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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


Every living thing needs access to energy, food, light and warmth. But the UN is plotting to limit our access to energy. A study of human history shows what a grave threat this poses to all of us.

Our distant ancestors were hunter-gatherers. They killed and ate wild animals, which provided much of their energy needs. Solar energy warmed their days, and gave life to the herbs, roots and fruits they gathered and to the grasses and shrubs that sustained their prey. Sunlight reflected from the moon allowed them to hunt and fish during moon-lit nights. The sun and moon dominated their world, so naturally many of them worshipped these heavenly bodies.

The invention of stone and wooden weapons and tools increased their access to energy – hunting and gathering was more efficient with tools.

The discovery of how to control fire multiplied man’s access to energy. Fire provided heat and light and could be used to clear vegetation, fight enemies and trap wild animals.

Hunter-gatherers need access to land, preferably free from competitors. This led to the development of territory with defined and defended property boundaries. Property rights are thus an essential ingredient to provide guaranteed access to food and energy.

Some hunters discovered they could harvest more food by maintaining their own tended plots of crops and vegetables and protecting domesticated goats, pigs, cattle and sheep from wild animals and poachers.

Farms with fences allowed humans greatly increased access to the solar energy collected by plants and processed into human food by domesticated animals.

The long experiment with collective and tribal farming showed that individual farmers with secure property rights produce more food and are better at protecting the long term value of their land. Tribalism and open range grazing are key factors in the recurring famines in Africa.

Farmers soon realised that land with good soils, reliable water supplies and warm moist climate produces more food. A warrior class emerged to acquire and defend the tribe’s exclusive long-term access to these fertile fields.

Some tribes discovered they could trade their surplus food, tools or weapons for other goods in scarce supply. This free trade increased their access to food and energy.

Trade requires transport, and the use of oxen, horses, donkeys, mules and camels for transport was a great boost to trade. The horse and saddle allowed humans to hunt, patrol and defend a far larger territory.

The discovery of how to smelt metals from ores using charcoal provided another great leap in human access to energy. Metals made better ploughs, spears, swords, shields and digging forks.

But the giant leap for mankind was the progressive discovery of how to use that black shiny rock called “coal”; first in camp fires, then to smelt ores and, in a great energy leap, to power steam engines. Soon thousands of water pumps, factories, locomotives, traction engines, ships and electric generators were being driven by coal.

Mankind gained access to an almost unlimited supply of energy via heat, light and motive power wherever it was needed.

The discovery of that other marvellous hydrocarbon, petroleum, gave humans access to a powerful source of portable energy. Tractors, trucks and buses replaced wagons, coaches, horses and bullocks, releasing more energy for humans.

This access to cheap reliable energy created widespread prosperity, families became smaller and people took more interest in conserving their heritage and environment.

Try to picture our world before we gained access to hydrocarbon energy – there was limited energy from wood, sun, wind and water but there were no trains, electricity, motor vehicles, appliances, hi-rise buildings, hi-tech hospitals or the millions of products produced by reliable electric-powered mining machinery, smelters, refineries, fabricators and factories.

Famine and poverty were common occurrences and there was little concern for welfare, culture or the environment.

Cities which were choking in smog from open fires and boilers were also rescued by electricity – “the clean-coal-by-wire”. And in another bit of environmental serendipity, burning of these buried hydrocarbons is returning carbon dioxide to Earth’s carbon-deficient atmosphere to support more plant growth all over the globe.

We and the entire biosphere should celebrate having more CO2 in the atmosphere:

The harnessing of nuclear power then gave mankind the key to almost unlimited power for as long as people have enough sense to use it safely.

Earth’s growing human and animal population depend, more than ever, on maintaining this hard-won heritage of resources, rights, inventions and infrastructure. It is what ensures future access to reliable affordable food and energy.

Today the biggest threat to human well-being is the global war on carbon being run by climate-scare/sustainability zealots. They are trying to undermine and reverse centuries of discoveries and legal heritage.

But they know there is no practical possibility that we can reliably energise our world with the green energy of our ancestors, even if we smothered the surface with windmills and solar shades. Their secret dream is to destroy urbanised and industrialised humanity, ban private property and free trade, close the mines, factories, farms and fisheries, tear down the fences and dams and return the decimated human race to rationed, taxed and globally-controlled dormitories and urban play-grounds.

This is what these enemies of humanity really think:

"Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the

equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun."
-Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?"
-Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme

"We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place
for capitalists and their projects. We must reclaim the roads and
ploughed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams,
free shackled rivers and return to wilderness
millions of acres of presently settled land."

"My three main goals would be to reduce human population to
about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure
and see wilderness, with its full complement of species,
returning throughout the world."
-Dave Foreman,
co-founder of Earth First!

"My vision is for a country, a society, a world where we don't use any coal, oil, or natural gas because we have zero-emissions electricity in huge abundance," 
-Dr Alan Finkel, 
Australia’s new green government-appointed “Chief Scientist”.

These foes of freedom and their clandestine controllers are planning to forge the green chains of a global government for humanity in Paris next month.

They must not succeed.

We must defend our right to develop and use our own land, resources and property to produce abundant, reliable and affordable energy and food.

Tell our politicians: “Sign NOTHING that we can’t get out of, in Paris in December.”


opt out of that paradigm..and establish their own racist (race based) paradigm about those african jews in Tel aviv........

The link in this article needs to be read by every polly and every person who wants to hear the scientific truth about why we need to stop the IPCC bullshit . This article is long but well written , well credintialed . The best climate change article I have ever read . Thank god or nature for CO2 . But our pollies are about to sign us up to very expensive donations to the IPCC and at the same time demonise our industries and coal exports . I don't know what I can do about it but if more take the time to educate ourselves about it and pass the message on , well who knows .

Hands up, WHO thinks this piece of rectal matter of a Prime Minister, aka Turdball, has intentions of signing our right to energy in Paris?

Can't verify the veracity of the footage but it is an eye opener

Amen brother.

As often happens at pickeringpost, my comment was deleted. Anyway, let me finish your historical narrative Viv. "And then, after coal and petroleum did great things to improve our quality of life, scientists noticed some odd things going on with the climate, we ignored them. More and more scientists starting noticing, researching and gathering data, until it was a majority of scientists calling for change. We are still ignoring them."

I am told I have 10% abbo in me,but I don't give a shit that these "Left Wing Looneys"say I can be offended by the word,Know-one asked me if I was.

Pure gold.The only guys who could talk for 8 minutes,make people laugh for the hole time and never fluf their lines.

Viv,I hope you don't mind,but I have sent Warren Truss a copy of this to him,with a link to your story.I have sent him my concerns about Paris before and he seems to know what to expect at this "Paris Love In"

The idea is too make you feel guilty for even the air you breathe. The UN can stick it fair up their arse as far as I am concerned.

Apparently there's an 'Islamophobia Register'. Anyone know if an 'Anglophobia Register' also exists?

Gillard awarded yet another honorary doctorate.... I was so enraged I just wanted to kick in my TV screen....

This issue is so ridiculous. Nigger, just by the way it sounds, is derogatory and indeed most times it is. Negro is a softer sound and it doesn't matter how you say it it just doesn't sound aggressive. Try it out loud for yourselves. Karl Stefanovic needs to pull in his overinflated head and moderate the programme, not become it as the star, which he certainly is NOT.

This could have been so easily Australia if Tony Abbott didn't stop the boats

Dean of the School of Political Science at ANU Canberra announces a new course next year: 'Sleeping your way to the Top'

BBS, was that Nigger Black?

Old Tricky has come out of her luxury office to make another profound, mind bending, world changing announcement." New Guinea is not a rich nation " OMG. And we pay her and her team of cyncophats too.

Police in Sydney have arrested an old codger who was waving a gun around in Anzac Parade. Surprisingly a non-musso. Wasn't yelling Allahu Akhbar, but was waving the gun around and yelling out, "Drink more piss!!!" (Just kidding . . . about what he was yelling out)

Wow, it has been expressed here before but Vlad Putin says Climate Change is a fraud. Now, will Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop shirt-front this guy before they go to Paris for their climate talkfest?

They (the left ) ridiculed TA for a certain Knighthood. At least the recipient in that case was someone of some stature, but to honor Gillard with anything other than a 'striped suit' is an insult to all those that have earned their doctorates.
The left keep trying to rewrite history.