Look how far we’ve come! Think back to 2007, when global warming hype was at its peak. The IPCC fourth assessment report was released, and despite its lack of evidence, consolidated the hysteria of the greenies. Tim Flannery was awarded the Australian of the Year for his alarmist book ‘The Weather Makers’, by long-time Kyoto hold out John Howard. The paleontologist then went on to make his now infamous predictions; Brisbane will be without water in 2009, Perth will be a ghost town ect (I still cannot for the life of me comprehend how even he could believe that). Al Gore released his best work of propaganda, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, that while short on facts and large on his life story, got people worried. The coalition government was even forced to take the issue seriously and was one of the factors that cost Howard his prime ministership. More recently, Adam Bandt took out the seat of Melbourne at the 2010 election, giving the hysterical, hypocritical, extreme and dangerously naive greens the balance of power in the lower house.
Now facing a carbon dioxide tax, it has become apparent how far we have come. The numbers of skeptics are growing, old believers converting (page 9 in this link) to a more reasonable attitude. Christopher Monckton had a hugely successful 2010 tour, though largely uncovered by the press. We have just seen the formation of the Galileo Movement by the same men who took a large chunk out of their super to fund the afformentioned tour. Australia’s most controversial columnist, Andrew Bolt, now has his own TV show to balance out the left-wing bias of the ABC.
Yes, the greens still have the balance of power and Gillard is still intent on driving us off the edge of a cliff, but as long as Abbott keeps at it, the coalition will regain power and disaster will be averted. We’re counting on you Tony!
Okay, most politicians still want to do something about global warming and the green activists are as loud as they have ever been, but the tide is turning our way. The issue now is getting the message out; there is NO evidence that suggests our carbon dioxide emissions are contributing in any significant way to the climate.