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Jul 22, 2010

Sunset for Subsidies. (With a little insanity on the side.)

By Viv Forbes

The Carbon Sense Coalition today called for an end to the massive subsidies distorting all energy markets in the name of global warming.

The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that if Julia Gillard was honest in her support for a sustainable Australia, she should start dismantling the five unsustainable industries created by climate subsidies.

Forbes explained:

“Today’s buzz word is “sustainable”.

“A sustainable industry cannot rely on government subsidies, market mandates or special deals.

“Warmists and subsidy entrepreneurs have created five unsustainable industries in gullible and guilt stricken western economies – carbon sequestration, ethanol, solar/wind power, carbon forestry and the climate change industry

“Carbon geo-sequestration is the idea that we can alter global temperature by burying the carbon dioxide produced by industry. It is totally without merit yet consumes billions of dollars from taxpayers and shareholders.

“The production of ethanol motor fuel from food producing land may be sustainable in some special circumstances, but has been bloated into obesity by subsidies and mandates. It has also cut food production. It should be cut loose to stand or fall in the open market.

“The next unsustainable industry created with bipartisan support is solar/wind power. These energy sources are useful in certain circumstances but generation of network electricity is not one of them. They should be weaned off the subsidy teat.

“Carbon credits and re-growth clearing bans are creating another parasitic industry – the growth of carbon forests. These are also destroying food production and will de-populate country towns but provide zero long term effect on carbon dioxide levels.

“Finally, climate change regulation, research and summiteering has become a mega-dollar, multi-national industry fed almost entirely on tax payer funds.

“Instead of government nannies lecturing us on which cars, light bulbs and appliances to buy, they should relieve tax payers and consumers of the dead weight of all five subsidy-sucking industries.

“All over the world, governments are waking up to the enormous cost and questionable benefits from all the climate subsidies. Australia need not repeat their costly mistakes.

“The sun is setting on the subsidy society.”

For a brief report on how the rest of the world is abolishing global warming subsidy waste see here.

Skeptical books – the trickle becomes a flood.

Green Hell: How Deep Greens Plan to Control your Life

The central concept of this book is that there is hardly any area of your life that the deep greens consider off-limits to intrusion. There is almost no personal behaviour of yours that they consider too trivial or too sacrosanct to regulate...

Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Hilarious

Zero Carbon Emissions by 2020 – prices for firewood and candles to boom.

The Green fairy visited Canberra in June 2010 to leave a detailed blueprint for closing every coal and gas fired power station by 2020 – just 10 years away. 

“The Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) report is the culmination of 12 months of pro bono work by engineers, scientists and postgraduate university students, performing the research that no Australian government has been prepared to undertake. The result is a truly innovative collaboration the likes of which has never been seen before in Australia.”

(In fact powering an advanced industrial urban society on sunbeams and sea breezes has never been seen anywhere in the world.)

So if you intend to vote Deep Green in this election, make sure you buy some winter woollies and stock up on firewood and candles.

Breaking news: Emissions Trading Scheme reverses
Global Warming in New Zealand.

New Zealand introduced an Emissions trading Scheme on 1st July 2010 to combat global warming.

It is working already. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the past few days had seen some of the lowest temperatures on record. Air temperatures in Taumarunui, in the central North Island, dipped to -6.8C this week, the coldest since records began in 1947. (This cooling effect was so great that temperatures in Longreach and Isisford in far away Queensland dropped to the lowest since records began up to100 years ago.)

However New Zealand temperatures rose again quickly as the New Zealand Climate Change Minister found himself in hot water with NZ farmers.

New Danger – Sunset Change

For some time now scientists in Canberra have observed that sunsets have been occurring earlier each evening. If this is allowed to go on unchecked, we will soon be left in total darkness. We must act now. Full story at here.

NASA’s New Goal – better relations with the Muslim world.

Recently CSIRO decided that promoting global warming propaganda was one of its new goals.

NASA (the US organisation that once put man on the moon) has gone one better – NASA chief Charles Bolden said in a recent interview (July 2010) that his "foremost" mission is “to improve relations with the Muslim world”. Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said “better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel."


  1. I guess this is why the American government is creating new jobs in each agency with titles like: "Climate Change-CESU/RLC Coordinator". It's hard to pimp this crap to the public when you have turncoat skeptics within your own ranks. Alas, politics-based "science" and the mainstream media propaganda industry will keep the lie alive for quite some time to come here in the land of publicly "educated" sheeple. Never waste a good crisis.

  2. Mate, if you want to see some real insanity you need to come here where the Greens have some senators. So far this election they are pushing for 'a green steel industry', higher taxes to make the mining industry pay its 'fair share' and actually claim that mining companies are building uneconomic mines.

    I guess they will be if they and their Labor mates get their way.

  3. Sorry to be pedantic, but a mega-dollar is only $1 million. A tera-dollar would be more impressive!

  4. Tinos, you are going to have to forgive Viv and I for being from that age where $1,000 dollars could get you a couple of pretty good properties, and that wasn't that long ago in archeological terms.

    A million was an incomprehensible figure, and a billion was a theoretical figure. Now its a trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you are talking about big money.

    Funny thing is, we are no further ahead.