Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

“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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Climate bombshell from NOAA whistle-blower. Expect more

One of the developments which I expected after the US regime change is an outburst of revelations of scandals in the Climate Industry or the Climate Industrial Complex as Alan Carlin called it, after the Military Industrial Complex which President … Continue reading

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Crony capitalists who gain from carbon taxes

Dan Mitchell explains how rent seekers and crony capitalists gain from carbon taxes. I’m going to revisit the case against energy taxes. Except it’s not going to be a friendly assessment. That’s because there’s a legitimate case (made by Jerry) … Continue reading

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William Happer on global warming

A nice interview with a scientist who knows a bit about atmospheric physics and related matters. He was sacked from the Department of Energy by Al Gore but don’t be put off. A lot of information and telling arguments. He … Continue reading

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Judith Curry the latest casualty in the climate wars

Just as a breath of fresh air on the climate front is approaching in Washington DC, Judith Curry has bailed out of Georgia Tech. A deciding factor was that I no longer know what to say to students and postdocs … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on greenhouse policy

Once again, the Government has been getting its knickers in a knot over climate change. And once again, despite three politically shrewd options to choose from, it is choosing a dumb fourth option. The first of the shrewd options is … Continue reading

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