Author Archives: Rafe Champion

The ALP steps on more rakes

Not  a year after the “Climate Referendum”  there are headlines from the ABC hopefully suggesting that Albo is about to re-commit to zero emissions by 2050 (well all the conservatives are talking it up), Penny Wong has opined that inaction … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. All the birds died in vain.

In January 2018 I wrote about the marvelous solar power station proposed to “Re-power Port Augusta”, replacing the “dirty, ageing coal power station” that had been turned off in 2016. As time passed, and the citizens of Port Augusta lived … Continue reading

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Climate change is not driving increased losses from extreme weather

UPDATE.  In case people think natural disasters only happened after social media was invented here is a handy list supplied by an anonymous troll in the comments. This from 1804. Where you see ‘f’ read ‘s’. Roger Pielke Jr. Disasters … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Facts 2019

Satire from a very nerdish blog.   With the word and pictures of famous climate nerds! Number 9 It really becomes difficult to see at such levels of warming how we’re going to maintain our agriculture such that the population of the … Continue reading

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Too late to support IPA Climate Change book but there is still Project Hope!

Subscriptions have closed for Climate Change: The Facts 2020 and the good news is that you can still signal virtue by supporting campus coordinators. I have set a good example by double-dipping! Project Hope is a  pushback against the left on campus … Continue reading

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Another Stephen Hicks event in Melbourne 12 March

HOW POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS SHAPING YOUR WORLD $15 discount code for Cats  catallaxy Stephen is a libertarian philosopher and economist (with Austrian leanings).  Postmodernism is one of his specialties and another is entreprenership. He will explore the ideological roots of … Continue reading

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Fancy that!

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. The sinister side of the nanny state.

Not many of us like being told how to live our lives, especially by those we don’t know and trust. It gets up our nose. Yet there is an endless number of people who want to do just that. When … Continue reading

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Misleading news on the green energy transition. See how the Energiewende is going in Germany!

WINDWATCH. Just a matter of interest, today the windmills are cranking out about 2% of the energy required to keep the lights on in SE Australia. A piece in The Australian today claims that our green energy transition will be … Continue reading

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Pray for rain. And wind too!

Recalling the choke point problem when the wind is low and we depend on old-fashioned reliable power. The delivery from the fleet of windmills over the last 24  hours has been below 25% of theoretical (plated) capacity. Yesterday it went … Continue reading

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