GREENS LAUNCH ATTACK ON… Trucks?

Electric vehicles might be okay for suburb hopping in big cities, but I doubt there is a farm in Australia that would be able to run without any petrol or diesel. The Greens’ calls to ‘rapidly transition to electric vehicles‘ for their net zero economy by 2035 shows they have no clue of the energy requirements in transport, industry and agriculture.

Following is Malcolm Robert’s speech to the Australian Senate:

FORGET CARBON DIOXIDE: THE REAL THREATS COME FROM ABOVE AND BELOW

By Dr John Happs

“The history of any one part of the Earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror.”

 Dr Derek Victor Ager, British paleontologist (1923-1993) in his book:  “The Nature of the Stratigraphical Record” (1973)

There are more species around today than at any other time in Earth’s history yet it is widely accepted that, of all biological species that have lived on Earth, more than 90% became extinct long before humans came along. Today, there is an acknowledged rate of ongoing extinctions called the background rate whereby species naturally disappear over time.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/background-extinction

Continue reading “FORGET CARBON DIOXIDE: THE REAL THREATS COME FROM ABOVE AND BELOW”

When Bushfire Destroyed the Town of Dwellingup

Here is a dramatization of the events surrounding the destruction of the town of Dwellingup in Western Australia in January 1961. It was written and narrated by Roger Underwood. Other voices are provided by professional actors. The stories are by real people, and are taken from Roger Underwood’s book Tempered by Fire.

It was broadcast as three episodes by Perth community radio station Capital Radio FM.

This is a unique production, with real people recalling real events in the real bushfire world. It also has some underlying messages. One of these is that the so-called “unprecedented weather” on the eastern seaboard last summer was nothing new in Australian history at all. Another is the futility of trying to control bushfires burning in heavy fuels under strong winds.

https://www.capitalcommunityradio.com/podcasts.html

In case the links move too far down the list over time, here are the direct links to the audio files (approx. 15~20 min. each):

Episode 1:
https://staging.capitalcommunityradio.com/interviews/Tempered%20by%20Fire%20Episode%201.mp3

Episode 2:
https://staging.capitalcommunityradio.com/interviews/Tempered%20by%20Fire%20Episode%202.mp3

Episode 3:
https://staging.capitalcommunityradio.com/interviews/Tempered%20by%20Fire%20Episode%203.mp3

Waiting for Wind

By Viv Forbes

Australia’s elected appeasers
Push mad energy plans, just as teasers.
But while coal powers Asians
And nukes help Caucasians
Dumb Aussies sit praying for breezes!

Read More?
China Loves Coal more than Wind:
https://saltbushclub.com/2021/01/12/china-loves-coal-more-than-wind/

Electricity generation in China:
https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics?country=CHINA&fuel=Energy%20supply&indicator=ElecGenByFuel

China’s Coal output Surges:
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/chinas-2020-coal-output-rises-to-highest-since-2015-undermining-climate-pledges-2021-01-17

U.S. electricity generation by energy source:
https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

The Green Road to Blackouts:
https://saltbushclub.com/2020/09/01/green-road-to-blackouts/

After Wind Speeds Dropped, UK Electricity Prices Rose 10,000%:
https://climatechangedispatch.com/wind-speeds-dropped-uk-electricity-prices-rose/

Zero Emissions

By Viv Forbes

“Zero emissions” requires no diesel, petrol or gas-fuelled cars, trucks, tractors or dozers and no burning of coal or gas for electricity generation. But without nuclear power or a massive increase in hydro-electricity, green energy will not support metal refining or manufacturing, and domestic electricity usage will be rationed. “Zero emissions” will also force closure of most cement plants, mechanised farms and feed lots and will demand nuclear or wind-powered submarines, destroyers and bulk carriers. Continue reading “Zero Emissions”

Solar Panels and Snow Don’t Mix


Solar panels have compounds that are semiconductors, the physics that governs these components do not “like” extremes in temperature.

And the solar energy has to get to the semi-conductors. Who is going to clean off the snow?

The Institute for Energy research (IER) reports:
“Record cold temperatures have hit parts of Europe and Asia causing electricity prices to spike as the normal generating supplies of electricity could not keep prices in check. Spain registered its coldest temperature on record, at -35.6 degrees Celsius, and several areas of the country, including Madrid, are under 18 inches or more of snow and may get record-breaking snowfalls. The electricity price in Spain soared to nearly €95 ($116) per megawatt hour—up 123 percent from prices the previous week and nearly three times higher than the 2020 average.”

From: https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/extreme-cold-and-lower-renewable-energy-output-spike-electricity-prices-in-europe-and-asia/

Coal Powers China (while the west waits for winds to blow)

By Viv Forbes

While the West wages war on coal, hydro-carbons power China’s industrial and military might.

China uses massive amounts of coal to generate electricity, smelt metals and manufacture cement – they generate almost twice as much electricity as the USA, and two thirds of that is coal-powered.

In China, wind power is a token 5% (probably earning carbon offsets from western shysters). But the stop-start power from wind/solar is not allowed to interrupt reliable base-load generators like coal. Continue reading “Coal Powers China (while the west waits for winds to blow)”

Renewable Struggles and Deceptions in California:

By David Wojick

The renewables scam is breathtaking, and not just in California. Nationwide we are spending untold billions of dollars on huge batteries, trying to keep the erratic nature of renewables from crashing the electric power system. But these stabilization efforts are routinely portrayed as storage for when renewables do not run. Stabilization is the opposite of storage. We are being lied to about renewables.

Read the full article:
https://www.cfact.org/2021/01/16/california-secretly-struggles-with-renewables/

Groupthink, Pal Review and Climate Fraud

By Dr. John Happs

A little over two decades ago, Dr. Irving Janis, professor of psychology at Yale University, published Groupthink in which he explained how a group of like-minded people could share a common belief or goal whilst completely ignoring any evidence that challenged that belief.

Groupthink occurs when members of a group share a feeling of solidarity and a desire to maintain relationships within the group. Janis pointed out that the “superglue” of solidarity within the group often causes their thinking to be impaired.

Climate alarmism driven by a number of activist scientists, stands out as a prime example of groupthink. The emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia pointed to a group of scientists, intent on promoting catastrophic anthropogenic global warming alarmism whilst ignoring evidence to the contrary and defending their climate alarmism at all costs. Those scientists were closely affiliated with the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and therein was the problem.

Read the full article at:

https://papundits.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/groupthink-pal-review-and-climate-fraud/

Federation Failures

By Viv Forbes

Colonial Australians voted for Federation for four key reasons – Defence, Foreign Affairs, Quarantine and the maintenance of Free Trade between States.

Our Federation is failing in all four areas.

In Defence we send our soldiers into un-winnable foreign wars, and then spurn and short-change the veterans who come back. The media and some top brass have smeared all soldiers because a few have been accused of war crimes (probably while attempting to stay alive themselves). And while the Indo-Pacific prepares for war, we play gender games and climate games instead of war games, and waste zillions on inferior submarines and fighter aircraft.

Our mis-management of Foreign Affairs has given China (our biggest foreign customer) an excuse for a bullying, costly trade war. And our cavalier signing of several UN “agreements” on climate and environment surrenders our sovereignty to unelected foreign bureaucrats, and exports our jobs and industries.

Our futile attempts to lock out viruses that may be able to hitch-hike on migratory birds, bats, traders and tourists have just slowed the normal process of adapting to these pests. Summer warmth may have done more to curb Covid in northern Australia than all the lockdowns.

State Premiers, drunk on Covid-power, have made a mockery of Section 92 of our Constitution (“trade, and commerce… among the states, shall be absolutely free.”) They have driven thousands into bankruptcy, leaving the feds to pick up the tab. With workers kept in paid idleness by state lockdowns and federal handouts, there is no labour for farm harvests.

We should be free to lock or unlock our own homes or businesses. But politicians shut state borders with little warning, even creating locked-down mini-states. Police who should be fighting real crime are checking face masks and patrolling Covid prisons, while soldiers prepare for war against tourists and traders instead of focussing on our capacity to respond to threats in our region.

Our Federation is being destroyed by Centralism, state irresponsibility and green vandalism. The bloated federal and state bureaucracies are far larger and more costly than were ever imagined by the Fathers of Federation. Almost every state function is now duplicated by Canberra. A recent invention, the unconstitutional “National Cabinet”, is a harbinger of yet more centralisation and globalism as the Great Covid Reset merges with the Green Revolution.

We must restore the dreams of federation by:

  • restoring free trade with no bureaucratic locked gates.
  • restoring our industrial capability, based on cheap reliable coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power.
  • repealing all green energy subsidies, mandates tax breaks and emissions targets  and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • ensuring emergency supplies of gas and liquid fuels.
  • building a credible defence force and good alliances.

Related Readings:

Australia’s Great Lamb Wall:
https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/12/australia-on-the-lamb-2021/

Afghanistan: The Fevered Imaginations of the REMFs:
https://wentworthreport.com/afghanistan-the-fevered-imaginations-of-the-remfs/

The F-35 Just Keeps Getting Worse:
https://wentworthreport.com/the-f-35-just-keeps-getting-worse/
https://wentworthreport.com/the-raaf-hornets-why-the-indecent-haste/

Australia’s looming submarine Disaster:
https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/10/australias-looming-submarine-disaster/

Dangerous Elites planning the great reset:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/10/dangerous-elites-planning-the-great-reset/

Make Australia Great Again:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/01/make-australia-great-again-2/

The New Federalism, 2013:
https://economics.org.au/2013/06/the-new-federalism/

“Diseases from Space ”- 1979 – Sir Fred Hoyle & Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe. Sphere Books Ltd , 1981


Viv Forbes has science qualifications, industrial and pastoral experience and a long history of observing and participating in Australian politics.