Guest essay by Eric Worrall
“They’ve ceased to be a party for anything or anybody other than themselves”: Mr Carbon Tax, former Aussie PM Kevin Rudd, has slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s zero cost net zero COP26 climate pledge as “duplicitous”.
Kevin Rudd criticises Scott Morrison’s plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
Kevin Rudd has warned world leaders will see through Scott Morrison’s plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
October 27, 2021 – 12:00AM
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has described Scott Morrison as a “C-grade Boris Johnson” and warned world leaders at the COP26 conference will see through his plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Under Mr Morrison’s plan announced on Tuesday, more than $20bn will be invested in “low emissions technologies”, but the modelling will not be released until later.
Mr Morrison will soon travel to Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, but Mr Rudd warned the Prime Minister would likely face some criticism from other leaders.
“I think, for example, you could rely upon the European Union and probably the United States to finger Morrison for, frankly, this duplicitous,” he told the Democracy Sausage podcast.
“The illusion being created … is somehow there’s been a Damascus Road conversion and there’ll be garlands of flowers thrown out on the path as Morrison makes his way to the conference centre in Glasgow — nothing could be further from the truth.”
Mr Rudd also hit out at the Nationals, describing the party as “quite corrupt”.
“They’ve ceased to be a party for anything or anybody other than themselves,” he said.
…Read more: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/kevin-rudd-criticises-scott-morrisons-plan-to-achieve-net-zero-emissions-by-2050/news-story/c77e2a2fb52d6763130c741d768d1b77
Other greens have been equally scathing;
How the world reacted to Australia’s net zero plan
By Mark Saunokonoko • Senior Journalist
9:19am Oct 27, 2021
Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has ripped into the government’s key climate document which plans to lead Australia to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, calling it “ridiculously embarrassing” and “just more bulls—“.
Using less colourful language, the world’s media were more restrained than the Atlassian founder in running the rule over Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s plan – but not by much.
Headlines and stories from many of the world’s most prestigious mastheads were critical of Australia’s net zero 2050 plan, particularly the detail – or lack of it – on the pages.
As Mr Cannon-Brookes and Australia slept, reporters and headline writers were busy in the northern hemisphere analysing Mr Morrison’s announcement, just days ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
CNN said that “Australia will be the rich world’s weakest link at COP26 with hollow net-zero and emissions pledges”.
The New York Times said Australia’s ambition to hit net zero by 2050 was based on a plan that “makes that hard to believe”.
…Read more: https://www.9news.com.au/world/how-the-world-reacted-to-scott-morrison-australia-carbon-zero-pledge/3174179b-795e-48e0-8821-16fd72d76fad
As I predicted, Prime Minister Scott “Wrecking Ball” Morrison’s attempt to find a middle road Net Zero pledge for COP26 has made Australia a global laughing stock.
Greens are slamming a “duplicitous” Net Zero pledge which retains a place for coal.
Climate skeptics are slamming ScoMo’s implausible claim that Net Zero will be zero cost.
In the process of stitching together this insult to everyone’s intelligence, ScoMo has also managed to trash the reputation of his junior coalition partners, the National Party, making the Nationals look like Net Zero high fuel cost sellouts.
Maybe the embarrassment of this disastrous Net Zero policy announcement will be lost in the chaos of the upcoming COP26 blamestorm. But I’m guessing thanks to this gutless effort, “that fella down under” has likely just confirmed himself to be the COP26 chief villain, almost certainly pulling Australia ahead of the hilarious Saudi Arabian plan to hit net zero by pumping more oil.
When are conservatives going to learn?
There is no appeasing the left’s looney climate mania.
And if anyone needs any proof of just how dumb the leftist media are – they still publish what Kevin “Peak Irrelevance” Rudd has to say.
I believe that any politician, calling himself a conservative, who doesn’t simply say NUTS to any form of pandering to the AGW nonscience is no conservative and unfit to serve in government. Someone has to say stop to this farce or it will never end.
Trump in 2024,
No Paris Agreement,
Screw all others.
In other words you’re advocating what would normally be good government, realistic foreign policy and return to sanity. That’s a tall order.
He’s got an election coming up and he has to offer something to the brainwashed section of the community to keep them onside. His is a better proposition than the Labor taxers and socialists who would lock the country into massive windmill and solar farms subsidize by taxpayers to guarantee profits.
The world is racing towards dangerous social change so fast it’s hard to keep up with what’s happening. I was more or less out of things for more than a year dealing with cancer … and when I became fully involved again I could barely recognize the world. “Woke” went from a word used by a few kooks to a dominant force. Craziness.
At least he got the greentards crying so it had some value as comedy.
After the Left has achieved SOCIALISM, including a WEALTH TAX for everyone, it will insist on perfecting Socialism, so it can achieve the holy grail of Communism.
COP26 mascot welcomes all no matter their pronouns or duplicity.
Something tells me that the “Mascot” along with a number of <strike>Jack</strike> Lick Boots would bar your entry if you showed up in a MAGA hat or wearing a T-shirt saying
“End the Farce”
“Defund the COPs”
I want a “Defund the COPs” T-Shirt. Maybe Mr. Watts could sell them to fund this blog?
They have a mascot?!
What is it? A Fur Seal? The con goers should take it clubbing…
The Walrus laughed when heard that David Attenborough was trying to sell the climate hoax again.
Unfortunately, to most leftists in the UK Attenborough is akin to a God. Everything he says must be treated with awe and reverence.
The Man only got the job because of his brothers Popularity.
I’m not convinced of that. Don’t all the schoolgirls love those beautiful animals, as long as they don’t get so close that they can smell them? Especially the seals and walruses.
Same here in New Zealand, with the old fool appearing on television last night. Time his lies were pensioned off.
They spent £16,000 to tart up a mascot from a 2018 event and put it in a dress. It’s either a seal or a bloody big otter, not sure which.
that’s funny. I thought it was a rat in a dress.
Count the back legs!
I think it’s a Naked Mole Rat.
Looks well fed, and slow enough to please any polar bear…
You may enjoy my Goreball te Donkey Alternative Glasgow Mascot Find him here and send to your friends
Goreball the donkey as a pdf see above
There is plenty of these in Glasgow .
How clever of the organisers to use a locale resource. ;-}
omg wtf good grief
it’s a transgender rat – in drag – with wonky eyes
slightly more fashion sense than the emperor but …
I’m gonna say ‘even’ but that’s Not Fair At All, even the (now 9yrs old) autistic daughter of my next-door neighbour could come up something much more original than that.
I’ll show her this and ask…….
and what’s it trying to hide behind its back Lawd Help Us
and in Glasgow of all places, the Heavy ## drinking Hard Nut Capital of The World
There is hope though, a sense of humour lurks (is that what’s behind The Rat?)
is he/she/it just propping up the bar? Might explain the wonky optics
Google says:“And, confusingly, “heavy” in Scottish ale terms can refer to any beer between 3.5% and 4.0% ABV, which equates roughly with the relatively light “ordinary bitter,” that of most English ales. As a general rule, a wee heavy is strong, dark, and malty with little hop character and moderate carbonation”
edit to PS
No no no, please tell me “no”
Maybe more humour but pretty gross really…., they’re not taking the p!ss are they out of <whispers> “you know who” – did I accidentally hit-the-nail with autistic?
There we have it don’t we just. Perfectly Typical of Climate Science and all who sail in her.
viz: Blinding Hypocrisy and Totally Zero Self Awareness
It looks,Like A ,Rat to me!
Is that supposed to be a seal? What happened to the cuddly polar bear mascot?
letters on its chest stand for??
I went to school with Rudd…same class… he was a very smart nerdy kid who managed to become PM of Australia for a short time. His need for acceptance and acclamation is very strong and sometimes results in very foolish awkward behaviour. He lost his PMship over climate change and therefore has no legitimacy to comment on anyone else…He was one of Australia’s weakest PM’s and has been wrong with the overwhelming majority of his calls .. He has no credibility at all.
how unlucky for you
I hope you gave him the rubbish bin treatment
Doubtless he got a wedgie or two. I hope that Glasgow is Boris’s wedgie
A Bojo – Wegie -Wedgie in a manner of speaking
If you go to Glasgow you meet Weegies.
Or a quick bog washing
That’s the ticket!
Spread the rumor that the druids bathed naked in a local bog that lengthened their lives and erased their sins.
They will be sure to spot the bathers as their lips will be blue for a long time. Shivering might give them away, too.
“His need for acceptance”
That doesn’t bode well for the future.
I think he has done the right thing. He stuck a finger in the COP26 idiot’s eye. He made a false promise like everyone else.
Australian courts will treat the promise as real.
The court interprets laws not makes them. No idea how you think they would accomplish that but even if they could it would be the laws the politicians made that are at fault.
Going to Glasgow COP26 with an action plan which is duplicitous and offers hollow net-zero and emissions pledges. sounds to be a good choice and highly appropriate given the fictional and duplicitous nature of the dangers of Climate Change that is being used to panic people into needless poverty.
every country is promising with no plan on delivering
Sleepy Joe as no chance
and BOJO has proved that he has no way either with his fiasco handling of COP 26 and the UK massive energy issues
he was a git and a bully when he was prime minister with no credibility with his insulation fiasco
he has no relevance except to cause CO2 creation by opening his mouth
sooner he is forgotten the better it is for Australia
Boris Johnson is a C-Grade Boris Johnson
Well its all just climate theater anyway.
Britain’s largest single CO2 emitter is a renewable power plant that is burning biomass imported from the US via ships burning bunker oil to transport it.
But it’s Zero emissions!
Surely if they are right and renewable continue to tumble in price, outcompeting hydrocarbons, the Oz will totally abandon all its Co2 generation through purely commercial interests.
Pure fantasy! They’re neither “renewable” nor less costly to deliver the same amount of usable power. They’re enormously expensive and dangerous.
But they are renewable, you have to renew them every 15 or 20 years.
And therefore compared to coal fired power stations that usually have an accountable working life of fifty years and well maintained are capable of decades more working life after fifty years, if wind installations could reliably replace a power station the cost is original installation plus two replacements for fifty years.
And the costs involved in removal, replacement and disposal of wind turbine and foundations etc.
1200 tons of concrete and 45 tons of steel re-bar plus everything above the ground.
Unlike EV batteries, which you renew every 8 years!
The promotors always quote Nameplate Capacity and never explain the land area needed plus back up support and feeder transmission line to the main grid and the extra costs.
And surprise, surprise … they never ever come anywhere close to achieving nameplate capacity. When the subsidies run out the owners simply abandon the things, leaving us to decommission them.
It is the manipulated relative cost of subsidised unreliable generation against highly taxed (both directly and indirectly) hydrocarbons which are then further disadvantaged by rigging a power purchasing cartel which always pays top price for unreliables, and no consistent price for reliable power. Not commercial by any stretch of the imagination! Unreliable, unpredictable power in a free market would be virtually worthless. That there is a high capital cost to produce a virtually worthless product would mean there would be NO commercial wind or solar generation in a free market.
Well you can’t say that Scott Morrison doesn’t have form.
He has sat on the fence for nearly every single subject of discussion since becoming PM in some sort of well meaning plan to be friends with everyone.
Spoiler – You cannot make everyone happy all of the time, so don’t even try.
The politics extension of that law is that you should never bend a knee to people who are never going to vote for you. You work out who supports you, throw them bones on regular intervals and put all your effort into sucking up to the swinging voters.
Well he could follow Malcolm Turnbull’s model, suck up to the opposition, and swing voters, and the press, and stab your own supporters in the back, and then when they throw you out abandon any pretense you ever had of being a conservative.
Or Kevin Rudd’s model of giving your supporters everything they could possibly want but treat them so pathologically brutally that they throw you out as soon as your poll numbers drop enough after swing voters figure out not only are you a committed leftist, you are an incompetent spendthrift to boot.
The net zero that doesn’t include natural sequestration. I don’t understand what part of “net zero” they mean.
They mean the convoluted net zero that says nothing and does everything, the net zero where they can carry on doing everything as normal yet live a virtuous emissions free existence. It’s the net zero that can only exist in fantasy land where most of these Muppets seem to be residing currently.
They never learn do they. Trying to appease the radical warming fanatics doesn’t earn any brownie points, it just alienates more people than before. He would have drawn less approbation if he had simply stood firm and refused to give them the time of day.
Who is Kevin Rudd? I remember a Kevin from Queensland who was here to help Australians in 2007 and proceeded in government that was dysfunctional, chaotic and incompetent.
His trip to the IPCC Copenhagen Conference included over one hundred delegates from Australia, he returned with his tail between his legs when Copen flopped.
Copenhagen was the conference attended by Al Gore that fostered the “Gore effect”, by being snowed out and Gore high tailing it out of town on the first private jet he could find. It was the poster child for COP disasters.
The sex workers union in Denmark offered free sex to any official delegate to the climate change conference in Copenhagen in 2009. This was in appreciation of the huge demand for prostitution engendered by the conference. The demand could in no way be satisfied by the local Danish prostitutes, so the conference became a magnet for hookers from all over Europe traveling to Copenhagen to help making the conference a satisfying event.
That’s hysterical or it would be if it was a plot for a comedic screen play, but it’s real … and tragic. How are the girls paid, or do the various NGOs have a special contingency account for this?
The claytons net zero. The net zero you have when there isn’t a net zero.
Australia has a net zero emissions plan, and shiny advertising brochures too, but no economic statement and figures for voters to examine.
The same PM salesman during the 2019 Federal Election attacked the Labor Opposition net zero emissions policy and published the economic damage estimate the Government he leads had commissioned.
Now he wants voters to accept a similar plan in 2021.
Biden says his whole reconciliation package, including his climate plan is zero cost too. Why can’t Morrison say the same.
Biden is absolutely right. His plan won’t cost him a cent.
“The Big Guy” Joe gets 10% of what it costs all the ordinary Joes.
Dance with the Devil and you go down in flames.
Oceania (including Australia) is a net carbon sink.
Net zero emissions in Australia is already achieved…
There are other net carbon sinks, including Indonesia and the Amazon – whilst the International community ignore Indonesia’s net zero emissions, they shouldn’t.
Proof of this is verifiable via Cape Grim, which shows the Southern hemisphere co2 concentration is lower than than the Northern hemisphere…
Not only is the Southern hemisphere controlling emissions from the Southern hemisphere – it is hoovering up the emissions from less environmentally responsible Northern hemisphere!
Mauna Loa 414ppm
Cape Grim 413ppm
SH really “hoovering” it up lol.
Carbon sink? Verifiable proof? Debunker? happy little bs artist more like.
Heh. You really are a silly little thing aren’t you? Are you really trying to sell the idea that all CO2 stays exactly where it was produced? That it cannot ever spread out into the rest of the world? Your chart just shows an average amount of CO2 in a well mixed atmosphere – nothing else. 0/10 and a fail – next time try harder.
Yes, Loydo, hoovering it up.
Wow. Loydo beclowns himself AGAIN with his self-selected ‘science’.
Don’t be stupid; CO2 is a well mixed gas
So those windmills have their uses after all – blowing the Hawaiian CO2 around to distribute it evenly. Good – we certainly need much more of it, preferably about 1,000ppm everywhere.
Are they being advised by the UKs CCC?
1920’s where known as years of decadence, so what 2020’s will be known as?
Years of madness, can’t be too far of the mark, We all know about climate change* when humanity went masochistic, China virus* the bio-w..fare experiment that went wrong on a gigantic scale.
Today’s Telegraph publishes this:
“Tesla: the $1 trillion company that doesn’t make any money
Elon Musk’s company is worth more than every other car maker combined despite making just 500,000 vehicles, meaning each is worth US $2 million apiece.”
If Krudd is critical, it means Scomo has done well.
There was a diagnosis after the second appointment leading into the 2013 Federal Election, I recall it was published in The Australian newspaper: “grandiose narcissism”.
So why doesn’t he give his Chinese friends an serve? Oh i forgot. They are a developing country.
“world leaders will see through Scott Morrison’s plan”
LOL The few that are capable of doing that aren’t going.
KRUDd Turncoat and gillard may be THE most hated ex PMs in aus history. at least JuLiar has the sense to stfu unlike the pair of sour n sore losers
none bar the abc wants to hear their opinions now or even back then
Politicians will never learn the simplest lesson: try to please everyone and you fool noone!
This is all about politics.
The believelists pretend there’s a problem and ScoMo pretends to fix it.
I reckon this vague waffle of a plan has been a gift from the radical left and is a formulated response with an eye to the next election.
ScoMo has essentially said his plan will cost us nothing and anything Labor does to ‘better’ ScoMo’s plan would inevitably cost something. This would see Labor attacked mercilessly as ‘taking a wrecking ball to the economy’.
Probably need a five week campaign but that’s only doable when travel is opened up post-Covid and before May next year – perhaps March, but not before Christmas.
But the trick won’t be selling this to the left; it’ll be selling it to the right. Otherwise he’ll just be another in the long line of leaders who’ve fallen foul of what the voters want . . and will be dumped.
We’ll see but I reckon his survival isn’t assured.
Baldrick couldn’t have come up with a more Cunning Plan.
I learned a new word meaning not saying what you think, and that there will never be enough green to satisfy the climate change crowd. There will certainly not be enough pain and induced poverty to satisfy their feeling of superiority.
Who would have thought something could be sold, in weather, that does not exist and world leaders would gather, at the best places, to commit to it. As the former PM of Australia said, it’s a lie. Deception would have been a more common word but who uses that when they are not common. Now I have misrepresented his words.
This is a fiasco for Australia’s 2 main conservative parties. They are no longer conservatives, just arse protectors. Morrison will be wiped out at the next election, just as Gough Whitlam was in 1975, for trying to destroy the economy.
No, I think it’s mandarin.
Great news! KRudd doesn’t like the way Scomo set the 2050 net zero target so it must be a good plan.
Scomo’s only commitment is to not sacrifice our industries and jobs by chasing it and he now has 28 years before he needs to actually achieve anything. That’s nine elections away. I think we can safely say it’s a Clayton Target. At the rate the unreliables are stuffing up every country and state that tries to use them, I reckon the public will have had more than enough of them well before then.
“Prime Minister Scott “Wrecking Ball” Morrison’s attempt to find a middle road Net Zero pledge for COP26 has made Australia a global laughing stock.”
World leaders like Morrison keep trying to find a middle ground between pandering to the climate alarmist narrative and continued fossil fuel usage to keep their economies from collapsing. They are just making enemies for themselves on both sides.
This is like a war with fossil fuels on one side and the environmental movement on the other. The war will not end with leaders pandering to both sides. One side or the other has to eventually lose. Fossil fuels will only go away with advances in energy generation technologies that can replace fossil fuels. Fourth generation nuclear might be one example — maybe.
From what I’ve learned here at WUWT in the past, the 1.5 and 2.0 degree celcius temperature thresholds that are embedded of the Paris Agreement and are being sold to the world don’t really have any science behind them. This makes them probably more political than anything else. I’m not surprised if indeed they are.
I will be singing and dancing in the streets of my neighborhood (and probably making my neighbors wonder if I’ve lost my marbles) the day a world leader comes along (preferably here in the U.S.) who understands what I’m saying here and goes to war against the seriously faulty “science” of “globull warming/the climate crisis.” Choose the side of sound science and bring this thing to an end — please.
Politicians with both brains and intestinal fortitude seem to unfortunately be very few and far between.
Dammit! The Aussies ‘conservatives’ continue their gutless march, refusing to read the science,realize how weak it is, and reject CAGW and STOP so-called green energy, as the only sensible path for living, breathing human beings. Dare to do nothing! Dare to say NO, before it’s too late.
The near surface temperature record shows almost NO sensitivity to increasing CO2. But to have their cake and eat it, too, some of you pols continue to pander to the lefty scaredy-cats and climate babies. You so-called conservative politicians refuse to recognize the clear benefits of more CO2 for agriculture, ranching, forests, and the entire ocean food web. I don’t see how, if we look honestly, any of that can be rationally disputed. Many of you are not willing to risk your seats for the magnificent benefits of a slightly warmer world, and especially a world that might not descend quite as quickly into the horrific depths of the next glaciation, if that sensitivity to CO2 turns out to be a bit higher that I suspect. But don’t worry. Even then, humans with great machines can help defend Toronto, London, Olso, New York, Moscow, and Boston from glaciers. We’ll drop black cinder dust on the ice in summer to melt it faster, or we could quarry those giant slabs of ice and carry the ice to the sea in great diesel powered trucks, or electrically melt it and supply tons of fresh water to the Northern Hemisphere. Okay, maybe I’m getting a bit carried away with my futurist imagination here, but the point is this: NONE of us are wise enough to create that discount rate for the far future. So trying to think our puny little public policy decisions will control that future world’s climate realities. That is really quite stupid.
All politicians who oppose leftist collectivism, please have the guts to say it’s the SUN, WATER, CLOUDS, ALBEDO, and SEASONAL CHANGE due to orbital mechanics that drive the EARTH’S CLIMATE! IT is NOT CO2! Have some guts and shout it loud and often. Then LEAD your nations and stop them from falling victim to the folly of their mass self-hypnosis and delusion. Billions of registered voters will thank you.
Well, that is a lovely article.
By the way, do you have an alternative plan that you think ScoMo might be able to put forward?
I’d love to hear it.
Sure – tell them to get lost and keep selling coal. Meet any trade war with nation specific tariffs on Australia’s exports. They need Australian commodities more than we need their climate BS.
If they looked up the Oxford Dictionary the Greens would find that the word is “duplicitas”
I am wondering when the Aussie MSM will stop giving this prat airtime.
Scomo, looking forward to you pulling the rabbit out of the hat.
NUCLEAR Power – Tadaaa!!!!!!!!!!!
With covid restrictions COP26 is the only circus in town.