Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Our international reputation for green political stupidity continues to grow

Let me start with this suggestion: IT MUST BECOME ILLEGAL FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS PROVIDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES TO BE GIVEN A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OF ANY KIND TO UNDERTAKE ANY FORM OF INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION IN AUSTRALIA. Let me … Continue reading

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Look! Australia is now setting the international standard for green idiocy

From Instapundit. UNEXPECTEDLY: Australia’s Obsession With Hopelessly Intermittent Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid. Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and … Continue reading

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Unreliable energy set to melt the rural grid in Victoria

Exciting times down south, wind and solar equivalent of two coal-fired power stations coming on line by 2025 and the grid won’t be able to cope. OK gold plate the grid. And how of two coal-fired power stations will wind … Continue reading

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Jo Nova responds to the latest abomination from the BOM

Headlines today announce that the Bureau of Meteorology has upped the rate of warming in recent times. Jo Nova and others have been on this case for some time. Her latest commentary. See also some of the series of posts … Continue reading

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A philosopher defending the merchants of alarm

“my view is that philosophers do better to paint a picture in which we urge trust in the consensus of the scientific community,based on features of that community’s social organization.” (Winsberg p. 161) Philosophy and Climate Science (Cambridge 2018) appears … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Vaclav Klaus

From Desmog, not my favourite site but it often has useful background information. “As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on the prospect for batteries bailing out the unreliables

Two minute video. The punchline. There is no substitute for way the western economy is running today.

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Guest post. The Rising Tide of Climate Lunacy

A NSW judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small Rocky Hill coking coal mine because the Commonwealth Government has signed the Paris Climate agreement which requires “rapid and deep reduction in … Continue reading

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The Green Socialist agenda

What is most useful in the greater scheme of things is that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is more proof than anyone could wish to have how mad they are, but also that they have an agenda. But just because you and I … Continue reading

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Why wind won’t work to provide reliable power Mk III

Someone gave a tick to Mark III the Windy Odyssey video so people are invited to circulate. Still room for improvement but shorter and sharper with a clean shirt, an ad hoc teleprompter and friends standing behind it making faces … Continue reading

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