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Climate Hysteria Costs Labor Australian Elections

May 18, 2019

By Paul Homewood




It was supposed to be the election where climate change became the decisive issue.

It was, but not as planned!


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has retained power in the Australian election.

Bill Shorten’s Labor Party will finish behind Scott Morrison’s Coalition and the Prime Minister still has a path to a majority government.

In counting to date, the Coalition holds 74 seats to Labor’s 67 seats, while the crossbench looks set to contain six members. It is ahead in three seats which are too close to call. If these leads hold, it could win a bare majority in the 151-seat House of Representatives.
Labor failed to make the gains it expected due largely to a poor primary vote of just 33.92 per cent, which was 1.59 per cent below its primary vote at the last election.


Latest news is that Bill Shorten has resigned. It was the same Bill Shorten who declared the “climate emergency” was Labour’s top priority:


Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has referred to climate change as an “emergency,” in his final formal pitch to voters ahead of Saturday’s federal election.

“if you vote Labor we will deliver the change that the nation deserves from day one,” the Opposition Leader said in his speech at Bowman Hall in Blacktown, New South Wales, on Thursday.

“We will convene Parliament to prioritise real action on climate change… I promise that we will send a message to the world, that when it comes to climate change Australia is back in the fight!,” he said.

“It is not the Australian way to avoid and duck the hard fights. We will take this emergency seriously, and we will not just leave it to other countries or to the next generation.

“We are up for real action on climate change now if we get elected on Saturday.” ….


We keep being told that the public want governments to “do something” about climate change. Yet when it actually comes around to “doing something”, such as paying higher energy bills and taxes, or loss of jobs, the public ends up voting with its feet.

  1. jack broughton permalink
    May 18, 2019 7:35 pm

    You show single-handed what the media fail to achieve with a cast of thousands, amazing.

    They all underestimate the intelligence of the average man and their dislike of the well-off middle-class idiocracy that determines all of our lives.

    I am a little worried about the lack of female opposition to the climate-science-dogmatists, maybe a result of the continuing lower science education and achievement of women in the UK. The only females corresponding on “denier” sites seem to live outside the UK. Maybe the female population see the mess made by men in most other fields and assume that the science must be right as it was all caused by men.

    • May 18, 2019 7:51 pm

      Middle class idiocracy! Brilliant and so apt.

    • slingshot permalink
      May 18, 2019 8:07 pm

      Speaking as a woman, I don’t believe men have made a mess of things and as for climate change, we have better things to be concerned about than getting involved in climate change hysteria, the hype and the fear mongering. The more they over-egg the pudding, the less believable it becomes.

    • MrGrimNasty permalink
      May 18, 2019 9:38 pm

      Oh come on, some of the most expert contrarians/sites are brilliant ladies – Curry, Nova…

      • jack broughton permalink
        May 20, 2019 12:56 pm

        Sorry if I created the wrong impression, I have great respect for female scientists and the intelligence of women. My concern is that as I read various climate sites there is a massive imbalance between male and female contributors. The AGW sites have far more female support; the “denier” sites mainly male suport, and I was wondering whether this reflected the well-established fact that more men in the UK study science and engineering (the numerate subjects). Thus, UK men are more likely to challenge the “proven science” than women.

        Maybe this reflects where effort in communications is needed.

    • May 19, 2019 10:28 pm

      Given the choice, rational humans will not vote for the curtailment of a diffuse trace gas at the expense of their standard of living. Alas, in this country (vide the Climate Change Act) we have not had that chance, with stooopid action being mandated by a stitch up of ovine ignoramuses.

      Personally I will agree to such curtailment when every other country agrees to verifiably hamstring themselves to the same extent. As matters stand, the likes of UK are engaged in unilateral suicide.

    • May 20, 2019 11:50 am

      Well, I do live outside the UK– Morgantown, West Virginia, to be exact. I am a female scientist–PhD in Plant Ecosystems from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That followed a MA in plant taxonomy/ecology from that institution and a BA in botany from West Virginia University. My first job, outside graduate school, was in the US National Herbarium of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC (comparable to Kew). Following the PhD, I taught at Fairmont State College (now Univ.) and at WVU.

      Several years ago, I had the rare privilege of being shouted at as a “science denier” by a fellow leader on the West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage. This followed his long explanation that he hoped a plant he was working on for the WV Dept. of Natural Resources could “survive” the warming. When I finally asked in disbelief if he was referring to “man-caused climate change” he proudly said “oh, yes.” I then said, “that is a hoax” and before I could finish the sentence he was shouting “science denier” at me. When he announced that he was going to get my mind right, I walked out of the room.

      The good news is that in gathering data to scientifically refute his stance, I found this blog and it has been a treasure. I did send him an email with a scientific treatise on the fallacy of the theory of man-caused global warming or change, but of course never heard back. I see him every year on the Pilgrimage. This year it was a week ago and my 38th year as a botanical leader. One privilege was that on my Friday tour, my other botanical leader was a man with DNR who had been a student of mine at Fairmont State. What fun.

  2. David Kendrick permalink
    May 18, 2019 8:00 pm

    Doing something in a free country is not minorities forcing majorities to subsidise their belief system, it is the opposite or it is not a free coluntry.

  3. May 18, 2019 8:05 pm

    Usual bonkers Grauniad response…’The big losers are action on the climate emergency’

    Must have ruined their whole day 😆

  4. MrGrimNasty permalink
    May 18, 2019 9:34 pm

    BBC radio last night was in essence saying ‘this election is all about the climate’, ‘the young voters/millennials are all voting to save the climate’……….. you get the idea.

    I think Gore trying to intervene for Labor was as effective as Obama’s ‘back of the queue’ jibe. Thankfully these morons never learn.

    • May 19, 2019 8:05 am

      It is difficult to get English language news broadcasts where I am now so I watch a lot of BBC International. They certainly had me convinced that Climate Change was the big issue in Australia and that it would drive Labor to an equally big victory in the election.

      BBC international made it clear who was going to win the election and why. I will be interested to see what they have to say about the opposite, contrary results. Of course, they will blame the voters for not understanding the issues that they should be interested in. But I am curious what the emphasis will be.

      In America, the elites have decided to dissolve the current, recalcitrant electorate by forming a new people to appeal to. Bring in millions of new residents under conditions and of a type that guarantee their dependence on the government for survival. Make it immoral to disagree with said immigration policy so that rational arguments about who and how many should be absorbed cannot take place in public. For what purpose mass immigration is encouraged is not something that can be raised.

      I wonder what path the elites will choose to freeze out the votes of the low i.q., low information, morally bankrupt, self absorbed, self hating, inexperienced, fearful, totally blind to the awesomeness of the elites, voters who apparently comprise the current majority of Australians.

      I don’t think open borders will work there so I suspect they will keep increasing the complexity of the voting system itself so that votes end up being so diluted that they become meaningless. First past the post makes for decisive victories. If you are an elitist you have to make sure a simple majority or anything like it is supremely immoral to raise in discussions.

      I just watched a video of Canada’s Green Party explaining how the Climate Emergency requires that the constitution, the rule of law, the will of the people are all irrelevant given the need for action. The first step to be taken is to literally form a war cabinet to save the climate. Along with that will come the necessary suspension of civil liberties as needed to enable the government to rescue the planet and civilization from doom.

      • MrGrimNasty permalink
        May 19, 2019 9:00 am

        New Labour used the ‘client vote’ tactic in the UK, deliberately opening the doors to immigration and suppressing debate with the racist card – Gordon Brown was famously caught out calling a questioner a bigoted woman.

        The ‘greens’ make it no secret that they like the way China gets things done, that’s what they want, an excuse to sideline democracy, because they can’t win the power they crave otherwise.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        May 19, 2019 11:41 am

        Ironic that China pays lip service to the great climate emergency while laughing at how the west is destroying its industry and economies and so aiding the global expansion of Chinese influence.

      • May 19, 2019 10:28 pm

        @Ron do you have a link for that?

  5. Jackington permalink
    May 18, 2019 11:17 pm

    Excellent news – now Australia world leaders in climate realism whereas in UK ALL politicians have declared a National emergency – what hope do we have?

  6. Athelstan. permalink
    May 19, 2019 12:45 am


    “And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil,
    You’ll come a Waltzing Matilda with me”

    Waltzing Matilda!

    The Aussies woke up and voted for common sense.

    But but but where was Sir Malthusian David, ooh and dearie me, the green t*ssers lost?


    God Bless Australia!

  7. May 19, 2019 1:48 am

    Queenslander’s decided that they didn’t want to forgo the opportunity to mine coal for the electrification of India.

    Now, lets see whether the state government continues to stand in the way of the Adani mine.

    A lot of credit must go to Morrison. On Friday evening Morrison stood under an umbrella in the rain to praise Labor’s Bob Hawke. Like Hawke, Morrison sees the big picture. And he has the courage to go out on a limb. When Morrison took a piece of coal into the parliament and said that it was nothing to be afraid of, that set the scene.

  8. markl permalink
    May 19, 2019 2:22 am

    Excellent show. Truth is overcoming hype for a change. People aren’t that stupid after alll.

  9. I_am_not_a_robot permalink
    May 19, 2019 2:43 am

    With a few seats in doubt it’s prudent to wait for the final lower house outcome and of course the numbers in the upper house.
    Unfortunately a previous PM and outspoken critic of economy-crushing CC prescriptions Tony Abbott lost his seat to a heavily financed campaign by a GW hysteric, so mixed messages there.

    • howardpaul permalink
      May 19, 2019 5:10 am

      The key thing in the House of Representatives is that Labor lost. And by a surprisingly large margin. Even if Morrison has to lead a minority government, the worst thing that can happen is that little or no new legislation gets through. Can that possibly be bad?! And certainly, minority or majority government, they understand the importance of economics to their victory in the next election. That surplus is politically guaranteed. Which means lunatic “climate” action is written out.

      The tragic loss of Tony Abbott to the national parliament is a salutary warning that even intelligent turkeys can be persuaded to vote for Christmas. The demographics of his electorate – a wealthy, yatch-owning, Porsche and Range Rover demographic full of the proverbial ‘doctors’ wives’. From their ivory towers, with harbour or ocean views, the idea of being represented by someone who doesn’t go for homosexual marriage, is cynical about catastrophist end-of-days climate alarmism, and is seen as ‘a good bloke’ at the local RSL club, is demeaning to their higher intelligence. Note they did not vote for Labor, but for a blonde nonentity, but who believes in environmental rubbish, claims to be middle of the road, but in reality will be the classic political watermelon.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 19, 2019 11:44 am

      If only we could elect Tony Abbott as the UK prime minister but then we don’t get a chance to elect our PM.

  10. tom0mason permalink
    May 19, 2019 1:26 pm

    Well done Australia. In a world of increasing Glow-ball Wurming hysteria you are show the way out of the UN inspired mire. You have shown that the Greenie should be made extinct!

    Now UK, out of the EU and out of the Paris accord next … 🙂

  11. nickreality65 permalink
    May 19, 2019 7:50 pm

    One of the heated issues underlying greenhouse theory is whether space is hot or cold.

    It is neither.

    By definition and application temperature is a relative measurement of the molecular kinetic energy in a substance, i.e. solid, liquid, gas. No molecules (vacuum), no temperature. No kinetic energy (absolute zero), no temperature. In the vacuum of space the terms temperature, hot, cold are meaningless, like dividing by zero, undefined.

    However, any molecular substance capable of kinetic energy (ISS, space walker, satellite, moon, earth) placed in the energetic radiative pathway of the spherical expanding solar photonic gas at the earth’s average orbital distance will be heated per the S-B equation to an equilibrium temperature of: 1,368 W/m^2 = 394 K, 121 C, 250 F.

    Like a blanket held up between a camper and campfire the atmosphere reduces the amount of solar energy heating the terrestrial system and cools the earth compared to no atmosphere.

    This intuitively obvious and calculated scientific reality refutes the greenhouse theory that has the atmosphere warming the earth and no atmosphere producing a frozen ice ball at -430 F.

    No greenhouse effect, no CO2 global warming, no man caused nor cured climate change.

  12. May 19, 2019 11:16 pm

    There are some great videos and info out their
    … rather than spam here I listed them over at BH
    You should be able to scan thru quickly

  13. Hivemind permalink
    May 20, 2019 9:52 am

    The election was much more complex than just climate change. A gigantic tax and spend program, a messy & hard to explain platform, and unappealing leader. But if you look at the map of Australia’s voting you will see the same result that Trump got in 2016: the entire country is blue LNP, except for a few tiny bits of Labor red in the innermost urban areas.

  14. May 23, 2019 9:57 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science and commented:
    Congratulations Australia for voting science and not green socialism. This was a great wake up call to the rest of the world. Thanks a lot.

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