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Green Academics Blame “Climate Injustice” for Energy Price Hardship

Essay by Eric Worrall

You couldn’t make this up – the very groups whose renewable energy advocacy helped create skyrocketing prices are now blaming the hardship they caused on “climate injustice”.

Climate change hits some of us much harder than others – but affected groups are fighting back

Published: October 14, 2022 10.40am AEDT

  • Naomi Joy Godden VIce-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Centre for People, Place and Planet, Edith Cowan University
  • Kavita Naidu Researcher, Edith Cowan University
  • Keely Boom Industry/Professional Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney

All around us, climate change is worsening existing disadvantage. In Australia, we need only look to low-income households hit harder by rising energy and fuel prices, and flood responses in northern New South Wales overlooking the needs of people with disability

These are examples of “climate injustice”. In our research on climate change and social justice in Australia, we have found again and again that people already experiencing marginalisation are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. 

But importantly, these are often the groups leading social movements to demand that equity and fairness for current and future generations are at the heart of climate action.

Read more: https://theconversation.com/climate-change-hits-some-of-us-much-harder-than-others-but-affected-groups-are-fighting-back-176805

The real culprit of course is the push for renewable energy. Even the Australian ABC recently admitted that the green transition is driving up energy prices.

Of course we’ve known the renewable energy push will cause prices to skyrocket for a long time. President Obama let the cat out of the bag in 2009.

President Obama admitting the green transition will cause energy prices to “skyrocket”.

How do we bring down energy prices?

The solution to skyrocketing prices and alleviating hardship for poor people is obvious. We have to bring down energy prices. And the easiest way to bring down energy prices is to halt the unaffordable renewable energy push, and bring back coal.

New South Wales, where the academics are based, sits on a mountain of coal – one of the largest deposits in the world.

But coal prices are skyrocketing – how would returning to coal help?

The answer to that riddle is not all coal is equal. A lot of Australian and US coal is brown coal.

Nobody wants to buy low quality brown coal, it is full of impurities and moisture, and is simply not worth shipping. But a power station co-located with a brown coal deposit doesn’t have to care about shipping costs, their power station cost of fuel is the cost of operating a team of bulldozers to shovel the brown coal into the furnace.

Brown coal powered Australia and America’s industrial golden ages, by giving western industrial powerhouses the cheapest energy on Earth. There is still plenty of recoverable brown coal left, more than enough to revive Western manufacturing, and bring jobs and prosperity back to regions for whom a steady, well paid job is a distant memory.

Eventually even brown coal will be exhausted, but that’s a problem for another century. Trying to foresee the problems and solutions of the distant future is a fools game.

All we have to do, to help poor people with their energy bills, and to revive Western manufacturing, is choose to be prosperous again, to choose politicians we trust to embrace solutions we know will work.

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Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 2:18 am

Not only is there plenty of brown coal, there is hundreds of years worth of high quality steam coal left all over the world. Scotland alone has enough to last us about 300 years if only we were allowed to use it.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 16, 2022 2:33 am

Now now, Eric, you know fine well that at present Scotland is the northern part of Britain and will continue to be so until the Cheviot Hills are removed to allow the Solway and the North Sea to meet. I am of course not talking about Great Britain which is a country.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 3:18 am

I am of course not talking about Great Britain which is a country.

No it’s not. The country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain is the main island of the British Isles.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 16, 2022 3:28 am

Yes it is now but the original Great Britain country which started in 1707 was Scotland and England together. Ireland only joined in 1800. Maybe I should have talked about the island of Great Britain ( as opposed to Little Britain or Brittany ) rather than the country.
But that doesn’t change the fact that we have plenty of coal.

Strativarius
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 4:40 am

You’ll upset the Welsh, boyo

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Strativarius
October 16, 2022 8:43 am

No respect whatsoever for God’s Own Country.

As I understand it, from my Welsh wife, England is a country. Scotland is a country. Northern Ireland is a country. And Wales is a country. The United Kingdom is a kingdom.

strativarius
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 16, 2022 9:12 am

It’s a very disunited kingdom

But it’s lasted about as long as Roman occupation did.

Eugene S Conlin
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 16, 2022 10:30 am

Yn gywir Jim – your wife is correct. Not only is Wales a country bur we have our own language.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 16, 2022 8:44 am

OldSeaDog.
The Parcel of Rogues didn’t represent the views of the people, had they taken John Law’s alternative things might well have been different, assuming the politicians hadn’t interferred.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
October 16, 2022 9:50 am

This may help everyone

What-is-the-difference-between-the-United-Kingdom-and-England-and-Great-Britain-and-Britain.jpg
Gary Pate
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 10:53 pm

Don’t get Kameltoe Harris started on venn diagrams…

Strativarius
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 3:23 am

Great Britain is the larger island of the British isles

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Strativarius
October 16, 2022 6:33 am

It is that part of the UK that is not Northern Ireland. It includes a number of islands: the Shetlands, Orkneys and Hebredies, Anglesey, Linda and the Isle of Wight among them. It does not include the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, which are separate Crown Dependencies.

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H.R.
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 8:42 am

Your Non sequitur for the day:

If all you Brits can’t agree what Great Britain is, it’s no wonder electricity prices are so high.
😉

strativarius
Reply to  H.R.
October 16, 2022 9:13 am

Are you seriously claiming your education system is better?

H.R.
Reply to  strativarius
October 16, 2022 1:03 pm

Are you seriously claiming your education system is better?”

If you want the best barbeque, then come to the U.S., stratavarius. Start in North Carolina and work your way through the Southern states.

P.S. We haven’t had an education system in the U.S. since about 1998. All indoctrination all the time.)

strativarius
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 9:13 am

Northern Island is on ‘Little Britain’

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  strativarius
October 16, 2022 1:13 pm

No it’s not, Bretagne the P-Celtic speaking region of France is Little Britain or Breizh to its natives. The Ireland is Éire to its natives, Scotland is Alba to its Gaels and many nationalists, and Wales is Cymru.

Graemethecat
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 9:23 am

I’ve never heard of the Isle of Linda (sic). could this be Lundy Island?

Eugene S Conlin
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 10:34 am

Anglesy is part of Wales – its proper name is Ynys Môn.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 16, 2022 2:41 am

Eric,

During my time at the British Geological Survey in the 1980s I identified a new unexplored potential coal deposit located nearshore in shallow water. I was told by my geoscience team leader “No one gets famous for discovering UK coalfields anymore.”

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
October 16, 2022 3:38 am

“No one gets famous for discovering UK coalfields anymore.”

Possibly because such discoveries are suppressed. Not many people seem to know about this:

https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/31032014/coal_discovered_in_north_sea_674/

Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 16, 2022 3:08 am

I didn’t realise there was so much, otherwise I would have included Scotland and Britain on the list.

Eric,
Here is a amusing calculation that shows just how much biologically reduced carbon there is in the Earth’s crust and mantle.

So how much oil is there?
To answer this, I am going to go way outside the box and address the question of atmospheric oxygen.
We know from geology that the Earth in the deep past did not have an oxygen rich atmosphere. Indeed, the process of formation of banded iron stones in the Archean Ocean requires a process of chemical conversion of soluble Iron II to insoluble iron III as the biosphere ramped up the production of oxygen gas. This chemical conversion of the oceans required a lot of oxygen so how did this work?
It is generally accepted that the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere was generated by photosynthesis.
Now the current planetary surface atmospheric pressure is 101,325 Pascals and that the air consists of 21% oxygen gas. So, the partial pressure of oxygen is 21,278 Pascals, which for a gravity of 9.80665 m/s/s amounts to a mass of 2,170 kg/m^2 of oxygen for every square metre of the planet’s surface.
Now the process of generating oxygen by photosynthesis requires the reduction of oxidised carbon gas to form sugar with the effective creation of CH2 chain molecules. So, the mass ratio of Oxygen to CH2 is 16 to 14 (for every oxygen atom liberated one CH2 link is formed). This means that there must be somewhere buried in the crust of the Earth 1.9 tonnes of hydrocarbons per square metre.
Now the oil consumption question.
Total surface area of the Earth is 510,000,000 sq km.
So, the total mass of hydrocarbons in the crust of the Earth is 9.68263E+14 tonnes.
Now global annual oil consumption is 35,442,900,000 barrels which equates to 5,544,800,000 metric tonnes per year.
So, if we divide 9.68263E+14 tonnes by 5,544,800,000 tonnes the answer is 174,600 years to run the planet’s oxygen level down to zero by combustion of all of the stored reduced carbon in the Earth’s crust.
OK that’s unrealistic, so suppose we reduce the Earth’s oxygen from 21% to 20% (this is a proportionate drop of 5% of the oxygen thereby consumed) then this will allow us to burn fossil fuels from the Earth’s lithic store of reduced carbon for 8,700 years at the present rate.
Run out of hydrocarbons? Not going to happen anytime soon.

Now that is just a calculation I made for oil not coal. Let us assume a 50 50 split coal versus oil and assume that all coal will all be converted into graphite on plate subduction it into the mantle and so not available for exploitation. However, which ever way you cut this the mass of oxygen in the atmosphere tells you that the store of reduced carbon in the Earth is huge.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
October 16, 2022 3:41 am

That calculation is predicated on the assumption that the atmospheric oxygen was generated by photosynthesis. That assumption is wrong. Most of it was generated by photolysis of water vapour by Solar UV in the upper atmosphere.

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Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 16, 2022 6:06 am

That assumption is wrong.

Go tell that to my goldfish, they seem to like the bubbles of oxygen gas coming from the pond weed in their fish tank.

MarkW
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 16, 2022 6:40 am

On the Earth, there was no oxygen in the atmosphere until after life started. This was 100’s of millions of years after the atmosphere formed and the sun started shinning on it.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
October 16, 2022 9:27 am

Wrong. Why does the Great Oxidation Event coincide with the appearance of photosynthetic bacteria?

meiggs
Reply to  Philip Mulholland
October 16, 2022 7:18 am

Impressive, aligns with Immanuel Velikovsky worlds in collision insomuch as he said hydrocarbons are abundant though for perhaps different reasons, thanks for some clear back of the envelope calcs that deal with relevant orders of magnitude.

Reply to  Philip Mulholland
October 17, 2022 4:29 am

This means that there must be somewhere buried in the crust of the Earth 1.9 tonnes of hydrocarbons per square metre.”

Not quite.
A lot of those reduced carbon gas molecules, “generating oxygen by photosynthesis requires the reduction of oxidised carbon gas to form sugar with the effective creation of CH2 chain molecules” are utilized to make various oxygenated carbonate molecules and stored as massive carbonate deposits.

Not utilizable as fuel.

michael hart
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 16, 2022 10:51 am

Eric, there is plenty of coal here in the UK, but it is,or was, mostly deep-mined coal. Therefore more expensive than places where you can just drive a bulldozer into the side of a hill.

It may be high quality coal and I’m sure mining techniques have improved since UK coal mines were shut down but I don’t know if it is economic compared to other coal. The UK was shutting coal mines even as it started importing from abroad. The communist leader of the coal miners union always used to claim it was “the cheapest deep-mined coal in the world”, clearly choosing his words carefully (which was unusual).

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 16, 2022 1:08 pm

UK has huge coal resources under the sea. Get a few hundred Nova Scotian coal miners over there and you will add another 500yrs resources. They have drawn coal from under the sea for over a century.

“Most of Nova Scotia’s coal has been mined from under the ocean’s floor, in some cases, several miles from shore.”

https://notyourgrandfathersmining.ca/submarine-mines

Eugene S Conlin
Reply to  Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 10:25 am

Wales too

Reply to  Oldseadog
October 16, 2022 1:34 pm

Pennsylvania has the lion’s share of anthracite coal – NE PA:

Anthracite contains 86%–97% carbon and generally has the highest heating value of all ranks of coal. Anthracite accounted for less than 1% of the coal mined in the United States in 2020. All of the anthracite mines in the United States are in northeastern Pennsylvania. In the United States, anthracite is mainly used by the metals industry.”

I take it that this is Hard coal:

“Anthracite: The highest rank of coal. It is a hard, brittle, and black lustrous coal, often referred to as hard coal, containing a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter.”

Ron Long
October 16, 2022 2:59 am

Another report of persons hurt most by Progressive/Socialist/Marxist policies continuing to vote for the source of their difficulty. The tendency appears to be increasing, even in countries that are basically advanced, like the USA where the voters for Brandon are getting what they should have known was coming. I have never once convinced an idiot of anything and no longer try. This is not going to end well.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Ron Long
October 16, 2022 5:40 am

” I have never once convinced an idiot of anything and no longer try. This is not going to end well.”

DITTO!

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H.R.
Reply to  Tom in Florida
October 16, 2022 8:45 am

Yay! Good to see you’re OK and back in action, Tom.

MarkW
Reply to  Ron Long
October 16, 2022 6:41 am

The problem is getting accurate information to them. Unfortunately most people get their information from government controlled media sources.

meiggs
Reply to  MarkW
October 16, 2022 7:26 am

And they don’t read, all of their “ideas” are poured into their little heads

meiggs
Reply to  Ron Long
October 16, 2022 7:25 am

You can’t un-brainwash people, current population has been cultivated for centuries or more. Free thinkers were burned at the stake, etc, etc resulting in a gene pool dominated by a conformist herd. But the herd appears to be now longer needed so it’s looking like significant population reduction program looming on the horizon…it’s not going well 4 sure.

Strativarius
October 16, 2022 3:21 am

Academic – a they/them who specialises in religious folklore, faery tales and storytelling

October 16, 2022 3:44 am

In the US the switch to brown coal was due to another green scare — acid rain. Our brown coal is low sulfur. We have over 100 years of high quality coal too.

The greens blame high fossil fuel prices on —- fossil fuel. It is an easy fallacy.

Duane
October 16, 2022 4:10 am

It’s like the joke headline that the non-PC mock:

“ALIENS INVADE EARTH, KILL BILLIONS … MINORITIES HURT DISPROPORTIONATELY!”

observa
Reply to  Duane
October 16, 2022 4:18 am

Yes it’s quite clear Gaia is really Ming the Merciless with- All around us, climate change is worsening existing disadvantage

Geoff Sherrington
October 16, 2022 4:19 am

I have tried but failed to authenticate the lead graph, particularly the placement of Australia. Ed Hoskins around 2014 seemingly gave a version to Paul Homewood for Europe, then it appeared on Jo Nova in more international form about 2 years ago.
I’d like to use the graph but old stickler me would like to see it updated and referenced. Can anyone help? Geoff S

It doesnot add up
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 16, 2022 9:26 am

This is perhaps the most comprehensive source on comparative power prices I can find.

https://www.cable.co.uk/energy/worldwide-pricing/

It’s worth downloading their methodology as well as their data to understand some of the reasons why cross country comparisons are far from easy. Even worse in the current climate of fast changing prices and massive consumer subsidies.

So far as data on capacity per capita are concerned I would look at BP World Energy Statistics, which has tables on capacity of wind, solar and other renewables. A population to derive per capita figures can be derived from their CO2 emissions data, given as a total and on a per capita basis.

HTH

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 16, 2022 9:30 pm

HTH, Eric,

Thank you for this assistance.
There are not enough hours some days.
My concern is that sceptics show high quality, not junk like some others present.
I am not saying this graph is junk. I do not know. I want to do the right thing and validate as much as possible. Geoff S

Hivemind
Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
October 16, 2022 4:13 pm

You can see that Australia gets the best of both worlds. It has extremely high energy prices (rising 35% next year, too) and unreliable power, leading to lots of blackouts.

Did I say ‘best’?

Steve Case
October 16, 2022 5:44 am

All we have to do, to help poor people with their energy bills, and to revive Western manufacturing…
_____________________________________________

The Greens don’t want to revive Western manufacturing:

“Shutting down the whole economy is the only way of
limiting global warming to 2°C” 
Yvo de Boer head of the UNFCCC

The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is
the United States.        
George Soros

“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if
the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be
doing the right thing in terms of economic
and environmental policy.”
Timothy Wirth, President, UN Foundation

“Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way
of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to
collapse.”       
Maurice Strong

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that
we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally,
within a defined period of time to change the economic
development model that has been reigning for at least
150 years, since the industrial revolution.” 
Christiana Figueres – UN Big Wig

“We’ve got to go straight to the heart of capitalism
and overthrow it.            
George Monbiot 

H.R.
Reply to  Steve Case
October 16, 2022 8:49 am

They told us what they were going to do, and they are doing it.

Where’s the surprise?

TonyG
Reply to  H.R.
October 16, 2022 1:35 pm

They told us what they were going to do, and they are doing it.

“We didn’t think they really meant it!”

From the same mindset that claims “Defund the police” doesn’t actually mean “defund the police”

strativarius
Reply to  Steve Case
October 16, 2022 8:54 am

For some strange reason Eddie and the Hot Rods popped up in my RAM

“Don’t need no politician, tell me things I shouldn’t be
Neither no optician, tell me what I ought to see
No one tells you nothing
Even when you know they know
But they tell you what you should do
They don’t like to see you grow

Why don’t you ask them what they expect from you?
Why don’t you tell them what you are gonna do?
You’ll get so lonely
Maybe it’s better that way
It ain’t you only
You got something to say
Do anything you wanna do
Do anything you wanna do”

Of course, kids were different then. The indoctrination and propaganda bombardment had only just begun

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Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 5:51 am

From the article: “All around us, climate change is worsening existing disadvantage.”

What the author means is Human-caused climate change is doing this.

The facts are there is no evidence that human-derived CO2 is causing the climate to change and there is no evidence that the climate is “worsening”. It’s the same old climate and there’s no evidence it is not. The numbers show no worsening of any kind of weather event.

So the author is seeing things which are not there. Fanatical religious zealotry will cause people to do such things. That’s what is going on here it appears.

Doonman
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 9:44 am

Well of course it’s only from human caused climate change. That’s what we are fighting. Environmentalists aren’t about to fight the benevolent climate that mother earth has graciously provided everyone for centuries. That would be the same as development, which is bad.

Charles Fairbairn
October 16, 2022 5:53 am

Quote:
“All we have to do, to help poor people with their energy bills, and to revive Western manufacturing, is choose to be prosperous again, to choose politicians we trust to embrace solutions we know will work.”

The trouble with this is that most of the common sense politicians have been ‘Platformed’ or otherwise ‘Cancelled’, which is typical of the tactics of a budding Dictatorship.

In this case Communism.

Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 5:59 am

From the article: “These are examples of “climate injustice”. In our research on climate change and social justice in Australia, we have found again and again that people already experiencing marginalisation are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.”

What they are being harmed by is not CO2 but rather it is the imbeciles who are implementing CO2 policies that are raising prices for everyone, and of course, the poorest people, will be the hardest hit. That is always the case. But it’s not the fault of CO2, it is the fault of Alamists trying to stop fossil fuels using insane methods that do harm, not good.

These climate alarmists claim they want the best for the poor people, but the alarmists are the ones doing all the damage to the poor by making things more expensive and doing so for no good reason since they have no evidence that CO2 is dangerous or that it needs to be regulated or controlled.

The whole situation is nuts.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 6:45 am

Their interim solution is to price energy based on income.
Their long term solution is for government to decide how much or anything people are allowed to use.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Tom Abbott
October 16, 2022 8:49 am

Their evidence is the EPA Endangerment Finding.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 17, 2022 5:26 am

The Endangerment Finding is a political document, not a scientific proof of anything. I’m assuming you already know that.

The Endangerment Finding is what the alarmist use for their authority to regulate CO2. The Endangerment Finding needs to be rescinded as it is not based on facts.

The Other Nick
October 16, 2022 6:15 am

Eric,
Are you sure that the article was not written by the Babylon Bee??
 
Sure reads like satire of some sort.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Eric Worrall
October 17, 2022 5:29 am

Isn’t that the truth!

The Other Nick
October 16, 2022 6:20 am

All we have to do, to help poor people with their energy bills, and to revive Western manufacturing, is choose to be prosperous again, to choose politicians we trust to embrace solutions we know will work.

We did that is why we have Albio and his band of idiots.

tgasloli
October 16, 2022 6:32 am

What do you mean by “brown coal”? US power plants were generally fired with bituminous coal: eastern high sulfur or western low sulfur. With the required controls both produce very low emission power cost effectively.

meiggs
Reply to  tgasloli
October 16, 2022 7:34 am

google Powder River Basin coal, the feds basically dictate that’s all you can burn unless you spend a lot on sulpher scrubbers. Not sure what coal is being exported from us to china, I’d guess the high sulfur?
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/blog/insight-weekly-october-11-2022

tgasloli
Reply to  meiggs
October 16, 2022 9:20 am

All the coal fired power plants in Michigan scrub for SO2. They had to install that for the last round of regulations pre-2019. Many fire a blend of east & western coal.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 16, 2022 7:04 am

So, a “Research Fellow, Centre for People, Place and Planet”, a plain, unadorned “Researcher” and an “Industry/Professional Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Futures” want to tell us how to live?

Thanks, but no thanks!

EmilPer
October 16, 2022 7:11 am

Romania is low in the “renewables” only because in EU hydro is not counted among renewables. Romania gets a minimum of 30% of the consumed energy from hydro, and uses hydro to balance the “renewables”. The rest of the consumption is 18% covered by nuclear sources, 10%+ from proper “renewables”, and the rest from fossil sources.

It’s not renewables per se that are stupid, but using the wrong type without planning.

jeffery p
October 16, 2022 7:14 am

Everyone knows the solution to a failed big government policy is a new big government subsidy policy and the bureaucracy that goes with it.

dodgy geezer
October 16, 2022 7:58 am

There reallyt is little point in making logical arguments about energy – green or otherwise. This is a religion – it is not amenable to logic.

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Ben Vorlich
October 16, 2022 8:41 am

to choose politicians we trust to embrace solutions we know will work.

ay, there’s the rub

Olen
October 16, 2022 9:41 am

What is a professional fellow?

Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 10:00 am

I notice from the polemic that they have started to refer to aborigines living “on Country”
Is this the latest woke phrase?

observa
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 5:51 pm

It’s the new woke left version of the noble savage living at one with Nature when many of the ‘on Country’ settlements are tribal Hell holes like Arukun and Yuendemu. Our woke educational institutions are now full of what I’d call hippy revivalism and how tribal aborigines were such peace loving folk at one with the environment until the coming of the white man and his evil ways. You’ll have to look hard to find the truth among the inner city latte fairy dust nowadays-
The Cultural Roots of Aboriginal Violence – Quadrant Online
No misogyny whatsoever of course as that’s only among white folks-
The long history of Aboriginal violence — Part II – Quadrant Online

As for the modern day ‘Welcome to Country’ pantomime it kicked off with a couple of actors in the 1970s and it’s grown from there into fairy dust legendary status as Bolt describes-
Welcome to what’s actually your country – and to an ancient ceremony invented the other day | Herald Sun

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  observa
October 17, 2022 2:05 am

Thanks for the links – I’ll read through them later today. I’ve read about the situation a little bit myself. It appears that the aboriginal communities are beset with alcoholism and domestic violence (as your links may detail).
When people from the First World arrived on Austrian shores, the aborigines were still living a stone age life – nasty, brutish, and short. To pretend that they lived some sort of golden life at one with nature is absolute twaddle. As you say, the soy latte crowd have romanticised a situation that never really existed.

Andrew Wilkins
October 16, 2022 10:04 am

I’ve posted a comment at the Conversation. I hope the comment stays up but the Conversation, rather ironically, isn’t keen on seeing two sides of a conversation.

Enlightened Archivist
October 16, 2022 10:44 am

We have an almost limitless supply of carbon based energy as well as nuclear. If we want to be prosperous again, the answer is simple – release this energy. The thugs stopping this release need to be defanged. Now that we are getting a glimpse at the thuggish world, hopefully the defanging will follow. If not, many will perish in the cold.

a happy little debunker
October 16, 2022 11:25 am

There is one state of Australia that had made renewable choices for over a century & has built the infrastructure to support it’s renewables … Tasmania.
Mostly powered by green renewable hydro – how does it maximise it’s competitive advantage? Does it have a large manufacturing base? Have businesses flocked to this most southern state?
NO, NO & NO – Tasmania simply exports its power generation to Mainlanders whilst price matching with their less reliable, higher polluting rivals ensuring the Tasmanian population sees no advantage at all from their own 100% state funded provider.

Gary Pearse
October 16, 2022 12:48 pm

“Naomi Joy Godden VIce-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Centre for People, Place and Planet, Edith Cowan University …

Keely Boom Industry/Professional Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney”

I’m getting a picture that Australia is the most all-in country with the NWO totalitarian civilization destroyers. They seem to have the highest percapita number of climateering professors by far. Is this a mistaken notion? They have over-the-top names of institutes, “Centers of Excellence” in Climate in Coral research, distinguished chairs in the sixth and final extinction and the like.

People with titles like those above don’t even seem to be desperate as the certain end of the unraveling climate/NWO meme plays out. Even UK’s and Germany’s ordinary citizens at ground zero for this psychosis have cottoned onto it. Oz is are pretty close to Sri Lanka, the Crash Test Dummy for the Great Reset. Talk about deep psychological D*nile

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 16, 2022 12:51 pm

Oh and stop calling your children Naomi, it’s dangerous.

Megs
Reply to  Gary Pearse
October 27, 2022 4:41 pm

You are absolutely right! I think this process is easier due to our small population. It’s cheaper to own the media, ‘the science’ and the politicians.

Gunga Din
October 16, 2022 1:31 pm

Just what in the H does “Climate Injustice” mean?Obama’s “War on Coal”? Brandon” “War on Fossil Fuels”?
It’s unjust that some people build their homes on a flood plain? Or in an area that has historically been visited by storms?
Depriving African nations of cheap and reliable energy because of an unproven hypothesis?
Just what in the H does “Climate Injustice” mean?

Farmerphil
October 16, 2022 4:38 pm

You are wrong Eric, Edith Cowan university is in PERTH and so the people you refer to also work there.

Dean
October 16, 2022 5:27 pm

Brown coal spon coms like billioe if you let it dry out. Main technical reason for siting the power plant right next to the mine is to avoid having it sit around for any significant amount of time.

The shorter the logistics chain, the fewer things can go wrong and the lower the amount of fuel you need to stockpile before the furnace.

Bob
October 16, 2022 7:44 pm

Very nice article Eric, well said.

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