Mini Roundup

The latest from Quillette. At CIS tonight.

University campuses throughout the West are in the grip of a troubling social phenomenon, now in danger of spreading beyond the ivy walls. Once bastions of intellectual rigour and freedom of thought, universities have become closed-minded and self-censoring, pandering to what appear from the outside to be ridiculously heightened sensitivities and undeserved entitlement.

Don Aitkin on the NEG. Worst policy botch ever? Jo Nova on the climate circus back in town.

The Australian government, despite the polls showing Australians don’t want to pay more for renewables, has agreed to try to legislate a 26% reduction in emissions, setting a target in stone that almost no other country has done. (Have any?) Most countries have committed to nothing, or rather, they’ve committed to building nearly 300 coal plants. They’re planning 400 more.

Don’t sell your overcoat! The planet is experiencing an unexplained major cooling and scientists are ignoring it.

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15 Responses to Mini Roundup

  1. In a just world, these NEG etc morons would stand trial when everything goes wheels up.

  2. Dave in Marybrook

    Mini RoundUps have been linked to cancer.

  3. Baldrick

    The Australian government, despite the polls showing Australians don’t want to pay more for renewables, has agreed to try to legislate a 26% reduction in emissions, setting a target in stone that almost no other country has done.

    Stupid.Fucking.Liberals

  4. Mark M

    trump- new york cowboy via twitter
    Sounds like a good idea to me.
    https://twitter.com/OzraeliAvi/status/1029268511405879296

  5. Herodotus

    From Don Aitken’s piece:
    “A significant section of the Labor Party is worried about a leaching of electoral support from Labor to the Greens if Labor is not sufficiently exercised about the environment, global warming, climate change and that bag of inter-related issues. ”
    He adds that most Libs don’t believe in AGW either. So why don’t they say so?
    But cut to the main issue. The media have preached long and hard on the green issues all the way from anti-nuclear to no dams in Tassie and then onwards to the climate scam. Until the left media narratives are countered, we have a dysfunctional country, one which is headed right down the slope, and all we see in political arguments is whether the slope can be made more slippery or remain abrasive.

  6. Bruce of Newcastle

    I think we’ve hit peak climate lunacy.

    Evidence suggests global warming might have a negative impact on some government workers

    A team of researchers affiliated with MIT and Harvard University has found evidence suggesting that as the planet heats up, the performance of some government workers might be negatively impacted. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley and Iyad Rahwan describe their study of data related to police officer and food inspector performance during hot weather, and what they found.

    The data also suggests that hot weather can causes police officers and food inspectors to be less diligent, which, the researchers suggest, could be a problem as the planet continues to heat up.

    Yep. They have found that global warming makes cops and food inspectors lazy.

  7. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    Where is this cooling? Australia has had an earlier fire season than ever before, with bush fires still out of control! And before you say ‘drought’, what caused the drought? And don’t forget the bushfires throughout the northern hemisphere.

  8. Where is this cooling? Australia has had an earlier fire season than ever before, with bush fires still out of control! And before you say ‘drought’, what caused the drought? And don’t forget the bushfires throughout the northern hemisphere.

    A few points.

    Bushfires can happen even if it’s not overly hot, especially because the fuel loads are allowed to become excessive and, once they start, little can stop them. Thank you Greens.

    As for drought, it’s well known that droughts are often the result of lower temperatures because ocean evaporation doesn’t occur and thus rains don’t fall. Thank you nature.

    The northern bushfires again are due to poor management and not climate or weather. Thank you stupidity.

  9. P

    Jo Nova on the climate circus back in town.

    Reminded me of the 9yr old video by Sallie Baliunas:

  10. OldOzzie

    bemused
    #2790873, posted on August 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Where is this cooling? Australia has had an earlier fire season than ever before, with bush fires still out of control! And before you say ‘drought’, what caused the drought? And don’t forget the bushfires throughout the northern hemisphere.

    A few points.

    Bushfires can happen even if it’s not overly hot, especially because the fuel loads are allowed to become excessive and, once they start, little can stop them. Thank you Greens.

    As for drought, it’s well known that droughts are often the result of lower temperatures because ocean evaporation doesn’t occur and thus rains don’t fall. Thank you nature.

    The northern bushfires again are due to poor management and not climate or weather. Thank you stupidity.

    The people down South Coast said on TV News last night that the National Parks had not doen a burn off in 20 years and let me quote from News Article

    Rural Fire Service Volunteer Association president Michael Holton said not only had the drought increased the chances of a bad season, but a growing fuel load.

    “I believe there is a huge potential for a terrible season,” he said.

    “Poor land management has put us in hot water. We need to take a lesson from indigenous land management practices.

    “The fuel is building and we haven’t managed it enough. There are ways to reduce the fuel load without simply burning everything, by taking a leaf out of indigenous practices.”

    Mr Holton, who worked for 22 years as a full-time firefighter in Sydney, said high temperatures were not essential for bushfires – but “wind and fuel”, which he said were in abundance, were.


    “We are failing – we need to control the fuel.”

  11. W Hogg

    What “unexplained” cooling? The greatest cooling the world has ever measured, since 2016, is the ivially explained by the end of the El Niño. Just like the warming that preceded it was trivially explained – by the El Niño.

  12. Biota

    Fires are spoken of as if they spontaneously start. By far the majority of fires are started by humans either accidentally or intentionally- somewhere near 80% IRRC. I once managed to extinguish the start of a fire-bug’s efforts.

  13. OldOzzie

    From The Australian – Malcolm Turnbull in bid to quash NEG rebellion

    However, the central issue of legislating the Paris emissions reduction target is looming as the potential trigger for a broader leadership issue for the Prime Minister, with political management of the issue now being brought into question.

    It emerged last night that Labor had been given a copy of the NEG legislation, another move that has angered Coalition MPs who are yet to see it.

    A Liberal rebel told The Australian it was “disgusting” that Labor had the legislation but they were being asked to sign off on it sight unseen.

    Bill Shorten accused Mr Turnbull of “extraordinary” arrogance for not allowing his own MPs to see it first. “If he refuses to show his own colleagues all the details, what is he hiding? If they can’t even look at the legislation, why should they vote for it?” Mr Shorten told The Australian last night.

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