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LNP Senator Gerard Rennick's nutty climate theory
Aug 28th, 2023 at 9:03pm
 
Gerard Rennick, a federal LNP senator for QLD, is claiming that no-one can explain the climate change 'algorithm' to him, and therefor it must be the ideal gas law that causes temperature to change as a result of releasing greenhouse gasses. He appears to assume that the earth's atmosphere has a fixed volume and the GHG's we are releasing are compressing the atmosphere, which causes it to heat up, for the same reason the air in a bicycle pump heats up when you compress it. When he uses this equation to calculate temperature change, low and behold, he gets a much lower increase in temperature than the scientific community is predicting.

Here is some media coverage on some of his other nutty climate theories. I use the term theory loosely, because for the most part it is a meaningless word salad.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/05/climate-experts-hit-back-at-australian-politicians-bizarre-theory-about-gravitys-role-in-global-heating
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Reply #1 - Aug 28th, 2023 at 9:45pm
 
Ok but his views in these areas are 👌

Superannuation

On 13 November 2019, Rennick called superannuation a "cancer", saying: "Millions of dollars gets sucked out of the pockets of the battlers in the bush and sent to the blowhards in Sydney and Melbourne to manage, all for a small cost of around $37 billion a year in management fees." He said union-linked industry super funds were "laughing all the way to the bank" while no money was reinvested in regional areas. In the same speech he accused the Labor Party of selling regional Australia "down the toilet" during the Hawke-Keating era, through their globalist, privatisation agenda—selling off such government owned corporations as Qantas and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. "Now regional Australia has to pay more for flying regionally than it costs to fly overseas ...The CBA, like every other bank in this country, became obsessed with housing rather than driving business and investment, especially in the regions."

Tax reform

Rennick has used his background in finance to advocate tax reform. He called for profits in Australia to be taxed at the same rate as profits of foreign owned entities. He stated this could fund cuts to both payroll tax (a state based tax) and income tax.

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Reply #2 - Aug 28th, 2023 at 10:15pm
 
Even with my low opinion of the Labor Party, it will be like drawing teeth to get me to vote LNP in Queensland. I remember Jo and Russ.
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Reply #3 - Aug 28th, 2023 at 10:34pm
 
issuevoter wrote on Aug 28th, 2023 at 10:15pm:
Even with my low opinion of the Labor Party, it will be like drawing teeth to get me to vote LNP in Queensland. I remember Jo and Russ.


You QLDers are stuffed then. Everyone knows that the Chook who’s there now ...lost the plot a long time ago.
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Reply #4 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 6:07am
 
issuevoter wrote on Aug 28th, 2023 at 10:15pm:
Even with my low opinion of the Labor Party, it will be like drawing teeth to get me to vote LNP in Queensland. I remember Jo and Russ.


Yep, the LNP aint what it used to be...
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Reply #5 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 7:40am
 
issuevoter wrote on Aug 28th, 2023 at 10:15pm:
Even with my low opinion of the Labor Party, it will be like drawing teeth to get me to vote LNP in Queensland. I remember Jo and Russ.



Joe who we in the farming community knew quite well
Was an inspiration

I have never heard of nor seen a guy with such a work ethic who was so humble

Joe's neighbours will tell you that he was often out till midnight driving his machinery
With spotlights attached
Clearing scrub in bulldozers

The guy was the exact opposite of the Urban intellectual elite

If you looked up down-to-earth and hard work in the dictionary
There would be a picture of Joe

He had no time for bludgers


I remember some Aborigines did a corroboree outside Parliament house
And ended it by cutting their chest and spilling Blood on the footpath

Joe was quick to comment that he would be much more moved
If they were to spill some sweat on the footpath

Terribly missed but not forgotten

Along with John Howard

Two of the finest people
2 of the most humble people
2 of the most decent people

To ever serve our nation
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Reply #6 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 9:25am
 
Here is some of Jo and Russ's legacy. Old buildings? Who cares? Especially when your friends are in demolition and real estate.


http://radicaltimes.info/PDF/Cloudland.pdf
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Reply #7 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 9:45am
 
Joe recognise the importance of urban renewal
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Reply #8 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 1:03pm
 
freediver wrote on Aug 28th, 2023 at 9:03pm:
When he uses this equation to calculate temperature change, low and behold, he gets a much lower increase in temperature than the scientific community is predicting.


Which scientific community is that? The one that relies on failed climate models? Or the ones that think, like Clauser et al, that there is some warming, but there is no climate emergency?
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Reply #9 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 1:51pm
 
lee wrote on Aug 29th, 2023 at 1:03pm:
freediver wrote on Aug 28th, 2023 at 9:03pm:
When he uses this equation to calculate temperature change, low and behold, he gets a much lower increase in temperature than the scientific community is predicting.


Which scientific community is that? The one that relies on failed climate models? Or the ones that think, like Clauser et al, that there is some warming, but there is no climate emergency?


I don't think you will find a single scientist who understands the ideal gas equation and who thinks it is the link between GHG's and climate change.
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Reply #10 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 1:59pm
 
freediver wrote on Aug 29th, 2023 at 1:51pm:
I don't think you will find a single scientist who understands the ideal gas equation and who thinks it is the link between GHG's and climate change.


"Under the hood of a climate model

To simulate weather, climate models must reflect real properties of the Earth’s climate, including physical laws like the conservation of energy and the ideal gas law. "

https://climate.mit.edu/explainers/climate-models


Edit: "Ideal Gas Law and the Greenhouse Effect"

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/ideal-gas-law-and-the-greenhouse-effect-...
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Reply #11 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 2:23pm
 
You misunderstand Lee. The LNP Senator thinks that the ideal gas law is the entirety of the link between GHG emissions and climate change. He plugged the amount of GHG released into the equation and calculated the temperature change. He thinks we are heating up the earth's atmosphere by compressing it.
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Reply #12 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 3:24pm
 
freediver wrote on Aug 29th, 2023 at 2:23pm:
He thinks we are heating up the earth's atmosphere by compressing it.



Seeing as the atmosphere is finite, surely increasing gases will increase pressure. Increased pressure will increase temperature. That's basic, it is why it is in the climate models. Roll Eyes

Which is not to say his model is correct, it is just one of many.
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Reply #13 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 3:33pm
 
Quote:
Seeing as the atmosphere is finite


What do you mean by that?
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Reply #14 - Aug 29th, 2023 at 3:39pm
 
aquascoot wrote on Aug 29th, 2023 at 7:40am:
Joe who we in the farming community knew quite well
Was an inspiration

I have never heard of nor seen a guy with such a work ethic who was so humble

Humble, eh!

Jo for PM?
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