Congratulations to Stewart on getting this piece, highly critical of Tim Flannery and other alarmist doomsayers, published at The Conversation (which, let's face it, until now has been more like The [Warmist] Lecture). In particular, the article focusses on the recent severe drought in Australia
The Graphic, London, 2nd January 1886"A rather startling scheme has been suggested by which the temperature of the Atlantic States of America can be rendered less
inclement. The proposal is to stop the Polar current which comes down along the coast of Labrador, forming the cold western wall of the Gulf
Stream. This current is to be intercepted by a dam across the Straits of Belle Isle, the cost of which is estimated at forty million dollars.
It is calculated that this little alteration would change the temperature of the coast from Cape Hatteras to Newfoundland,
giving spring mildness where the rigours of an Arctic winter previously existed.
A small victory for common sense in regard to spurious temperature claims made earlier this year.
Green building practices are a great idea (sic), but carry risks and potential liabilities that could lead to lawsuits reminiscent of B.C.’s leaky condo crisis, according to a B.C. Construction Association report.