December 25th 2010

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Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: China: absolute power corrupts absolutely

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Prime Minister Gillard's mishandling of WikiLeaks

UNITED STATES: WikiLeaks founder should face criminal charges in US

THE GREENS: Why Liberals and Labor must preference Greens last

EUTHANASIA: Wrong response to epidemic of isolation among seniors

CULTURE AND CIVILISATION: Why C.S. Lewis wrote his science fiction trilogy

RUSSIA: Will Putin challenge Medvedev in 2012?

TAIWAN: WikiLeaks rattle Taiwan's external relationships

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Offended by the offended

ENVIRONMENT: Frog extinction: another 'global warming' myth

SEXUAL ANARCHY: From temptation to tolerance to approval

OPINION: Greens' flawed policies burden families

WikiLeaks 1 (letter)

WikiLeaks 2 (letter)

Logical flaws in push for same-sex marriage (letter)

A miracle for Nicholas? (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: Parents, police perplexed at rise in cyber-bullying / Stalin's American dupes exposed

CINEMA: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, in 3D (rated PG)

BOOK REVIEW: THE TYRANNY OF GUILT: An Essay on Western Masochism, by Pascal Bruckner


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Greens' flawed policies burden families

by Babette Francis

News Weekly, December 25, 2010
A few weeks ago, on the same day that my electricity bill arrived, showing a big increase, came an e-mail from MOSS (Models of Success and Sustainability, Australia's industry body for corporate responsibility and corporate sustainability) informing me of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico, being held between November 29 and December 10.

It said: "MOSS will host a business delegation to the UNFCCC. Despite no international climate agreement, there is no question the Green Race is on between countries to transform to low-carbon economies and become the leading suppliers of resource-efficient technologies and solutions.

"Whilst Australia works to develop a policy, the rest of the world is building competences and scale. ... The European Union and Japan have embarked on a green path.

"Although we do not expect an international agreement to be formalised in Cancun, official negotiations will continue alongside hundreds of official and unofficial side events.

"Return flights to Cancun via Los Angeles start from $2,000. Tickets for the World Climate Summit (are) $1,000. Accommodation is at the Ritz Carlton."

A tax-deductible junket for big business - and MOSS does not mention that the economies of Europe and Japan are in serious trouble. All that "greening" and not enough babies may have something to do with it.

Some facts which MOSS has apparently overlooked:

Germany put up solar panels funded by €47 billion in subsidies. The result? Massive debt, inefficient solar technology on rooftops throughout a cloudy country delivering a trivial 0.1 per cent of its energy supply.

Denmark's wind industry is almost completely dependent on taxpayer subsidies, and Danes pay the highest electricity rates of any industrialised nation.

Spain has discontinued its solar subsidies as too costly.

South Korea's unit price of electricity, using Australian coal, is lower than ours, despite the cost of shipping the coal.

Dominated by the Greens, Julia Gillard's Labor Government aims to price carbon emissions when US President Obama, having lost control of the House of Representatives, cannot, and China and India will not.

More revelations about frauds at East Anglia University's Climate Research Unit (CRU) may emerge once Virginia's attorney-general, Kenneth Cuccinelli, obtains information from e-mails at the University of Virginia, or from hearings on Climategate by the new U.S. Congress.

The frauds bear an eerie resemblance to frauds in the abortion industry, e.g., hiding ultrasound evidence that the foetus is a small baby, and requests to researchers on maternal mortality to "harmonise their numbers" so that they matched fraudulent feminist claims that "over 500,000 women die each year in childbirth".

Leaked e-mails from the CRU show that the researchers, when talking among themselves, admit using a "trick" to "hide the decline" in the Earth's temperature since 1960. Another e-mail says: "We can have a proper result, but only by including a load of garbage."

Scientists defending the e-mails have explained to us non-scientists that, among scientists, the words "trick", "hide the decline" and "garbage" do not mean "trick", "hide the decline" and "garbage", but something completely different, and we should place them in proper context.

I placed the words in context and my word-check spells out "academic fraud". This behaviour might not have occurred if the IPCC had not appointed the CRU's Professor Phil Jones to review not only his own papers but also those of his critics. The IPCC have unashamedly appointed one of Jones's closest colleagues as co-ordinator for their next report.

Claiming to have collected the most complete data on the Earth's temperature for the last half century, the CRU's summary was used by the IPCC for its 2007 report demanding we adopt a few modest lifestyle changes - such as the example of Greens' leader Senator Bob Brown saying he has lived happily in the Tasmanian wilderness without electricity or running hot and cold water.

In the middle of the e-mail scandal the CRU said that all its data on the Earth's temperatures since 1960 had been irretrievably "lost". What they meant was that in their attempt to cook the books, the data itself was overcooked.

It would be as if Christians on citing the Bible as authority then turned round and said, '"But you can't verify its contents, because we have mislaid our Bibles."

The worst feature of the Greens' ideology is their antipathy to people. If there is any death-dealing cult, they are for it - abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, embryo experimentation. Greens want a world devoid of humans but with millions of windmills churning to produce "renewable energy".

Aztecs believed that they had to cut the beating hearts out of living human beings to ensure the sun rose each day. Idolatrous Israelites sacrificed their children to the flames to Moloch.

In Victoria, subsidised by our taxes, a living aborted foetus is dropped into a bucket of formaldehyde, as reported by Mark Durie (see News Weekly, November 13, 2010). This is the ALP and Greens' notion of "progress".

Babette Francis, B.Sc. (Hons), is national coordinator of Endeavour Forum Inc.

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