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Pissing into the wind

Can you see beyond the visual trickery?

During my holiday I was watching the reports coming out of the Copenhagen conference with a sort of wry bemusement, to see so many of the Warminista faithful gathered in one place freeze their nuts off in a northern winter struck me as delightfully ironic. The third world mendicants ran  to the usual script of sanctimoniously denouncing the developed nations and begging for their largess. I personally doubt that they even believe in the liturgy of the green faith but they certainly believe that tickling the first world’s guilt chips will bring them bucket loads of cash. While I don’t think that the “One world government” conspiracy theories have much credence it is clear that there are as many different political agendas circling the ‘climate change” issue as there are players on the stage. For those aforementioned mendicants it’s all about another way to extract aid money , For China   it is to maintain the obsolete fiction that they are a ‘third world nation”, something that strikes me as entirely ridiculous considering their pre-eminent position as the worlds manufacturer of all things consumable.

Brother Number One has come home to the Greens trying to deal themselves back into the game by announcing that they are willing to negotiate from their previously intransigent position out there on the fringes of fundamentalist belief.

But Senator Brown said: “I think the time has come for the government to sit down and negotiate with the Greens.”

Previously, he has said the Greens were “deeply critical of the legislation as drafted” but were willing to negotiate openly on the CPRS.

“We originally argued for an unconditional cut of 40 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, but we proposed many months ago that Australia make an unconditional offer of 25 per cent, moving to 40 per cent if the world agrees to the kind of ambitious action that is needed,” he said.

“There will be no effective global deal if countries like Australia refuse to lift their targets to scientifically justified levels.”

Of course brother Number One won’t take up this offer because he knows that to do so would be to entirely root the country’s economy for not environmental or electoral benefit. Brown is of course playing to the Latte belt where his core constituency,  who are  off with the fairies,  will be delighted by  gesture.

The government is clearly hurting   on this issue now and I think that the general public here are just utterly fed up with the crap being sprouted by our dear leader and his climate change minister Penny W(r)ong. they must be able to smell the “Eau de urine” that emanates from both of them.  Because it must be evident by now just how futile the attempts to get a world agreement on any kind of action to “stop” climate change. All of the advocates for emission reductions are pissing into the wind and wasting their time trying to achieve a scientifically dubious solution   which is politically impossible anyway.

Adaptation is the key, now if only the politicians would just admit that and stop all of the Canute like nonsense we can move forward and spend our energy and treasure on building a better future with good sense and humility, rather than bathing in the fine yellow mist of futility.

Cheers Comrades

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3 Comments

  1. I have to agree that I don’t see the government being stupid enough to negotiate with the Greens.

    To my mind, they will try unsuccesfully to pass the ETS a third time so that they can say that they did all they could short of destroying the economy. That way, they have more green credentials than the Libs but they can’t be accused of damaging the economy or having put people out of work.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    To use the new ETS bill won’t they have to fail to get it passed twice though Leon?
    We are in for two encores of this failed show I think

  3. Len says:

    But Senator Brown said: “I think the time has come for the government to sit down and negotiate with the Greens.”

    Wow, what an ego !
    Why would the government, or anyone else, see that as an important step in this argument ?

    When the Greens, hold more sway in BOTH houses of Australian parliament, and begin to impress us, using logic instead of rhetoric, and perhaps a more informed, flexible public image, then perhaps the average voter will take notice of them, as a viable third choice. Until then, you’re correct Iain, “pissing into the wind” ? Why would any party in power, Labor or Liberal, feed the Greens’ ego, by demanding they sit at the “power table”.
    I wouldn’t give them the satisfaction or ego boost.

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