Category Archives: Rafe’s Roundups

Mini-Roundup 15 May

Hot off the press. Gerard Henderson’s Media Watchdog. Update. Bill Shorten struggling with the maths of his promises. How does Labor explain the difference between $2.25 billion and its claim of $45 million? First try: Labor’s accompanying fact sheet said … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 7 May

Some things you may have wanted to know about gummy sharks but were too afraid to ask. Gummy shark is not a typical shark species and many of the sustainability concerns raised by environmental groups such as the Australian Marine … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup May 2

Assorted climate pieces – warming further downgraded, American youth revolt against alarmism etc. From the “What planet…?” department. Leading Norwegian politician comes out as a climate skeptic. Culture. End of the world books. The Spectator Culture House. Jazz in the … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup April 26

Roundup has been on hold since I went into hospital on Monday 13 to have my second hip replaced. The first went three years ago. All is going according to the script, I just have limited activities for a few … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 3 April

Waste Watch. The cost of political representation. The iceberg of climate spending. Lockheed Martin is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup March 6

Breaking news. I will be in Canberra for a short time next week and regrettably cannot stay for the regular Friday gathering of Cats, however a colleague in town will arrange for a meetup on Thursday evening. Venue to be … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 26

JUST IN Alan Moran’s Climate News. Climate madness from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva. Pictures courtesy of Barry Williams. The end of the Great Wall of China. A geyser pre-eruption. Picturesque village. Great wall of dust. Rainbow. Tyre dump. Google … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 20

Spiked on line. A gong for Peter Klein, in partnership with Nicolai Foss. Peter is my Uni of Missouri friend and host on my occasional forays into the Midwest of the US. This ambitious book has a three-fold purpose. First, … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 13 February

The great challenge of our time according to Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 31 Jan

Malnutrition in Greece. The science of inflating and deflating footballs in cold climates. Just fill the ball with warm humid indoor air, then when it temperature-equalizes with the 25°F cooler outdoor air on your AFC Championship playing field some of … Continue reading

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