Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Green Gillard Government waste your money

Sid Maher, reporting in the Australian, writes:

Kid's play: ABC show to help sell climate goals

SHE grows awesome tomatoes and has an orange tractor. And now dirtgirl, the lead character in the popular children's television program dirtgirlworld, has been enlisted to the climate change fight by a Gillard government struggling to convince her viewers' parents of the merits of the carbon tax package.

Senate estimates was told yesterday the ABC show had been awarded a $150,000 grant "to reach currently disengaged families through childhood activities focused on reducing energy use".
This is further abuse of our children - see ABUSE of Children.

The Australian also reports that other recipients of the warm (or warming) benevolence of the government include Greencross Australia - $200,000

 

The Global Warming Hoax is Killng People

US Journalist and blogger Alan Caruba on his blog Warning Signs has written:


Monday, February 13, 2012


The Global Warming Hoax is Now Killing People

By Alan Caruba

By Friday, February 10th, an estimated 500 Europeans had died from the freezing weather gripping the continent. This is the price they and British citizens are paying for embracing the global warming hoax, spending billions for wind power when they should have been building coal-fired and other sources of energy to heat their homes and businesses.

As the British daily, The Telegraph, reported on Friday, “Serbia has started implementing power cuts in a desperate bid to stave off the collapse of its national grid as the country suffers the effects of days of freezing temperatures.”

I and others have been warning for years that the Earth has been cooling since 1998 and that the planet is on the cusp of a new ice age because the average length of an interglacial period of warmth between such ages is now coming to an end after the passage of some 11,500 years.

All aspects of global warming legislation and spending programs must be utterly reversed if we are not going to see huge losses of life and the disruption of entire economies.

Read more at Warning Signs. Alan concludes:
The lying scientists who got on the global warming gravy train, the politicians that embraced it, and the media that misled millions are all culpable, all responsible.

They should be driven from office, defunded, and chased through the streets like villagers in pursuit of  Frankenstein.

People are freezing to death in their homes and in the streets. What will it take to drive a stake into the heart of the global warming monster?

The same goes for the Green Gillard Government and the scientists who advised them.

Where is Tim Flannery? Has he apologised for saying that it would never rain again? Has he apologised for the useless desal plants (bottled electricity) that state governments were hoaxed into building? Is he still drawing his big $$s as the part time Chief Climate Commissioner?

Carbon Tax - Black Cloud over Jobs

Image: Sunday Telegraph
Piers Akerman, of the Sydney Daily Telegraph, writes:
The Gillard Labor-Green-independent minority government is pounding the nails into the Australian manufacturing industry's coffin.
The lid will be finally sealed on July 1 when the notorious carbon dioxide tax comes into effect.
Those workers who have already lost their jobs or are about to be sent to the scrap heap should remember exactly who stood happily alongside Prime Minister Gillard as she watched the corpse of the manufacturing industry grow cold.
It would not surprise those who have long followed the tortuous duplicity of the Australian trade union movement that former ACTU boss Greg Combet, in his role as Climate Change Minister, has been one of the greatest spruikers of the global warming fraud which the ALP and the Greens, in particular, have relied upon to destroy Australian manufacturing jobs.
Nor should anyone be surprised at the silence with which the job obliteration has been met by the Australian Workers Union national secretary Paul Howes - the man who famously boasted in April 2011 that "this carbon price won't cost a single job".
If you believe media-tart Howes, who went on television the night Kevin Rudd was politically assassinated as prime minister to declare his union's support for Gillard as the coup was unfolding, he was pivotal to Gillard's ascension.

It appears that the Unions bosses do not care about union members. Piers, above says: Paul Howes... famously boasted ... "this carbon price won't cost a single job." However, it wasn't "won't cost a single job", it was that "his union would withdraw support for the tax if it looked like “one job” would be lost." CFMEU president Tony Maher made a similar statement: "It shouldn't cost a job and we won't stand by if it costs jobs."  (back up link.)

Even now,  months before the carbon dioxide tax comes in,  jobs are going. 600 jobs from Alcoa have gone. Alcoa announced that "a high Australian dollar and input costs have made it unprofitable."
Alcoa of Australia managing director Alan Cransberg said it was important to note a future price on carbon had not prompted the decision although it would be an additional cost.
Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells said the federal government's carbon tax was partly to blame.
"This must be the worst possible time to introduce a carbon tax," he told state parliament.
One of the largest single costs in producing aluminium is electricity, which can account for around a third of the total cost. Cheap Electricity comes from coal. Under the falsified AGW hypothesis pushed by the Green Gillard Government, coal is a demon.

Are these union bosses now standing up for their members? Or are they more concerned about propping up a dying Green Gillartd Government?