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Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Climate notes

In late November, Brazil informed the United Nations it wouldn’t be hosting yet another of the endless climate conferences of which lobbyists, rent-seekers, hangers-on and politicians who enjoy room service are so very fond. The nation’s new environment minister, Ricardo Salles, explains in the subtitled clip below why the Bolsonaro government pulled the plug.

On another front, David Bidstrup writes:

… Funnily enough, global cooling is again on the agenda backed up by some science on solar cycles and past climate events like the “little ice age”. The Arctic ice refuses to die even though the climate change boosters have been giving it another year to disappear every year for the last 15 years. Greenland is amassing ice, glaciers are growing and Europe and the USA are enduring horrifically cold winters with “record” snow. This is apparently caused by carbon dioxide. The Great Barrier Reef is OK and Australian summer temperatures are normal despite all the “scientists” telling us they are not.

The media are in climate frenzy with dire stories every day about “heat waves”, “extreme temperatures” and other twaddle which can be challenged by looking at past records. Even an old bloke like me can spot it …

Follow this link for the full post, all of it worth reading.As for global warming, this is what it looks like in Austria right about now.

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Retraction Watch latest

Insights from Quadrant

The curse of maleness

Last night after dinner, Quadrant Online’s editor was rebuked by a female companion for allowing personal grooming to go to pot over the Christmas season. Apparently a chin that bristles “like a toilet brush” is no fun. The evidence is above and the criticism seemed mighty unfair. Half-shaven male models are de rigeur on billboards all over the place these days. Why can’t conservative editors spurn the razor for a day or two? In any case, this morning seemed the right moment to invest in a fresh razor and set to work with the soapy lather.

Call it synchronicity if you will, but before heading to the supermarket and its “male care” shelves, an email arrived from an outraged reader. Seen this, the male correspondent wondered? There followed a link to the video below — a little exercise in male consciousness-raising, not to mention virtue-signalling, by the people who make Gillette razors.

It seems Gillette has a low opinion of the men who buy its products, grasping that we are a toxic bunch and in need of hectoring.

Reactions may vary from man to man, but for this testosterone-poisoned XYer the response was an immediate vow never again to buy another product by Gillette, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble.

— roger franklin

 

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Suffer the children

Australia’s future will back behind their desks in a few weeks, little minds open and eager to be planted with the seeds of knowledge about the things that matter most … radicalism, revolutionary righteousness and rallies.

When they leave school unable to write or reason, follow Zeg’s lead and thank a teacher.

Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

Climate notes

In late November, Brazil informed the United Nations it wouldn’t be hosting yet another of the endless climate conferences of which lobbyists, rent-seekers, hangers-on and politicians who enjoy room service are so very fond. The nation’s new environment minister, Ricardo Salles, explains in the subtitled clip below why the Bolsonaro government pulled the plug.

On another front, David Bidstrup writes:

… Funnily enough, global cooling is again on the agenda backed up by some science on solar cycles and past climate events like the “little ice age”. The Arctic ice refuses to die even though the climate change boosters have been giving it another year to disappear every year for the last 15 years. Greenland is amassing ice, glaciers are growing and Europe and the USA are enduring horrifically cold winters with “record” snow. This is apparently caused by carbon dioxide. The Great Barrier Reef is OK and Australian summer temperatures are normal despite all the “scientists” telling us they are not.

The media are in climate frenzy with dire stories every day about “heat waves”, “extreme temperatures” and other twaddle which can be challenged by looking at past records. Even an old bloke like me can spot it …

Follow this link for the full post, all of it worth reading.As for global warming, this is what it looks like in Austria right about now.

Insights from Quadrant

Retraction Watch latest

Insights from Quadrant

The curse of maleness

Last night after dinner, Quadrant Online’s editor was rebuked by a female companion for allowing personal grooming to go to pot over the Christmas season. Apparently a chin that bristles “like a toilet brush” is no fun. The evidence is above and the criticism seemed mighty unfair. Half-shaven male models are de rigeur on billboards all over the place these days. Why can’t conservative editors spurn the razor for a day or two? In any case, this morning seemed the right moment to invest in a fresh razor and set to work with the soapy lather.

Call it synchronicity if you will, but before heading to the supermarket and its “male care” shelves, an email arrived from an outraged reader. Seen this, the male correspondent wondered? There followed a link to the video below — a little exercise in male consciousness-raising, not to mention virtue-signalling, by the people who make Gillette razors.

It seems Gillette has a low opinion of the men who buy its products, grasping that we are a toxic bunch and in need of hectoring.

Reactions may vary from man to man, but for this testosterone-poisoned XYer the response was an immediate vow never again to buy another product by Gillette, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble.

— roger franklin

 

Insights from Quadrant

Suffer the children

Australia’s future will back behind their desks in a few weeks, little minds open and eager to be planted with the seeds of knowledge about the things that matter most … radicalism, revolutionary righteousness and rallies.

When they leave school unable to write or reason, follow Zeg’s lead and thank a teacher.