Today: 19.Jun.2021
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Viv Forbes, Executive Director of the Saltbush Club: Australian politicians are trying to maintain their never-ending Climate War on carbon fuels while waging a Lockdown War on the elusive Covid virus and also provoking a Trade War with China, our biggest trading partner.

Pope Francis: The encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ issued in 2015 motivated many people to take action on global warming, but governments, the pope said, have lagged far behind. In June 2020," he issued guidance for carrying out his climate encyclical that included calling on Catholics to divest themselves of investments in fossil fuel companies. It's not just social justice issues, and not just environmental issues, It's the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, all coming together. The encyclical names this 'integral ecology'."

Viv Forbes, Executive Director of the Saltbush Club: Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is once again the excuse for extending Green control of all land and waters. Their current scare concerns the quality of water draining into the Coral Sea. .. .. Their hidden agenda is to eliminate coastal agriculture, mining and commercial fishing. They would surrender the land to kangaroos, cassowaries, lantana, cane toads, wild cats and feral pigs and the seas to marauding sharks, cruising whales and aboriginal fishermen.

Jochem Marotzke, Director, Climate Research, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany: Aren't you worried about thawing permafrost? No, quantitatively the contribution is relatively small. And as a general rule, it always says: Methane is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than CO₂, which is of course true: Overall, methane has a lower greenhouse gas effect than CO₂. Even if the permafrost thaws, it is uncertain how much of the methane really arrives in the atmosphere. Bacteria can convert methane to CO₂. I'm not worried about the methane. I am not concerned about any catastrophic climate tipping point from use of fossil fuels. What does this mean for all the teachers and professors who for forty years have been preaching climate catastrophes from use of fossil fuels? What does it mean for the politicians doing the same?