The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.



Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, the highly qualified Maurice Newman, has been a voice of moderation, a breath of fresh air, in the discredited IPCC’s climate change debate.

He has asked for an inquiry into the Bureau of Meteorology's rubbery figures that falsely suggest the globe is warming.

Golly, we can't have that now, can we Mr Turnbull?

So Mr Turnbull has decided he will not be reappointing Mr Newman, a spokesman for PMO has confirmed today.

It will be interesting to see if the ABC’s Chairman Jim Spigelman and CEO Mark Scott are offered extended tenures by Mr Turnbull.

Perhaps another person of interest, the despicable Gillian Triggs of the Human Rights Commission, whose tenure will also soon expire, might be offered an extension of her fat $500,000 salary by Mr Turnbull.

What’s the bet, now that they've killed Abbott and the global warming ball is rolling?


What are They Plotting in Poland


I’M OFFENDED JULIA, WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK ME? I do really good portraits


Er.... Unless you BET RESPONSIBLY......

All BETS are OFF

Also he has investments in the Tobacco Industry and with Glaxo Smith Kline...the British pharmaceutical company selling allegedly contaminated,dodgy medicine to consumers in the U.S. and fined billions of dollars ...patients died over people allege this companies medications didn't work.......well done turnbull..

well here is some stuff on turnbull artist in 2007 he came under criticism for .......claiming staying away from home allowance in his wifes unit in Canberra..

From the ABC 29/09/2015 ABC Online

Shark culling and overfishing may be contributing to climate change. Question. How much did someone charge for this piece of expensive research.?

Turnbull will probably give Julia a job as well!

"...the discredited IPCC’s climate change debate." Yes... it’s discredited alright, but only by assorted fruit loops including Lord Monkton, Sarah Palin, David Bellamy, Donald Trump, Republican Senator James Inhofe, Ian Plimer and, oh yes, Larry Pickering.

The overwhelming consensus from serious, qualified scientists, who have done the numbers, is that we are buggering up the atmosphere and causing the climate to change. Dangerously.

well worth chasing up Mike. The man is the only "honourable" politician we have. A credit to himself and we will rue the day of The Banker and Club 55.

Think you've heard it all? Cop this: "Shark culling could indirectly accelerate climate change, study warns."

Yes to all LP.

Thanks for the heads up willone. Missed it, chasing the podcast.

This morning on ABC Paul Bongiorno described Maurice Newman as a "flat earther"

If the Planet was getting colder, the climate change scammers would be telling us that it was also man made and would want to implement and Ice Tax.

Indian Thermal Coal stocks are down to critically low numbers. What a shame that stupid Green disruptions and lack of Government support has lost a golden opportunity to fill this market gap. .................................................. Indian power plant coal stocks near six-month low

Tuesday, 29 September 2015
COMBINED stocks of thermal coal at 100 Indian power plants stood at 26.15 million tonnes last week, according to Platts.

The commodities news services quotes the India’s Central Electricity Authority which says that is about three times the 8.87Mt of the same time last year, but at the lowest level since March 31.

The volume was 14.6% lower than the all-time high of 30.63Mt reached on August 23.

CEA’s data showed nine Indian power plants had less than a week’s supply of coal.

That is down from 47 at the same time last year and up from three a month ago.

I have jusr listened to Ray Hadley having an interview with Tony Abbott. What Class. Australia has lost one of our best Prime Ministers. The Liberals have sold out all ot the people that voted for them. If they don't get rid of Turnbull as leader then I will vote Labor. I don't care who runs the country because Turnbull and the Liberals are no different then Labor. I will not move on as the Media and the Politicians hope we do. My vote must mean something.

This site is great for extra info on the joke of a UN conference going on:

Looks like it is too late folks, the government has sold us out to the UN. The UN’s Hard-to-Swallow Climate Fare
Australia has signed on to the latest and expanded list of climate goals, a pledge celebrated at the world body's New York headquarters with a luncheon of re-cycled "food that would have ended up in garbage bins" -- a repository many might regard as appropriate for the agreement itself
Distracted by papal fanfare in New York City last week, few spotted the Trojan horse being rolled along the left bank of the East River. It moved quickly, perhaps aware the seven-hectare UN HQ complex at Manhattan’s Turtle Bay was once the site of a slaughter-house. Then, in a masterly piece of bureaucratic theatre — and subterfuge – its cargo of climate-justice warriors was delivered safely inside what inmates dryly call the Peace Factory, and all without so much as a media murmur.
Football fans following the finals series may have missed it, but last Friday a new UN initiative was agreed by 193 countries: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They not only endorsed a 15-year commitment to end “poverty, hunger and inequality worldwide” — a piece of cake, surely, for minds such as these — but also issued a response to the “demand for leadership on climate change” alleged to be rising from “voices around the world”.
With the unanimous vote, the UN’s eight 2000 Millennium Development Goals were replaced with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals for short. Inside the SDG Trojan horse was a present for climate sceptics: Goal 13, which deals with climate change. But more of that in a moment.
The UN’s self-celebratory lunch was another medium for a message. According to the ABC, chefs prepared climate-alarmist fare – landfill salad, burgers and fries, but no viande de cheval. Made “entirely of food that would have ended up in garbage bins”, it shone a gastronomic light on the “extraordinary waste in modern diets” and, bien sur, its “role in worsening climate change.”
Under the SDG 29-page Transforming our World agreement, Australia has signed on to “work for an ambitious and universal climate agreement”.
We reaffirm that the protocol, another legal agreement, instrument or agreed outcome with legal form under the Convention applicable to all Parties shall address in a balanced manner inter alia – mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, development and transfer, and capacity-building and transparency of action and support. (Clause 31, page 6, here).
The country also has committed to the targets for Goal 13, detailed on pages 19 and 20 here, and to taking “urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
Australia is now obliged to:
• integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (13.2)
• implement the commitments undertaken by developed-country parties to the UNFCCC to a goal of mobilizing jointly US$100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation, and fully operationalize the Green Climate fund through its capitalisation as soon as possible.
What is going on here? Will the number thirteen be unlucky for, if not the Liberal Party, then at least our Environment Minister, who presumably signed off on these commitments without public consultation or awareness?
On the UN side, neat bureaucratic manoeuvring by UNDP Administrator, former NZ PM, Helen Clark, has whipped up a bunch of fresh national obligations under the rubric of “sustainable development”.
According to Ms Clark:
Ours is the last generation which can head off the worst effects of climate change and the first generation with the wealth and knowledge to eradicate poverty. For this, fearless leadership from us all is needed. If the global community collectively is prepared to step up to the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, then there’s a chance of achieving sustainable development – and with it better prospects for people and our planet.
According to UNDP, indulging its gift for exaggeration, “there is no country in the world that is not seeing first-hand the drastic effects of climate change.” As head of the agency since 2009, Ms Clark swears blind she has seen “the impact of a volatile and unpredictable climate. Our erratic climate is having major impacts.” This peril, she insists, means “a strong outcome in Paris will be a big step in the right direction.” Climate change — said to be visible everywhere, yet observable nowhere — now occupies pride of place as “an important pillar in the UN’s post-2015 era of sustainable development”.
Indeed, the original Eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), agreed in 2000, now have been superseded by 17 SDGs.
The (MDGs) were:
(1) eradicate extreme poverty/hunger, (2) achieve universal primary education, (3) promote gender equality/empower women, (4) reduce child mortality, (5) improve maternal health, (6) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, (7) ensure environmental sustainability, and (8) develop a global partnership for development.
Spot UNDP’s nine new goals here (in bold):
(1) No poverty, (2) zero hunger, (3) good health/well-being, (4) quality education, (5) gender equality, (6) clean water/sanitation, (7) affordable & clean energy, (8) decent work/economic growth, (9) industry innovation/infrastructure, (10) reduced inequalities, (11) sustainable cities/communities, (12) responsible consumption/production, (13) climate action, (14) life below water, (15) life on land, (16) peace and justice/strong institutions, (17) partnerships for the goals.
The UN’s Global Goals now invoke pretty much every warm and fuzzy nostrum a social engineer or ardent redistributionist would wish to imagine, yet one cause remains conspicuously unmentioned: population growth. This despite the UN Population Division’s 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects, released on 29 July this year, which concluded that humankind is likely to greatly exceed the previous global-population estimate of nine billion people by 2050.
The current world population is 7.3 billion and increasing by 83 million a year. Assuming UNPD’s medium variant projection is correct, it will reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100. If a higher growth rate prevails this century, it could reach 16.6 billion people by 2100. India will surpass China as the most populous country in a mere seven years. Nigeria will overtake the US to become the world’s third-largest country in 35 years. UNPD’s report concludes that between 2015 and 2050, half of the world’s growth is expected to occur in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the US, Indonesia and Uganda.
John Wilmoth, head of UNPD, was interviewed by the ABC’s Mandie Sami two days after public release of the 2015 Revision. He seems mildly distressed to know that people are living longer, thus adding to Gaia’s burdens with their selfish refusal to die.
SAMI: Overall, would you say that this is a positive picture or is it one that worries you when you look at these numbers?
WILMOTH: That’s a very difficult question. The births have stopped increasing. The number has more or less stabilised over the last 20 years. But what is increasing is the number of people living at older ages and this is an enormous sign of success.
However, you can’t deny that the increased human activity in terms of consumption and production and the impact of human activity on the Earth’s environment is troublesome to anyone who looks at it.
To look at the change and speed of change that’s taking place, it’s troublesome to think about what this may bring in terms of environmental changes and how that then could alter the Earth’s ability to support not only human life, but life of other species. So I thought it was a mixed picture for me in terms of am I an optimist or a pessimist when I look at demographic trends.
At the Is This How You Feel? – climate change installation at Melbourne’s Fortyfive Downstairs art gallery last August, sponsored by National Science Week 2015 and Inspiring Australia, there were 42 letters from international climate researchers on display. Ninety percent expressed what might be termed generational anxiety, a concern for future generations, especially one’s own offspring. Only five percent, however, mentioned the global demographic outlook.
One of the letters was penned by Dr Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and also a signatory to the recent RICO letter to President Obama demanding that climate sceptics be prosecuted under the same laws most often used against Mafia dons. Trenberth felt population was a bigger problem than climate change:
The burgeoning population and its demands on resources is a bigger problem. We humans are fowling our own nest…. It was not so much an issue when there were just a few billion of us – not that long ago – but now there are over 7 billion living unsustainably….Now that is scary.
And there you have it. The UN, the serried ranks of its hand-wringing jet-setters and ever-present chorus of climate careerist have it all figured out. They aim to make the world a clean, sustainable and wonderful place for those humans they deem worthy of actually living in it.

Is a good listen.

coal is essential to global efforts to achieve universal energy access and alleviate energy poverty as it provides an affordable, readily available and reliable source of grid-based energy.

WCA chief executive Benjamin Sporton said energy poverty was a dire reality, saying there were 1.3 billion people across the globe without access to energy.

“It is a significant challenge we need to address with the adoption of these SDGs,” he said.

“The no-one left behind pledge agreed on when discussing the SDGs is more urgent than ever, especially when tackling energy poverty.

“When 1.3 billion people are still without energy we are not in a position to start sidelining any energy source and we need to take an ambitious approach to implementing the goals.”

In its 2011 World Energy Outlook the International Energy Agency used a definition for energy access of 250 kilowatt hours per capacity of electricity a year in rural areas and 500kWh for urban areas.

That is probably enough for an efficient fridge, a second mobile telephone per household and another appliance such as small television or a computer.

This level of energy access is what the SDGs are calling “universal energy access”, according to the WCA.

The targets do not include energy for business, industry and public services.

“Solar and wind play a significant role in supporting ‘light bulb and cook stove’ solutions with mini micro grids in rural areas,” Sporton said.

“These are important first steps in improving access to energy but they ignore the rapid urbanisation and industrialisation taking place in Africa and Asia where by 2050 the number of people living in cities is expected to grow by more than 2 billion.

“Larger urban populations will demand more resilient and reliable grid-based electricity.”

According to the IEA global coal demand is expected to grow by about 33% through to 2040.

IEA data also shows the demand for coal in South East Asia is expected to grow 4.8% year on year through to 2035.

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