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Net Zero Sellout Barnaby Joyce Plays Climate Skeptic

Australian Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, who recently caved on supporting Australian Net Zero, has criticised COP26 President Alok Sharma for ignoring Britain’s Fossil Fuel industry in his call for climate shutdowns.

Australian deputy PM mocks Alok Sharma’s emotional reaction at Cop26

Barnaby Joyce takes a swipe at chair of the climate summit for trying to ‘shut down industries in other people’s countries’

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy in CanberraMon 15 Nov 2021 20.11 AEDT

Australia’s deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has mocked the British chair of the UN climate summit for becoming emotional about the watering down of language on coal, and for attempting to “shut down industries in other people’s countries”.

With the Australian government under pressure for first agreeing to a communique that flagged reviewing the current 2030 target before the Cop27 in Egypt – only to rule that same prospect out a few hours later – Barnaby Joyce on Monday went on the political offensive.

Joyce told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday the Australian government had done a “great job” to protect coalminers’ jobs before proceeding to mock Sharma.

“You know, it annoys me … what’s the guy’s name? Was it the chairman Sharma in Glasgow,” Joyce said to the ABC. “He was with his gavel and oh, I’m almost crying, I can’t do this.”

The Australian political leader also contended Sharma had displayed a double standard. “He wants to shut down our coal industry but he never talked about shutting down the oilfields in the North Sea, Brent oil, you know he doesn’t want to shut that down.”

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If Barnaby Joyce had stood his ground on Net Zero, I would have celebrated his criticism of COP26. But given Joyce’s recent support for Net Zero, in my opinion his criticism of COP26 is pure political theatre, designed to try to play both sides, to claw back some of the respect Joyce lost when he voted for an eventual Net Zero shutdown of coal, and higher fuel prices for rural people.

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November 16, 2021 2:11 am

If only we were allowed to keep pumping North Sea oil and gas. Sadly these will all be banned as well

Reply to  Paul Homewood
November 16, 2021 2:58 am

Why? This is Carrie Aintoinette’s greentard insanity.

Reply to  Paul Homewood
November 16, 2021 3:12 am

If only they’d see sense and get fraccing.

But then, cheap abundant energy is the last thing the Malthusians want…

“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” –  —Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and Dr. John Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, 1970

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 4:29 am

well said that man

Alan the Brit
Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 4:55 am

These loonies are experts at performing DAISNAID, Do As I Say Not As I Do. They are the most conceited & arrogant people on the planet, but then again, so are the rest of the ruling intellectual elites, the rules do not apply to them, just the non-ruling non-intellectual peasants have to follow the “rules” as laid down by the UNIPCC!!! Any looming shortage of fossil fuels in the near future will be “engineered” to create panic & worry among the peasants!!!

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 5:11 am

if you want cheap abundant then go nuke

Reply to  ozspeaksup
November 16, 2021 5:15 am

Rolls Royce is going SMR and has a contract

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 12:36 pm

… to deliver 1 prototype by 2031, 5 in total for 2GW in 2035.

Not exactly earth shattering amount of power (UK winter max demand 48GW)

Gerry, England
Reply to  fretslider
November 17, 2021 5:16 am

Too little and too late to stop the UK from suffering from rolling blackouts and brownouts when the gas runs out to generate electricity when the windmills have failed again. Ensuring the domestic gas network stays full is vital to avoid explosions.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 8:15 am

I grew up in a low income, low energy working class family and the low standard of living sucked. So, until I see Gore, Gates, Kerry, Obama and others like them living in a modest home with a small EV, no boat, no private plane- I can only consider them traitors to their fellow humans. What they really want is the energy and money for themselves. All over a trivial warming- when they should be fighting to help raise the standard of living for the poor people of this planet- rather than making them even poorer. Been there done that and I’m not going back.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 16, 2021 2:52 pm

This is the the best comment that you have written Joseph Z.
I to was brought up without electricity and saw the difference that it made to our life when it was connected to our modest home on a farm many miles from the nearest town when I was 5 years old .
Out Labour /Green government here in New Zealand are doing there best to bankrupt our country.
They tell us that they are here to help the poor and under privileged but we are now starting to see rampant inflation which hurts the poorest of our citizen’s very hard.
Here are the two most stupid policies that hurt all New Zealanders except the very rich and those with government positions that are insulated from price increases.
The first action of this government was to ban further oil and gas exploration off our coast.This is stupidity and as New Zealand will be using oil products for many years into the future .Our gas fields off the coast of Taranaki will not last for ever and New Zealand imported over one million tones of coal to burn in our Huntly power station last year which uses gas on some of the turbines .New Zealand has vast underground coal fields but now very few coal mines .
Then comes the most stupid policy that any elected government around the world has ever made . CARBON FARMING.
WARNING never let Greens into positions of power as they will destroy your economy.
This is what carbon farming will do to New Zealands economy.
This government is encouraging investors from around the world to buy up good rolling to hilly sheep and cattle farms and plant them in Radiata pine trees that will never be harvested .The theory is that our native bush will take over and these farms will become carbon sinks .
The theory is fatally flawed as pine trees will become fire hazards as they get blown over in storms or die .
Carbon credit payments will flow overseas which will further worsen our balance of payments which in 2020 was $2 billion in the red .
These farms are now producing wool , lambs, mutton and beef for export to the world.and many people are employed directly as farm workers ,shearers and contractors plus many more in service industries from meat works to port workers and transport firms to mention a few.
These carbon sinks STINK as they will decimate some rural communities and will affect rural towns ,which will then flow on to the cities .
This is a great way to bankrupt a country .Kill the regions ,then the rural towns ,then our cities .

Reply to  Graham
November 16, 2021 5:10 pm

You forgot to mention tht at the same time our socialist government is paying people to cut down confier trees that have started invading natural landscapes and pose a serious fire hazard. Dumb comes to mind.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Graham
November 17, 2021 4:01 am

“plant them in Radiata pine trees”

As a forester, I’ve seen photos of those – what we Yanks call Monterey Pine- in NZ growing like crazy- here on the coast of CA they are very small- not sure why. In those photos- in forestry books- the implication is that it’s a great species to grow in NZ, very, very productive- if smartly managed- which means scheduled harvesting. Those of us- farmers, foresters, loggers, fishermen and others that “work the land” get little respect and little financial compensation (unless working as bureaucrats regulating such work). But now, these climate religious nuts want the landscape to do nothing but sequester carbon. But when the price of products that come from the land inflates- we’ll know who to blame. Of course that’s happening now. The public will understand and vote out these idiots.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2021 11:55 am

Reply to Joseph Z,
Radiata pine grows very well in New Zealand and the logs and timber are a large export earner .Our forest service have selected better strains over the years and with forestry management which entails early pruning and then pruning to six meters with culling unwanted trees(thinning) produces clear timber and good diameter logs.
I have two blocks of pines I planted on steep land on my farm coming up for harvest in the next 3 or 4 years as one was planted in 1994 and the second in 1996.
When these trees are harvested they are counted as New Zealands emissions although 60% are exported .This makes no sense to me as oil , gas and coal are counted as emissions in the countries where they are used not where they are extracted.
These pine plantations are carbon sinks as the timber which is all treated will last for at least 100 years in buildings , and at least 50 years as fence posts and railings.
We harvest at 26 to 30 years so 3 rotations in 100 years but the rules don’t acknowledge the facts that carbon is being sequestered .

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Graham
November 18, 2021 3:19 am

“When these trees are harvested they are counted as New Zealands emissions”

Weird… harvesting trees in North America is not counted as emissions, as far as I know- but the climatistas would like such a policy as their objective is to kill the forestry industry. When I ask them what will replace wood as a raw material for construction, for furniture and for paper products, they vanish.

M Courtney
Reply to  Paul Homewood
November 16, 2021 4:11 am

This policy makes Scottish Independence unviable.
As long as the SNP are well ahead in the polls in Scotland banning Scottish industry makes sense, to Westminster.

And nothing the SNP does makes sense anyway as the answer is always “Scottish Independence”.

Declining healthcare – Solution “Scottish Independence”.
Increasing poverty – Solution “Scottish Independence”.
Russian invasion of Ukraine – Solution “Scottish Independence”.

Littering – Solution “Scottish Independence”.
Flatulence – Solution “Scottish Independence”.
Global Warming – Solution “Scottish Independence”.

John H
Reply to  M Courtney
November 16, 2021 4:41 am

The SNP are not ahead in the polls, the opposition is split 3 ways or they would be history.

Reply to  John H
November 16, 2021 5:31 am

The Scottish version of…


(h/t CTM)

Moderation works.

Reply to  Paul Homewood
November 16, 2021 4:17 am

On Sky News tonight it was discussed, North Sea oil and gas will continue to be exploited by the UK. Which makes PM Boris look somewhat hypocritical for wanting Australia to stop mining coal.

Geoffrey Williams
Reply to  Dennis
November 16, 2021 11:48 am

Barnaby is right, Boris Johnson telling Australians that we must end our coal mining whilst uk continues to pump oil in the north sea is the height of hypocracy . .

Martin Pinder
Reply to  Paul Homewood
November 16, 2021 1:38 pm

Boris Johnson thinks he can fix the climate some time in the future, but he can’t even fix a simple problem like stopping the illegal migrant boats in the Channel. Useless!

Reply to  Martin Pinder
November 16, 2021 8:27 pm

Boris can’t even fix his hair !

November 16, 2021 2:27 am

I suspect that Barnaby was well aware that ScoMo’s “Net Zero” is just pie in the sky posturing since it depends so much on “future technological developments”. It’s his support of Net Zero that is the pure political theatre 🙂

Reply to  StuM
November 16, 2021 4:15 am

Even at the last G7 Meeting the Prime Minister of Australia spoke about having “an aspirational goal” to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 but based on research and development resulting in new technology, if possible.

Australia’s commitment is the signed and ratified Paris Agreement on emissions reduction by 2030.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Dennis
November 16, 2021 8:41 am

There are no enforcement mechanisms in the Paris Agreement. Likewise for the risible Net Zero “pledges.” IIRC, the bulk of significantly-emitting countries are not on track to meet even their weak Nationally Determined Commitments.

Geoffrey Williams
Reply to  Dave Fair
November 16, 2021 11:54 am

Net zero is a load of codswallup anyway so who really cares ?
And man-made warming is a hoax so who cares about targets . .

Reply to  StuM
November 16, 2021 5:55 am

It has now been revealed that the international finance industry brought considerable preasure to bear on Australia to force the agreement yo net zero by 2050. It was made abundantly clear that any borrowing for both independent industry & government would become much more difficult if Oz did not agree. Barnaby & his Nationals resisted longer but was forced to capitulate.

The large financiers are making so much money from renewable energy they will do anything to keep the scam going.

Obviously the current Oz government has no intention to follow through on this rubbish. I believe they expecty the whole thing to colapse fairly soon, with shortages of electricity to come in the UK & other European markets.

Obviously the ratbag greens are planning to knock over all our industries, with livestock in their sights, & our gas exports to follow if they can destroy our coal industry.

Again obviously if Labor is elected they will, like Biden, try to destroy coal, which is a critical export for oz. That old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times” is very much alive in Oz , & most of the western world.

Ron Long
Reply to  StuM
November 16, 2021 8:14 am

It looks like Barnaby went to his doctor and said ‘Doctor, it hurts when I do this”, and his doctor said “well, stop doing that” and “that will be two hundred dollars, thank you”.

November 16, 2021 3:19 am

“…has criticised COP26 President Alok Sharma for ignoring Britain’s Fossil Fuel industry…”

“So I could only urge you as the world’s decision makers to find practical ways of overcoming differences so we can all get down to work together to rescue this precious planet “ – Charles [the Halfwit], Copout26

And after all the blah, blah, blah

“The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been greeted by British diplomats as their tour of Jordan began. Charles and Camilla arrived in the capital Amman in Voyager, the ministerial jet …”

Will he criticise our halfwit? He should.

Alan M
Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 3:58 am

I will, what a richard head, Charlie that is. For what sensible reason (ie why the fudge) is he touring Jordan?

Reply to  Alan M
November 16, 2021 4:29 am

As with all royal tours, they’ve been asked to visit both countries by the government and will use the trip to highlight the important bonds between the UK and both Jordan and Egypt.”

I’m struggling to think what bond we have with Jordan, Egypt would probably like some of its antiquities back?

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 7:37 am

Well Britain is about half an Islam nation now, so there is that 🤔

Reply to  Mr.
November 16, 2021 7:51 am

Actually it isn’t anywhere near half.

Observations show that 5% is the critical mass needed to start pushing demands – and getting them.

Geoffrey Williams
Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 12:00 pm

I must say that when I was last in uk 3years ago it looked at least 50% particularly in and around London . .

Steve Taylor
Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 5:21 pm

The king of Jordan is half English.

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 4:20 am

Using curds and white wine for fuel as he fuels his vintage Aston Martin?

Reply to  Dennis
November 16, 2021 5:55 am

Just so long as he doesn’t use Kurds and white wine.

Reply to  H.R.
November 16, 2021 7:00 pm

The Aston Martin is a vintage “James Bond” movie model, Prince Charles is now 70 years old so the registration number plate for his AM should be 700?

November 16, 2021 5:10 am

hi Eric yeah BUT Barnabys not so silly
he only agreed after pushing to gain seats FOR the nats and scomo wont be pulling them now…rather a consumate twist to the tail of all the prowarmists methinks
one of his better efforts all up;-)
and the nats ARE going to gain seats for the next election, the mood is ugly from covid and this COPout scam and people ARE waking up however slowly;-)

Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 16, 2021 11:30 am

They don’t, but neither do the Liberals. Too many greens amongst them.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
November 17, 2021 3:52 am

well neither do the Indys who are doing deals with dictator dan down here in vic and the greentard among em selfpraising cos she (supposedly) got insane 20K+ fines “reduced for the poor.
every single one of the pollies will “do deals/sellout” to try n claw an advantage
thats WHY its called politics, yes minister etc

November 16, 2021 5:40 am

The last 3 decades of warming has saved millions of lives (Lancet Study).

How many millions have to die from the Climate Fraud Energy restrictions before “the people” put an end to it?

This is actual open warfare with casualties. One side has all the weapons (Press, Social Media, Entertainment, Education, Academia, Science, Medicine, the Injustice System, Political Parties in almost every Democracy, Wall Street…etc.) and they have all the ammunition (Press Propaganda, IPCC liars, Corrupt Scientists and Activist Scientists).

And how many $Trillions of misallocated tax money will the people allow before they put an end to it?

November 16, 2021 5:48 am

Net Zero Australian lobsters

“AFP reports around 890 kilograms of live lobsters and another 930 kilograms of sea cucumbers were found on a twin-engined launch trying to leave harbour on the south of Hong Kong Island under cover of darkness.

According to Lui Siu-fai, a divisional commander with the city’s customs department, crack Chinese anti-lobster patrols were responsible for the seizure. “

Apparently, Communist China has delivered on its warning against imported Australian rock lobsters after declaring the tasty marine crustaceans a “national security threat.”

Reply to  fretslider
November 16, 2021 7:40 am

If only the CCP had done that with pangolins & bats 😷

Robert Hanson
Reply to  Mr.
November 16, 2021 11:33 am

Surely, Shirley, you don’t believe that tired old story about the “wet markets”, where not a single animal was found with the virus? The warning should have been about Fauci and his gain of function research.

Reply to  Robert Hanson
November 16, 2021 3:03 pm

That’s because the wildlife at the market had been eaten before the inspectors arrived.

Or Fauci told them – “Look. Over there. Donald Trump!”

Geoffrey Williams
November 16, 2021 12:04 pm

Eric, Barnaby’s support for net zero by 2050 allow him and the goverment plenty of wiggle room.

Patrick MJD
November 16, 2021 8:08 pm

Building up to an election year in 2022.

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