Australia – the fallout
At the beginning of May I moved to a new location within Australia. This was a move from the immature region of Canberra, to somewhere on the Central Coast of NSW. Besides the fact that is warmer in my new location there are some other interesting features. For the first time since I lived in South Windsor NSW I am living in a flood zone. Whilst I will not have access cut off because of floods, there are roads nearby that get covered in water whenever we have heavy rains. I note here that the rains have continued through May, June and now into July. This rain comes despite the nonsense that we hear about Climate Change and all of its consequences.
The 1st July 2012 marked the beginning of a tax on the air that we breathe, otherwise known as the carbon tax. The first thing to note here is that since no one has been asked to pay a tax in advance there is no justification for increasing prices. However, one, two or even three months down the track there will be plenty of justification for those rising prices. This is because amongst those named as “top polluders” are the utility companies, and it means that these utilities will raise their already high rates to cater for the new tax. This will have a flow-on effect within the economy, and that flow-on will be bad for business.
Since this monstrosity was passed there has been a fallout of sorts, but that is picking up momentum right now. From the point of view of politics, the fun is just beginning. At the weekend we saw several individuals attacking the ALP-Green Alliance, in particular the attacks come from the NSW right. They are really scared that there will be another massacre at the polls, and there is good reason to feel that way – the latest of the opinion polls have shown the ALP primary vote as low as 22% in the State of Queensland. If this was translated to polling day then the ALP would have no Federal representatives. Kevin Rudd would be one of the politicians who would lose his seat!! Oh Happy Day if that was to happen.
The real fun is the backlash from the Green Party because they do fear having any light shining upon their lunatic policies. These lunatics are applauding because a power station that is close to where I am living is to be de-commissioned, sooner rather than later. They are so nutty that they want all of the power stations to close down. The problem is that their beloved wind turbine blights upon the landscape bird smashers cannot possibly take up the slack for the electricity needs around the country. We do in fact need efficient power stations based upon coal and gas to keep up with the needs of the community. If the nut case Greens had their way though, NSW would not have any industry – no exports of Australian goods and services. I guess they think that we can exist on imports alone. Yes they really are that economically deficient in their way of thinking.
The facts remain that there is no justification for this climate change crap. This does not mean that the climate is not changing, after all we have been coming out of a Little Ice Age which means that temperatures will go up. What this boils down to, though, is the fact that those Climate Change enthusiasts seem to have no clue at all about the fact that there is such a thing as cycles. From ancient times it has been known that there are periods of drought and periods of rains. Nothing has changed over thousands of years. The difference right now is that a group of people are trying to scam the rest of the world so that they can milk billions of dollars to be wasted on their garbage projects.
Incredibly, it is at government level that we see most of this wastage of money. Billions are being thrown at these people who use computer models to come up with their predictions. My objection to the use of these models is based upon the fact that the statistics can be so easily manipulated. Here in Australia at local council level there are things being implemented that has caused some people see the value of their properties decrease rapidly based upon a mythical sea rise that is not happening and is not going to happen in the future. We have not even begun to measure the impact of such absurdities!!