Sunday, 12 October 2014

Patrick Moore’s Public Appearances in Australia - UPDATED

Short biography - Dr. Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. The leader of many Greenpeace campaigns (e.g. “Save the Whales”, seal hunting), he was a member of the Rainbow Warrior crew when the anti-nuclear testing ship was bombed in Auckland Harbour.  Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.

He left Greenpeace in 1986 because of his concern at the anti-science and extreme political policies it was adopting; nevertheless, he remains passionately concerned about the environment and describes himself as a “sensible environmentalist”. This, of course makes him a most controversial figure as the current Greenpeace policies are not aligned with his “sensible” view.  He is visiting Australia to explain why his view of catastrophic global warming differs from that of the extreme green movement.

Patrick Moore is an engaging, articulate and intelligent speaker. His story should be of great interest, particularly now that authorities such as the Bureau of Meteorology are being publicly questioned about their handling of temperature records.


Dr. Patrick Moore



In this Youtube Video, Patrick Moore can be seen giving a presentation at the International Conference on Climate Change in July 2014:



Patrick Moore’s Public Appearances in Australia

SYDNEY
21Oct:  Booking time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 373       VENUE MAP: http://ow.ly/CPo93

22 Oct. 5 for 5:30 City of Sydney RSL, L3 Function Room, 565 George St. a $20 donation at the door is requested to cover costs.  Patrick Moore will be joined by prominent climate scientist Bob Carter. Please email: events@taxpayers.org.au

23 Oct. 6:30 pm for 7pm The Mirrors Room, Club Five Dock, 66 Great North Road, Five Dock  a $20 donation ($10 for students) is requested at the door to cover costs ; rsvp: Jim Simpson – 0417 285 884 or jimrsimpson@bigpond.com

MELBOURNE
24 Oct.   5 for 5:30pm CQ Functions, 113 Queen St, a $20 donation at the door is requested to cover costs
27 Oct.   12 for 12:30 The Australian Club 110 William St 2-course lunch $110 p.p. (dress code)

CANBERRA
30 Oct.
·      1st Session 2-3pm   afternoon tea 3-30 pm,
·      2nd session 3:30- 4:30 pm
Hughes Community Centre Wisdom Street, Hughes
$20 donation ($10 for students) requested plus $2 for afternoon tea payable at the door

PERTH
31 Oct  6.00pm for drinks, 7.00pm speaker
Upstairs at the Astor Theatre

Corner of Beaufort St and Walcott St, Mt Lawley
Ticket only event: RSVP to tony2papafilis@bigpond.com by 27th October 2014

1 Nov.
·      1st meeting 4 – 5pm (GM crops) C3 Church, 94 Waratah Ave. Dalkeith.
·      2nd meeting 5:30 – 7pm (Climate), C3 Church, 94 Waratah Ave. Dalkeith
a $20 donation ($10 for students) is requested to cover costs - covers both sessions.

HOBART
3 Nov.   TO BE ADVISED. 
Please register your interest in the Hobart event with Garth Paltridge (paltridge@iinet.net.au)

BRISBANE
Nov. 5th  7 for 7:30, Irish Club 175 Elizabeth St. a $20 donation at the door is requested to cover costs.

NOOSA
Nov. 6th 5 for 5:30, TheJ, 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads
To book for this event, just click on:


Event enquiries should be directed to Paul Evans at: galileomovement@gmail.com

Media enquiries should be directed to  Case Smit: case.smit@gmail.com .

Carbon Price is a tax, Bill, as PM Gillard admitted

Here we go again! Everything old is new again.


Julia Gillard, to win power at an election, made her claim that there would be no carbon tax under a government that she led. It haunted her period as PM and eventually she admitted that her carbon price was in effect a carbon tax.


From the Australian 25/2/2011 (link)

JULIA Gillard has dismissed as "semantics" suggestions she has broken an election-eve promise ruling out a carbon tax, while admitting her carbon-pricing plan is "effectively like a tax".
Confronting her critics today, the Prime Minister conceded prices would rise under her plan to tackle climate change. 
“It means things that are generated with more carbon pollution will be more costly,” she said. 
Now, we have Opposition Leader Shorten trying to shore up his election prospects virtually making the same claim: (link)
"Labor doesn't support a carbon tax, but in terms of real and effective action on climate change, I do support a market-based system to set a price and that's where the rest of the world's going," Mr Shorten told Fairfax. 
On Saturday he said it was "important we use the market ... to help set a priority in terms of tackling climate change.
A "price" is a tax; a levy is a tax; an impost is a tax.

Bill Shorten - You are an IMPOSTer!