I have a head of steam! Let me begin by explaining that for 80 years I have had extensive "grass roots" exposure to rural Australia from the Snowy Mountains (schoolboy) to the Murray Darling and Lake Eyre Basins and a year each in South and Western Australia. I spent the second half of May this … Continue reading The Environment
Month: July 2022
Climate Change and Renewables
I am astonished at the number of highly intelligent people who continue to take climate change as a “given” and the pursuit of renewables as the solution. Can’t they read and see what is happening in Germany, Britain, Sri Lanka and many other countries? Countries that have realised at the present state of technology (particularly … Continue reading Climate Change and Renewables
Energy and Modern Civilisation
Whilst this is long, it is so good that I believe it should be repeated in full. It approaches my favourite subject (obsessive?) from a different angle.
My friend Trevor Johnston has a great ability to succinctly communicate in his regular ”Cotton Wires”. People often ask me about agricultural land values. But I am an out of touch “has-been”. I liked the clarity of this- Australian farmland values continued to grow rapidly in 2021, with the national median price per hectare increasing by … Continue reading Land Values
Power, Poverty and the Deadly Cost Of Climate Zealotry-Bjorn Lomborg
This should be compulsory reading for all students at all levels (and their teachers/lecturers).