Category Archives: Global warming and climate change policy

Maybe Prince Philip did not want to come back as a deadly virus to kill people + Spectator tribute

The late Prince Philip upset a lot of the right (left) bigots with his impish humour but it is generally accepted that he was seriously out of line when he apparently expressed a desire to be reincarnated as a deadly … Continue reading

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Break out the winter woolies!

Dang climate change! SLOVENIA SUFFERS COLDEST APRIL TEMP IN HISTORY, BELGRADE BREAKS ALL-TIME SNOW RECORD, EUROPEAN WINEMAKERS BUST-OUT THE “FROST FIRES,” AND AN ANTARCTIC BLAST THREATENS EARLY-SEASON SNOW IN SE AUSTRALIA The likes of Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart can expected … Continue reading

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Be afraid – scientists at work

The idea of artificially cooling the planet to blunt climate change — in effect, blocking sunlight before it can warm the atmosphere — got a boost on Thursday when an influential scientific body urged the United States government to spend … Continue reading

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Thanks to South Australia we have a glimpse of the future power supply

Contemplate the future prospects for hot dinners and industrial development. What do we see? Today we had a wind drought across the southern states. Queensland was not affected as much as the others, and in the afternoon the two wind … Continue reading

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Cardimona guest post. More fake news from News Corp

This morning I found this reprehensible tripe in my region’s daily News Corp newspaper… But first, cutting to the punchline of the joke, a letter from Michael Miller, CEO of News Corp at the end of the exchange when Cardi … Continue reading

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Where Biden is going, and where it will end up

A SERIES OF PIECES STARTING WHEN BIDEN WAS PRESIDENT-ELECT,  published in the Asia Times, a nuanced contemplation of the program, ending with the likely effect of the Green New Deal on the power supply. Watch out! Biden wants to save … Continue reading

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A mocking reminder of the many visions of Tim Flannery

A nice piece by The Mocker in The Australian recently. Something in their favour for a change! The Mocker on Tim Flannery In 2008 Flannery proposed changing the colour of the sky to combat climate change, a crackpot scheme which … Continue reading

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Is the Energy Security Board a joke name for the organisation?

Why yes it is. Energy Security Board warns more coal power stations face closure. Australia’s remaining coal fleet could be forced to close earlier than expected as low wholesale prices and cheap renewables rout generators’ profits, the Energy Security Board … Continue reading

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Fools led by even bigger fools

From Government confident power bills won’t soar after Yallourn shuts. Government confident power bills won’t soar after Yallourn shuts Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio says she anticipates an influx of renewables into the national grid by mid-2028 to keep retail prices … Continue reading

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David Bidstrup guest post. One year’s global warming in Adelaide and South Australia

For the last year or so I have been collecting and analysing temperature records to compare the daily maximum, minimum and average temperatures for Adelaide. I looked to see what the difference was for each day of 2020 with the … Continue reading

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