White Australia has an appalling secret genocide history that falls into 3 phases, specifically:
(1) 1788-1901, as a genocidal British colony involved in the Aboriginal Genocide (in which the Indigenous or Aboriginal population fell from 1 million to 0.1 million) and in genocidal British colonial atrocities (notably in the Sudan, India, South Africa, China, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands);
(2) 1901-2001, as a UK- and then US-linked independent nation involved in continuing Aboriginal Genocide (by occasional massacres, deprivation, social exclusion and forced removal of Indigenous children from their mothers) and with genocidal, civilian targetting, UK and US imperial atrocities in Europe and in nearly every Asian country - Australia participated in WW1 (invading or bombing numerous countries) , invasion of Russia, WW2 (invading or bombing numerous countries), and military actions against Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Iraq ); and
(3) 2001- the present, in continuing the Aboriginal Genocide (9,000 excess Indigenous deaths annually) and as a lackey of US imperialism involved militarily in the ongoing Iraqi Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 2.3 million, 5-6 million refugees) and ongoing Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 3-7 million, 3-4 million refugees with a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees from US robot-bombed NW Pakistan); and diplomatic legislative and financial involvement in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by racist Zionist-run Apartheid Israel (post-invasion excess deaths 0.3 million, 7 million refugees). .
White Australia has participated in all post-1950 US Asian wars that have been associated (so far) with 25 million violent excess deaths (from bombs and bullets) or non-violent excess deaths (from deprivation). However this carnage is dwarfed by the mostly non-violent excess deaths (avoidable deaths) associated with First World hegemony. Excess deaths for a country in a given period is the difference between actual deaths and the deaths expected for a peaceful, decently governed country with the same demographics. Using UN Population Division demographic data it has been estimated that post-1950 excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that did not have to happen) total 1.3 billion (the World), 1.2 billion (the non-European World) and 0.6 billion (the Muslim World) â€“ with the latter representing a Muslim Holocaust 100 times greater than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed) or the â€œforgottenâ€ WW2 Bengali Holocaust, the man-made Bengal Famine in which Churchill deliberately starved 6-7 million Indians to death. .
As a minor but nevertheless important player in post-war Anglo-American imperialism, White Australia has a major complicity in the 1.3 billion-victim post-1950 Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust. However it gets worse - White Australia (aka Apartheid Australia because of its draconian race-based laws against Indigenous Australians and its diplomatic, legislative and financial support for Apartheid Israelâ€™s ongoing Palestinian Genocide) is a world leader in worsening Climate Genocide. White Australia is the leader in First World commitment to steadily increasing ecocidal, terracidal, greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution that will very likely result in Climate Genocide of 10 billion non-Europeans this century due to unaddressed climate change, this including 6 billion under-5 year old infants, 3 billion Muslims, 2 billion Indians, 0.3 billion Bangladeshis and 0.3 billion Pakistanis. .
White Australia is committed to a climate criminal policy of â€œ60% reduction in 2000 GHG pollution by 2050â€ â€“ in marked contrast to the urging of top climate scientists and analysts for â€œcut carbon emissions 80% by 2020â€. [4-6].
Importantly, Australia is the worldâ€™s biggest coal exporter and 92% of its electric power comes from burning fossil fuels. The climate criminal policies of the present pro-war, pro-coal Labor Party Government are essentially consonant with the policies of the pro-war, pro-coal Liberal Party-National Party Coalition (the Nationals being the most troglodytic and Luddite of the three). These extreme right wing parties are collectively known as the Lib-Labs and command about 90% electoral support, with a minority of 10% of Australian voters supporting the anti-war, anti-coal, pro-peace, pro-environment Australians Greens.
Already Australia is a world-leading per capita GHG polluter. As of 2008, â€œannual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutionâ€ in units of â€œtonnes CO2-equivalent per person per yearâ€ (2005-2008 data) is 2.2 (India), 5.5 (China), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australiaâ€™s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included. [5, 7].
Reducing Australiaâ€™s 2000 Domestic emissions 60% by 2020 would mean 2050 domestic emissions of 0.6 x 535.3 million tonnes CO2-e (CO2-equiv; GHG pollution including CO2, methane and nitrous oxide (N2O) and expressed in terms of CO2 equivalents) = 321.2 Mt CO2-e (million tonnes CO2-e). However Australiaâ€™s projected Exported GHG pollution in 2050 will be 1,318.2 t CO2-e (tonnes CO2-e). According to the UN Population Division Australiaâ€™s projected population in 2050 will be 28.0 million. .
Accordingly, the Australian Government projection is for a 2050 annual per capita Domestic GHG pollution of 321.2 MtCO2-e/28 million people = 11.5 tonnes CO2-e per person per year - roughly 2 times the current value for China, 5 times that of India, 8 times that of Pakistan and 13 times that of Bangladesh.
However Australiaâ€™s projected Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution in 2050 will be (321.2 + 1,318.2) Mt CO2â€“e/28 million people = 58.6 tonnes CO2-e per person per year, 8.5% greater than its current values and 9 times the present annual per capita GHG pollution for the World, 10 times that of China, 27 times that of India, 39 times that of Pakistan and 65 times that of Bangladesh.
Pro-coal, pro-pollution Australia is essentially committed to business-asâ€“usual (BAU) in the face of the climate emergency and to maintaining its world-leading per capita GHG pollution position. In stark contrast, after the 2009 G8 meeting, the Indian PM Manmohan Singh pledged that Indiaâ€™s per capita CO2 emissions (already one of the Worldâ€™s lowest) will never exceed the average for Developing Countries. [8-9].
It gets worse. The White Australian Rudd Labor Government has instructed its Treasury officials to model for a â€œtargetâ€ concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at between 450 and 550 parts per million CO2-equivalent (i.e. including the GHGs carbon dioxide, CO2, methane, CH4, and nitrous oxide, N2O), this corresponding to about 390-480 ppm CO2 (with atmospheric CO2 concentration currently increasing at 2 ppm per year). [3, 10].
The Rudd Labor Australian Government pledge of 450-550 CO2-e means a minimum atmospheric CO2 concentration of over 400 ppm CO2 within 5 years with this rising to about 500 ppm CO2.
According to Australian Greens Senator Milne:
What do leading scientists say about these White Australia-proposed levels of CO2 in the earthâ€™s atmosphere?
According to Australian National University paleoclimate and earth scientist Dr Andrew Glikson:
According to top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen and colleagues (2008):
Top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS has stated the following of the consequences of an atmospheric CO2 concentration of over 500 ppm:
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (a top world expert on climate change and coral, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), re 450 ppm CO2, 2007:
As outlined above, the Australian Labor Government is committed to polices that will mean an increase in Australiaâ€™s already world leading annual per capita Domestic and Exported GHG pollution from 54 tonnes CO2-e per person per year to 59 tonnes CO2-e per person per year â€“ about 9 times the present World average annual per capita GHG pollution.
Back in 1901, Australiaâ€™s first PM, racist Edmund Barton, declared that â€œThe doctrine of the equality of man was never intended to apply to the equality of an Englishman and the Chinaman.â€ .
In 1947 the racist Labor Minister for Immigration, Arthur Calwell, notoriously declared that â€œTwo Wongs do not make a White.â€ .
Now, in the 21st century, the Australian Labor Federal Government is committed to 2050 policy targets that effectively state in relation to permissible per capita GHG pollution that 10 Chinese, 27 Indians, 39 Pakistanis or 65 Bangladeshis are not equivalent to one White Australian.
Further, the Australian Labor Federal Government policy goes well beyond the mere climate racism of â€œ65 Bangladeshis do not equal one White Australianâ€ to what must be described as climate genocide, ecocide and terracide. Thus the atmospheric GHG targets of the Australian Labor Federal Government (generally supported by the conservative Opposition and hence by the 90% of Australians who vote for the Lib-Labs) mean the destruction of Australian and World coral reefs, destruction of the Greenland ice sheet, massive destruction of the phytoplankton of the Oceans together with much of the ocean food chain as well as cloud seeding.
Climate racist, climate criminal, White Australia is overwhelmingly committed to destruction of much of Humanity and the biosphere in the interests of short-term private gain of Australian- and foreign-owned corporate interests who generously fund the egregiously corrupt, dishonest and racist Australian Labor Party (aka the Apartheid Labor Party) and no doubt the other Lib-Lab parties too.
Of course, Australia is not the only climate criminal First World country â€“ it is simply the worst by far of the OECD climate criminals. Indeed the G8 meeting at Lâ€™Aquila, Italy, in 2009 was a comprehensive failure that committed the First World to a policy of unspoken Climate Genocide. Thus, according to top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS, fewer than 1 billion people will survive this century, this corresponding to the avoidable death this century of 10 billion non-Europeans, with this holocaust including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims (a Muslim Holocaust 500 times bigger than the 5-6 million victim WW2 Jewish Holocaust), 2 billion Indians (more than the 1.8 billion victim Indian Holocaust under the racist British, 1757-1947) , 0.3 billion Bangladeshis (100 times more than the 3 million victim Bengali Holocaust under the US-backed Pakistan Army in 1971) and 0.3 billion Pakistanis. .
What can decent people (including decent Australians) do to protect themselves, their loved ones, Humanity and the very biosphere of Planet Earth from the climate racist, climate criminal, pro-coal Australian Libs-Labs?
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must urgently act by (a) informing others about the worsening, Australia-lead Climate Genocide and ( urging application of Sanctions, Boycotts, Green Tariffs, reparations demands and criminal prosecutions before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring to heel all of the climate criminals, most notably climate racist White Australia and its climate criminal Anglo-American associates, who are knowingly threatening the non-European World with Climate Genocide. .
. Gideon Polya, â€œAustraliaâ€™s secret genocide historyâ€, MWC News, 2008.
. Gideon Polya, â€œClimate Disruption, Climate Emergency, Climate Genocide & Penultimate Bengali Holocaust through Sea Level Riseâ€, Yarra Valley Climate Action Group, 2009.
. Ecogeneration, â€œFederal Election. Outcomes for the clean energy sectorâ€, January-February, 2008.
. Gideon Polya, â€œAustraliaâ€™s â€œ5% off 2000 GHG pollution by 2020â€ endangers Australia, Humanity and the Biosphereâ€, Yarra Valley Climate Action Group, 2008.
. â€œCut Carbon Emissions 80% by 2020â€.
. Wikipedia, â€œList of countries by greenhouse gas emissions per capitaâ€.
. Matt Wade, â€œDonâ€™t leave sacrifices to us, says scientistâ€, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July 2009.
. Gideon Polya, â€œG8 failure means climate genocide for developing worldâ€, Countercurrents, 2009.
. Christine Milne, â€œRudd Treasury not modelling real climate protection scenariosâ€, Australian Greens, 4 June 2009.
. Dr Andrew Glikson, â€œThe Methane Time Bomb and the Triple Melt-down", Countercurrents, 2008.
. Hansen, J., Mki. Sato, P. Kharecha, D. Beerling, R. Berner, V. Masson-Delmotte, M. Pagani, M. Raymo, D.L. Royer, and J.C. Zachos, 2008: Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim? Open Atmos. Sci. J., 2, 217-231: http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/.../Hansen_etal.html (abstract) and http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov .
. James Lovelock, â€œThe Revenge of Gaiaâ€, Allen Lane, London; p51.
. Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg interviewed on the ABC Science Show with Robyn Williams, 2007.
. Australiaâ€™s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton (1901), speech to Federal Parliament concerning the Commonwealth Immigration Restriction Act 1901, quoted in Buggy and Cates (1985), p145; Buggy, T. and Cates, J. (1985), Race Relations in Colonial Australia (Nelson, Melbourne).
. Arthur Calwell speech to Parliament (1948), Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates, 2 December 1947, vol. 194, p2948; quoted in Murray-Smith (1984), p36 - Murray-Smith, S. (1984) (editor), The Dictionary of Australian Quotations (Heinemann, Melbourne).; quoted and discussed in Kiernan (1978), chapter 5, pp114-135 - Kiernan, C. (1978), Calwell. A Personal and Political Biography (Nelson, Melbourne).
. Gideon Polya, â€œGreed versus Science. Climate racist Australia threatens Humanity and Biosphereâ€, MWC News, 2009.