A Tourniquet Around Our Necks to Stop a Nosebleed

I have said right from the beginning, starting fifteen years ago, that I was unconvinced by arguments for anthropogenic global warming for the simple reason that there is no correlation between human activity and global changes in climate. People who think as I do have been compared to holocaust deniers, heretics, creationists, crop circle enthusiasts, …

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Reason on Drug Decriminalisation

Decriminalisation is legalisation. If something is not treated as a crime, and no sanctions are imposed, then it is legal. I enjoy Reason Magazine – I am a Kindle subscriber. But I do find Reason’s constant nagging about the pointlessness of the ‘War on Drugs’ frustrating. A free society always has to tolerate some behaviours which …

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Dud Climate Prophecies Have a Long History

In 1989 the UN was telling us that entire nations would be wiped off the earth if global warming were not reversed by the year 2000. As Donna Laframboise points out, since this hasn’t happened, aren’t we at least entitled to an explanation from the same people issuing the same warnings twenty years later? If …

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And Right On Cue

Five minutes after I posted the previous article about global warming alarmists losing debates and resorting to insults, an article by professor of psychology Stephan Lewandowksy appeared on the ABC’s Drum website. It starts off well enough: Science is self-correcting. In the long run, occasional errors that slip into the peer-reviewed literature are ironed out. …

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When Does Someone Cease to be a Person?

Any doctor or family members considering turning off a ventilator or withholding food and water from someone who is ‘brain dead,’ or to use the currently preferred term, in a persistent vegetative state, should read the article Reborn by Steve Boggan in the UK Guardian first. We have always been told there is no recovery from …

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Ignoring Reality

In a natural follow up to the story below, where a bunch of toddlers attempt to pretend something does not exist, the UK government and the BBC pretend something does exist – cheap renewable energy. Christopher Booker writes in The Telegraph: What is the maddest thing going on in Britain today? There may be many competitors …

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Dead Polar Bear

I was on my way to work yesterday when I saw this dead polar bear on the side of the road. It is tragic that melting ice forced this magnificent creature to leave its home and swim all the way across the Pacific and around the coast of Australia, only to be killed by a careless …

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Facts on CO2 and Climate Change

Facts have defeated the climate alarmist juggernaut. It still lumbers on like a gigantic zombie looking for brains to devour. Poor thing. It does most of its lumbering in universities and Labor Party gatherings, where brains are in short supply. This is part of a speech to be given by Perth geologist David Archibald at the …

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AIDS Success in Zimbabwe – Another Unsurprising Surprise

Given the demonisation of the Catholic Church’s position on the use of condoms, you might be excused for thinking that the science was settled: promotion of condom use is the most effective method of reducing HIV infection. In fact, as the UN’s own study showed, condom promotion has never been effective in preventing AIDS. See Broken …

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Climate Science by, Like, a Scientist

The opinions of politicians, singers and film stars on the state of the climate and what should be done about it, are eagerly sought by the populist press. As a partial consequence of this, the populist press is becoming less and less popular. On the other hand, the ABC and other leftist media organisations are quick to dismiss climate realists …

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So Scary It’s Profitable

A couple of excerpts from Matt Ridley, writing in The Australian: No matter how many scares are proved wrong, the next set of dispatches of doom are treated with the same reverential respect. Remember what the media said about the Y2K computer bug? “This is not a prediction, it is a certainty: there will be serious …

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Is The Age Finally Seeing the Light?

Although The Age is a left leaning paper, I was a regular reader up until a few years ago. I am not sure what changed, but it seemed to me that The Age was no longer content with giving people the news and then saying ‘This is what we think about it.’ Instead ‘what we think …

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Jackboots on Viscount Monckton

A few days ago Viscount Monckton suggested that those who think like professional climate boogeymen Ross Garnaut are on a short road to fascism. Cue legacy media frenzy of horror. His comments were bizarre, appalling, distasteful, etc, etc. He should be disinvited from everything and no one should ever be seen near him again. Yeah, but, yeah, but …

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Andrew Turnbull on Climate Policy

Lord Turnbull was Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for the Environment from 1994 to 1998, and Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service 2002-05. He has written a twenty page briefing paper for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. It is called The Really Inconvenient Truth Or “It ain’t necessarily so.” You can download …

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Straight From Rubbish Tip To You

That was Louie the fly, in the famous Mortein ads. But it might as well have been organic food, except then it would need to be ‘Straight from manure pile to you.’ Health authorities were issuing warnings years ago about the increased dangers of ‘organic’ foods. Take this, from the Angelo State University in 2001, …

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