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 Australia must pay for sinking islands

16.05.19.  When any patriotic Australian reads this shameful article they will realise that over the past few decades a procession of timid swine (yes, a strong but fitting descriptor) posing as politicians representing the best interests of all Australians have succeeded in setting this country up as a land of dopes to be financially bled via invented causes. The islands are sinking, the seas not rising! The unnamed ‘Australian Officials’ at this meeting should have stood up and walked out of what was a bloody gang-up of bloated pigs seeking to immerse their snouts even deeper into our suffering trough. They did not have the guts to do that! Shame on them and shame—again—as usual—for Australia!
It would have been an uncomfortable spot. Yesterday Australian officials sat quietly in their chairs as Pacific leader after Pacific leader delivered stern warnings about the lethal threat that climate change poses to their nations.
Source: ABC 

UN Secretary General meets Pacific leaders to discuss ‘global catastrophe’ of climate change

Regional heavyweights had gathered at an historic climate change summit convened with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Mr Guterres is intent on building global momentum for sharper cuts to emissions, arguing that drastic action is necessary to stave off ecological disaster.
The Pacific is on the “front line of climate change”, Mr Guterres told the meeting.
The Carteret Islands were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to climate change, with predictions they would be submerged by 2015.
“It has a unique moral authority to speak out. It’s time for the world to listen.”
Senior Australian officials at the meeting could do little else; sent in the place of Prime Minister Scott Morrison only days before the Federal election, they were bound to observer status by the caretaker conventions.
As a result, Australia did not sign up to the final statement by Pacific leaders, which declared climate change a “global catastrophe” and called for “transformative action” to stop it.
But who was to blame for this “global catastrophe”?
Both Antonio Guterres and Pacific leaders were careful not to point fingers — delicately saying that “large countries”, “developed countries” and the “whole global community” had a responsibility to act.
But the reality is of all the countries ringed around Mr Guterres at the Fiji meeting, only two — Australia and New Zealand — make a meaningful contribution to climate change.
And while Pacific leaders have praised New Zealand’s announcement that it wants to go carbon neutral by 2050, many are frustrated that Australia has failed to curb its emissions.
One Pacific official told the ABC the meeting’s call for radical action on climate change “really was aimed at the whole globe” but “for those in the room (it) was a message for one country”.
“Of course no-one said Australia. No-one needed to say Australia,” the official said. “What other country in the room could we be referring to?”
The outspoken Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele, went much further, wading straight into Australia’s election campaign during the post-summit press conference.
Antonio Guterres had already firmly batted away a question about Australia’s debate on climate change, wryly observing that foreigners should never meddle in domestic election debates.
‘The question will be answered by Australian voters’
It looked like the event would wrap up without controversy. But Mr Sailele reached unbidden for the microphone to volunteer his own answer.
“I think we should not worry too much about it,” he declared.
“The question will be answered by the (Australian) voters. Let us keep our fingers crossed!”
The message was unmistakable. Uneasy laughter rippled through the room. At least one Australian official was deeply unimpressed.
Some Australian politicians are also irritated by the rhetoric from other Pacific leaders on climate change.
They point out that it’s easy to demand a zero carbon future when you emit nothing, and say the Pacific doesn’t understand how “ruinous” it would be for Australia to rapidly cut emissions.
“They just say the words, we bear the burden,” was how one Coalition frontbencher described it.
They predict that there will long be a gap between what the Pacific would like Australia to do on climate policy, and what Australian Governments — Labor or Coalition — will actually contemplate.
But decision makers in Canberra also know that the Pacific is increasingly impatient about Australia’s long and painful debate on climate policy.
The argument will flare up again in only months when regional leaders gather for the Pacific Islands Forum on tiny Tuvalu, which has long been a vocal champion for drastic climate action.
And this time, Australia will not be sitting on the sidelines.

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  • luk1955 16/05/2019, 7:32 am

    I’ve got a few words for these parasitic island wankers: get lost. That’s why you are still in the stone age.

  • Lorraine 16/05/2019, 8:10 am

    if Labor win, Penny Pong will sign.

  • Penguinite 16/05/2019, 9:04 am

    The Pacific Islands are not sinking! Reshaping? Perhaps! As atolls do! Just look at what nature has done to Galapagos! The flora and fauna just adapt and survive in a different way. Untouched by, man until relatively recently, what used to be huge volcanic cones have eroded to form larger land areas and grow new flora. Nature has even provided a warm current to facilitate the establishment of cold water aquatic life. Over the same time frame all humans have done is procreate the same specie without acceptance of adaptation. Read Ian Plimmer’s item in today’s Australian if you can before the Greens ban him!

  • DT 16/05/2019, 12:20 pm

    I remember that soon after a cyclone in the Pacific and storm surge an islander politician was shown on our news pointing to flattened Palm trees and other debris claiming it was a climate change event and that his island is sinking.

    Not long afterwards I read at JoNova about studies carried out over decades by a New Zealand university revealing they are not sinking and some are growing in area.

    Latest offer of $1 billion to save the islands, Australia contributing a lot of that amount, made me very angry, and I anticipated demands for more money to follow.

  • Aktosplatz 16/05/2019, 2:29 pm

    They’re on the take ( as usual), just tell them in the choicest language to ‘depart as rapidly as possible making love to themselves as they go’. (I think it can be summarised in two words)

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