More Qantas virtue-signalling wankerys

They’re getting embarrassing:

Qantas will pledge to cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, breaking ranks with its global airline peers at a time when aviation is under unprecedented scrutiny over its contribution to climate change.

The Australian carrier will on Monday become the second airline group in the world to make a zero net emissions commitment, which it plans to achieve through fuel efficiency and the use of carbon offset schemes.

Time for some maths:

They should stick to beating up old homophobic tennis players.

The deep state is alive and well

USA Today hates Trump, so this article is a great read about the influence and power of the Deep State.

It used to a pigment of our inflammation – it’s a bit more serious that that.:

Thank God for the deep state,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin recently while appearing on a panel at George Mason University. A year ago, the deep state was routinely reviled as a figment of paranoid right-wingers’ imagination. But much of the news media are now conferring the same sainthood on the deep state that was previously bestowed on special counsel Robert Mueller.

A New York Times article last month gushed that “over the last three weeks, the deep state has emerged from the shadows in the form of real live government officials, past and present … and provided evidence that largely backs up the still-anonymous whistleblower” on President Donald Trump’s phone call to the president of Ukraine. Times columnist James Stewart declared: “There is a deep state, there is a bureaucracy in our country who has pledged to respect the Constitution, respect the rule of law … protecting the American people.” Times editorial writer Michelle Cottle proclaimed that “the deep state is alive and well” and hailed it as “a collection of patriotic public servants.”

Read it all.

Not all billionaires are equal

Kerry Stokes probably knows nothing about climate change:

Billionaire media and mining tycoon Kerry Stokes has called for more hazard reduction burning and warned policymakers not to make “snap judgements” about responding to climate change as bushfires rage across NSW and Queensland.

The Western Australia-based chairman of television broadcaster Seven West Media and its parent conglomerate Seven Group said he believes a lack of controlled burning is a more pressing concern in dealing with bushfires in Australia than climate change.

But when you don’t agree with them, the left loses their minds:

But they enthusiastically welcome others:

Odd.

It’s almost as though they have no standards.

Qantas wants to go carbon neutral (maybe, on the never-never)

Notice how these promises are always deep into the future, even though companies like Qantas could enact carbon-neutral policies now. If they really wanted to. Which they don’t:

Qantas will pledge to cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, breaking ranks with its global airline peers at a time when aviation is under unprecedented scrutiny over its contribution to climate change.

The Australian carrier will on Monday become the second airline group in the world to make a zero net emissions commitment, which it plans to achieve through fuel efficiency and the use of carbon offset schemes.

Qantas’ goals go beyond its previous pledge to cut emissions to half their 2005 level by 2050, which is in line with most other airlines and their global industry body.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the goals would result in the airline group, including budget arm Jetstar, capping net emissions at their current level of about 12 million tonnes from next year and then cut it gradually over the next 30 years.

Here’s some maths for Qantas (and gratuitous abuse).