Author Archives: Rafe Champion

The climate caper racks up another green scam

Jo Nova reports. It’s being called the biggest scam involving clean energy, which it would be except for all the bigger scams, like wind farm rackets in Scotland who were paid £328m to do nothing, and the £1.8 billion consumers … Continue reading

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Red crab migration time

Enjoy! With apologies to Steve and people who put serious stuff on the page!

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Climate Change: The Facts 2017

A handy compilation of all the posts on the chapters in the IPA book Climate Change: The Facts 2017.

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Those dang electricity-using electric cars!

Welcome to the brave new world of electric cars and grid failure, Jo Nova’s heads up on Robert Gottliebsen’s story in The Australian today. Gottliebsen reports: Bill Shorten’s plan to substantially increase the electrification of motor vehicles has suddenly brought … Continue reading

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A message from Viv Forbes

HOW TO BREAK THE BACKBONE OF AUSTRALIA Short version. Since the days of the gold rushes and the wool booms, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, … Continue reading

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The legacy of Peter Coleman

At the funeral this morning there were many tributes from family and friends. He was a family man, not a clubman like Adam Smith and so the real Peter Coleman was best known in the inner circle of family and … Continue reading

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Update on Don Aitkin

I regard Don Aitkin as a national treasure in an important, low key way and several times I have drawn attention to his considered opinions on various issues. Some time last year he hinted at some health issues and then … Continue reading

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Jeff Bennett on green lies

Hot off the press from Connor Court. At last, the intellectual firepower to cut through the “little green lies” told by environmentalists. Professor Bennett turns his mind to twelve key propositions at the core of green ideology, and demolishes them … Continue reading

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Alice Weidel, German politician talking sense on Brexit

Alice Weidel is a the Leader of the Alternative for Germany Party in the Bundestag since October 2017. She sounds like a good egg and she is of course described as far right and hated by the left. She suggested … Continue reading

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Climate alarmism. Shouting fire in a crowded cinema?

See who gets trampled in the rush to save the planet from warming. Lomborg estimated the financial cost of mitigation efforts and also the opportunity cost in terms of real problems that might be addressed with a fraction of the … Continue reading

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