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 Turnbull spruiks from the pulpit of Time Magazine

24.01.20. Malcolm Turnbull is just too darned silly for words. But, by his own words in this article he clearly identifies himself as a leftie—a closet Leftie before being elected and a sneak Leftie hoping for re-election during his tenure punctuated with atrocious political judgement driven by an unhealthy inflated ego. A virtual show pony bereft of leadership talent.
Turnbull remains miffed about his rejection of being PM and has since devoted his energies to dumping on PM Morrison and indeed all Australians, mostly in the foreign press!
Turnbull: As Prime Minister, I tried to ensure that our climate and energy policies were governed by engineering and economics, not ideology and idiocy.
Ed: The only truth in that statement is reduced to a single word—”idiocy!”Turnbull: …but a right-wing minority, supported by their allies in the media, sabotaged the bill and then brought down my government.
Ed: It was Mr Turnbull’s political Tin-Ear that brought his government down as the electorate discovered their mistake.
Turnbull: That’s why I started Snowy Hydro 2.0, a project that will use pumped water to create energy and, like a battery, store enough power for 3 million homes for a week.

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Source: Malcolm Turnbull, Time Magazine, January 16 2020

Australia’s Bushfires Show the Wicked, Self-Destructive Idiocy of Climate Denialism Must Stop

Turnbull was Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018.
Australia’s fires this summer—unprecedented in the scale of their destruction—are the ferocious but inevitable reality of global warming. A hotter, drier climate means more and longer droughts and more and fiercer fires.
So if Australia is on the front line of the climate crisis, why are we not also a world leader in climate action?
In most countries, asking people whether they believe in the science of climate change is like asking them whether they believe in gravity. It is a simple matter of physics. The more greenhouse gases are in the atmosphere, the hotter our climate will become.
But in Australia, as in the U.S., this issue has been hijacked by a toxic, climate-denying alliance of right-wing politics and media (much of it owned by Rupert Murdoch), as well as vested business interests, especially in the coal industry.
As Prime Minister, I tried to ensure that our climate and energy policies were governed by engineering and economics, not ideology and idiocy. Tragically, the climate-denying political right in Australia has turned what should be a practical question of how to respond to a real physical threat into a matter of values or belief.
Even as the fires rage, Murdoch’s News Corp. newspapers and television networks have been busy arguing that arsonists or a lack of controlled burning are the real causes of the fires. This has been refuted point-blank by the chief of the fire service in New South Wales, but the misinformation campaign continues in both mainstream and social media.
Climate-change denial has also infected our politics. Australia is currently governed by a center-right coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party. I led the coalition twice—first as opposition leader from 2008 to 2009 and then as Prime Minister from 2015 to 2018. Both times, my efforts to take concerted action on climate change were followed by my losing my job.
In 2018, my government introduced a National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which combined emission reductions with reliability standards as a means of ensuring a smooth transition to a lower-emissions electricity sector while maintaining reliability of supply. It was supported by business and unions as well as state governments on both sides of politics. A majority of coalition legislators also backed it, but a right-wing minority, supported by their allies in the media, sabotaged the bill and then brought down my government.
In the chaos that ensued, Scott Morrison became Prime Minister, and one of his first acts was to formally abandon the NEG. Since then, the government has had no coherent, integrated climate and energy policy.
These fires show that the wicked, self-destructive idiocy of climate denialism must stop. The world must drastically cut its greenhouse-gas emissions. Above all, we have to urgently stop burning coal and other fossil fuels.
Australia, rather than being a laggard, should be a leader in climate action. Not just because our country is on fire. Not just because we are a wealthy, advanced economy that can afford to lead. But also because we have formidable wind and solar resources that can enable us to generate all of our energy from renewable sources and at the same time enjoy cheaper electricity. Renewable resources are already the cheapest new power sources in Australia, and new developments in storage technologies are making renewables reliable 24/7.
That’s why I started Snowy Hydro 2.0, a project that will use pumped water to create energy and, like a battery, store enough power for 3 million homes for a week. The latest estimates show that by 2030, power from solar panels, backed with storage from pumped hydro, will be more than $40 per megawatt-hour cheaper than power from new black coal, even without a carbon tax.
Australians no longer need to sacrifice economic growth to reduce emissions. We must not waste this climate crisis. There are no excuses and not much time left. Australia and the world need a Green New Deal now.

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Big Al 24/01/2020, 7:48 am

    This bloke has been a red all his life, but somehow fooled the Libs with his pink pins to let him join the Party to allow his fastidious facile ego to flourish fancifully like the fornicating ferret he really is.

    Just ask Richo what he thinks about this grub, and you’ll get a real Ozzie response replete with all the ‘expletive deletives’ in the d!ck-shone-airy.

    • DT 24/01/2020, 7:54 am

      That becomes clear when you read the early life history @ stopturnbull.

    • Jarrah 24/01/2020, 4:10 pm

      His mother was a member of the communist party.

    • Tony H 24/01/2020, 9:43 pm

      🤣😂😅👍

  • DT 24/01/2020, 7:53 am

    Money Money Money and Born Lucky family.

  • Disgruntled 24/01/2020, 8:28 am

    Is this horrible piece of excreta still a member of the Libs?
    If he is still, then how can that be and what the bloody hell are the Libs thinking or better still, can they even think??

    • Aktosplatz 24/01/2020, 8:30 am

      Because he loaned the Liberals $2.75 million remember?

      • Disgruntled 24/01/2020, 10:03 am

        Yair Akto, agreed, but in this cruel and fickle world it is a fact that investments regularly do go belly up. The Libs made a very poor decision brought about by a bunch of foolish would be Libs and Turnbull made a poor investment and unless there is a very watertight agreement between them then out the mongrel should go and ASAP. The coalition at present really does desperately need clean air as Albosleasy is beginning to sniff blood now. His utterences of late would be sounding good to the great unwashed of the public and most importantly to the snivelling MSM.

        And do not forget Turnbull was investing to shore up the renewable investments of he and his stupid son, you know,make rules and prosper!!!

  • Honeybadger 24/01/2020, 8:33 am

    Couldn’t read it. A hazard to your health.

  • Lorraine 24/01/2020, 8:54 am

    Time Magazine along with media here and around the world have nailed there stripes to the climate change agenda. Turnbull is a bastard and as all fools ,has trouble identifying, twice he lost his job because of his beliefs… Could he be wrong, no way, every other sod is stupid . The white elephant will be Snowy 2.0. The renewables subsidies that these millionaires demand to fill up their petty cash jars from our taxes, is the main game

    • Cliff 24/01/2020, 9:54 am

      You can bet the MALificent’s family businesses will be heavily invested in some aspect of Snowy 2.

      What was the loss rate every time the water is re-pumped uphill? 30%? Sounds about on par with another one of Mal’s brainfarts, those dreadful *** “environmental” light bulbs we’re now forced to endure. You know, the ones that can’t be safely disposed of in a normal tip – but damn near everyone does.

      I struggle to think of anyone in this world I despise more than that person (who I cannot refer to, in all good conscience, as a ‘man’).

  • Penguinite 24/01/2020, 9:28 am

    Adolf Hilter: 1938
    Joseph Stalin: 1939, 1942
    Nikita Khrushchev: 1957
    Ayatullah Khomeini: 1979

    And now Thunberg and Turnbull to join the illustrious list!

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 24/01/2020, 1:00 pm

      Youse forgot Whitlam for he set in train the education system dragging our country down the gurgler, and then of course gave PNG independence in 1975. His is a legacy lasting forever because we have lost a couple of generations.

      • Biking Voter 24/01/2020, 2:27 pm

        You forgot that Whitlam also opened the floodgates of unfettered immigration.

      • DT 24/01/2020, 2:57 pm

        I suspect that it was the Whitlam Government that opened the door for UN infiltration and our gradual loss of sovereignty.

    • Tony H 24/01/2020, 9:42 pm

      Gillard!

  • Jarrah 24/01/2020, 4:08 pm

    He has got vested interests in renewables, that is what all this is really about. Turnbull proved that when he was leader of the opposition and PM his energy/climate policies cost him the leadership both times. That shows his arrogance and ego knows no bounds and overrides his sanity. He is as mad as a cut snake.

  • Rubyred 24/01/2020, 6:35 pm

    I would hate to put down on paper what I think of Turnbull and his globalist family. I cannot even think of them as Australians. He thinks he is smarter than anyone else which proves he has the left wing disease. Begone damned spot! or spots!

  • Jude 25/01/2020, 11:43 am

    Another Rudd

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