Posted by: Grant | November 27, 2010

Victoria Election – Greens FAIL

Victorian election post-mortem – before the corpse is declared dead
Andrew Bolt Blog   
Andrew Bolt
Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 01:05am

” …- This election could be the Greens’ retreat from Moscow, and not just in Victoria. They cockily speculated about winning four or even five seats, on the back of polls which a month ago had them pulling around 18 per cent of the vote. They finished with no seats, and less than 11 per cent of the vote. Worse, their hype has been exploded and momentum reversed…. “


More Science – Cosmic Ray Paper

Something to be thankful for! At last: Cosmic rays linked to rapid mid-latitude cloud changes
Posted on November 25, 2010 by Anthony Watts
UPDATE: Lead author Ben Laken responds in comments below.

“I’ve reported several times at WUWT on the galactic cosmic ray theory proposed by  Henrik Svensmark which suggests that changes in the sun’s magnetic field modulate the density of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) which in turn seed cloud formation on Earth, which changes the albedo/reflectivity to affect Earth’s energy balance and hence global climate… “

The actual paper here…

© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Cosmic rays linked to rapid mid-latitude cloud changes

B. A. Laken1,2, D. R. Kniveton1, and M. R. Frogley1
1Department of Geography, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England, BN1 9QJ, UK
2Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 10941-10948, 2010


“Scientists Say” NOT

This blog exists to defend science against the superstitious spiritual beliefs of Greens.
This interesting “big idea” suggests defining and classifying science.
Very interesting indeed.

How a Scientific Integrity Act Could Shift the Global Warming Debate
Posted by Jeff Id on November 23, 2010
By Sean M O’Brien

“Up until now, peer review has been held up as the gold standard in scientific discourse. Recent developments in the climate science arena, such as Climategate, have led many to conclude that peer review is not all that it is cracked up to be. Having said that, peer review may well be perfectly adequate as a scientific standard when the issues in debate are the mating habits of squirrels. However,… “


The Big Non-News From The USA

One would think that if 11 senators and at least 36 House members in the US Congress “deny” “Climate” it would be news.
But no.
The mainstream, pop, media really do need some intellectual rigor or they will find themselves totally redundant.
This article was buried in the Bloomberg business section.

Congress November 24, 2010, 5:00PM EST
Global Warming Skeptics Ascend in Congress
Cap-and-trade may be just the first casualty of the science-doubters in the House and Senate
By Jim Snyder and Kim Chipman

” …He has reason to crow: His party’s sweep of the midterm elections will bring into office almost four dozen new lawmakers (11 senators and at least 36 House members) who share his skepticism about climate change, according to ThinkProgress, an arm of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a Washington research group allied with Democrats. They join a smaller group of Republican incumbents, some of whom will assume powerful committee positions in January, who also reject that global warming is an immediate threat.

Their influence could be felt soon. When Obama Administration negotiators arrive in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 29 for 12 days of climate-change talks, they will no longer be able to claim that their policy agenda—to push for global action on climate change—has the full backing of Congress…. “


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