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Weathering the Storm of Climate Change

Weathering the Storm of Climate Change

Friday 6 February, 2015
A Hole, Australia’s leading social commentator, believes that the last thing you should do on climate change is believe what other people tell you.
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A Hole Comments on FridayMash

I have just reached a major conclusion on climate change, my opinion is just as valid as anyone else’s.

Who the hell in their right mind would trust anything environmentalists say about it? Trusting zealots to give you the ridgy-didge on climate change is like trusting a Collingwood supporter to give you the authoritative perspective on Carlton.

One minute Christine Milne is waxing lyrical about China doing something about carbon emissions by 2030 and the next she’s warning of an environmental apocalypse if everyone doesn’t agree to immediate drastic action before the Climate Change Conference this year.

No-one whose brain is functioning above seventy-five percent capacity could possibly trust the climate change opinions of politicians.

Kevin dropped the ETS immediately on learning how many votes it would cost him, Julia broke her promise on the carbon tax when she saw it was her path to PM and Tony became PM largely on his promise to scrap it.

Given this history there is as much chance of learning the truth about climate change from politicians as there is of hearing what Prince Philip really thinks of getting a Knighthood from Tony.

Nobody gave a rats about what climate scientists thought about anything until climate change came along.

It’s strongly in their interest to promote the issue which has raised them to the same level as car salesmen in the public consciousness.

Worst of all are the professional climate change spin doctors like Tim Flannery. Unlike the droughts and rising sea levels that he promised the climate change disaster that actually happened was him.

You sense that something is really amiss when climate change sceptics are treated on the ABC like escapees from a leper colony. Many in that organisation would love to see Christmas Island converted into a climate change re-education centre for sceptics.

Frankly I don’t believe any of them. Climate change has become a religion with the potential to promote as much angst and confusion as all the rest of them.

The weather is far too unpredictable to comply with the forecasts of environmentalists, politicians, climate scientists, sceptics or scoundrels.

That’s why I’m convinced my opinion on climate change is as valid as anyone else’s. When I decide what it is I’ll let you know.


About this Series
As one of Australia’s leading social commentators A Hole is always conscious of the need to avoid making an arse of himself. His commentaries are frequently compared to the material on the walls of public toilets although they don’t remain in the public consciousness anything like as long.

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