Guest post by contributor Alan R.M. Jones:
Back in September, NSW Premier Bob Carr was sounding the alarm:
The news is worse for countries dependent on subsistence agriculture, such as Sudan, or countries susceptible to flooding, such as Bangladesh and our Pacific Island neighbours. Indeed, recent floods in Bangladesh caused losses totalling more than $8 billion, a staggering bill for a developing economy.
No mention of any connection of the floods to Australia’s emissions. But apparently we were responsible. Indeed, to my knowledge, not a soul has died as a result of “global warming”.
Yesterday, more than 14,000 people died due to the results of a regular – if infrequent – seismological event. Most of them could have been saved if the governments of the countries, where those people lost their lives and property, had spent a paltry sum of money to install a tsunami warning system such as exists among the Pacific Rim countries.
Instead, Australians and Americans are lectured ad nauseam by the likes of Carr about the consequences of a global warming. Millions of dollars is spent on research. Politicians travel to far-off places to gas on at UN conferences – spending millions more.