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Thursday, 14th December 2017

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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


What keeps us Warm?

What determines surface temperature at any spot on earth?

Apart from a tad of geothermal heat and a wisp of heat from nuclear power generators, every bit of surface energy (including coal and biomass) comes directly or indirectly from the sun. There is no other source of surface heat--- everything else just stores, releases or re-directs solar energy.

Water is the Weather Wildcard

Heatwave Hype and Wind Wisdom

The current heatwave in Australia will inflame the carbonistas who will claim it is caused by wicked humans exhaling and exhausting carbon dioxide.

Pioneers, Builders and Termites

To compete in today’s world we need to score well on resource availability, capital assets, energy costs, tax burden and workforce/management. It also helps to have secure property rights and a sound currency. Today’s Australia scores poorly on all counts.


The graphic is used dishonestly by the Greens... it is actually taken in Dubai

For at least fifty years, agitated academics have been predicting the end of the Great Barrier Reef. Now international “experts” are also sprouting coral calamity. But despite the alarms, the reef is still there.

Beyond Green

The Ocean Thermometer

Typhoons and Carbon Taxes

The Climate See-saw

Selective Snow Blindness

Carbon Tax gets two Vetoes

Correlation, Causation or a Carbon Tax Con-Job?

Carbon Dioxide is not Pollution

IPCC is more about Politics than Science

Immediate Execution or Prolonged Pain?

Last In, First Out

Abolish Unreliable Energy Targets

Taxing the air we breathe


Of all the anti-carbon policies supposedly improving our climate, carbon capture and burial is probably the worst.

Restrictive Work Practices killing Green Energy


Is the Prime Minister a crook? Part VIII

Chewing Off Your Own Leg

What a Cunning Stunt?

Is the Prime Minister a crook?

Is the Prime Minister a crook? PART III