A Glimmer ??? An Extract from ‘The Economist’-25.02.22

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Russia to express their shock and anger over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. OVD-Info, a human rights group, said more than 1,700 people had been detained by police. The protests are the largest since the regime arrested Alexei Navalny, the main opposition leader, last year. Mr Navalny condemned the war, … Continue reading A Glimmer ??? An Extract from ‘The Economist’-25.02.22

View from a Purlewaugh farm: climate variability, not change

Bob Freebairn 9 Aug 2021, 5:30 a.m. Purlewaugh long term rainfall trend. Similar to many central northern NSW areas, trending slightly upwards, contrary to many beliefs on climate change effects. Purlewaugh long term rainfall trend. Similar to many central northern NSW areas, trending slightly upwards, contrary to many beliefs on climate change effects. In many … Continue reading View from a Purlewaugh farm: climate variability, not change

Global Warming/Climate Change

Two recent developments should have put paid to the fundamental underlying assumption that human caused emissions of carbon dioxide (and other so called greenhouse gasses) are a major factor in the very moderate actual increase in global temperatures. The first development was the fact that when human emissions dropped significantly during the Global Financial Crisis … Continue reading Global Warming/Climate Change

The Importance of Electricity to the Developing World

 Global coal use soaring, expected to set new record in 2022 Robert Bryce, The Hill, 23 July 2021Call it an inconvenient truth, but the global economy is fueled by electricity, much of it produced from coal, and that will not change anytime soon. Electricity use and economic growth go hand in hand. And as global electricity demand … Continue reading The Importance of Electricity to the Developing World