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

  1. 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.

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

    • 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.

  4. ”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”

  5. 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Troe
      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.

  7. Eric,
    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.

    • Herbert, country folk I know are furious at the negligent administration of state forests which has allowed a lethal accumulation of fuel load. The greens are a long way from winning this argument in Australia.

      • 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.

      • Eric:
        “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.

  8. 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.

    • Tom, I live on the Southern edge of the reef, which stretches well over a thousand miles North from where I live towards the equator. Where I live is nowhere near as tropical as the Northern end of the reef. I’m guessing the reef can tolerate significant variations in climatic conditions.

      • 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.

        • 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

  9. 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? 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    • Mr
      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…

      • 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.

  12. 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.

    • 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.

  13. “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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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 . . .

    • 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.

  18. “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.

  19. “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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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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