"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bird-chomping, bat-crunching, taxpayer-fleecing monstrosities!

John Delingpole's subtle description of wind farms has a certain poetic ring to it. When the Environmental organisation  John Muir Trust released their damning report on UK wind power he had his own comments to add in his inimitable style.Lattace Towered Wind Turbines

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Proposed Carbon Tax Bites Julia. Polls Nosedive!

Julia Gillards Labor Government has recorded the worst polling result in 8 years  following a massacre of Labor in NSW last week. Polls like this will destabilise her leadership further and the prospects of her making it to the next election are now increasingly remote. The Australian reports:

SUPPORT for Labor has crashed again, collapsing to an eight-year, two-party-preferred low as Julia Gillard fights the Greens on "traditional values" and sticks by a carbon tax.
The latest Newspoll reveals backing for Tony Abbott and the Coalition has risen in the past fortnight, with the Opposition Leader making up ground to again trail Ms Gillard as preferred prime minister by only nine points.
During the past two weeks - as NSW Labor was wiped out at the state election and the Prime Minister targeted Greens' policies as extremist - federal Labor's primary vote fell from 36 per cent to 32 per cent and the Coalition's rose from 40 per cent to 45 per cent.
The Greens' support fell back to its 2010 election level of 12 per cent two weeks ago.
Based on preference flows at the last federal election, the Coalition has a 10-point lead over Labor on a two-party-preferred basis of 55 to 45 per cent. This is the Coalition's biggest lead after preferences and Labor's lowest two-party-preferred vote since April 2003, when Kim Beazley declared he wanted to take the Labor leadership because Simon Crean was not making any impact on the Howard government in the polls.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Eight Myths of a Carbon Tax!

An article by Tony Shepherd in the Australian sums up the futility of the proposed carbon tax in Australia.
As Gillard has hung her reputation on getting it, will probably happen but not without great cost and zero benefit. Australia will be taxing our greatest competitive advantage to prop up the ambitions of a failed Prime Minister.