Climate Warning to be Removed from Aussie Driving Handbook

Climate_change_road_signWhile Al Gore brings his trademark ‘Gore Effect’ to Canberra, it seems some of the most ridiculous climate edicts of the KRudd/Gillard administrations are being purged.

Eric Worrall writes:

A bizarre warning to Australian learner drivers, in the official State of New South Wales Government handbook, which says that climate change could cause dangerous road conditions due to heatwaves, storms, flooding and bushfires, is set to be removed.

Roads minister Duncan Gay signalled that the “political” reference would be removed from the next edition, after The Daily Telegraph brought the climate silliness to his attention.

“(The handbook) was produced during the term of the previous government when making political statements was more important than actually addressing real issues affecting motorists,” Mr Gay said.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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June 25, 2014 6:57 am

I’m concerned that they didn’t post it where it’s really important…..
…in womens beauty shops
Caution: Climate change could cause a bad hair day…..we are not responsible for bad hair due to climate change

Eugene WR Gallun
June 25, 2014 7:01 am

Latitude June 25 6:57am
You have a twisted mind — I like you.
Eugene WR Gallun

June 25, 2014 7:07 am

It is incomprehensible to me that a government-owned asset created to warn motorists of potential safety issues in the road ahead would be misused for political purposes. It shows how desperate the warmists are to impose their will on the people. They know that the facts will come out sooner or later, so they are willing to do everything they can to gain total control before they are found out. In essence, they believe that the REAL tipping point will occur when they have complete control of the scientists and the media. At that point, they can do anything that want to do.
Crazy. Kudos to the current government for its reversal of this idiocy.

June 25, 2014 7:07 am

Climate Change rained on my parade.

June 25, 2014 7:08 am

I had no idea that the previous regime in Australia was so darn kooky.

June 25, 2014 7:09 am

Not Gillard or Rudd. It was the previous NSW Labor government.

Bruce Cobb
June 25, 2014 7:37 am

How about a road sign saying “Give climate change a brake: slow down”.

June 25, 2014 8:11 am

This is the sort of thing to expect when alarmists get into government. We should be seeing some of the same in this country.

June 25, 2014 8:36 am

Watch out for special ops forces from GreenPeace. They are on alert and the Russian gig was not so great.

June 25, 2014 8:40 am

They need a warning, to warn everyone about the dangers of listening to climate alarmists. They can do far more real damage, than small changes in our climate…

June 25, 2014 8:54 am

Just another example of how language is being used as a weapon:
CO2 –> pollution
Extreme weather –> Climate Change
Fossil fuels –> evil

June 25, 2014 9:00 am

The other day I wisecracked to my wife that her hot flashes were the cause of global warming. Instead of bouncing the zin bottle off my head she said I might be on to something.

John R Walker
June 25, 2014 9:13 am

If you want motoring climate change stupidity don’t forget that vehicles in the UK are taxed annually based on the amount of CO2 they are alleged to produce:
This isn’t just false propaganda it’s state-sponsored fraud!

Robert W Turner
June 25, 2014 9:21 am

Hah! I’d like to have one of these handbooks before they are no longer available.

June 25, 2014 9:42 am

OK, so NOW I’m hopeful.. really.

June 25, 2014 9:56 am

Oz is rapidly making us all hang our heads in shame. Why can’t we just boot out the charlatans and roll back the regulatory madness like wot they’re doing?
I’m going to order some Vegemite online.

June 25, 2014 9:59 am

Now they should require all campaign ads and voter guides to carry the following warning:
“Climate change is known to cause politicians to lie (even more than usual). Caveat emptor.”

June 25, 2014 10:34 am

“I wisecracked to my wife that her hot flashes were the cause of global warming”
I think i saw one of those just the other day, it sure caused a hot flush 🙂

June 25, 2014 10:40 am

This episode was a good learning lesson for young people on govt. misdirection and thought manipulation. Dictatorships are more blunt about it and just as opposite minded from reality at times.

June 25, 2014 11:24 am

Add a question on the learners exam about what cost components go into a gallon of petrol. They need to see the government component of cost on top of the basics to deliver it to customers.

Phil Brisley
June 25, 2014 11:42 am

So some folks in Australia are having a laugh. Good for them, it appears they are ahead of the rest of us on this issue. To me it’s obvious the anthro CO2 bite on OLR suffers from exaggeration, however, what do I know?
Here in Ontario, our newly elected government is changing the name of our “Ministry of Environment” to the “Ministry of Environment and Climate Change”. One has to wonder if this is a prelude to a carbon tax.

June 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Press Release: 06/25/2016
For Immediate Release
From: Museum of Australian Climate Agnotology
Now housed in the former
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Address: 2 Constitution Avenue
GPO Box 854
Postal Code: ACT 2601
City: Canberra
Country: Australia
We are pleased to announce that a copy of The Road Users’ Handbook issued by the Transport And Marine Services Division of the New South Wales Government has been acquired and will be placed in the Government Overreach Library on the 4th floor, Rm # .0004
The blatant example of overreach by the Government of New South Wales is exemplified y the following.
It is anticipated that current weather patterns will progressively change and
become more unpredictable as a result of climate change. Climate change is the
impact on the planet due to greenhouse gas emissions which will increase global
temperatures. Climate change is expected to cause unpredictable weather events
and conditions such as extreme heatwaves, storms, flooding and bush fires. Driving
during extreme weather events or conditions should be undertaken with care and caution. Driving
should be avoided in extreme conditions. Where it cannot be avoided listen to announcements on the radio, adjust your travel speed to wet conditions, prepare by taking water and take regular rest breaks at appropriate at appropriate locations on hot days
Looking Forward– We are continuing preparation of the new exhibit, The Leading Australian Climate Science Agnotolotists which will feature biographies of the “Climate Scientists” who disseminated unbalanced, incorrect or flagrantly false information in order to further their goal of reducing the production of that fertilizer of life CO2, and ensuring to continuation funding for the “Catastrophic Global Warming Research Gravy Train” at the expense of all the citizens of Australia. It will be in room # 97 on the ground floor. It is expected to be open by the end of this cold winter.

June 25, 2014 12:50 pm

I’ve always truly admired the was Australians have zero toleration of bullshit in all its forms. Their dismissal of AGW follows that trend and provided they can spread the good word to the rest of the civilised world mankind will forever be in their debt. Thankyou sincerely any Aussies on here

June 25, 2014 1:51 pm

It is time for civil disobedience here in the states. I actively oppose and intentionally break any and all green laws regardless of consequences and urge all of you to do the same. I am willing to pay whatever price that results from this ,but hope the numbers of fellow green law breakers overwhelm the system. So far the enforceable laws in California are few, but as I learn of any I conspicuously break them.

June 25, 2014 2:13 pm

Lane Change Ahead due to AGW road construction – Your Tax Dollars at Work!

June 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Phil, we have had ministries and departments of “climate change” for years now. The Federal Government has just disbanded the largest one. This department gained notariety when they spent $78,000 on five coffee machines under the Rudd dictatorship.

Justa Joe
June 25, 2014 4:01 pm

If we had a federal “rules of the road” booklet here in USA. The present administration would have ordered that type of verbiage be included. Fortunalety we have 57 states with 57 different booklets.

June 25, 2014 4:46 pm

We were helped by having the most moronic federal parliamentarians of all time. in the BS combo of gillard and and rudd.
And there is still plenty to do e.g. some boofhead gave Gormless Gore a visa and an invite to Canberra.

Tanya Aardman
June 25, 2014 5:39 pm

Andy says:
June 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm
I’ve always truly admired the was Australians have zero toleration of bullshit in all its forms. Their dismissal of AGW follows that trend and provided they can spread the good word to the rest of the civilised world mankind will forever be in their debt. Thankyou sincerely any Aussies on here
We try our best:)

June 25, 2014 6:50 pm

Yes we have tried our best against a constant stream of abuse, green threats and intimidation by the “True Believers” whose only answer to the challenge for open debate, is universal censorship of any sceptical view by most media including the large taxpayer funded media monopolies that continue to shower us with one sided alarmist propaganda and worst still compete with each other in promoting a hate Abbott campaign, reminiscent of the “maintain the rage” when the Whitlam Labor Government was ousted by the Governor after some dodgy behind the scenes refinancing of that debt ridden government with Arab sourced loans.
Added to that we have the overlay of green regulations, and private green deals that are just part of the climate push to strangle our well being and kill off any chance of cheap energy and economic growth, and we the Australian taxpayers have been paying for these excesses. We paid for the propaganda aimed at our kids to call out their parents for not caring for the environment, with emotive dastardly black carbon balloons drifting from our houses. All this notwithstanding an excellent track record providing world leading environmental clean air efforts to reduce particulate emissions and concern for pristine environments.
Its a bitter green hysteria over climate, not helped by the number of scientists that have been silenced and ignored and those seduced under the preferential grant system protected by our higher educational institutions all to stifle dissent and reward alarmists.
Fighting all these snouts in the funding trough is exhausting, given the increasingly bitter and spiteful media scene as the alarmists realise that truthful science and also the weather is defeating their meme.
Taking a political leaf from the Labor songbook of the past “It is time” to expose these charlatans and propagandists for the harm they have created in the name and corruption of science.

June 25, 2014 6:58 pm

Joanne Nova has an excellent article on her popular site on the current state of the Australian political scene.,
link is

June 25, 2014 7:23 pm

Oh there was some amusing posts here, I really enjoyed. I didn’t know this as I have held my license for over 40 years. But on a more serious note, kangaroos are a serious threat in bush areas where I live. While driving from Dorrigo to Ebor towards home in Armidale along a high ridge we encountered a thunderstorm and my girl friend and I had two show dogs in the back seat of a small Toyota camry.
The car steamed up, the wind screen wipers couldn’t cope, and lightening was crashing all around us. I asked my girlfriend to put on the demister but she didn’t have her glasses on, and she suggested we shelter under a tree. (during a lightening storm!) We couldn’t shelter, and visibility was so low, I had to put my head out of window once, and once only. But down in Dorrigo, they were getting a hammering that stopped the dog show, with large hailstorms and frightened judges and dogs. Then as quickly as it started we emerged into sunshine, with one foot of hail noticed built up on each side of the road. Yet no hail hit the car? The dogs were peacefully asleep with their ribbons and sashes and trophies in the back seat. Although both dogs won in their breed class we were knocked out in Group both were hounds.
Now that was a catch 22 situation, stop or go slowly forward as we did. It was the most frightening experience I have had in a car. So Where in the manual for learners is that ‘climate change’ warning. Or rather severe weather warning! I am sure some of you can think of a funny climate change warning, such as ‘Because of climate change it is prohibitive to drive?

June 25, 2014 7:54 pm

bushbunny says:
June 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm
But on a more serious note, kangaroos are a serious threat in bush areas where I live.
The feral pigs are far worse.

June 25, 2014 8:12 pm

Feral pigs? They are mammals and smarter than kangaroos and I’ve only seen them in forested areas actually. However, I wouldn’t want to run over a 200 kg boar. Horses and cattle that wander onto roads can also be a hazard. But other than kangaroos, and koalas I have never seen any warning signs for pigs. We did have an amusing incident some years ago. A prize bull had broken out of his paddock, and was on the New England Highway. Problem is he had the right of way as we shouldn’t run down cows or steers, avoid them of course. So the rangers and police were called out and herded him back towards his paddock, however, he got very annoyed and he turned on the cop car. He put his head on the boot area and pushed the cop car into the ditch. The owner arrived on horseback, and called him, ‘Come on cuddles?’ and the bull followed back to his harem. There was some squabble about who should pay for the damage to the police car, but Cuddles went on to serve his herd very well. LOL

Gunga Din
June 25, 2014 8:26 pm

bushbunny says:
June 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm
But on a more serious note, kangaroos are a serious threat in bush areas where I live.

But…but…I thought kangaroos were only a threat to climate scientist. Or maybe it was threats to kangaroos were a threat to climate scientists? Kangaroos coming in off the street were the threat?
I don’t remember now.

Gunga Din
June 25, 2014 8:29 pm

“Kangaroos coming in off the street were the threat?”
Should be
“Kangaroos coming in off the street were the street?”
(“Missed it by that much.”)

Gunga Din
June 25, 2014 8:33 pm

(Guess I missed it by more than I thought! “Bedtime for Bonzo.” 😎

June 25, 2014 9:50 pm

bushbunny says:
June 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm
I hit one about 8pm one night west of Broken Hill. But in the North West the cattle roam freely and are hard to pick up in the dark.

June 25, 2014 9:52 pm

Don’t worry, nobody reads or had read the NSW road code.

June 25, 2014 10:08 pm

Gungadin, actually during a drought the roos do come into urban areas. I nearly died when I saw one happily jumping during the day along my street. But where I live in Armidale NSW we are enveloped by rural land and bush. And one day while walking my dogs in a leash free area, my whippets and my friends Afghans went out of view having strayed into a sports ground adjacent when someone left the gate open. Most came back but for my male whippet. We searched and searched for hours. He had got through a hole in the fence onto the railway line and disappeared. I was terribly cold that night too. We waited to the Monday and the local radio station having put out an alert on the Saturday night, got replies and sightings. He had gone miles in following this kangaroo. I went out to look for him, and found him walking home bedraggled. He ran from us initially, but my bitch was on heat, and she got him back. So roos do stray into rural townships during any drought. They have been known to attack dogs and people too if cornered, so generally the rangers go out and shoot them.

Patrick A Down Under
June 26, 2014 4:16 am

“I’ve always truly admired the was Australians have zero toleration of bull in all its forms. Their dismissal of AGW follows that trend and provided they can spread the good word to the rest of the civilised world mankind will forever be in their debt. Thankyou sincerely any Aussies on here.”
Appreciate the kudos folks, but we here Down Under still have a long way to go to be freed from the grasp of the power-mad green alarmist herds. The Greens can still block the repeal of the Carbon Tax, and the all-care-no-responsibility MP Clive Palmer still wants to burden us with some stupid emissions trading scheme. The taxpayer funded media giant ABC spent most of today talking about Climate Change because their high priest Al Gore was in town. They probably didn’t hear the sound of most of Australia turning off their radios and TVs. Yes, the silent majority are sick to death of it, but there are still some dangerously weak people in power.

June 26, 2014 5:56 am

PatrickA has summed it up nicely
we are starting to get some action but still masses of idiot green laws n tape to be removed, along with the majority of the present ABC ecotards
While I have learnt far more about my planet and science that I did before the AGW scammers got so much power..
I resent having so much time, for so many years basically wasted in fighting for sanity to prevail against such charlatans like Gore and Strong Holdren and the rest of them.
so much more I would have done for pleasure, rather than force myself to read their crap and then spend more time finding out how n why it was bullshit to enable me to be informed and try and wake others up.
I look forward to seeing a LOT of them stand trial and be jailed.
on a side note
Pointman…if you do order NOT apply thickly!
it is an aquired taste:-)
american friend of my mums was given some by her when she visited
he applied it very generously..
I gather his reaction was one of the funnier things mum had ever seen 🙂

June 26, 2014 9:43 pm

The lower house passed the carbon tax appeal, and the senate is next. Clive Palmer was talking about keeping the clean energy commission, not the ETS. But knowing Clive who would way up Gore very well, knows that Gore has invested a lot in Green energy. Personally its the Greens fault with all this whooo har, about AGW that the labour took under their wing. Now payback.
PS. In Australia there seems to be a national tendency to beware of the big talkers, with all the corruption around in the unions and ex politicians, lies seem to be a national passion, and that’s why people are very dismissive of bull shit. And also in someways if it hits their pockets, they tend to rebel.

June 27, 2014 3:29 am

I wonder what an Aussie mining magnate would have to do to get some regulatory concessions from the Obama administration?

June 27, 2014 8:54 pm

Eric, I Don’t know he isn’t that smart, he is engaged in a court case with the Chinese at present, who claim he took 12 million out of their account to fund all his political campaigns. But with Gore having heavily invested in Green energy, no doubt that’s why he is in Australia with the big $$$’s the main objective.

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