Selfish smears are ignorant

Open up the paper on any given day, and you will see at least one reader remarking at the selfishness embodied by those opposed to the carbon tax. They ask; how can people be thinking of their hip pocket when the planet is at stake? How can so many be thinking only of themselves, they ponder. And you’ll find these written in that awful Murdoch hate-media too. According to these people, the entire campaign against the carbon tax can be put down to these selfish individuals and those dreadful deniers. This is two-thirds of the country they are talking about.

I wonder why they turn on their compatriots when the US is doing nothing of significance to curb their emissions. They fail to remark at American selfishness, yet damn Australians for moving ahead of the pack. Why is it selfish to wait for the rest of the world (the rest of the world being responsible for 98.5% of the world’s emissions) to do something first?

Many Australians are under immense cost of living pressures, and a carbon tax is the last thing they need. Why is it selfish to be concerned for the financial security of one’s family?

Then, there are the skeptics. Why is it selfish to ask for evidence of a problem instead of taking people’s word for it?

Here is what I think is selfish:

  • that we are being asked to take on the burden of a carbon tax for immeasurable benefit for the climate (as if taking the temperature down can only be good).
  • that our prime minister told us we would not get a carbon tax because she knew it was political suicide, before introducing one.
  • that the government intends to push on with this plan in spite of the fact that we were deceived and the majority of Australia is against it, as if we don’t even live in a democracy.
  • that the greens forced our weak prime minister to break her word, to go against the will of the Australian people for their own political ends.
  • that alarmists will not admit the serious doubt over this theory, insisting the science is settled, in spite of the tremendous poicy implications.
  • that opposition to the carbon tax is dismissed as anxiety, the poison of shock jocks, a Murdoch conspiracy, anti-science, selfishness and financial interest.

About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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3 Responses to Selfish smears are ignorant

  1. There is the most disgusting letter in the Herald Sun today from a Ray of Malmsbury who writes that climate skeptics are no different from those who once supported slavery. There is not one balanced letter from anybody else. It is obvious that Get Up or perhaps a Green or Labor activist has infiltrated the letters departments of the press and are removing any letters passing on the real truth

    I have written to the Herald Sun, and hopefully it will get past the Get Up people in there and reach the Editor. However to be sure I have copied in Andrew Bolt and have emailed MTR.

    I have also suggested that the press send out reporters to interview the authors of this planned propaganda. I’m sure that they will uncover something very sinister.

    • Climate Nonconformist says:

      I just read that letter. Quite surprising how something like that could have gotten through. I’m not sure that there’s any attempt to censor skeptics in this paper, though. I’ve had a letter to the editor published in the Herald Sun and there are quite a few from skeptics that make it in.

  2. Pingback: Delightful Self-contradiction | Climate Nonconformist

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