Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Sorting Fact from Fiction on Climate Change

Sorting Fact from Fiction on Climate Change

Free event, open to the public.

Economist and Futurist Dr. Jay Lehr will speak about climate change this Friday in Melbourne.

Dr Lehr will present in an entertaining way the scientific facts which challenge the popularly accepted view on climate change.

He holds a degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton and has written 19 books and over 900 journal articles in his fields of expertise. On 36 occasions, Dr Lehr has testified before the US Congress to explain the realities of environmental issues as they relate to pending legislation.

Dr Lehr has spoken to hundreds of groups in his ongoing efforts to tackle today’s hot topics and to dispel the inaccurate and often alarmist claims made by some environmental advocacy groups.

Dr Lehr is also well-known for his athletic accomplishments, including competing in his 10th Ironman Triathlon (whilst being in his 70s) and holding the world skydiving record for having parachuted from an airplane every month since August 1978 up to today.

We encourage you to come along - all welcome!

Dr Lehr will speak twice on Friday 7th August:

Morning event:
8.30 - 9.30am at Monash Conference Center,
Level 7, 30 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

Evening event:
7.30pm – 8.30pm at Quality Hotel Manor,
669 Maroondah Highway, Mitcham 3132

Attendance is free. To register, please email:

No Bull!

We have contacted the Farm Organisations and it appears that none of them seem interested in openly opposing the ETS.
Are these people stupid? Do they want to protect their constituents? Do they want their own positions to continue?

To quote Barnaby Joyce (Get to know your ETS - Agmates) "Utilising NAB modelling on the price of a carbon permit, a tonne and half of carbon, multiplied by about $50, is equivalent to an additional cost to the farmer of approximately $75 dollars per beast per year. $75 dollars per beast per year = no beef industry in Australia!

No Beef Industry in Australia means no farm federations.
No Beef Industry in Australia also means No Meat and Livestock Australia. And that's no bull!

Why aren't these people actively fighting this crippling tax?

Why are opposition politicians actively opposing the ETS?

It will greatly increase the cost of living. And that's no bull! When the last farm has followed the last factory overseas will they then wake up?

And to draw a line under all this, the man who was to lend us a bull for our protest against the ETS on 13th August has now withdrawn for fear of his wife's job! And that's no bull!