Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Jo Nova on power prices in Victoria and SA

Not a pretty picture. In other news a few days ago, the retail price of electricity rose 16% in Victoria and the number of disconnections rose 21%. Cheer up, things could be worse! And they are going to get worse. … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. Gaping hole in greenhouse gas emissions

Imagine a librarian sitting in the corner of her library, wishing that her noisy library was quiet. But the only thing she does to make this happen is to be quiet herself. There might be dozens of people scattered around … Continue reading

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A new coal mine in Germany

Can Cats help with up to date reports on the new coal mine in Germany? this is an old Guardian report and of course I would like better sources. Controversial plans to chop down a German forest to build a … Continue reading

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An Obnoxious Crackpot

Socialist on an ego-trip. How long before she puts on a uniform with a dozen medals? pic.twitter.com/bpVisJRzZy — Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 24, 2019 But because you and I know she’s a nutter doesn’t mean everyone does. She has … Continue reading

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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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