"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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Julia's Marital Problems-Size Does Matter!

The uneasy marriage of Julia Gillard's Labor and the looney Greens has struck problems over the size of proposed emission reductions!

China Number One Emitter! Playing the West for Suckers!

China has the world on a string ,paying lip-service to green power but building coal-fired power stations at an unprecedented rate and is now the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide.
China acknowledged on Tuesday it is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming, confirming what scientists have said for years but defending its right to keep growing emissions.
Many of the power stations are subsidised by a gullible Europe to meet carbon credit obligations. China is the source of more than half the Certified Emission Reductions or CER's used for carbon offsets!
China is also churning out solar panels and wind turbines to sell to incompetent governments so they can produce unreliable electricity at multiples of the coal fired plant generated costs
. So to re-iterate for the intellectually-challenged among us known as politicians we are subsiding cheap coal power for the Chinese and they are selling us intermittent solar and wind power generators to produce expensive and unreliable power for ourselves. 

Mexican Priorities

The President of Mexico , holidaying in Cancun informed his audience that 60 people have died in storms and other natural phenomena which "may" possibly be attributed to global warming.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon told negotiators in Cancun today that global warming already is causing natural disasters in his nation, killing at least 60 people this year in storms and events linked to turbulent weather alone in his country .
The 28000 recent drug-related murders in Mexico  would seem to be a real problem where he should be concentrating his time not on an imaginary one like global warming. 

Military police stand guard at the scene of a murder on March 23, 2010 in Juarez, Mexico.

Low Carbon Transport

Some transport operators in China are pushing hard the low carbon message showing how important balance is in the new carbon-free lifestyle.

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Robin Redbreast in Harm's Way

Amazingly given the UK weather the Earth section of the Telegraph is in a Cancun frenzy and is chokkers with articles on Global Warming full of dire warnings of what"might" and "could "happen if the Met Office was right for once. Sandwiched amongst this mire of impending doom was  a reality check on the losses the savage winters have imposed on the population of robins and other UK bird life - all doing it tough in the icy weather.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cancun Carbon Capers.

Louise Gray of the Telegraph has been naughty in flying to Cancun and creating a large carbon footprint with her airflights and hotel accommodation but it is all OK because she has confessed to her sins and paid her 22 pounds and her carbon gluttony is forgiven, She can then join the throngs of similarly cleansed ideologues in getting down to the business of stopping the great unwashed enjoying the same carbon consumption because it is so bad for the planet.

The Irony of Using King Canute as a Warmist Symbol

King Canute ,by sitting on the beach and commanding the tide to go back demonstrated to his people the futility of trying to control Nature , a lesson today's warmists apparently have not learned. The logic in choosing Canute as a symbol for their nonsense completely escapes me.

God Save The United Kingdom

David Cameron the PM has written an article for the Guardian showing such economic naivety that I fear greatly for the survival of the Mother Country in the hands of such a complete prat! With soaring rhetoric he prepares for Cancun  urging the yeomen to gird their loins against the latest enemy to assail the fair shores of Britain - global warming . Unfortunately these plucky English chaps are up to their knackers in snow in a record-setting winter so loin girding against warming is not such a high priority for them.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Another Catastrophe - Fat Cat Shortage Looms!

The ABC reports on a looming catastrophe which will leave Australians quaking in fear . We are looking at a shortage of public servants in the future. Does mean that the bloated bureaucracy will get skinnier? We should be so lucky. It figures that only the  public service ABC would think this is a great story - no  one else would care.

Climate Change Scam Wins Dodgy Award

Henry Ergas of the Australian lists the front-runners for the Dodgy Awards , a tongue-in-cheek look at the abysmal record of those governing this fair land and their policies.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Solar power falters in Spain: Is this lights out?

The solar industry is bleating because the Spanish Government has cut solar rebates to meet EU debt reduction guidelines. With Ireland under the pump, Portugal and Spain are the next financial dominos to fall unless drastic action is taken. The Spanish experience should sound a warning to other governments going down the same path. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Random Act of Culture

An extraordinary and uplifting experience for shoppers to unexpectedly find themselves part of one of the world's great musical masterpieces!

Deciphering doublespeak of new paradigm!

In our new Orwellian world the political Doublespeak language needs a dictionary and Gavin Atkins in the Australian has brilliantly given us one enabling the great unwashed to understand what our political masters are saying!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Queensland Water an Unmitigated Disaster!

The Labor pollies responsible for this mess could not organise a bit of horizontal exercise in a house of ill-repute. The Courier Mail lists the options now available to the Bligh government , all of which represent a disasters of varying magnitudes representing monumental waste by a thoroughly incompetent government. Of course Bligh can take some comfort in the fact that the Brumby Victorian Government is at present building their own 5 billion dollar white elephant desalination plant. Dumb and dumber!

Cost-Saving State Law Endangers Growth of Wind Industry - Great !

The Illinois Power Agency is under fire for following it's mandate and purchasing wind power on the spot market and at the best price. Green advocates who want to build huge numbers of the useless turbines cannot get financing without long term contracts because no bank or financial institution would lend money on intermittent power generators selling power at  multiples of the normal energy price. The NewYorkTimes shows how far the green press has become disconnected from reality in describing as "Byzantine"the process of spending taxpayer's money economically by calling tenders .  Byzantine means 'convoluted, complicated or difficult"- words I would not apply to a Government following correct procedure ,calling tenders to spend millions of taxpayer's money.

Labor and Greens - Uneasy Bedfellows!

The decision of the Victorian Coalition  to preference all Green candidates last has painted Labor into a spot . They need the Greens to govern federally but the Greens are white-anting them, syphoning off  left wing supporters of the party . Bill Shorten ,Labor's Assistant Treasurer is trying to distance Labor from the Greens on the basis of the impractibility of their total platform.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Smart Grid Allows Big Brother Complete Control

The ultimate in micro-regulation is what the Smart Grid represents. Someone in a remote place will be able to decide which appliances you can run and turn off the others. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Psychobabble About Why Skeptics reject Alarmist Ideology.

Revkin reports on another attempt to ascertain what is mentally wrong with those who refuse to accept a failed theory based on faulty data . He arrogantly assumes that those who disagree with him have some sort of mental inadequacy which he does not suffer from, along with his left-wing, more intelligent-than-us , friends  . 

The research, by Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer, reinforces the case that a large part of the climate challenge is not out in the world of eroding glaciers and  limited energy choices, but inside the human mind.
There’s the “ finite pool of worry” ( Did we pay the rent this month?). There’s “single action bias” ( I changed bulbs; all set.) There are powerful internal filters ( dare I say blinders?) that shape how different people see the same body of information.
Of course skeptics include dimwits like Freeman Dyson or Richard Lindzen  and I guess that I for one am proud to wear the same blinders that they do.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Big Arnie to Help other Governments to Go Broke as Well!

It seems that misery loves company and Arnold Swartzenegger , following his  huge success in impoverishing California , has set up an international climate change organisation to assist others to do the same! It is a bit like getting Bernie Madoff to help set up your superannuation investment scheme.

How the Climategate weasels wriggled free!

James Delingpole ,together with Christopher Booker ,will be in line for some serious recognition for his services in exposing the Global Warming scam when it is all over and done. James on the anniversary of Climategate sums up the current political situation. His article is reproduced below in full.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Home Climate Prediction With Met Office Software! Wow!

The Met Office has been  so consistently wrong with their predictions that they now don't make short term seasonal forecasts to prevent further embarrassment. Surprisingly they are branching out to allow online users access to their models and software but given the record of the Met I can't imagine why anyone would use such a lemon! Suzanne Rosier starts her Guardian article with the statement " Climate Change is unequivocal" and you can safely ignore anything after that because that is the claim of a zealot , not a scientist.

Doublethink - Cold Winters Caused By Global Warming

Orwellian Doublethink is alive and well today with the latest "research" saying cold winters "may" be caused by global warming just as Europe gets set for another horrific winter and on the eve of the  Cancun chatterfest designed to separate gullible politicians from their taxpayer's money. Shortly the sky will be full of carbon-spewing aircraft with their precious cargo of bureacratic fat-cats snug in their first-class cocoons, all headed to Cancun to decide how to control the lifestyle of the their less fortunate proles!

The Greens are anti-free trade, anti-capitalism, anti-wealth and anti-growth.

Janet Albrechtsen of the Australian examines the true nature of the Green Party in Australia. Gullible Australians are being duped by an extreme  group determined to change Australia forever with failed Utopian policies that cannot work in a modern society .

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Geography Syllabus Does Not meet Green/ Left Propaganda Requirements

The Australian has the story of the infighting over the National geography syllabus to be introduced across the country.

THE proposed national geography curriculum lacks clarity and quality.NSW geographers are concerned it contains an inadequate focus on physical geography or the study of "capes and bays", which underpins the study of the discipline.The NSW Board of Studies argues the proposed curriculum will overemphasise social and economic geography at the expense of the study of the physical world. The sample structure for the course suggests students in Years 7-10 take a "cultural/social constructivist" approach.
Now the un-initiated may well wonder what a "cultural/social constructivist approach" is,and view it with well-deserved suspicion. 
Kevin Dunn, professor of geography and urban studies at the University of Western Sydney, said yesterday the NSW curriculum was a benchmark other states should reach."Only with the appropriate amount of mandatory hours can we expect the teaching of geography, at the depth necessary, to ensure that students have a satisfactory level of understanding of environmental sustainability, conservation, population, indigenous cultures and land management," he said."We need citizens who understand their world, and how the world will be in the future."
 Professor Dunn left off the bit about citizens trained to vote for left/green candidates after studying their policy manual for years. Geography is no longer geography when it is being used to spout a political view of the world.

Monday, November 15, 2010

UK Climate Change Policy for Dummies!

Simon Barnett gives a great breakdown of  the UK plan to reduce carbon emissions by  80% by 2050 and relates these plans to the cost in a novel way. Unbelievable but  true!( H/T An Englishman's Castle)

Gillard to Consult with Carbon Tax Nations ( Spain Omitted from the List!)

Joe Kelly of the Australian reports that Julia Gillard is going to consult internationally before implementing the carbon tax she promised she wouldn't during the election. I don't know why she is going overseas to consult with  other warmist countries about this silly tax when she could easily save the air fare and consult our local bunch of  warmists who could give her the same dopey advice at a lot lower cost.

Save The World - Live in a Shoebox!

Warmists are clutching at any method to regain control of the AGW debate since people have turned off the catastrophe scenarios of Hansen and his ilk. John Norquist in the Australian is a believer and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and he believes higher-density housing will reduce car use thereby reducing the evil CO2, sacrificing suburban living lifestyle in the process. He should talk to warmist leaders Al Gore or Thomas Friedman about changing their lifestyles!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Guardian True to Form on Climategate Anniversary - New Emotive Picture!

The Guardian's Robin McKie has at least updated the discredited "polar bear on an ice flow picture" showing great journalistic flair and originality with the latest emotive picture " walruses on an ice floe" showing how far he has moved on since Climategate. In the first part of the article McKie gives a brief description of Climategate but describes the leaks as "hacking" and uses bias with statements like "appeared to show" to set the tone for the remainder where he describes in detail how the whole affair was really nothing as various inquiries cleared the UEA of any wrongdoing - just a bit of schoolboy exuberance.

Climategate Anniversary - Climate Hoax is Dying but not in Whitehall!

Christopher Booker continues his trenchant criticism of the climate policies of the UK Government which continues relentlessly down a ruinous economic path as the climate hoax wanes around the world! As the Climategate birthday approaches on November 17th it is fitting to reflect how much the world owes the person or persons who leaked the data which derailed the Global Warming juggernaut!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Global warming threatens Antarctica's penguins due to "Decreasing" Sea Ice

Ecologist Bill Fraser has detailed in his new book how global warming has decimated penguin population due to sea ice loss . This is a surprising conclusion as sea ice is at an all time high and has been increasing. Go figure!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sun Setting on Era of Cheap Solar

The Australian has the story that the Australian Government is planning to reduce rebates on solar systems as many are being installed at little or no cost to the recipient, the cost being paid by the taxpayer and other consumers.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Flexible Warmist Scientists Have An Each Way Bet- Can't Lose!

Climate modeler says models predicting global warming in the near future may be wrong and we will see 20 years of cooling before we are all toast. These models that may be wrong can't be of the "science is settled " variety otherwise the consensus of 99.99% of climate scientists would look pretty sillly which in fact they do.The chameleon Warmists always have a new  model ready to meet inconvenient data changes like long-term cooling, conveniently ignoring the fact that the old models on which  we were supposed to remodel the world  are dust-binned to be removed by the alarmist version of Winston Smith. Whatever happens they will be able the say "the" model was right whether it cools or warms.

$1.1billion wasted on Solar Power in Australia

The main stream media is slowly catching on as Tom Arup in the Age says that the solar panel subsidy scheme has been a financial disaster mainly rewarding middle class families .

General Motors Volt - Great Unless it is Hot!

The US Government has put billions into the design of the GM Volt before ensuring adequate battery technology is available. GM is now road testing the Volt which is a marvel of modern technology unless it gets hot , a pretty basic oversight. 

Inconvenient Nonsense.

Bob Carter in the  Australian reports on the inclusion of Al Gore's warmist propaganda film in the draft Australian English syllabus. This is interesting ploy because to include it elsewhere would be to subject it to scrutiny as to factuality and it would not pass muster.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Remembrance Day - Lest We Forget

The late and brilliant Liam Clancy sings of the horrors of the
Great War and the young Aussies who died a long way from
home in someone else's war.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gillard Moves to Enshrine Racism in the Constitution

Gillard wants to have a referendum on including indigenous people in the constitution which seems to be departing from the "all men are created equal" idea to add the Orwellian addenda that"some are more equal than others".Are we also going to include the British,Italians,Greeks and the rest of the ethnic pot-pourri that is now modern Australia or are they now to be second class citizens excluded from a place in the Australian constitution. I hope that the Coalition finds the cojones to oppose this bit of politically correct nonsense which Gillard has dreamed up for some positive press ( the Lefties love it!) , as she wallows in the polls.

US Congress - Warmists Will Have Some Explaining to Do!

The changing of the guard  in Congress has Warmist scientists bleating already and so they should. They will be asked to explain the huge discrepancies  that skeptic bloggers have found and number one for me is this graph of the US NCDC temperature data set.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Britain's Solar Stupidity Continues!

James Delingpole reports on the UK Government's ambitious solar plans which will have farmers planting solar arrays instead of crops and reaping a 20 year bumper harvest at the expense of the long suffering taxpayer.
The incentives are amazingly powerful. Under the "feed-in tariff" scheme launched in April as part of an attempt to meet EU targets on renewable energy, farmers are being offered subsidies as high as £1,500 an acre to cover their green fields with shiny, black and silver solar arrays. This means that a farmer with 35 acres to spare stands to make £52,500 a year. What's more, this has been guaranteed, tax-free, by the Government for the next 25 years.
This means that children of today will be paying billions of dollars 20 years into the future for intermittent power at three times normal cost that the power grid does not really want. This is all to satisfy the ideological whims of  a bunch of intellectually-challenged prats in Whitehall who can't do the simple maths to see how dopey the scheme is! Countries formally supportive are now  are starting to jump off the solar band-wagon like fleas off a mangy dog , but not the true believers in the UK Coalition. I must see if I can interest them in some great Nigerian loans!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Denier Song

The Minnesotans For Global Warming crew have done it again ,taking the mickey out of well-known alarmist personalities!
From M4GQW:
It's a parody of "I'm a Believer" written by Neil Diamond and performed by the Monkees. This version was written by Elmer Beauregard and Brian D. Smith and performed by Elmer and the M4GW players.

This song is in honor of all the new Republican Freshman entering Congress and the Senate most of whom are Deniers and proud of it.

I think this is song may be our "Tour de Farce"