Category Archives: Rafe

Alex Epstein takes the moral case for fossil fuels on campus in Colorado

What an opportunity! And see how the students responded. Some of the questions they raised included: Given that we’re already seeing sea level rise hurt places like Miami, should we really be increasing our use of fossil fuels? Aren’t fossil … Continue reading

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More adjustments to our historical records. And fun with the AEMO slider

What is going on here! Jo Nova reports that Marble Bar no longer holds the record for a prolonged high temperature. In 1924 Marble Bar set a world record of the most consecutive days of 100 °F (37.8 °C) or above, during … Continue reading

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AEMO electricity dispatch summary

Evening update. At 8 in Sydney with the sun down in South Australia they are a mendicant state again. Just as well some other states have power to spare! This is a fascinating story! A screen shot at 3pm Sydney … Continue reading

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Beyond parody. Halving household electricity consumption

The  bad news about aiming for zero emissions is that the cost of electricity will rise about 40 per cent by 2050 but the good news is that households’ power use will halve.  This comes from the Australian National University … Continue reading

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Something to cheer you up!

Dont just sit there looking at the screen, do something useful! Buy this book by Tony Thomas. You will not regret it and besides you can see he could use a decent feed! Tony Thomas stimulates, amuses, engages and – … Continue reading

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Wind and sun at noon providing 23% of electricity in SE Australia

Monday Feb 25 in the morning. Not a sceenshot so it will change. At 9am (Sydney time) the wind was delivering less than one GW, 13% of plated capacity and 3.5% of demand (25GW).  I check daily at 9am and … Continue reading

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The woke are going for broke. Big money and the climate battle

Love the picture of Louise Davidson in The Weekend Australian, complete with woke head tilt (a Tim Blair favourite).  She is the CEO of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors. The byline Funds ready for climate battle.  More companies will be … Continue reading

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Signs of the times. The Swedish welfare state and POMO underpins the climate caper

Getting up to date with the Swedish experience. Not just great tennis players and nice kids who can sing! Mona Sahlin, then Sweden’s integration minister, told a Muslim audience that ethnic Swedes envy them because Muslims have a culture whereas … Continue reading

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Is there a scientifically literate politician in the House?

The Government accepts the findings of our scientific institutions on climate change. ScoMo – Prime Minister’s Reply – 2019-11-26 Federal pollies with skeptical tendencies. A  list compiled by one of my agents of influence. He posted it in the comments … Continue reading

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The ALP steps on more rakes

Not  a year after the “Climate Referendum”  there are headlines from the ABC hopefully suggesting that Albo is about to re-commit to zero emissions by 2050 (well all the conservatives are talking it up), Penny Wong has opined that inaction … Continue reading

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