Change is natural, not our doing
Terry Court’s perspective (Country News, September 4, 2018) is obviously very different from mine.
He states that CO2 emissions must be reduced without delay.
The problem with this is that the giant economies of China and India have permission to keep increasing emissions at least until 2030.
Has he been to the Chinese leadership and instructed them they must immediately cease all planned future activity to save the planet? Didn’t think so. Apparently only Australians have to suffer.
Mr Court also clearly missed the memo from the Green warriors’ HQ because he uses the term ‘‘global warming’’ on three occasions.
The ‘proper’ term now is climate change because that ‘warming’ isn’t working out so well.
I remember when the experts told us a couple of decades ago that Australians had to get used to the fact that the snowfields of Victoria would be a wasteland by now.
The current season is one of the best on record.
One of the reasons greenhouse gasses aren’t having the impact the scientists’ models predicted is because the planet doesn’t actually have a big glass roof over it.
The world is spinning through a freezing universe and when gasses (of all types) warm, they expand and then cool. This planet has a changing climate, for a multitude of reasons, and it has been doing so for millions of years before the first cars or power stations were built.
Mr Court’s other big claim is that wind and solar are now the cheapest form of electricity.
That may be true if you conveniently ignore the various government subsidies to get them built and overlook that general prices have been driven up by other government decisions that have resulted in the closure (or blowing up!) of cheaper coal-fired power stations.
There is an easy solution, though.
Those people who believe in global warming/climate change should immediately disconnect from the electricity grid, sell their cars and homes, and move into the nearest cave.
This will cut emissions and the rest of us can get on with our lives in peace. — Glenn Thomson