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It isn’t often that I pinch a headline from The Age, but I couldn’t resist with this one. Not because I want to crow that “THIS PROVES THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A PILE OF BS,” because it doesn’t prove any such thing.

Global warming is a prediction of what global temperatures will be 50 or 100 years from now. The fact that Eastern Australia is having a particularly savage cold spell right now does not alter predictions for global temperatures in the coming decades.

These temperatures are unusual, but unusual weather comes along every now and again. It always has, and always will. Weather generally stays in a typical band. But every now and then, we have weather which is unexpectedly hot, cold, windy, wet or whatever.

In fact, for those not familiar with Australian weather patterns, freak weather happens so often as to be almost, well, normal.

Claiming that a single event like this proves that the planet is cooling – or warming – is ridiculous.

The reason that I bring this up, is that you may remember a few months ago that our establishment media and Government were insisting that the savage Australian bushfires were an indicator of Global Warming.

They implied that this was an event which proved what the temperatures would be in 50 or 100 years.

Clearly, it wasn’t. The question is, why would the establishment be making such juvenile claims? They have access to real scientists who would never make such ridiculous assertions.

The takeaway for me, is that the establishment has some kind of agenda to push, and it isn’t one which benefits the environment.

That’s a shame because I care deeply about the environment. I love the wilds and get out in them whenever I can. I want them to be there for my children and grandchildren. What bothers me is not the establishment’s focus on the environment. It is the direction that this focus has taken since the establishment took over environmentalism.

Green politics is now taught in schools and is interwoven throughout Government policies. The Greens have several seats in State and Federal Parliaments.

Environmental parties and organisations have also received huge funding grants from billionaires and governments.

This has mostly happened in the last 30 years or so. What has also happened during that time, is that the focus of the environmental movement has shifted radically.

Before this change, the movement focused on numerous issues which were extremely serious.

Pollution, deforestation, whaling, overfishing, population explosion and the risks of the old style nuclear plants like Chernobyl or Fukushima were just a few of those serious issues which still plague the planet.

Yet now that the establishment controls the environmental movement with giant donations of cash, these issues have disappeared off the radar completely.

Green movements now focus on one environmental issue almost to the exclusion of all others.

It is an issue which barely registered before the establishment embraced the movement. It is the issue of climate change.

It is the prediction that we are changing the temperature of the planet by burning fossil fuels. On the face of it, this is makes sense.

In reality, there is little evidence that this is happening. If we “listen to the science” from 30 years ago, when this issue was first promoted, then by now, there shouldn’t be any snow at all on Australia’s ski fields.

The Arctic would be free of ice and glaciers around the world would have vanished.

We are of course warmer now than 100 years ago. In fact, we have warmed since the Little Ice Age in the 1700s but this warming has been up and down and has had little relation to man made increases in carbon dioxide.

So why has this prediction, which has so far stubbornly refused to materialise, pushed out all of these other valid environmental concerns which are real and that we could actually be doing something about?

Well, let us have a look at what the solutions to these various problems would involve. For those real and pressing issues like deforestation, the solution would involve rich people, and governments, losing money by not doing something lucrative.

The solution to global warming, however, is presented as ordinary people like you and me coughing up much more money to governments and billionaires to find technological solutions to climate change.

Whether it be windmills, solar panels, electric cars or carbon credits, they all involve a transfer of money from ordinary taxpayers – to governments and billionaires.

Those are the same governments and billionaires who have taken over the environmental lobbies, NGOs and organisations in the last 30 years or so.

“Hang on,” you say. “Aren’t billionaires the biggest taxpayers of all?”
Sorry to burst your bubble here, but billionaires don’t generally pay any tax. They can afford to pay the world’s best accountants to make sure of it.

Australia’s largest tech company is Atlassian. They are worth around 50 billion and according to their own filings, they pay no tax at all.

Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men pays a lower tax rate than his secretary.

If you want to understand what is really driving this issue, please watch Planet of the Humans. It is a documentary by Michael Moore who is not the kind of person I usually see eye to eye with.

However, he lifts the lid on alternative energy and the real damage it is doing to the environment. He also follows the trail to show who is benefitting.

It is a bit long but worth every minute. I can’t recommend it highly enough, or often enough.

Also, please share this with everyone you know.