Given the rarity of cyclones these days, a Category 4 system was all it took for Climate Church Junior Wizard, Adam Bandt, to come rushing out with this hyperbolic untruth:
“Building a new coal fired power station now is like knowing cigarettes cause cancer but starting your kids on a pack a day, or knowing asbestos kills but building your family home with it anyway,” Mr. Bandt said.
“If Malcolm Turnbull uses scarce public money to build a new coal-fired power station he’ll have blood on his hands. The more coal we burn, the more intense extreme weather events like Cyclone Debbie will be. People will suffer.”
(PS: here’s The Sydney Morning Herald refusing to include the ‘blood on his hands bit’. And they wonder why we don’t trust them anymore?!).
(PPS: Dear SMH, I’ve taken a screen shot of your article with a word search showing zero hits for the word ‘blood’ – so please resist any urge you may have to engage in some funny stuff and say that it was all my imagination).
Continue reading “Extreme Cyclone Carbon Theory Refuses to Die”
I’m really starting to wonder about what’s going on at Sky News. While the television coverage is more or less balanced, the news website is becoming a sick joke.
Yesterday, I drew the line with this pathetic ‘story’ about how climate change is going to result in more ‘extreme’ cyclones. Not right now of course, but just you wait:
Queensland has unusually dodged them this season but more destructive cyclones will be unleashed on the Sunshine State in future, according to the authors of a new report.
The Climate Council will release its ‘Cranking up the
horseshit intensity: Climate change and extreme weather events’ report on Wednesday.
Continue reading “Doubling Down at the Church of Climate Change”
One thing that should give us cause for optimism for 2017 and beyond is oil. You know, the stuff the left-intelligentsia said we were supposed to have run out of by now – but which the Saudis recently reminded us that there’s more than we know what to do with.
Contrary to popular belief, low oil prices are not necessarily a good thing. Even when economic times are good, low oil prices are inflationary and can be the sign of bad things to come (e.g. the 1990s leading up to the Asian Economic Crisis). Alternatively, as we’ve recently found out, low oil prices can also be a symptom of tough economic times due to low demand and activity in key economies in Europe and the USA. Indeed, you don’t see many people cheering the super low petrol prices we’ve seen recently. After all, there’s little use in having plenty of cheap fuel to put in your car if you’ve got nowhere to go.
Continue reading “Saudis Lose Game of Chicken With USA”
The day after the South Australian storms, it was obvious to TMR and anybody with above Gump-level IQ what had happened and why.
Continue reading “Joining the Dots – One Wind Farm at a Time”
As Perth completed its coldest September in 120 years of record, it didn’t take long for Jo Nova to be on the case:
In the last 120 years in Perth there has never been a September as cold as this one. We know that thanks to Chris Gillham, who has been tracking Western Australian weather in detail for years at WAClimate.net.
Continue reading “We’re All Gonna Fry”
South Australia’s government, the rabbid left and the rent-seeking renewables industry had this coming and deserve every little bit of what comes their way.
Here is the latest nonsense they are trying to peddle:
Continue reading “How Are Those Renewables Going?”
TMR’s European tour continues at Lake Como.
On being overwhelmed by the incredible scenery, TMR noticed something quite interesting and decided to investigate further.
Continue reading “It Still Snows at Lake Como”
In the Cask of Amontillado, one of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, we hear of a man named Fortunato who is bricked up alive in a wine cellar, and left to die.
Imagine for a moment you find yourself in that wine cellar a couple of hours later. You can hear Fortunato’s cries for help, but before you can rescue him, you must find a way to break down the brick wall. It doesn’t matter how much you want to rescue him, unless you find a way to break down the brick wall he is doomed.
We find ourselves in a chillingly similar circumstances today, with the issue of “climate change” (Anthropogenic Global Warming – AGW). No matter how scientifically literate you are, and no matter how good your polemic skills may be, you will repeatedly come up against the brick wall of “but the science is settled – (insert name of Prof or research institution here) says so.”
Continue reading “Guest Post – CDP Senate Candidate, Dr Mark Imisides”
A week ago, The Marcus Review started counting the cost of Tasmania’s energy scandal before wondering if Hydro Tasmania had learnt anything from the experience:
Tasmania currently completely renewable
For the first time this year, mainland Tasmania is being continuously and completely powered by renewable energy.
Over the past week, Hydro Tasmania has stopped all diesel generation and wound back gas to prevent spill in smaller hydro storages because of high inflows.
Yesterday, the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) at the Tamar Valley Power Station was turned off, as continued high inflows push storages close to spilling at a number of locations.
Jo Nova brings our attention to yet another slice of the pie of incompetence being smashed into our faces:
Continue reading “Hydro Tasmania Does it ‘Nature’s Way’”