27 November 2009 Thought
for the Week:
Penny Wong’s ‘porkies’? “Deceived again #3: more proof that Wong faked her sea scare:
As we noted yesterday, Climate Change Minister Penny Wong this week released a suspiciously-timed report claiming 250,000 Australian homes could be drowned by rising seas by 2100, thanks to global warming. Her much-publicised report claimed warming could cause the seas to rise not by the 59cms that the most gloomy IPCC model put as the upper limit, but by 1.1 metres - or even 1.90 metres.
Yesterday, with the help of reader Lazlo, I showed how Wong’s report, produced by her own department, in fact actually told untruths about the IPCC predictions and relied on a discredited paper to justify its much more alarmist figure.
Then in a second post, Kris Sayce, editor of Money Morning, showed even more flaws: the misrepresentation and use of Bureau of Meteorology data which the bureau itself said was unreliable, the use of data guaranteed to exaggerate recent rises in sea level, and a false claim that these recent rises were unprecedented.
Now reader Cohenite points out yet more flaws which turn Wong’s report into a farce: The misrepresentation by Wong is actually worse than Andrew’s article shows; the Sayce comment about the modern satellite data showing an increased rate of -3mm compared to the -1.7mm over the rest of the 20thC is not complete because those satellite measurements have been reviewed in these two papers.
The Ablain et al and Cazenave et al papers which I link to above have looked at these measurements and factored in the latest thermosteric and mass measurements. The 2008 Cazenave paper looks at the period from 2003-2008 and finds a decomposed [into the steric and mass components] sea level rate of increase of -2.3mm pa.
The 2009 Ablain paper looks at the period from 2005-2008 and finds a rate of increase of -.3mm pa. During the 20thC the rate of sea level increase was -1.8mm pa. But there were periods when the rate was more and when it was less, even negative, arguably in correlation with PDO phase shifts. This is exactly what we are seeing since 1992. From 1992-2003 we saw a rate of increase greater than average; from 2003 we have seen a rapidly decreasing rate of increase, again arguably in correlation with PDO phase shift.
It is simply incorrect to say there is a rapidly increasing rate of sea level increase. In fact the rate is normal and decreasing in the short term.
From the Ablain paper: Thermosteric sea level increase is from ocean heat expansion; this hasn’t been happening since -2003 as measures of Ocean Heat Content show a cooling sea [OHC is different from sea surface temperature which has not been showing any upward trend in any event]…
The ramifications for Wong are this; she is a minister; she has a duty to the public to present the best and most reliable information; she has ignored the above 2 papers and a host of other relevant information. She should resign.”
- - Source: Andrew Bolt’s Blog – Thursday, 19 November, 2009.
--- "Sorry for the CPRS" ---
The Great Hall in Parliament House will not be large enough when a future Prime Minister apologises to the nation for Australia's commitment to the Carbon Pollution Reduction scheme (CPRS).
He or she will admit, with regret, that global temperatures will have continued to rise and fall as usual and that the CPRS has proven to be simply a tax. The tax of some $7 billion per annum will have meant surviving producers have needed to raise prices. $7 billion will have been added to the cost of living, which had the added impact of closely following the Global Financial Crisis.
A record of all MP's who vote for the CPRS will be kept so they can join the future Prime Minister in saying "Sorry".
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Senator Barnaby Joyce, Leader of the Nationals in the Senate
Today I have launched an online Petition designed to put maximum pressure on the Government to stop the Emissions Trading Scheme, (ETS). I have included the wording below, I would urge you to please go to my website www.barnabyjoyce.com.au and add your name.
This is most important, we are fast approaching the 11th hour and we have just a few weeks left to try and stop this ridiculous scheme. I urge you all to sign the petition as soon as you can.
“To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:
The petition of the undersigned shows that we object to Australia adopting an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the Copenhagen Treaty as foreshadowed by the Rudd Government. Your petitioners ask that the Senate reject the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, (CPRS).”
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MEANWHILE, ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN SCIENTIST SPEAKS OUT
A Newcastle University professor says his research shows it is a myth carbon emissions are causing higher temperatures, blamed for the Murray-Darling catchment drying up.
Newcastle University Associate Professor Stewart Franks is the author of a paper due to be published in the American journal Geophysical Research Letters.
He says his research has found elevated temperatures in the Murray-Darling catchment are caused by a combination of natural factors associated with drought and not carbon emissions … Professor Franks says claims about increased evaporation rates and climate change impacts on the Murray-Darling Basin are entirely false.
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HOW THEY PLAN TO DESTROY THE AUSTRALIA WE LOVED
by James Reed
The plan for the new world order was simple in the past. During war-time conditions Dr. Evatt in 1942 attempted to implement the Commonwealth Powers Bill which aimed to give unlimited power to the Federal government by altering the Constitution.
The first attempt by Evatt was publicly howled down, so he tried again. The new bill was criticised on the same grounds of power-grabbing by Fadden, Menzies and Hughes. The attempt was made to get the States to grant the federal government the power, which also failed.
Today the elites have moved to wider horizons and seek to eliminate the nation state itself, using the alleged environmental crisis (global warming) and economic globalisation as their chief weapons.
THE CLIMATE CHANGE TREATY AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER
by James Reed
The League has already commented on the UN’s Copenhagen conspiracy re: the draft climate change treaty, which attempts to set up a world government. But this is not just our opinion: Janet Albrechtsen of The Australian (28/10/09, p.16) “Beware the UN’s Copenhagen Plot” writes: “The first draft of the climate treaty is aimed at creating a world government that would tax rich countries and give to poor ones.”
The aim of the “UN Framework Convention on Climate Change” (15 September 2009) is to set up a transnational government with powers to control the economic, financial and environmental affairs of nations. Developed countries must pay their “adaptation debt” to developing countries. This will probably be a global levy of 2 per cent on international financial transactions to raise for developing countries $UDS 140 billion a year. As of 16 November 2009, it has been reported that the 200-page draft agreement has been scrapped to be replaced by a new provisional 15-page document. This however is not due to any change in globalist philosophy , but over a concern that there won’t be agreement on emissions reduction. In other words, the elites moved a little too fast, too quickly. Yet there is always a Plan B.
The push for a new Asian world order is well under way. At a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation group in Singapore, 15 November 2009, leaders have decided to create an Asia-Pacific free trade zone. This will be in the context of a “new growth paradigm” that helps developing countries. Rudd, who pushed the idea of an Asia-Pacific community based on the EU model, was delighted. Black president Obama declared himself the “first Pacific president” in a speech in Tokyo on 14 November 2009.
A man with a big ego, he pushed his new world order vision basing it on his personal story i.e., (allegedly) born in Hawaii, lived as a boy in Indonesia, etc. Yes, an attachment to foreign nations, but how much commitment to America has he? As he says in his ego-rave The Audacity of Hope : “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
The Asian new world order is one to be ruled by China and India.
Already China has told Obama that they want to be equal with the United States as China claims a strategic leadership role in the Asia-Pacific. With frightening China-US trade imbalances, the pressure is now being applied to the United States.
The future new world order is a frightening one for us as it spells our racial annihilation and the end of the West. Beyond that, the Asian tigers will not be at peace with each other. China and India, 37 years ago, fought a border war and the entire frontier from Kashmir to Burma remains in dispute. The Chinese media frequently express the need to punish India and regain lost lands by force. Chinese elites openly proclaim that China needs to teach India a lesson for daring to challenge its emerging status as No 1.
In their article “War with China is Unthinkable,” Paul Dibb and Geoffrey Barker (The Australian 24-25/10/09 p.3) comment on the significance of the rise of China as a military power, and one which by 2030 will be the strongest military power in Asia. US forces and military bases will be open to Chinese attack. They say:
“This will herald a serious change in Australia’s strategic circumstances. Unlike the US, China will be neither a democracy nor our ally. Moreover, China will be Australia’s largest trading partner and Australia will be the economic hostage. What we will face in the decades ahead is an unapologetically authoritarian country that does nor share our values and which will have the military power to support ambitions.” Australia, in short, will be treated as a resource base that must be ever-open to Chinese demands.
Having said that, Dibb and Barker then back away from this dizzy abyss and say that China has its own weaknesses such as a huge population and environment al; destruction – all of which though could lead to overseas adventures. Then they correctly note that China has nuclear capacity and Australia does not. End of story.
But, as I see it, this is the price Australia paid by following Arthur Calwell’s post-war immigration programme. “Populate or perish” meant bringing in Mediterraneans and Southern Europeans and non-Anglos, inevitably leading to acceptance in the 1960s of the end of the White Australia policy, and then multiculturalism and now Asianisation. A smaller, racially and culturally homogenous country, armed with nuclear weapons, would not have to become the slave of China.
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IMMIGRATION AS A POLITICAL WEAPON
by Brian Simpson
File this in the political proof department: according to Andrew Neather, a speechwriter for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, the massive increases in UK immigration over the past decade was part of a plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” and a “deliberate attempt to engineer a more multicultural Britain.”
There was a “driving political purpose” behind the immigration policy to change the racial profile of the nation and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”. The idea was to “make the UK truly multicultural.” But Neather defended the policy saying that “mass immigration has ‘enriched’ Britain and made London a more attractive and cosmopolitan place.”
Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the UK Migrationwatch think tank said in commentary: “Now at last the truth is out and it’s dynamite. Many have long suspected that mass immigration under Labour was not just a cock-up but a conspiracy. They were right.”
The same immigration conspiracy is occurring right now in Australia, right before our eyes, and the New Class elites laugh as our culture, race and nation slowly die. We need our own version of the BNP.
POPULATION CONSUMES GROWTH PERFORMANCE
“At last. Australia is out of recession. "What?" I hear you ask, "I thought Australia had escaped the recession." Not so. Those eagerly awaited National Account or GDP figures which came out this week do not tell the fully story. And, incidentally, this is the 50th anniversary of the
publication of those figures. Australia has been in recession since about mid-2008, but the economists will not tell you that.
You see, the GOP figures add up national income and determine whether the economy has expanded or contracted. But they do not account for population growth. In the
past year population growth has been greater than the growth in the economy. So income per head has gone down, not up as the Government and economists would
mislead you into believing.
Now you know why you have been feeling the pinch.
I hasten to add that this is not the Australian Bureau of Statistics' fault, It just produces the figures. Unfortunately, it cannot do everything at once. The national account figure is seen to be more important than the income-per-head figure so is done first.
Growing at astonishing poverty-causing rates
But you can do back-of-the-envelope figures. The population is growing at an astonishing 1.9 per cent - at poverty-causing Third World rates. But between mid last year
and now, the economy as a whole was growing at less than that rate. So we were going backwards.
It is now growing at an annual rate of 2.4 per cent, just ahead of
And even then, GDP on its own is not a good measure of human well-being. Yet every quarter the government, the economists, business and financial journalists gather
round like supplicants waiting for the statue of the Virgin Mary to shed tears of blood and announce, "We are saved. We are saved. The economy has grown."
But population growth always takes some, and sometimes takes all, of the growth. Moreover, there are obvious costs to higher population which far outweigh any benefits.
Higher costs of water (witness this week's Cotter Dam cost); land (witness the unaffordability of housing); longer commuting times; infrastructure costs or infrastructure
degradation if the money is not spent; and extra competition for space in cities and wild places.
Despite the costs to the many and the unpopularity of high immigration, governments of both complexion continue it.
Immigration is at record highs. It has more than doubled in the past 10 years to more than 200.000 a year (if you count New Zealanders), plus another 650,000 or so on
work, holiday and student visas - many of whom will want to stay permanently.
Why is this policy continuing without much debate, and to the obvious detriment of the existing population?
Beware bipartisanship. The major parties are heavily funded and influenced by interest groups who profit from high immigration to the detriment of the general population.
When, for example, has the Housing Industry Association ever once mentioned high population growth as one of the obvious causes of poor housing affordability? Never.
Rather it argues for policies that will profit its members. Similarly for any number of industries.
The only way to stop this bipartisan folly is to restrict the big bucks from the big end of town going into political parties' coffers.
Political parties don't do any focus groups on population policy, like they do in so many other areas. They ignore the voters' views of perhaps the nation's most important
policy. The only time it has been mentioned by a major party was when the Howard Government wanted to exploit a few refugees all the while allowing hundreds of
thousands of immigrants in.
It is not racist to seek a sane population policy for Australia. Let's cut employment immigration deeply and double our refugee intake of about 13,500 and have none with
white faces - except, perhaps, those escaping racism in Zimbabwe.
Australia will bitterly regret this immigration surge
We should have a population policy that aims at improving well-being not impairing it. You can call this a folly. Historian Barbara Tuchman in her splendid book “The March of Folly,” laid down the characteristics of political folly (as distinct from misfortune):
pursuing a destructive policy, which is known to be destructive at the time, against which many had cautioned, and for which there was a reasonable alternative. History is
replete with them.
Australia will bitterly regret this immigration surge. It is adding to or causing nearly every policy woe we have: water shortage; agricultural land being consumed by urban
sprawl; congestion; high house prices; climate change; destruction of habitat including the great barrier reef; strains in public education and health; higher food costs and
so on and on.
For 50 years now we have foolishly looked to the National Account figures as a measure of our well-being. It is not the ABS's fault. It does measurements for well-being,
but they are practically ignored by government, economists and political journalists.
We need a measure that takes into consideration things like commuting time; costs of water and energy; access to health and education; housing costs and so on. What is the point of extra income if it takes longer to commute to earn it; causes higher food, water and energy costs and living costs generally?
We are adding one person to Australia's population every 1 minute 24 seconds. Ten years ago the estimate was we would hit 23 million by 2021. We are almost there 12
years early. Immigration is causing 60 per cent of the increase.
But if you add all those people, total GOP is more likely to increase avoiding a technical recession. And the Treasurer and all the foolish financial commentators cheer.
Pity, though, that most of the individuals comprising the ever-growing aggregate will be worse off while a few at the top can escape the degradation.”
Source: L. Crispin Hull -
First published in The Canberra Times. 05 September 2009.
SOUTH OF THE BOR..DER, DOWN AU 'AU..SSIE WAAAY
- from a Reader:
Let me see if I understand all this... If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labour. If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again! If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded as a spy and your fate will be sealed. If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.
If you cross the AUSTRALIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY
You get a job, a driver’s licence, social security card, welfare, food stamps, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a house, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in Canberra and in many instances you can vote and get more money than our pensioners who built this country!
POPULATING AND PERISHING
by Brian Simpson
Why Australia needs to end the immigration farce – NOW! Although James Reed is right in “Are Boatpeople really a Muslim Terrorist Threat?” to argue that the likely influx of terrorists is good reason for opposing this invasion of seemingly affluent, educated and organised asylum seekers, we both agree that immigration itself is the real “terrorist” threat to Australia. Boat people are a drop in the immigration ocean compared to legal migrants, well over 300,000 a year.
Like Howard, Rudd uses public confusion between refugees/illegal aliens and migrants, to hide his agenda for creating a majority Asian Australia. Rudd is open about wanting a “big Australia” of at least 35 million people.
For many years Australia has had one of the world’s largest per capita immigration intakes with the majority of migrants being non-European. This is a deliberate policy designed to change the ethnic nature of Australia. It is no accident that Australia has gone from a pre-World War II figure of 97% Anglo Celt, to having the highest number of foreign-born in any Western nation: one in four. There has been a massive surge in the Australian Muslim population during the Howard era and Australia is well on the way to replicating the same problems as Europe.
Thus, Australia has already tried five men who were allegedly planning an attack on Holsworthy army base. One of these men saw the Black Saturday bushfires as “Allah’s revenge” on Australia (The Australian, 27/10/09, p.1).
The creation of “big Australia” is already undermining the social and ecological fabric of Australia. As Kevin Andrews, federal Member for Menzies, said in a presentation to the Australian Environment Conference, 10 October 2009, “Our roads are congested, our public transport overcrowded, our water supply inadequate and our amenity under threat.” There is an unprecedented shortage of housing. Stephen Rimmer, one of the few economic critics of immigration, in a piece in the Canberra Times (3 November 2009), “Labor’s Policies are Rooted in Political Expediency and are not in the Public Interest” has said:
“If Australia’s population doubles, income per person from exports of natural resources will halve… Agricultural exports will decline dramatically since most food exports will be diverted to growing domestic consumption… There is no credible plan to fix the current infrastructure crisis in public transport, water supply and so on, or to build enough new infrastructure to provide to a much larger population. Yet the supporters of high immigration typically ignore these costs… Australians are entitled to be concerned that their governments are operating beyond their electoral mandate and contrary to the interests of current and future generations of Australians.”
However, Bernard Salt, in “One Big Happy Family” (The Australian, 31/10/09) says that those saying that Australian cannot support more than 72 million may be saying that Australia should not have added the 10 million people it has since the post War immigration expansion period. And he asks which groups should Australia not have added. I don’t want to discriminate: Australia would have been better off as an Anglo Saxon country with a small population protected by nuclear bombs, than it is today.
Salt also says that, “In a world with a fast-rising population it is in this nation’s strategic interests to continue to project a culture of generosity with regard to migration.”
Why? – because, I suppose, if we don’t surrender, they will invade us anyway!
It is a pity that Australian patriots did not see this all coming and have fought harder in 1947 to oppose the planned destruction of Anglo Australia.
For one thing, the country would have reached a population that even the Greens regard as ecologically sustainable. And the deaths of our people in two wars would not have been a waste.
THE SILENCE OF THE (DIVERSITY) LAMBS
by James Reed
Shock! Horror! Even though in a mere five years time about half of Australian students will be immigrants (!), the national school curriculum still fails to “acknowledge the cultural diversity of Australian students”, (The Australian, 27/10/09). That is, according to Sydney sociologist Professor Andrew Jakubowicz. He has said: “Children from diverse backgrounds will be entering educational environments in which their familial and cultural backgrounds will not be recognised as contributing anything to a shared knowledge of the world.”
Where does one start in deconstructing this nonsense: should time spent on mathematics and computing be slashed to be replaced by 1980’s and 1990’s style political correctness celebrations of cultural diversity? Come on – they don’t do that in Singapore and China, they get down to learning things useful for business and keeping the wheels of capitalism turning!
Sorry Professor Kakubowicz, the world has moved on. Just smell the industrial pollution. And speaking of diversity, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has asked for the immediate withdrawal of a high school text, which it says has anti-Semitic slurs. Incredibly, the book contains passages blaming Jews for “the existence of much of the conflict in the world”, (www.smh.com.au). The statement has been seen as having the potential to incite racial hatred. Okay, fair enough.
Now how about Anglo Saxon people using the Race Discrimination Act to defend themselves from vilification by the writers of left wing politically correct history and sociology texts?
OUCH ! RESPONDING TO CRITICISM
by James Reed
During the last few weeks a small number of folk have been critical of the tone and subject of some of the articles appearing in On Target. James Reed is responding on behalf of us all:
Utterly, gutterly (?) tacky, tasteless comments from the political trenches: Of course we cherish criticisms and are sensitive to the needs of our conservative readership, but, as an example, the article on Teddy Kennedy was seen by some readers as more suitable for a tabloid press.
Please dear, gentle readers, reconsider. Here was a truly evil man who got away with a crime involving the death of a young woman. He spent his life pursuing left wing causes harmful to the West. He worked to transform America into a Third World country. Surely such a man deserves condemnation from our side in strong terms. US conservative sites were much more damning than us.
As I see it, we are fighting the invading forces from the trenches, outnumbered. We are not at an English country estate politely sipping tea. All that we hold dear is threatened with annihilation.
Unless we rise to the challenge, all will be lost. As far as critical discourse goes, I cannot see why we should put some standard of false modesty over grim political reality. Our journalism needs to be hard-hitting shots from the trenches – or we are irrelevant and we die out.
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