Aussie Climate Emergency Summit: “Climate change must be accepted as an overriding threat to national and human security”

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

In the face of overwhelming evidence there are worse problems than climate change, climate activists are still trying to keep the spotlight of global attention.

Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer

Ben Doherty @bendohertycorro
Sat 15 Feb 2020 11.43 AEDTLast modified on Sat 15 Feb 2020 13.46 AEDT

The Climate Emergency Summit, held in Melbourne this week and of which Guardian Australia was a partner, released a declaration saying the warming world was a clear threat to Australian society and civilisation.

“The climate is already dangerous – in Australia and the Antarctic, in Asia and the Pacific – right around the world. The Earth is unacceptably too hot now,” the declaration said.

“If the climate warms 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the Great Barrier Reef will likely be lost, sea levels could rise metres and massive global carbon stores such as the Amazon and Greenland, will hit tipping points, releasing millions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere.”

Climate change must be accepted as an overriding threat to national and human security, with the response being the highest priority at national and global levels.”

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Give it up guys. Climate change has always been an issue of marginal public interest, a fake crisis plaything of academia, slow news days and the political bubble. You got a slight uptick of public concern about climate change in the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires, but right now, in the midst of a potential global pandemic, people are busy worrying about a real problem.

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February 16, 2020 6:03 pm

Prior to Galileo, circa 1600, the scientific consensus was a geocentric universe.
Prior to Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier circa 1770 the scientific consensus was that combustion involved phlogiston.
Prior to Einstein, 1905, the scientific consensus was that mass and energy were unrelated.
Prior to Dr. Marshall and Dr. Warren in 1982 the scientific consensus was that ulcers were caused by psychological stress and life style.
The current mistake of the scientific consensus is that CO2 causes global warming.

lee Riffee
Reply to  Dan Pangburn
February 16, 2020 8:46 pm

Another fallen consensus of long ago was that dinosaurs were nothing more than sluggish, scaly cold-blooded giant lizards – hence the name “dinosaur” – meaning “terrible lizard”.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Dan Pangburn
February 17, 2020 8:02 am

Dan, In the 17th century (1630) Galileo wrote and attempted to publish “Dialogues” His work followed up on the work of Copernicus who had published the same heliocentric theory. In that time and place legal authority rested with the Church to arrest and jail him. He was put on trial, during the inquisition and his book was banned from publication by Pope Urban Vlll. While he was released to live out the remainder of his days on his farm. It would be another 2 centuries before the church would exonerate him and his work.

This is the very same type of authority the Crony Capitalists driving this Global Warming Alarmism are grabbing for through their political movement. The current mistake of the skeptical scientific community is that this about CO2 or Climate Change. It is about control.

The end game is Authoritarian Rule over the many by the few. We could call it The New State Church of Planet Earth. The Crony Capitalists are mobilizing their army by selling this as one of the Church tenets to the Socialist minded among us. The Propaganda Ministry and their socialist Acolytes are demanding speech codes and censorship on Social Media. The foolish acolytes don’t realize that what they are driving us towards is the New Dark Ages.

Johann Wundersamer
Reply to  Dan Pangburn
February 29, 2020 11:19 pm

Bill Powers February 17, 2020 at 8:02

Dan, In the 17th century (1630) Galileo wrote and attempted to publish “Dialogues” His work followed up on the work of Copernicus who had published the same heliocentric theory. In that time and place legal authority rested with the Church to arrest and jail him. He was put on trial, during the inquisition and his book was banned from publication by Pope Urban Vlll.


Bill, Pope Urban VIII was very interested in science and technology:


Galileo war einfach überheblich und dachte mit der Kirche so zu reden wie mit Pope Gregory XV.

This wasn’t the case.

February 16, 2020 6:10 pm

Oh no the tipping points are coming and my children will never know what snow is.

Reply to  LdB
February 16, 2020 6:29 pm

You had children? How dare you?

Craig from Oz
Reply to  DocBud
February 16, 2020 9:42 pm

Yes, but I stole their dreams first.

How Dare Me!!!

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Craig from Oz
February 17, 2020 7:34 am

And Mikey Mann is in Australia on sabbatical–stoking the flames of CAGW ( the sick bastard ) adding insult to injury of all those affected. Maybe he’ll get lost in the outback!!

J Mac
Reply to  LdB
February 17, 2020 8:50 am

“It’s too hot – too hot lady!
Gotta run for shelter, gotta run for shade!”
Kool and The Gang – Too Hot

Reply to  LdB
February 17, 2020 2:45 pm

You have dogs? Greta has 2 BIG dogs.

David L Hagen
February 16, 2020 6:15 pm

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PS On “Climate Change”, Global Cooling would likely be of higher concern than Global Warming.

February 16, 2020 6:28 pm

Well of COURSE “climate change” isn’t appearing in google searches; the correct term nowadays is climate CRISIS.

Reply to  Observer
February 16, 2020 7:12 pm

Are you sure it’s still ‘climate crisis’? That’s so 2019. You have to keep ramping it up or the lemmings might lose ALL motivation. It should at least be ‘Climate Armageddon’ by now, since all hope is lost. Except the hope of gaining told worldwide control.

Iain Reid
Reply to  Richard
February 16, 2020 11:16 pm


as far as the U.K. Guardian newspaper is concerned it’s now a ‘climate catastrophe’.

I wonder why their circulation is dropping steadily?

Reply to  Iain Reid
February 17, 2020 12:38 am

Needs to drop to zero.

Phillip Bratby
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
February 17, 2020 1:09 am

It won’t happen since the BBC is the biggest buyer of the Grauniad

Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
February 17, 2020 7:04 am

Dear Phillip. BBC on borrowed time, so it will.

embutler butler
February 16, 2020 6:31 pm

and the latest virus outbreak is due to the warning of winter days in china

February 16, 2020 6:38 pm

”Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer”

Why are they still saying this?? (actually I already know) It has been proved beyond much doubt that so called climate change ( 5mm/decade reduction in rainfall in the south east over 100 years) was involved in about 3% (if that) of the cause of this seasons fires. The rest was the pIOD, decades of fuel build up, drought, blah blah blahdy blah.
I think – for my own sanity – I will refrain from reading the discussion at the ”summit”

February 16, 2020 6:44 pm

Lomburg on Australia’s bushfire season

This fire season, at the time of writing, 2.5 per cent of Australia’s area has burned compared with the past 10 years’ 4.8 per cent average by this point.

What is different this year is that fires have been mostly in NSW and Victoria. These are important states with a little more than half the country’s population — and many of its media outlets.

Reply to  spike55
February 16, 2020 9:16 pm

And then there were the Australian fires of 1974-75 when several times more area burned than 2019-20. Yet there was no climate emergency summit called and the climate at that time was believed to be cooling.

And on it goes.

Another Ian
Reply to  DHR
February 17, 2020 12:32 am

You have to allow for new discoveries (/s)

February 16, 2020 6:46 pm

well…you can’t have a Climate Emergency Summit without inviting China..the one country that’s responsible for almost all of it

February 16, 2020 7:03 pm

Read the Guardian. They’ll tell you what you want to hear. No stress news.

Reply to  Troe
February 16, 2020 9:20 pm

I did and discovered the usual and useless subjects
Signatories to the declaration included Ian Dunlop, Carmen Lawrence, John Hewson, Tim Costello and Kerryn Phelps highlighted by The Guardian (For political Nuttery)
Lawrence and Phelps are pollies of the past and failures…John Hewson was a Conservative leader who lost an unloseable election to Paul Keating and now runs…wait for it…a renewable energy company.

February 16, 2020 7:03 pm

They recognise the fact that as the bushfires recede from immediate public consciousness, the continual hysteria about climate change causing worse bushfires will also recede.
I do not even know when the Binskin Royal Commission into the bushfires will commence. It was announced about a fortnight ago but its terms of reference depend on State Premiers agreeing the agenda.
It could take many months and green alarmists won’t accept any finding other than CO2 was responsible!
They may not get that, given worse bushfires occurred last century particularly the 1939 Black Friday bushfires in Victoria, which the Stretton Report identified as coming from the same prolonged drought and build up of fuel.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 16, 2020 9:47 pm

It is The ABC… The Guardian and many of our leftist MSM trying to drive this…Climate Change Impacted Fires Narrative…including the Murdoch stable online of
However the regional and rural areas of Australia are just NOT buying it yet The National Party…the coalition Partner is not jumping up and down to drive this message home.
The timing may have not been right given we had fires to put out in NSW which are now controlled as a result of heavy rains our weather bureau stated would not come till April…Other States are also controlled as our Late Jan and February weather has been moderate…
For overseas people the fires were of duration particularly in NSW and our nation has had much worse tragedies than these current tragic fires which has burned about 3% of our bush.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 17, 2020 1:59 am

“The greens are a long way from winning this argument in Australia.”

You may very well be right. I am, however, reminded of a saying that “perception is reality,” and at times it appears that “perception” favors the greens. For over 10 years I have been reading that the end is nigh. A long way from winning or losing may be another 10 years.

Tom Abbott
February 16, 2020 7:08 pm

From the article: “If the climate warms 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, the Great Barrier Reef will likely be lost, sea levels could rise metres and massive global carbon stores such as the Amazon and Greenland, will hit tipping points, releasing millions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere.”

Was the Great Barrier Reef lost in the 1930’s? Did sea level rise metres in the 1930’s? Did massive global carbon stores in the Amazon and Greenland hit tipping points where they released millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in the 1930’s?

The answer to all of the above questions is No.

Yet, according to Hansen, the year 1934, was 1.5C degrees above pre-industrial levels. So we’ve already hit this “tipping point” temperature of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels in the 1930’s and the Earth didn’t tip over.

We’ve already experienced temperatures that these scientists are wringing their hands about, and the human race went right through it like it wasn’t there, and now we are doing better than ever in history.

These climate scientists need to chill.

william matlack
Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 17, 2020 6:44 am

The C.B.S. program 60 Minutes last evening ran a segment about the bush fires in Australia and the word arson was never uttered, it was all climate change.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  william matlack
February 17, 2020 3:22 pm

Also, no mention of the very restrictive “greenie driven” laws that greatly restricted (under threat of large civil fines) landowners from being able to clean out and remove tree litter that all practical thinkers knew would serve as a fuel source for whenever a fire might appear.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana

Another Ian
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 17, 2020 12:36 am

You weren’t supposed to find that

February 16, 2020 7:33 pm

Google Trends is amusing. People are actually more interested in climate change than Justin Beiber. Donald Trump eclipses both of those and coronavirus was briefly about four times as interesting as the president. How could anything possibly be more interesting than President Trump? 🙂

February 16, 2020 7:45 pm

Despite the fact that this year’s fires in Australia burned only about 20% of average the world is convinced that they are the “worse ever” and caused by CC. If you have the media you own the propaganda.

Jeremiah Puckett
February 16, 2020 8:02 pm

Are we still pretending this year’s fire season in Australia is above average?

Reply to  Jeremiah Puckett
February 17, 2020 12:41 am

No, but the green blob is.

February 16, 2020 8:14 pm

It’s a conundrum –
lefties love the U.N. more than they love their own mothers.

And yet . . .
none of them ever want to cite the U.N. 7 million people worldwide survey that ranked climate change LAST (17th) out of main life concerns for ordinary folk.

Health, education, jobs, housing, food, water, heating, transport, etc etc etc are what the plebs are worried about.

Reply to  Mr.
February 16, 2020 9:58 pm

A survey set up by The UN expecting a set answer BUT when the poorer people voted in droves to seek for education…health…housing…jobs…services…security and wealth…the UN have treated this survey like its a child fathered by someone else and desperately want it to go away

The survey’s analytics, available at,

This needs to be stored and protected…

Reply to  RobbertBobbert
February 16, 2020 10:12 pm

Not to worry – I have “high confidence” (> 95% certain, just like IPCC predictions) that Greta will make this a key element of her next sermon.

February 16, 2020 8:15 pm

There is a very real possibility that a year from now, when Coronavirus is devastating the third world, Innocent asians will be dragged into the streets and killed because they look Chinese.

1918 Spanish flu levels of death in the age of the internet with a known and suspect source within 10 miles of Biolab is going be problem #1 until there is a vaccine or a city killing asteroid hits.

Today, 58 million people in China can’t use their private cars per government edict. A week from now, it could be double this. China is rapidly becoming a Sh*thole country again, and actual Sh*thole countries are next.

Greta can say “how dare you” all she wants, but when the virus starts going through schools and actually killing real kids, and not young adults who still look like kids, Greta will disappear from the public conscience.

Reply to  UNGN
February 17, 2020 1:00 am

WuFlu is not affecting children much. Mostly men 50-65, most of whom, I suspect, are/were heavy cigarette smokers; which is indirectly supported by a recent study that concluded smokers have a significantly higher ACE2 expression in their lungs than non-smokers do, thus potentially making them more susceptible to the disease. It would be interesting to see a similar study comparing people who live in heavily polluted Wuhan with people living in non-polluted areas.

February 16, 2020 8:24 pm

“Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer”

Yes sir. The most amazing thing about the climate era of human civilization is that it allows us to frame all problems, no matter how complex, as climate impacts and then to solve them simply by cutting emissions. In the old un enlightened days we used to control wildfires with prescribed control burns but in this amazing climate change era all we have to do is to cut emissions. In this enlightened era, no matter what the problem, the solution is to cut emissions. That’s how far our civilization and our science have advanced. Science science science science science!

J Mac
February 16, 2020 8:26 pm

Australian Climate Emergency Session – ACES. Ugh!

charles nelson
February 16, 2020 9:34 pm

I love that coronavirus chart you put up.
I love the number that says ‘recovered’.
Would that include the tens of thousands who have had mild or negligible or no symptoms?
Would you call them ‘recovered’?
Quite clearly the virus has been around the world several times before science ever got its trousers on!

Jim Clarke
Reply to  charles nelson
February 16, 2020 11:47 pm

Given that it was a Johns Hopkins CSSE chart, You should probably ask them what the details are.

Michael F
February 16, 2020 9:37 pm

I have just driven from Queensland through Northern and central New South Wales through areas which were devastated by fires just a few weeks ago. Most if not all are now sprouting green shoots on the trees which are still black from the effects of the fire. The black and green make a fine contrast. What is also amazing is the undergrowth which has greened up amazingly. There is no sign of any fire there. REplacing housing will take a lot longer but the natural environment is quickly replenished.

Reply to  Michael F
February 17, 2020 7:25 am

Did you see the picture of Russel Crowe’s land? 10 days after the fire it looked amazing.

February 16, 2020 10:03 pm

Consider the people of Lake Conjola, NSW. On NYE 85 homes were burnt down and when the east coast low finally turned up 6 weeks later the lake could not absorb the volume of water, as it was not open to the sea. Both problems result directly from green inaction. Green inspired local council regulations severley limited hazard reduction burns and a state government grant had been approved to open the mouth of Lake Conjola. Some homes which survived the bushfires were then flooded by up to 2 metres of water. The green council needs to bare the full weight of the blame for the flood and partial responsibility for bushfires. Don’t even give them an inch!

February 16, 2020 10:35 pm

Coronaviruses = exterminate bats to extinction.
Au forest fires = remove gum-trees from your town and surroundings.
No other solutions will work.
Neither will happen.
And around we go again . . .

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Warren
February 16, 2020 11:56 pm

I understand the virus bats carry is similar to rabies in Europe. So I am not too bothered if a few die now and then climate change or not.

Patrick MJD
February 16, 2020 10:48 pm

Talking of fire ravaged Australia, the volunteer firie who was outspoken about the PM got “fired”!

Michael F
Reply to  Patrick MJD
February 16, 2020 11:26 pm

Volunteer firefighter Paul Parker ‘wasn’t dismissed’ over PM tirade: NSW RFS
The left’s Sydney Morning Herald is lying again.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Michael F
February 16, 2020 11:54 pm

“Michael F February 16, 2020 at 11:26 pm

The left’s Sydney Morning Herald is lying again.”

Well, I am not surprised at all.

February 16, 2020 11:10 pm

The mouth foming brigade seeking relief from the unbearable stress of constant rod-walloping…..

February 17, 2020 4:50 am

One other reason we like to keep the narrative flowing. New toys. Can’t go back to when Group Captain Stagg was doing correct forecasts using, pensil, slide rule and rule. Oh ne we need….

February 17, 2020 5:15 am

“The Earth is unacceptably too hot now”

(Unacceptable to whom??)

When the pre-industrial + 2 meme just wasn’t alarming enough, it suddenly morphed into pre-industrial + 1.5. Now, at roughly pre-industrial + 1, they’re claiming it’s already too hot. Have these loons the slightest inkling of just how crazy they sound? The alarming thing is that so many politicians still take them seriously.

February 17, 2020 5:43 am

“Climate change has always been an issue of marginal public interest, a fake crisis plaything of academia, slow news days and the political bubble.”

A truly exceptional summation, Eric!

Gordon Dressler
February 17, 2020 3:13 pm

From the above article’s title: ““Climate change must be accepted as an overriding threat to national and human security”

Thank you . . . but no thanks, I’ll pass.

Bob Down
February 17, 2020 4:42 pm

Every aspect of our weather is being altered and manipulated by geoengineering programs, including hurricanes / cyclones. Radio frequency / microwave transmission installations have been and are a core component of the ongoing global climate engineering operations. The 2+ minute video below tracks the path of Hurricane Florence while clearly revealing the network of radio frequency / microwave transmission facilities that were used to manipulate and steer this storm.

February 18, 2020 3:22 am

One site that is giving some good updates is

Some stories from there:
– 3500 medical workers have died, not the 1700 that China says
– patients can get reinfected and reports are that reinfected patients can go into sudden cardiac arrest
– studies show potential for virus infection to cause male infertility

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