Day: July 21, 2019

Zimbabwe’s inflation and economic mismanagement impacts its cricket..

Mostly Economics

International Cricket Council has suspended Zimbabwe as its member:

Zimbabwe have been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect. ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket has been frozen, and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events while under suspension, making Zimbabwe’s participation in the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in August and Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in October highly unlikely.

After several rounds of meetings in London this week, the ICC Board unanimously decided that Zimbabwe Cricket was in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution, and that the actions of the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) in suspending the board in June constituted government interference in Zimbabwe Cricket’s affairs.

“We do not take the decision to suspend a Member lightly, but we must keep our sport free from political interference,” ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said. “What has happened…

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Hyper-Hypocrites: Greens Love Wind Power – In Your Backyard – But Never In Theirs

Did it occur to Brown that this opposition would completely discredit him


Don’t let Bill McKibben’s red T-Shirt fool you…

Fascism comes in all shades, including ‘green’. Marching around and telling other people what to do, makes the green fascist no different than the jackbooted kind, of old.

Where the green fascist differs, is in his ability to pontificate from the high moral ground, while engaging in every act he so vocally despises.

Which brings us to Bob Brown.

Dr Bob has called in an airstrike in his own position, with the media having a field day with his very sudden about face on wind power.

The former head honcho for the Australian Greens is now guilty of precisely the charge he’s been laying at the feet of oppressed rural folk for years.

Bob and his ilk scream N-I-M-B-Y whenever ordinary Australians jack up about the idea of having a few hundred 300 tonne plus, 270 m whirling wonders speared into their…

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Paul Krugman on virtue signaling over sweatshop labour in export industries in poor countries


The scourge of polio

Global energy demand to double by 2050 

Tallbloke's Talkshop

While many richer countries play fake climate games with their so-called ‘virtue signalling’ energy policies, the not-so-well-off majority try to get more access to those same power sources which are so necessary for better living conditions, e.g. air conditioning in hotter countries, and for general prosperity and health: more schools, hospitals, roads and all the rest.

Global power consumption will more than double over the next 30 years, says The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF).

Global oil and gas demand will respectively surge 22% and 66% from 2020 to 2050. There’s an unimaginable urbanization boom occurring around the world that means more energy use.

We, of course, don’t see much of it here in the West, but global cities swell in population by some 80 million people every year: e.g., the rise of the “megacity” with 10 million residents.

Basically all population growth in the decades ahead will take…

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NYT Does More Weird Science: Heat Waves

Science Matters

Ronald Bailey writes at Reason The New York Times Says Heat Waves Are Getting Worse. The National Climate Assessment Disagrees. Excerpts in italics with my bolds.

Americans east of the Rockies are sweltering as daytime temperatures soar toward 100 degrees or more. It is now customary for journalists covering big weather events to speculate on how man-made climate change may be affecting them, and the current heat wave is no exception. Take this headline in The New York Times: “Heat Waves in the Age of Climate Change: Longer, More Frequent and More Dangerous.”

As evidence, the Times cites the U.S. Global Change Research Program, reporting that “since the 1960s the average number of heat waves—defined as two or more consecutive days where daily lows exceeded historical July and August temperatures—in 50 major American cities has tripled.” That is indeed what the numbers show. But it seems odd…

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