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”
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’”
Climate change activists would never distort and misrepresent data regarding the Great Barrier Reef, would they?
Continue reading “Don’t Move or the Reef Gets It! (Update)”
In March 2016, The Marcus Review gave a full account of how Tasmania’s energy scandal came about, before concluding the bleeding obvious:
When all is said and done, the cost of the 200 temporary diesel generators alone could come close to (or exceed) what it cost to build the Tamar Valley gas plant. It all depends on when Basslink can be fixed. Using the figures at the very top of this article, the diesel bill will sail over $100 million if Basslink isn’t functioning within three months – which is almost half the Tamar Valley build cost of $230 million. Just stop and think about that for a minute.
On top of this, there’ll also be the cost of building a second Basslink cable (which should have been done in the first place*) and re-commissioning the Tamar Valley gas plant and then doing goodness knows what to it after that. There will also be many more consequential costs on top of this (e.g. millions on government inquiries, ‘re-structuring’ and the like).
One thing is for sure, the short term money that Hydro Tasmania made between 2012 and 2014 will be completely and utterly dwarfed by the cost of this mess.
Continue reading “The Cost of Tasmania’s Energy Scandal”