drowning polar bears, and the world burning in a fiery hell – all so they can exploit her as their puppet to peddle their socialist vision of ‘’system change not climate change’’.
This is child abuse in the extreme.”
Miranda Devine was her usual vitriolic self.
“Someone should be arrested for child abuse. It is grotesque that a child, already emotionally vulnerable due to her condition, has been so indoctrinated by adults.”
I can’t even be bothered looking up what Alan Jones and Andrew Bolt might have had to say.
When parliament and the media are peopled by these sort of cretins, we are in serious trouble.
WTF has to happen before they will start getting anxious too?