Saw this on Instapundit:
WELL, NO. IT MIGHT BE COMING. I MEAN, THEY WANT TO GO CARBON-FREE: Australia Becoming Unlivable–BBC.
Personally, seeing this mentioned by the Poms on an American website does make me laugh. I can only say I consider it my greatest good fortune that I ended up in Australia, not in Canada where I was born, nor in the UK where I spent two-plus lovely years in the 1970s, nor in the US which I lived next to growing up and visited many times.
It may not last the way things are going, but if one surveys the entire planet at the present moment, there is nowhere else better. This is a secret we should, of course, keep to ourselves since it is better to discourage others from overrunning the place.
Hopefully this is also a sign of things to come: Labor return Sri Lankan asylum seeker boat as Operation Sovereign Borders enforced.
As for climate change which is supposedly what will make Australia uninhabitable, this was a comment at Instapundit:
In 2015 – Australia absorbed between 37 and 45 million kilotons of CO2, according to peer reviewed science
In the same year – Australians emitted an estimated 376 000 kilotons of CO2 total.
(2015 was an El-Nino year (typically a year of low vegetative growth in OZ) with the only aspect at all unusual was 17% above average rainfall across the Top End – despite the impact of a positive Indian Ocean Dipole)
If the Australia’s goal was to become ‘carbon neutral’ – this peer reviewed scientific study confirms that Australia has ALWAYS been carbon neutral.
Job done, next…
Not that I think any of it actually matters, but for the crazies who take climate change seriously, we are certainly doing our bit.
PLUS: There is then this which I just picked up at The Spectator Online [for subscribers only].
According to Professor Ian Plimer, Australia doesn’t need to worry about the ‘Net Zero’ goals that caused the guilt-ridden, city-dwelling rich list to vote Green (well, Teal but same-same). Net Zero by 2030? 2050? No worries, ‘Australia sequesters some five times as much carbon dioxide as it emits. Australia’s net contribution to global atmospheric carbon dioxide is negative. We are already at Net Zero. This is validated by the net carbon dioxide flux estimates from the IBUKI.’
First, we breathe out CO2, and 2nd Teal doesn’t equal green necessarily