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The scientific evidence is overwhelming, and denying that climate change is already upon us, especially as the president and his party does, flies in the face of the indisputably dire consequences.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 23/08/2019 - 15 comments
The recent flurry of inquiries into nuclear power in Australia is a unique opportunity to seriously consider an alternative energy future, one that embraces science, modernity, and innovation, rather than ideology and fiction.
by Tristan Prasser - 22/08/2019 - 10 comments
In the past it's been the global Green movement that has been declaring that clean green invisible carbon dioxide, the life food of all the plants on the planet, is 'dirty carbon'.
by Ken Calvert - 19/08/2019 - 12 comments
History shows that a much smaller population could indeed survive in Australia without using mineral hydrocarbons, but life with zero man-made emissions would be grim.
by Viv Forbes - 15/08/2019 - 9 comments
The HILDA report, released this week, showed that median disposable income in Australia dropped by $542 from 2009 to 2017, despite the fact that Australia has had the highest population growth rate in the developed world.
by Eric Claus - 1/08/2019 - 28 comments
Even at 30% penetration, the high estimate for nuclear (US$192 / megawatt-hour (MWh)) is far higher than the high estimates for coal ($144), solar PV ($88), onshore wind ($84), and gas ($75).
by Jim Green - 11/07/2019 - 14 comments
Promoting favoured causes by ignoring inconvenient truths and/or alternative views is not true investigative journalism.
by Mark Poynter - 11/07/2019 - 34 comments
Scientists like Lindzen, Happer, Curry, Kininmonth and Paltridge in our country, and many others around the world, cannot be dismissed as ignorant, so the orthodoxy simply takes no notice of them.
by Don Aitkin - 28/06/2019 - 19 comments
ndeed, if we look at the best proxy for long-term climate-change - the Central England Temperature record - we see that the end of the 20th century is very far from unusual with several periods of similar scale change.
by Don Aitkin - 26/06/2019 - 31 comments
If the world is going to get the energy revolution it requires, it needs realistic energy policies that are scientifically sound and promote a fuel that provides plentiful energy on demand, while doing the least harm to nature. That fuel is nuclear.
by Wade Allison - 20/06/2019 - 42 comments
The consequence of turning formerly estuarine lakes into man-made fresh water lakes is that annually 900GL of precious fresh water evaporates from the lakes, instead of sea water.
by Max Rheese - 18/06/2019 - 12 comments
Despite the dam’s present low water level, media is being swamped with contentious arguments about Sydney Water’s proposal to raise the height of Warragamba’s wall by a further fourteen metres.
by Ian Nance - 17/06/2019 - 12 comments

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