Two years on, actual data clearly prove that, with 5.5 million deaths worldwide, the strategy of defeating Covid via lockdowns for everyone failed to protect the most vulnerable. Scotland’s Covid rate has been higher than England’s despite tougher restrictions, humiliating “Britain’s dismal lockdown establishment” with a collapse of the apocalyptic narrative. After two years of doing it tough, on January 11, Fortress Australia had 3405 cases per million people, one of the highest rates in the world, around 50 per cent above the Britain and US.

When is this nonsense going to stop?

Climate Sensitivity measured in different parts of the world.

Climate change is certainly real but it depends where you are. See Measuring Climate Change

Previously we looked at the possibility of converting wood to gasoline on a commercial basis. It sounds pie-in-the-sky but as the price of fuel inevitably rises this sort of environmentally-friendly alternative is looking increasingly attractive.


Plankton bloom January 2020 caused by Australian bushfires (Tang et al 2021).

Our recent post A Bloom as Big as Australia has proven to be popular.

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Our new header is a view across Tasmania’s Derwent Valley looking south towards Collins Bonnet.

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