Science Fiction & Climate Change: A Speech by George Christensen MP in Vegas

“I KNOW good science fiction when I see it. And that is what I have seen in the climate change debate – a lot of fiction dressed up as science. Most great works of fiction end up on the silver screen so it was inevitable that climate change would become a “major motion picture”.

Jennifer Marohasy and George Christensen in Vegas

Jennifer Marohasy and George Christensen in Vegas

But a screenwriter has several angles to work with and which one they choose depends on whereabouts on the climate change timeline they pick up the story.

Early on in the piece, it is a disaster-cum-thriller plot as prophets warn of the impending doom of mankind and the planet. The story then lurches towards a slasher-style horror flick as ever more graphic descriptions are used to scare people into submission. Finally, the plot descends into a farcical comedy as government and environmental terrorists make ridiculous suggestions about how mankind will control the planet. In Australia, we have crossed that point where the horror genre is descending into a comedy…”

So, these were some of the words George Christensen MP used to open his speech to the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas last week. It was entertaining with snippets of real information about what has been the economic cost of this folly to the Australian nation. You can watch the entire presentation from the link below (it starts at 29:00) or here (Keynote Lunch Tuesday), and read the text here.



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12 Responses to Science Fiction & Climate Change: A Speech by George Christensen MP in Vegas

  1. Neville July 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    There will be a co2 tax again if people are stupid enough to vote AGAIN for Labor and the Greens. The impeccable Bolter gathers all the info to warn about the fibs, half truths, exaggerations and outright lies told about so called CAGW. Shorten is an embarrassment to OZ and the Labor party. Just ubelievable stupidity.

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/there_will_be_a_carbon_tax_again_under_a_government_shorten_leads/#commentsmore

  2. Gordon west July 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    At last the money making lie is being exposed for what it is,thank you.

  3. spangled drongo July 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks, Jen. Congrats to Christensen. Good to see our politicians make a stand.

    Not only are these climate hoaxers allowed the greater part of the stage to broadcast their garbage, the MSM genuflect to them and never grasp the opportunity to ask them the most obvious of questions:

    http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2014/7/13/soft-on-greens-soft-on-greenery.html

  4. hunter July 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Climate obsession manifests as scary stories and uses sciencey stuff as props.
    The human appetite for apocalyptic stories seems insatiable.
    Nice post. It looks like the conference was a success. Glad you could make it.

  5. Bob Tisdale July 15, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Thanks for calling attention to George Christensen’s presentation. I missed it first time through.

    Cheers

  6. Ian Thomson July 16, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    Well bugger me, I didn’t know we had a politician in a major party who had a sense of humour, or any actual opinions of his own.
    Go George, I hope it isn’t just because he was away from the Canberra press gallery.
    Come to think of it , it probably was . He would have been ridiculed into silence , or have been unreported, at home.

    Heard a new one the other day, by the way –
    ” The largest departure from average, on record” You never fail me ABC.

  7. Neville July 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Christine Milne now wants a register of climate criminals, but Jennifer has missed out so far. Shame on you Jennifer, you’ll have to try harder. Of course the Bolter has been included straight away..

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/christine_milne_calls_me_a_criminal_i_feel_oddly_proud/

  8. Johnathan Wilkes July 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    @neville

    The skeptic as I am I don’t entirely exclude our contribution to the change but I still keep wondering what will they say if and when this all comes apart, and proves to be just a political ploy?

    Will they apologise? You think Luke or buzzerboy will?

    I very much doubt it.

  9. Debbie July 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    I loathe that ‘climate criminal’ term.
    I think the Australian tax payer should pay to dump CM et al to fend for themselves in some of the places I have seen in India in the last week. . .or perhaps somewhere like Syria or North Korea?
    Maybe they might then get an inkling about how environmentally responsible we are in Australia and even why that may be the case?
    The Greens are all about sneering these days.
    The term ‘climate criminal’ is just some nonsense, meaningless alliteration.

  10. Beth Cooper July 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Climate fiction has a long history, used by shamen,
    (philospher kings on the hill likewise,) for reasons
    of group mann-ipulation, to instil shame ‘n fear ‘n
    guilt, in order to control the herd for benefit of
    said shamen.

    Herewith a ‘Thought for Today’ comment borrowed
    from kim @ ‘Climate Etc, (borrowed by kim from
    Dylan Thomas.)

    ‘Wage, wage war against’ the lying and the fright.’

    beth the serf.

  11. Larry Fields July 17, 2014 at 5:00 am #

    Hi George,
    I’m glad that you brought up the Science Fiction angle. It’s high time for Climate Realists to pool our considerable talents, and to make a Sci Fi movie of our own, to rival AIT. The first part could be a brief exposé, but that’s probably been done before.

    The second, and most important part, would involve futuristic fiction, whose premise is that people in the Western countries eventually get fed up with the incessant lying on the part of climate pseudo-scientists and their political enablers. Cutting to the chase — I hate that expression, by the way — Keith Briffa, James “Coal Trains of Death” Hansen, Mikey Mann, Susan Solomon, Kevin Trenberth, and others are put on trial for defrauding taxpayers, because the deliberate misrepresentations in their research articles were done on the public dime.

    Unfortunately, His Goreness would probably be immune from legal action, because he never claimed to be a scientist. However he did say that one of his major points could be supported by high school physics. Anthony Watts made a good-faith effort to duplicate the ‘high school physics’ experiment, but he could not replicate the putative results. Oh well, sometimes the big fish gets away.

    I haven’t decided on some of the actors. But Congessman Trey Gowdy (spelling?) should definitely be the prosecutor. That’s what he did before coming to Washington. I got perverse pleasure in watching the video of Trey making mincemeat of the IRS Commissioner.

  12. Mr Koala July 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    It will be interesting to see if the Queensland government tries to rely on climate change as an excuse for the debacle over management of the Wivenhoe Dam in 2011. The class action lawsuit is due to be heard in the New South Wales court later in the year.

    It will be very interesting to see if they play the climate change card in their attempts to wriggle out of the billion dollar damages claim. – It wasn’t government negligence, it was carbon dioxide! Perhaps they will need to sue individual chemical compounds and send them off to jail.

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