Bob Carter, a well-known professor or geology and one of the most well-informed experts in the field of climate change on their compact continent, wrote the following recommendation to Gillard and other politicians who were caught into the whirlpool of postmodern unscientific superstitions and distortions:
Doomed planet: shhsshh ... don’t talk about the science (Quadrant Online)Recommended.
By the way, the annual mean temperature in Adelaide where her family settled is about 17 Celsius degrees. Nice. The same figure is about 10 Celsius degrees in Barry, Wales where the family began their journey. Note that 7 °C of temperature difference was needed to make some difference in the girl's life: and it was a positive temperature change that was needed for a positive change.
A few months ago, when I was returning from Belgrade, Serbia, I was sitting next to a Serbian architect who had de facto moved to the Czech Republic. He said that his new homeland was great: the only thing that sucked were the cooler temperatures. And this pattern - that people prefer warmer temperatures if they're offered two places - is almost universal.
A decade ago, my then advisor Tom Banks half-moved from Piscataway, New Jersey (Rutgers) to Santa Cruz, California (UCSC). Guess what was the reason.
Concerning CO2 as a pollutant, it's clearly so crazy but so many people - including some otherwise sophisticated and sensible friends of mine - have been brainwashed by this meme. Do you know what's the CO2 concentration in the air we breath out? It's about 4% i.e. 40,000 ppm, one hundred times higher than it is in the atmosphere. All of us are literally chimneys. :-)