Thursday, June 17, 2004


There is a huge site here on Greenie issues run by Australian Earth scientist Warwick Hughes that gives you the scientific facts behind a whole host of Greenie lies. I reproduce below an excerpt from his front page to show the subjects he writes on:

Climate change and Greenhouse issues, big issues here leading to massive waste of taxpayers money on bloated and biased science bureaucracies, costly efforts to reduce carbon emissions, silly inefficient windmills. In a nutshell, if you want electricity shortages and more expensive electricity, then voting Green will help you.

In the 90's the Court Government in Western Australia cancelled the building of a coal fired generating unit at Collie. What a great idea, keeps the Greens happy, who can be surprised when peak demand time brings massive power cuts and brown-outs. The present Govt. seems to think that windmills are a solution. Voters should be telling the Govt. to put in a coal fired power station at Collie.

Drought in Australia, rainfall histories presented, unreliable media claims about drought are exposed. Read about solar cycle based based prediction of future ENSO events which indicates La Nina condition later in 2004 which is better news for agriculture than El Nino.

Perth, Western Australia water supply issues including WA Govt plan to build "White Elephant" desalination plant. Read how the water shortage Perth is currently experiencing is simply a product of steadily rising consumption colliding with political neglect of engineering infrastucture and a failure to anticipate normal cyclic dry periods. But who would be in there opposing new engineering works, you guessed it, the Greens.
A major negative factor has been neglecting to manage forest catchments through thinning forest and clearing scrub and undergrowth, processes which would increase runoff and which the Greens naturally oppose on wildlife grounds. So once again, if you want water shortages and look forward to the prospect of paying more for water, vote Green.

Petrol price issues, how Australian pump prices trend up over three years while world oil price trends down in A$. Not all the Greens fault here but they contribute by pushing for increasing petrol quality which makes it more difficult for independent importers to get competitive supplies. This new petrol quality standard will go national in a year or so and will result in more upward pressure on pump prices; -- if voters do not tell their politicians to shelve the plan.

Air Quality: Read how city air quality has been improving for decades. Yet we still read Green inspired doom and gloom stories in the media saying air quality is a serious problem and that our bad air quality is causing thousands of deaths. And I understood our life expectancy has been increasing for centuries. A question I would like answered by these claiming current air pollution is causing a statistically significant increase in the death rate, "..where were they hiding the bodies in the 1960's and 70's when AQ was a lot worse than it is now..? "

Read critique of weaknesses and omissions in new April 2004 Canberra Govt. report "State of the Air" (SOTA).

Urban and Tropospheric Ozone, a major component of smog, is widely believed to form from pollutant precurssors (such as NOx oxides of nitrogen produced during combustion, (read auto engines and power plants). However the more I examine data the more I am convinced that this is not the whole story and that much tropospheric (lower atmosphere) ozone, which includes urban ozone of course, is in fact natural in origin, the product of peak afternoon temperatures on hot days acting on reactive particles in the air which are very often chemicals given off from vegetation, forests, sea foam and soil, not necessarily in urban areas at all. Air monitoring data are discussed from France, California and Perth, Western Australia which indicate much peak ozone is natural and can not be logically attributed to combustion pollutants.

The road toll: Looks at the history of Australian road fatality statistics, discusses concept of "collision enhancing actions", questions if the huge emphasis put on minor speed infractions is justified, proposes many new actions we could take to reduce the road toll


Many people would like to be kind to others so Leftists exploit that with their nonsense about equality. Most people want a clean, green environment so Greenies exploit that by inventing all sorts of far-fetched threats to the environment. But for both, the real motive is to promote themselves as wiser and better than everyone else, truth regardless.

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