The Stump is an environmentalist and believes one of the great tragedies of is the criminal short term, opportunistic and criminal (morally and legally) exploitation of Indonesia’s forests and resources to the benefit of the very few.
However, the “Rabid Green” movement often has as much to answer for as do the stereotypical, greedy and malevolent “businessman”. Deliberation and wilful distortion of facts by the rancid greens for their 15 minutes of personal “I TOLD YOU SO” fame all too often distorts real efforts to manage our environment and the discredits the environmental effort as a whole.
Some immoral classics of the Feral Greens include:
The self important “NGO” movement more worried about it’s own exposure deliberately targeted a large miner (NEWMONT) in Indonesia with a litany of poorly research facts and figures ultimately proven false by any number of scientific tests. Unfortunately not before ruining the lives of thousands and completely ignoring the destruction and health risks created by a raft of illegal mining operations in the area. On why such a stand was taken, at best analysis the Stump believes it can be attributed to sheer arrogance and stupidity only because a more jaundice view would lead to far more sinister conclusions.
A recent panel of “Green” climate change scientists (???) from China recently accused Australia of environmental mismanagement and as a major contributor to the Climate Change. The image of China accusing anyone of acting irresponsibly in the world is a joke beyond compare yet we had the idiot green movement in Australia applauding these self righteous government cogs. How about China concentrates on little things like human rights in Tibet, Three Rivers Dam and make the air breathable in at least one city and then get back to the rest of us on how to look after the environment.
The recent attack on us “meat eaters” of the world with a early runner for the prize of the silly statement of the year “It takes 50,000L of water to produce one kilo of steak”. As someone who spent a good part of his early life on a bush property, I can pretty well assure you that on the figure is beyond silly (You do the math, 5000 head @ 3000Kilo x 50,000). We were not raising cattle on the Sydney Harbour here.
Of course, the Australian Minister for Plastic Bags, ex-singer from an extremely average band, Peter Garrett can always be counted on for commenting beyond his intelligence (which to be fair is anything beyond “Hows the weather?) Predicted in the Australian Newspaper today that “sea level rises of up to 6m from Antarctic melting by 2100”
Of course sadly for Peter (and the rest of the rancid ferals) despite the howls and moans about Antarctic Ice melting, the truth is the opposite.
“Dr Allison said there was not any evidence of significant change in the mass of ice shelves in east Antarctica nor any indication that its ice cap was melting. "The only significant calvings in Antarctica have been in the west," he said. And he cautioned that calvings of the magnitude seen recently in west Antarctica might not be unusual.
"Ice shelves in general have episodic carvings and there can be large icebergs breaking off -- I'm talking 100km or 200km long -- every 10 or 20 or 50 years."
Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Centre shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years. The average thickness of the ice at Davis since the 1950s is 1.67m.
A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded”
East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week's meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown "significant cooling in recent decades".
Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.
Now before the Rancids start their normal bleating each time one of their cherished bibliques creation myths is challenged. “Heathen.. You have forgotten about the Arctic ice”! Well even assuming their most idiotic claims of melt are true (Which is seriously debatable based on their previous history of lies and half truths), let’s try some perspective;
Antarctica has 90 per cent of the Earth's ice and 80 per cent of its fresh water. If Antarctica Ice is growing then that would mean percentage wise, worse case Arctic Melt has what percentage effect on the world????
Oh and as parting shots. How many years is it now since Al Gore’s little home movie? The home movie had water lapping at city libraries within ten years and pacific islands disappearing? Can anyone name any?
Or has anyone else noticed the term Global Warming has morphed into the generic one size fits every fantasy I can dream up “Climate Change”.
That’s all for now , off for a drive in car that doesn’t need to be recharged every 30km and sounds like an wretched black and decker drill.