On climate change, Tony Abbott tells Europe to stuff it

Posted by: Phineas on April 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Has no time for nonsense

Has no time for nonsense

Australia is scheduled to host the annual G20 heads-of-state meeting this year. The G20 is an informal grouping dedicated promoting international financial stability, and the host country gets to set the agenda. For some strange reason Tony Abbott, Australia’s Liberal prime minister, has decided that the G20 should stick to its brief and said that global warming/climate change/ritual denunciations of the Demon CO2 will not be on he agenda.

This has made Europe unhappy.

European Union officials say Australia has become completely “disengaged” on climate change since Tony Abbott was elected in September last year.

They are disappointed with the Prime Minister’s approach, saying Australia was considered an important climate change player under Labor.

One well-placed EU official has likened the change to “losing an ally”.

The EU has a long-running emissions trading scheme which was going to be linked to Australia’s market.

But Mr Abbott has pledged to scrap the carbon price in favour of his direct action policy.

Europe is sceptical of Mr Abbott’s replacement plan.

I can hear the Eurocrats’ tongues clucking and their tut-tutting even now. How are they going to live their taxpayer-funded lifestyles and carry out their dreams of “global eco-social justice,” if more nations follow Australia’s lead? They must be so disappointed in Mr. Abbott. I’m sure he’s losing sleep over it. Perhaps from laughing.

The kicker line is this:

Mr Abbott has said he doesn’t want the G20 agenda “cluttered” by topics that would take the focus from his top priority of economic growth.

Imagine that. A national leader actually concerned about his people’s prosperity and not only unwilling to sacrifice it at the altar of eco-statist group-think, but quite willing to openly “call BS” on the whole farcical charade. I’m sure that John “Climate change is a WMD” Kerry is unhappy. You can guess how that prospect makes me feel.

It’s nice to know that, somewhere in the Anglosphere, there are still nations lead by leaders who don’t have their head stuck firmly up their progressive backsides and who know that their first job is protecting their nation’s interests, not winning a popularity contest in Brussels or Turtle Bay. Canada is another.

I can only look on with envy and hope that, someday, we rejoin them.

via JoNova

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “On climate change, Tony Abbott tells Europe to stuff it”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Here is a little perspective on the CO2 “menace”:

    Imagine you are sitting the stands at a football stadium and the lines are marked on the playing surface including the yard lines, side lines, goal lines, and the end zone, and end lines. All of the lines represent the component gases in the ambient air. The amount of CO2 would not equal even one of those yard lines.

  2. Nancy says:

    I have to assume that “Liberal” has a different meaning in Australia than it does in this country.

  3. Phineas says:

    It’s the older meaning of “liberal,” as in “Classical Liberal.” They’re Australia’s conservative party, in coalition with the rural National Party.

  4. JoYO says:

    The Intolerant Environment are on the side that claims the global warming “science is settled”. For a true scientist, the science is seldom settled. Besides, most of the people working on the UN’s global warming are not scientists. They are Progressives who want global taxes, wealth redistribution, a one- world government which will most likely look like Russia, China, or North Korea. The political will be extremely wealthy and we the people will be equally poor. The government will not be able to provide most of the benefits it promised the people — we will have returned peasantry, poverty, and lost our freedom.

  5. PaulS47 says:

    This from the same ecosages who were convinced in the 1970s that glaciers would be descending on North America, triggered by a new Ice Age. And that polar ice that was suppose to melt away by 2013, Mr. Gore? I recall seeing a picture of an icebreaker stuck in it last year. “Settled” and science are always incompatible, to a scientist. And refusing to debate speaks volumes to critical thinkers.

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    That rescued bunch of jackwads stranded and icebound in the Arctic this past winter was a gaggle of global warming “scientists”.