Save Queensland Rural Colleges: Priorities for the Bush, by Viv Forbes. The executive director of the Saltbush Club, Mr Viv Forbes, said that for too long tax payers have watched federal agencies like CSIRO waste money on climate models that do not work, on carbon accounting that is not needed, on never-ending climate jamborees and Continue reading Save Queensland Rural Colleges: Priorities for the Bush
Fires Expose Green Folly: Shall We Count the Ways? By Viv Forbes. Green Folly locked up 11% of Australia in a tinder-box of bushfire fuel, much of which is now burnt or burning. Green Folly closed forest tracks and gates, expelled foresters and timber-workers and prevented property owners from removing flammable fuel from their own Continue reading Fires Expose Green Folly: Shall We Count the Ways?
57 Bushfire Inquiries isn’t enough. We need one more for leaders to hide behind. By Joanne Nova. Big Government strangles our ecosystems just like it strangles scientific research. Australia has had 57 bushfire inquiries since 1939. We knew what was coming and we knew how to stop it, and we’ve known for eighty years (and Continue reading 57 Bushfire Inquiries isn’t enough. We need one more for leaders to hide behind.
Saltbush Club: Smash the Paris Climate Shackles! By Viv Forbes. A new lobby has called for Australia to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Calling itself “The Saltbush Club” the group includes top scientists and engineers covering every aspect of the global warming/energy debate, as well as representatives from small business, big business, farmers and Continue reading Saltbush Club: Smash the Paris Climate Shackles!
Aboriginals didn’t need a water bomber to save them from Government nurtured firestorms, by Viv Forbes. Fires lit by Aboriginal men and women created the landscape of Australia. … Their fires created and maintained grasslands and open forests and extinguished all flora and fauna unable to cope with frequent burn-offs. Early white explorers and settlers Continue reading Aboriginals didn’t need a water bomber to save them from Government nurtured firestorms
Dollar Bills smother the Reef, by Viv Forbes. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has become a money magnet for those with green political agendas. The climax of this green racket was the sudden dumping of $444 million by the Australian Government into a small foundation controlled by big businesses and groups committed to one side of Continue reading Dollar Bills smother the Reef
Australian politicians again show “Real Genius”, by Viv Forbes. Back in the chaotic dying days of the Whitlam-Cairns-Connor government, Canberra was buzzing with Rex Connor’s grand plans for a national energy grid and gas pipelines linking the NW Shelf to the capital cities, all to be funded by massive foreign loans arranged by a mysterious Continue reading Australian politicians again show “Real Genius”
Blackouts Stalk Green Energy Utopia, a fictional view of the future by Viv Forbes. It is 7pm on a cold still night in the city which boasts “100% Green Energy”. Thousands of electric cars are in their garages plugged into chargers; electric lights, heaters and TVs are running; electric stoves are cooking dinner, electric trains Continue reading Blackouts Stalk Green Energy Utopia
Back to Bolted-Down Industries, by Viv Forbes. Once upon a time Australia was attractive to processing, refining and manufacturing industries using our abundant mineral and food resources, our reliable low-cost coal-fired electricity and a workforce trained in technical skills. No longer. Australia used to have 11 oil refineries, spread around the country. There are just Continue reading Back to Bolted-Down Industries
Signs of Sanity shock the Green World, by Viv Forbes. Coming soon after the UK Brexit which rejected the EU green octopus, the US Clexit will encourage Clexit efforts in places like central Europe, Canada and even in the decaying green swamp-lands in Germany and France. And at WattsUp: Cartoons with thanks to Josh: http://www.cartoonsbyjosh.com Continue reading Signs of Sanity shock the Green World
Canberra’s zero emissions target brought forward 10 years to 2020, by Kirsten Lawson. The ACT’s move to 100 per cent renewable energy will cost taxpayers an extra $117 million a year at its peak in 2020, the government says, moving this week to bring forward its zero-emissions target by a decade. Environment Minister Simon Corbell Continue reading “Zero Emissions” will Test the Convictions of Canberrans
South Australian power: Energy Minister to be given more control in state’s $500m plan to secure future, by Nick Harmsen. The South Australian Government has announced it will spend more than $500 million to build a new gas-fired power plant and Australia’s largest battery as it moves to secure the state’s energy supplies. Announcing the Continue reading South Australian power: Energy Minister to be given more control in state’s $500m plan to secure future
Why Big Mining loves Big Green, by Viv Forbes. The Labor/Green coalition in Australia has declared war on coal, oil and gas. So why is Big Mining not fighting back? … [BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Glencore, and Shell] employ competent geologists, physicists and chemists who could tell them that CO2 is not a pollutant and Continue reading Why Big Mining loves Big Green