Fancy joining the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics?

johnboy 18 June 2012 47

Warwick Huges has let us know he’s starting a political party to oppose the Carbon Tax and run carbon sceptical candidates in October.

While we here at RiotACT in no way endorse the No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics (or any other particular party) we always welcome new players.

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davo101 davo101 11:58 am 18 Jun 12

I think the party might need a better name. Can I join No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics if I’m a “climate sceptic”?

tommo tommo 12:15 pm 18 Jun 12

I hardly find one dry river in 1914 to be an example of “truth in science and logic” that should be influencing political decisions on this matter.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 12:15 pm 18 Jun 12

Beggars belief. *facepalm*

c_c c_c 12:17 pm 18 Jun 12

The lines about personal freedom and Australian sovereignty being replaced by a world government just proves the level of retardation that must be afflicting the people behind it.

They should just be honest and admit they’re just xenophobe libertarians hiding behind the environmental debate.

And Bill Koutalianos should in particular be honest. He’s not centrist, he’s as partisan conservative as they come. A quick Google search for his name reveals comment after comment on sites, where he in particular attacks someone named James Hansen who he implicates as being part of a worldwide conspiracy.

poetix poetix 12:20 pm 18 Jun 12

Their name sounds like they are questioning the existence of this thing called climate altogether. The Weathermen?

arescarti42 arescarti42 12:35 pm 18 Jun 12

All scientists worth listening to are sceptics. Outright rejecting something in the face of overwhelming evidence and the consensus of the international scientific community makes you a denialist, not a sceptic.

Calling themselves the “No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics” is misleading.

Erg0 Erg0 12:41 pm 18 Jun 12

lolcentrist.

Deref Deref 12:45 pm 18 Jun 12

DrKoresh said :

Beggars belief. *facepalm*

Indeed. Follow the money.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 12:48 pm 18 Jun 12

I’m a Climate Sceptic, in that I don’t think we have climate. For goodness’ sake, it was called weather when I was a child soldier in His Majesty’s 5th (Irish) Battalion of The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Back then, we sorted out the …..

Sorry, had a recollection of a previous life. Carry on…

Marching up and down the square.

c_c c_c 1:02 pm 18 Jun 12

Hang on, I missed it the first time. They’re running in the ACT Elections, carbon tax is federal law, so they’ll be able to do stuff all about it.

    johnboy johnboy 1:03 pm 18 Jun 12

    well, they would be able to scrap the 40% reduction target if they were so inclined.

ScienceRules ScienceRules 1:30 pm 18 Jun 12

arescarti42 said :

All scientists worth listening to are sceptics. Outright rejecting something in the face of overwhelming evidence and the consensus of the international scientific community makes you a denialist, not a sceptic.

Calling themselves the “No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics” is misleading.

+100

Real skeptics (those who accept scientific evidence about how the world works) can be found in organisations like Australian Skeptics and so on. These people are deniers and use exactly the same rhetoric and empty, made up “facts” that holocaust deniers and evolution deniers fool themselves with.

Diggety Diggety 1:36 pm 18 Jun 12

I can’t see what a ACT party will do about scrapping the Carbon Tax when it is ferderal legislation earmarked to be scrapped anyway.

They may as well just be call the “Climate Sceptics Party”, in which case I doubt they’ll have much luck fortunately.

Primal Primal 1:40 pm 18 Jun 12

Well at least it makes the nutters easier to identify.

thebadtouch thebadtouch 2:16 pm 18 Jun 12

I thought it was the RiotACT that made nutters easier to identify!

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:26 pm 18 Jun 12

If it brightens the political landscape, then let ’em go, I say. It’s not like they’re going to get much support anyway.

bundah bundah 2:42 pm 18 Jun 12

c_c said :

The lines about personal freedom and Australian sovereignty being replaced by a world government just proves the level of retardation that must be afflicting the people behind it.

World government now that’s an interesting concept!!…is that where humans come together as one in peace and harmony imagine that??

c_c c_c 2:49 pm 18 Jun 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

If it brightens the political landscape, then let ’em go, I say. It’s not like they’re going to get much support anyway.

You know they probably said the same thing about Pauline Hanson and the Shooters Party at one point or another, and each of them has gotten in. In fact Shooters are holding the balance in NSW right now.

FioBla FioBla 2:50 pm 18 Jun 12

Primal said :

Well at least it makes the nutters easier to identify.

I thought it was the mandatory helmet law.

JOKING!

I meant Volvo. Stupid autocorrect.

Thumper Thumper 2:55 pm 18 Jun 12

Who cares.

It’s not as if they’ll be a major political player.

In fact it’s highly unlikely that they will get a seat anywhere, federal, state or territory.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 3:04 pm 18 Jun 12

ScienceRules said :

arescarti42 said :

All scientists worth listening to are sceptics. Outright rejecting something in the face of overwhelming evidence and the consensus of the international scientific community makes you a denialist, not a sceptic.

Calling themselves the “No Carbon Tax Climate Sceptics” is misleading.

100

Real skeptics (those who accept scientific evidence about how the world works) can be found in organisations like Australian Skeptics and so on. These people are deniers and use exactly the same rhetoric and empty, made up “facts” that holocaust deniers and evolution deniers fool themselves with.

Martin Bridgstock wrote a very good article in The Skeptic December 2010 issue concerning ways skeptics can negotiate complex scientific controversies like climate change.

His article is here.

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