Extinction Rebellion Occupies South Australian Parliament, Demands More Climate Action

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

South Australia blowing up their last coal station, their failed tower of power, and spending a hundred million on that big useless Tesla battery was not enough.

Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters forcibly removed from Parliament House
Dixie Sulda , The Advertiser
April 15, 2019 7:37pm

A small group of climate change protesters refused to leave Parliament’s Lower House yesterday, after earlier pretending to be on a group tour.

The international rally group Extinction Rebellion was responsible for the disturbance, with 13 members taking part in the sit-in about 2pm. The group livestreamed the protest and wanted to meet Premier Steven Marshall.

They were forcibly removed by police and protective services officers about 4pm.

Extinction Rebellion member Tiahni Adamson said the group’s call to action was an attempt to “disrupt life as we know it until people come to the party”.

“With emissions choking our atmosphere, we are heading towards human extinction in 2090,” Ms Adamson said.

Read more: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/extinction-rebellion-climate-change-protesters-forcibly-removed-from-parliament-house/news-story/fb1fc9aea7d85a9a1d87176b1c9c9903

What I find intriguing is that the Extinction Rebellion climate protest was so small. But perhaps even South Australians are starting to get fed up with the difficulties of being Australia’s most committed greens.

I have a vivid memory of economic hardship from my visit to South Australia two years ago.

Two charity volunteers, off duty firemen, were selling calendars in a shopping centre, to raise money for emergency services. I didn’t want a calendar (pictures of half naked guys wearing fireman hats is not my thing), but I wanted to donate to a worthy cause.

To my shock one of the firemen held open a big pocket sewn into the top of his trouser leg. I asked “where is your collection tin?”

The fireman explained “We don’t use collection tins anymore. Too many thieves keep snatching the tins and running off with them.”

This is a recent change. In most places in Australia, firemen and other charities still use collection tins. But in South Australia, the absolute epicentre of Australia’s climate movement, emergency service volunteers use special pockets sewn to their clothes to collect donations, to prevent swarms of thieves from running off with the charity money.

56 thoughts on “Extinction Rebellion Occupies South Australian Parliament, Demands More Climate Action

      • The solution is to give all the eco-freaks a special pill that will send them to a permanent Soma-Holiday. Problem solved! Go live your life with a booming economy and all the good things that go with it.

    • 2090? Oh, well, then I’ll be gone, so I don’t give a hoot!

      Party time! I’ll have the charcoal red and glowing, so bring your favorite grilling stuff and a dish to pass, and remember: beer will NOT douse forest fires.

      The total snowfall in my area was 6 inches in my area by 10PM CDT on Sunday. Now, we’re having bright sunshine and the grass is shaking off that bit of nonsense. I expect to see violets in the yard shortly and ALL the trees are breaking buds now.

  1. “With emissions choking our atmosphere, we are heading towards human extinction in 2090,” Ms Adamson said.

    Wow, great news, I thought we only had twelve years left. No wonder they want to party.

    • Yes Ms Adamson … emissions … choking us. Yep, ambiguous language such as “emissions” covers just about EVERYTHING! And this is the sort of “science” relied upon to completely alter public policy to the degradation of mankind. These people are very, very, dangerous

  2. What I find intriguing is that the Extinction Rebellion climate protest was so small.

    Well that’s one of the problems with organising an “extinction” rebellion. Looks like they’re almost succeeded already. Keep up the good work.

  3. It’s unfortunate that the real existential threat to modern civilization by those who demonize CO2 doesn’t motivate skeptics to the same level of action as the demonstrable false claims of catastrophic climate change motivates alarmists.

    While there can be no doubt that the scientific truth will eventually prevail, unless this alarmists nonsense is stopped in its tracks, humanity will suffer great harm before this truth becomes accepted.

    • “While there can be no doubt that the scientific truth will eventually prevail, unless this alarmists nonsense is stopped in its tracks, humanity will suffer great harm before this truth becomes accepted.”

      They’re not accomplishing anything but pissing people off. US states are responding by crafting their own laws against infrastructure disruption; something like 10 years in jail and a $100,000 fine. These nuts think they’re angry. They haven’t seen angry yet.

  4. SA Parliament should count themselves lucky. At least the Extinction crowd kept their clothes on unlike their fellow extinction mob who removed their clothes and revealed their bare backsides to the gathered MPs in the HoC Westminster London.
    Now, that is one building that doesn’t need any more bums, there are quite enough in there already… and it comes with it’s very own Berk, Order, Order!!

  5. Activists are a different breed of people. Once they grab onto a cause there’s no holding them back …. that is until the cause is debunked, too many people ridicule them, no one is listening, or they realize it’s a waste of their time. They thrive on the notion that they are right, everyone that disagrees or ignores them is wrong, and they are saving something or someone from a fate not understood.

    • Time to start Gathering Around, Pointing at, Ridiculing and Chiding them at every opportunity. Equate them with Moronic Flat Earth and Moon Hoax and Anti Vaxxer belief. Belittle them with strong Peer Pressure. Perhaps even a little rotten fruit tossed in their general direction.

    • They thrive on publicity, so do a Jacinda on them! No chance of that in the UK, where the BBC is a cheerleader.

      • Jacinda?

        Jacinda the Compassionate is turning into a brave little fascist now she has an excuse.

        Some might claim that denying publicity is the moral thing to do, but by removing the names involved, removing the supporting evidence from public study and by enforcing control on the media platforms that were used in the murders what is this woman actually doing?

        Having names linked to anything personalises an event. Look of a photo of a random person and they are just random. Look of a photo where the people are named and we are reminded these people existed. They had a name. They were people. Names are spoken. Names are heard. They are real people and – this is the important bit – their acts, evil or otherwise are real.

        By denying evil a name you normalise it. You push it away and make it something abstract that is only an irritant, an unfortunate by produce of the modern world.

        By naming the evil you are reminded every time that it came from a person. Evil doesn’t just randomly appear like some tragedy or accident, it is generated by people.

        Always remember the evil, or you will do nothing to try and stop it happening again.

        Jacinda is not compassionate. She is a tyrant who wants control and she is obtaining that by attempting to delete the past and control the future. The sooner the New Zealand parliament remember she is leading a minority government and remove her, the better.

      • Remember, this Compassionate Jacinda has managed to ban ANZAC day in many parts of New Zealand by her government’s actions.

        She is a tyrant in waiting.

    • “until the cause is debunked”

      Every sciencey sounding rationalization supporting CAGW has been widely debunked yet the alarmists refuse to accept the scientific truth. One problem is a clueless media that ignorantly supports the CAGW narrative for reasons that have nothing to do with the actual science. Another problem is that the political left is so vested in CAGW alarmism that the truth is too dangerous to their ideology to accept.

      • I think one of the reasons the media supports them is bad news sells. Example: Violent crime has decreased at least 50% in the last 30 years but that isn’t the way it is reported because good news doesn’t sell copy.

        • This tendency seems to have morphed into a political weapon where only news that’s bad for Republicans and/or good for Democrats gets reported. For example, if the economy was as strong during the Obama administration as it is now, it would have been front page news all the time, meanwhile; the economy was being strangled by regulation and taxes which went widely unreported. If Trump had destroyed devices and data to avoid FOIA requests he would be in jail, yet Hillary got a pass, moreover; what she was trying to hide was pay to play activities via the Clinton foundation which is textbook obstruction of justice. If Trump had actually colluded with the Russians, Pence would be the President. Hillary, the DNC, Christopher Steele and the Russians actually did collude on the fake dossier, yet the MSM ignores this and still thinks that Hillary should be President.

          • David Burge (Iowahawk):
            Journalism is about covering important stories-with a pillow, until they stop moving.

  6. “This is a recent change. In most places in Australia, firemen and other charities still use collection tins. But in South Australia, the absolute epicentre of Australia’s climate movement, emergency service volunteers use special pockets sewn to their clothes to collect donations, to prevent swarms of thieves from running off with the charity money.”

    Those people in South Australia have to pay their electricity bills some way.

    Not many protestors. That’s a good sign. Were they all locals?

    And now we have until the year 2090 before doom hits us, instead of 2030. We’ve been extended 60 years! Has anyone told AOC about this?

    • Perhaps they ride Electric Bikes and Scooters and, being in SA, couldn’t afford to recharge them to get to the protest. Of course they could also have gotten stuck on the Escalator for several hours during a power outage

      • … stuck on the Escalator for several hours during a power outage

        Now why did that bring up a quick mental image of the Three Stooges?

  7. Extinction Rebellion is an anarchist organisation . Nothing to do with the climate. They only use this as cover, lying in their teeth in the process.

  8. we are heading towards human extinction in 2090,

    previously we only had until the year 2000, we did nothing. not that long ago we were told we had 12 years left, and we did nothing. Now we have until 2090. Since doing nothing keeps pushing back the end times, clearly we should continue with doing nothing as it’s obviously working for us.

  9. We only have 12 more years in the U.S., because we have committed more sin.

    In South Australia, they don’t go extinct until 2090 because they have a big battery which soaked up a lot of their sins.

    Here in Texas, at the rate at which we are building these wind warts, we have probably 2100…oh wait…all that oil…never mind, we will go extinct next year.

  10. So all we need to do is move to the southern hemisphere and we’ll survive an extra 60 years?

    • “So all we need to do is move to the southern hemisphere and we’ll survive an extra 60 years?”

      That sounds a little bit like the plot to the movie “On The Beach”. Of course, they do all die in the end but if you are making an apocalyptic movie, you can’t have a happy ending.

  11. It’s a commonly held belief in the XR movement that CO2 causes forest fires. Pretty sure it won’t be long before they claim it causes cathedral fires too.

  12. The louder a person screams about how right they are the more likely it is that they are wrong. The truth doesn’t need a megaphone.

    No one violently demonstrates on the street in support of the theory of relativity.

  13. Maybe the Extinction Rebellion people could protest the mass killing of birds and bats by all the wind farms in South Australia. Surely they’re concerned about the extinction of whole species by these horrible machines? Surely?

  14. The profits for green energy related contractors and subcontractors are considerable.

    Business, because that’s what’s all about, needs marketing strategies. Scaremongers work for the time being and there are a lot of useful fools to propagate and amplify the impact.

    What a shame. Those claiming socialism dedicate their soul to serve hard capitalism money appropriation schemes.

  15. South Australians have never been normal Australians. They live on the edge of a desert and the harsh climate has affected their mental faculties. However even they are beginning to tire of the difficulties and suffering associated with being Australia’s most hard-line Greenies. After blowing up perfectly good power stations and wasting huge amounts of money on a Musk-made toy battery, real economic hardship is starting to bite.

  16. May I suggest that we are now seeing the decline of Western Civilization. The Western economies are suffering from implementing the UN plea to stop the use of fossil fuel. Meanwhile the Asian countries are busy building coal fired power stations at a great rate. Inevitably this will see them gaining economic superiority in the World.
    Maurice Strong anticipated that capitalism would collapse in the move to expensive, unreliable ‘free’ energy sources thereby giving the UN the opportunity to set up the socialist paradise of ‘One World Government’. He did not foresee that the Asian nations would not fall for the UN IPCC scam, being more interested in seeing their economies prosper in the way that they have seen the Western World achieve. Now the Western World millennial’s are so prosperous that they have lost touch with how that prosperity was achieved.

  17. To John Brown’s Body-

    South Australian Labor
    They had a fancy plan.
    Blow up power stations to appease the climate scam.
    When the winds they blow too hard, the power it goes down
    They’re crashing to the ground.

    Windmills for South Australia
    Windmills for South Australia
    Windmills for South Australia
    They’re crashing to the ground.

    • And reported by the BBC under ‘news/entertainment-arts’.
      Somehow I don’t think the general population was entertained by the delays.

    • According to that BBC article, the first of their three core demands is for the government to “tell the truth about climate change”. I can live with that!

  18. From the BBC:

    Researchers at Zero Carbon Britain suggested that if the UK wanted to get to net zero by 2030, Britain would need about 130,000 extra wind turbines mostly off shore. This would take up an area twice the size of Wales.

    There would also have to be significant dietary changes, with people cutting back on meat and dairy.

    Flying would have to be restricted. Severely.

    “You could have an air flight every couple of years, but we can’t allow the world to continue flying for hen parties in New York every couple of weeks,” said Paul Allen who co-ordinates the Zero Carbon Britain research project.

    “The numbers don’t stack up. We can’t do this, we have to be honest with ourselves.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47947775

    A little bit of reality at the end, but “we can’t allow” really hits the nail on the head for me.

  19. Good planning. In 12 years your movement is over. But in 71 years, this gives your movement purpose for the rest of your life, and hopefully your employment that long.

  20. As you’ll have seen, London is in a mess thanks to these nutters. The worrying thing for me is that governments, including the UK’s, are complicit and thus unable to crack down on it.

    People may be angry now, but it’s nothing to how those who will forfeit parenthood in the cause
    will feel when they finally get the message but are too old to breed.

  21. This seems like a good thread to ask the question:

    What’s the deal with climate alarmist claims that animals all over the world are migrating with greater intensity than ever before, because of human-caused climate change? What is their proof? Where are the articles? Where are the critiques of the articles?

    I don’t recall this particular topic being featured here at WUWT. If it has, then could someone give me a link?

    Thanks.

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