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A Solution Worse Than the Disease

The discussion about what should and should not be ‘allowed’ on social media has been, to put it mildly, controversial. The latest PR panacea comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire, which has unveiled something it calls the Oversight Board, as a self-regulatory initiative intended to appease critics of their

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The BOM’s Astonishing One-Second Record

The case for anthropogenic (CO2 emissions) global warming (AGW ) rests not on an immutable law of carbon dioxide thermodynamics in the earth’s atmosphere but, rather, on a contorted, hyperbolic and misguided extrapolation of Swedish physicist Svante Arrhenius initial 1896 paper; On the influence of carbonic acid in the

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Absurdity Puts Its Skates On

Have you seen Torvill and Dean – Skating on Thin Ice?  I had the dubious pleasure of watching it the other night and seeing two highly talented celebrities lend their skills to the global warming/climate change/climate crisis bandwagon in a travel extravaganza, narrated by Stephen Fry, showcasing Alaska and

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BLM: Black Landlords Matter

Some of us, or lefties anyway, imagine Black Lives Matter (BLM) to be a charity something like the Red Cross or Brotherhood of St Laurence but without the op shops, its founders akin to Florence Nightingale or Albert Schweizer. As Wikipedia puts it with a typical Left narrative slant,

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She’ll Be Blight, Mate

In vintage Australia an attitude of mind prevails, encapsulated by the saying “She’ll be right, mate.” It’s a consoling, optimistic epithet. It gives rise to a species of presentism which collapses the future into today’s benign circumstances.  For example, China might be building its military assets, swallowing territory in

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Tim Flannery’s Latest Climate Triumph

Congrats to paleontologist Dr Tim Flannery for new international recognition in the peer-reviewed global climate literature. Dr Flannery is head of Australia’s Climate Council, a Fellow of the deep-green Australian Academy of Science, and previously federal Labor’s Climate Commissioner on a modest $180,000 a year for a three-day week. Now

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Congrats to paleontologist Dr Tim Flannery for new international recognition in the peer-reviewed global climate literature. Dr Flannery is head of Australia’s Climate Council, a Fellow of the deep-green Australian Academy of Science, and previously federal Labor’s Climate Commissioner on a modest $180,000 a year for a three-day week. He

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