Australia‘s fair share
550 ppm C02-eq
Australian policies to reduce carbon emissions
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No matter what, don't pass legislation, don't [ratify] treaties.[The] bottom line remains the same,
NO REGULATIONS.This reflects the near universal conservative ideology behind all versions of climate change denial.
[News Corp] deploys more resources to attack to the [ABC, the Australian public broadcaster,] than analysing the economy.
(Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal, Quarterly Essay, Issue 61, February 2016, p 3)
General Principle 1:
Publications should take reasonable steps to ensure reports are accurate, fair and balanced.
WE GOT IT WRONG ON WARMING, SAYS IPCC… and [central premise] of the original article were incorrect,…
The Australian:[but that,] in all other respects, the article was fair and balanced. …
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment reportedly admits its computer drastically overestimated rising temperatures, and over the past 60 years the world has in fact been warming at half the rate claimed in the previous IPCC report in 2007.
(16 September 2013)
IPCC:[And it] noted that The Wall Street Journal had also published an article containing the same error. …
The linear warming trend over the 50 years from 1956 to 2005 (0.13 [0.10 to 0.16]°C per decade) is nearly twice that for the 100 years from 1906 to 2005.
(Climate Change 2007, Synthesis Report, p 30)
The 2007 assessment report said the planet was warming at a rate of 0.20°C every decade, but according to Britain’s The Daily Mail the draft update report says the true figure since 1951 has been 0.12°C.
(16 September 2013)
THE WARM HARD FACTS — CLIMATE CHANGE SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABOUT THE SCIENCEwas published the following day.
Exaggerated, imprecise and even oxymoronic language pollutes the climate change debate,and emphasised the need to have regard to the facts of climate science, not simply “beliefs”.
Later this month, the next iteration of the IPCC’s climate assessment will revise downwards (by close to 50 per cent) warming trends.
CLIMATE SCEPTICS SENSE A MODICUM OF VINDICATIONThe writers of the first four letters were highly critical of the IPCC, clearly having assumed the newspaper’s original article was correct.
[The] IPCC was forced to deny it was locked in crisis talks.
(16 September 2013)
In fact, the new rate of 0.12°C every decade is almost the same as the IPCC’s 2007 figure of 0.13°C every decade over the 50 years to 2005.It also acknowledged the original article erred in saying the IPCC conducted its own computer modelling, explaining:
That error was made in the production process.Five days after the original article, a single paragraph headed “Correction” was published in the lower half of page 2 of the print version of The Weekend Australian.
Climate Change Opinion: Cause is Human — by Country
Proportion responding 'yes' when asked,Temperature rise is part of global warming or climate change.(Wikipedia, 18 January, 2010)
Do you think rising temperatures are … a result of human activities?
[An overwhelming majority of scientists] have concluded that global warming is occurring and poses a significant threat …[—] those willing to take steps with significant costs rose 22 points to 56%.
If climate change is left unchecked worldwide, how much do you think climate change will affect each of the following in our country?Large majorities believed climate change would affect the following factors “some” or “a lot”:
William Yeats (1865–1939):
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
(The Second Coming, 1919)
Freidrich Hayek (1899–1992):
[John Maynard Keynes] was the one really great man I ever knew, and for whom I had unbounded admiration. …