Well it seems that the Institute for World Politics (IWP) has done the right thing and removed the page on their website where it was falsely claimed that David Archibald had addressed the Australian Senate on the issue of the carbon tax. They had included a link to Archibald’s “testimony” which was actually a speech he had made to a political party asking to be placed on their Senate ticket.
I emailed both Archibald and the IWP asking for clarification and received no reply…how rude. Anyway, I’ll assume my contact may have had something to do with the page’s removal.
So, while I was over at the IWP website I decided to search their site for Archibald and there were 22 results. Most of them refer to him giving the same presentation over and over again. He usually calls it “The four horsemen of the apolcalypse”. In it he identifies 4 things that are going to lead to apocalyptic problems for we humans. These are peak oil, food security due to population explosions in the “FEMA” regions, nuclear proliferation in Pakistan and his whacky sun cycle driven global cooling hypothesis. One thing he is disturbingly lucid about in his presentation is his desire to see a shift from coal-fired power to nuclear so that coal can be freed up to be converted to a liquified medium as a replacement for oil. Parts 1 and 2 of his insanity can be seen here and here.
So what is Archibald’s association with the IWP and who the hell are they anyway? They say on their website that they are a “graduate school founded to fill a major national need: to supply professional education in statecraft, national security, and international
affairs offered nowhere else.” Their very lengthy student handbook has a weird feel about it…or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, here’s an interesting picture found on one of the pages at the IWP site.
Given that the IWP keeps on inviting Archibald to speak, one can only assume they endorse all that he is on about. If anyone wants to take the time to dig around the IWP I’d appreciate it. To me it just has a weird feel about it.