Author Archives: Rafe Champion

In praise of Trump

By Noor Bin Ladin. Being pro-Trump has caused me more grief than being Bin Laden’s niece _ The Spectator And why do I support Donald Trump? Look at his record. He has stood up to China, kept America out of … Continue reading

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Lets get serious about free speech again

Jo Nova reports on the latest campus atrocity that happened in Canberra. That make sense! Professor Ross McCleod was ordered at the Australian National University (ANU) by higher authority – Professor Paul Burke – to withdraw my ACDE (Arnt-Corden) seminar … Continue reading

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Climate Change: The Facts 2020

The long-anticipated Climate Change: The Facts 2020 will launch this week. The collection is edited by Jennifer Marohassy who you saw last week swimming around the Reef. I would like to thank John Roskam at the Institute of Public Affairs … Continue reading

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Unreliable energy: The holy trinity vs the icebergs

Be ready to read a lot about transmission lines, batteries and pumped hydro. This holy trinity is supposed to enable intermittent inputs from the sun and the wind to do the heavy lifting that coal is doing at present. To … Continue reading

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Joy for the unreliable energy boosters – but wait!

This is shaping up as a record day for solar and wind production compared with coal, aided by the lower level of demand on the weekend. Black coal is possibly at the lowest level ever at 7.2GW and brown coal … Continue reading

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Stunning underwater film from Fiji and Tonga

No words required.

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OMG the reef is dying!

Jen Marohasy went hunting for bleached coral: What is the true state of the Great Barrier Reef? … In January 2020, Emmy Award winning cameraman Clint Hempsall, and IPA Senior Fellow Jennifer Marohasy decided to find out. They spent a … Continue reading

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Audrey Zibelman’s work is done

HIT AND RUN! The Global relevance of New York State’s clean-power targets. Amusing that Audrey Zibelman announced her impending move to Google just as I decided to write a piece about the New York plan to go Green where she … Continue reading

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The Energy Technology Roadmap

Last week the Coalition formally announced that the leadership has given up on coal and capitulated to the RE lobbies. The idea is to use gas to fill the gaps in supply as the coal stations close and RE takes … Continue reading

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The new religion of fear. It is all about submission

My three biggest fears? Trump, coronovirus and the climate.

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 13 Comments