Roundup 18 Jan

MEMO TO SCOMO. TRY A BIT OF ROGERNOMICS. Structural reform that transformed New Zealand in the 1980s.

Roger-Douglas-on-Structural-Reform

Good news everyone, Dan Prawn’s collected slides from the background to his wonderful little song are available in a massive zipped file if people want to post a comment with a request.

Keep up with Jo Nova, invaluable fresh material almost every day.

Liberty Quote  History is littered with examples of politicians withdrawing citizens’ rights to free expression because they did not like what they had been saying about them at a particular moment in history.

Scratch the surface of this proposal and you will find a harsh new regime which stands to damage Australia’s reputation as a democracy and might well come back to bite the politicians, academics and publishers who are supporting it today.  — Mark Pearson

Germany on the road to recession. European carmakers could be fined more than £12bn ($22.6bn) for failing to obey new European rules on emissions. Most expect to miss the deadline next year and they are  selling smaller models to limit the damage.

The lunacy of  the law is that targeting CO2 prompted a shift towards diesel that puts out more genuinely dangerous pollutants than petrol.

Germany’s industrial base, which relies heavily on the likes of Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler, has been particularly hard hit, with thousands of jobs slashed and billions pumped into switching from combustion engines to electric motors. The emissions-rigging scandal at VW, uncovered in 2015, has intensified that pressure.

Increasing numbers of cities are limiting or banning petrol and diesel cars to tackle air pollution, with Oxford and York in Britain the latest to impose tough new rules. The regulations force carmakers to cut emissions to 95g of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

Peter Ridd reports on a major study of defective research coming out of James Cook University.

Peter described the findings of a study that checked the results of eight previous studies. None of the findings were replicated.

All the erroneous studies were done by scientists from James Cook Universities highly prestigious Coral Reef Centre. They were published in high profile journals, and attracted considerable media attention.

This is the second time these 7 authors have got together to reveal a major scientific scandal. They were the whistle blowers of the infamous Lonnstedt scientific fraud in 2018. Lonnstedt, originally a PhD student at JCU, is also one of the scientists involved with these latest erroneous studies. She was found guilty of fabricating data in Sweden.

What is it about James Cook University?

Spotlight on Philip Munday, serial offender, the author involved in all eight of the suspect papers.

The James Cook University website tells us Munday is “in the top 1% of cited researchers in the ISI fields of Plant and Animal Science” (bold added). He sits on the editorial board of three scientific journals.

He also – ding, ding, ding – “has contributed to IPCC reports” on ocean acidification. In fact, Munday’s name appears 46 times in this 174-page document about a 2011 IPCC workshop on that topic.

You heard it here first, folks. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s pronouncements about tropical fish rely on a man whose work falls to pieces whenever anyone tries to verify it.

SERIOUS WINDWATCHING.  Anton Lang, aka Tony from Oz  has been windwatching for years. My efforts are rather crude compared with his analysis although I think my numbers do the job to demonstrate the choke points of unrelialable energy. There is a lot more on his site in addition to wind watching, check out his study of comparative costs and the background to his analysis that is very informative for newcomers to this field. Have a good look!

US PRICE MOVEMENTS

BACK NUMBERS OF THE ROUNDUP PUBLISHED IN CIS POLICY QUARTERLY

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17 Responses to Roundup 18 Jan

  1. James Crook University? Or James Crooked University?

  2. egg_

    James Cooked* University?

    *The (Research) books.

  3. egg_

    a man whose work falls to pieces whenever anyone tries to verify it.

    Sounds like the CAGW con, in general.

  4. It makes you wonder what the students graduating from Crooked U will think and behave like if this sort of thing is inherent to the teachings of Crooked U. It doesn’t pay to be honest and have integrity?

  5. nb

    I’ve heard of Man Friday, stuck on a tropic isle, but now we have Mann’s Munday lost in the coral cays.

  6. I note from that chart that all consumer goods that require electricity have fallen in price.

  7. Nob

    Like hospital services don’t require electricity?

  8. Fred Furkenburger

    A zip file with all those graphics would be fantastic Rafe. Thanks.

  9. Beachcomber

    No, this isn’t the Betoota Advocate or the Babylon Bee. It is a major Australian ‘quality’ media outlet.

    Drought-breaking rain likely to cause greenhouse emissions to rise

  10. It is a major Australian ‘quality’ media outlet.

    Poor old journo Mike Foley knows he has to spin his article with climate change to get approval from his superiors. Just like school curriculums,, the topic of the century just has to be woven into every single story, every single subject. Aaaaaarghhhhhhh!

  11. Terry

    A copy of the graphs would be great….I’d love to share them with some of my friends.😊

  12. Simple Simon

    Rafe

    I would be grateful if you would send me the zipped file.

    One other thing.
    When you wrote,

    Scratch the surface of this proposal and you will find a harsh new regime which stands to damage Australia’s reputation as a democracy and might well come back to bite the politicians, academics and publishers who are supporting it today. — Mark Pearson

    did you include a link to the proposal referred to?
    I should like to have a look at it.

  13. Like hospital services don’t require electricity?

    That’s rather obvious, but hospital services are not consumer goods. In case you missed it, I was referring to something completely different. Think about it.

  14. Kneel

    “The emissions-rigging scandal at VW…”

    Sheesh. Still think it’s a scandal, huh? That a company designed a product to meet the rules.
    Yeah, what a scandal!
    Scandalous that incompetents make rules that don’t actually reflect what they say they want to achieve, then blame people who actually make stuff that meets those rules.
    Never saw that coming…. no-one could have expected that!
    Can’t be the fault of the rules, they were made with the best of intentions…
    Must just be greedy bastards, right?
    Bad VW! How dare you meet the rules we wrote! How dare you fail go beyond your legal requirements! How dare you fail to read our minds! Bastards! You’ll pay for that…

  15. PB

    “the topic of the century just has to be woven into every single story, every single subject.”

    Didn’t somebody from Europe have something to say about how people were more likely to believe the big lie?

  16. Gowest

    “the topic of the century just has to be woven into every single story, every single subject.” – you got it in one the MSM (+ propaganda sheets called news by the ABC) was funded by elites who if the last oz election is anything to go by live in our big cities. They have no choice what to write – example – any serious study on what BS got wrong? Funny how FOX oz outsiders seem to get it right so often…!

    As for the cost of hospital services – They must have gone much higher in Australia with our large migrant intake and incessant demands for free expensive stuff.

  17. Alessio

    Would love to get a copy of the massive zipped file of Dan Prawn’s collected slides with much appreciation

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