‘environmentalists’ abandon reason … and common sense

The only threat to human society is the misinformation, propagandabullying, and the so-called ‘science’ of climate extremists and environmentalists who ought to know better. Just like the doctored image, and the cartoon that went along with this column. The Wilderness Society abandons true environmental advocacy, and aims to use the courts to show that it’s fossil fuels that’s causing a lack of global warming!

Of course, news organizations, such as Fairfax, that owns The Age,  milks the propaganda for all it can get.

Congratulations to the members, the volunteers and the staff of The Wilderness Society for taking on the primary threat to human society.

(Really? Really dumb more like it. My bold)

Wilderness Society plans legal fight over fossil fuels in shift to tackling global warming
Australia’s biggest environmental group will launch a major legal fight against the fossil fuel industry as it shifts focus to climate change for the first time in its 37-year history.

I have news for you people. That is steam, not CO2, just H2O. Typical that you should waste funds on your ideological global warming nonsense. Wilderness Society plans legal fight over fossil fuels in shift to tackling global warming

Jill Stark

Senior writer for The Sunday Age

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Australia’s biggest environmental group will launch a major legal fight against the fossil fuel industry as it shifts its focus to climate change for the first time in its 37-year history.

And its anger will be aimed at damage caused to Australian environments including WA’s Kimberley and the Canning Basin.

The Wilderness Society – which has traditionally campaigned to protect native forests, bush and coastlines – says it can no longer ignore the impact of carbon emissions on the natural landscape. In a controversial move, the group will aggressively target Australia’s multibillion-dollar oil, gas and coal exports.

Fossil FuelThe Wilderness Society has fossil fuel in its sights. Photo: Jonathan Carroll

“Australia is now an emerging energy superpower and our argument is if you’re serious about nature conservation, and if you’re serious about climate change you can’t just keep messing around with domestic issues; you’ve got to look at the export industry. We’ve got to make a decision as a country to keep large coal, oil and gas reserves actually in the ground,” Wilderness Society national campaign director Lyndon Schneiders said.

Just as it took on logging giants Gunns in a bid to protect native forests, the group will consider types of legal action and pressure on investors to block and undermine fossil fuel extraction that impacts on the natural environment and community health.

“As a long-time greenie, I was always more concerned with direct threats to nature – logging or land clearing or invasive species, river health – but watching the acceleration in the mining and export industry in the last four or five years, you can’t be a nature conservationist in this country any more without saying we’ve got to get rid of this fossil fuel addiction,” Mr Schneiders said.

Illustration: Matt Golding.Illustration: Matt Golding.

The organisation’s leaders recently travelled to the United States for talks with some of the world’s leading environmental litigation experts as they map out a 10-year plan to target fossil fuel and the industry’s investors.

They say the industry is increasingly pushing into Australia’s most famous landscapes and marine environments, such the the Kimberley, Cape York, the Central Desert and Lake Eyre.

Six sites containing vast reserves of oil, coal and gas deposits will be the focus of protection, including the Arckaringa Basin in South Australia, which holds an estimated 223 billion barrels of shale oil – equal to Saudi Arabia’s entire oil reserves – and 20 billion tonnes of coal, almost as much as America’s entire coal reserves.

In NSW, Maules Creek, which holds 362 megatonnes of coal, and Pilliga Forest, home to 10 trillion cubic feet of gas, have been earmarked. Also on the list are the Cooper Basin in South Australia and Queensland, the Canning Basin in Western Australia and the Great Australian Bight.

Mr Schneiders said the legal campaign would scrutinise the impact assessment process of existing and proposed mining projects and seek to introduce new laws requiring consideration to be given to the global impact of greenhouse gas emissions on Australia’s exported coal and gas.

A spokesman for the Minerals Council of Australia said: “The latest International Energy Agency report shows that coal provides 41 per cent of the world’s electricity needs and that it will continue to be the dominant source of power for decades to come.

“The world is not going to stop using coal. Australia also provides about 60 per cent of the world trade in coal used to make steel. In advocating for the end to the expansion of the Australian coal industry, it is incumbent on the Wilderness Society to identify how the world will meet its future steel needs.”

This is what CO2 gas looks like, belching from a gas fired power station:

CO2 pouring into the atmosphere in this gas fired power station. What's not to like?

CO2 pouring into the atmosphere in this gas fired power station. What’s not to like?

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/wilderness-society-plans-legal-fight-over-fossil-fuels-in-shift-to-tackling-global-warming-20131130-2yi3a.html#ixzz2mCyrfn4Z

Hey guys, global warming didn’t happen, the last 20 years have been slightly cooling, except in the data adjustments. Oh, and CO2 has given us the record crops of the last few years.

Climate change hasn’t happened either!

Damn It’s Cold

UPDATE, from a comment thread on Booker’s post about the secret climate society: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/10485309/The-secret-society-of-warmists.html#disqus_thread

Scientists who advise the government are so sure that smoking causes lung cancer that it is impossible to have any meaningful discussion with them. Discus.

The difference is that there is convincing experimental evidence for a link between smoking and lung cancer whereas the same is not true for any link between CO2 and World average lower atmospheric temperature.

Indeed, it is trivial for a professional scientist or engineer not only to demolish the fake IPCC physics but also to show when and who made the incorrect scientific deductions and which of these was unprofessional.

Yeah. You should be on the ipcc. You should be professor of climate science publishing serious papers on this. Why aren’t you doing that? Is it because there’s some sort of left wing conspiracy preventing the truth from emerging? Is it the lizard people?

i can assure you that 40 years post PhD International engineering and Scientific research experience, including being a pioneer of renewables and CCS, have provided me with the knowledge to assess the Climate Alchemists’ claims.

Those claims are bogus being built on a load of experimental and theoretical mistakes going back to Carl Sagan’s mistaken aerosol optical physics. Because of this, ALL Climate Alchemy theory is wrong.

Sorry, but my work on cloud physics was confirmed by the US’ top cloud physicists experimental analysis of satellite data.

Cloud physics has been cocked up: it was the basis of the real AGW. CO2 self corrects via atmospheric processes so its climate sensitivity is <0.1 K.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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3 Responses to ‘environmentalists’ abandon reason … and common sense

  1. Brett says:

    Are you saying that they are now acting like the Corporations of the fossil fuel industry? Doctored images, propaganda and such?

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