Posted by: Grant | August 21, 2011

Catchup 6 – Old Posts From Bigblog Site

UK Conservatives – FAIL

Monday 13 June, 2011 – 02:52 by Grant in Default

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UK TELEGRAPH
Why ‘vote blue, go green’ doesn’t sound quite so clever any more
By Charles Moore
6:41PM BST 10 Jun 2011
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/charlesmoore/8569280/Why-vote-blue-go-green-doesnt-sound-quite-so-clever-any-more.html
It is time for Britain to walk away from its ridiculously stringent renewable energy plan, writes Charles Moore

“At this midsummer season, it is becoming traditional for me to draw attention to a striking prediction made by the Prince of Wales in March 2009. Speaking in Brazil, he said that the world had “only 100 months to avert irretrievable climate and ecosystem collapse”. It would be all over by July 2017, unless the right climate change policies were put in place.

Since then, the world has certainly not made the changes for which the Prince was calling. That means that there are now just over six years left…. ”

“…None of the Cabinet ministers concerned is stupid. All must be aware of the problem, although it may politically suit Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, to line himself up for green martyrdom. George Osborne, the Chancellor, the most astute member of the Government, has shown the first signs of shifting. The Treasury recently announced that, after 2020, Britain would adhere to its discussed carbon budgets only if others did so, too. They won’t, of course, so we have a get-out, but at a much too distant date.

No doubt the lights will not, in the end, go out all over Europe, or even over Essex. But this whole story is an instructive and depressing example of what happens when consensus rules. “The science is settled” was the line, and our politicians, few of them any more scientific than you or I, fell in with it…. ”

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What Is Science?

Monday 13 June, 2011 – 02:49 by Grant in Default

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Science is debate and argument based on reproducable evidence.

Science that cannot be argued, debated and changed is simply not science – by definition.

WUWT
Alarmist climate science and the principle of exclusion
Posted on June 8, 2011 by Anthony Watts
AGW theorists are being misled by the principle of exclusion
Story submitted by Paul Macrae
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/08/alarmist-climate-science-and-the-principle-of-exclusion/

” …Darwin later wrote of his Glen Roy hypothesis: “Because no other explanation was possible under our then state of knowledge, I argued in favour of sea-action; and my error has been a good lesson to me never to trust in science to the principle of exclusion.”[2]
While Darwin rejected the principle of exclusion, at least as a primary scientific tool, alarmist climate science has not. Instead, the principle of exclusion is one of the most-cited arguments to support the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis.
For example, in a 2010 interview with the BBC on the Climategate scandal, Climate Research Unit (CRU) head Phil Jones was asked: “What factors convince you that recent warming has been largely man-made?” Jones’s reply: “The fact that we can’t explain the warming from the 1950s by solar and volcanic forcing.” In other words, Jones is using the principle of exclusion: while he and his colleagues can’t prove that human activities are causing warming, they can’t find any other explanation.
Canada’s Andrew Weaver also relies on the principle of exclusion when he writes… ”

” …It’s not unreasonable to claim that human activities are the main cause of global warming. If carbon emissions and temperatures increase at the same time, it’s possible they are connected although, of course, correlation does not equal causation. And many scientific theories are based on the principle of exclusion, including much of Darwin’s theory of evolution itself.
Where alarmists like Jones, Weaver and the IPCC betray the accepted principles of science is in claiming that a possible causal connection between human carbon emissions and temperatures is settled, certain, and, as Weaver puts it in his book, beyond debate (he writes: “there is no such debate [about the certainty of the AGW hypothesis] in the atmospheric or climate scientific community” (p. 22)).
Even worse, these scientists call anyone who dares to challenge their hypothesis a “denier,” deluded, a fraud, bought-off by the oil industry, or worse. One cannot imagine Darwin, a modest scientist, making similar claims of certainty for his two hypotheses, or throwing slurs at anyone who didn’t accept them…. ”

ALSO HERE…

FORBES MAGAZINE
Energy
The Self Corruption of Climate Science
Jun. 9 2011 – 11:31 pm
http://blogs.forbes.com/williampentland/2011/06/09/the-self-corruption-of-climate-science/

“As one of the Forbes.com contributors who believes the science behind global warming is settled, it breaks my heart to report that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made it considerably harder for me to convince my skeptical colleagues to reconsider their position…. ”

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Hear The Greenie Squirm

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:34 by Grant in Default

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Squirm greenie, squirm.

QUADRANT MAGAZINE
“The evidence is not there”
by John McLean
June 7, 2011
http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/06/where-s-the-evidence

“——————————————————————————–
On Wednesday, May 25, 2GB’s Alan Jones interviewed climate change scientist Professor David Karoly and discussed various comments Karoly had made on climate matters.[i]
——————————————————————————–

Three issues in particular stood out, not so much for their information as the manner in which Karoly slid around the questions or made comments that were incorrect or incomplete. Karoly is frequently cited as an authority on the subject and has advised the Australian government on climate change.

The first of the three issues dealt with Karoly’s comments in 2003 about the Australian drought at that time:

JONES:  In 2003 why did you say quote… ”

Hear it here…

Climate change scientist Professor David Karoly
Alan Jones speaks to climate change scientist Professor David Karoly.
http://www.2gb.com/index2.php?option=com_newsmanager&task=view&id=8984

perhaps this why they are ducking for cover…

PERTH NOW
Sinister element to carbon tax campaign
Howard Sattler
From: PerthNow
June 08, 20119:38AM
http://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/sinister-element-to-carbon-tax-campaign/story-e6frg41u-1226071626157?site=PerthNow

” …How else can I explain the reaction of its chief climate change adviser, Prof. Ross Garnaut, to my request for an interview on the subject.

During the negotiations my producer was grilled about my views on the proposed impost and global warming.

Told I was a sceptic, the response was:”That changes everything.”

Needless to say, the interview did not materialise.

Snubbing talkback radio commentators who disagree with the Government’s policy is one ingredient in the campaign to derail opposition to the tax…. ”

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Gawd Save The NBN

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:31 by Grant in Default

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I just hope that the AUS Labor/Greens/Independents can hold on long enough for the National Broadband Network to become a fait acompli.

THE AUSTRALIAN
Mind the gap on climate
Janet Albrechtsen
From:The Australian
June 08, 201112:00AM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/mind-the-gap-on-climate/story-e6frgd0x-1226071255005

” …As at January this year, 88 per cent of people said no thanks to paying less than $2 to offset carbon from their Jetstar flight. When buying a ticket on a Qantas plane, only 8 per cent of online flyers consciously ticked the “yes, offset flights” button to pay $1.82. By May this year, that figure had dropped to 7 per cent…. ”

” …Along similar lines, in the US, eco-friendly cleaning products are nose-diving in popularity. Clorox, the manufacturer of Green Works, a line of natural cleaning products, has seen its sales drop from $US100 million in 2008 to $US60m this year. As one woman told The New York Times, buying more expensive, green products is “something you buy and think about when things are going swimmingly”. Reality trumps emotion…. ”

JO NOVA
Greens run and hide from poll results
Posted on June 10th, 2011
http://joannenova.com.au/2011/06/greens-run-and-hide-from-poll-results/#more-15283

“The Greens are a community oriented party, and often ask for feedback. Indeed they’ve been searching for feedback on their emissions trading plan for over two years on their blog.

“Do you support the Greens’ plan on emissions trading?”

Their blog visitors were giving them a clear message. Of 2268 voters, 80% didn’t like their plan.

Even though this poll started on May 4th, 2009, within 2 hours of the link being posted here, a dreadful accident must have occurred and the page disappeared to a 403 error. It wasn’t just lost from Sarah Hanson-Young’s blog, it also disappeared from Bob Brown’s blog, and Adam Bandt’s blog. (It had taken them many blog-page-years to amass those results, which says something about traffic stats of the Greens blog.)

To help them I’ve saved a screen capture, with the results…. ”

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The Thousand Geoscientists – Conference

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:27 by Grant in Default

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FINANCIAL POST
Special to Financial Post
Jun 7, 2011 – 8:05 PM ET
Alarmists refuse to take on skeptical geologists
By Tom Harris
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/06/07/climate-isnt-up-for-debate/

” …In contrast to most environmental science meetings, climate skepticism was widespread among the thousand geoscientists from Canada, the United States and other countries who took part in GAC-MAC 2011 (the Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits).

The lead symposium of the conference, Earth climate: past, present, future, was especially revealing…. ”

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New Zuland

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:25 by Grant in Default

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THE NEW ZEALAND CLIMATE SCIENCE COALITION
A MUST-READ & MUST-LISTEN: UN IPCC ‘TOO BLINKERED AND CORRUPT TO SAVE’
Posted 10 June 2011
http://nzclimatescience.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=751&Itemid=1

“A leading Canadian newspaper, Financial Post, and a top-rating Sydney radio host, Allan Jones, have recently condiucted interviews with a foundation member of our Coalition, Dr Vincent Gray, who has the distinction of having been an expert reviewer of all four Assessment Reports so far by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Ciimate Change (IPCC), of which he has become a celebrated and well qualified critic.

Read “IPCC too blinkered and corrupt to save” in the National Post concerning Dr. Gray’s contribution to the debate.
FINANCIAL POST http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=55387187-4d06-446f-9f4f-c2397d155a32

Listen to Dr. Gray’s interview here.
ALAN JONES – http://www.2gb.com/index2.php?option=com_newsmanager&task=view&id=9116

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 June 2011 )”

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AUS Climate Commission Fishy Pew

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:23 by Grant in Default

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WUWT
Data for study based on TWO fish sample size: challenges to Australia’s Climate Comission go unanswered
Posted on June 4, 2011 by Anthony Watts
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/06/04/study-based-on-two-fish-sample-size-challenges-to-australias-climate-comission-go-unanswered/

“Submitted by Marc Hendrix – correspondence with Steve Woodman, reproduced with permission:

For your reference, today I sent this challenge to the Climate Commission regarding a recent University of Tasmania study on growth rates in the banded morwong and the alarmist promotion of its suspect findings.

In a recent ABC story on the study, much was made of the threat of fish dying from hot ocean water when in fact the sample size of the component of the study which looked at the physiological stress on fish consisted of only TWO fish.

The authors admitted: “This result may reflect the small sample size of our experiments, and further work is needed to determine the effect of increasing temperature on swimming activity in banded morwong.”

(See abstract and full text of study here in Nature Climate Change)

Unfortunately Dr Thresher of the University did not inform the listeners to the ABC of this significant limitation to the study and its findings.

I present three other peer reviewed studies that show that marine ecosystems adapt well to warmer water and that there is no cause for such rank alarmism from activist scientists.

Marc, over the last three months I’ve sent over twenty challenges to the Commission regarding peer reviewed papers that do not toe the party line, apart from the usual automatic acknowledgement of receipt they have not yet responded to me.

Steve Woodman BSc (Hons) Psych

P.S I am a private citizen without any political affiliations or vested interests in coal, nuclear or any other industries or business concerns.”

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Andrew Bolt – Death Threats & Snow Jobs

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:19 by Grant in Default

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Even those “death threats” are a beat up
Andrew Bolt Blog
Andrew Bolt
Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 06:05am
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/even_those_death_threats_are_a_beat_up/

” …CLAIMS prominent climate change scientists had recently received death threats – http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/carbon-death-threats-go-cold/story-e6freuzr-1226071996499 – have been revealed as an opportunistic ploy, with the Australian National University admitting that they occurred up to five years ago.

Only two of ANU’s climate change scientists allegedly received death threats, the first in a letter posted in 2006-2007 and the other an offhand remark made in person 12 months ago…

The outdated threats raised question marks over the timing of their release to the public, with claims they were aired last week to draw sympathy to scientists and their climate change cause.

The university denied it was creating a ruse, maintaining the initial report, in the Fairfax-owned Canberra Times last week, failed to indicate when the threats were made.

Reports also suggested the threats had forced the ANU to lock away its climate change scientists and policy advisers in a high-security complex. The Daily Telegraph has discovered the nine scientists and staff in question were merely given keyless swipe cards – routine security measures taken last year…. ”

Here’s more of that snow the CSIRO’s warmists didn’t expect
Andrew Bolt Blog
Andrew Bolt
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 07:49am
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/heres_more_of_that_snow_the_csiros_warmists_didnt_expect/

“In May 2008, the CSIRO’s warmists warned of vanishing snow:

Scientists say Australian skiers should prepare for shorter ski seasons because of global warming… CSIRO climate change expert Dr Penny Whetton says Australia’s mountain snow cover could be reduced by up to 54 per cent by 2020. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/28/2257656.htm?section=australia

In August 2008, skiers were snowed in:

CARS buried at Falls Creek and Mt Buller, others abandoned on the Kosciuszko Rd and Alpine Way, massive snow drifts up high at Perisher and Thredbo, blizzard conditions, snowfall accumulations in excess of 40cm. As the big dump continues Friday, skiers are looking up at the scoreboard – with a 2m season well within our sights….Clearly, July 2008 has delivered the best consistent skiing conditions since the great 2004 season – http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/snowed_by_the_csiro – and there is potential for a cold and snowy peak month of August.

And now, in June 2011, the snow has only got better:

Every major resort is opening lifts for the start of the ski season and this is set to be the biggest opening weekend in more than a decade. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/its-a-chiller-thriller-at-ski-resorts-this-queens-birthday-long-weekend/story-fn7x8me2-1226073277705

Is there something wrong with the CSIRO’s models?”

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Truth Is SO Inconvenient

Sunday 12 June, 2011 – 05:16 by Grant in Default

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One more for the Planet-Itself-Is-Mocking-Them department.

Al Gore used an image of a hurricane on his poster – implying more and worse storms than Katrina would soon follow – OOPSIE!

REAL SCIENCE BLOG
1000 Days
Posted on June 10, 2011 by stevengoddard
It has now been 1000 days since any hurricane hit the US, the longest spell since before the Civil War.
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/1000-days/

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Attack On US Energy Supply – Continued.

Saturday 11 June, 2011 – 05:46 by Grant in Default

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Surely not that nice Mr Obama?

The novelty of electing their First-black-president -“yes we can” – has worn off as he ignores the Congress and proceeds with his attack on the country’s energy supply in favour of “alternative energy” that has yet to be invented – let alone demonstrated as effective.

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
Editorial: U.S. Goes On An Energy Starvation Diet
Posted 06/09/2011 06:46 PM ET
http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/574953/201106091846/Cost-Of-Green-14-Million-Jobs.htm

” …It’s also the least expensive and most easily available energy we have. For a pittance, it provides fully half the power we need to heat and cool our homes and run our TVs and computers.

But if these EPA rules go into effect, the cost of energy will shoot up 11% to 23% in just a few years.

In the pipeline, according to a study by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the agency has 30 major regulations and more than 170 new major policy rules that will create massive new costs for utilities.

With this regulatory siege, Obama’s EPA is trying to get “cap-and-trade through the back door,” ALEC says, referring to a Democrat-backed but business-opposed approach to controlling pollution with economic incentives. The EPA “has pushed ahead in its regulatory onslaught without regard to economic realities or democratic accountability,” ALEC says.

Such hyperactive regulation is taking a toll. According to the Heritage Foundation’s Nicolas Loris, new EPA rules force “utilities to file for significant rate hikes in years to come because of the upgrades they will have to make or the complete shutdown of older plants.”

Utilities aren’t the only energy sector being hurt by government regulation. Exxon Mobil just announced a massive new oil find: 700 million barrels of crude more than a mile deep just waiting to be drilled in the Gulf of Mexico…. ”

More here…

THE HILL
Utility giant AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs
By Andrew Restuccia – 06/09/11 03:55 PM ET
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/165651-aep-epa-regs-will-cost-billions-and-result-in-five-closed-plants

“Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations…. ”

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It’s Not Werkin! – Global Fuel – Not Even a Blip!

Saturday 11 June, 2011 – 05:43 by Grant in Default

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Unfortunately your astronomically high power bill and your astronomically high petrol price is totally wasted on the effort to even slow global fuel consumption to “save the planet”.

THE ECONOMIST
Energy statistics
The world gets back to burning
Jun 8th 2011, 16:56 by O.M.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2011/06/energy-statistics

“NOT since 1973 has world energy use increased by as much, in percentage terms, as it did in 2010. According to BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy, published today, 2010’s energy consumption was up by 5.6% on the year before. In part this is thanks to recovery from the economic crisis; in part it is down to the longer-term shift in economic activity towards emerging economies, which are less efficient in their energy use.

Robust growth was seen in all regions and in almost all types of energy use: the world consumed more of every main fuel bar one than it had in any previous year. Consumption of oil, which accounts for 34% of the world’s primary energy by BP’s calculations, rose by 3.1%. Coal, at 30% the number two fuel, was up by 7.6%, growing faster than at any time since 2003. Consumption of gas, which contributes 24%, was up by 7.4%, the biggest annual growth since 1984.

The growth in fossil fuels was so strong that although non-fossil-fuel energy also had a record year, its share of the world total primary energy decreased a little…. ”

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The Elephant In The Room.

Saturday 11 June, 2011 – 05:41 by Grant in Default

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NEW YORK TIMES
June 9, 2011, 12:08 pm
Americans Still Split on Global Warming, Poll Shows
By LESLIE KAUFMAN
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/americans-still-split-on-global-warming-poll-shows/

“Judging from an annual survey by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities, the American public is roughly as fractured in its attitudes toward climate change today as it was last year…. ”

Find the report here for your own interpretation.
YALE UNIVERSITY
http://environment.yale.edu/climate/files/ClimateBeliefsMay2011.pdf

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Body Language

Friday 10 June, 2011 – 04:25 by Grant in Default

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Just look at the body Language.

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3240336.htm

Doomed.

Tony Windsor knows he’s gone – he jumped on the Climate bandwagon only to see a wheel fall off.

The live cattle fiasco is the last straw.

The aussie public have had a gutfull of the bourgeois, trendy, interlectual, inner city snobs insulting their intelligence with blatant propoganda and are now ready to elect a proper government.

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Inconvenient Facts Just Won’t Go Away

Friday 10 June, 2011 – 04:03 by Grant in Default

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FORBES
Op/Ed
Ten Years And Counting: Where’s The Global Warming?
Jun. 8 2011 – 12:47 pm
By JAMES TAYLOR
http://blogs.forbes.com/jamestaylor/2011/06/08/ten-years-and-counting-wheres-the-global-warming/

” …There is a difference between global warming theory and alarmist global warming theory. Global warming theory holds that certain atmospheric gases warm the earth. Unless other factors intervene, adding more of these gases will tend to warm the atmosphere. This is well accepted across the scientific community. Alarmist global warming theory entails the additional assertion that the earth’s sensitivity to even very modest changes in atmospheric gases is extremely high. This is in sharp scientific dispute and has been repeatedly contradicted by real-world climate conditions.

Most powerfully, global temperature trends during the twentieth century sharply defied atmospheric carbon dioxide trends. More than half of the warming during the twentieth century occurred prior to the post-World War II economic boom, yet atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions rose minimally during this time. Between 1945 and 1977, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels jumped rapidly, yet global temperatures declined. Only during the last quarter of the century was there an appreciable correlation between greenhouse gas trends and global temperature trends. But that brief correlation has clearly disappeared this century.

Which brings us back to the sharp scientific disagreement about whether the earth’s climate is extremely sensitive or merely modestly sensitive to minor variances in the composition of its atmospheric gases. Carbon dioxide comprises far less than 1 percent of the earth’s atmosphere. In fact, we could multiply the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere a full 25 times and it would still equal less than 1 percent of the earth’s atmosphere. The alarmists claim that the minor increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations during the past 100 years, from roughly 3 parts per 10,000 to roughly 4 parts per 10,000, is causing climate havoc. Real-world temperature data tell us an entirely different story…. ”

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Nice Try, But No Banana.

Friday 10 June, 2011 – 04:01 by Grant in Default

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Julia Gillard feels the heat over carbon tax backlash as voters call for new election
By Simon Benson National Political Editor
From: The Daily Telegraph
June 06, 2011 12:00AM
http://www.news.com.au/national/angry-voters-want-election-before-carbon-tax/story-e6frfkw9-1226069810869

“…An exclusive Galaxy poll commissioned by The Daily Telegraph has revealed 73 per cent of people claim they will end up worse off under the tax. Just 7 per cent believe they could end up better off in some way.

More fatal for the Prime Minister, however, was the overwhelming support for an election to be called on the issue – confirming widespread anger over her broken election promise not to introduce a carbon tax.

A total of 64 per cent said they wanted a fresh election. Only 24 per cent believed the PM had a mandate.

And in a growing sentiment that the tax would not help solve the climate change problem, 75 per cent believed it would have only a minor impact on the environment – or no impact at all.

The devastating poll results, showing total opposition now at 58 per cent, confirm the government has so far failed to make an effective case for its tax…. ”

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Sorry I’ve Been Away

Friday 10 June, 2011 – 02:44 by Grant in Default

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To Hervey Bay.

The dolphins have gone from the Urangan harbour and my curiosity about the big red boat/ship chugging back and forth in the harbour mouth is unrequited.

I’ll catch up now.

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But, But, It Is Not Warming.

Monday 06 June, 2011 – 07:13 by Grant in Default

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The trouble with superstitiously blaming all the bad weather on Climate Change is that Climate Change is Global Warming and the globe just isn’t warming.

It was warming – a little – perfectly normal – then it stopped.

Carbon dioxide has boomed and the biosphere has bloomed along with it, but after a pathetically small rise in the late last century temperature, nothing.

Just once I’d like to see some good weather caused by Climate Change – for it to only cause bad weather just insults my intelligence.

THE DAILY BEAST
Are You Ready for More?
by Sharon Begley (Newsweek)
May 29, 2011 | 8:35pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-05-29/global-climate-change-freak-storms-are-the-new-normal/full/#

” …Even those who deny the existence of global climate change are having trouble dismissing the evidence of the last year. In the U.S. alone, nearly 1,000 tornadoes have ripped across the heartland, killing more than 500 people and inflicting $9 billion in damage. The Midwest suffered the wettest April in 116 years, forcing the Mississippi to flood thousands of square miles, even as drought-plagued Texas suffered the driest month in a century. Worldwide, the litany of weather’s extremes has reached biblical proportions. The 2010 heat wave in Russia killed an estimated 15,000 people. Floods in Australia and Pakistan killed 2,000 and left large swaths of each country under water. A months-long drought in China has devastated millions of acres of farmland. And the temperature keeps rising: 2010 was the hottest year on earth since weather records began… ”

The Boston Globe calls for sense…

BOSTON GLOBE
Cooler heads prevail against climate panic
OP-ED | Jeff Jacoby
June 01, 2011|By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist
http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-01/bostonglobe/29609165_1_global-warming-climate-alarmists-carbon-emissions

” …So why recoil from the modest increase in carbon emissions caused by fossil-fuel use? Because more CO2 means more climate change? Happer shoots down that idea. The earth’s climate is always changing, sometimes dramatically. During the medieval warming of a thousand years ago, temperatures were much higher than they are now; during the Little Ice Age six centuries later they were much lower. “Yet there is no evidence for significant increase of CO2 in the medieval warm period, nor for a significant decrease at the time of the subsequent little ice age.’’

Newsweek’s “stable climate of the last 12,000 years’’ is a myth. So is the notion that higher carbon emissions are a prescription for disaster. Carbon dioxide is only one of several factors that influence the earth’s temperature, Happer writes, and “seldom the dominant one.’’

The global-warming alarmists have had a good run, as the global-cooling alarmists did before them, but fewer people find the doomsday prophecies persuasive. Scaremongering wins headlines; fact-based skepticism eventually wins arguments.”

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Bad Polls Continue For Labor

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:16 by Grant in Default

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A big new energy tax to set a good example to the world on top of rising interest rates, falling home values, an inflated dollar** and falling retail confidence – whodive thunk it?!

Gillard sinking, her tax wrapped around her ankles
Andrew Bolt Blog
Andrew Bolt
Monday, May 30, 2011 at 06:27pm
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/gillard_sinking_her_tax_wrapped_around_her_ankles/

Labor’s pain continues, even after Malcolm Turnbull tries to blow up the Liberals. From the Essential Research poll:

Coalition 2PP 54%, up one

Labor 2PP 46%, down one.

Even a leading question on support for Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax can’t produce a response better than this:

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s recent announcement to introduce a carbon pricing scheme from 1 July 2012, which will require industries to pay a tax based on the amount of carbon pollution they emit?

Total support 38%
Total oppose 48%

(Thanks to reader Gab.)

**BTW – who benefits most from a high aussie dollar? – starts with a Ch and ends with an ina!

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Google Bias Revealed

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:14 by Grant in Default

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I have been aware of this alarming bias in the world’s biggest information resource for quite sometime now, but it was always too nebulous to report on.
Here is something to get your teeth into.

What else is Google lying to you about?!

NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
For Release: June 2, 2011
Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or (703) 568-4727 or dalmasi@nationalcenter.org or Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476 or jkent@nationalcenter.org
Conflict of Interest Shareholder Proposal Presented to Google
Google’s Green Energy Investments Scrutinized
http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-Google_Results_060211.html

” …”Today, shareholders were told how Google Board Member John Doerr’s personal investments, coupled with Google’s new green energy outlays, raise questions of conflict and impropriety,” said Danhof.

Doerr is a partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm that is heavily invested in alternative energy. Doerr’s firm and Google have both invested large sums in the same small geothermal company, AltaRock.

“Even though our proposal did not pass, our call for transparency received a rousing ovation from the shareholders in attendance. Google executives heard loud and clear that shareholders want to know more about what is motivating the company’s alternative energy investments,” said Danhof…. ”

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The Planet Itself Is Mocking Them!

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:11 by Grant in Default

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Poor Greenies, poor Greg Combet, they really, desperately, need a few good heat waves and all they are getting is COLD!

The Blogosphere
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Coldest May on record for Darwin
Ellen Wescott-Dawson
http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/coldest_may_on_record_for_darwin/

Melbourne has coldest May in 40 years
By Benjamin Preiss

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A Spiritualist Denier!

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:10 by Grant in Default

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“This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in art-sciences including Astronomy, Sidereal Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs; Planetary Synodic Cycles; Venus Transits, asteroids, new planets, Earth Resonances, Earth’s Precessional Cycle & the Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul, Solar Cycles, Bio-Harmonics, Health & Healing, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness. Please Enjoy!”

Solar Cycles Cause Global Warming & Cooling not Humans
Nick Anthony Fiorenza
http://www.lunarplanner.com/SolarCycles-climate.html

“Planetary warming has also been observed on Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and on Neptune’s largest moon Triton during the decades following the peak of the “Solar Grand Maximum” – wonder why – there are no humans there! And Pluto is moving further from the sun in its orbit, thus it should be cooling, but instead it is warming. This is but one blatant indicator that suggests that the climate change on Earth is due to solar changes and our intersellar environment rather than mere human antics. More importantly, the Sun is now changing from its Solar Grand Maximum to its Solar Grand Minimum. The Earth heats up after a Solar Grand Maximum, lagging a bit after the peak. With a Solar Grand Minimum now on its way, a “global cooling” may be on the horizon–a natural oscillation occurring in much longer solar cycles.

Latest science reveals that sharp increases in global warming “precede” sharp increases in CO2–not the other way around. Global warming causes more CO2 to be released form the oceans. Current research also shows… ”

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Teacher’s Alternative Guide To Climate.

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:08 by Grant in Default

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WUWT
Skeptic Strategy for Talking About Global Warming
Posted on May 30, 2011 by Ira Glickstein, PhD
Guest Post by Ira Glickstein
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/30/skeptic-strategy-for-talking-about-global-warming/#more-40761

Even provides a power point resource here…
Type: Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation
Address URL:   https://sites.google.com/site/bigira/climate-related-ppt/TESP-Climate-May2011.ppt?attredirects=0
(hint click on the “notes” tab)

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Guide To Real Climate Science.

Sunday 05 June, 2011 – 07:06 by Grant in Default

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It’d be nice if a few of the leftist greenie teachers flogging the conventional wisdom in our schools got back to teaching the next generation to question a few things again.

In the words of a song of my generation – “It aint necessarily so” –
“…Oh Jonah he lived in de whale
Oh Jonah he lived in de whale
For he made his home in dat fish’s abdomen
Oh Jonah he lived in de whale… ”

If you do ask your preacher how Jonah could live in a whale you get the same kind of doubletalk as Greenies – bottom line is they are both peddling faith – you must have faith and don’t listen to the deniers.
What p*sses me off is it is dressed up as science and we need science, real science, that can be argued and debated.

A report of false scares
Andrew Bolt Blog
Andrew Bolt
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 09:43am
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/a_report_of_false_scares/

“Bob Carter, David Evans, Stewart Franks and William Kininmonth peer-review the alarmist report on global warming that the Climate Commission last week gave the Gillard Government.

Their conclusion:

The scientific advice contained within The Critical Decades is an inadequate, flawed and misleading basis on which to set national policy. The report is emotive and tendentious throughout, ignores sound scientific criticism of IPCC shibboleths that has been made previously, and is shotgun in its approach and at the same time selective in its use of evidence. The arguments presented depend heavily upon unvalidated computer models the predictions of which have been wrong for the last 23 years, and which are are unremittingly and unjustifiably alarmist in nature…

Notwithstanding the misassertions of the Climate Commissioners, independent scientists are confident overall that there is no evidence of global warming at a rate faster than for the two major 20th century phases of natural warming; no evidence of sea level rise at a rate greater than the 20th century natural rise of ~1.7 mm/yr; no evidence of acceleration in sea-level change in either the tide gauge or satellite records; and nothing unusual about the behaviour of mountain glaciers, Arctic sea ice or the Greenland or West Antarctic ice sheets.”

Read the report here…
( http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/05/auditing-the-critical-decade-part-ii )

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30 Minutes Of Mainstream Media – At Last!

Thursday 02 June, 2011 – 06:04 by Grant in Default

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A Little Ray Of Sunshine In The Dismal Aussie Media.

This Andrew Bolt interview was noticed in the “Climate Depot” website in the US.

Why do the other mainstream media keep sparing us from all “The Deniers” arguments? Are we too stupid to assess them for ourselves?

Channel TEN have very cleverly picked up on the conservative backlash started on Talkback Radio.

AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVE
The central hypothesis of global warming fails the test, Prof. Bob Carter says
Posted:May 29 2011
http://australianconservative.com/2011/05/the-central-hypothesis-of-global-warming-fails-the-test-professor-bob-carter-says/

“The Gillard Government is adopting as it’s climate policy “a unique line of advice from the IPCC” that is relentlessly repeated but not contested, Professor Bob Carter said today.

“The important thing is that this sort of policy advice be contested,” he told The Bolt Report on Channel Ten.

“The hypothesis of the day that the public is being encouraged to be alarmed about is that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions cause dangerous global warming.

“That’s a testable idea. And the test is: you look at a period of the temperature record and you look at a period of the carbon dioxide emissions. So, step back 10 years to 2001. Since then there’s been a five per cent increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and that’s 25 per cent, almost a quarter of all the carbon dioxide we’ve put in the atmosphere since 1751. And what’s happened to global temperature? It’s gone down slightly by a bit less than 0.05 deg. C. As a scientific hypothesis, that’s the test; and the hypothesis fails the test.”

Prof. Carter said the report delivered this week by the Gillard Government’s Climate Commission was not a new report.

“It’s ‘bubble and squeak’. It’s reheated IPCC material from many previous reports,” he said.

Professor Bob Carter is an adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University (Queensland). He is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 40 years professional experience. He is the author of Climate: the counter consensus.

Program presenter Andrew Bolt said the station had invited climate commissioners Tim Flannery and Professor Will Steffen, Climate Change Minister Greg Combet and Prime Minister Julia Gillard to come on to the show to defend the report but all had refused.

Commenting on the reluctance of climate change alarmists to debate the science, Prof. Carter said, “There have been one or two public debates in New York and London and what happens whenever they’ve made the slip of agreeing to a public debate is they lose.””

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Ocean Acidification – NOT

Thursday 02 June, 2011 – 06:02 by Grant in Default

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If you need to debunk the superstitous alarm over “Acidification” by Will Stephen in the “The Critical Decade” psuedo-science report by the AUS Multi-party Climate Change Committee, here is some definitive science from the ever excellent CO2 SCIENCE (http://www.co2science.org )

CO2 SCIENCE
Ocean Acidification Database
http://www.co2science.org/data/acidification/acidification.php

Our Ocean Acidification Database consists of an ever-expanding archive on the response of marine organisms to ocean acidification as reported in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  Results are tabulated by response, including calcification, fertility, growth, metabolism and survival. To begin, click on one of the links below.

Backgroundhttp://www.co2science.org/data/acidification/background.php

Description of the Database Tableshttp://www.co2science.org/data/acidification/description.php

The Databasehttp://www.co2science.org/data/acidification/database.php

Results and Conclusionshttp://www.co2science.org/data/acidification/results.php

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Ross – Come On You’re Meant To Be Inventing.

Thursday 02 June, 2011 – 05:59 by Grant in Default

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You’re not inventing.

The only problem with forcing up the cost of cheap abundant fossil fuels to encourage “alternatives” is that there are no alternatives.

We cannot run a Gigawatt power grid on batteries when the sun don’t shine and the wind don’t blow.

Already billions have been spent on research but there is no viable alternative to fossil fuels (except nuclear & hydro).

All we are going to do is force up the price of our energy while others don’t.

PLEASE start inventing or we’re in real trouble here. We’ve got really, really, expensive power and no demonstrated, viable, alternatives in place for that power, let alone steel, aluminium, fuel and cement.

Gospel according to Ross Garnaut
Graham Lloyd, Environment editor
From:The Australian
June 01, 201112:00AM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/gospel-according-to-ross-garnaut/story-e6frg6z6-1226066761712

” …The death of Kyoto came as the International Energy Agency published its latest gloomy forecast that the battle to limit CO2 emissions to stop runaway global temperature rises with potential catastrophic consequences is being lost.

CO2 emissions reached a record high in 2010, the IEA says, and 80 per cent of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in.

After a dip in 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, emissions are estimated to have climbed to a record 30.6 Gigatonnes (Gt), a 5 per cent jump from the previous record year in 2008, when levels reached 29.3Gt.

IEA chief economist Fatih Birol says the significant increase in CO2 emissions and the locking in of future emissions due to infrastructure investments represent a serious setback to hopes of limiting the global rise in temperature to no more than 2C.

Given these twin realities it will be possible to conclude that Australia’s climate change debate – as outlined by Ross Garnaut in his final report to Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday – is being conducted in a parallel universe…. ”

I cannot accuse Ross of parroting the ALP party like a wind-up robot here – he has, actually, really, drifted off into a parallel universe and indulged himself for once – bon voyage Ross. Sit back and watch the chaos from your retirement home.

Julia gave him a nice pat on the head.

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Scientific Audit Of “The Science” From AUS Climate Commission.

Wednesday 01 June, 2011 – 05:40 by Grant in Default

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Told ya it’d take hours!
These four highly qualified scientists systematically debunk the whole AUS ALP/Greens Climate Commision blatant propoganda on “The Science”.

If the simple fact that this is a government funded, government appointed commission, supporting a massive new government Carbon Tax isn’t enough for you!
Read these…

QUADRANT
The Critical Decade: Part I
May 30, 2011
http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/05/the-critical-decade-part-i

QUADRANT
The Critical Decade: Part II
May 30, 2011
http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2011/05/auditing-the-critical-decade-part-ii

” …Sea level change

The observed sea level rise of about 1.7 mm/yr (17 cm/century)[15], or 20cm since 1880 when good tide gauge records commence, is not alarming and is consistent with a response to slight natural warming and concomitant land ice melting since then. No evidence exists of an acceleration of global sea-level rise[16], as required by the IPCC’s models. The higher rates of rise of >3 mm/yr since 1992 cited by the Climate Commission derive from satellite radar ranging observation. This is a new technique for which absolute calibration remains uncertain, and which anyway documents a deceleration in the rate of sea-level rise over the last few years[17].

The biological response to a warming world.

It is not surprising that the biological world is changing with emergence of the Earth from the Little Ice Age. The processes involved are well understood to be those of adaptation and natural selection, and they throw no light on the causation of recent climate warming.

Global surface temperature is rising fast; the last decade was the hottest on record.

The rate of increase of temperature between 1979 and 2006 was ~0.16O C/decade[18]. This is not fast compared with the typical rates of warming and cooling of up to 0.25O C/decade that characterises many Holocene temperature records[19]. Nor is the recent rate of warming different from the natural warming rates observed from 1860 to 1880 and 1910 to 1940[20]. Generally, then, the rates of global temperature change measured over the last 150 years all fall within previous natural limits. No empirical evidence exists for additional, dangerous, human-caused warming or cooling since the mid-20th century.

To invest significance in the fact that the last decade has been the hottest over the short 150-year instrumental record is fatuous, given the acknowledged warming since about 1680 which represents emergence from the Little Ice Age. Representing only five climate data points, the instrumental record covers far too short a period of time over which to draw such far-reaching climatic conclusions.

When palaeoclimate records of adequate length are inspected, it is apparent that Late 20th Century warming is associated with a well known millennial climate cycle, sometimes termed the Bond Cycle[21]. It is therefore no more surprising that warm years cluster around the recent turn of the 20th century than it is that warm days cluster around mid-summer’s day each year.

2. We are already seeing the social, economic and environmental impacts of a changing climate.

This is another misleading motherhood statement… ”

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I’ll See Your 700 Scientists & Raise You 300!

Wednesday 01 June, 2011 – 05:36 by Grant in Default

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SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore Visit Site
Climate Depot Exclusive: 321-page ‘Consensus Buster’ Report set to further chill UN Climate Summit in Cancun
Wednesday, December 08, 2010By Marc Morano  –  Climate Depot
http://www.climatedepot.com/a/9035/SPECIAL-REPORT-More-Than-1000-International-Scientists-Dissent-Over-ManMade-Global-Warming-Claims–Challenge-UN-IPCC–Gore

Link to Complete 321-Page PDF Special Report
http://traffic.libsyn.com/rbushway/2010_Senate_Minority_Report.pdf

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Nils-Axel Morner In SPPI Sea Level Paper

Wednesday 01 June, 2011 – 05:32 by Grant in Default

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Someone is telling fibby wibbies about sea level rise. Either the AUS Climate Committee Science Report or this independent expert or both.
If you challenge the committee with this science you will not get a reasoned argument against it of course.
They will pump out the party line – “oh, yes, we don’t listen to him he’s in the pay of the devil, the evil multinationals” OR “There is an overwhelming concensus for us amongst all scientists therefore we don’t need to discuss it or argue it”.

THE GREAT SEA-LEVEL HUMBUG:
THERE IS NO ALARMING SEA LEVEL RISE!

by Nils-Axel Mörner
Winter 2010/2011 Edition of 21st Century Science & Technology
May 26, 2011
www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/Articles%202007/MornerInterview.pdf
http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/reprint/the_great_sea_level_humbug.pdf

Renowned oceanographic expert Nils-Axel Mörner has studied sea level and its effects on coastal areas for some 45 years. Recently retired as director of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University, Mörner is past president (1999- 2003) of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, and leader of the Maldives Sea Level Project. Now he has his own company on Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics in Sweden, and can be reached at morner@pog.nu.

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Blanchett Blanches

Monday 30 May, 2011 – 06:16 by Grant in Default

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(Blanches = pales)
The party elite were looking very grim faced at the afore-mentioned “The Science” briefing.

Here is why…
They thought that control of the mass media and the media licence fees deal with the networks would mean grudging acceptance of their new Carbon Tax to “save the planet”
The problem?
There is no mass media anymore. There are dozens of new digital TV channels and a huge and growing internet.

The times they are a-changing. Not only are the punters not buying it, they are furious and insulted.

The new Kate Blanchett propoganda video was, quite simply, howled down by the punters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eprah6RNab4feature=player_embedded

Also here….

A lesson in sacrifice for the planet from the woman in the luxury Audi
Andrew Bolt Blog
Andrew Bolt
Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 05:43am
http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/a_lesson_in_sacrifice_for_the_planet_from_the_woman_in_the_luxury_audi/

 

And here…

Barnaby Joyce (the real L.OP.!) tells the carbon tax truth!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqCeU7Ss3Xg

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Electric Cars

Monday 30 May, 2011 – 05:19 by Grant in Default

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The solution that dare not speak its name.

I like electric cars.
It is supremely ironic to me that there is actually  an “alternative” to the internal combustion engine and the reliance on oil.
Electric cars, with Lithium batteries (found in laptops and cellphones), and a standardised, robotised, battery changing system, (to change the car’s battery over in the time taken to fill up a normal car with fuel) would work.
The problem?
The energy would need to come from nuclear or hydro power.
It would work though, and it would be a real alternative, as opposed to the biofuels human disaster.

REASON DOT COM
Charging Ahead
To speed along the success of the electric car, improvements in battery chemistry will matter as much as the price of oil.
Ronald Bailey | May 23, 2011
http://reason.com/archives/2011/05/23/charging-ahead

” …While another electric-car “revolution” quietly died, the personal-electronics revolution took off, and new gadgets like the Sony Walkman needed power. Using American technology, Sony radically improved rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and put them into wide use…. ”

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The US President Attacks US Energy Supply.

Monday 30 May, 2011 – 05:16 by Grant in Default

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If it was arab terrorists there would be hell-to-pay.
Will the americans re-elect a president who is actively blocking their energy supply, to promote “alternatives” which may, or may not, be invented?
We’ll see.

AMERICAN THINKER
May 27, 2011
The Administration’s No New Energy Policy
By Elizabeth Ames Jones
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/the_administrations_no_new_ene.html

“The Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the summer driving season but this year Americans are looking at the prices at the pump and reconsidering the cost of a vacation via the great American highway.  Four dollar a gallon gasoline has folks tightening their belts rather than loosening their collars and relaxing for a week or two this summer.  There are numerous forces affecting the price of gas, including monetary policy and the war on terror premium, but the principal economic force driving these prices is future supply concerns and growing demand around the globe…. ”

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New Book – Confessions

Monday 30 May, 2011 – 05:13 by Grant in Default

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QUADRANT MAGAZINE
Environment
The Personal Costs of Spurning Green Misanthropy
Daryl McCann
http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2011/5/the-personal-costs-of-spurning-green-misanthropy
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“Patrick Moore, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist (Beatty Street Publishers, 2011), 400 pages, US$34.95.

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There is a darkly humorous scene in the Wachowskis’ film The Matrix in which the sentient computer program called Agent Smith explains his epiphany about the true nature of human beings:

I’ve realised that you are not actually mammals. Every mammal on the planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area … Human beings are a disease, a cancer of the planet. You are a plague. And we are … the cure.

In those lines the Wachowski siblings encapsulate, if inadvertently, the raison d’être of Greenpeace. Perhaps this is because the same crypto-Marxist misanthropy that informs The Matrix is at the core of Greenpeace International. In his latest book, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout, Patrick Moore explains that even in Greenpeace’s earliest days there were fantasists who spoke privately of the need for a “religion of the environment where people simply have faith in the gurus”.

Moore’s break with Greenpeace in 1986 is not entirely analogous to Leon Trotsky’s expulsion from the Soviet Communist Party in 1927, and yet certain intriguing similarities exist. Each man was once a seminal figure in a successful (albeit very different) radical political project, only to find himself at… ”

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Aussie Conservatives Boycott -“The Science” Briefing.

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:39 by Grant in Default

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Only three Liberals turned up to the Climate Commissars Briefing on “The Science” – no prizes for guessing who – well, Queenslander Ewen Jones was the third one – not Hockey Joe!

It is this kind of cynical hypocrisy – playing both ends against the middle – that is going to loose the unloosable next election for the Liberal Party.

THE AUSTRALIAN
Most Coalition MPs give new Climate Commission briefing a miss
UPDATED James Massola
May 24, 20114:54PM
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/no-one-country-can-save-the-reef-says-tim-flannery/story-fn59niix-1226061885164

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Robyn Williams – FAIL

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:36 by Grant in Default

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Robyn Williams says:

“Authors John Cook and Haydn Washington analyse the approaches of those who deny climate science. Despite multiple lines of evidence pointing to the same conclusion, deniers continue to deny. Cherry picking is one tactic. Another is the use of fake experts or scientists who are not climate scientists. The authors explore why, as the science firms, the public view, at least in Australia, is going the other way.”

And Jo Nova and Bob Fernley-Jones then systematically debunk his pathetic attempts at debunking the skeptics…

JO NOVA BLOG
Guest Post by  Bob Fernley-Jones (aka Bob_FJ)
Posted on May 27th, 2011
http://joannenova.com.au/2011/05/the-worst-cookbook-interview-ever/#more-15011

” …3) On the subject of how many sceptical scientists are there:

John Cook: I could probably count them on both my hands I guess, maybe a half dozen or so scientists that actually published papers that are sceptical that global warming will be bad in the future…
However, there is a listing entitled “900+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of “Man-Made” Global Warming (AGW) Alarm” at Popular Technology.net, that is rather difficult to count on two hands. [Perhaps Cook has a lot of fingers? — JN ]  Some of the journals employed are not popular with alarmists though, including GRL for example. (The Climategate Emails revealed plans to change the editors of GRL, for committing the sin of publishing some sceptical papers alongside with mainstream.)…. ”

So the ABC have a chief scientist who thinks that some science should never be questioned – oh my, my: Oh dear me.

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Czech President At Cambridge Uni

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:33 by Grant in Default

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While the UK Conservatives fail us, the Dons at Cambridge Uni. attempt some education.

Václav Klaus, “The Science and Economics of Climate Change Conference”, Howard Theatre at Downing College, University  of  Cambridge, 10 May 2011

The Global Warming Doctrine is Not a Science: Notes for Cambridge
English Pages, 10. 5. 2011
http://www.klaus.cz/clanky/2830

” …I will talk about the Global Warming Doctrine (GWD) because  this doctrine, not global warming itself, is the issue of the day and the real danger we face. This set of beliefs is an ideology, if not a religion, which lives more or less independently on the science of climatology. Climate and temperature are used or very often misused in an ideological conflict about human society. It is frustrating that the politicians, the media and the public, misled by the very aggressive propaganda organized by the GWD exponents and all their fellow travelers, do not see this. I hope today’s conference will be a help in this respect…. ”

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Princeton Physics Prof. Speaks Out.

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:31 by Grant in Default

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Perhaps this Professor of Physics is one of those who the aussie Climate Commission says this of – “It is being attacked in the media by many with no credentials in the field”
William Happer is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University.

The Truth About Greenhouse Gases
The dubious science of the climate crusaders.

William Happer
June/July 2011
http://www.firstthings.com/article/2011/05/the-truth-about-greenhouse-gases

” …The committee included members whose careers depended on global warming alarmism, and the predictable result was that not one word was changed. Bad as the actions of the APS were, they were far better than those of most other scientific societies, which refused to even reconsider extreme statements on climate.

The situation is even more lamentable for the general public, which is fed a constant stream of propaganda by specialists in environmental issues from the mainstream media and well-funded alarmist blogs. Not unlike functionaries of Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in 1984, with its motto “Ignorance is Strength,” many members of the environmental news media dutifully and uncritically promote the party line of the climate crusade.

However, the situation is slowly getting better. Skeptics are more numerous and better organized than before. In a few cases, leading former adherents have publicly and courageously spoken out against the dogma and its core of establishment promoters. The IPCC itself has come under severe criticism by the international scientific establishment for its series of bizarre errors and… ”

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Sea Level – NOT

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:29 by Grant in Default

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Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr.
May 11, 2011 · 7:00 am
Guest Weblog Post
Commentary On ‘Sea Level Rise’ By Madhav Khandekar
http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/guest-weblog-post-commentary-on-%e2%80%98sea-level-rise%e2%80%99-by-madhav-khandekar/

“Madhav Khandekar is a former research scientist from Environment Canada and is presently on the Editorial Board of the international Journal Natural Hazards (Kluwer Netherlands). Khandekar was an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC 2007 climate change documents and his latest contribution to sea level rise is a Chapter (Global warming, glacier melt and future sea level rise) in the Book “Global Warming” published by Sciyo Publishers (Sciyo.com) October 2010.”

” …An estimate of sea level rise can be made by observing that from 1940 to 2010, global sea level has risen by about 13-14 cm. Of this rise, the steric (thermal) component of SLR can be estimated at about 6 cm while the eustatic (melt part) contribution is about 8 cm.  If these estimates are used to extrapolate SLR to 2100, we obtain a maximum of 12 cm of SLR due to the eustatic (melting) contribution, while another 8 cm or so due to steric (thermal expansion) contribution.

In summary, the estimate of over 1m and higher rise in sea level by 2100 (in next 90 years) seems unrealistic, when analyzed in… ”

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Bryan Leyland Consulting Engineer

Sunday 29 May, 2011 – 12:25 by Grant in Default

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Global Cooling
2011 will be a cold year
Updated Thu, May 26, 2011
http://web.me.com/bryanleyland/Site_3/Global_Cooling.html

” …What is remarkable about this is that (sic – Me) a retired engineer with access to the Internet has been able to make accurate predictions of future climate. Yet, to my knowledge, no computer-based climate model nor any mainstream “climate scientist” predicted this cooling. To me, this is truly remarkable.
Charts showing the the current and the original predictions are given below…. ”

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Born In Da Ewe Ess Aye

Saturday 28 May, 2011 – 07:47 by Grant in Default

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The UK conservatives and the aussie conservatives may have failed their constituency, but the US conservatives quickly woke up to the fraud.

The US Congress have held detailed examinations of “The Science” and this is the result.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
GOP presidential hopefuls shift on global warming
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press
Friday, May 27, 2011
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/05/27/national/w004134D77.DTL.

” …Morano now runs a website called Climate Depot where he attacks anyone who buys into the scientific consensus on climate change. Enemy No. 1 for Morano these days is Gingrich, the former House speaker who in 2008 shared a couch with then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a TV ad backed by climate change guru Al Gore.

In it Gingrich says, “We do agree that our country must take action on climate change.”

Since that appearance, Gingrich, who once ran an environmental studies program at a Georgia college, has called for the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s also spoken out against a Democratic bill that passed the House in 2009 that would have limited emissions of greenhouse gases and created a market for pollution permits to be bought and sold.

But that hasn’t been enough to satisfy conservative critics. Gingrich went further in a recent interview when he said he doubted there was a connection between climate change and the burning of fossil fuels.

“The planet used to be dramatically warmer when we had dinosaurs and no people,” Gingrich told The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph last week. “To the best of my knowledge the dinosaurs weren’t driving cars.”… ”

DAILY JOURNAL
New Jersey will pull out of Northeastern initiative to reduce greenhouse gases, Christie says
ANGELA DELLI SANTI  Associated Press
First Posted: May 21, 2011 – 2:40 pm
Last Updated: May 26, 2011 – 6:19 pm
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/ed66bd8a7290458d8b24a90f243b47ff/NJ–Christie-Cap-and-Trade/

” …The decision to withdraw from the 10-state cap-and-trade program at the end of the year marks a turnaround for New Jersey, a heavily industrialized state that was an early backer of efforts to curb the heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

Environmentalists were dismayed, while conservatives were thrilled…. ”

GOOGLE NEWS
GOP presidential hopefuls shift on global warming
(AP) – 13 hours ago
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5imN1aNP5K4dQTvc1MvR5IwmHWU1Q?docId=d51b461e499545a8a28a13f05b4a7599

“WASHINGTON (AP) — One thing that Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have in common: These GOP presidential contenders all are running away from their past positions on global warming, driven by their party’s loud doubters who question the science and disdain government solutions.

All four have stepped back from previous stances on the issue, either apologizing outright or softening what they said earlier. And those who haven’t fully recanted are under pressure to do so…. ”

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Politics Now Drives Science.

Saturday 28 May, 2011 – 07:43 by Grant in Default

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It took the afore-mentioned conservative backlash in the USA for this magor US science body to finally question “The Science” which naively dismisses the effects of the Sun outright.

ScienceNOW
Did Quiet Sun Cause Little Ice Age After All?
by Govert Schilling on 26 May 2011, 12:44 PM
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/05/did-quiet-sun-cause-little-ice-a.html?ref=hp

” …What’s more, detailed observations from orbiting solar telescopes have shown that the small faculae pump out more energy per unit surface area than the larger ones already known to disappear along with the sunspots. So if the small faculae start to fade, too, that would have an even stronger effect on the total energy production of the sun. “There’s tantalizing evidence that [during the Maunder Minimum] the sun may have actually dimmed more than we have thought until now,” Foukal says.

Even so, Foukal concedes that other factors, such as enhanced volcanic activity around the globe, may also have played a role in causing Europe’s Little Ice Age. Meanwhile, the biggest worry to solar physicists—and to society—is that no one knows what caused the sun’s prolonged quiescence in the first place. As far as anybody knows, a repeat of the Maunder Minimum could start within a few years with the next dip in the number of sunspots.”

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When All Else Fails – Just Fake It

Wednesday 25 May, 2011 – 04:27 by Grant in Default

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Like with the second hand tobacco “science” the end justifies the means – “hey, we’re saving the planet here”
Science is the loser.

Poor Alarmists, The Planet itself is still mocking them.

“Going Down – third floor cold, second floor still cold, first floor still not warm, basement, sea level falling not rising.”

http://stevengoddard.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/chart_117.png?w=600&h=371

REAL SCIENCE BLOG
Sea Level Decline During The “Hottest Year Ever” With “Record Greenland Melt”
Posted on May 22, 2011 by steven goddard
http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/sea-level-decline-during-the-hottest-year-ever-with-record-greenland-melt/

” …Europe’s Envisat satellite measured a drop in sea level of almost 20 mm since the beginning of 2010, and is now lower than at the start of their record eight years ago.

Meanwhile, back at Hansen’s global warming propaganda factory, they were telling us :… ”

” …If Greenland had record melt and the Earth was the hottest it has ever been, why did sea level decline dramatically back to pre-2004 levels? If Greenland were melting at rates never seen before, sea level should be shooting through the roof, not dropping like a rock. Where did all the record meltwater go? Where did all the additional heat in the oceans go?

Either these people are grossly incompetent or they are fabricating data.”

Here is the raw data link from the satellite –
ftp://ftp.aviso.oceanobs.com/pub/oceano/AVISO/indicators/msl/MSL_Serie_EN_Global_NoIB_RWT_NoGIA_NoAdjust.txt

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US Greenies Turn On Obama

Wednesday 25 May, 2011 – 04:24 by Grant in Default

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This LA Times Greenie is not happy with Obama.

Feels betrayed.

Good.

Always good when Greenies are not happy.

Even Greenies are happy when they are not happy.

Gotta have something to protest about.

It is only when our elected representatives take them seriously that we (and they!) get into real trouble.

LA TIMES
Editorial
In the 2012 campaign, environmentalists don’t matter
That’s the message President Obama is sending as the administration caters to smokestack and other industries.
May 20, 2011
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-ed-environment-20110520,0,4392229.story?track=rss&dlvrit=142902

” …But those are moral and financial reasons to regulate, not political ones. Here’s an argument Obama and his political advisors might grasp: It’s possible for a president to

so alienate his base that it fails to show up on election day. Something to keep in mind before November 2012 rolls around.”

Tsk, tsk – that’s a bit bitter and twisted.

In fact there has been a huge anti-green backlash in the US, based entirely on the hysterical attack on its energy supply in the absence of any viable alternative, not to mention the repetitive on-going COLD when it’s supposed to be warming.

Read it here…

NEW YORK TIMES
GOP Presidential Candidates May Be Weighed Down by Their Climate Change Pasts
By JEAN CHEMNICK of Greenwire
Published: May 23, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/23/23greenwire-gop-presidential-candidates-may-be-weighed-down-7438.html

“Climate change may have lost its status as a top-tier political issue in the past year, but the demise of cap and trade last Congress won’t render it a non-issue for Republican presidential primary voters, GOP observers and strategists said last week — especially when so many candidates have a climate “past.”

“The issue itself is not a particularly important issue to people,” said Michael McKenna, a GOP strategist and energy lobbyist. “It is a surrogate, a totem for how you feel about large government versus small government, or general willingness to accept the perceived wisdom of the mainstream for a whole bunch of things.”

McKenna and others say that to a greater or lesser extent, several of the Republican presidential candidates who have thrown their hats in the ring for 2012 could see their conservative credentials tarnished by past support for legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions…. ”

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More On That Report.

Tuesday 24 May, 2011 – 05:37 by Grant in Default

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I’m not going to dignify this report by systematically pulling it apart. That would take hours.

I did, however, pose the question why was the satellite data ignored? This illustrates the whole problem.

Well it’s because the satellite data shows that Global Warming has stalled.

This screen capture shows that the report prefers to rely on GISS.

This is head of GISS, James Hansen, Al Gore’s adviser, being arrested at a demonstration.
He is a Green activist. Dracula in charge of the blood bank.

James’ idea of science is “the world is going to end, see, I made a model of it – a computer model! – that makes it science!”.

GISS, faced with cool intead of warm, have resorted to “interpreting” their data. All those red areas above, which cancel out the other very cold areas have virtually no thermometers or weather stations in them, so GISS has “interpreted” them as warming to cancel out all the embarrassing non-warming or cooling areas equiped with lots of thermometers.
And the satellites?
Well, we can’t dismiss them so we’ll just ignore them.

JUNKSCIENCE
What a surprise! Climate loons hired by Aussie Gov’t produce looney climate report
Posted on May 22, 2011 by Editor
http://junksciencesidebar.com/2011/05/22/what-a-surprise-climate-loons-hired-by-aussie-govt-produce-looney-climate-report/

“Australia’s “Climate Commissioners” get $720,000 (US$765K) for a 4-year, part-time gig promoting climate hysteria. Would you hand wave about climate superstitions for $1200 a day? These guys have said: “Yes we will!”… ”

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Aussie Climate Commission Report

Monday 23 May, 2011 – 13:23 by Grant in Default

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The Climate commission was appointed by the ALP to support its new carbon Tax.
They have very cynically exploited the divisions in our conservative party by bringing out yet another glossy report on “The Science” which they knew could not be opposed by The Opposition, most of whom would like too.
Its report, “The Critical Decadehttp://climatecommission.govspace.gov.au/files/2011/05/4108-CC-Science-Update-PRINT-CHANGES.pdf on “The Science” does not deserve to be taken seriously.
It starts off with an outright LIE
” …Introduction
Over the past two or three years, the science of climate change has become a more widely contested issue in the public and political spheres. Climate science is now being debated outside of the normal discussion and debate that occurs within the peer-reviewed scientific literature in the normal course of research. It is being attacked in the media by many with no credentials in the field. The questioning of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the “climategate” incident based on hacked emails in the UK, and attempts to intimidate climate scientists have added to the confusion in the public about the veracity of climate science…. ”
The LIE is this trite little piece of pap – ” It is being attacked in the media by many with no credentials in the field” – it is in fact being attacked in the media by people with EXCELLENT credentials in the field.
Then it continues with a temperature analysis that does not include ANY satellite data.
Satellites have been accurately measuring the temperature of the whole “Globe”, land and sea, since 1979. Why was that not included?
Then I was astounded with this –
Modes of natural variability
The Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA), a somewhat warmer period from about 1000 to about 1250 or1300 AD, has sometimes been invoked to infer that the contemporary warming is nothing unusual in the Holocene and that it is thus likely due to natural variability. However, the bulk of evidence for the MCA comes from the northern hemisphere, which makes it difficult to determine whether the MCA was truly global in scale.”
The UN IPCC, the authority cited as the whole basis of this report, published this now infamous graph which blandly abolished the whole “MCA” and is now the subject of fraud proceedings in the US State of Virginia.
And, of course it is a LIE that there is anything “which makes it difficult to determine whether the MCA was truly global in scale”.
CO2 Science” have done extensive, definitive, work proving that the medieval warm period, or “MCA”, was in fact truly global in its extent. Find their extensive, conclusive, work here – http://www.co2science.org/data/mwp/mwpp.php
The US Congress have in fact held detailed hearings on both sides of “The Science”.
The result has been a very cynical and jaundiced view on the whole issue there. A view now echoed in Canada.
Our Parliament have let us down very badly with this outrageously biased bullcrap from paid Government Lackeys.
More to come – gotta go now.

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Turnbull’s Folly

Sunday 22 May, 2011 – 05:18 by Grant in Default

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The Liberal’s increasingly embarrassing former leader Malcolm Turnbull was reponsible for banning the incandesant light bulb in Australia and thus adding tonnes of toxic mecury to out landfills.
Perhaps he decided to stay on just to annoy them!

OTTAWA CITIZEN
Government delays pulling plug on old-fashioned light bulbs
Tories propose pushing deadline to 2014 over lack of alternatives to incandescents
By Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics.caMay 19, 2011
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/decision-canada/Government+delays+pulling+plug+fashioned+light+bulbs/4806638/story.html

” …”Delaying the date for compliance with Canada’s efficiency standards for general service lighting for 100/75/60/40W light bulbs (general service lamps) is required in order to strengthen communication activities, to allow for technological innovations and to consider the concerns expressed about the availability of compliant technologies and perceived health and mercury issues, including safe disposal for compact fluorescent lamps,” the government wrote in the notice of its proposal…. ”

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Science Please

Sunday 22 May, 2011 – 05:16 by Grant in Default

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THE SCIENTIFIC ALLIANCE
Time to question the received wisdom on climate change?
http://www.scientific-alliance.org/scientific-alliance-newsletter/time-question-received-wisdom-climate-change

” …Predictably, there has been little publicity for the new findings and no renewed public questioning of the current received wisdom. But that may change later this year when the first results come from a major experiment at CERN called CLOUD. This will use a much larger chamber and be able to generate even more data on the effect of various types of particles on aerosol and cloud formation. If the results are consistent with those obtained in Aarhus, then they will be impossible to ignore. Readers may be interested in following Nigel Calder’s updates on the issue.

Not that this conclusively ‘proves’ the Svensmark hypothesis, but it certainly provides hard evidence that the proposed mechanism is right. This means that, on one hand, we have a plausible hypothesis (the enhanced greenhouse effect) which has no hard supporting evidence but the belief in which is based on the outputs of computer models, while on the other hand we have an alternative hypothesis which is equally plausible and which is supported by hard evidence. The IPCC and governments simply cannot continue to be blinkered. Failure to take this seriously could take the developed world up the biggest policy dead end in history. ”

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Legacy

Saturday 21 May, 2011 – 06:42 by Grant in Default

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Arnie is just one of thousands who will look more and more stewpid as THE GLOBE cools instead of warms and GREEN becomes a sick joke.

http://junksciencesidebar.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/ramclr-052011-terminator-ib.jpg?w=500

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“The Drum” Embarrasses Itself

Thursday 19 May, 2011 – 06:09 by Grant in Default

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“The Drum” Panel sit aghast as this left-wing, Greenie, demagogue, fascist, tries to tell us that science should no longer be debated or argued or changed, and embarrasses the hell out of them and their editorial views. (26 minutes in)

Science that cannot be debated is, by definition, not science, of course.

The Drum – Tuesday 17 May
Source: ABC News
Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:05 AEST
Expires: Monday, August 15, 2011 6:05 AEST
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/05/17/3219561.htm

John Barron hosts a discussion with Tom Switzer from the US Studies Centre, academic Waleed Aly, Chris Berg from the Institute of Public Affairs and Professor Naomi Oreskes.

 

Science is now being trampled on for political purposes – the end justifies the means – there is NO sound science behind the second-hand-smoking-in-public-places-causes-health-problems argument. It was just faked.
Whether or not the end justifies the means, it is NOT science.
Does smoking cause cancer or were the victims predisposed to get cancer anyway and it just strikes in the most vulnerable and abused part of the body? Have the anti-tobacco restrictions actually worked in reducing cancers in general or just lung cancer? Science wants to know.

Nobody is defending “Big Tobacco” – they are defending science, and it really does need defending.

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UK Bizarre

Thursday 19 May, 2011 – 05:15 by Grant in Default

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“The decadent West” I spoke of before.

Like something out of “Monty Python”, the UK Parliament trots on down one road, while the whole population diverges off in another direction.

Like something out of “Yes Minister” the Public Service have no intention of actually letting the country self destruct.

JUNKSCIENCE
UK greenhouse vow already exposed as mere puffery
Posted on May 17, 2011 by Editor| Leave a comment
http://junksciencesidebar.com/2011/05/17/uk-greenhouse-vow-already-exposed-as-mere-puffery/

UK to halve greenhouse gases by 2025, if EU follows
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-britain-emissions-target-idUSTRE74G63S20110517

Britain on Tuesday committed to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 but made the binding target conditional on the European Union taking similar climate action. (Reuters)

EU’s industrial emissions rose 3 percent in 2010
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/us-eu-energy-emissions-idUSTRE74G2MI20110517

Carbon dioxide emissions from companies in the European Union’s carbon market rose 3.2 percent in 2010 as the economy recovered, in line with analyst expectations, final official data showed on Tuesday. (Reuters)

More Here…

UK TELEGRAPH
Lord Turnbull: the IPCC is useless
By James Delingpole Politics
Last updated: May 16th, 2011
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100088183/lord-turnbull-the-ipcc-is-useless/

The Report PDF…

The Really Inconvenient Truth
Or
“It ain’t
necessarily so

Andrew Turnbull
Foreword by Nigel Lawson
http://thegwpf.org/images/stories/gwpf-reports/lord-turnbull.pdf

“Foreword
The Global Warming Policy Foundation is proud to publish this dispassionate but devastating critique of UK climate change policies, and of the alleged basis on which those policies rest, by one of our trustees, Andrew Turnbull.
What makes Lord Turnbull’s analysis and conclusions particularly telling is the unique authority he brings to bear on the subject.
Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service from 2002 until 2005, before that permanent head of the Treasury for four years, and before that permanent head of the Department of the Environment for four years, Lord Turnbull has had unsurpassed experience of policy-making at the highest level under governments of both parties.
His measured verdict provides important lessons which ministers and senior officials in particular, but also parliamentarians, eminent scientists and the media, all need to reflect on.
Nigel Lawson
May 2011”

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