Climate Change and Energy

The Climate Chicken Littles Haven’t Won. We’ve Been Here Before

Yes, I know things look bad now. Everyone from the News Corp mastheads to the Queen of England and two heirs presumptive are falling in behind ‘net zero’. Scott Morrison…

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Plain English Lost on the High Court of Australia

Coral reefs can be messy, and so can court cases. And so it is with the case of Peter Ridd, sacked by James Cook University because he exercised his intellectual…

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How the IPCC Buries Evidence of the Sun’s Climate Influence

The latest IPCC report conclusively states that global warming can be attributed mainly to human activities, particularly emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels. Contributions to warming in recent times…

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Morrison Government Faced With Choice Between the City or the Country

The current Liberal-National Coalition government is faced with two competing electoral strategies ahead of a likely election in the early months of the new year. They can continue with the...
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Bleached From a Distance

I lent my underwater camera (Olympus TG-6) to a dear friend who recently visited Lady Elliot Island at the Great Barrier Reef. She came over last Sunday to return the…

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Knowing All the Species of Coral at Pixie Reef

Everyone loves the Great Barrier Reef, particularly its corals. Everyone knows that a reef has different species of coral. But how many species should an average inshore reef have? How…

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Something Very Fishy

When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed…

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No Evidence for IPCC’s Certitude

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its latest report, unequivocally stating that human influence has warmed earth’s climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least…

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Fussing Over One Degree of Simulation

I was at the Australian National University in October 2018, when the largest supercomputer in the Southern Hemisphere began running the simulations that have now been published as the IPCC’s…

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Carbon Stealth

It has been remarked that the problem with democracy is that the people actually get what they want. In 2013, Tony Abbott won a watershed election with the largest majority…

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Australia’s Greatness Will Endure

Not so long ago my colleague, Dr Bella d’Abrera, wrote: Australian universities are more focused on their business model than engaging in free intellectual inquiry. Since then, two things have…

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Climate For Conspiracies

A new diatribe demonstrates how demonising opponents creates a climate hostile to reasoned policy debate, writes IPA Communications Director Evan Mulholland. Marian Wilkinson is described on the inside of her…

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