By Alan Moran
Rio Tinto’s [Paywall] announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a third of their total costs, smelters are industry’s bellwethers of future energy competitiveness and all four of Australia’s are on national suicide watch.
As a result of subsidies to wind and solar, these expensive and unreliable energy sources have caused high customer costs, both directly and indirectly, while also diverting the nation’s investment resources into avenues that actually damage the economy. Continue reading “The Rising Costs of the Climate War”
By Paul Driessen and Dr. Ned Mamula
The United States is also beholden to China for metals and minerals in energy, aerospace, defense, telecom and other industries. Joe Biden, AOC, Democrats and environmentalist groups would not just shut down fossil fuel production, pipelines and fuels for power generation and manufacturing. They would effectively turn our energy systems, manufacturing, defense, livelihoods and living standards over to China.
As a youngster in a post war London I was brought up on lamb and anchor butter from New Zealand.
My first dabble into TV commercials was with WOOLMARK NZ, in what became a successful attempt to slow down the ingress of synthetic fibre into the carpet market. I still meet sheep farmers around the world who greet me their thanks and a pint of beer.
I still delight in your butter and lamb which I can buy in my local supermarket, the latter at half the price of the local product sold in our village butchers shop.
What a strange world we live in now bombarded with the rhetoric of food miles let alone tourist miles. Continue reading “All Sheep and Cows are Green”
Ayn Rand saw it coming when she wrote in “Atlas Shrugged”:
… when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing—when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors—when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you—when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice—you may know that your society is doomed.
(Chapter II, “THE ARISTOCRACY OF PULL”.)
Environmentalist Michael Shellenberger was named Time magazine Heroes of the Environment (2008). He wrote an article for Forbes entitled On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.
According to Shellenberger, “Forbes has censored my article.” (https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1277611390195216390 30 June 2020)
The article has been reposted here: https://environmentalprogress.org/big-news/2020/6/29/on-behalf-of-environmentalists-i-apologize-for-the-climate-scare
Alternate PDF version: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/shellenberger-apology.pdf [303 kB]
By Dr. John Happs
United Nations officials knew there would be a number of environmental groups waiting in the wings to assist them in promoting climate alarmism and achieving the UN’s goals. Continue reading “HARNESSING THE UN’S TROJAN HORSE TO THE GREEN ZEALOT’S BANDWAGON”
By Ron Pike
It was the succinct Ronald Reagan who gave us the quote:
“A Government Department is the nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on earth.”
This quote became very relevant to me in recent weeks as I have been discussing the failed Murray-Darling Basin Plan with several members of Parliament and specifically with advisors to Federal Water Minister, Keith Pitt. Continue reading “WHEN THE MINISTER DOES NOT MINISTER”
By Dr. John Happs
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
Carl Sagan : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.
The modern road to Mulberry Money, Shin Plaster and Cubic Currency.
Today’s world is awash with Fiat Money.
“Fiat” means “let it be so”.
Fiat money is token currency supplied and regulated by governments and central banks. Its value relies on a government decree that it alone must be used as “legal tender” in paying for anything in that country. Its value falls as its supply increases.