Author Archives: Rafe Champion

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.  

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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

Prepare for a world without coal power!

At 6.30 this Anzac Day morning, while the mind of the nation is focussed on the sombre message of the ANZAC legend, wind watchers take the first reading for the day. If you fancy a hot breakfast the future is … Continue reading

Posted in Electric Power and Energy, Rafe | 21 Comments

Johannes Leak on Biden’s Tea Party

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 30 Comments

Tony from Oz reports on dramatic falls in the output of wind power

It was known from the start that wind inputs power inputs to the grid would be intermittent but there was an expectation that the supply would become more even as more capacity was built In 2012, when the installed capacity … Continue reading

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Guest post. Vikki Campion, lest we forget

Tomorrow is the first Anzac Day we have been allowed to attend since 2019, where last year we watched dawn break from our driveways, and on its eve, the Prime Minister and Defence Minister Peter Dutton announced a Royal Commission … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Guest Post | 34 Comments