Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Steve Fielding doesn't believe in man made climate change

Steve Fielding is exactly the sort of fellow who drives the left mad.

A strong believer in god, Fielding
does not believe in man made global warming which at first blush seems contradictary, as they are both religious positions but makes sense if you compare it to his believing in Christianity but not Islam.
Family First senator Steve Fielding has made up his mind on climate change - the world is not warming now, and humans aren't changing the climate.

The government and the country's top scientists have tried to convince Senator Fielding, who holds a crucial vote in the upper house, that global warming is real.

But he's released a document setting out his position.

"Global temperature isn't rising," it says.

On emissions trading, Senator Fielding said he wouldn't risk job losses on "unconvincing green science".

The document says it is a "fact" that the evidence does not support the notion that greenhouse gas emissions are causing dangerous global warming.

Senator Fielding later sought to clarify his position, saying he believed in global warming, but he did not think the world was warming now and did not think humans were causing global warming.

"Over the last 15 years, global temperatures haven't been going up and, therefore, there hasn't been in the last 15 years a period of global warming," Senator Fielding told AAP.

"I think that global warming is real, and climate change is real, but on average global temperatures have stayed steady while carbon emissions have increased over the last 15 years.

"Man-made carbon emissions don't appear to be causing it."

Because of the numbers in the upper house, Senator Fielding's verdict means the government will have to rely on the opposition to get its emissions trading scheme (ETS) legislation passed.
I was with Steve Fielding a couple of months ago and politely asked him to defeat the emissions trading scheme, which would allow Australia to avoid having its economy ruined for no good reason.

He responded that he didn't think he had the power.

Perhaps he sought advice from a higher power and has been rewarded?

Whatever the case may be if the emissions trading scheme is nobbled then Australia will have dodged a bullet.

(Nothing Follows)

2 comments:

Ellen K said...

I can only hope that the sudden media attention to the disastrous Obama cap and trade plan will at least postpone this bill. The leftists in Congress simply do not want to accept that even in the EU where alternative energy has been funded for quite awhile, they still must rely on oil. And in a larger nation such as the US or Australia, additional taxation on fuels will doom what little recovery we have seen, and essentially ride as an additional tax on the middle class in higher costs for goods and services. The Left still doesn't seem to realize that corporations are not alive and all additional taxes, fees and cost will be rolled up in the final cost of goods. This is what comes of having professors in government. You would think we would have learned that after Woodrow Wilson.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jack. You may have seen this, but Kimberly Strassel wrote a great piece in the WSJ today leading off with a story about Fielding.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124597505076157449.html

"Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation.

If you haven't heard of this politician, it's because he's a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming......"

A key vote is taking place in the House today even as I type. It's almost certain not to pass in the Senate, but you never know. The looselugnut libs are relentless.

There's quite an effort underway to get the fence-sitters to get the splinters out of their butts and oppose this monstrosity.

---Krumhorn