Australians from school age up, organised and achieved huge crowd turnouts for rallies and marches in centres across Australia, on Friday 20th September. Officially it was called a school-strike for climate, in honor of school student Greta Thumberg, who began to do this herself, on a Friday. Everyone was encouraged to make this one big.
Australian Politicians cannot say no to new gas fracking and new coal projects, while large numbers of Australian people are saying no to them. The obvious conflicts of interest between people and government are here now.
Only the advanced corruption of government riddled with cancerous cash
for exploitation, is capable of going against the plain simple
scientific obviously truth. Australian government politicians are not genuine people-representative politicians, they are running wholesale shopping outlets for mining corporations,
with the staff on the cash registers being seduced as the future employees of the
mining corporations. This is an illegal and immoral government, with its head in the greenhouse gas fumes.
It is getting easier to find articles about regular global heating impacts from everywhere, because it is impacting everywhere. In Europe, impacts include increasing drought in the south. Where it rains, it rains too much. Permafrost melt accelerates over northern Russia. In Australia drought and bush-fires nearly all year round.
We have a general movement of global heating refugees, away from the equator, and growing continental droughts and interior deserts. They get called the pejorative term "economic refugees" by Australian politicians, and in the media. Bureaucratic rules, and Count Dracula's border forces are set up to deny residency rights, as part of ongoing persecution by industrial civilisation.
Do we really understand that most refugees are fleeing the global impacts of our fossil-fuelled economies? Or the impacts of wars for the "blood acquisitions" of industrial civilisation?
The act also underlines the absolute cash-subservience of the largest two political parties in Australia, as if you didn't already know, to foreign mining and fossil fuel corporations. It entirely unmakes the creaky old Australian Constitution, which has the most stupid clauses about birth place and dual citizenship being the only acknowledged markers of political control by foreign powers. The Australian Government and Justice Systems, and Paris Climate Treaty intentions are at best an international joke, excepting for all the other fossil-fool national governments of developed nations. In my view, this makes the Queensland Government a rogue and false government that does not in any way serve the interests of Queensland People, excepting perhaps those of its parasitic elite classes of Fossil Fuel investors and global-heating extinctionists.
Have you seen enough yet? Fossil fuel powered nations are a setup for global civilisation collapse. A faster collapse of the national fossil-fuel political economy is better for global heating mitigation. Our global fossil fuel political economy is taking the human species with it to hell. The Australian governments are among the world's worst fossil-fuel corruption captured. In the long run this planet will be better off without fossil-fuels and their governments. If we don't get rid of them, it will be better off without the human species. We need to rid ourselves of the fossil-fuel national parasites that are cooking and sucking this world dry.
A Tamil family is trying its hardest to avoid deportation today, August 30th 2019, as Australian courts have ruled that there is no imminent threats to safety for Tamils in Sri Lanka. This is a kind of diplomatic fiction, a "Nothing to see here, move on", that governments like to cooperate in wearing as a public face, all the better to win and keep public office. Chronic ethnic conflicts going back many decades don't just go away with a stroke of signature on government pieces of paper. Denial is more likely to indicate ongoing conflicts.
This year of global heating, in 2019 has recorded another hottest month of July ever. There are massive wildfires in Alaska, Siberia, Brazil, California, Spain, Greece, Bolivia, and even Greenland. Meanwhile, Australian "climate liars and scoundrels" the coal and gas-oholics of political parties still scheme, plan and scam the Australian Public to increase coal and gas exports as fast as possible to everywhere.
I and more than a score of others were demonstrating in a protest outside of GHD Parramatta NSW, this morning, 30th July 2019. Groups involved included the Parramatta Climate Action Network (parracan.org), members of Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Socialist Alliance, Extinction Rebellion groups from Blue Mountains, and people from various parts of Western Sydney. GHD, as an engineering consultancy firm, is involved in helping Adani progress its Carmichael Coal mine project as part of a plan to "develop" the entire Galilee Basin as several new thermal coal mines, while global heating is directly causing heatwaves, droughts and extreme weather events around our planet.
Senator McDonald, also on behalf of Senators McGrath and Stoker, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 23—That the Senate supports the development of the Carmichael Mine project and the opening of the Galilee Basin.
After all, "development", meaning capitalist exploitation of nature for quick profit, is such a loaded word.
Only the nine Greens Senators voted against it, including Susan Rice who here does a photo-bomb behind Malcolm Roberts during his "follow the science" response.
Many Climate Activists know enough terrible facts about Gas vs Coal already. Not just inconvenient such as like an individual death sentence. I have previously seen and linked-in presentations of future effects of "Gas - Transition" studies done quite some years ago. Anybody who looks can find them, and there are more references in the online report found on the "Price of Oil" website. Hint: the word "price" here refers to life, not money.
None of this yet seems to have cut any ice with capitalist corporation friendly parties in Australia like the LNP or ALP. Or with the Murdoch NewsFork media. LNP seems to be the Australian Coal Party, the ALP by actions identified itself as the Australian Gas Fracking Party. All charging directly into climate hell, as if they ruled some imaginary planet B.
The invisible limits to global growth wall have been hit, according to a number of writers and sites online. Extra nervousness happens in every stock price slide. Maybe the fast trading computer algorithms are programmed to stop them going all the way down, by creating "recoveries".
Investor advice sites are using the "wall" metaphor more often now. Doesn't "Wall St" rule the world with its words?
The climate indulgents in Australia most certainly include the protagonists and the parts of Queensland misled over the benefits of opening the worlds biggest coal pits in the Galilee Basin, starting with the Adani Carmichael Mine. This was heavily promoted by the Murdoch Media. It includes the self-indulgent Mr Clive Palmer, who helped to keep the current coal-indulgent LNP government in power with his big $60 million spends on advertising and electoral candidate recruitment, when he owes more than that to the Australia Tax department. Here we have two of the worlds most self-indulgent billionaires, able to get away with stealing money and telling lies, who assaulted the public with as much dis-information and spin as public-subsidised fossil fuel money can buy. The new government hasn't got a new mandate, its just got a repurchase agreement from 3 ongoing owners - Murdoch, Palmer, and Coal.
Climate scientists have told us for more than a decade that getting atmospheric carbon dioxide equivalents back below 350 parts per million (ppm) is required to limit the Earth’s temperature rise to 1ºC above pre-industrial levels.
Unfortunately, the CO2 equivalent level is now something like 500 ppm, which is ~410 for carbon dioxide (CO2) plus the greenhouse gas effects of other human additions are included - methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (NOx), FluoroCarbons(FCx). As these continue to rise, it must be obvious now that we have yet to reach peak human global warming acceleration.
This accounts for setting of new temperature records every year, as oceans and weather systems are pushed by high rates of warming, locked in for decades to come.
The sour relationships that exist between the Australian Political Parties are about money. The current LNP have extreme fear of the Greens, because sensible energy and climate policies will put a stop to their ongoing scams with billionaires and foreign coal and gas corporations. That is why they call the Greens - "Extremists", but seek preferences from the billionaire Clive Palmer's titanic political advertising vehicle, and the right-wing klutz in One Nation.
The Australian Carbon Price - How much does Australian climate inaction cost?
Australian politicians are really cheap - On average for 150 members of Federal Parliament , over 10 years, about $75 million direct party donations.
That works out to be only $50,000 per year per politician.
Having a token climate policy, has been a major recurring political strategy of ALP and LNP, in order to stop leakage of votes to the Australian Greens. Each election the token policies have gotten weaker. Each election the price is lower to sell Australian resources to the extremely rich fossil fuel miners clique of the world, and the party members fail to honour their parliamentary oaths. Both major parties support big plans to expand coal and gas exports, with public subsidies, that overwhelm the token fundings of local mitigation. The bumpkins of the National Party are happy to sell out their farming voters to future droughts and economic collapse.
I watched the "Leadership" debate live on 7-NEWS from Western Australia on free-to-air digital on April 29, 2019.
I already expected to like Bill Shorten much more than Scott Morrison, having experienced the last 6 years of LNP government, and I did find Bill Shorten most compelling in giving a case for a change of government. Scott was bluster, and he identified border security and budget surplus management as big achievements.
The ALP is and nearly always has been, the Alternative Liberal Party, since both are conditioned by being mining wealth slaves from a mass-media consumer society, and rely on Australians being a majority society of lotus leaf eaters.
If the ALP actually cared about domestic gas prices, they would stop exporting LNG overseas, but they helped set this up.