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The hottest place on earth runs out of power…are there any solutions?

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here.
Take a close look at the picture above. On Saturday, Australia (and New South Wales in particular) was the hottest place on the planet. Our air conditioning systems were all

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Stephen Hawking says this is the most dangerous time for our planet

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
You can see Stephen Hawking’s recent opinion piece in the Guardian here. He is talking about the social fragmentation of our world, not physical, but as he says
We can’t

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Fact-proof screens up!

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
Pauline Hanson has been rightly ridiculed for using a healthy section of the Great Barrier Reef, 1,000 kilometers south of where bleaching is occurring, to show that climate change is

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The best explanation I have seen as to what is happening to the world in 2016 was written way back in 1951

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
Until mid 2016 I thought that I understood the world reasonably well. Three hundred odd years after the Enlightenment put forward the proposition that “reason has precedence over other ways of

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Critics of free trade have got it wrong

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
Until 2016 I thought that we had debated free trade vs protectionism enough over the past couple of hundred years and reached a broad consensus that free trade created value.

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BREXIT vote reflections

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
I have not had a productive day at the office! I have been sitting at work today watching the Brexit vote counting – becoming more puzzled and confused as it

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Thoughts on Government energy saving incentives

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
Are government incentives for energy saving and renewables a good thing or do they distort markets and waste money? Many people have strong fixed views in one camp or the

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Just returned from the Premier’s Trade Mission to Israel

Posted By Tony Ferguson

This is a repost from Tony Ferguson’s Blog Battling Entropy. See the full Battling Entropy blog site here. 
Robin and I have just returned from a New South Wales Trade Mission to Israel which was led by the Premier Mike Baird. It provided some fascinating insights into the

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