You know that the bottom of the bucket has been reached when the Greenies wheel Prof. Lowe out of retirement to help stop the Adani coal mine operating.
You can judge for yourself what sort of a man he is when he solemnly and plonkingly states that opening the mine will “effectively guarantee the frying of the planet.”
As bad as that? Just one more coal mine and we are doomed? It is that tight?
In any case, “the average global temperature will be at least two degrees more.”
So it won’t have fried then?
No, it will only be fried if you open the coal mine, but even if you don’t the way things are he says the average temperature of the world will be up 2 degrees.
It means that you won’t be able to live in Bourke. He says.
Well, shit sheriff, never wanted to live there anyway.
I remember only too well what Henry Lawson said of Bourke over a hundred years ago;
The only message from the dead that ever came distinctly through
Was – “Send my overcoat to Hell” – it came to Bourke in ’92
So Professor Lowe in true Greenie fashion makes crackpot predictions he can’t be held to, gives grim warnings that will only eventually long after after he has become an ex-Greenie. One of his predictions is that the rest of the world will hit Australia with trade sanctions to force us in the Church of Climate Change – fair dinkum!
This doomsayer is not a climate scientist, he was the top guy in the Australian Conservation Foundation – what used to be called the Chicken Little Foundation, a registered charity for old doomsayers.
And a man who is a gullible prat and easily taken in, which I prefer to think of him because the alternative is to think of him as a polemicist not afraid of spreading a load of bollocks to win an argument
Here I refer to the Great Chief Seattle Hoax;
The Chief Seattle Hoax is a heartrending plea from a dead Indian to look after the Earth.
This is it;
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?
Every part of the Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clear and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man.
It bangs on like that for another ten paragraphs. Truly beautiful.So beautiful it comes in a dozen versions. the one quoted here is from the “Save the Frogs” movement. http://www.savethefrogs.com/students/chief-seattle.html
Only Chief Seattle never said it. The version that Lowe was quoting was really written by a scriptwriter, Ted Perry, for a film being produced by American Baptists.
Environmentalists quote it when asking for dough off you to save the baby seals, or vultures, or spine tailed swifts, or square-arsed spiders or something.
The theme is usually presented – “Save the Tawny Mokpoke, remember Chief Seattle.”
So when a professor says that Chief Seattle made this beautiful speech, and also says that the earth will inevitably fry if one more coal mine is open, you know how to take what he says.
The Victorian saying was “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.”
Today we say, “There is science, climate science, and Chief Seattle Poppycock.”