This is a summary from the second report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released recently:
“Ice in the Arctic is collapsing, the oceans are rising, coral reefs are dying, fresh water supplies are diminishing, and the oceans are becoming more acidic, which is killing certain creatures and stunting the growth of others. Heat waves and heavy rains are escalating, food crops are being damaged, disease is spreading, human beings will be displaced due to flooding, animals are migrating toward the poles or going extinct, and the worst is yet to come.
Yet our prime minister Tony Abbott BA Boxing (Oxon.) still says “Climate change is crap.” He said that some time ago but he hasn’t made any attempt to retract it. He, and the government he leads, are actively undermining and preventing efforts in Australia to combat climate change. He ascribes the recent drought and floods in the eastern side of the country to normal weather cycles, without any evidence to support his unqualified assertions.
One of their ways is to repeal the so called Carbon Tax. They deliberately play on the ignorance of the public in calling it that – it is actually a levy on the worst emitters of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major causes of global warming. They bray like donkeys about how little revenue it has raised. That’s because the worst emitters have taken steps to reduce their emissions to escape the levy! This is exactly what the “tax” is designed to do!
This Liberal government lies to the Australian public. If you vote Liberal, you are complicit in their lies.
I make no secret that I will be voting Labor today in the WA Senate election re-run. Did you expect anything else? But I won’t be voting above the line – I’ll make my own choices for my preferences.
One thing I’ll be doing is voting 1 for Louise Pratt and 2 for the number three candidate on the Labor card, putting Mr Joe Bulloch well out of my list. I don’t vote for idiots.
My second preferences will be to the Greens. At least they have a well thought out and reasoned approach to politics.
I’ll also be voting against this cold, callous, cruel government which sees nothing wrong with imprisoning people who have committed no crime, without trial, for an indefinite sentence. They constantly lie to you, the public, by calling refugees “illegals”. This is a LIE. It is NOT illegal to seek asylum in another country. It is a deliberate lie, designed to appeal to the blue singlet brigade, the man in the pub, the sheep who believe the constantly repeated lies being told by Abbott and Scott Morrison, the Minister for Immigration. He is a cold, cruel, vicious man. But the unintelligent dolts in this country believe what he says and approve of what he’s doing. Not in my name. I don’t approve and I didn’t vote for this.
Apparently 61% of the public approve of what the government is doing in “stopping the boats”. They also don’t seem to care about the concentration camps being run in this country, or the imprisonment of children and pregnant women.
I’m disgusted. NOT IN MY NAME!