Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Government picking winners again + Steve Koonin on the climate caper + Energy realism

UPDATE: SEARCHING ON ENERGY REALISM IN AUSTRALIA  to see if our site has a web profile yet.  This turned up. Australia, at Last, Has an Energy Realist at Its Helm   Not quite what I was looking for! Abbott is out, … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe, Wasteful Spending | 37 Comments

Vikki Campion guest post. Connection problems in the bush

IN A sex-plagued parliamentary year, no government has needed a budget to reset the narrative more than this one. At last media will have to focus on what many appear to have forgotten — the people. As a history-making spike … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post | 104 Comments

Snow in the age of global warming + who really likes Joe Biden?

The pictures tell the story. A very interesting site too.  Check out the archive. Global Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere This is her take on the election and the popularity of Joe Biden. Supposedly 81 million actual people, not just ballots, … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 17 Comments

International energy stats + commentary on leading issues

A bit of light reading from JP Morgan, facing some of the facts.  Humans will be wedded to petroleum and other fossil fuels for longer than they would like. Wind and solar power reach new heights every year but still … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Rafe | 14 Comments

The Second American Revolution

A comic strip produced by an American Catholic organization, looks 1950s vintage.   Do you recognize it? The Second American Revolution At the end, a suggestion.  

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 17 Comments

Vikki Campion guest post. Cancel Culture the real rat

RODENTS may be plaguing the east of Australia where frost and cannibalism will eventually mollify their numbers, but it’s the real rats in our media and online doing more damage. They have taken control of the narrative and they have … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Culture Wars, Guest Post | 83 Comments

Alan Moran’s Climate News and Paddy McGuinness remembered

Alan Moran’s May edition of  Climate News. An alarming survey of human folly around the world, Polls show US voters overwhelmingly favour the proposed deeper reductions in emissions. The US is starting to ban fracking, which has proved to be environmentally safe … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 14 Comments

Hold onto your hat!

UPDATE APPROACHING NOON The wind has dropped to zero in Victoria and as near as you can go without getting to zero in SA and NSW. Hilariously, in Victoria brown coal has ramped up from 69% of local generation at … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Rafe | 12 Comments

The Golden State showing the way to…..somewhere

California will be in the news come high summer when the lights start to go out again. Like South Australia and Germany they are “canaries in the coalmine” of unreliable energy. The Golden State has another claim to fame, as … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Electric Power and Energy, Rafe | 37 Comments

David Bidstrup guest post. Idiot science

I often wonder how the United States has managed to survive and thrive given their record of electing idiots to “look after them”. Mind you, other “democracies” seem to have the same fault; witness ours, the UK, New Zealand and … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 63 Comments