Australia Not Invited to a Big International Climate Summit

Scott Morrison
Aussie PM Scott Morrison Brandishes a Lump of Coal in Parliament

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Summit organisers, the United Nations and UK PM Boris Johnson, rejected Australia’s attendance, claiming Australia’s climate action plan was “unacceptably weak”.

Australia will suffer for global climate summit snub to Morrison

By Laurence Tubiana
December 11, 2020 — 7.14am

This weekend more than 70 world leaders – from Canada to Japan to Rwanda – will gather virtually to discuss how they are laying the concrete foundations for the clean economic transition that all their policies are converging upon. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will not be one of them.

Leaders were asked to submit ambitious new proposals to the UN, French and British governments running the Climate Action Summit. Australia’s offer – to stop using old carbon credits to make it easier to meet emission cut goals and to consider a carbon neutrality plan – was deemed by the organisers to be unacceptably weak, especially compared with the concrete commitments and plans from other leading economies.

Australia will be a notable absentee at a meeting where Britain, Japan, South Korea, the European Union, China and connections to the incoming US administration will affirm the direction of the battle against climate change. Australia is not at the table of leaders who have set a clear direction for a cleaner world where fossil fuels do not dominate, where coal is in a death spiral and oil and gas greatly diminished. This will ultimately hurt Australia’s people and economy.

Few countries are as blessed as Australia when it comes to clean energy potential. From the sun, surf and wind to the raw materials that are critical to the fifth industrial revolution, few countries can count themselves as lucky to have so many winning cards.

Read more: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-will-suffer-for-global-climate-summit-snub-to-morrison-20201210-p56m79.html

The summit Australia has not been invited to is the “Global Ambition Summit”.

UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit

24 September 2020
Climate Change

With the COVID-19 pandemic having disrupted plans to hold the annual international UN climate meeting – known as the COP – this year, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have announced that they will instead co-host a “landmark global event” on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

The event is being dubbed “the sprint to Glasgow” by the UN. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the UK was slated to host this year’s COP in the Scottish City. The Summit is now scheduled to take place a year later, in November 2021.

The December event will be held amid signs that the world is off-track to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and that a carbon-free economy is long overdue.

“The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste, Mr. Guterres said in a statement. “The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations”.

The aim of the event is to rally momentum and call for much greater climate action and ambition. National governments will be invited to present more ambitious and high-quality climate plans, as well as COVID recovery plans, new finance commitments and measures to limit global warming to 1.5C.

It will bring together leaders from across all levels of government, as well as the private sector and civil society, to present new measures, boosting ambition and action.

Read more: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/09/1073392

If climate action made economic sense, there would be no need for government targets and international bullying. There is no regulatory impediment to investors flocking to Australia’s “blessed” renewable energy opportunities of their own free will.

But for some reason, investors won’t touch all these amazing renewable energy opportunities unless the government guarantees their profits through mandatory climate targets, soft loans and guaranteed market share.

Bullying Australia for not embracing alleged green energy opportunities is great cover for nations which have yet to demonstrate any meaningful climate progress of their own.

The alleged climate achievements of European nations behind the big push for renewables are mostly fancy accounting and exporting carbon intensive jobs like manufacturing solar panels to China.

I expect to see a lot more climate bullying and non-achievement, if Biden is confirmed as the next US President. The main reason US emissions have fallen over the last decade is gas fracking displaced a lot of coal. But Biden is hostile to fracking.

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Patrick MJD
December 10, 2020 6:42 pm

“…from Canada to Japan to Rwanda…”

Rwanda is bothered about climate change?

Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 10, 2020 9:14 pm

Rwanda bothered about climate change? Well, to quote the article:
“…all these amazing renewable energy opportunities unless the government guarantees their profits through mandatory climate targets, soft loans and guaranteed market share.” The traditional role of African colonies, if they want to stay out of the International Criminal Court for unspeakable crimes against whomever, the way American, British and French politicians never get to answer for their well-publicised war crimes in Africa.
If this “climate summit” truly was a bona fide science-based event, would it not require everyone to beg Australia’s attendance?
But it is about money. Taken together with Australia’s totally jackbooted Globalist approach to the Covert-1984 scamdemic, this “snub” is probably just a stick to beat the guvvemint on the cross of public opinion as determined by opinion makers in the leading opinion forming opinionating opinion platforms.
Now we wait for Soros to sponsor ‘spontaneous riots’ in the streets of Brisbane, demanding their guvvermint “do something” about climate change.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  paranoid goy
December 10, 2020 9:35 pm

“paranoid goy December 10, 2020 at 9:14 pm

But it is about money.”

Well, of course it is, always has been. I was going to mention it, and the ICC, but thought too obvious.

Bryan A
Reply to  paranoid goy
December 10, 2020 10:01 pm

No mandates necessary, no laws required, no new taxes need be levied, no government action needed.
There are Billions of people out there that Believe in CC. Billions that believe using Oil, Coal, and Gas are hurting the earth RIGHT???
If EVERYONE who believes that way stopped using fossil sourced energy and petrochemical derived goods, if they ALL traded in their ICE cars for new EVs, if they ALL purchased and installed Rooftop Solar at home and severed from fossil sourced grid energy, those Billions of people would cause fossil energy demand to tank and cause it’s elimination without government interference. There are BILLIONS who believe RIGHT???
Or are there simply BILLIONS of hypocrites??

Redge
Reply to  Bryan A
December 10, 2020 10:48 pm

New EV’s built and powered only by electricity that has never seen any fossil fuel in any form and can be energy-free recycled ad infinitum.

Streetcred
Reply to  paranoid goy
December 11, 2020 12:00 am

No real point to flagellate ourselves at the alter of climate crazy, we’re achieving our goals. Those crazies just need to affirm their cult to ensure that there are no losses along the way. Keep their sponsors engaged and the trough topped up. We don’t need no stinking affirmations.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  paranoid goy
December 11, 2020 4:04 am

already been 2 eolunatic protests in qld I gather
not making much newstime though;-)
while the covid lockdowns were shit for victorians like me, we are covid free now
until dan the doofus admts 23k OS students that is
and proposed os workers for farms
providing accomodation FOR aussie workers would see people roll up
as it stands if you cant get a place to stay than you cant travel TO the areas that need help

as for the snub?
mate is GREAT!!!
the green adam bandt was moaning on abc of course
no one else gives a damn
oh a few brainwashed schoolkids, dont count!

rbabcock
December 10, 2020 6:48 pm

The Aussies should thank them. How much money and CO2 will be saved not sending anyone? Australia is on the other side of the world and it’s a very long jet flight, especially round trip.

Scissor
Reply to  rbabcock
December 10, 2020 6:54 pm

Virtually nothing will be saved since it was a virtual meeting.

Greg
Reply to  Scissor
December 10, 2020 9:37 pm

Virtual or not , I don’t think Aussie will lose anything by not attending. Hardly seems like a threat, more like a kindness.

BTW what part of “voluntary targets” can make them “unacceptably weak” ? Who gets to give themselves the authority to judge what is “acceptable”?

Sounds like someone rewriting the rules of Paris Accord which Australia was silly enough to sign up to.

Redge
Reply to  Scissor
December 10, 2020 10:51 pm

Tens of thousands of people live streaming for a day is still consuming evil fossil fuels.

MarkW
Reply to  rbabcock
December 10, 2020 7:41 pm

The article did say that they would be gathering virtually.

lee
Reply to  MarkW
December 10, 2020 8:37 pm

Perhaps they meant they were meeting virtuously.

RicDre
Reply to  rbabcock
December 10, 2020 7:57 pm

“…Australia is on the other side of the world and it’s a very long jet flight, especially round trip.”

Now there’s a thought, lets gather up all the Climate Alarmists and send them on a one-way trip to the UK Climate Summit; think of all of the CO2 that would be saved and also the burden that would be lifted from the countries sending them. I’m sure Boris would not have a problem with this as he seems to get along with those people quite well. The UN could support their permanent stay in the UK with all of that Climate Money they plan on collecting from the countries with acceptable climate action plans.

Redge
Reply to  RicDre
December 10, 2020 10:52 pm

No thanks, we have more than enough of our own

MarkW
December 10, 2020 6:48 pm

With all they have going for them renewable energy wise, if Australia can’t make it work, then nobody can.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  MarkW
December 10, 2020 8:16 pm

The thing is all the panels etc are made in China, and there seems to be a bit of a trade war going on between Aus and China right now.

Bryan A
Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 10, 2020 10:04 pm

That’s what happens when you put the Fox in charge of the henhouse

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 11, 2020 4:09 am

yeah but chinas NOT stopping pushing their crap onto us!
if accusations of dumping were fair then WE could refuse their solar cell shite.
and theyre still taking our iron ore,
I read theyve also snaffled a huge amount of floating oil unaccounted for..hmm
sounds a lot like the old days prewar and pigiron Bob sending steel we got backa s bullets and planes and ships attacking us.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  ozspeaksup
December 12, 2020 4:55 pm

Stop buying Chinese crap (Difficult I know). Eventually retailers will get the message.

a happy little debunker
December 10, 2020 6:49 pm

Climate change – bringing us all together by forcing us apart…

DrEd
Reply to  a happy little debunker
December 11, 2020 11:56 am

Buncha idiots.

Scissor
December 10, 2020 6:53 pm

Was Fang Fang invited?

LdB
Reply to  Scissor
December 10, 2020 8:17 pm

I am happy to send Loydo and Nick on our behalf and with luck the borders will close.

Reply to  LdB
December 10, 2020 9:15 pm

Now we’re talking!!!! What’s the GoFundYou code for that one?

Analitik
Reply to  LdB
December 10, 2020 10:37 pm

Why are you leaving griff out?

fred250
Reply to  Analitik
December 11, 2020 2:04 am

Because he/she is totally irrelevant.

A Norwegian Blue knock-off, caught in repeat.

Rich Davis
Reply to  fred250
December 12, 2020 11:16 pm

griff’s in the UK already.
Lovely plumage though, the Norwegian Blue.

December 10, 2020 6:54 pm

Isn’t that “You’re not invited” thing really just a badge of honor?
It’s a badge of “We’re not stupid like you folks over there. Enjoy you’re little fun with unicorns and fairies.”

Really, it’s like being told you can’t attend the Communist International Convention.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
December 10, 2020 7:43 pm

your (sigh…)

Redge
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
December 10, 2020 10:54 pm

You’re (you are not invited)

saveenergy
Reply to  Redge
December 11, 2020 12:18 am

In days of ‘YORE’ the UK sent it’s lowly criminals to Australia (we kept the better criminals to govern us), so old Etonian Boris & his green bint won’t want to be on the same screen as someone who handles coal .
Yet Brexit Boris wants UK to have Australian trade terms with the EU .

I think I’ll go out & steal a sheep & hope for transportation to Australia !

Gerry, England
Reply to  saveenergy
December 11, 2020 6:42 am

But as with everything, the ignorant oaf Johnson has no idea what ‘Australia terms’ actually means. He and his band of idiots have convinced themselves that this means WTO terms alone but if you check the EU pages for trade agreements you will find there are plenty of bilateral and multilateral agreements that facilitate trade it is just that they are not a ‘Free Trade Agreement’ and registered at the WTO but an agreement that facilitates trade is obviously a ‘trade agreement’.

Mr.
Reply to  saveenergy
December 11, 2020 8:30 am

In NZ they call stealing a sheep “eloping”.

Hugs
Reply to  Redge
December 12, 2020 1:04 pm

it is a badge of honour.

‘back then’ i never did a performative spelling mistake, now i’m happily writing your when my demented head was supposed to right you’re. well, as long as i rite, all rite.

it must be writing english melts the spelling cells of brain

Redge
Reply to  Hugs
December 13, 2020 12:55 am

To be onest, Hugs, I waz pointing out Joel got it rite first thyme.

d
December 10, 2020 6:58 pm

China is “at” the virtual meeting, but Australia’s plan is not agressive enough. Sounds like kowtow via zoom. Shades of Neville Chamberlain, Batman! How’s this going to turn out? Roast Quisling is to be served at the virtual dinner.

Bryan A
Reply to  d
December 10, 2020 10:06 pm

Perhaps it could be hacked and have all the Chinese connections backfired with Virtual CoVid-20, the PC type

Serge Wright
December 10, 2020 6:59 pm

I note that China is invited to the summit. Perhaps Australia needs to ramp up CO2 emissions from 1% to 30% and then further increase emissions up to 2030, instead of making any cuts.

This is a case of hypocrisy on steroids

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Serge Wright
December 10, 2020 8:53 pm

China has already achieved the goal of the UN re climate a totalitarian regime.

Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 10, 2020 9:16 pm

Give this man a frosty, he’s been thinking hard!

Antonym
December 10, 2020 6:59 pm

Good on you mates! Missing that fraud meet is a blessing.

“China and connections to the incoming US administration will affirm the direction of the battle against climate change”: the lunatics in charge of the mad house. Biden & Pelosi will cut US CO2 by xx% while Xi will up “developing” China’s by xx%.

Zigmaster
December 10, 2020 7:03 pm

I would normally view this article as a sense of pride that Australia is not worthy to be considered in discussions of future climate commitments or targets. But what you have to realise that not only are we one of the very few countries meeting their emissions targets we have one of the highest per capita
take up of rooftop solar in the world.
The real problem is that whatever we do is not enough for the Greenies and by meeting these arbitrary commitments emboldens them to demand more. If Biden is confirmed as President the next 4 years are going to be very difficult.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Zigmaster
December 10, 2020 8:54 pm

Biden will show those damn Austrians who’s boss.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Zigmaster
December 11, 2020 4:15 am

highest uptake causing grid instablity and legal ability now in SA to bump solar feedins OFF on hot sunny days to “protect” the grid
meanwhile after billions wasted on win solar etc in Vic OUR bills are rising 200+ peyr the recent powerco notices advise
saving? cheaper?
not anywhere here!!!

December 10, 2020 7:08 pm

We can help Australia keep their coal fired power plants operating and still be reducing their CO2 emissions.
I would love to see PM Scott Morrison and President Trump say to the Paris Climate Accord Group ~ Good luck at keeping up to us!!
http://www.SidelGlobal.com

MarkW
Reply to  Sid Abma
December 10, 2020 8:07 pm

Spending lots of other people’s money on a scheme that doesn’t work, to solve a problem that doesn’t exist.
What a way to get rich.

December 10, 2020 7:14 pm

Australia should be very happy not to have been invited to the Big International Climate Summit, which will saves many Australians from being bored to death with hours and hours of boring propaganda on behalf of unaffordable ‘Sustainable’ energy boondogles.

Editor
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
December 10, 2020 9:32 pm

Our ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) won’t ever let up on the propaganda. There is now no point at all in Australia staying in the Paris agreement, but Scott Morrison is it seems incapable of doing any thing sensible on climate policy. Instead of tying himself in knots to try to keep being seen as being in the club while avoiding the worst of it, he should just join the USA out of the club.

Reply to  Mike Jonas
December 10, 2020 11:55 pm

“…Scott Morrison is it seems incapable of doing any thing sensible on climate policy…”
And what, exactly, would the “sensible” thing be, sir? Which specific policy would you like the planet earth to observe, so as to make the planetary “climate” unchanged and unchangeable forever?
Do you understand what causes the seasons? Do you know why Magnetic North is not Geographic North? Do you know that difference is notated onto every serious map? DO YOU KNOW WHY?
The answers to those simple questions will give you all the understanding of “climate change” you ever need. Then you will laugh despondently with the rest of us, every time you hear “climate change doom oooohhhh!”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  paranoid goy
December 11, 2020 4:36 am

“Which specific policy would you like the planet earth to observe, so as to make the planetary “climate” unchanged and unchangeable forever?”

We could start by giving up the notion that CO2 needs regulation, and that humans can change the Earth’s climate by regulating CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

Mr.
December 10, 2020 7:22 pm

CO2 is responsible for accelerated growth in many organisms around planet Earth.
Chief among such organisms is Gabfests.
These have grown exponentially on the addition of just a couple poofteenths of CO2.
But apparently they don’t provide any useful levels of cerebral nutrition to those who gorge on them.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Mr.
December 11, 2020 2:42 am

Don’t you know? CO2 is The God Molecule….

markl
December 10, 2020 7:44 pm

Australia won that one. Maybe the other countries will leave them alone now and stop the bullying, shaming, and trash talk. Think of all the money Australia will save and if they’re lucky even get off the renewable train and save more and gain energy reliability.

Andre Lauzon
December 10, 2020 7:47 pm

Lucky man he is that Mr. Morrison. He wont have to suffer BOJO and Guterres and they the other bobbing head
doomsday preaching wackos.

RickWill
December 10, 2020 7:54 pm

Fact is, they could not find any academic or government employee in Australia willing to take the risk with Covid.

Tony Abbott has been the only Australian figure to travel to the UK this year and that copped a lot of flak as it reduced the number of returning Australians by one.

They know South Australia leads the world with weather dependent power sources and they would just love to know how but no takers for the invitation so they turned it around to say they weren’t invited.

Australia is not buying enough solar panels and wind turbines from China so their proxy, the UN, are trying to make a point. China needs to arrest its increasing trade imbalance with Australia. Covid did not get near the iron ore price and it is going gang busters again.

Haven’t these dills heard of ZOOM. Who needs airplanes. The expenses for government employees in Australia is at rock bottom – all worried about catching Covid. The only people in Australia who have had Covid are some old codgers caught on cruise ships at the start, recent immigrants from sub-saharan countries who worked as casual security guards for the hotel quarantine and told to share the one face mask they had, a significant number of old people in aged care homes and their carers who caught it from security guards working double jobs as cleaners, some hospital staff who caught it from old people, a few BLM marchers who caught it from security guards marching for BLM but no government employees – they stayed home and ZOOMED.

Sadly the government expense accounts will need to wait for a vaccine to get back to something approaching the normal spend.

Frank Hansen
Reply to  RickWill
December 11, 2020 7:10 am

Last time we had a large international meeting in Copenhagen prostitutes from many different countries also arrived to service the thousands of representatives in the meeting. This is the little dirty secret seldom mentioned that makes it utterly impossible to have zoom meetings

Neil Jordan
December 10, 2020 7:58 pm

Australia not invited to the climate party? There’s a song for that.
https://youtu.be/Qzac66Qu9pQ

RickWill
Reply to  Neil Jordan
December 10, 2020 8:07 pm

Loved it – made me smile.

RickWill
December 10, 2020 8:03 pm

I also like this bit:

UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit

“Premier” has a nice ring of communism about it. Is it telling us something!!

LdB
December 10, 2020 8:14 pm

As an Australian we are cut to the core … how can we live with ourselves.
Anyhow Griff and the UK are the most advanced country in the world and going to fix it all for us, so us colonials will just plod along making record resource exports again I guess.

RickWill
December 10, 2020 8:17 pm

Is POTUS Trump ZOOMING in?

If US is not there then who pays for all the dictators looking for their promised handout. Maybe they are aiming to get the shopping list sorted before Biden bestows his climate ambition on the good dictators.

High Treason
December 10, 2020 8:18 pm

They should throw us out of ALL climate treaties etc, especially the Paris extortion racket. We definitely need to be expelled or just leave the UN. They can just soil their nappies and chuck temper tantrums along with Greta without us.

Geoff Sherrington
December 10, 2020 8:37 pm

Prime minister,

Every friend I have agrees with this simple act, which is for Australia to cut all ties with this motley collection of un-elected bureaucrats and poor scientists who are pushing for global CO2 reductions by countries other than China, the biggest emitter. These people are after a lot of money from Australian taxpayers, while they offer nothing in return except more future money demands.
ScoMo, can you not finally jump the shark. to demonstrate to Australians that you see through this sham. The USA did. We think that you, as a Conservative who values free enterprise, saw through it a long time ago.
If you did not, if you do really support it, then please state what compelled you to accept the crock.
Geoff S

Izaak Walton
December 10, 2020 8:44 pm

Eric,
I am curious to know when you are going to accept reality and admit that Biden will be the next president. All 50 states have certified the votes and the electors have been chosen. The rest is a formality.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 10, 2020 10:26 pm

none of those states are claiming that Biden cheated. The lawsuit is about whether or not different states followed the correct procedure when changing ways people could vote. What Texas is trying to do is to get other states not to count millions of votes cast by people who were told at the time that they were doing so legally.

It is also worth noting that the Texas governor also changed the number of dropboxes allowed and the deadline for mail in voting which would be as unconstitional as any of the measures that Texas is complaining about. So clearly Texas’ votes should be thrown out as well.

fred250
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 10, 2020 11:25 pm

Do you mean those millions of people who’s votes suddenly appeared in suitcases stowed under the tables ?

Or do you mean the millions that nobody can verify if they actually voted, or EVEN EXIST. ?

Which million do you mean, Izzy !??

Laertes
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 11, 2020 2:39 am

“The lawsuit is about whether or not different states followed the correct procedure when changing ways people could vote.”

1. The correct CONSTITUTIONAL procedure.
2. The “not following the correct procedure” is the exact reason why Putin, Lukashenko, Kim Jong Un, got those almost 100% results. Sounds innocous, right?

RickWill
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 11, 2020 3:42 am

I figure it is the ones that were found in the wee hours or some days after the actual vote that were all for Biden:
Georgia had an exclusive surge for Biden 6 hours in then a number of smaller exclusive surges to get him across the line:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNg37aTX2LmdghPn_f
Michigan found their exclusive Biden votes 12 hours in:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNg38P79IReFbL5SA8
Pennsylvania had a counting screw up 1 hour in as they fiddled with the vote attributor but then a number of exclusive Biden bags well into the count – often Biden increasing while Trump went backwards:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNhAFRTOcWzd6jFoHw
Wisconsin found their Biden exclusives around 10 hours in.
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNhALkJqVZIb5HvZI5

If this one goes through to the keeper then the USA elections have become a farce. The woke States will remain blue and there will always be enough blue votes in enough of the other States to make them blue; unless the red side start buying and controlling the voting machines and sending out pre-printed ballots for easy mail in return that are error free.

Just do away with any form of identification. Make all ballots mail in and order boatloads of pre-printed ballots from China. Some questions may get asked when the total count exceeds the population by a billion or so. Will also take a long time to count; probably longer than 2020.

I almost made a greater fool of myself by making a post on another site at 1am US east coast time declaring Trump the easy victor. I was more than a little amazed how bags of votes exclusively for Biden were found as the hours turned into days.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 11, 2020 10:43 am

That’s just it. Biden didn’t cheat.
It’s all those Democrats and progressives that wanted him to win that did all the cheating.
There have been hundreds of signed affidavits alleging cheating.

MarkW
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 11, 2020 10:44 am

Let’s not forget the so called “news” media suddenly deciding that the Hunter Biden corruption scandal is a real story after all, now that there man has been elected.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 2:48 am

“Conspiracy” ideation about the election screams moron. TraitorTrump’s barefaced attempts to steal the election have failed, and will continue to do so.

MarkW
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
December 11, 2020 10:47 am

Translation. I found a book with lots of big words that I don’t understand, but I’ll use them anyway because I want to impress my friends.

Asking that illegal votes not be counted, is trying to steal the election. Progressives sure do have a weird sense of reality.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  MarkW
December 11, 2020 5:00 pm

Only morons like you believe in “illegal votes”. Yes, moron, it is Trump who is trying to steal the election.

Louis Hunt
Reply to  MarkW
December 12, 2020 9:14 pm

So that’s why liberals want to defund the police and release people from prison. The idea that anyone would break laws or do anything illegal is just “conspiracy ideation.” There is no need for cops or prisons in a world where no one does anything illegal, especially when it comes to grabbing power by stealing elections.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 4:59 am

“I don’t think a Biden presidency is a done deal just yet.”

Along with the 23 US States that are challenging the elecion procedures in the contested States, there are also 108 Republican legislators who have joined the lawsuit.

The U.S. Constitution lays out how elections should be carred out, with sole authority to make the election rules granted to the various State legislatures.

In the 2020 presidential election, these contested States changed their election rules but the changes were not made by the State legislators but by State election officials and judges, neither of which have the authority to change State election laws. In the case of Pennsylvania, the Democrat State Legislature were the ones that changed the election rules, but in this case. the only way to change the election rules in Pennsylvania is to change the Pennsylvania State Constituion, which takes about two years and requires that everyone in the State be notified of any pending changes before they happen. The Democrat Pennsylvania Legislature did not change the State Constitution, they merely passed laws changing the election rules, but this is not in conformity with their own constitution, or with the United States Constitution.

So, the U.S. Supreme Court needs to come in and say that these contested States all violated their own election laws, and since the Justices will not be eager to throw the election to one party or another, they will solve this problem by sending the issue back to the various State legislatures for them to remedy the situation in the way they see fit.

There is no doubt these contested States violated their own election rules. The only thing left is for the U.S. Supreme Court to confirm it.

I think the remedy should be that all votes recieved after the election day deadline should be thrown out. If that were to happen, then Trump wins, since he was ahead in all the Battleground States by tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of votes in Pennsylvania’s case, at the end of election day.

Trump has the evidence about the cheating. He has charts that show huge spikes in Biden’s votes and all these spikes came after election day in the 4am hour or about, and 90 percent of the votes went to Biden. And this pattern repeated in all the contested States. Eliminate these spikes and Trump wins. Stop counting the votes when election day is over and Trump wins.

If the U.S. Supreme Court follows the law, Trump wins.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 6:59 am

They will follow the law, meaning TraitorTrump loses.

MarkW
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
December 11, 2020 10:48 am

Funny how not giving free stuff to a bunch of losers, makes one a traitor in their eyes.

Have you thrown any bombs at traitors lately?

Aksurveyor
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
December 11, 2020 1:13 pm

Please give evidence that President Trump is a traitor, or are you just another Obama lackey holdover that hasn’t got over Hillary losing and have a bad case of TDS?
Congress couldn’t prove it so what makes you think you know more than they do?

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Eric,
The supreme court threw out Texas’ case by a 9-0 vote. As expected.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Izaak Walton
December 12, 2020 5:29 am

Yes, the U.S. Supreme Court failed in their duty to protect the U.S. Constituion.

I guess Joe Biden won’t have to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with Liberals. He already has enough liberals on the Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court punted and put all our personal freedoms in jeopardy as a result.

If the other lawsuits fail, then it will be time for Republicans to RESIST, just like the Democrats did to Trump. About 80 percent of Trump voters say this election was stolen. The U.S. Supreme Court did nothing to dispel that notion.

But Republicans resisting probably won’t happen. Republicans are not nearly as ruthless as the Democrats. That’s why they are losing.

One thing to consider: Hunter Biden has been under investigation by the FBI since 2018, yet this fact was *never* leaked to the public. Do you think if Donald Trump Jr. had been under investigation since 2018, that it would remain a secret? Which just goes to show that Repubicans are not leakers even when it would benefit them to do so.

Seventeen percent of those who voted for Biden say they would not have voted for him had they known about the corruption he is involved in with China and Ukraine and others. The Leftwing Media and the Social Media censored this story and as a result gained Biden 17 percentage points in the election.

The Leftwing Media are definitely the most dangerous organization in the nation when it comes to putting our personal freedoms in jeopardy. The Democrats couldn’t have done it without them and their lies and distortions.

Joe Biden will be compromised from the moment he takes office because of his criminality. He will do the bidding of foreign nations that have already paid him fearing they will expose his crimes to the world if he does not cooperate. Every decision Biden makes will be suspect.

The U.S. Supreme Court may get another crack at it. There are other lawsuits working their way through the lower courts and when they get to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Justices won’t be able to punt the case for lack of standing like they did the Texas case.

Where does Texas go for relief now? The World Court?

gowest
December 10, 2020 8:45 pm

Thank you China… Us quiet Australians look forward to cheap coal power.

gbaikie
December 10, 2020 8:49 pm

–Summit organisers, the United Nations and UK PM Boris Johnson, rejected Australia’s attendance, claiming Australia’s climate action plan was “unacceptably weak”–

Which country has climate action plan which is exceptionally strong?

Mr.
Reply to  gbaikie
December 10, 2020 9:06 pm

China.
They have a climate action plan that is extremely good. For China.

fred250
December 10, 2020 8:57 pm

“Australia Not Invited to a Big International Climate Summit”

YIPPEEEEEEE !

What’s next in good news today !!

Tony Anderson
December 10, 2020 9:00 pm

Australia, get ready for the Biden-Harris administration to start to chastise this country for our coal exports and the CO2 they emit in China during steel manufacture.
China is whipping Australia now with tariffs on our exports. Thus, China will show the world how superior they are at this Climate Conference, pleading that they are still a developing country, and it will turn out to be a resume of the Great Reset by the UN to impose on Western countries to de-industrialise them.
Western leaders are bloody naive.

Gary Pearse
December 10, 2020 9:02 pm

Eric, I worry Oz PM will give in. Aren’t you guys pretty much in the bag? They have passed pretty strong anti-free speech legislation and they are jailing people without masks. Morrison may hold out if Trump finds anyone with courage left in American officialdom and hangs on to the Oval Office

fred250
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 10, 2020 9:36 pm

That mask thing is only in Victoriastan !

The Premier down there is a dull-witted, Troodo’h-like, socialist munchkin.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  fred250
December 11, 2020 4:25 am

whos now planning to let 23k os students in!
direct to the uni ccampuses highschools etc
because?
money!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Gary Pearse
December 11, 2020 4:23 am

not jailed for no masks but fined
most didnt pay em;-))
and masks are now only in crowded spaces like superamarkets etc which is sensible enough

we didnt excape the idiocy totally we have the pacific NOT sinking islanders moaning again and wanting reparation for?
nothing!
but its good spin and always gets media
schoolkids sitting in the water symbolically enjoyng their flooded futures
ffs!

Leo Smith
December 10, 2020 9:09 pm

The united nations reminds me of…
…”Wanna be in my gang?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxfSlIS55mk

(Another BBC ‘child entertainer’ who turned out to be a paedophile.)
Jimmy Saville
Rolf Harris
Gary Glitter…

Tony
December 10, 2020 9:20 pm

What this article omits is that all Australian states have high renewable energy targets, both (in US terms) conservative and liberal governments. The reason is simple- It’s cheapest, and popular.

https://theconversation.com/up-to-90-of-electricity-from-solar-and-wind-the-cheapest-option-by-2030-csiro-analysis-151831

On the other hand, the Federal government regularly tears itself apart between its climate denier (or as you would have it “skeptic”) and those who accept the consensus science. Australia will almost certainly meet ambitious targets of carbon neutrality, but the feds can’t admit it, as it will set off more internal brawling.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Tony
December 10, 2020 9:39 pm

When generators “game” the market and deliberately makes prices higher, bringing in them in-line (Levelling the playing field so to speak) with renewables then they will look cheaper. The simple matter is electricity in Australia is some of the most expensive in the world *BECAUSE* of renewables.

Tony
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 12:57 am

There is demand for targets, as if the world is to decarboonise, it needs to be done quickly. The “special treatement” no longer applies in Oz. The Fed govt is attempting to strong arm power companies into keeping their fossil fuel plants opening, even though irts cheaper to close them, and is even talking about building a gas plants with public money- i.e. fossil fuels are now demanding sepcial treatment.

Reverse auctions for large scale wind/ solar typically come it at the 3-5 c mark, HELE coal can not compete, gas isn’t even close.

LdB
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 8:14 am

They are doing all that because they want to keep the lights on. Over educated idiots at the CSIRO and greentards like yourself Tony can pontificate all you like but you aren’t electrical power engineers or involved in the power industry and so your opinion is meaningless.

The problem you fools never address is how are you going to generate power between 5-9PM when the evening peak is on and there is no sunlight and the wind isn’t blowing.

So expert Tony you have one challenge explain how you provide power in that peak period … it’s a really simple question.

fred250
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 11:09 am

“it needs to be done quickly. “

The world DOES NOT NEED TO DECARBONISE.

That is the fallacy, right from the start.

You are totally delusional if you think wind and solar can ever power Australian cities.

When the wind drops at night.. you have NOTHING.

Without an absolutely GUARANTEE OF SUPPLY…

YOU HAVE NOTHING.

fred250
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 12:15 pm

“and is even talking about building a gas plants with public money- i.e. fossil fuels are now demanding special treatment.”

ROFLMAO.. Wind and Solar are purchased using public money.

… it is NOT special treatment !

If coal is allowed to operate at maximum capacity , it is far cheaper than wind or solar.

Its only when you start making them ramp up and down, charge them HUGE taxes for providing much needed plant food, make them pay for the inherent UNRELIABILITY of wind and solar, or even more stupidly expect then to capture and sequester that much needed CO2…. and generally disrupting their mode of operation, that SUBSIDISED wind and solar even get a look in.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 4:29 am

whos now planning to let 23k os students in!
direct to the uni ccampuses highschools etc
because?
money!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 11, 2020 4:31 am

Im not, cant afford a generator and would prefer to see new coal or gas be built asap.
can all the subsidies to winf n solar scammers and stop importing chinas crap panels

Chris Hanley
Reply to  Tony
December 10, 2020 11:12 pm

“It’s cheapest …”.
That statement flies in the face of empirical evidence within Australia and internationally.
Places with a higher percentage of so-called renewables (excluding hydro) have higher costs, the more ‘renewables’ the higher the cost.
Of all ‘renewables’ solar PV is the most inefficient in terms of energy return on energy invested and with current technology in the long term will not sustain a modern economy.

fred250
Reply to  Chris Hanley
December 11, 2020 11:25 am

The cost that these clown never consider is the cost of implementation into the grid without disrupting the three ABSOLUTE MUSTS of the grid.

1. RELIABILITY of supply

2. STABILITY of frequency within very fine margins.

3. SYNCHRONICITY of the frequency within the grid.

Wind and solar DISRUPT all three of these ABSOLUTES of the grid.

The costs associated with implementation into the grid are ENORMOUS.

A recent study from Vietnam about the cost of implementation of wind and solar into their grid shows why costs to consumers WILL ALWAYS INCREASE as the percentage of wind and solar increase

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RickWill
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 4:11 am

Tony — maaaate pull the other one it has bells on.

“Consensus science” – an oxymoron for those without oxy. Adults who believe in Santa Clause and the “Greenhouse Effect” fairytale. Laughably gullible.

Something to ponder. Three oceans that span the equator. Minimal connection between them and yet they all achieve the same delicate energy balance to have the same peak surface temperature that has not changed in the past billion years:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNhAeQGp_7ns2Kulo9
And never in the next billion years will the SST exceed 32C.

Is that the result of some puny “Greenhouse Effect” or the powerful solar reflection of high altitude clouds associated with cloudburst that drive monsoon and cyclones. It kicks in at sea surface temperature of 26C, reduces net heat uptake by 28.5C and is so effective at reducing heat input that the SST can NEVER exceed 32C:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aq1iAj8Yo7jNg3vzCCr-yZNwAEVd

Tony – Please start to think for yourself rather than stating something as silly as “consensus science”.

MarkW
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 10:50 am

If renewable is so cheap, why does the government have to mandate it?

Tony keeps repeating the same old lies, hoping that someday, even he will start believing them.

fred250
Reply to  Tony
December 11, 2020 11:38 am

On top of the HORRENDOUS COST OF IMPLEMENTATION INTO THE GRID.

There is also the large cost of INEFFICIENCY of having the need for 100% back-up of RELIABLE electricity supply.

If a power plant is only ALLOWED to use half its capacity, while still capable of operating 24/7 at near peak capacity, IE COAL and GAS.

Since the cost of the coal involved in actually only a small percentage, the RELIABLE power plant needs to charge more for each unit amount produced.. PRICES HAVE TO GO UP.

Also operating a coal plant too much up and down causes extra maintenance needs.. PRICES HAVE TO GO UP.

Not to mention that operating in this fashion uses nearly as much coal as operating at maximum capacity…… so PRICES HAVE TO GO UP.

Rory Forbes
December 10, 2020 9:23 pm

How ironic! After two decades of virtue signaling n brown nosing anyone who would listen, Australia has lost its place at the High Table of Climate Charlatans. Even the fact that “Mr. Consensus” (John Cook) is an Aussie doesn’t make them even the equal of Rwanda. So much for lying to their own people for years hoping for a pat on the head from the real climate players like Canada Britain and the US.

Oh he shame of it, Oz … no longer in the club.

John in Oz
December 10, 2020 9:31 pm

I have written to ScoMo to congratulate him in our not being invited.

Alexy Scherbakoff
December 10, 2020 9:57 pm

Oh dear, how sad, too bad, never mind.

Eric Vieira
December 10, 2020 11:25 pm

Turning their backs on Australia will probably push them into the hands of the Chinese… Is that what they really want? In the EU they’re talking about 30 million EV’s for a population of 550 million. So many people
will probably have to walk or ride a bicycle to work in the future… Long distance travel will probably be a privilege reserved for the elites…

David John Charles
December 11, 2020 1:02 am

Yet another badge of honour for us Aussies! Is the denied participation because we are one of the few countries that are actually meeting their Paris agreement obligations? After all, we wouldn’t want to single out China, which has zero obligations for the next ten years, for criticism, but builds coal-fired power stations at an ‘unprecedented’ rate!! Hell, that might get us another round of tariffs on others of our products!
Has there ever been a more-petulant major power clique in world history as 11 Jinping and his cohorts? As Joe Biden might say, “C’mon, man!” But then, Joe B is looking more and more like one of them.

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 11, 2020 1:49 am

Look at it on the bright side. The Australian carbon footprint will be the smallest of all the participants.

Laertes
December 11, 2020 2:46 am

I love when they use terms like “ambition” to descibe introducing economic austerity and downgrading people’s life quality. Such beautiful doublespeak like social “justice” or peaceful “protests”. Hey little one, do you have ambition to have less, eat less, travel less and ban and outlaw more? Come, come inside, this fancy green building is not the slaughterhouse those nasty conspiracy theorists told you about… we will only sheer your wool, not make mutton… promise!

The Covid response in Democratic states tells you how it will look: they will party, travel and eat lavishly while banning the same activities for everyone else under penalty of fines and imprisonment.

Coeur de Lion
December 11, 2020 3:01 am

As an Englishman I’m seriously looking forward to COP26 in Scottish Glasgow. With a bit of residual La Niña it will probably be snowing. 20,000 weirdos arriving by jet aircraft can’t be concealed from the British public even by the lying, partisan BBC. COP26 will fail as all previous COPs – just kick the can along the lane. China will love it. As will that unpleasant Saudi Prince. No country will threaten their poor and their stability by reducing energy supply- oops what did I say? I’ve told my American friends to get their cheque books out

Greg
December 11, 2020 3:18 am

Yep and all those warm fuzzy nations who commit to great co2 reduction never deliver on their commitments it’s a joke to even mention China re co2 reduction.

Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 3:50 am

From the article: “Summit organisers, the United Nations and UK PM Boris Johnson, rejected Australia’s attendance, claiming Australia’s climate action plan was “unacceptably weak”.”

Australia’s production of CO2 is one of the smallest in the world, yet the authoritarians of the world want to make an example out of Australia.

If the authoritarians were serious about reducing CO2 production they would be condemning China instead of Australia. But China gets a pass on all things at the UN.

It’s all about power and control. It has nothing to do with the Earth’s climate. That’s just the excuse they use in their efforts to try to control everyone in the Western world. And Boris Johnson is leading the charge.

You know, the Wuhan virus can sometimes get into a person’s brain and cause serious damage. That may be the case with Boris.

Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 3:55 am

From the article: “This weekend more than 70 world leaders – from Canada to Japan to Rwanda – will gather virtually to discuss how they are laying the concrete foundations for the clean economic transition that all their policies are converging upon.”

No! That’s a lie. China is not transitioning off coal.

All these converging policies are for the Western world, not the rest of the world. China and India get a pass, and the real undeveloped countries get money from the developed countries. They aren’t giving anything up, they are just transitioning to a more profitable future, on the backs of the Western world.

Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 4:07 am

From the article: “Australia will be a notable absentee at a meeting where Britain, Japan, South Korea, the European Union, China and connections to the incoming US administration will affirm the direction of the battle against climate change.”

Well, if ole Trump manages to remain as president, I suppose these clowns might be so stupid as to try to condemn Trump’s failure to toe the UN line on Climate Change, like they are doing with Australia.

I would love to see that! What are you going to do about it, Boris? How are you going to condemn the U.S. when the U.S. has reduced its CO2 production more than any of you complainers, and we didn’t do it to conform to the UN mandate, we did it because that’s the way Free Enterprise works by substituting cheaper natural gas for coal.

We are waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to set the election right, and then Trump can set the Human-caused Climate Change scam in proper perspective.

Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 4:13 am

From the article: ““The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste, Mr. Guterres said in a statement. “The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations”.”

What a pack of lies!

There is no climate emergency. This exists only in the minds of the scammers.

There is no evidence a “climate emergency” is fully upon us or even partially upon us.

Everything the UN cites as an climate emergency is a Big Lie.

The UN tactic is to repeat the Big Lie often enough that it becomes the truth in some people’s minds.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 4:35 am

typical conartists line
quick must decide now panic panic grab the money n run

Tom Abbott
December 11, 2020 4:20 am

From the article: “The December event will be held amid signs that the world is off-track to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and that a carbon-free economy is long overdue.”

Lies, lies, lies!

The UN has no evidence that it’s plan to reduce CO2 levels will do anything to modify the Earth’s temperature.

There is no evidence that CO2 is harmful to humans or the Earth’s weather and climate.

The UN is basing all this on unsubstantiated speculation. They couldn’t prove what they say if their lives depended on proving it.

Lying and misleading billions of people for fun and profit, that’s what the UN is doing.

December 11, 2020 7:56 am

I have to adjust my opinion of Boris Johnson. The UN and Macron continue unadjusted.

Terry Harvey
December 11, 2020 10:04 am

Australia is well-named “the lucky country” as it has managed to avoid being involved in that pointless exercise of virtue signalling (or should that be stupidity signalling). It was astute of them to offer a feeble entry into the “ we can waste more money than you” contest.

Robert Lyman
December 11, 2020 10:57 am

My admiration for Australia grows more every day.

Pat from kerbob
December 11, 2020 4:55 pm

What can I do to get Canada “not invited” too?

Robert Lyman
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
December 12, 2020 4:12 am

Sadly, as you probably have read by now, the Trudeau government just announced that it is “doubling down’ on extraordinarily costly and intrusive climate policies. By 2030, if Trudeau has his way and Canadians are foolish enough to keep voting for him, Canadians will face carbon taxes of $170 per tonne and have a “Clean Fuel Standard” imposed that will have the effect of increasing natural gas prices by 50 to 100 per cent. This will be added to the 237 federal and provincial government measures already in place to “transform” the Canadian energy economy and largely destroy the resource industries. Trudeau and his ilk not only want to be invited to the international “reset”, they want to lead it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Robert Lyman
December 12, 2020 5:56 am

And what is the deal with Trudeau sending out an invitation to the Chicoms to train them in cold-weather tactics? Trudeau apparently thinks it is a good idea to train your enemies to be better fighters.

Fortunately, the Chicoms kidnapped a couple of Canadians (unfortunate for them) and so that put a halt to Canada training Chicom soldiers.

If not for that, I suppose Trudeau would be training those Chicoms up.

You guys need to vote Trudeau out of office, otherwise he will keep sending Canada down the wrong road.

I guess Democracy breeds weak leaders, and we are overrun with them now. You don’t see that in totalitarian governments. The weak don’t last long there.

Robert Lyman
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 12, 2020 12:50 pm

The Canadian media, like the American media, is dominated by left-wingers. So are the universities. The private foundations give hundreds of millions of dollars to left wing and “environmentalist” organizations – so much that they can far outspend any political party. Our history has been one in which recent immigrants vote for the party that was in office when they entered the country, so the parties (and especially the Liberals) fall all over themselves trying to increase the number of immigrants. It will take an economic disaster to change people’s minds – never fear, Trudeau is doing his best to arrange just that.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 12, 2020 4:17 pm

As you guessed there are a lot of really stupid people in canada.
They want so badly to feel like they are wanted by someone for some reason.

There is great British political movie, a comedy from 2007 called In The Loop

It contains a devastating put down of these sorts of canadians
Pathetic creatures

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