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The road to hell : Comments

By Peter Kurti, published 30/10/2014

Campaigners in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, led by convicted Hilton bomber Evan Pederick, have followed national church policy adopted earlier in the year and forced the Perth synod to dump all its fossil fuel investments.

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True independent studies reveal AGW and Kyoto and IPCC science have not measured and assessed photosynthesis-linked warmth in ocean algae plant matter proliferated by unprecedented sewage and land use nutrient overload pollution, therefore the dumping of fossil fuel investment is not based on complete science.
Posted by JF Aus, Thursday, 30 October 2014 7:55:52 AM
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With the Greens there will be no more smelting of metal and, as well, we'll use up every tree on the planet just to keep warm.
Posted by d'Helm, Thursday, 30 October 2014 8:35:48 AM
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While I agree with Kurti's opposition to the actions of the Anglican synod in regards to investment in fossil fuels I am appalled at his using Evan Pederick's past in his article. This is nothing but the kind of slur that cheap newspapers are familiar with. It is also way off the point to accuse the synod of trying to shmooze young people with its actions in order to reverse its falling membership. As a researcher and priest Kurti should know better.
Posted by Sells, Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:11:39 AM
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I'm not sure whether this article's deliberately deceptive or just plain stupid! Fossil fuel's not a particularly good investment anyway, and its cost advantages over renewables not only depend on externalities being ignored, but also on a lack of cheap finance for renewables (as excluding capital cost, renewables already beat fossil fuels).

While it is rather optimistic to claim that "any effective divestment strategy would not simply threaten the existence of the industry" (as it wouldn't have much effect on existing mines), it's renewables, not fossil fuels, that are putting downward pressure on electricity prices. And the main thing that's making electricity so expensive isn't the generation anyway, it's the poles and wires with a charging regime that penalises efficiency and charges again for infrastructure that's already been paid for.

And why should the church care how many coal mining jobs are available? Surely what counts is total job availability, not just job availability in one part of the mining industry?
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JF Aus, Even if the science is incomplete, the evidence is so strong that it would be unreasonable not to reach the conclusion that something must be done.

I'm a bit puzzled by your reference to sewage, though I thought underwater volcanoes were the main source of nutrients in the ocean?
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d'Helm, try basing your comments on facts rather than stereotypes!
Posted by Aidan, Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:33:43 AM
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' But as church attendance drops, so too does the size of the Sunday collection put in the plate each week. The church is desperate to connect with a younger generation of people and to stem the drift away from church life. '

Interesting enough even if you reach the young warmist believers they are highly unlikely to be the sacrificial type to give. They along with thier High Priests, Gore etc are takers. Warmist as a whole expect the tax payer to fund their propaganda and pay for the fossil fuels they burn up while living in luxury and flying the globe. The 'progressive'church has by and large rejected biblical morality so need to replace it with self righteous indignation of the false Green religion.
Posted by runner, Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:06:00 AM
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There are better more profitable energy investments!
Rhrosty.
Posted by Rhrosty, Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:13:52 AM
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