"Environmental activists from Rising Tide broke onto a 15 metre high conveyor belt at Kooragang Island Coal Terminal in Newcastle.Rising Tide? After recent peer-reviewed papers perhaps a name change is warranted.
The protestors scaled the conveyor belt and suspended a sign which read “we’re sorry Somalia. Coal = climate change and starvation”, according to the Newcastle Herald.
They were arrested by police. The activists reportedly wanted to highlight coal’s contribution to the famine in Somalia. They claimed scientists had made a link between climate change and the drought affecting people in the Horn of Africa."
They made a claim that claimed scientists had made a link between climate change and the drought affecting people in the Horn of Africa.
Some of that "science" is reported here.
A new study in the journal Climate Dynamics suggests that these months (March to June) will be much drier in the future in Kenya, Ethiopia and other East African nations because of climate change. Some 17.5 million people in the Horn of Africa already face food insecurity in the region, with stagnating agricultural production, population growth and recent drought.So while the group upon whom Julia relies for "the science" says there would be MORE precipitations, another group says LESS. Hardly a consensus; hardly a firm reason to illegally break and enter a business premise and halt production of a business even if they are directly or indirectly producing CO2 emissions.
The study contradicts predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that climate change would lead to more precipitation in the region.
Carbon Dioxide is a plant food. As CO2 emissions increase, the world's biomass increases. Satellite data show this to be so. So increased atmospheric CO2 means increase world food production.
As Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young sang - Teach the Children well. Unfortunately the children are now being taught voodoo science. How long will it take to re-educate the people?
At least these idiots were removed from the roof more quickly than the Christmas Island Protestors.
Also reported HERE by NBN News and HERE by the (Newcastle) Herald.