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Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

Failure of ScoMo

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In response to T Petroff’s letter, ScoMo is a PM who has failed the Australian people in multiple ways. From corruption, including deals for water as a commodity, to the delusion of a surplus – our economy is rapidly going down hill according to his own department.

Coal subsidies, the lowest mining taxes in the western world, and lack of vision and policies contribute to this. His attitude towards climate change is a crime against humanity whitewashed with so many lies. He says we can’t risk jobs by taking climate action. Yet jobs in their thousands are being decimated in the tourism industry because few people want to travel in or come to a country on fire and burned out.

I blame him for refusing to listen to or take advice about the predicted catastrophic fire season. No, it is not normal that a fire season lasts half the year and burns right around Australia.

No PM has ever responded to a devastating national emergency by denying it, and saying it’s a state responsibility. Or by absconding to Hawaii in the middle of a disaster, or by waiting months before taking action after vast areas of forest and bush, people, homes, animals and eco-systems are destroyed.

No, it is not normal that we have record-breaking temperatures around the country and an unprecedented drought, however much he would like us to accept that. ScoMo is definitely not my PM – he is an aberration!

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  1. Right on, Christina. And in the midst of all you’ve mentioned
    we now expect the ‘rains’ to come & our leader will call that
    a miracle absolutely refusing to accept that the rains too are
    Climate Change intensified… & then the fires will take over
    once again along with drought. Science truth is what’s
    needed… immediately. Every country’s on alert.

  2. ‘Science truth’ immediately ! Australia’s chief scientist has told Parliament that if Australia reduced its 1.3% of emissions to zero the effect on world temperature would be virtually nothing. This letter is just more from an alarmist denier of Australia’s natural climate, seizing upon any event as being ‘unprecedented’ without providing any evidence, unthinkingly getting carried along by the emotional media emissions of alarmism.

  3. Anton…. to take out of context to create something
    that is not so is a lip service to avoid the truth. It
    is not Alan Finkel’s simple statement we all heard,
    rather Professor David Karoly [once head of our
    Climate Change Authority] who, on finishing his
    term says that without someone to replace him
    the Authority can’t fulfil its Legal Mandate. The
    ‘chief’ scientist is not a chief as such. Our
    emissions – per capita – are very high [we play
    with the numbers]. We also export masses of
    harm in global terms & that is why [check out
    the ABC] 250 Australian Scientists signed an
    open statement calling for urgent action on
    our emissions.

  4. Stephanie….. find me some evidence from your 250 scientists that if Australia’s emissions were reduced to zero it would have any effect.

  5. Do a search yourself, Anton. That way you can sit
    with your own thoughts & accept that we are the
    the largest emission suppliers in the world due to
    ‘greed’? It’s got nothing to do with aussie jobs. See
    it this way. Imagine a movie. A cashed-up person
    employs another to take a life. Who’s the criminal?
    Add an ‘onlooker’ who pretends he knows nothing.
    Guilt by association; the first 2. The 3rd, a wimp.

  6. As you refer to it as greed Stefanie!
    This very greed supports welfare
    Which incidentally has doubled in the
    10 years . Why has welfare doubled
    This past 10 years Stefanie ? such a expert
    I know the answer, maybe you can work it out for

  7. Gina & Clive [maybe Bonnie & Clide?] can answer
    your question Barrow, along with the rest of the
    free-loading multi billionaires getting fatter each
    day. I don’t understand your query. However
    I do know that the population of this country is
    almost double what it was. Still, that has nothing
    to do with false emission targets & how the land
    is being flogged off to Adani plus the rest of the
    robber baron-mateship at Parliament House.
    There was a ‘crooked man who walked a crook
    -ed mile – who flipped a crooked six-pence and
    smiled a crooked smile.’ Judas-like people &
    their followers give me a headache.

  8. Anton, there are 274 scientists to choose from but
    Professor Nerilie Abram [climate researcher] calls
    for action to reduce global emissions of green-
    house gases. Along the same lines the BCA [aka]
    Business Council of Australia has also released a
    paper outlining their proposal for a net zero
    emissions target – a carbon emissions budget &
    an assessing of Climate Change risks. With that,
    I sign off.


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