Category Archives: Rafe

Legal use of force by private citizens in the US

The legal situation in the US re violence and protection of self and property. [1.] In all states, you can use deadly force to defend yourself against death, serious bodily injury (which can include broken bones and perhaps even lost teeth), rape, … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, property rights, Rafe, Rule of law | 37 Comments

Windwatch report 4 June. Wind crashes to 1% of demand and negative in Victoria

Update this evening, at the peak of demand between 6 and 7 and the sun off duty. The wind edged up to 10% of installed capacity to provide 740MW that was 2.5% of demand. Coal and gas kicked in 82% … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 9 Comments

Light relief, climate alarmists stuck in the ice again

Lightning has struck again, this time in the Arctic. German AWI research vessel gets stuck in the Arctic: “Two-year drift ice too thick” The climatologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) are involuntarily stuck in thick pack ice, while two … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 11 Comments

Climate Roundup: Progress and regression in Germany

Opening a new coal-fired power station.  The 1,050 MW  plant has cost 1.5 billion euros. It was granted an exemption from the plan to exit coal power by 2038 after the company argued that it made sense to shut old … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 6 Comments

Windwatch: Great wind but no good news for RE

The wind measured by the fleet of windmills had been strong across most the country lately, rising from a low point at 20% of capacity at 9am yesterday to reach 50% at 9 in the evening, peaked near 57% at … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 10 Comments

The shame of the University of Queensland

Cross posting  a powerful piece from Paul Fritjers at Club Troppo. The management of the University of Queensland, and in particular Peter Hoj and Peter Varghese, stand condemned today by the international media, by both Labor and Liberal politicians, by … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Rafe, Western Civilsation | 80 Comments

Why RE is not sustainable – not enough wind

Not that data will make any difference to the push for RE but in case anyone is interested there is ample evidence to demonstrate that the wind resources are just not there to do the business. Since 2011 Mike O’Ceirin … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 18 Comments

When words fail

Use a picture. The EU has done it again. Although new EU regulations should pave the way for these products, European eating habits will have to change too. EURACTIV Germany reports. Since the start of 2019, customers of the German supermarket … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 48 Comments

Beware of trade unionists engaging in “accords”

The spirit of  the ALP Accord between business, government and unions during the Hawke administration has been invoked to support the “we are all in it together” initiative launched by the PM to sit around the table with selected people. … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Rafe | 14 Comments

Michael Oakeshott. Sinc’s favourite philosopher

Update. Interesting to see that 90 people checked out the Oakeshott story, 27 had a look at the Guestroom, 23 read about Robert Manne, 10 read more about Peter Coleman and 7 checked out Hal Colebatch. Have a look at … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Rafe | 7 Comments