Category Archives: Rafe

Is the war on plant food sustainable?

Sustainability is the trojan horse that the global environmentalists have used to smuggle a crippling burden of red and green tape into the law and regulations of the western world. The biggest play in their book is the threat to … Continue reading

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Advice to the teachers and the kiddies who are worried about CO2

Jo Nova on Tuesday. The Green Religion of Intolerance. Something else. Solar panel toxic waste. Carbon dioxide is a colourless gas that occurs in a barely measurable trace in the air we breathe. It is the foundation of life on … Continue reading

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45 Whoppers about the Barrier Reef

Interesting that The Conversation (Academic rigour, journalistic flair) is funded by the Group of Eight leading universities presumably to demonstrate their commitment to learning and scholarship. Or is the “unlearning” motto at the University of Sydney a real aspiration and … Continue reading

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How many times in a year is it OK for the grid to go down?

People who plan things like drains and flood levees usually consider the frequency of events that challenge the capacity of the system. So they plan for 10, 20, 50 and maybe 100 year events as well as they can to … Continue reading

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How unreliable energy has brought the lucky country to the brink of ruin. Look at the the choke point for unreliable energy

Australia is a very lucky country. Is there a country more blessed with resources to provide cheap and abundant energy? Vast amounts of coal, gas, uranium and a bit of mountain country for hydro. What more could we want? Renewable … Continue reading

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Climate Roundup 12 Sept

Germany approaching recession? What do you expect when the power prices double in a major industrial country. FWIW Australia is slightly better situated to survive such a blow. ANOTHER UPDATE. Must watch, a gripping short account of the recent volcanic … Continue reading

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The emission transition, following the demographic transition?

The demographic transition is the reduction in the birth rate that occurs when people achieve some level of economic progress. China is a spectacular example where the rising middle class are having one or two children per family despite the … Continue reading

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Support “Climate Change: The Facts 2020” from the IPA

Donate here. Every widow’s mite is welcome! It might be hard for a rich man to get into heaven but for $400 you can make yourself a target of abuse from all your leftwing colleagues by having your name published … Continue reading

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How to survive the climate apocalypse. Eat more meat! + John Cleese and GWPF roundup

From the New Yorker. All-out war on climate change made sense only as long as it was winnable. Once you accept that we’ve lost it, other kinds of action take on greater meaning. Preparing for fires and floods and refugees … Continue reading

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Albo on the slide

Albo’s popularity has gone negative. At last the punters are getting an inkling of the real inner workings of the liars party thanks to Setka and the revelations about corruption in the NSW division. Still more to come when the … Continue reading

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