An extract from my yet to be published memoirs. "In March 2000, when we learnt the Queen was going to Bourke, I said to my wife Gail I didn’t think we should intrude on what was the big event for Bourke locals-we were Sydneysiders. She said “Well you can please yourself. But Bourke is my … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth II and Bourke
ANOTHER QUOTE OF NOTE: From Whitehaven Coal boss Paul Flynn, who is riding high on astronomical coal prices, and worried our emissions reduction targets are out of step with the reality of delivery. “Wind and solar don’t provide reliable power. It is the definition of all care and no responsibility in the energy sector. You take … Continue reading Now Here’s Some Common Sense
I agree with every word of this! I am reminded of the old saying-You can fool some of the people all the time,and all of the people some of the time. But, you can't fool all the people all the time. CHRIS KENNY-06.08.2022-The Weekend Australian For a moment there, one of the teals could have … Continue reading RIDICULOUS – AND TERRIFYING
I love where I live. If you drive up (north) the Pacific Highway from the Sydney CBD, the road and the railway run almost in parallel, sticking to the ridge. It reminds me, on a somewhat smaller scale, that the first settlers took twenty-five years to find their way over the Blue Mountains. They expressed … Continue reading The Place Where I Live
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
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
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
This should be compulsory reading for all students at all levels (and their teachers/lecturers).
The Australian, 29 June 2022 The term existential was popularised in the 20th century by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, who believed that because there was no god, existence was absurd, life had no meaning and the individual therefore faced an existential crisis. In psychology, existential crises are inner conflicts characterised by the impression that life … Continue reading Richard Alston:Beware Existential Angst of the Climate Alarmists