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Viv Forbes

Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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The Gases of Life are NOT Pollutants


Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy

The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. It provides our daily warmth and light and the rotation and orbit of the earth turn its steady output into fluctuating day and night, summer and winter. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it creates the clouds and powers the storms; it is the source of all hydro, photo-voltaic (PV), solar-thermal, bio-mass and wind energy; and, over geological time, it also creates coal.


Shivering in the Dark

Yesterday, the temperature here at Rosevale in Queensland rose 25 deg in just 8 hours - from zero at 6 am to 25 deg at 2 pm. It rose at the rate of 3 deg per hour, and every degree of warmth felt better.


Promoting Parasitic Power Producers


Blowing Our Dollars in the Wind

Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity. But Government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia - over $7 billion has already been spent and another $30 billion is proposed. This expenditure is justified by the claim that by using wind energy there will be less carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere which will help to prevent dangerous global warming.


THE SKY FELL LAST MONTH

... but almost nobody noticed

The sky fell on Hawaii last month, all because carbon dioxide levels peeped above the much-hyped 400 ppm hurdle. Chicken Littles all over the world squawked into their friendly media megaphones about numerous imminent global warming disasters. One warned: “the fate of the world hangs in the balance.” (Similar alarms were rung when the 350 ppm level was passed).


Death by Delay

“The difference between taking a part of my life, and taking my whole life, is just a matter of degree.”, Anon


Never-Ending Green Disasters

Newton’s 3rd law of motion, if applied to bureaucracy, would state: “Whenever politicians attempt to force change on a market, the long-term results will be equal and opposite to those intended”.This law explains the never-ending Green energy policy disasters.


Sea Levels are Never Still

Sea levels have been rising and falling without any help from humans for as long as Earth’s oceans have existed.


Evidence Trumps the Phony Consensus

We are lectured monotonously about the “consensus” that carbon dioxide produced by human activities is “highly likely to cause dangerous global warming”. The alarmist computer models are all based on this assumption, with predicted warming multiplied by also assuming strong positive feedbacks.


POISON PROPAGANDA

The environmental debate today is so corrupted by politics and propaganda that facts are too often distorted, and exaggeration of risk is commonplace.


REPEAL THE R.E.T. NOW!

The Australian government is holding an unnecessary enquiry into whether to abolish the Renewable Energy Target (RET), which mandates that 20% of Australian electricity must come from renewable sources by 2020.


False Alarms in the Frigid Zone

Alarmists see a man-made calamity in every change in the Antarctic ice cap. There is nothing unusual about ice caps melting, ice sheets splitting, icebergs calving or glaciers advancing or retreating. This has been happening naturally for eons.


Drop Direct Action.


Diesel Subsidy Lies

Daily we hear lies about the diesel fuel “subsidy” to farmers and miners. The tax on diesel fuel was introduced many years ago as a sensible road usage fee to help fund public roads.


GLOBAL WARMING?

How embarrassing!

Most western governments are facing a financial crisis whose solution is obvious...cut wasteful spending. The world wastes a billion dollars a day in trying to maintain the myth that man-made carbon dioxide is causing dangerous global warming.


MODELLING MADNESS

... in the eye of the beholder

Complex computer models are continually being used to generate incessant alarms about the future for our environment and resources; climate, weather, minerals, oil, food, water, pollution and the oceans. Every year the computers get more expensive, and the models more complex, but their doomsday forecasts still fail.


Weather Vs Climate

The weather at any spot is usually defined by max/min temperatures, humidity, precipitation and wind strength/direction. Weather varies hourly, daily, season-to-season and place-to-place. These weather measurements at any place can be averaged over various time periods.


WHAT'S NEXT, FOOD-FREE FRIDAYS?

Once again, the high priests of the UN/IPCC have forecast world starvation unless we mend our wicked ways. According to them, unless we curb our use of oil, gas, coal and meat, the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will soar, the globe will heat up, and food production will plummet.


Coal not Candles for Earth Hour

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