Turnbull (centre) with deputy leader Julie Bishop (right) and Helen Coonan (left) in July 2009.

Aussie PM Climate Advice to Drought Affected Farmers: “Resilience is the Key”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australia’s Prime Minister on a “listening tour” visit to drought afflicted farmers has explained that since climate change is making droughts more frequent, they’ll just have to be resilient. Farming needs to adapt to climate change: PM The federal government will lean on the states to help communities suffering from…

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Open Thread – trying out a new comment system

Hello, Now that the move has been successful, I’m trying out a new commenting system plugin called WPDISCUZ. You can read more about it here. https://wpdiscuz.com/ The original comment editor I installed last week didn’t work properly for everyone, and it screwed up comment indentation, so I had to disable it. Try it out, leave a…

A viable solar battery solution, or another boondoggle?

On the surface, this looks promising. OTOH, often when you look below the surface, things aren’t what they are advertised to be. A good example is Elon Musk’s solar battery boondoggle in Australia. Large mega-batteries are difficult to implement, and very expensive to build and maintain, they also require special hookups to the grid and…

Climategate is not like Watergate – Time for the Leaker to Try Again?

Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Climategate is a name that will stick, just like the Greenhouse Effect, but both are very poor analogies. The Earth’s atmosphere does not work like a greenhouse except in peripheral ways. Similarly, Climategate is only like Watergate because previously unknown information was released. Beyond that, the events diverge profoundly because…

Study: Stock market to crash due to looming “carbon bubble”

From the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE and the “peak carbon” department, comes this gloom and doom study which is just a thinly veiled “divest from fossil fuels now” strategy like the one Bill McKibben and 350.org keeps pushing. ‘Carbon bubble’ coming that could wipe trillions from the global economy — study Fossil fuel stocks have long been…