Pioneers, Builders, and Termites.

Guest essay by Viv Forbes To compete in today’s world we need to score well on resource availability, capital assets, energy costs, tax burden and workforce/management. It also helps to have secure property rights and a sound currency. Today’s Australia scores poorly on all counts. In 1901, the year of Federation, Australia was the richest…

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Welcome to the frozone

Extreme negative temperatures out-number extreme positive temperatures on the planet today, with a spread of over 100ºF. Eagle airport in upper Alaska on the Yukon River is one such example: Source: http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/PAEG.html No word yet on whether this is a new record low temperature. And there’s more…

New paper: Clouds blown by the solar wind

This paper suggests a terrestrial impact on cloud cover from the interplanetary electric field (IEF) via the global electric circuit. A primer video on the GEC is below. Clouds blown by the solar wind M Voiculescu et al 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 045032 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045032 Abstract In this letter we investigate possible relationships between the cloud…