The only party going to the last election with the Death to Australia Wish of a carbon dioxide tax was the mis-named Greens.
Today, Piers Akerman has written an Op-ed piece:
echoing the thoughts of the Carbon Sense Coalition's Viv Forbes - see Back to the Dark Ages
How, with nearly all the players in the last election supporting a NO CARBON TAX policy, have we reached the stage where, as Piers writes:
The passage of the Carbon Dioxide tax through the Senate today will mark Day One of Year Zero for the Australian economy.As Piers continues, Australia is the "only nation that has bought this humbug."
Tuesday,November 8, 2011, will be forever remembered as the day when the Labor-Green-Independent minority government deliberately voted to put the nation into reverse.
It will be recalled as the day when Australians were whacked with an artificial impost designed to handicap their growth, reject wealth creation and mortgage the future of their children to placate ideologically driven Green cultists.
This is the day when the momentum of history went backward.
This is the day the Western tradition of science-backed advancement of the human condition was rejected in favour of paganism. (Read More of Piers here.)
Australia has been the envy of the world now it is the wonder of the world.Meanwhile, the debate continues in North America. In an Op-ed piece in the Oregonian, Physicist Gordon J. Fulks writes:
The rest of the globe’s population is wondering why we ever permitted ourselves to be lied and deceived back into the Dark Ages.
Who would have believed it?After writing of the conflict in the interpretation of the BEST data by co-authors Richard Muller and Judith Curry, (previously covered extensively on this site)
The Oregonian has now declared its faith in the pseudoscience of global warming. "Global climate change is real," they assert, and it's time to "put an end to the absurd arguments challenging global warming." Some of their revelations are based on the discovery of an alleged heretic who has seen the light.
Heretics, always hated by the faithful, are now "cranks (and) conspiracy theorists." I hope that includes me, along with such luminaries as Nobel laureate in physics Ivar Giaever; Will Happer, professor of physics at Princeton University; and Richard Lindzen, professor of meteorology at MIT.
Lindzen has dared to say: "The need to courageously resist climate hysteria is clear."
The evidence that is driving the faithful nuts is what Curry alludes to: the refusal of the global temperature to rise beyond the level it reached in the super El Niño year of 1998 and the steep downward trend of temperatures in America. Most climate researchers have been willing to admit this fact, but a few, like Muller, have refused. A static or declining global temperature trend in the face of steadily increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide strongly refutes the carbon dioxide theology.
This means that every one of the billion-dollar climate models is substantially worthless.
The philosopher Bertrand Russell, also a Nobel Laureate, pointed out many years ago: “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.”
This “confirmation bias” is a problem that we all face but especially those who worship Global Warming.
Read more of Dr Fulks' article HERE.
Gordon J. Fulks, Ph.D. lives in Corbett and holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago, Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research.