Australia will have to move away from coal, UN climate head says
Australia shares a similar challenge in moving away from coal as Saudi Arabia does in reducing its economic dependency on oil, the United Nations’ top climate negotiator says. Speaking at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, Christiana Figueres drew a parallel between Australia and the oil kingdom as countries that would need to diversify their economies as the world grapples with global warming.
Source: Australia will have to move away from coal, UN climate head says – h/t WUWT
In March she was in the Philippines revving up the troops to fight global warming. She took the opportunity to imply, with a cynical indifference to the lack of evidence, that the brutal cyclone last November was caused by global warming arising from our use of the earth’s resources.
“Witnessing the devastation, loss and suffering wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, which has claimed the lives of thousands and left millions without homes, the impact of climate change is truly undeniable,” said Figueres.
Quite. The woman’s grasp of scientific method might be abysmal but that’s nothing on her integrity. How long must we suffer this ignorant double-talk in high places?
Christiana’s office is in Bonn, in March she was in the Philippines and just this week she turned up in Melbourne for a conference and to tell the Aussies to stop coal mining. She racks up her crusading miles and approves of the products of our industry when it suits her to use them—thus defining hypocrisy.
Nevertheless, and even though tactically unwise, she insists that our industry be dismembered to ‘save’ the planet (she uses the euphemism ‘diversified’ but it’s the same thing because she never suggests what might replace steel ships, aluminium aircraft or concrete—or the other things no windmill can forge).
I have an idea about that: we could show her the error of her ways simply by removing the parts of our heavy industry that help her crusading, and it won’t cost us a thing. But how do we do that, you ask?
It’s easy, I say. Take away her passport. We would announce that her employment has been diversified, which will fortunately allow her more time in Bonn to ponder the service of humanity.
Figueres – In Catalan, means ‘fig trees’.