Monthly Archives: February 2012

Greens and Humanity

I think there is something seriously wrong with a point of view in which the struggles of the impoverished are secondary to preserving nature as it is, simply for ideological reasons. For the more radical environmentalists, the needs of human … Continue reading

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Lindzen: Reconsidering the Climate Change Act

James Delingpole set up a beautiful introduction for a speech by Richard Lindzen to the UK House of Commons. Professor Richard Lindzen is one of the world’s greatest atmospheric physicists: perhaps the greatest. What he doesn’t know about the science behind … Continue reading

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Fun with wealth redistribution

Bob Hawke has a piece in The Australian, urging the Labor party to get on with the job of governing the country. Still a great party loyalist, he touts the benefits of the current government’s policies, as you would expect, … Continue reading

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Rudd resigns as foreign minister

Weeks of intense Labor leadership speculation has ended with Kevin Rudd resigning as foreign minister. This morning The Australian reported that Gillard had intended to sack Rudd from his post, but as was the case the last time he was … Continue reading

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Solar flushing money down the drain

Bjorn Lomborg writes on the inefficiencies of Germany’s solar power subsidies (subscription required). Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion”, doling out generous subsidies totalling more than $US130 billion to citizens to invest in solar energy, according to … Continue reading

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Monckton and those damn miners

Graham Readfern’s getting a bit jittery about skeptics getting their point of view across. His article in The Age bears a picture of a rather sinister-looking Lord Monckton. As I watched the video last Tuesday evening, news was just emerging  … Continue reading

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GetUp’s pointless crusade

David Penberthy writes in the Herald Sun: Harvey is the subject of a highly personalised attack by the Left-wing activist group Get Up and the environmental organisation Market for Change, which has decided to make some groovy little YouTube ads ripping … Continue reading

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