Ron: Here's another letter I sent to the Canberra Times today.
Tom Hickey, ‘Tackling climate change for our kids, for sport and for the planet' says its heartening to see athletes and AFL/AFLW players tackling climate change, with many signing on to "The Cool Down" campaign to halve emissions by 2030, yadda, yadda.
Who benefits from sports persons flying around Australia and overseas playing sport? Why should those not interested, pay for the activities of those who are?
Assuming, not conceding, abiotic transport modes cause significant global warming; what are AFL/AFLW globe trotting sports people doing to prevent it? Will they stop flying around Australia and internationally playing sport and visiting the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) etc? No? Why not? Why should other Australians pay more for electricity and transport to enable THAT lifestyle to continue?
Where's the verifiable science that warming oceans cause irrevocable GBR bleaching damage?
The Australian Institute of Marine Science says the amount of coral on the reef is at record levels and that coral growth rates have increased over the past 100 years. https://climatechangedispatch.com/record-coral-cover-of-great-barrier-reef-shames-climate-alarmists-media/
All "renewable" energy is actually "replaceable" energy. Every 15-25 years most alt-energy systems and structures need replacement, using hydrocarbons.
Windmills are not recyclable and don't produce as much power during their lifetime as is required to produce them.
Similarly, the cost of backup plants for rooftop solar is borne by all the customers of the utility, not just the rooftop solar users that brag about how cheap their electricity is.