Tim Flannery is a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, and a climate change true believer. According to him “climate changer deniers” are a threat to our children.

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.

Hurricane activity, as just one example, is currently at an historic low. But don’t let me highlighting some fact less scaremongering stop you. Please continue..

[…] Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to sing the praises of coal, while members of the government call for subsidies for coal-fired power plants. A few days ago, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor urged that the nation’s old and polluting coal-fired power plants be allowed to run “at full tilt”.

Morrison sounds to me like a good Aussie bloke who wants to see kids warm, well-fed and at school.

In the past, many of us have tolerated such pronouncements as the utterings of idiots – in the true, original Greek meaning of the word as one interested only in their own business. But the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: they are now an immediate threat to our children.

Uh, oh. Shit just got real. We “climate deniers” are, drum roll please, a “threat to our children”.

Each year the situation becomes more critical. In 2018, global emissions of greenhouse gases rose by 1.7% while the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere jumped by 3.5 parts per million – the largest ever observed increase.

Carbon dioxide is a beneficial trace gas and not a pollutant. Further, there is no evidence that anthropogenic CO2 is significantly warming the planet.

How should Australia’s parents deal with those who labour so joyously to create a world in which a large portion of humanity will perish? As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s well-being as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.

Hear that you climate change denialists? You’re as bad as kiddy fiddlers.

On September 20 in Australia and elsewhere, school principals must decide whether they will allow their students to march in the global climate strike in an effort to save themselves from the climate predators in our midst, or force them to stay and study for a future that will not, on current trends, eventuate.

No. School principals must decide whether they are going to teach their students to think critically or allow them to be brainwashed. 

It’s obvious the real threat to our children are climate alarmists. As the brilliant James Delingpole says, if governments did what climate activists are calling for it would cost upwards of $1.5 trillion per year. Yes, that’s per year. In comparison, the War on Drugs costs a paltry $51 billion per year. In other words, climate alarmists are willing to bankrupt our kids’ future to get their way.


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