1. Let’s give Professor Flimflam Flipflop a Queensland welcome…
“Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, Professor Tim Flannery, is visiting Ipswich… Ipswich will be the first public event for the Climate Commission in Queensland. This is your opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with the Climate Commissioners and participate in the national conversation on this vital issue.
Where: Ipswich Civic Centre, Limestone Street, Ipswich
When: 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Thursday 7 April 2011. Doors open 6:45pm.
Seats are limited so please register, or call (02) 6159 7624, by Wednesday 6 April 2011.
[via Malcolm Roberts]
2. Leaked Labor ‘Carbon Tax’ Strategy
Last week an internal government document issued to all Labor MPs with 16 pages of suggestions as to how members of the government might best sell the idea of a carbon dioxide tax to the public was leaked. This document and a critique of it by Bob Carter, Alan Moran and David Evans is now available online here:
[via Bob Carter]
3. Ask for The Land
Rural NSW weekly, The Land, has started publishing stories from my recent trip along the Murray River. The Land comes out each Thursday. It is for sale in most, larger Australian newsagencies. Get yourself a copy.
4. ‘Why No Dangerous Rise in Temperatures Threatens’ by Des Moore
“Let me just make it clear here that, like Garnaut, I am not a scientist. But my nearly 50 years experience as an economic analyst both in Treasury and outside provides a basis for assessing the credibility of data used to justify the dangerous warming thesis and for examining alternative explanations by sceptical scientists. Contrary to Garnaut’s assertion, qualified outsiders must pass judgement on science-based proposals –if they did not there would be a much bigger hole in government budgets!”
[via Val Majkus]
5. Remember Alan Carlin?
You may remember the fuss within the US EPA about 18 months ago, when an internal economic analysis report (that didn’t favour IPCC alarmism) written by one Alan Carlin caused a sensation (leading, I think I remember, to Carlin’s resignation or dismissal?).
Anyway that excellent analysis has now been published in an open-source, peer-reviewed journal
[via Bob Carter]
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