Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Extreme Cyclone Carbon Theory Refuses to Die

Given the rarity of cyclones these days, a Category 4 system was all it took for Climate Church Junior Wizard, Adam Bandt, to come rushing out with this hyperbolic untruth: “Building a new coal fired power station now is like knowing cigarettes cause … Continue reading

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“We’re not spending money on that anymore”

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Regime uncertainty and the cost of power

A blast from the past. Interesting in the context of the gigantic outlays that are about to be sunk into expensive and unreliable renewable energy to make up for a shortage of cheap coal-fired power. Sinc writing in 2012 on … Continue reading

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Freezing in the dark

This from SBS just last night: Warnings Australia at risk of gas and electricity shortages. There you may read at the end: As the political debate over energy continues, the peak body representing the country’s biggest energy providers says changing … Continue reading

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Energy illiteracy a subset of economic illiteracy

And it’s not just energy illiteracy, fewer and fewer any longer know much of anything about how products come into existence and then find their way to buyers. I’ve just had my first class of the semester which I always … Continue reading

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“we are over here”

Katherine Murphy explaining climate change policy: To plot the path of the first major failure of the political year, we need to walk back a distance to the repeal of the carbon tax (that was never a carbon tax) when … Continue reading

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Philip Kitcher, philosopher of science and pitcher for climate alarmism

As the rolling blackouts in South Australia provide a warning the Green renewables future, with the same prospect impending in Victoria, another factor has come to mind in the witches brew of influences which caused the failure of climate science. … Continue reading

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Electricity Prices

Two articles on electricity prices caught my eye this morning. Power price spike puts heat on ALP: Electricity prices have soared 106 per cent over the past 10 years with the rise in annual household bills outstripping the growth of … Continue reading

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Ivan Kennedy on the dual role for C02, warming and cooling

You read it on the Cat. My friend Ivan Kennedy, a Sydney-based Agricultural scientist with special interests in physics has applied some basic principles to explore the drivers of global warming and cooling. The model suggests two contrasting roles for … Continue reading

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The true meaning of populism

Here’s the dual headline that comes with the pic: Rolling Blackouts In South Australia As Wind Farms Fail Again/Coldest Winter In Decade Causes Energy Shortages Across Southeast Europe. The core of the story is the consequence of using non-renewable sources … Continue reading

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