I will add to this list and links as ideas come in. We may be the lucky country but surely stupidity will extract a price one day. All these issues would make articles in their own right.
 AUSSAT $700mill losses & debts rolled over into Pay TV 1990’s,
 $6Bn Collins Class Submarines 1990’s – duds we are still stuck with,
 Electricity privatisations started in 1990’s – looking at our ballooning power prices would we have been better off keeping the old State Electricity Commissions? Despite the feather-bedded unions.
 MRET scheme making 3 worse and harming our electricity grid into the bargain – ongoing multi $Bn’s as taxpayers fund wind & solar that can never power our 24/7 grid,
 Defence purchases eg MRH-90 helicopters $4.2Bn,
 Frequently delayed and poorly performing F-35 fighters $24Bn alone,
 Eastern States Desalination plants ~$20Bn,
 Rudd Labor watering down border laws $11.6 billion over five years,
 Decades of anti-damism – after not building the Franklin Dam in the 80’s,
 Antifracking hysteria affecting gas exploration policy in face of rising prices,
 Building the Education Revolution $16.2Bn – More money for Education = worse results,
 Adelaide Hospital third most expensive building in the world $2.1Bn,
 Inability to control rogue unions like CFMEU which affects 12 and all other construction est +$10Bn,
 NBN a future $100Bn mediocre performer?
 Buying 12 French submarines before even a prototype is built future $50Bn,
 The GST carve up which rewards the basket case States SA & Tas.
 Various States and GreenLabor anti-nuclear policies.
 Climate change policies – have a effect in 4, 7, 10, multi-$Bn’s.
 Just been told about this from Toytown 17 Jan 2017. Amazing construction stuffup with Sydney Metro NorthWest rail bridge.
“Investigation reveals ‘disappointing’ failures in Skytrain construction”
Please send in useful links and analysis. I must have been half asleep to leave the Rudd MkI Pink Batts and School Halls stimulus projects off the list. Also forgot to add GreenLabor’s Murray Darling Basin Plan to waste more dam water to the ocean.
ABC says – Barrier Reef at risk of winding up on UNESCO danger – Just do it – Australia should pull out of most UN orgs.
Signing on to Paris climate deal exactly as Donald Trump becomes US President Elect seems to me provocative and contrary to our national interest. But Hey – Turnbull & Co were expecting a win by Hillary. Pushing on with this tit for tat plan reveals the intensity of GreenLeft beliefs at the core of the Turnbull Govt. and in Obamaland – Australia to ratify Paris climate change agreement, despite concerns Donald Trump will withdraw – I would not say there are just “concerns” President Trump will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement – I think it is more of a certainty than that. I wonder if it is some quid-pro-quo for this idiot scheme with the Obama Administration to subvert the US transition period in their migration space – Australia ‘has plenty of time’ to strike refugee deal with US,
My own view on this Manus-Nauru deal over illegal country-shopping migrants is – “I hope it all blows up in our Govt’s face.”
Amazing stuff – Go the Donald.
Talk on YouTube – No Certain Doom: On the Accuracy of Projected Global Average Surface Air Temperatures
Patrick Frank, PhD presents at the 34th Annual DDP meeting, July 10, 2016, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Frank, a chemist at the Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SLAC) at Stanford University, has authored 68 peer-reviewed publications.
Historic first for climate sceptics. I hear the twitterati are agitated – wait till….. This APH link might have the text but the full text is pasted here. Continue reading
A reader reminded me of this issue and asked if I had checked the “carbon dioxide thermometer”. This concept arises from the fact that in warm years carbon dioxide outgasses from oceans into the atmosphere while in cool years the opposite takes place with carbon dioxide moving from the atmosphere into oceans.
This chart shows many correlations showing that the “carbon dioxide thermometer” is alive and well and is saying that 1998 is still the hottest year in the last four decades. So the “CO2 thermometer” says the satellites with their automated 24/7 pinging of the entire planet are to be trusted before HadCRUT4 which on land derives data mostly from ever expanding urban areas which are warming due to the urban heat island effect. In addition, temperature series such as HadCRUT4 are being adjusted cooler in earlier years thus increasing the warming trend.
I have just had an email saying that the Feb 2005 email from Dr Phil Jones to me saying – “We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it. ” – has been mentioned at Climate etc the blog by Dr Judith Curry.
This got me to wondering if I have posted anywhere the six months sequence of emails starting July 2004 that lead up to Dr Jones marvellous missive. If you click more – my warts & all text file notes are there for those interested.
A must listen just under 7mins – clear speaker packs a lot in nailing point after point – works without breaks on my not-so-hot Virgin wireless connection.
Paul also has a video – Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace – also very well delivered. Many other videos too.
This Fig 3 from the book The Chilling Stars by Henrik Svensmark & Nigel Calder sums up 12,000 years of Holocene cosmic & solar driven “climate change” in the North Atlantic. The paper by G. Bond can be found as a pdf by googling the title -Persistent solar influence on North Atlantic climate during the holocene. The periods of iceberg armadas through the last glacial are termed Heinrich events and the warmer periods between are termed Dansgaard-Oeschger events. I wonder if these 19C reports of iceberg fleets way north of where we would now expect in southern oceans – are the tail end of the last Heinrich event.