CLIMATE change sceptic Christopher Monckton hits Noosa tomorrow again on the talk trail, but not before he let fly with a fire and brimstone spray against the Greens and the carbon tax heading our way.
Lord Monckton and fellow sceptic Professor Bob Carter will be at The J in Noosa Junction for 3pm and 7pm public sessions and, if anything, his presence here less than a week after the Labor government and Greens delivered the $23-a-tonne carbon charge on the big polluters has heated the Noosa debate.
“It’s a nice piece of timing,” Lord Monckton told the Noosa News this week of his second tour to Noosa.
“The main point is that there is no scientific justification for doing anything at all to stop the emission of Co2 into the atmosphere.
“It’s present only as a trace gas.
“Even if we were to double it, the concentrations that is, very little effect would be noticeable.
“It would be a little bit warmer weather but probably only about one degree Celsius.”
Lord Monckton said the carbon tax was basically a result of Australia’s “anti-democratic” system of elections, which had delivered the balance of power to the Greens.
“You’re not really a democracy because you give enormous power into the hands of a few who are lucky enough to hold the balance of power in elections” he said.
“At the moment it is the so-called Greens.”
Lord Monckton refers to them as the “traffic lights Greens” because they’re “too yellow to admit they’re red”.
“They are pursuing the old KGB policies of undermining the old policies of the west by attacking their energy supplies,” he said.
The former journalist said Australia had some of the cleanest coal-fired power stations in the world, but Greens leader Senator Bob Brown was intent on closing the industry down.
“I went to the Hunter Valley not so long ago and there the mine workers are terrified for their future, the future of their jobs and their families and their industries.
“Bob Brown doesn’t care about the workers. Neither does the Labor Party care about the workers.
“They care about keeping themselves in power.”
Lord Monckton said he wanted to give his Noosa audience “the facts”.
“Then they can ask questions. The idea will be to simply inform people to give them the kind of debate that your mainstream media have utterly failed to do.”