Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

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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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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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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The Role of Distributed Generation in the UK Blackout of 9 August 2019

How far down this track to we want to go? Reports on recent studies to uncover the roots of the August blackout in Britain are summarised for interested citizens. Not an easy read and the conclusion is disturbing. Consumers have … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a lot of words. CO2 and warming since 1895

A handy picture from an informative paper that provides a long list of counter-arguments about catastrophic warming. I take the point that very little good is done by circulating these things among ourselves, the thing is to get to a … Continue reading

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Swarbrick [swȯrbrɪk] noun – a believer in cataclysmic anthropogenic climate-change

Reprinted in The Oz from The Economist was an article on how English lags behind in climate change word creation. It’s about how across many linguistic groups but unlike in English new terms are being coined in relation to climate … Continue reading

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How is energy-rich Australia running out of electricity?

UPDATE. Check out the link provided by duncanm in comments, especially contribution of Samuel Insull to develop  grid technology and the section on the politicization of the power industry in the US. That heading of the post is the subtitle of … Continue reading

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Black Friday 1939

71 deaths, 3,700 buildings. Sixty-nine mills were burned. Millions of acres of fine forest, of almost incalculable value, were destroyed or badly damaged. Townships were obliterated in a few minutes Mills, houses, bridges, tramways, machinery, were burned to the ground; … Continue reading

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