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60 Minutes of schlock

  CBS last February ran a hefty piece ‘Climate Change’s Role in Australia’s Fires’. It features Australia’s ex-Prime Minister  Malcolm Turnbull calling his ex-colleagues dangerous idiots… Timing is everything, not just in the stockmarket but in the media’s climate reports. America’s 60 Minutes on CBS last February ran a hefty piece ‘Climate Change’s Role in Australia’s Fires’. … Continue reading

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Net-Zero by 2050? Australia’s Opposition Leader Goes for Broke

It’s symptomatic of the madness besetting Australia that the States (Labor and conservative-led) have all subscribed to the net-zero-2050 mantra. So has the clueless Australian Academy of Science. So have scores of nations. Where will it all end? There’s no great mystery about what Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s net-zero-by-2050 emissions announcement last weekend will cost. … Continue reading

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What a Piece of Work is Mann

… Whatever other praise Mann might merit,  if any, it’s not for defending “free and open” scientific debate on climate. In advocacy against fossil fuel emissions, Mann stands at the pinnacle, worldwide. Warmists should remember, you are judged by the company you keep. The year 2020 has hardly started and already Michael “HockeyStick” Mann has … Continue reading

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Climate journalism: More ‘disinterest’ would be nice

I had the privilege last month of hearing Jo Chandler (above), former environment writer for The Age, describing how she’s pursued her craft of writing about global warming. Whoops, she gave the whole game away! I’ve not previously heard a journalist disclose media people’s behind-the-news-desk strategies to boost the alarmist narrative. Chandler  has written two … Continue reading

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Discomfort and Dismay at the Parkville Asylum

29th December 2019 Melbourne University’s famously loopy Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) was hung out to dry the other day by one of its lunchtime panellists, Professor Jon Barnett,  at the uni’s Elisabeth Murdoch building. MSSI’s audience of climate zealots couldn’t believe their ears. (listen to the audio here). A political geographer, Barnett (pictured above) agrees with the human-caused CO2 … Continue reading