Climate Change

Parliamentary Inquiry Required To Investigate Bureau Of Errors
1 August 2017

Parliamentary Inquiry Required To Investigate Bureau Of Errors

The Institute of Public Affairs has today called on the Federal Government to launch a parliamentary inquiry to investigate the manipulation of temperature data by the Bureau of Meteorology as uncovered in the Australian today. Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, Dr Jennifer Marohasy said “If the Bureau admits there is a problem with recording of low temperatures
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Campaign To Hush Climate Change Debate
28 July 2017

Campaign To Hush Climate Change Debate

Bullying officials and academia are misusing their authority to silence private citizens on global warming. Climate change policy should be informed by a sober assessment of the data and ultimately determined by the people’s representatives, weighing up the costs against the impact any policy is likely to deliver. That is why it is so disturbing that there is a campaign
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A Brown Coal Plan That’s Worse Than Finkel?
26 July 2017

A Brown Coal Plan That’s Worse Than Finkel?

The Victorian Government’s new Statement on Future Uses of Brown Coal, released earlier this month, is further proof that there is no such thing as bipartisanship when it comes to energy policy, and that those who strive for agreement are on a fool’s errand. The press release accompanying the statement said that the government had “unveiled a new policy that will drive investment,
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New Book – Climate Change: The Facts 2017
25 July 2017

New Book – Climate Change: The Facts 2017

The Institute of Public Affairs has today released a new book Climate Change: The Facts 2017. Climate Change: The Facts 2017 contains 22 essays by internationally-renowned experts and commentators, including Dr Bjorn Lomborg, Dr Matt Ridley, Professor Peter Ridd, Dr Willie Soon, Dr Ian Plimer, Dr Roy Spencer, and literary giant Clive James. The volume is edited by Dr Jennifer
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I’m A Doubter – And A Sceptic Too
20 July 2017

I’m A Doubter – And A Sceptic Too

The Associated Press is a worldwide news agency headquartered in New York City. It issues ‘The Associated Press Stylebook’ which is the definitive guide for ‘anyone who cares about good writing’. The latest 2017 edition explains that anyone who doesn’t accept that the world is warming from ‘man-made forces’ is best described as a ‘climate change doubter’. So, you may
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Price Of Electricity Is Rising, Not Sure About Temperatures
13 July 2017

Price Of Electricity Is Rising, Not Sure About Temperatures

Because the masses believe that global atmospheric temperatures are rising unnaturally – the Hazelwood coal-fired power station was decommissioned, and the price of electricity is surging across Australia. The evidence, however, for a rise in global temperatures is actually not that compelling – unless you believe the output from computer models.  Rather, since at least November 2009 there has been
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The Destruction By Government Of Australia’s Electricity Market
1 July 2017

The Destruction By Government Of Australia’s Electricity Market

Throughout the western world over the last 20-30 years in particular, we have witnessed the tightening hand of the state, which has become ever more bold in insisting where and how we live, who we can work for or employ, what we can say and think, whose car we can get into, whose home we can stay in, and what
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Review Of Climate Change Policies
29 June 2017

Review Of Climate Change Policies

The primary obligation of the Australian government is to serve the Australian people. This means that policies should only be enacted where they are in Australia’s national interest. Unfortunately, the Discussion Paper appears to take it as a given that pursuit of international emissions reduction policies is in Australia’s national interest. However, the drafters of the document have failed to
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IPA Welcomes Trump Climate Change Decision
2 June 2017

IPA Welcomes Trump Climate Change Decision

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed this morning’s news that the Trump Administration will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. “America has stood up, and it is now time for Australia to reconsider its own position,” said Brett Hogan, Director of Research. ‎ “As Bjorn Lomborg has pointed out if Paris commitments are met,
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10 Things Oxfam Australia’s Coal Report Won’t Tell You
24 May 2017

10 Things Oxfam Australia’s Coal Report Won’t Tell You

This week’s Oxfam Australia report “More Coal Equals More Poverty,” covered in the Guardian, repeated many of the environmental movement’s usual claims that coal-fired electricity hurts the poor, contributes to global warming and is just about to be eclipsed by renewables anyway. Here is a quick response to some of its major points: 1) Electricity Capacity and Generation Are Not
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