Climate Crisis: A three-pronged approach to making discretionary climate sacrifices

  • by admin - January 12, 2021 - 2:55pm

Climate sacrifice begins in the city, not just the Hunter Valley or North Queensland. As the braying justice warrior’s keyboards reaches fever click, it’s time to spread the climate millstone more evenly around the neck of the Australian population. It’s vital that those who brashly demand changes to our national resilience, security and prosperity share more of the burden. According to the alarmists, climate sinners must atone for their heresy.
The sceptics should pay penance for their carbon dioxide sins. 2021 must be the year that climate sacrifice is spread more widely, not just targeting fossil fuel industries or their production regions. Further delays will hasten the end of all life on Earth.

Let’s apply the climate activist’s rules to other carbon polluting industries and act accordingly. Australia must ban the production and sale of products that contain carbon pollution like carbonated beer, wine and cola. The entire equine industry - horses and their genus - must be eliminated from Australia’s ecosystem. Horses serve no useful purpose and produce vast amounts of carbon pollution. Finally, we must outlaw the use of clothes dryers. It’s almost inconceivable that in these times of runaway greenhouse effects we use artificial heating to dry our clothes.
All of these actions are fair, discretionary, and will benefit the planet if we just accept “the science”. Most importantly, children will share in the decision and learn a wonderful life-lesson about the true meaning of personal sacrifice. Sadly, there is a downside that includes huge disruption to our economy, massive increases in unemployment and exponential increases in bankruptcies. To offset these negatives, vast swathes of electricity guzzling refrigeration will be switched off forever, delivering another big win for the environment.

But the good news doesn’t end there. Beverages contain huge amounts of sugar, a major contributor to obesity, hypertension and diabetes. The reduction of these health issues should increase life expectancy and reduce Australia’s increasing healthcare costs. To oversee this transition will require job-creating increases in public-servant headcount to tweak increased regulation. In addition, many more enforcement officers will be needed to ensure a “black-market” doesn’t emerge, catering to those who can’t face the day without a fizzy treat. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that citizen compliance will not require much coercion. Coupled with onerous fines similar to those introduced in Victoria to punish civil disobedience, new laws should also prove to be a “nice little earner”!
Like most climate related politics, it’s better if you don’t spend too much time auditing the downside from radical changes, but just accept the mob’s edict, and comply. Increased Victorian electricity prices find one in six households currently on electricity repayment plans. Sacrifices must be made to protect the planet.

Here are three easy ways to assist Australia meet climate goals;

1. Let’s bid a fond, fizzy farewell to carbonation

Australia must ban the use of carbon dioxide to manufacture food products. No more fizzy beer, cola, soda or energy drinks. Alternatives to toxic carbon pollution must be found and consumers forced to change their behaviour. Carbonated beverages require energy intensive storage, processing, transport and coal-powered electricity to refrigerate the finished products. Job losses will hit beer and soft drink manufacturers the hardest. Employment attrition is expected to reach around 100,000 directly and countless more in supporting industries.

2. They shoot horses, don’t they?

The energy measurement horsepower is obsolete in relation to lazy, indolent horses. Every freeloading equine beast is generating carbon pollution and destroying our planet. They must be eliminated from our ecosystem and humanely exterminated. Horse and pony flatulence are a major contributor to carbon emissions. Remove the source and you remove the carbon pollution. For the sake of our future, Australia must commit to the total removal of all horses from our territories, irrespective of the human and economic cost. It’s estimated that 60,000 people are directly employed in the racing industry alone, but we must all share in the sacrifice. Professional punters could start new careers as “coders”.

3. The answer is blowing in the wind

We must immediately ban the sale and use of clothes dryers. It’s almost unbelievable that in the face of imminent human extinction, that the humble clothes dryer has not been outlawed. We use the wind to generate clean, green power and should revert to using that method exclusively to dry fabrics. Many will screech, emulating the sound of another dying raptor colliding with the blades of a wind turbine. The cost of convenience and hygiene is just too high. Clotheslines must make an urgent comeback. Cost and practicality be damned!

If you delve more deeply into climate alarmism you are confronted by the stupidity, hypocrisy and double standards the advocates adopt. One strident senator recently proposed the banning of gas for use in the home. Oddly, climate warriors prefer the use of biofuel – timber. Is the solution to climate doom furthered by building millions of chimneys across Australia to burn wood? Blinded by ideology, infused with myopia and deafened by the baying mob, the climate alarmists may win the war against pragmatism and fact-based scientific analysis. Their weapon of choice is modelling – a euphemism for guesswork. Climate modelling has been discredited - repeatedly - but weather astrologers cling to the notion their insights carry more weight than traditional, observational science.
One fact is clear.
As we continue to emulate California’s failed energy and water policies, the lessons of history are eluding our elected officials. Australia needs to store more water but refuses to build dams. Our nation needs affordable baseload electricity to guarantee supply but refuses to increase coal generation or contemplate nuclear energy. Most importantly, we must give our manufacturers a commercial advantage that enables Australia to pivot and compete against China. Instead, we allow virtue signalling to determine our national direction and prosperity. This decade started badly and unless we drastically rethink our energy policies, the next ten years may find Australia much diminished and facing geo-political threats we dare not even contemplate.
Poor nations are weak nations.