Now It's 'Global Boiling'

Peter Smith03 Apr, 2024 2 Min Read
Reject the evil of "climate change" and celebrate the joy of life on earth.

They, the mad people now running the climate show in the West, must have thought that “global warming” was losing its cachet. After all, it encouraged a focus on just one variable (carbon) whereas the planet’s eco-system is under multivariate attack. I recall Saint Greta of Stockholm (give it time) stressing that very point at the U.N.; countenance contorted in jejune despair. Consequently, U.N. apparatchiks got together in a smokeless room and decided to replace global warming with “climate change.” And from there to a climate crisis and ten years to midnight.

But time doesn’t stand still. People become blasé and have to be prodded anew. Hence U.N. bonze António Guterres performed a backflip with a twist, Olympic high-diving style. “Global boiling” became the revised mantra. I fully expect “global frying” to follow at some point. But, in the meantime, those in the climate cult have orchestrated a pincer movement to befuddle those sane people still mounting a rearguard action.

To net-zero has been added the all-encompassing “Nature Positive Initiative.” Born in 2019, Nature Positive (“Initiative” usually gets dropped) was formally launched on September 6, 2023 by “27 of the world’s largest nature conservation organizations, institutes, business and finance coalitions.” I recognize two or three of them, Pew, for example, not many. There seems to be a legion of organizations, growing like Topsy, beavering away ceaselessly to enhance the world’s environment; all out of sight of the common man, such as me.

Reportedly, Nature Positive figured prominently at COP 28 in Dubai last December and at Davos in January. Its goal is to restore nature to some past, undefined, pristine state:

Nature Positive is a global societal goal defined as ‘Halt and Reverse Nature Loss by 2030 on a 2020 baseline, and achieve full recovery by 2050.’

Aging English singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame explains it all on the Nature Positive site in less than two minutes. It’s bound to be played in schools. Schoolkids and teenyboppers will be awed.

I admit to being oblivious to the portent of Nature Positive until Tanya Plibersek, Australia’s ambitious federal minister for the environment, announced the government’s enthusiastic embrace of a “nature positive plan.” It’s her baby and she’ll run hard with it, whatever the cost to the nation’s wellbeing.

Delivering our strong new nature positive laws… Experts from more than 30 groups, including environment, business, and industry, will be able to carefully examine the detail to make sure the laws will be as effective as possible. The new laws are complex. The whole package will run to over 1,000 pages.

Australia will host the first Global Nature Positive summit in Sydney on October 8 to 10, 2024. Obviously, international attendees will be mightily impressed by 1,000-plus pages of new nature-resuscitating laws. Those employed in mining and manufacturing will be less impressed, but who cares about those responsible for vandalizing nature?

After a career in economics, banking and payment-systems management, Peter Smith now blogs on the topics of the day. He writes for Quadrant, Australia’s leading conservative online site and magazine. He has written Bad Economics, of which, he notes, there is much.


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