"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

Monday, May 31, 2010

Deniers are Scientific Buffoons Claims Clever Philip Adams!

   Human society has over time evolved from a village economy where everyone was productive or they starved, to the modern capitalist and hugely productive world we live in today, fueled largely  by the huge amounts of low cost energy available. This metamorphosis has allowed the development of an intelligentsia (their term ,not mine) , many of whom , unlike the workers who support them with food , housing and a comfortable living ,swan about attacking the very source of their fine lifestyle while producing very little which is  tangible.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Swan Uses Emergency Powers To Save Face For Rudd.

Treasurer Wayne Swan is declaring the miner's opposition to his ill-concieved Super Profits tax a "national emergency" and thus under Labor's own Advertising rules the Government can use millions of taxpayer's money for political propaganda to save Rudd's skin.

Simple Fact - Cold Kills!

Man-made Global Warming zealots have attempted to make the point that a degree or two of warming will bring un-imaginable medical problems upon the world population. It is refreshing to see a new paper showing what most people with an IQ in double figures intuitively understand that cold weather is more dangerous to human health than warming! Canberra Times writes of research showing that colder temperatures increase heart attack mortality rates .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rudd - 16 Million to Advertise a 43 Billion Dollar Lemon!

From Channel News we find that 43 billion dollar National Broadband Network , created without a business plan from a Rudd sound-byte is to have $16 million spent on advertising to convince the public how great it is, even if the parliament doesn't and probably won't pass it. The major telecommunications company in Australia, Telstra, does not want a bar of it in it's present form and the most optimistic financial analysis is fairly gloomy.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Climate Debate Almost Infantile!

Here we go again! Professor Will Steffen has described the media debate as "almost infantile" and equated AGW science with the law of Gravity!

Hide the Decline - Ocean Version

Climate "scientists" have a different approach to other fields in that they start with a desired result and tailor research results to fit. Previous efforts to show Global Warming of the oceans have not been giving the desired results but  new research has managed to massage the older ocean measurements to agree with AGW orthodoxy but the new Argot floats are telling a different story.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fang - Rampant Rodent Report

Janet Fang (yes, the name is right) of the BBC reports that a Global Warming future will likely be teeming with mice. The study, published today in Nature1, emphasizes that concentrating solely on eye-catching species extinctions fails to capture the full impact of climate change on biodiversity. "If we focus only on extinction, we're not getting the whole story," says Blois. The work also suggests that rapidly reproducing, adaptable species — such as the deer mice — could benefit further from future warming.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chariots of Fire - Ancient Global Warming!

The ancient Romans apparently lived in a warmer environment than the present day according to a National Academy of Science study reported in the Washington Times. It was probably caused by increasing numbers of higher horsepower chariots on the road and by increased CO2 from Nero's penchant for large outdoor barbeques. The problem of spent chariot fuel on the highways must also have taxed the Emperor and his environmental advisors!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UK - More Green Means More Red Ink!

David Cameron and his ship of fools plan to sail the  the UK further into debt by pompously announcing that this will be the "greenest Government" yet - it will probably be the poorest too, if they go on with the economy-destroying carbon reduction plans on the drawing board. Move over , Greece!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kiwi Temperature Fraud Exposed!

New  Zealand is to press ahead with an ETS in July despite vigorous opposition and the dropping of a similar system by Australia .Quadrant  Online reports on the scandalous state of the NZ temperature records which have been used to buttress unprecedented warming claims in Kiwiland. It seems that records dating back over a century show no appreciable warming until seven stations were cherry picked and then "corrected' by Jim Salinger- instant warming!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Carbonised Cultural Crisis Canned!

The ABC's Drum  has an article on the Climate Change Cultural Crisis which seeks to analyse why the public is so skeptical of Global Warming hype.As usual faulty data and bad science are not seen as a valid reason.
A much better way is to look inside our heads.

A World Gone Mad! Windmills instead of Drugs!

Uganda has AIDS and it is a huge tragedy that the world ( mainly the Great Satan, the US ) has done much up till now in providing drugs , but WHO estimates 33 million worldwide are infected . In Uganda 500,000 are infected and only 200,000 have been getting treatment and that is about to stop. Apparently the limited drug dollars are better targeted on  diseases like malaria with much cheaper drug regimes  giving more bang for the buck

Lancaster University Gets Birdmincers

Lancaster University   is installing 2 x 2.5 MW Wind generators at a cost of  7.4 million pounds to "meet the energy  requirements of all 7000 students." The biology department will also save money with a plentiful supply of bird carcasses for dissection,resulting  from the 300Km per hour blade tips!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Roadrunner Rudd- Beep! Beep! And he is Gone!

On the Rudd Government melt-down the  Australian draws a Pulp Fiction analogy where the cleaners are brought in to clean up a messy murder scene and in this case Julia Gillard and Lindsay Tanner turn up with the mop and buckets . In my mind I see Kevin Rudd more as the roadrunner, who, when a difficult situation arises goes beep!beep! and disappears down the track.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fake Picture used to Defend Fake Science

You must appreciate the beautiful irony of Science magazine using a falsified picture in an article defending claims of climate scientist's data falsification .. Skeptics around the world are chortling over the incident provoking a   reaction from uber-Warmist journalist Andrew Revkin of the NYT and this piece from the Huffing'n'PuffingPost :
It is too bad that the editors picked a bad piece of art to accompany our letter but the focus of the climate deniers on the art is an effort to divert public attention once again from the facts of climate change. This is exactly what we’re talking about in the letter. A few vocal deniers will grasp at any straw to muddy the public’s attention and understanding of the real climate threats we face.

I guess the Warmists don't have a sense of humour - it must be against their religion!

Stanford University Finds Goebbels Was Right.

"When you lose a debate you shouldn't blame it on the other side turning up"
More taxpayer money has been wasted on "research" showing that when you show two points of view the public thinks there are two points of view ( duh!)and that is basically what Stanford University researchers found when investigating how climate skeptics affect public opinion. Nazi Germany newspapers had only one opinion which would have solved the problem for these alarmists.It would be more appropriate to examine why a minority of people are still being fooled by the Global warming scam.

Mann - A Legal Opinion.

Sceptic lawyer John O'Sullivan writes on the legal issues around the Michael Mann furore which is currently under investigation. His email to CO2 Insanity is reproduced in full below. It emphasises the view of this blog that climate scientists are not immune from the  law any more than medical researchers who fudge test reports on a new drug who would be probably be jailed for such misconduct .

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wind Power Bargain - Only Triple the cost

Cape Wind has found it's first sucker to buy half it's power output at triple the going wholesale rate whenever the wind decides to blow. Not only that, unbelievably, the rip-off  is indexed at 3.5% per year.Those utility people are awesome negotiators!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Tony Abbott Shows his True Skeptic Colours in Address to Children !

To the outrage of Penny Wong Tony Abbott gave an impromptu climate lesson to students.
The Opposition Leader, wrapping up a two-day visit to South Australia yesterday, told Year 5 and 6 students that climate change had always happened and, historically, humans had not been responsible.

Green Jobs Fatality Risk Was Known By Rudd's Department

The risk of death or injury in the insulation roll-out was assessed to be "extreme" by both Peter Garrett's and Kevin Rudd's staff  three times in three months before the first fatality writes the Australian.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Climate Debate Derailed Say Scientists

 The ABC shows it's bias in reporting on the de-railing of Climate Debate as if it were something "deeply disturbing", unlike sceptics like myself who see it as a victory for rationalism and common sense.The ABC obtains the opinion of a Warmist scientist but no sceptical opinion. Since in the latest polls the majority of Australians do not believe in the AGW  scam,the ABC is being arrogant and elitist in not obtaining a sceptic's comment as well for balance.

Poll:Most Aussies Don't Believe in Man-made Global Warming

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a new Galaxy poll showing only 35% of Aussies believe in man-made global warming  which is a huge blow to the warming lobby and shows how far out of step the Rudd Government is with the Australian population.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Greenland Was Warmer 80 Years Ago

Near-Surface Greenland Air Temperatures: 1840-2007 is a new paper analysing Greenland temperature data and has come to the conclusion that Greenland was warmer in the 1930's than now!

EPA Blunders in Calculating Global Warming Deaths

Another alarmist claim that defies common sense is the EPA's statement that more people die from the heat than from cold..The simple inescapable fact is that more people die in winter than in summer ,however warmists never let facts get in the way of ideology.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Grolar Bears and Inter- Racial Sex

Beware the ‘grolar’ bear reports on a hybrid polar/grizzly bear specimen and of course it is caused by 'Global Warming" and is  a "very bad sign" .
"Given the pace of climate change, and the loss of polar ice, however, more and more genetic intermingling of these bruin species, and other mammals, appears likely to occur. Is this god-awful bad? Well, it probably wouldn’t happen if the polar region wasn’t warming so rapidly, so, in that sense, yes, it is very bad. It is, more succinctly, a very bad sign, and bad because these hybrids might be occurring at a time and in a way that nature would not have intended.

The Ultimate in Stupidity-Computer Model shows Plants causing Global Warming

Adding to  the Everything-Causes-Global -Warming file comes the nuttiest idea yet! Researchers have used computer modelling to show plants actually cause global warming. The research shows surprise,surprise,that the contribution of CO2 to Global Warming is "worse than we thought". I think that alarmist keyboards have those four words on a function key for fast retrieval.

Rudd - The Next Disaster

Kevin Rudd's National Broadband Network is headed for " a financial and logistical nightmare. The 43 billion dollar plan never had a proper business plan and is being implemented without the help of the predominant telecommunications company Telstra.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cuccinelli v Mann - The Debate Rages!

The Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinello has ordered the University of Virginia to produce documents relating to Michael Mann's work as he was in receipt of nearly $500000 in grant money prior to being named in the Climategate papers.

Rudd in Deep Trouble- Gutless Label Sticks!

The latest Newspoll has the Coalition in an election winning lead over Kevin Rudd as the voters survey the wreckage that is his first term in office!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Green Jobs, Broken Windows and Broken Economies

Green jobs by and large are justified by logic similar to the discredited Broken Window Fallacy!
A man's son breaks a pane of glass, meaning the man will have to pay to replace it. The onlookers consider the situation and decide that the boy has actually done the community a service because his father will have to pay the glazier (window repair man) to replace the broken pane. The glazier will then presumably spend the extra money on something else, jump-starting the local economy.
The village in question decided that the if one broken window created employment then they should break more creaing more jobs. A maximum number of broken windows equated to a maximum number of jobs created.