Friday Funny: Australians bury their heads in the sand to protest inaction on climate change

heads-in-sandYeah, that’s gonna work.

Australians, angry at Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s reluctance to adopt an alarmist attitude on climate change, think the “ostrich” is the perfect metaphor to protest their country’s inaction on what they perceive to be a grave threat. From The Guardian:

More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia’s Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government’s reluctance to put climate change on the agenda of a G20 summit this weekend.

Prime minister Tony Abbott’s perceived failure to address climate change is all the more galling in the wake of an agreement between the United States and China on Wednesday to limit their carbon emissions, they said.

“Obama’s on board, Xi Jinping’s on board, everyone’s on board except one man,” activist Pat Norman, 28, bellowed into a megaphone on the Sydney beach.

“Tony Abbott!” the protesters shouted back.

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November 14, 2014 4:16 am

I sincerely hope these good folk continue to maintain their stance.
Although it will restrict space for beach goers on hot days.

Reply to  toorightmate
November 14, 2014 4:37 am

Great for cyclists though!
Somewhere to park the bike.

Jay Hope
Reply to  right_writes
November 14, 2014 6:30 am

[Snip. Sorry, it’s just a bit too OTT – mod]

p@ Dolan
Reply to  right_writes
November 16, 2014 5:26 pm

400 Alarmists who really DON’T know their arses from a hole in the ground…

Reply to  toorightmate
November 14, 2014 4:41 am

Great for cyclists though…
…Somewhere to park the bike!

George Lawson
Reply to  right_writes
November 14, 2014 5:12 am

I’d like to have been there, but I wouldn’t have had my head buried in the sand!!

Stevan Makarevich
Reply to  right_writes
November 14, 2014 10:03 am

If there was an award for witty riposts, this one would surely win.

Bryan A
Reply to  toorightmate
November 14, 2014 10:24 am

I’m surprised they could get them out of the other orifice long enough for the sand cleansing process

November 14, 2014 4:18 am

If they kep their heads in the sand they would made a small but an important contribution to reducing the amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Meanwhile why are a couple of them showing their pants is something of secret signal like a stange hand shake , to let other know their of ‘the faith’?

Reply to  knr
November 14, 2014 4:32 am

Nah, this is a rehearsal for when, inevitably, the Aussie Caliphate takes charge. It’s just that some are more enthusiastic than others.

Reply to  knr
November 14, 2014 4:32 am

Nah, this is a rehearsal for when, inevitably, the Aussie Caliphate takes charge. It’s just that some are more enthusiastic than others.

Mike McMillan
Reply to  HY
November 14, 2014 7:34 am

There was some confusion about the direction to Mecca.

Reply to  knr
November 14, 2014 6:59 am

Nah, they’re asking Gaia why she has paused the warming for the past 18years. Rude bastards – all trying to speak with her at the same time!

November 14, 2014 4:20 am

Do ostriches also pull their pants down, as one person in the first picture is doing? Who knew?

Bloke down the pub
Reply to  Doug
November 14, 2014 4:27 am

Appropriate really, as if the Greens had their way we would all be bug*ered.

Reply to  Doug
November 14, 2014 9:24 am

That guy isn’t there with the same motive.

Reply to  Doug
November 15, 2014 1:29 pm

Most ostriches I’ve seen never wear pants.

November 14, 2014 4:20 am

As usual there is a surfeit of unintentionally hilarious comments following the Guardian article. One deluded fool even believes events like this have “climate change deniers” raging with impotent fury!

Reply to  David Johnson
November 14, 2014 4:59 am

Howling with mirth more like!

Reply to  Annie
November 17, 2014 3:07 pm

+1. I had to wipe away tears I was laughing so hard… Oh, the hilarity of it all.

Gerry, England
Reply to  David Johnson
November 15, 2014 2:52 am

Guardian readers don’t do irony. Far too focused on making the World a better place for us by interfering in every aspect of our lives to save us from ourselves.

November 14, 2014 4:21 am

All kids. They are just gullible. I did not see this in the Australian news. Possibly a non event.

Reply to  Peter
November 14, 2014 4:50 am

There was plenty of trivia on the Australian new bulletins today. This was just a tad too trivial to make the bulletins.

Reply to  Peter
November 14, 2014 5:51 am

I think you have nailed it. They are just beach bums.

michael hart
Reply to  toorightmate
November 14, 2014 7:19 am

That’s where they normally stick their heads.

Reply to  toorightmate
November 14, 2014 9:22 pm


November 14, 2014 4:24 am

Once again the warmers are burying their heads to avoid the reality that man’s CO2 is not causing dangerous climate change.

November 14, 2014 4:26 am

No warming in 18 years and these people still refuse to recognize reality.
That pond scum virus must have turned their brains into mush.

P@ Dolan
Reply to  DirkH
November 17, 2014 5:31 pm

Ah! I finally learn why they call this movement “green”: because the green algae origin of the Acanthocystis Turfacea Chlorella Virus!

Bloke down the pub
November 14, 2014 4:29 am

They will soon learn how nature works in cycles when the tide comes in.

Ralph Knapp
Reply to  Bloke down the pub
November 14, 2014 5:30 am

Thanks for that. My thoughts exactly!!

David Harrington
November 14, 2014 4:31 am

It’s come to a very sad state of affairs indeed when people are protesting because they want to pay *more *taxes.

Phil B.
Reply to  David Harrington
November 14, 2014 5:17 am

If only that were true. But in typical left-statist style they don’t want to pay more taxes, they just want everyone else to have to pay more taxes.

Reply to  Phil B.
November 14, 2014 7:08 am

I doubt if many of these have any kind of job so they won’t be paying any tax.

Tom in Florida
November 14, 2014 4:35 am

What a bunch of asses

Reply to  Tom in Florida
November 14, 2014 5:20 am

1000 up votes.

Reply to  MarkW
November 14, 2014 6:01 am

1000 up votes from me too.
(Do cascaded up votes sum or multiply?)

Leo Smith
Reply to  MarkW
November 14, 2014 7:02 am

with luck they exponentiate?

Reply to  Tom in Florida
November 14, 2014 7:21 am

My exact thought

Bryan A
Reply to  Tom in Florida
November 14, 2014 12:25 pm

No, that is where their heads were prior to In The Sand

November 14, 2014 4:36 am

What’s the meaning of the pants down? Invitation to insert government climate controller here?

Reply to  Scarface
November 14, 2014 8:51 am

Maybe an half-assed attempt at “mooning”?

Nigel S
Reply to  rogerknights
November 14, 2014 9:48 am

Or preparing for an ‘exploratory’ visit by aliens.

November 14, 2014 4:37 am

Only 400 out of a total population of how many million? Not too many bothered then.

M Courtney
November 14, 2014 4:42 am

If you want real funny form the Guardian try their reaction to landing on a comet.
He’s wearing a sexist shirt!

November 14, 2014 4:42 am

Now folks… just hold that pose until the sea level rises. You’ve been telling the sane people of the world it could happen any second now…

November 14, 2014 4:42 am

I don’t think this ritual will last. Too much irony.

Jimmy Haigh.
November 14, 2014 4:45 am

These people have a vote… Scary, really.

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh.
November 14, 2014 8:22 am

Most of them do not get a vote. Bondi beach is full of New Zealanders collecting Unemployment benefits from the Australian Taxpayer! My apologies to New Zealanders who do work, I am only refering to the ones on Bondi Beach. However remember, voting is compulsory in Australia, so the Australians there have to vote.

Jim Francisco
Reply to  James.
November 14, 2014 11:09 am

Is that a nude beach?

Bryan A
Reply to  James.
November 14, 2014 12:28 pm

Nah, It’s a RUDE BEACH

November 14, 2014 4:48 am

LOL, Idiots are the ones not seeing 18 years of steady temperature. How could they with their heads in the sand?

Reply to  Jack
November 14, 2014 4:56 am

AND…not reading the press regarding the gross distortions/adjustments of their own temp record.
Religion…plain and simple.
Folks like that make me think of the Monty Python skit regarding the cheese shop.

November 14, 2014 4:49 am

Funny – because NOBODY is “on board”. just a few posers paying lip service to “the cause” without actually doing anything.
Canadian PM Harper is not “on board”… not even a little.
400 people in a country of over 36 million hardly warrants attention, except to laugh at them.
I don’t really know for certain where Tony Abbott stands, but his climate change stand earned my respect, and seeing how outraged the eternally outraged (left) is over his “shirtfront” scandal earned even more of my respect.

Thai Rogue
Reply to  CodeTech
November 14, 2014 5:13 am


Reply to  CodeTech
November 14, 2014 5:17 am

22 million, but point taken

Phil B.
Reply to  CodeTech
November 14, 2014 5:18 am

Over 36 million? I had no idea the G20 conference just added 13million people to the population of Australia.

Reply to  Phil B.
November 14, 2014 5:24 am

Clearly the people at which is the first hit when I searched for “Population Australia 2014” need to get their facts adjusted! Man, they must be a bunch of climate scientists over there!

Reply to  Phil B.
November 14, 2014 5:53 am

The Australian Bureau of Statistics may be homogenising the population figures – because the censorship offices changed over the years.

Bryan A
Reply to  Phil B.
November 14, 2014 12:30 pm

The additional 14 million are all Climate Scientists and part of the 97%

November 14, 2014 4:51 am

“They’re mainly young with not much in the way of thought out politics except a youthful altruism that sees the complex problems of the world in simple ways. In terms of political consciousness, they’re black and white thinkers with no grey shades in between – that’d be seen as selling out. Given such an innocent world view, they are the most easily exploited and are therefore ruthlessly exploited. All youth is, just ask anyone in advertising. All that’s needed is to assure them the science, which is terra incognito to most of them anyway, is rock solid and then take cynical advantage of their youthful enthusiasm by playing on their emotions and appealing to the better angels of their nature.”
They’re just kids. Don’t be too hard on them. Persuading someone to do nothing better than mooning is actually quite funny.

Reply to  Pointman
November 14, 2014 9:29 am

So true. When I was young the world was so simple I knew everything about it.

Reply to  Pointman
November 15, 2014 12:25 am

Yeah, Just kids. Probably never heard of the Nullarbor telephone – head down and ring up.

November 14, 2014 4:56 am

What would satisfy these people?

Harry Passfield
Reply to  garymount
November 14, 2014 6:19 am

Gary: As it’s on a beach it reminds me of the great Marty Feldman with Julie Edge (phwoar!) in the film ‘Every Home Should Have One’: They are ‘cavorting’ on a beach. He says to her, “What’s in it for me?”.
“Sand”, came the beautifully laconic reply from Edge.

Reply to  Harry Passfield
November 17, 2014 3:15 pm lists her as Julie Ege.

November 14, 2014 4:57 am

400+? Only if they’re counting cheeks, not heads….

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Jit
November 14, 2014 6:02 am

My thought too. Looking at the photo there only seems to be slightly over 100 people shown. Granted there may be more off camera, but it seems as if the outer circles are ‘broken’ to the left so I’m thinking the photographer moved in until the crowd filled the frame so this is probably everyone. But why let the truth get in the way of a good story?

November 14, 2014 4:57 am

Actually, it’s sad reading any of the comments at that guardian site. So many genuinely outraged “progressives”, spewing their completely incorrect “science” and mocking those who try to correct it.
No wonder Australia is losing out. I feel bad for them, they definitely got sold a handful of beans.

November 14, 2014 4:58 am

Maybe they should stay there and wait for the raising sea levels

Eamon Butler
November 14, 2014 4:59 am

Well done them. Just to prove to the rest of the world that like everyone else, they too have an …

Stephen Richards
November 14, 2014 5:01 am

I wonder how much Greenpiss paid these unemployable asses ?

Mark Bofill
November 14, 2014 5:03 am

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have just hit peak irony. We’re going to have to resign ourselves to the fact that we may never see a spectacle quite like this one again. We’re going to have to transition to new sources of irony in the years to come.
Burying their heads, because Australia didn’t get with the program like China. Where China agrees to ramp up fossil fuel use at will over the next 15 years. Where do these people come from.

Mark Bofill
Reply to  Mark Bofill
November 14, 2014 5:07 am

…all those empty little heads buried in the sand…

Reply to  Mark Bofill
November 14, 2014 5:39 am

….so empty they would positively, absolutely never drown.

Reply to  Mark Bofill
November 14, 2014 10:06 am

Had the same thought as you, Mark, when I saw this on a news crawler yesterday.
All they heard was “…China… Obama… agreement… climate change…,” if they even heard that, and they were off to the races. They depend on people like Joe Romm or Weepy Bill to tell them what to think and believe.

Brock Way
November 14, 2014 5:03 am

China: we are going to release as much CO2 as we feel like, with no restrictions whatsoever, and we are not even going to think about reduction until 2030.
Australia: China’s on board!

Reply to  Brock Way
November 14, 2014 5:12 am

It’s all in how you say it, “We are going release as much CO2 as we feel like, with no restrictions whatsoever, while addressing climate change to the fullest.”
See you just put in “addressing climate change” and everybodies happy and can go back to drinking lattes in green approved paper cups.

November 14, 2014 5:04 am

There don’t seem to be too many interested and supportive onlookers.

November 14, 2014 5:07 am

Looking at the picture I thought they were having a flatulance party. Seems like a perfect position for letting go….

November 14, 2014 5:10 am

Lackeys of Progressivism…..

November 14, 2014 5:11 am

The idiots need a good kick up the ar$e.

Reply to  phillipbratby
November 14, 2014 5:34 am

Exactly what I was thinking. Seems like a very good time and place to apply one’s foot where one usually does not apply it.

Reply to  phillipbratby
November 14, 2014 11:20 am

So many butts to kick, so little time.

Thai Rogue
November 14, 2014 5:11 am

I just don’t understand Australia and the youth of Australia these days. I’m embarrassed. I saw it coming over 20 years ago and decided to leave.

Eamon Butler
November 14, 2014 5:13 am
This is from a popular T.V show this side of the pond. The Fr. Ted in question lost a bet and had to pay a forfeit which was to kick the Bishop up the a*#e.

November 14, 2014 5:15 am

I can’t get over it, the picture does not look like people with their heads in the sand.
It looks like people with their asses in the air. I wonder if they consulted with a publicity expert and the theory of optics in the news before deciding to introduce themselves to the world via their asses.

Gary Hladik
Reply to  Alx
November 14, 2014 10:00 am

“It looks like people with their asses in the air.”
Maybe they’re just re-shooting this old Baracuda music video:

Reply to  Gary Hladik
November 15, 2014 2:31 am

At least she would not have had any problem remembering the words. Video shot in Germany – which town? Just a glimpse of a rather long tram – probably two three section trams coupled – in the background towards the end.
And did they put their arses up? No, they just stuck them out and wiggled them a bit.
Re the red panties referred to in an earlier post – possibly influenced by our former would-be media dictator who said that if people wanted a licence and he said they had to wear red underpants on their heads, they would have to do it or not get a licence.

November 14, 2014 5:17 am

Did these guys actually form a target out there in the sand?

Phil B.
November 14, 2014 5:21 am

They’re just presenting for the inevitable paddling that’s coming their way.
Buying into AGW? That’s a paddlin’

November 14, 2014 5:23 am

Despite the number of volunteers, Dr Mann was disappointed to find that rectal thermometry can’t be used as a proxy for global temperatures, not even when the results are used upside down.

Thai Rogue
Reply to  TinyCO2
November 14, 2014 5:27 am

I think he needed to add (induce? insert?) the hockey stick.

Reply to  Thai Rogue
November 14, 2014 5:36 am

Even the volunteers thought that splicing the hockey stick to the bare data was unethical. Or at least they thought it would be hard to accept and leave their position exposed.

November 14, 2014 5:24 am

The other people on the beach seem less than impressed….

Aussie overseas
November 14, 2014 5:27 am

For those wondering about the dropping of pants – I believe that would be a salute to Tony Abbott who is continuously portrayed in budgie smugglers (swim pants) by those that want to caricature him.

November 14, 2014 5:30 am

This protest strikes a bum note…..

November 14, 2014 5:36 am

400 stick their heads in the sand. That must be the most useful thing these Greens have done all year. No doubt tis is the highlight of the Guardian reporting – not surprising it has a small circulation!
Well they do say “Simple Minds are Easily Amused”!

November 14, 2014 5:37 am

It’s all a bit confusing really, just looking at the picture with no placards, signs or other visual aids. Are they digging up sea turtle eggs? Participating in some kind of synchronized methane release performance art?
Oh wait, it’s about Tony Abbott and something he doesn’t do? No, I don’t think he sticks his head in the ground. Should he? No? Wait, what?

November 14, 2014 5:41 am

Their impact will last as long as the next tide.

Reg Nelson
November 14, 2014 5:43 am

I guess they couldn’t be bothered to travel to Brisbane where the summit is actually being held (not Sydney).
Will Ostriching become the new Planking? Hopefully it will serve to thin the herd a little.

Dodgy Geezer
November 14, 2014 5:59 am

I like this protest on so many levels – bending over and sticking your bottom in the air seems to come naturally to environmentalists.

November 14, 2014 6:01 am

Communal “Fart-In”.

Bryan A
Reply to  cnxtim
November 14, 2014 12:36 pm

Me thane you’re correct

November 14, 2014 6:04 am

Man, I would love to walk through that crowd with a pair of boots and a two x four!

November 14, 2014 6:10 am

Maybe if they bury their heads deep enough they can see all the way to China?
Meanwhile, up here we are having a foretaste of the coming ice age.

Uncle Mort
November 14, 2014 6:12 am

So which end are we supposed to argue with?

Reply to  Uncle Mort
November 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Would it matter?

November 14, 2014 6:15 am

Their blow holes are still operational.

Leon Brozyna
November 14, 2014 6:15 am

I hope that what they’ve got is not contagious … soon the only thing I’ll have to bury my head in will be heaps of snow and that’ll be most uncomfortable.

November 14, 2014 6:23 am

Didn’t see this on msm news- mostly because even our hard Left ABC knows it would cause uncontrollable hilarity and possibly brain aneurisms among the general population. They are trying to be a tiny bit more careful as pressure against their one-sided politics and waste of taxpayers money is mounting
and yes as one of the ‘skeptics’ I am having problems keeping my blood pressure down – due to laughing too hard 🙂

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
November 14, 2014 6:26 am

One picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

Walt Allensworth
November 14, 2014 6:29 am

I bet that not three out of the lot could tell you what a TCR is.

Brian Segar
November 14, 2014 6:47 am

OK, so besides the fact that ostriches DO NOT bury their heads in sand what else don’t they know?

John West
Reply to  Brian Segar
November 14, 2014 9:14 am

My thoughts exactly, they’re merely demonstrating they’ll buy into myths like ostridges burying their heads in the sand and CAGW.

November 14, 2014 6:51 am

Hmmm….I wonder if I can get a grant to study the eroding effects climate change has on the intellect of the left…..

George A
November 14, 2014 6:54 am

Appropriate that they protest for the myth of CAGW by reenacting the myth that ostriches bury their head in the sand.

November 14, 2014 7:01 am

Is Gavin there? I count roughly 280, so someone had to adjust things to get to 400 and he would certainly be the man for the job.
He miss quoted also, Obama is in,(not the US) and Xi Jinping is laughing his a** off!

Coach Springer
November 14, 2014 7:02 am

Guess they couldn’t afford attractive females in bikinis.

November 14, 2014 7:07 am

Q: What do you call 400 AGW activists with their heads buried in the sand?
A: A good start.

Claude Harvey
November 14, 2014 7:09 am

It’s a wonderful visual of that dreaded medical condition known as “recto-cranial inversion”.

November 14, 2014 7:12 am

Enjoy your scratched corneas, cultists!

November 14, 2014 7:27 am

Cracks appearing in the consensus?

Reply to  mosomoso
November 14, 2014 7:39 am


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November 14, 2014 7:43 am


Reply to  mosomoso
November 14, 2014 7:45 am

Hee, hee.

November 14, 2014 7:30 am

Maybe they’re looking for the missing heat

Reply to  MangoChutney
November 14, 2014 7:59 am

Excellent, that one had me chuckling out loud.

November 14, 2014 7:41 am

We finally found a good use for time capsules. Put the picture in along with some scary AGW climate change stories and seal it up. It will generate some great laughs and maybe some lessons for future generations.

Reply to  Resourceguy
November 14, 2014 8:02 am

Put a photo like that engraved on gold disk and send it out with the next Voyager mission. 😉
That way any E.T intelligence that picks it up will understand why there are no more humans on earth by the time they get here but lots of fat polar bears wearing red shorts on their heads.

November 14, 2014 7:43 am

Bring on the beach photo op stunt tax.

Walt D.
November 14, 2014 7:49 am

I hear some of the protesters are taking yoga classes. Then they will really be able to stick their heads in a place where the sun does not shine!

Robert W Turner
November 14, 2014 7:58 am

And someday maybe they will understand what irony is.

November 14, 2014 8:08 am

Looks like a bunch of a$$holes to me.
I don’t know about shaming Abbot into “action on climate”, more likely to make him embarassed to be Australian.

November 14, 2014 8:14 am

Guardian: “Ornithologists say the African bird does no such thing but that didn’t spoil the protest.”
Yeah, that’d be about right. Enviros never let the facts get in the way.

Steve from Rockwood
November 14, 2014 8:24 am

In Canada we call that a “bike-rack”.

Vince Causey
November 14, 2014 8:32 am

I think the display can be taken another way: “Our asses in the air is a metaphor for how China has f*cked us good.”

November 14, 2014 8:34 am

Sticking their heads in the sand like ostriches? It’s a good example of them believing in myths … It’s better for them to be in school instead and learn something … but wait, myths are being taught today, as part of the “modern” school … [/sarc]
This ostrich myth is very old and did probably originate from when someone once saw a female trying to bury her eggs. Hiding heads in the ground is bad strategy, when hunted by predators. Using this expression is good though, as they are trying to “hide” from reality … May the tide be with them!

Reply to  SasjaL
November 14, 2014 6:16 pm

Well, I have seen a “beak attack” at a zoo, but that was due to people teasing/irritating. If threatened, they normally runs away, but will kick if cornered and it may be as powerful as a horse kick. Add the effect of the large claws and a sudden and certain need of an ER is required, if there´s one close by …
Sea rise? Sure of that? The IPCC type of “sea rise”?

November 14, 2014 8:34 am

Idiots stick their head in the sand while smart people continue to study the issue carefully.

Greg Goodman
Reply to  wobble
November 14, 2014 1:14 pm

Some climate deenyers were seen in the area telling innocent bathers that there had not been any warming for over 18 years.
They at first stuck their fingers in their ears and starting singing ” la la la , I can’t hear you”. When that did not work the alarmists got alarmed and started frantically digging holes in the sand in search of the missing heat.

Reply to  Greg Goodman
November 14, 2014 7:32 pm

Pull your thumb [trimmed.]
[Think before you post. No more garbage like that. .mod]

Reply to  Greg Goodman
November 15, 2014 12:25 am


Cameron Kuhns
November 14, 2014 8:41 am

Target Practice!!!!!

November 14, 2014 8:54 am

Finally, the true face of the alarmist movement….

November 14, 2014 9:07 am

A haul-out?

Reply to  rogerknights
November 14, 2014 9:59 am


Reply to  rogerknights
November 14, 2014 1:05 pm

Thanks, second comment that cracked my up today. ( No pun intended 😉 )

Greg Goodman
Reply to  rogerknights
November 14, 2014 1:10 pm

Thanks, that the second comment today that had me burst out laughing.
I do hope air traffic control has been briefed to keep out any low flying aircraft. I read there were some young ones in the area, we would not want any getting crushed in a stampede.

November 14, 2014 9:28 am

They call skeptics “deniers”.
I call them “[trimmed]”.
Don’t they know methane is a GHG too?
I don’t get the significance of fart circles. Are they trying to provide a target for local sea gulls?
New contest: Caption this picture.
Here are a few to start off:
“Everyone, George lost his contact somewhere around here.”
“How an Australians clam bake begins”
“The worst day of Australian SEAL training”
“Australian color blind test for drivers ed: Find the matching set of underpants”
“You guys I can see Greenland from here!”
[Watch the language. .mod]

November 14, 2014 9:31 am

Is this some radical new form or Carbon Sequestration?

November 14, 2014 9:31 am

Why does “arse” come to mind?

Jon Doe
November 14, 2014 9:44 am

I have been to Bondi beach. I wouldn’t walk on that filthy sand without boots on. Let alone allow it to touch me. Yuk. That place is a disgusting hole

November 14, 2014 9:55 am

I wonder if the abc will do any skits with dogs about this lot,<:o)

November 14, 2014 10:48 am

Ive tried debating austrailians on this issue actually. This doesn’t surprise me in the least. Atleast the ones I have encounter will do this same thing when presented with data that doesn’t fit the idea humans are evil and doomed. They seem to think the data itself is a denier.

November 14, 2014 10:52 am

Of course ostriches dont actually bury their heads in the sand, but its a perfect metaphor for how observational fact shouldnt get in the way of the urban myth and action on climate change!

Conodo Mose
November 14, 2014 11:00 am

Just more dumb and dumber—approaching dumbest

November 14, 2014 11:02 am

You’d think these disciples of Al Gore would know better than to stick their heads in the Earth. Don’t they remember that it “is extremely hot – several million degrees” down there?

Sun Spot
November 14, 2014 11:21 am

Obviously they are practicing for their plumbers papers.

Andrew N
Reply to  Sun Spot
November 14, 2014 1:31 pm

This guy needs ‘crack spackle’

Reply to  Andrew N
November 14, 2014 6:41 pm

Nah, use a coin instead …

November 14, 2014 11:23 am

There is another ship leaving for Antarctica any day now.

November 14, 2014 11:34 am

We landed sir, but it’s Uranus.

November 14, 2014 11:52 am

The alarmist’s natural stance is the head buried in the sand so it’s business as usual.

November 14, 2014 12:11 pm

That should weird out the Russian sailors just offshore.

November 14, 2014 12:13 pm

At least the turtles are productive when they visit the beach.

John Brisbin
November 14, 2014 12:19 pm

So a ‘moon with shorts on’ would be an ‘annular eclipse’?

November 14, 2014 12:27 pm

And I thought crack was illegal…
On a serous note:
What really happened was this group was having a party smoking things and other stuff.. when some one spied the police looking there way. The leader of the group in a loud voice said ‘cheese it the cops’! ‘HIDE’…
So they did….

November 14, 2014 12:37 pm

The suggestions for the picture are fantastic! I have been laughing most of the afternoon. Thanks everyone for your wit and creative genius!

November 14, 2014 12:47 pm

We now return you to you regular anti-science programming.

November 14, 2014 12:49 pm

What were the back-beachers doing during the service?

November 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Next week we have the Circle the Meteorite ceremony and Stone the Devil (vehicle).

Pull My FInger
November 14, 2014 1:01 pm

That’s a lot of dumb asses right there.

Brian L.
November 14, 2014 1:19 pm

I see a lot of places that I can park my bicycle.

Hot under the collar
November 14, 2014 1:45 pm

Perhaps they’re settling the science to prove that when you bury your head in the sand your bum sticks in the air?

40 Shades
November 14, 2014 2:31 pm

Did they find Lewandowski’s contact lens?

High Treason
November 14, 2014 2:35 pm

To think that the spot where all these ostriches buried their heads in denial(no warming for over 18 years) is literally a 4 minute walk from my front door. I must have some pretty dumb neighbors. Actually, it is a shame there was no sudden sea level rise to drown this ship of fools.

November 14, 2014 2:36 pm Heads in the sand at Bondi – our message to Tony Abbott on his climate change policies!
BY EDEN TEHAN, organiser
And although we’re still waiting for the official ruling from Guinness, there’s a good chance we may have had more than 650 of us to establish a new world record: most number of people burying their heads in the sand simultaneously!…
***Why did I organise this event? As a solar PV entrepreneur frustrated by our government’s shortsightedness with regards to all things renewable energy, I am embarrassed and disheartened that Australia is taking no action to address the most significant global issue of our time…
As images of the event make their way around world tonight…
CAGW-infested BBC .counts only 200+ … Guinness needs to take account of this figure before declaring any world record!
13 Nov: BBC: G20 protesters bury heads in the sand on Bondi Beach
More than 200 protesters buried their heads in the sands of Bondi Beach on Thursday in a demonstration over climate change inaction…
Eden Tehan, one of the protest’s organisers told reporters that Mr Abbott’s “refusal to include climate change on the G20 agenda” showed that he had his head buried in the sand on “the most important issue of our time”.
“We want to tell world leaders coming for the G20 that Tony Abbott does not represent the view of most Australians who want to see urgent and global action on climate change,” Mr Tehan added…
Tehan doesn’t speak for the majority of Australians…

November 14, 2014 3:37 pm

Oh! for a red hot poker.

November 14, 2014 3:40 pm

Where is a rottwieller when you need one.

November 14, 2014 4:57 pm
November 14, 2014 4:59 pm

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels – By Alex Epstein
Here’s the trailer for his book that was released yesterday:
He wrote it directly to challenge the moral narrative given by the mainstream.
If you are honestly concerned with the environment, then you should read the best possible argument for using fossil fuels and industrial progress.

November 14, 2014 5:24 pm

I am seeing 3 – 4 or more articles in the Aussie MSM on climate change every single day since the start of the G20 talks started. Reading the comments on the articles that allow comments the volume of people who have fallen for CO2 driven climate change hoax is truely staggering. Australia was once called a smart country.

Reply to  Patrick
November 15, 2014 2:46 am

You should read “The Australian”. The paper is still ‘officially’ in favour of the CAGW hypothesis, but its support is very lukewarm and it happily prints articles in favour of coal, oil and nuclear power, and most readers’ letters are anti-CAGW. These are the sensible Australians.

November 14, 2014 5:38 pm

This is not the first time they have done this.
It really is stupidity squared …

John Boles
November 14, 2014 5:53 pm

And then afterwards they all got in their cars and drove home and turned on the lights and AC.

Eve Stevens
November 14, 2014 6:28 pm

Feel sorry for them, but do let them stay with their heads in the sand and die. That way they will stop breeding. The same in Canada. If all the alarmists would turn off their electricity, they would die and stop breeding.

November 14, 2014 6:29 pm

For once the alarmists have it right – all of them (alarmists) have their heads in the sand. That way they don’t have to actually look at reality. Talk about deniers…..

November 14, 2014 7:35 pm

400 New places to park your bicycle.

November 14, 2014 7:50 pm

Yer typical Oz Climatology 101 class out on a field trip looking for the missing heat.
They get to feed punch cards into a DEC10 in their final year.

Mike Maguire
November 14, 2014 8:18 pm

“Prime minister Tony Abbott’s perceived failure to address climate change is all the more galling in the wake of an agreement between the United States and China on Wednesday to limit their carbon emissions, they said”
I say the prime minister should agree to make a similar agreement. Australia should match China and agree to peak out with their carbon emissions by around 2030.

November 14, 2014 8:26 pm

A herd of asses.

November 14, 2014 9:27 pm

I don’t think this is funny at all. These people are seriously serious about their views (Which is OK I guess) totally backed by unscience.

Larry in Texas
November 14, 2014 9:33 pm

Good denizens of the Land of Oz, Ozzies all, ignore these foolish protesters. It is they who hide their heads in the sand about the events that disprove all of the so-called “climate models” that have wrongly predicted the dire consequences. By the way, Obama and the Chinese did NOT enter into an “agreement.” Only the news media outlets like the foolish Guardian and some of our lefty media outlets in the US call it that. Neither the Chinese nor the Obama administration (on their own White House website) call it anything other than a plan for future action. And the Chinese, of course, made absolutely NO commitments about reducing emissions – only that their emissions would “top off” by 2030. Oh yeah. Whatever.

Reply to  Larry in Texas
November 14, 2014 10:34 pm

Obama cannot do anything internationally anyway, and he has no support from Congress. So it’s just BS, but the alarmist media, espcially in Aus, are making it to be something significant.

Mac the Knife
November 14, 2014 10:26 pm

The proponents of AGW put their best foot forward….. errr, no. That’s not right….. turn the other cheek?
Or are they just the obliviously ignorant butts of a painfully obvious joke….???

James Bull
November 14, 2014 11:58 pm

I’d like to see them do this on Chesil beach here in the UK,
It’s a pebble beach
James Bull

Reply to  James Bull
November 15, 2014 12:19 am

its not only a pebble beach, but the pebbles are “graded” down the length of it. I cant recall which way the grading goes but one end has smaller pebbles than the other. In any case there are many pubs just a mile away that serve real beer. Spent an afternoon “snuggling” with a lover on that beach and almost got swamped by waves.

Reply to  Patrick
November 17, 2014 5:17 am

If the waves carried oysters, the headline might have read;

November 15, 2014 12:49 am

Contrary to popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand. The old saw probably originates with one of the bird’s defensive behaviors. At the approach of trouble, ostriches will lie low and press their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible. Their plumage blends well with sandy soil and, from a distance, gives the appearance that they have buried their heads in the sand. Others believe that the myth may have originated from the fact that the females will dig deep nests in the sand to protect their eggs. From a distance it appears that their heads are in the sand when in fact they are simply turning their eggs with their beaks.
How appropriate to use one myth to illustrate another. And who would want to associate themselves with those people? Maybe their next stunt should be all those activists shooting themselves in the foot.

November 15, 2014 3:20 am

The Guardian is a notoriously unreliable source. Perhaps it’s some alarmist cult appeasing The Angry God of Weather (AGW) by willing exposing themselves to a heat stroke, lightning bolt, giant wave, insect bite etc.

November 15, 2014 3:40 am

If they want to protest they should do it without damaging the beach.

November 15, 2014 9:15 am

This reminds me of a joke, of which the punch-line is: ‘not enough sand.’

November 15, 2014 12:44 pm

It seems to me that this is the herd position preferred by the ruling proponents of the faithful. All such cults demand such prostrations. Easier for them to kick their followers in the butt to keep them in line.

November 15, 2014 1:00 pm

So… can I assume that hypnotized people always do exactly as they’re told from this example?

November 15, 2014 1:52 pm

Shoes and socks? Street clothes?
Where did they find these individuals.
By their attire, they’re not beach-goers.

Ed Zuiderwijk
November 16, 2014 1:43 am

They should just sit on their behinds. That’s where the thinking parts are.

November 16, 2014 5:49 am

WOW 400 greenie students protesting at the beach I am sure that is going to change opinions. Perhaps if they wanted a real crowd they should have combined it with a protest over student fees that would get you a good 4000+ usually. Spot the fail PR stunt.

November 16, 2014 6:01 am

Our son’s friend spent a year in Australia working and touring. When we asked him about the nature of his work he told us he worked for Greenpeace by going to protests and holding up signs. It was easy work he said.
I wonder how many of these folks were paid to show up on Bondi Beach.

Reply to  Rick
November 17, 2014 1:47 pm

Answer: How many were there?

A. Smith
November 16, 2014 6:49 pm

I hope they keep their heads there….. cause its better than having them up their own ass.

Global cooling
November 16, 2014 8:58 pm

This is one of the Ceremonies of the Green Cult.

November 17, 2014 3:49 pm

Just an update re the G.20. After Warren Newman’s article on AGW, (He’s a scientist, and also principal adviser to the PM), you can Google it on the web, that I thoroughly agree with. He was pointing out the falsehood’s generated regarding this and being the main force behind climate change. Tony Abbott spoke about this with the G20 assembly on climate change. He didn’t agree with Obama’s stance. (Obama is competing with China of course). The police were very tolerant of protestors and avoided the strong arm stuff but spoke to them and moved them on when too near the conference and the Marriot hotel. But these jokers, I think they left in the sand. I mean to say they could not stand there long without breathing? LOL.
I don’t know of Pres.Putin’s stance of global warming, (he supplies lots of gas to European countries) he is such an old fashioned Russian who is bent on the male macho image, and was faced over the M.17 ‘accident’. Well although I realize that the M.17 strayed allegedly over a war zone, one has to remember American warships shot down a commercial airline too once. However, they did investigate it at the time thoroughly before shooting it down, and no blame was associated with their actions.
No need for Russian war ships to patrol our waters, such a display is so old Russia almost sabre rattling, eh. However, I believe the Chinese were there too, and a few Aussie boats – ships.
If Obama wishes to go on and on about global warming and cutting carbon emissions, I don’t think he had many supporters in the assembly of world leaders. So you from the USA should be pleased regarding this. David Cameron sided with our PM about this.

November 19, 2014 3:32 pm

Synchronised chunder party.

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