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Forthcoming IPA event in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Why the words of Western Civilisation must endure with Professor Mark Bauerlein Professor Mark Bauerlein is a Professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he has taught since 1989. He is Senior Editor of the journal First … Continue reading

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Support Peter Ridd, free speech and genuine science

A conversation with Peter Ridd. In May 2018, after an academic career of more than 30 years, Peter had his employment terminated as a professor of physics at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. Peter had spoken against the accepted … Continue reading

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Global warming hitting hard in the northern hemisphere

Good for the ski resort operators but! Two weeks ago snow mass in the Northern Hemisphere hit “exceptional”. This graph below is from the Finnish Meteorological Institute and unlike other datasets includes both snow and ice.

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Overcoming educational disadvantage

An important Centre for Independent Studies event in Melbourne. Overcoming the Odds. A study of Australia’s top performing disadvantaged schools. Groundbreaking new CIS research recently released has identified the common policies and practices leading to success in disadvantaged primary schools. … Continue reading

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Flashback, 2013 Tesla vs 1915 Model T Ford

We compare the electric car to its direct predecessor, the hydrocarbon-burning automobile, much as our forebears must have compared the first motorcar to the trusty nag, which was soon to be advertised with hefty cash rebates and complimentary oat bags. … Continue reading

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Potential bloodbath for investments in unreliable energy

Recently the AEMO (Energy Market Operator) flagged the rerating of some unreliable energy projects to take account of power lost in transmission that can amount to more than 10% of the power generated. This is explained in a technical paper … Continue reading

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A question about rooftop solar

For the experts on site, how did NSW reach almost a GW of solar PV today when it was overcast all day in Sydney?

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Update on the failure of green energy in Europe

Update on the failure of green energy policy in Europe. A warning for Australia! Wind energy needs practically 100% backup hence it is virtually impossible to reduce CO2 until mass storage is available. The European wind fleet averages 24% of … Continue reading

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Good and bad mixed up – the sunset of the West?

Ellen of Tasmania put up a video in the comments on The Joy of Socialism. The video is narrated by Paul Joseph Watson and proclaims that “Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup March 15

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch Dog. The Libertarian Calendar from Mannkal (Stephen Hicks cancelled). IPA action on campus bearing fruit. From John Roskam’s weekly letter. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney has a daily readership of 810,000 people. In this morning’s … Continue reading

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