Letter to The Editor, The Economist-21st April,2021 I am not a scientist, but I can read, observe and think. I am concerned that our (mankind's) response to climate change is rather like our use of wide lockdowns in response to COVID-19-a response that in many cases appears to do more damage than the “disease”. I … Continue reading Global Warming aka Climate Change
There are clear reasons for climate optimism in a CO2-enriched world Arguments against climate alarm (and forced energy transformation) should be highlighted to counter the Malthusian notion that self-interested economic progress is engendering climate chaos. Robert L Bradley Jr, LifeSite News Opinion, May 7, 2021 https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/there-are-clear-reasons-for-climate-optimism-in-a-co2-enriched-world May 7, 2021 (AIER) — A debate between climate optimist John Christy (University of … Continue reading Climate Change Ideology -Balance Needed
Belated Posting-written from my Hospital Bed Tuesday, 22nd December,2000 What a year! Both on a personal front with the horrors of the global pandemic providing the background music. As usual I approach this task from a self-centred chronological perspective. I fear I will overlook major family events. Once again I am very aware of how … Continue reading Christmas Greetings and Newsletter
Stay curious, find comfort in being wrong and create a "challenge circle" of people who actively challenge your beliefs - these are all steps towards knowing what you don't know according to Adam Grant. And he argues in today's rapidly changing work environment questioning your beliefs, rethinking and even unlearning are key skills. Adam is an … Continue reading Behaviour-This Struck a Chord
Matt Ridley: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About ScienceThe Wall Street Journal, 9 October 2020 The scientific method remains the best way to solve many problems, but bias, overconfidence and politics can sometimes lead scientists astray The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched the bond between the public and the scientific profession as never before. Scientists … Continue reading My Favourite Commentator Nails It
The Menzies Group--- Initial Draft Notes The Menzies Group has been formed by a group of concerned scientists, economists, historians politicians and farmers who are alarmed at the extreme position being taken by the Wentworth Group of scientists. The aim of the Menzies Group is to achieve a more balanced position. It fears that if … Continue reading A Response to the Wentworth Group Written by me in 2002. An Idea that should be pursued.
Bill Gates, formerly CEO, chief software architect, and chair of Microsoft, and now devoting his brainpower and passion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has expressed reservations about how the US specifically, and the world on general, is handling the pandemic crisis. “If we had built up the diagnostic, therapeutic, and vaccine platforms, and … Continue reading The Virus
The Spectator https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/do-we-want-to-follow-st-jacinda-and-price-our-industry-out-of-existence/ Alan Moran 10 July 2020 Rio Tinto’s announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices this week is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a … Continue reading The Australian Electricity Dilemma-Alan Moran Nails It