Desperately poor people focus on feeding their families and have no spare energy to support secondary concerns such as the environment.

Destitute societies also see large families as free labour and old-age insurance. Thus poverty inevitably produces growing populations and environmental degradation.

The industrial revolution, powered by abundant reliable energy from coal, oil and gas, provided rural labourers with better-paying jobs in industry and government. With kerosene tractors, iron ploughs and no draught horses to feed, farmers had more food to sell. Food prices fell, cities grew, and society supported more culture, conservation and welfare.

With increasing prosperity western families became smaller, reducing birth-rates below replacement levels thus moderating population pressure on the environment.

Today’s green policies are reversing these centuries of progress. They are restricting mining, farming, forestry, fishing and heavy industry by delaying approvals, denying access to land, increasing taxes and the dole, and making electricity more costly and unreliable.

These policies destroy industry, savings and jobs. Chronic unemployment undermines the ability to support arts, environment, welfare and overseas aid. Green charities like the climate industry will also suffer.

Western recession and UN promotion of green energy will also increase poverty in the third world where swelling populations will further degrade their environment.

Societies are becoming angry.

Today’s Green Shirts will produce tomorrow’s Dark Age.

 

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Massive new coal mines approved in Queensland…dumb shits of a government have gone for royalties only. Why not get the Indian company to build half a dozen coal fired power stations and deliver free energy to the State…the you would see progress and more earned than 90 year of royalties. Dumb shits.

GeorgeofMagpie
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GeorgeofMagpie

You’re a legend viv. I see poverty trend ever growing here in the Philippines..

aussieexpat
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aussieexpat
ani-mal
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ani-mal

Billy. You poor SOD. Can you show me a period of time, ANY TIME, when the weather didn’t change? Weather changes, it warms AND cools, always has and always will. Man CANNOT change or influence that simple basic fact. And thank god for that. Billy, why do people move from Victoria to Queensland? Delta Hotel. That is you Billy.

AlterEgo
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AlterEgo

….heading for a Dystopia….The book, Fahrenheit 451 comes to mind…..

GuidoFawkes
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GuidoFawkes

There is no point arguing any more Viv – the science is settled. The killing will commence before the year is out.

Knuckles
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Knuckles
Bargeass
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Bargeass

Never a truer word spoken Viv!

LxL
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LxL

How old were you Lights? Why did you not do it? I did not because I was only 10 when we left; mother told him on several occasions “wait until he’s (me) a man”. His second wife’s brothers beat him to death when I was 17.

LxL
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LxL

When there is food on the table, there are many things that can be discussed; when there is no food on the table there is only one item for discussion.

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Too complicated to explain the BS is more like it Billy as the climate refuses to join in the scam. 18 years pause? When will we sink below the waves, Billy?

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Billy is so out of touch with real world economics. Poor counties need mine derived revenue for essential services. At least they pay for it with their own resources, not entirely dependent on Julie Bishops 2 bucks feel good handouts. You’ve really never been out there BB.

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Hard facts? That was years before Global Warming Chief Priest Al Gore’s hockey stick flop, Inconvenient BS, East Anglia climategate whitewash, string of false alarm Flannery types, ‘only Tuvalu will sink’ in the next few years scaremongering, the sudden long pause of 18 years, and global warming without explanation switched to climate change. If there’s a trend in the dishonesty and fraud perpetrated on the planet with criminal pursuit of fraud, lies and nonsense propped up with scare stories of ‘might, may, and could happen’ speculative crap, people with average intelligence would have woken up 10 years ago. The rape… Read more »

Marco-eloco
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Marco-eloco

What do you think would be the most dangerous tech on earth for mankind to get hold of ?

The ability to create their own energy for virtually nothing.

Overnight the world control system would collapse and we cant have that.

Control the possible and you control what people believe is possible.

And MC, yes that is an Icke quote … here is another one for you personally.

‘he comes from the Richard Dawkins school of the concrete mind’

Marco-eloco
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Marco-eloco

All part of the plan to fully enslave humanity. It is not about clean green energy or saving the planet is is about scarcity and making you feel guilty for even the air that you breathe.

If you cant see this coming on the horizon I would suggest you are living in a dream world which has been sold to you by the elite.

Riverine
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Riverine

I have a relative that bred kids, ignores them, thoroughly enjoys the free welfare handouts, smokes and eats before worrying about her tribe of kids and watches tv on the lounge. Day in Day out!!! Great! And all the Waffler can talk about is SSM and Climate Change. Really???

JohnMichelmore
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JohnMichelmore

This series is about the elite controlling the rest of the population, and in the end revolution. Unfortunately that is where our civilisation is now on earth. Current economics drive what happens now, I don’t see a solution that anyone even the elite are going to like!

twentytwenty
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twentytwenty

Hard facts will never make much of an impression to an author who avoids them.

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AnnieMac
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AnnieMac

I also think there is a ‘shadow government’ pulling strings, and it doesn’t necessarily reside on Oz.There are some powerful people out there who want total control of our world, and they are not all muslims.

dante
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dante

Kilwarren, I totally agree with what you say. We have established on this site that in criticising Abbott or Shorten or Turnball we are doing what is intended, keeping ourselves entertained and occupied with the daily feed whilst they push forward the main agenda for their bosses.

jumbolloyd
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you are so spot on Viv..that’s exactly what these socialists want to do..again..where the does this whole Global Warming and Renewable energy scams have its Genesis..all born in the fucking Green and Leftists anarchist organizations..the fact that cheap energy gave all of us prosperity..the only people that are for this scam are the ones that benefit the most from it..if you got some scum bag here defending Global warming or Renewable Energy are people that are in the business or work for an organization that relies on funding from Government..fact is we should use all the cheap energy available..in time..new… Read more »

GlemSnotbrook
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No one’s listening, Viv. We need brave and sensible people in Government to turn the cart around. With our education system brainwashing the coming generations, as it has been for at least 20 years, there will be very few leaders with the independence of thought to figure it out for themselves. Stupidity, not climate change, is a far greater threat to the planet.

Audioslavic
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Only corrupt property developers and their like want an increasing population. The Greens would have millions of people flooding into Australia………..people who have helped to ruin there own countries and would do the same here. Technology allows us to do the same jobs with less people……hence the lowering birthrate that Viv mentions. What’s that I hear? Who’s going to look after the old people? Give us the right to self terminate when we need to and we won’t need much looking after! Also, with medical advances……….the babies being born now may well live for a very long time with less… Read more »

Samuel
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Samuel

Pope francis and his policies of breed, breed, breed are worse than the excesses of all histories dictators and tyrants put together

Corporalselwyngeorge
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@ Thorn downer and Beazley where sent over to England when the Vietnam lotto was on by their fathers so you are 1000.10 % correct , they are 2 that I remember BUT there would be more of the gutless grubs , who could,nt squash a grape.

rosa16
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rosa16

In the seventies, my (alcoholic, viciously abusive father) used to give my mother $20 a week to feed six…and then put his plate on the floor for the dog if it wasn’t good enough for him. I don’t know how that poor woman didn’t stick a knife into him. he deserved it.

rosa16
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rosa16

they all make promises which they don’t keep dante. Thanks Viv for another excellent article. I agree: it takes some money beyond the funds required for survival, to support all the ‘moral’ extras…even as basic as wishing to buy free range eggs etc. but only being able to afford the caged variety. many folk would like to spend according to their principles, but may not always be able to. ditto for all the charity donations we’re asked for. some just can’t do it. I’ve been there in the past, so I know what it’s like.

dante
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dante

I’m with you Thorn. I’m the sort of idiot that expects when a Politician makes promises before an election, they say it because they intend to keep them. That is why I am dead against Tony Abbott and will not forgive him. After he reminded us for two years that Gillard lied to us, he did the same thing but many times over. I also hate the waste and greed Politicians indulge themselves in whilst people work and have taxes gouged out of them.

RobertTG
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RobertTG

The solution to the homeless, is to import an additional 12,000 people into the country to make the price of housing go up, that should do it. We can spend nearly a billion on importing them and get them straight onto the dole. Why spend taxpayer money on public housing when we can just keep increasing the number of people we import to keep our homeless people homeless.

igiveup
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igiveup

The only true wilderness is between a Greenies ears.

BloodyAmazed
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BloodyAmazed

BK the reason why there are so many Australians living in poverty is because most of our money is spent on climate change scams, politician perks/pensions/privileges, illegal immigrants who refuse to integrate and expect all the freebies they are now used to, endless costs of refugee lawyer charges, union slush funds, plus many, many frivolous social engineering projects.
Politicians prefer to keep as many people poor as possible so they will have a reason to campaign “for the poor people”. That makes them look good and caring to the sheeple.

Bacchus
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Bacchus

Hey BK you are wrong -it’s only illegal boat people who live in intolerable conditions, not Australians! Just ask SHY!

AlterEgo
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AlterEgo

……there will always be poverty, in one form or another, some people choose poverty, i have been poor, it is part and parcel of the current order of things because men are corrupt and liars, just as well we all die someday ……

Whacked2
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Whacked2

Obviously you have not read Utopia / and whilst results published at the time of the Soylent Green movie release / the mice could not continue – I think universe 101 still had the same outcome as the prior 100. We are all destined to follow that path – evolutionary cycle is it not?

Panda
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Panda

If they stopped smoking, drinking grog and stayed out of Mac’s. Gave up their taxpayers funded cars etc they would find out they were on the road to wealth.