Page 1of 1Facts on Australia’s Electricity DilemmaIt is unwise for Australia to rely on weather dependent wind, solar and hydro for electricity generation as the continent is noted for having the world’s most variable and unpredictable weather ill matched to electricity demand which is characterised by reliability and predictability.Unlike many countries Australia will never have … Continue reading Energy

Matt Ridley-I can’t get too much of this guy!

MATT RIDLEYmarch 12 2018, 12:01am, the timesMy cure for Disease X? A bit of positivitymatt ridleyDoom-mongering about a hypothetical threat to humanity is a symptom of people’s tendency towards pessimism ‘Deadly new epidemic called Disease X could kill millions, scientists warn,” read one headline at the weekend. “WHO issues global alert for potential pandemic,” read … Continue reading Matt Ridley-I can’t get too much of this guy!

Humanity’s Best Days Lie Ahead

Home >Blog >Munk debatePublished on: Sunday, 08 November, 2015Munk Debate, Toronto, 6 November 2105I took part in a Munk debate on 6 November, in which Steven Pinker and I argued that "humanity's best days lie ahead" while Malcolm Gladwell and Alain de Botton argued against us. It was entertaining and we shifted the audience our way a little, … Continue reading Humanity’s Best Days Lie Ahead


In these grim cold days of carbon taxes and incompetent Government,falling confidence and retail sales (David Jones), we all need something to cheer us up. Have a listen to Matt Ridley,The Rational Optimist. It is very refreshing.