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    Coalition MPs split over Scott Morrison's apparent shift on climate policy
    Moderate Liberals seize on PM’s comments to argue the government will do more to cut emissions but conservatives push back


    Do you think that ending up as PM means that smart academic people, you know, those people who have actually been doing the science thingy for a few decades have politely instructed our dipshit leader on the facts of climate change and now he's freaking out a tad? He should be. And oh how the party is going to eat itself over this. I think Scummo is one fuck up away from open party warfare.

    Dutton, no doubt, is in his tower building an army orcs, as we speak.

    The most damning and astonishing thing about our current political cesspit is the complete and utter silence from the ALP, about anything. Is there anyone there? Hellloooooooo......
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    The most damning and astonishing thing about our current political cesspit is the complete and utter silence from the ALP, about anything. Is there anyone there? Hellloooooooo......
    Yes, this does seem to be a trend. If the parties were on the other feet, the Liberals would be chewing up the misdeeds and spitting them out. It seems Albo is just as “polite” as Shorten was.
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    Yes, this does seem to be a trend. If the parties were on the other feet, the Liberals would be chewing up the misdeeds and spitting them out. It seems Albo is just as “polite” as Shorten was.
    The ALP's talking point is that the coalition doesn't have an energy policy, which is true. But what's Albo's policy? When he went on his "I love coal" tour of Queensland he made it pretty clear that he won't be doing very much.

    I'm somewhat frustrated that David Speers' line of questioning to Scummo was all about Australia's emissions (1.3% of the global total), which is a sort of extension of personal action, rather than collective global action. The discussion should also be about our coal exports (38% of the world total). That's where we can punch above our weight and punch hard.

    Fantasy scenario: imagine if John Howard had ratified the Kyoto protocol, and embarked on a decades-long squeeze on coal exports, instead promoting exportable renewables, manufacturing wind and solar hardware, research into hydrogen. With lower supply the price of coal would have risen and the economic boost to renewables would have had a massive global effect. Australia's action would be leverage to push the rest of the world into real action.

    If we'd stuck with carbon pricing and actually worked to construct a global response, instead of white-anting every global climate conference, it would have done even more. We could have single-handedly led the world into real emissions reductions.

    We might not be having these bushfires right now.

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    Almost said "If Albo had balls, he'd be yer uncle".

    Reflexive, innit?

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    "History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government".
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Burden of proof is the obligation on somebody presenting a claim to provide evidence to support its truth (a warrant). Once evidence has been presented, it is up to any opposing "side" to show the evidence presented is not adequate. If claims were accepted without warrants, then every claim could simultaneously be claimed to be true.

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    There was aconference with both Bill Shorten and Albo on the ABC today that got stuck right in. Can't find a reference to it online though.
    "History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government".
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    Burden of proof is the obligation on somebody presenting a claim to provide evidence to support its truth (a warrant). Once evidence has been presented, it is up to any opposing "side" to show the evidence presented is not adequate. If claims were accepted without warrants, then every claim could simultaneously be claimed to be true.

    History isn't written by the victors. It's written by the people with the time machines.

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    And, before the fires... prior to sneaking off to Hawaii, what was ol' Scummo, King of the Forced Handshake, up to?

    Just weeks before unprecedented wildfires broke out across Australia, killing an estimated 1 billion animals, the prime minister declared that the country faced a terrible threat: environmental protesters.

    “A new breed of radical activism is on the march,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a November speech. He added that there was a “place for peaceful protests,” but he wasn’t going to stand for environmentalists obstructing and delaying mining projects or calling for boycotts of banks that finance the country’s coal industry.

    He promised to find a way to “successfully outlaw these indulgent and selfish practices that threaten the livelihoods of fellow Australians.”

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    BUZZFEEDNEWS.COM
    Australia's Leader Called For A Crackdown On Environmentalists Before Fires Broke Out
    Governments are increasingly casting environmental activism as a new kind of extremism, punishing and marginalizing protesters.


    Let us not forget.
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    We're fucked.

    Scummo is a self-justifying, BYO apocalypse.

    My view is that both positions are true: this is a prime minister who can shift ground on almost any issue, and he can do so with conviction because his faith teaches him that God is always on his side. To understand this paradox, it is important to know that Morrison’s distinctive religion stands outside the tradition of evangelical Western Christianity. Australia is dealing with a new brand of religion here – a faith that puts primary emphasis on the direct and transformational experience of the Holy Spirit over dogma or creed. Pentecostal spirituality is defined by the titanic struggle between Christ and Satan, and the individual believer is personally directed by God as he fights, moment by moment and day by day, for the final victory to come.
    Read the linky and be scared.

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    THEMONTHLY.COM.AU
    A Pentecostal PM and climate change
    Does a belief in the End Times inform Scott Morrison’s response to the bushfire crisis?
    Last edited by The Irreverent Mr Black; 20th January 2020 at 07:29 AM.

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