"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Parliamentary Committee Whitewash- "Scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact"

The Irish Times reports that  :Scientists at a leading British climate research centre had a culture of withholding information from global warming sceptics but did not deliberately manipulate data to support their case, politicians said today.
The report makes the amazing statement that "The scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact," , making the reader wonder what such a committee would consider enough to damage a Warming scientist's reputation - nothing it would seem!

NASA Says" Phil North's Dodgy Data Better than Ours!"

Fox News reports on NASA FOI emails recommending use of Phil North's UEA data set instead of NASA's GISS set .

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

First Catch Your Rabbit

"If you are going to make rabbit stew ,first catch your rabbit". The Washington Post writes that Hilary Clinton attended a meeting of interested parties in Ottawa to discuss the resource-rich Arctic and the new spoils to be had as the ice "melted" as predicted by our "climate scientists". Unfortunately the Arctic stew is not ready for ladling out  as the ice is rapidly recovering making bunnies out of those wanting to divide the soon-to-be available Arctic riches. This is another example of the folly of basing plans on the forecasts of climate "scientists".

I Mentioned Climate Change - Give Me Some Money

From ABC Online Researchers at the University of Tasmania are calling for volunteers to take part in a study into the effects of climate change on people suffering from chronic diseases. Of course such a study would be no different to studying disease with changes in latitude ( causing average temperature to change markedly) .The average maximum temperature of Brisbane is 25.5 Degrees C compared with 19.8 in Melbourne. Mention Climate Change and Kerching!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sharon Begley and those Extra Inches!

Newsweek was once a fine magazine and I must say I subscribed to it in my younger days - How could it sink to the leftist political rag it is today?
Sharon Begley , one of the most biased of todays Environmental journalists,thinks that estimates of sea level rise , far from being exaggerated are on the low side and she tosses around estimates a hundred years in the future as if they were last year's tax return and cast in stone.

Study: Greenland ice loss accelerating- Another Beat-up

Another paper in Science Fair with a doom and gloom story about Global Warming melting Greenland ice and of course the usual "it is worse than we thought" mantra.
"The changes on the Greenland ice sheet are happening fast, and we are definitely losing more ice mass than we had anticipated," says study co-author Isabella Velicogna of the University of California-Irvine. "We also are seeing this trend in Antarctica, a sign that warming temperatures really are having an effect on ice in Earth's cold regions."

Air temperatures over the Greenland ice sheet have increased by about 4 degrees since 1991, which most scientists attribute to a buildup of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.

Sunk by global warming? Wave goodbye to this disputed island (mudflat)

Another piece of arrant nonsense by the LA Times. Even in the body of the article there is no reference to global warming having caused the "loss" of the mud-flat island which apparently was created by a cyclone sometime in the seventies and has since been uncreated by erosion and tides.

USD 40 billion of Czech solar subsidies in the pipeline - Up In Smoke!

Green promises of "free power" are going to bankrupt our children as contracts are signed to pay large amounts for very little unreliable power -wind or solar far into the future. Czech green power liabilities are USD 40 billion dollars from a country with a GNP of only 200 billion .

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

National Trust - English Gardens Could Grow Cacti Because of Warming

More crude propaganda from people who should know better!
A National Trust campaign involving paintings highlights how gardens will/could/may/might  look if global warming brings Mediterranean weather to Britain .It must be hard to find suitable subjects for painting not covered by snow!

When Freaks are Normal - Aussie Floods and Storms

It had to come - every significant weather event is characterised as the fault of Global Warming. In Australia we have had years of drought being blamed on Global Warming and now the drought-ending rains have been
also been caused by it says Professor Nick Klomp , the Dean of Science at Charles Sturt University . You cannot win .He says average rainfall for Australia will decrease, but the extreme weather events will be on the rise, so while you might get less rain over the year it will come in the form of damaging storms and stronger winds which feel like so-called freak events.

Klomp's claim that freak storms will increase with Climate Change   is not disprovable which is what the AGW lobby is about.The UK Met Office recently stopped making seasonal forecasts because it was easy to see how silly they were, and is now sticking to long-range forecasts which are just as silly but cannot be verified.

French President Wants to Pass The Buck on Carbon Tax

The writing is on the wall for Sarkozy that passing a carbon tax would be electoral suicide so he now wants to pass the decision to the EU which is largely beyond the reach of French voter's anger. The great thing about democracy is that when the Government stuffs up the voters toss them out. However  a central Government like the EU is much harder to remove because of the way it is implemented.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oxburgh et al - Dracula and the Twilight Crew Investigating the Blood Bank

Lord Oxburgh, former non-executive chairman of Shell, will head up a team of leading scientists looking at claims fossil fuels cause global temperatures to rise writes Louise Gray of the Telegraph. This is billed as an "independent" inquiry to deliver an un-biased report. Lord Oxburgh however is a leading Warmist and  is chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables and has been a pro-warming activist. Kerry Emmanuel falls into the same category and should not be on any unbiased panel.As every panel member is a professed card-carrying member of the Warmista this investigation will be a whitewash. It is like putting Dracula and the Twilight crew in charge of investigating the Blood Bank and expecting a good outcome.

Ice Loss In 2007 May not be AGW Related?

Geoffrey Lean of the Telegaph goes into spin mode over this reversal of one of the warmists most cherished catastrophic predictions. He welcomes the news that the Arctic ice is not in imminent danger of disappearing as now we will have time to stop complete melting as predicted by the   theories to date which have been shown faulty by resurgent ice. Go figure!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Naked Climate Change and Bollocks

A group of cyclists have ridden  naked around Canberra to focus on the issue of Climate Change. I guess for those of us of a skeptical persuasion who believe it is all bollocks the ride would also re-inforce that view.
Dedication is required because bare butts and tiny bike saddles are not a comfortable combination.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Carbon Capture Industry Worth Up To 6.5 Billion in 2030 - By the Brothers Grimm

Another fairy tale from the fertile minds of the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK. No one apparently has told these turkeys that commercial carbon capture has never been done, is an engineering impossibility that is not worth doing anyway and exists only in the minds of bureacrats eco-nuts and those who will get the billions for research . The picture is of the Cottingley fairies which are just as real as the Carbon Capture myth.The Unicorn declined to be photographed .How much cash does the UK have with all the billions being offered for one crackpot scheme after another. When are Uk voters going to say "Enough"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crikey's Keane Slags Senator Fielding Again - Another Leftist Cheap Shot

In an article lauding the CSIRO announcement that the Global Warming Scam was alive and well in Australia Bernard Keane, Crikey's Canberra reporter said that the report was simple enough for even Senator Fielding to understand .

They Neither Sow Nor Reap- Carbon Parasites

From Al Gore to the big banks and all the players lining up to sell and trade permits to emit carbon , we now have a new kind of parasite on humanity . These freeloaders are taxing the very energy that man needs to survive with artificially created markets and schemes and are swarming like blowflies at a carcass.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Conroy - Internet Villain of the Year

The Australian reports that Reporters Without Borders has put Australia on its watchlist along with Iran and Korea in it's Internet Enemies Report.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hitler Gets Insulation In the Wintergarten - Not Happy!

Hitler is not pleased with the insulation fiasco and Peter Garrett 

Abbott and Cameron: leadership and opportunism

David Ritter of the ABC's Drum ,compares the pedigrees of two Oxford chappies leading their respective Conservative Parties into elections this year- David Cameron of the UK and Tony Abbott of Australia.
Of course as you would expect from the predominently left wing Drum the centre-left Cameron compares very favourably with the right-wing Abbott in the eyes of Ritter.

"We climate scientists are not ecofanatics "- You Could Have Fooled Me!

Sir John Houghton , former head of the Met defends climate scientists and the IPCC, saying :

If the IPCC has a fault, it is that its reports have been too cautious, not alarmist
In the UK only about 26 per cent of the population believe the scientific consensus that climate change is happening and is man-made. Many feel they are being steamrollered into believing something false or flakey that will make them poorer or stop them flying.
I can't imagine where the public would have got such  ideas ! Maybe from George Monbiot who equates flying with child abuse or from OFGEM suggesting power price hikes of up to 60% from current high levels.
Maybe they also have seen the work of Phil Jones and the AGW elite as "false and flakey" after reading incriminating emails.

NY water plan could cost power generators billions

Nuclear Power plants that discharge cooling water in an open cooling cycle warm the discharge water slightly - about 1.5 degrees C. The NY Government is proposing legislating changing to a closed water cooling system at a cost of 1.5 to 2 billion dollars for the Indian Point station alone.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Desmog Gets It Almost Right

In Revealing the Climate Cover-Up  we see how the Alarmists are using skeptic's arguments in reverse,
claiming the skeptics are guilty of a misinformation campaign. I have taken the liberty of changing a few words to show how close they are to the truth.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Head down, snouts in the trough.

Melbourne's mayor Robert Doyle is not one to spare expense , having spent a quarter of a million dollars for a new Melbourne logo (which was the letter M) . It is not surprising then that it has been  revealed that he spent $50,000 for a jolly in Copenhagen staying in a $1200 per night suite - all to help reduce Global Warming.

Longer-Running Electric-Car Batteries

Every cloud has a silver lining and the AGW scam ,while wasting trillions of dollars is actually promoting development of some useful technologies - better storage batteries being one of them. A new silicon nano-tube technology lithium battery holds out the possibility of increasing capacity of existing technology by ten times.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bugger the sceptics – let’s start campaigning positively again!

 Crikey as most Warmist media do , arrogantly assumes that if the public understood the AGW propaganda they would of course support it. What they don't understand is that a lot of people do understand what they are hearing and think it is BS.

Home Insulation Fix To Cost 100 Million at Least!

SMH reports that the Government will spend up to $100 million in removing electrically dangerous foil insulation or installing electrical safety switches. I don't think at this time that they know the extent of the problem as the other types of insulation have been causing fire due to incorrect installation and over heating.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

China: AGW is Real - Send Us Money

 From ABC online - China says that AGW is real but is really a problem caused by the West who should pay for it. The Chinese are so much smarter than the buffoons we send to negotiate with them - they must be laughing. While China is only paying lip-service to carbon reductions  they are watching Western nations in Europe and the US committing economic hari-kari. However if the West needs solar panels or wind generators which do not really work in a power grid they will sell them happily . Meanwhile Western money is subsidising new coal power stations being built at a frenetic rate in China while coal power station construction is stalled in the US and Europe.

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman must Explain

Friends Of the ABC are enraged that Chairman Maurice Newman would ask staff to be even-handed in their treatment of Climate Change.
“ABC Chairman Maurice Newman's criticism of the media's coverage of global warming is extraordinary and inappropriate,” said Glenys Stradijot, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic).

“Mr Newman is entitled to his personal views on controversial matters. But his expression of them while he remains head of the ABC damages public confidence in the national broadcaster’s independence.
"Just as worrying, Mr Newman's comments look to be an attempt to influence ABC programming to be more favourable to global warming scepticism.”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Green pressure groups get €66 million from the EU

It is not a good thing for Governments to fund their own organisations to get the answers they want as in funding for Global Warming research, but is much worse when the Government , in this case the EU funds private pressure groups. Support to the tune of more than 8 million euros has flowed to Green groups that then pressure the EU for more unsustainable green policies.These are the same organisations that complain bitterly about paltry support given to skeptic causes.

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to get carbon-free power in Australia - Ignore Reality!

The Green Left Weekly has a plan for Australia to be carbon free by 2020. We simply have to change over from nasty coal power to solar and wind power with a 60/40 per cent ratio with a little bit of hydro thrown in and we would all be living in Green Utopia in harmony with Gaia.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back

With all the self-congratulatory skeptical blogs detailing the end of the AGW hoax , it is sobering to search Google News for Global Warming on  the current day and look at the results. Climate Change yields similar figures .At the height of Climategate and Pachauri affairs at least half of the news items were skeptical or grudgingly about skeptics views. In the space of the last few weeks that has all changed and you can sometimes get 50 items without a skeptical article. Unless this can be turned around our battle will be lost in cyberspace. The establishment and the MSM is rolling on with it's main body of science is solid and who cares about Climategate attitude and it seems that Climategate is no longer newsworthy.

ACTU launches anti-Tony Abbott TV campaign - ALP Must be Worried

The ACT , the Labour Party's attack dog, is launching an attack on Tony Abbott similar to the Work Choices campaign which was run last election. The rise and rise of Abbott must have ALP strategists worried to start the ads this early in the election cycle.
In other news unhelpful to the Government another boatload of 83 refugees is on the way to Christmas Island which is already overcrowded.

Cameron's Renewable Energy Focus is a Disaster

Christopher Booker asks the question with the Conservatives under Cameron trying to out-do Labour in Green idiocy. With some experience in power system planning it is easy to see that the Conservative plan is heading for disaster as the base load generation will never be replaced by renewables. What people should understand is that especially in a place like the UK in winter ,when the power goes off , people ,especially the poor ,will die .

Rudd is Moving Deckchairs on the Titanic - Roll Out Troubles Roll On

The full impact of the insulation roll-out debacle will not be solved by creating another bureaucratic department of 700 staffers but it is not surprising Rudd would see that as a solution given his background.
On Tuesday, the new Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency will officially employ them, after Mr Rudd's decision to remove the home insulation responsibilities from Peter Garrett and his Environment portfolio.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

States at Sea over Coastal Levels

The various States of  Australia are having problems with estimated levels of mythical AGW-generated sea level rise to be used in development applications with Victoria and Queensland plumping for 80 cm , and South Australia going for 1 metre. In other parts of Wonderland The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts have not made their estimates yet . The Junior Minister for Climate  Change Greg Combet is so concerned with the problem that he has bought a sea-side home to observe it close-up.  I guess he has a Canute chair to sit on as Plan B when shutting down the Australian economy does not work.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Perth Water Supplies could halve by 2030 -Another Wong Prediction

Penny Wong is never one to miss the chance to preach catastrophe and with a large part of Eastern Australia under water defying earlier Wong predictions she has turned her eyes westward.

Tony Abbott in Budgie Smugglers on Anti-Global Warming Billboard

The Daily Telegraph reports on a giant billboard of Tony Abbott erected to oppose the Coalition's Global Warming policy. It may backfire as Abbott has been quite happy to push his super-fit image as part of his electoral campaign and probably would have donated if asked.. The billboard cost $100,000 which was raised by donations from believers.

Video Of the UK Parliamentary Committee Questioning Phil Jones

From Australian Climate Madness we have a five  part U-tube   video of Parliamentary Committee proceedings. Professor Jones looks very uncomfortable but was not grilled effectively because of the lack of technical expertise of the panel - on the skeptical side at least. If the investigation proceeds like this, skeptics claims of a whitewash will be well founded. Time will tell.

Hansen- Australia Like a Drug Dealer

James Hansen , in Australia to rally the Warmist faithful, says that Australia is like a drug dealer feeding the world's coal habit. Hansen is well known for his sublety such as: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.”.
With his GISS temperature data now under sustained attack, Hansen might well be sitting in a similar chair to that of Philip Jones shortly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Northern Hemisphere Snow Record

From WUWT and Steve Goddard who tell us that the last decade in the NH had the most snowfall on record .  Of course it is fascinating to read the global warming experts from 2000 predicting the " demise of snow"

Wong is Wrong says Chief Scientist

Peter Hunt of the Weekly Times reports that Penny Wong is off the mark with claims of Murray-Darling drought being caused by Global Warming.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crikey - Balance Without Judgement

Bernard Keane of Crikey is outraged that the ABC is trying ,in the interest of balance to allow the views of Global Warming skeptics as well as the Warmist lobby. He complains that the writers are not - wait for it - climate scientists.

Rudd A Sorry Figure - Basil Fawlty to Garrett's Manuel!

Niki Sava says Rudd's mea culpa act is reminiscent of Basil Fawlty abjectly apologising to his hotel guests . I guess if we continue the analogy Garrett would be the bungling Manuel with Julia Gillard as the disapproving Mrs Fawlty.

Wild Colonial Boy a lesson for Tories - Cameron Take Note

With David Cameron doing everything he can to lose the unloseable election the Conservatives should be taking a leaf out of Aussie Coalition leader Tony Abbott's play book says the Australian

Monday, March 1, 2010

Guardian on Language - Use of Denier is OK ( for Climate Nazis)

David Marsh writes a seemingly reasonable article on the correct journalistic use of ephithets to be directed at sceptics. In the role reminiscent  of "when did you stop beating your wife" he mentions all the names to call sceptics and then says you shouldn't use them - just use denier (as in  Holocaust denier)

Garrett fiasco not going away- Resignation Required

The insulation disaster will not go away while Peter Garrett is still a minister says Barrie Cassidy . The public view of an incompetent minister still in a $250,000 a year job with all the perks is not likely to inspire voter confidence.

A turnaround on climate change from the ABC

The times are a'changing when the ABC writes an article like this talking about the negative polls on Global warming across the world ,Climategate, IPCC worries, Pachauri and a lot of skeptical stories which are normally never reported by the left-wing dominated Granny ABC.

Schools - Global Warming IN - Shakespeare OUT

The Age reports on a Back to Basics approach to Australian education where Global Warming and Dreamtime are taught and Shakespeare is out - Hamlet gives way to Aboriginal folk-lore. Somehow my education missed out on "the algebra of story-telling" and the the significance of Sorry Day when the Australian Government apologised for removing children from abusive families.  I believe Australians have a culture of our own which has defined our nationhood and this should be taught in schools not some politically correct mumbo-jumbo.