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June 10, 2015 – Tony Abbott talks about ‘health impacts’ of wind farms

According to the excellent Lenore Taylor, on this day two years ago Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on the radio show of Alan Jones.  It was, as you can imagine, a high quality conversation….

Speaking to the Sydney radio host Alan Jones – a long-term windfarm critic – the prime minister said: “I do take your point about the potential health impact of these things … when I’ve been up close to these windfarms not only are they visually awful but they make a lot of noise.”

Taylor, L. 2015. Tony Abbott agrees windfarms may have ‘potential health impacts’. The Guardian, 11 June.

see also: Wind Beneath Their Contempt: Why Australian policy makers oppose solar and wind energy.

Also on this day –

Green, J. 2002. WMC’s hypocrisy on greenhouse emissions. Green Left Weekly

“On June 10, Hugh Matheson Morgan AO, chief executive of WMC Limited, was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to business, “particularly through leadership in the formation and evolution of sustainable development policy”. What a joke!”

 

See also

John Howard on giving Wilson Tuckey Forestry – “he has a sense of humour”.

Ian Lowe almost not being given Aus Environmentalist of the Year  and Howard then changing the judging system to prevent further ‘problems’

 

 

May 1, 2007 Hamilton and Lowe talk “Scorcher”

Ten years ago today Clive Hamilton and Ian Lowe were at the Queensland Irish Club in Brisbane, as part of the launch publicity around Hamilton’s book ‘Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change,’ in an  effort to thrash out fact from fiction in an effort to dispel the myths and embrace the realities of our changing climate.”

 

Scorcher is a good book (still worth reading), full of horrifying stories of complacency, stupidity and  outright denialism.  It was written at a time when it was hoped we could get smarter, could escape the mess we had made for ourselves. Now?  Not so much…