GENUINE GLOBAL THREAT

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.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/28/2004 at 12:13 AM
    1. Hear, hear!  Wasteful spending indeed—I’d rather install a tsnuami warning system in the Indian Ocean than pay for a bunch of eggheads to squawk about their reduced public stipend.  It’ll be worth more in the long run.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 12/28 at 12:41 AM • #

 

    1. Now it seems Saudi has signed and [url=http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=596062>Australia</a> is prepared to negotiate over Kyoto whilst new Kyoto

      Posted by rog on 12/28 at 12:53 AM • #

 

    1. Those talking about global warming should stop talking and start reading Crichton’s “State of Fear”. The book is a good read and it is full of information on Climate changes (with references).

      Posted by jorgen on 12/28 at 01:39 AM • #

 

    1. Don’t you know, Tim? An environmental disaster isn’t a problem unless it can be linked to white Westerners.

      While the enviroscreechers have no interest in tsunami warning systems, you can bet your ass they will exploit this – look for some absurd, tenuous linkage to “global warming.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 12/28 at 02:40 AM • #

 

    1. Would this A.R.M. Jones be Radio Alan, perchance ?

      Posted by JAFA on 12/28 at 03:31 AM • #

 

  1. No, Alan Belford Jones is whom you are thinking of

    Posted by Louis on 12/28 at 12:31 PM • #