Category Archives: Environment

The logic of the inevitable (nuclear) apocalypse. Can the Gods save us?

The probability of a massive nuclear war the next 10 years between any of the 8 current nuclear powers (US, UK, France, Russia, India, Pakistan, NK, Israel) seems low. The bluster of the leaders is supposed to make the threat … Continue reading

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To overcome commonsense, and at the same time, to be wrong

As Orwell put it “there are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” At least in economics one of the things that sets up intellectuals for this is the way so much of their discipline seeks to get … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Critique, Democracy, Economics and public policy, Environment, History, Humour | 14 Comments

A dash for the deserts? What the solar revolution could lead to.

One of the best pieces of scientific news the last decades has been the spectacular improvements in solar energy generation. The current world price was set in 2017 when the Dubai government bought a large future solar contract for 7.3 … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Climate Change, Environment, Geeky Musings, Innovation, Miscellaneous, Politics - international, Science | 32 Comments

A Vibrant Darwin CBD – vision and reality

It seems like time to review progress on the Gunner government’s quest to create a vibrant Darwin CBD. They actually appointed an assistant Minister for that noble quest (Paul Kirby) on achieving government in 2016. In terms of on-the-ground progress … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Politics - Northern Territory | 1 Comment

OECD brain eaten by environmental memes

The OECD has joined The Movement. In a new report it’s saying that plastic recycling isn’t working. So we’ve got to make it work. Fair enough. Perhaps we should. But you’d think that reading their material on it, there might be some discussion as … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Environment | 7 Comments

Plastic carry bags

After exhaustive discussion, I’ve been deputed to inform our readers of Troppo’s plastic bag policy. We’re in favour of single-use plastic bags. In fact, we’re making them compulsory. I was recently in Book Grocer and was refused a plastic bag, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Environment | 24 Comments

Jeremy Rivkin saves the world

A friend asked me on linked in for my comment on this grand lecture by Jeremy Rivkin. I reproduce my initial reaction and then a longer set of comments I offered after having listened to the lecture. I can’t see much new in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Environment | 1 Comment