Viv Forbes

Hydrogen – the magic rainbow gas

21 May 2022 9:30 am

If you believe in the tooth fairy, or vote Green, you probably believe that hydrogen is the magic rainbow gas…

The strong stink of an election on the nose

15 May 2022 9:00 am

The Liberals cannot be trusted to control Australia without adult supervision, but to replace them with an ALP/Green/ABC/Teal government would…

It's time to vote for change

5 May 2022 9:00 am

Politics has drifted a long way left since the days of Menzies and Fadden. Starting with Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser,…

Same garbage – different flies

2 April 2022 4:00 am

The Australian Budget was a profound disappointment. Not one useless law was repealed, not one tax was abolished, and not…

Power not poverty

16 March 2022 3:00 pm

‘The past was green and fuzzy – the future is black and ominous.’ – Richard Sebrof The green fairy-tale is…

Stop these ‘fuelish’ policies

4 March 2022 9:00 am

‘God was on the side of the nation that had the oil.’ – Prof. Wakimura, Tokyo Imperial University. Russia is…

The stampede of green lemmings

24 February 2022 9:00 am

No country on Earth relies entirely on wind and solar energy, but Australian politicians aim to achieve this miracle. They…

The destruction of Australia’s grasslands

15 February 2022 10:49 am

It’s the season for green-money showers in Australia – the Coral Community just got one billion dollars of green bribes…

Australia’s giant green gamble on solar energy toys

7 January 2022 12:00 pm

By the time solar energy reaches Earth’s surface, it is spread very thin – even midday sunshine will not boil…

Whirling ‘Triffids’ are now cluttering our coastlines

29 December 2021 4:00 am

‘I saw them now with a disgust that they had never roused in me before. Horrible alien things which some…

The electric highway – a ‘fuelish’ policy

8 December 2021 12:00 pm

Scott Morrison has had another green brainwave – spend a zillion dollars to build Australia’s electric/hydrogen highway. Naturally, this ‘Fuelish…

Send the Glasgow climate and canapés conference to Iceland

3 October 2021 10:16 am

November’s COP 26 meeting should be shifted from Glasgow in Scotland to Reykjavík in Iceland. Twenty-five previous meetings of this…

All cows are green

4 September 2021 4:43 pm

Growing trees need three essentials – radiant energy from the sun, CO2 and rain from the atmosphere, and nutrients and…

Hydrogen hype and hurdles

8 July 2021 3:00 pm

Green Hydrogen is the latest “energy” fad from the global warming warriors. It is mainly hot air. Hydrogen will never…

Flood plains are for – gasp – floods

25 March 2021 5:22 pm

Natural flood plains form where floods spread silt and mud in river valleys. Being flat, fertile, picturesque and usually supplied…

All meat is plant based

16 December 2020 1:32 pm

Wandering recently through an arcade popular with the green smoothie set, I saw a sign boasting: “Plant Based Meat”. Someone…

No fuel, no fires.

9 August 2020 3:09 pm

The independent New South Wales bushfire inquiry — led by former NSW Police deputy commissioner Dave Owens and former NSW…

Coronavirus, climate and China: can we afford to fight three wars at once?

23 July 2020 11:56 am

Australian politicians are trying to maintain their never-ending climate war on carbon fuels while waging a lockdown war on the…

Old King Coal doesn’t mind the cold

8 July 2020 4:02 pm

Before sunrise on Sunday, the grass temperature in Washpool, in the south-east of the supposed Sunshine State, was minus 1.7…

Rebuild muscle, not flab

28 April 2020 5:00 am

In order to kill corona-wasps in the ceiling, politicians have knocked our economic house down. Now they dream of rebuilding…

What if we recover from coronavirus, only to die in poverty?

25 March 2020 7:22 pm

In their frantic attempts to delay the spread of coronavirus, governments are sowing the seeds of economic depression and currency…

Forget confetti money. What about creating real jobs?

13 March 2020 11:42 am

Governments seek to revive “the economy” by scattering gifts of our own money wrapped in red tape. This encourages immediate…

The six shades of Australian fire lighters

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Australian fire-lighters come in six colours – yellow, black, white, blood red, dark green, and light green. All are relevant…

Bushfire inquiry No. 58, pre-empted

21 January 2020 1:09 pm

Politicians hide behind enquiries – their magic answer to all problems, especially bushfires. Announcing enquiries give the impression of decisive…

The price of green folly

10 January 2020 5:10 pm

Green Folly locked up 11 per cent of Australia in a tinder-box of bushfire fuel, much of which is now…