1st February 2014
By Lee Maddox
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Just what is it exactly that’s holding the “Climate Alarmists” argument together?
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard famously lied to the people of Australia and slipped into power on the back of her quote, “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead” — after which she quickly set about putting one in place. Now more recently, Australia’s current Prime Minister Tony Abbott gained a large chunk of votes to secure a win for his party in the 2013 election on yet more rhetoric, promising to repeal the carbon tax if he gets the top job.
Not only has this not been done but it now looks like it won’t happen at all. That’s right folks, in one form or another, Australia’s carbon tax is here to stay.
With the Green and Labor parties holding the majority of power in the Upper House (Senate), and their staunch support for all things UN-mandated, we’re sure to see Tony Abbott’s promise of getting the Carbon Tax repealed go up in smoke (or is it carbon dioxide?) However, my suspicion is that this was the plan all along. So long as he’s seen to be carrying out the will of his electorate, Mr. Abbott can table as much legislation to get rid of the carbon tax as he wants.
Like I said before, unless the Green or Labor parties change their position, which they will not, the carbon tax is here to stay.
It doesn’t help that the main stream media outlets have taken sides on the non-issue of “climate change” instead of remaining unbiased. Point in case is the media coverage of the failed Antarctic expedition to the South Pole where the research vessel the Academik Shokalskiy became trapped in the supposedly shrinking sea ice. Among other things, the researchers, lead by Chris Turney of the University of New South Wales, were to study the reduction of polar ice due to so-called “global warming”, or their new favourite catchphrase “climate change”.
None of main stream media outlets pointed out the irony of the situation, even after the Chinese ship Xue Long (Snow Dragon) also became stuck in the expanded sea ice after a failed rescue attempt. To this day both ships remain frozen in place. TV news outlets helped divert public attention to what the crews were doing and how they’re safe and in “high spirits” rather than pointing out the obvious or questioning the need for such an expensive expedition.
The Guardian seemed to shoot down their own argument on the non-issue of climate change….
Some commentators have remarked on what they describe as the ‘irony’ of researchers studying the impact of a warming planet themselves being impeded by heavy ice. With some even suggesting that the situation is itself evidence that global warming is exaggerated.
In fact, the local weather patterns that brought about the rapid build up of ice that trapped the Academik Shokalskiy tell us very little about global warming. This is weather, not climate.
Without realising it, I think they let the cat out of the bag. Global warming is a farce. Climate change has been happening since our planet was capable of having a climate. The changes we see, the extreme cold to the extreme heat, the tsunamis, the cyclones, the hurricanes, the severe storms…. this is weather. A carbon tax isn’t going to change that.
The next logical question is…. who stands to gain from it?
It came out in Australia’s federal parliament ‘question time’ that 10% of carbon tax collected in developed countries is going to the United Nations climate change fund, a fact withheld from the Australian public. So it would seem the global government known as the United Nations is who stands to gain from taxing a substance essential to all life on Earth.
Plant life on Earth breathes carbon dioxide. Without it there’s less food for everyone.
Then again, perhaps that’s the missing link. Depopulation.
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About the author:
Lee “General” Maddox is the founder of realnewsaustralia.com, a site dedicated to offering an alternative view to government-controlled media, and helping people to challenge and question what they see on TV, read in newspapers & hear on the radio.
Main image courtesy of Mick Horne Freelance Cartoonist.