Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Worthy causes to support (reminder)

SUPPORT THE 2020 EDITION OF CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS. Just click here.  You can stand up for freedom of intellectual and scientific inquiry on climate change by making a tax deductible donation to fund the publication of a new book of … Continue reading

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Red alert, we are warned! Tony Thomas on the red/green capture of councils

No respite in  sight, the culture war is being waged day and night on every front. This is the local council strategy. You’ve probably never heard of Bryony Edwards  but she inspired Darebin which then inspired the (Western) world. She and long-time … Continue reading

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Poor Canberra

Nous sommes Canberrans? Non!

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Lomborg’s analysis of the fires. Not unprecedented! Plus comparative cost of wind and coal

Some thoughts to start the day. Jo Nova is on fire regarding the responsibility for the disastrous bushfires. WARNING if you are busy it is very dangerous to read the comments on Jo’s page because some of the contributors are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Lest we forget. Berlin Blockade 1948

When the Germans close their nuclear power stations and complete the longer-term project to close the coal stations they will be heavily dependent on gas from Russia. What could go wrong? Seventy years ago. “The airlift was a lifeline for … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 24 Comments

The Intellectuals and Climate Change

Here is a money quote out of Hayek’s essay “The Intellectuals and Socialism”. Hayek’s writing is not joy to read so I have put stuff in square  brackets to make his meaning clearer. It is clear enough in the context … Continue reading

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The backlist of Dan Prawn – the Johnny Cash man

The History of Western Philosophy. Inspired by the book of the same name by Bertrand Russell. It morphs into the wonderful dialogue of Douglas Murray and John Anderson. Thanks and apologies to commentators, this is abbreviated to minimise the risk … Continue reading

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More extreme weather events these days?

Didn’t realise when I posted the Johnny Cash rejoinder to the climate worriers that it contains  a heap of charts to demonstrate the decline in numerous extreme weather events over the 20th century. Pure gold. Today I was planning to … Continue reading

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Yes Prime Minister. Global Warming & a Johnny Cash rejoinder

Deja vu all over again. From Jo Nova, a fun response! from a new singing talent, with a mention of the ABC. The lyrics.

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