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
It seems I wrote this paper/speech in 1998 - 22 years ago. It reminds me of the saying "that the more things change, the more they remain the same" The On-Farm and Industry Consequences of Environmentally Driven Land and Water Regulations (A Darling River Farmer’s Perspective) Speaker: David Boyd, Managing Director, Clyde Agriculture Ltd Environmentally … Continue reading Agriculture and Environmentalism
Forecasting for COVID-19 has failed John P.A. Ioannidis1, Sally Cripps2, Martin A. Tanner3 1 Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, and Departments of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics, Stanford University, and Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), Stanford, California, USA2 School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney and … Continue reading The Challenges of Modelling
“The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved.”
In so many key issues faced by mankind the best resolution is not at the extremes, but in a mid-course approach. A cursory reading of this latest report suggests to me that the panel has approached their task by weighing the merits of two extreme views. Total removal of the barrages on one hand and … Continue reading The Lower Lakes of South Australia
“The suggestion that environmental water be given up for irrigation in times of drought implies that the environment does not need water during a drought". The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder has told the Inquiry that evidence shows that this is not the case. Ugh? I thought that under natural conditions that is exactly what the … Continue reading Droughts and the Environment
Mike Boyd Apr 21 · 9 min read If — 6 months ago — you opined that the world would be locked down in the various ways we have seen unfold in the past month, you would have drawn ire and eye-rolling on a biblical scale. To quote the lyrics to People’s Faces by Kate Tempest; Was that a pivotal … Continue reading A Time Like No Other
The inference that "society" and the "economy" are different, even conflicting issues, needs to be quashed. When will our well meaning "do-gooders" recognise that the greatest contributing factor towards a nation having a compassionate society is to have a thriving economy.
RJ SMITH Italian soldiers wait for coffins they took from the Bergamo area are unloaded at a cemetery near Milan in Northern Italy. Picture: AP 12:00AM APRIL 2, 2020 We are in the midst of the strangest event of our lives. Societies have shut down. Families and whole nations face financial ruin. Walking the streets … Continue reading Witch-burning cure will be deadlier than the virus.
I was greatly attracted by this article from grazier George King. It is very much in line with my thinking. photo: George King Published on March 13, 2020 George King Managing Director at The Whitney Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, "Coombing Park" Many people must be incredibly perplexed as to why the environmental discussion has abandoned real … Continue reading Religion of Carbon, the devil is in the doctrine