Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Rupert Darwall on the Climate Industrial Complex

A half hour interview with the author of Green Tyranny: Exposing the Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex. He notes the role of Sweden as the pioneer of environmental alarmism, the rise of the Greens in the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Climate science on trial

Keep an eye on the Federal Court in San Francisco where Judge William Alsup is presiding over a confrontation between climate alarmists and Big Oil. Tony Thomas reporting on Quadrant on Line. The big excitement last week was the so-called … Continue reading

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Is this a dream or just a hallucination?

It seems that someone just said that it is too expensive to go for reliable power. We should aim for cheaper power. Can someone explain this? Australia should focus on lowering energy costs rather than guaranteeing reliability, Australian Competition & … Continue reading

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Groupthink and politics trump science: climate alarmism as the ultimate signal of political correctness

Steven Pinker’s latest book in defence of the Enlightenment values of Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress has provided a key to the persistence of climate alarmism in defiance of evidence and scientific arguments. Drawing from work by a legal scholar … Continue reading

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Got a spare ten seconds?

Jo Nova on The “ten second” guide to the world of skeptics. She says it is only for newbies but said so well and so contrary to modern forms of madness, thought I would list those essential ten seconds’ worth, … Continue reading

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Jo Nova on our carbon market

Interesting? The first years data is out — Australia’s secret Emissions Trading Scheme is up and running, it’s small, inefficient, and pointless, but all the government needs to do is raise those caps, and the carbon trading monster octopus could … Continue reading

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Very important defence of free speech by Mark Steyn

A serious warning about the threat to free speech by protracted lawfare even in the face of the First Amendment. Not to mention the situation in Canada. Also the danger of allowing the validity scientific hypotheses to be litigated and … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm: Solar Subsidy not so Sunny

Government subsidies are driving a boom in the installation of rooftop solar panels, paid for by those without panels. That perennial beneficiary of government largesse, Elon Musk, is now proposing many more should be added to roofs in South Australia. … Continue reading

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The foreseeable future in the US belongs to hydrocarbons aka fossil fuels.

Of course if you want power that is less reliable and more expensive, take the Australian road. Courtesy of Jo Nova these are the numbers crunched by the American Energy Information Agency (EIA). According to their best estimates (and even … Continue reading

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RIP John Coleman climate skeptic

John Coleman (1934-2018) founded the weather channel and later strongly rejected alarmism. His message. Follow the money! This tribute to Coleman includes a clip of Andrew Bolt talking to Garth Paltridge, Peter Ridd and the late Bob Carter.

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