Viv Forbes

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…

Fighting fire with fires

7 January 2020 12:44 pm

The fire-lighter was the most powerful tool that early humans brought to Australia. Fires lit by Aboriginal men and women…

Brexit’s done, now for our Clexit

16 December 2019 11:03 am

Thanks to Boris Johnson, Brexit will now occur. And thanks to Donald Trump, the United States will exit the destructive…

Want proper bushfire prevention policy? Draft the Greens into the RFS

9 December 2019 3:33 pm

No one should be surprised that our bush is ablaze and our cities are smothered in smoke. For decades now…

Forget Extinction Rebellion, how about an earth history education revolution?

14 October 2019 5:05 pm

We don’t need rowdy Extinction Rebellions on our streets. We need education on extinctions in our science academies, classrooms and…

Bushfire sense and nonsense

11 September 2019 1:00 pm

Bushfires are normal events in this season in tropical and subtropical latitudes of the southern hemisphere – in Australia, Africa…

Wasting our resources

6 August 2019 5:00 am

Foolish politicians driven by extreme green ideology are wasting Australia’s resources. Australia’s nuclear resources are largely wasted. We have abundant…

More Gore guff and another wasted week of climate wars

11 June 2019 4:23 pm

Another week, another round of posturing from the virtue signallers on the climate wars. Pity their attacks on hydrocarbon fuels…

Fresh miracles in Galilee – the Galilee Basin, that is

26 May 2019 2:46 pm

The proposed Adani mine has been wading through a green swamp of political obstacles for nine long years. Other coal…

Election party 2022: chuck another possum on the barbie?

18 May 2019 8:46 am

The Greens want to replace ancient grasslands and modern croplands with trees. They worship eucalypt weeds while chipping away at…

A polling week reminder on the size of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions

14 May 2019 8:20 am

Most politicians live in a green fantasyland where facts and numbers don’t count. They dream up fanciful figures for proposed…

Why the big miners turned green?

6 May 2019 8:37 am

Big miners like Rio and BHP employ many geologists, chemists and physicists who can show that natural climate cycles have…

EXCLUSIVE: Your very own Flat White cut out ‘n’ keep how to vote card for every electorate nationally

28 April 2019 5:09 pm

Prepoll voting begins in all 151 seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate tomorrow, but this is the…

The Greatest Generation vs the Green

26 March 2019 6:54 pm

My grandfather was part of the Greatest Generation. Toughened by wars and depression, they were patriotic nation builders. Their monuments…

Cubbie Station is a scapegoat

13 February 2019 5:57 pm

Cubbie Station cops the blame for all of the problems of the Darling River, particularly by green journalists, politicians, and…

The Rocky Hill horror decision show

11 February 2019 12:02 pm

A New South Wales judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small…

We need to curse less and dam more

5 February 2019 6:03 pm

Water conservation peaked in Australia in 1972. Our last big dam was Wivenhoe, in Queensland, built 35 years ago. Elsewhere…

Green energy vandals

28 January 2019 7:17 pm

Just as we have recharged this long weekend, our energy networks have had the opportunity to recover from the demands…

Monster fires: another gift from the greens

22 January 2019 4:37 pm

Carbon dioxide must be an almighty gas – it gets blamed for almost every human disaster. Now we have the…

Bugger the bush – and our agricultural industries too

9 January 2019 3:24 pm

The enemies of the bush (resident in green-and-pleasant Brisbane) plan to close the Queensland pastoral colleges in droughty Longreach and…

So much for the climate summiteers and all that Paris Accord

13 December 2018 12:29 pm

The climateers will soon be wrapping up their twenty-fourth annual shindig in Katowice – ironically, a city founded on coal…