Our Green Navy

With Tony Abbott meeting with John McCain in Washington yesterday, it seems appropriate to revisit some of the Senator’s comments in light of a recent development over in Australia. First, the story:

OUR gallant Navy has decided to spend its scarce money to fight what it now figures is our real enemy: global warming.

Never mind the rising naval power of China, the flood of boats from Indonesia, or that we’re lucky if we can push just two submarines into the water at any one time.

[…]Observe. The Prime Minister this week announced in Perth that the Navy would use wave technology to power HMAS Stirling’s electrical infrastructure at Garden Island.

Now, experts might think, huh? Wave technology?

Hang on. Wave technology, when not a single commercial wave generator operates in the world?

Wave technology, when the last wave generator built with $2 million of our money is now just scrap metal, rusting off the coast of Port Kembla after having been uprooted by a storm?

And to McCain:

Panel ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) are teaming up to try to trump military green funding during the panel’s closed-door consideration of defense authorization legislation. “Adopting a quote green agenda for national defense of course is a terrible misplacement of priorities,” McCain told reporters Tuesday. “Priorities first is the defense of the nation, not a green agenda.”
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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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One Response to Our Green Navy

  1. tango says:

    if built thay will never us it as Gillard has destroyed the navy by bying rusting ships most unable to go to sea

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