The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 14th November 2018

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Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy



There are ivory-tower activists armed with computers who champion a “zero emissions world” where man’s activities release zero carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

 Victoria Aims for Zero Emissions:

 These evangelists (posing as energy engineers) want to force us back to the Middle Ages where low-density green energy ruled – wood fires, whale oil lamps, charcoal forges, human treadmills, horse/mule/bullock power, weather-dependent wind mills and sailing boats, rain-dependent water wheels, intermittent energy from the sun, and rare geothermal heat.

They oppose the main thing that sets us apart from all other species – the creation of continuous concentrated energy from modern fuels such as coal, oil, gas and nuclear power, and its easy transmission to every consumer via tankers, power lines and pipelines.

They have yet to explain how our massive mobile fleets of planes, tractors, harvesters, road trains, buses, trucks, dozers, graders, bob-cats, shovels, cruise liners, container-ships, tankers, battleships and submarines will be powered and lubricated by muscle power, wind power, sun power, water power, or the energy from burning wood or ethanol whiskey.

The future for refining, processing and manufacturing is easy – they will relocate overseas.

 Still want zero emissions of carbon dioxide?

 Please hold your breath.

Cartoons by Steve Hunter.  Reproduction allowed with attribution.



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

Sydney's sister city of San Fran... or is it brother city?


Does that mean when the wind stops blowing , my car stops going???

LUV it Viv!

I hear a lot of huff and puff from the Green loonys and I note that they keep engaging in the modern world with all it's coal energy sourced gadgets travel modes and benefits. This world keeps rolling on straight over the top of them.

the modern world is also dependant on plastics and much of it comes from oil. Like it or not we are stuck with the petro-chemical industry.

My comment G was not environmental it was technical
just seems BK got it

Billy ... Billy ... you never have really got a handle on the environmental stuff ... just saying

Thermal coal = Power stations, Coking coal - steel making, smelting.

Japan stands by coal power

Faced with pressure from environmentalists to phase out coal, Japan is standing by its support of the fossil fuel, saying it will help developing countries adopt the best available technologies for coal-fired power plants, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Pressure to rein in carbon dioxide emissions is intensifying, especially after the Paris Agreement, a global deal reached in December to tackle climate change.

The Greens must be taken down ... before their policies take us down

if there's no base load power generation from coking coal?

Coking coal = power generation
Yep we have some real Einsteins here.

Where would the steel come from to build the electric cars (fridges, washing machines, stoves?) if there's no base load power generation from coking coal?

It's the chicken or the egg again ah..

OT: from our faux-PRIME MINISTER Mr Turnbull.:

Well I think it can be fairly described as that and I’ve got no doubt – and obviously our first Australians, Aboriginal Australians describe it as an invasion.

And never may people with no Aboriginal ancestors feel an equal right to call this home:

So this was and is and always will be Aboriginal land. (From Andrew Bolt Blog) My comment: If we invaded and conquered the original inhabitants of this land why are we paying billions to support aboriginal communities and granting Land Rights? Over the centuries borders of countries have changed as they expanded and contracted due to wars and invasions. Compensation was not a usual custom in the past. Why now? Aboriginals would be better off if they got over it, got off their bums and got jobs.

Let them drink oil!

There'll never be a shortage of fossil fuels to serve the needs of the ivory tower parasites.

I hear SA wants to be fully reliant on renewable energy, VIC with zero emissions, well lets suck it a see. VIC; down grade or close your power stations, and don't sell power across into SA and lets sit back and watch the show. Oh and a reminder for the other states close your borders as you'll have an influx of "Carbon Deprived" refugees arriving on jackasses.

The thing is carbon dioxide is not a pollutant full stop. It's all about nothing.

Says a lot about the Victorian idiots who voted for him.

Just only need to look at the deplorable living conditions in communist Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War era or North Korea today to see where leftist ideology gets you.

Andrews is a f#@%ing maniac enforcing his Marxist agenda on Victorians like it or not and stuff the consequences. One only has to see what this communist prick has done with the states CFA and indoctrinated our kids with Safe Schools propaganda

Greens on a treadmill "BK".