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Follow the money!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Two of the most stupid arguments against action on climate change can be summarised as: Merchant bankers (like Malcolm Turnbull) are for an ETS because they will make a lot of money from the trading system. Climate Scientists only believe in climate change because they only get funding from government and the UN for pro […]

Abbotts Carbon plan

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Matt Grudnoff of the Australia Institute has published a short review of the coalitions direct action plan. This excellent analysis shows that the media needs to increase the scrutiny on the alternate governments. Highlights from the review include: Competitive grant programs like the Coalition’s plan have been used extensively by governments in Australia as a […]

Carbon price will not reduce emissions?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

So now that we have the details of the Gillard Governments carbon price, it is clear that the emissions of “facts” and slogans from Tony Abbot will not be reduced. The great scare campaigner is now in endless repetition that the governments own figures show that Australia’s emissions will not be reduced in the initial […]

Carbon Price Myths

Monday, July 11th, 2011

We are spending Billions on reducing emissions! The carbon price is not about spending Billions, it is about moving Billions from one part of our economy to another part. That money doesn’t vaporise or not become a productive part of our economy. It continues to create jobs and prosperity, but in a different sector of […]

Nanny State?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

It is an oft repeated refrain that we don’t want to live in a Nanny state and that Governments should not be involved in directing the moral decisions of our lives. But the evidence is that for any significant moral question that has been posed to the Australia public, we cannot act like grown ups […]

Debunking the carbon deniers

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Carbon Dioxide is only 0.039% of the atmosphere! Well radioactive material is only a small percentage of the fish caught off Fukushima now, but that does not mean it is not a health risk. Concentration is not a measure of potency. Besides, 200 years ago CO2 was only 0.020% of the atmosphere, so we are […]

Tony Abbott solves Western Debt Crisis

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Tony Abbott’s carbon pollution reduction plan is brilliant! It simultaneously saves us from Global Warming and resolves the Western worlds debt crisis! blog

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Welcome to my personal blog – as distinct from my work blog. Here I will be able to rant about all sorts of non-PC and NSFW stuff, but will probably just go on about my travelling and sailing. The domain here ( is the private domain of greg WILkins(me) and jan barTEL. This means that […]