One of Australia’s largest online Media outlets, ABC News is running this ABC survey. Readers are asked to answer a number of relatively simple questions with respect to their opinion about Climate Change, and the results then place them into one of a number of categories. As can be seen, by far the largest response is that more people are now Dismissive of the supposed threat of Climate Change…..TonyfromOz.
Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and William Kininmonth review the latest alarmist CSIRO report – and dismiss that scaremongering, too:
On March 13-14, 2012, two new reports regarding global warming and climate change were released by CSIRO/BOM and the Climate Commission.
We provide an itemised discussion and critique of the major or key points made in these reports. The reports contain no new science and mostly recycle earlier speculative arguments that dangerous global warming is occurring, or is likely to occur.
Our analysis finds no evidence that dangerous global warming is occurring; nor that human carbon dioxide emissions will cause such warming in future; nor that recent Australian climate-related events lay outside normal climate variability; nor that reducing carbon dioxide emissions will have any discernible impact on future climate.
Clearly, something is very wrong with the way in which scientific policy regarding climate change (and, for that matter, other environmental issues) is being delivered to the Australian government. Almost equally disturbing is that mainstream Australian media sources now display an almost complete incapacity to assess environmental matters objectively.
Is there any substantive new science in the science agency reports? No.
Is there any merit in the arguments for dangerous warming that are advanced in the reports? No.
Did any mainstream media organisation question the recommendations in the reports in their mainline news reporting? No.
Was there any need for, or purpose served, by the reports? Yes, but only the political one of attempting to give credence to the impending collection of carbon dioxide tax.
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.