"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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Moronic UK Green Power Policies.

An analysis by the UK Dept of Energy and Climate Change should have men in white coats dispatched to Whitehall because their policies are looney tunes by any rational standards. The analysis says  £5,000 a year per person needs to be spent up to 2050 to combat rampart global temperature increases as shown. The fact that the Guardian has treated this as a serious item without ridicule shows how far out of their trees their journalists actually.are.

The Four Main Effects Of Global Warming
Every person in Britain will need to pay about £5,000 a year between now and 2050 on rebuilding and using the nation's entire energy system, according to government figures. But the cost of developing clean and sustainable electricity, heating and transport will be very similar to replacing today's ageing and polluting power stations, the analysis finds.
Given that there is no 24/7 dispatch-able "green" alternative available to replace coal /gas/nuclear power it is interesting to know the basis for the costings.
The fact that the nation is broke and currently  borrowing 5 billion pounds per week seems to completely escape these ideological nincompoops in proposing these huge expenditures for a non-workable solution to a non-existent problem.
The plan calls for the use of carbon capture and storage which may upset the unicorns grazing in the mythical future green world of the true believer. 

Really Tough New Year's Resolutions for Climate Scientists!

  1. I will admit that warming has been much slower than we expected
  2. I will admit that recent sea level rise is nothing unusual or threatening
  3. I will admit that our forecasts of declining snow cover were wrong
  4. I will admit that Arctic temperatures are cyclical, and that we have no idea what will happen to Arctic ice over the next 50 years
  5. I will admit that our forecasts of Antarctic warming have been a total failure.
  6. I will admit that Polar Bear populations are not threatened
  7. I will admit that climate models have demonstrated no skill, and are nothing more than research projects
  8.  I will admit there was a Medieval Warm Period
  9. I will admit that that there was a Little Ice Age
  10. I will stop pretending that we don’t have climate records prior to 1970
  11. I will admit that the surface temperature record has been manipulated and is contaminated by UHI
  12. I will stop making up data where none exists
  13. I will honestly face skeptics in open debate.
  14. I will quit trying to stop skeptics from being published
  15. I will admit that glaciers have been disappearing for hundreds or thousands of years
  16. I will stop telling people that the climate is getting more extreme, without producing any evidence
  17. I will admit that hurricanes are on the decline
  18. I will admit that severe tornadoes are on the decline
  19. I will admit that droughts were much worse in the past
  20. I will admit that efforts to shut down power plants have potentially very serious consequences for the future
  21. I will pay for my own tickets to tropical climate boondoggles  like Cancun, rather than improperly using taxpayer money for political activism
  22. I will admit that there is no missing heat
  23. I will admit that temperatures have been cooling for at least the last decade
  24. I will publish the raw data and not lose it.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year to all.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

More psychobabble to explain disagreement with the climate scam

A recent article in the SMH  follows many  in the same genre where arrogant warmists believe that those who disagree with them must   have something fundamentally wrong with them.

In the climate realm, fabrication is also rife. Enthralled by their emotional biases, sceptics mouth desperate appeals to the corruptibility of scientists, or to the fallibility of climate prediction models.
To err is human and we should forgive many their inability to constrain the draw of the emotions. But this failure is inexcusably egregious in our politicians who are steering the ship for the long voyage, not just around the next reef.
Of course one must wonder what is wrong with  the physicist/mathematician Freeman Dyson , a leading sceptic often called Einstein's successor who makes mental pygmies out of the scientists pushing the Global Warming scam.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Force be with you!

It appears that over 15000 Jedi Knights have registered in a recent Czech census .They should be  conscripted in our on-going battle with the Darkside  and the evil Pachauri and his minions on the IPCC Deathstar.

MORE than 15,000 Czechs follow the faith of the Star Wars movies' Jedi knights, they have told the official census, while half of the country's 10.5 million people declined to list any religion.
"Many people adhered to the moral values of Jedi knights from the Star Wars saga," the Czech Statistical Office said, noting that the invented faith also had a strong following in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain.
It said 15,070 Czechs registered as Jedi knights in the census held in March, against 1,083,899 Roman Catholics and 707,649 people who said they believed in God but did not belong to any church.
"Fifteen thousand adherents, which is the size of a small town, is not a negligible social phenomenon," Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, said.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bill Gates approves Carbon Tax for poor people!

One of the world's richest men ,Bill Gates has swanned into Australia saying he approves of the carbon tax which obviously would not make any change to his billionaire lifestyle. However in Australia to those in struggle street the tax represents a huge impost with small business and retirees especially hard hit and statements like that from Gates are not appreciated.

ONE of the world's richest men, Bill Gates, has given a tick to Labor's carbon tax.
Mr Gates, the founder of Microsoft who's holidaying in Sydney with his family, said someone had to lead on tough global issues and it had to be hoped that by setting a good example, others would follow.
"I wish the world at large found it easier to get together on this because a carbon tax is a very important tool to encourage the invention of low-cost energy technologies that don't emit carbon," he told ABC Television.

Pussy increase caused by trace gas!

Another terrifying effect is added to the list of "bad" things caused by a minute change in temperature according to the RSPCA in Queensland  and that is a rash of  unwanted kittens . It is to be hoped that the carbon tax will be able to control  this moggie multiplication to a manageable level and civilisation as we know it will be saved.
However using a direct action policy involving procedures tomcats generally find quite upsetting would cost a lot less than half a trillion dollars.
Climate change is having another alarming effect - too many unwanted moggies.Cat breeding cycles are lengthening and could prove hairy for the RSPCA this summer as they coincide with the already busy festive season.
Animal refuge centres have reported a spike in kitten numbers in recent years with centres inundated state-wide.RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty told AAP that cat breeding cycles now stretch from October through to May."Particularly around January we can get up to 300 to 400 kittens a week," Mr Beatty said.
The lengthened breeding cycles have been blamed on the effects of climate change creating ideal breeding conditions for longer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Green Thing

A gem that appeared in my inbox:

 The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the shop. The shop sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right. We didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of Auckland Super City. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the train or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

Remember: Don't make old people mad.

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Canada jumps ship!

Canada is officially withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol because unlike his Australian counterpart, Julia  Gillard,  Stephen Harper is concerned about damaging the Canadian economy and the booming oil-sands industry.

Canada has announced it is pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday that Canada was invoking the legal right to withdraw from the pact.
Canada, joined by Japan and Russia, said last year it would not accept new Kyoto commitments, but renouncing the accord is another setback to the treaty concluded with much fanfare in 1997.
No nation has formally renounced the protocol.
The protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, is aimed at fighting global warming.
Canada's previous Liberal government signed the accord but Prime Minister Stephen Harper Conservative government never embraced it.
Mr Harper's government is reluctant to hurt Canada's booming oil sands sector.
The move comes after about 190 nations, including some the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters such as the US and China, agreed on a deal in Durban to develop a global pact for reducing emissions by 2015.
The Kyoto Protocol, due to end in 2012, will be extended until a new agreement comes into force.


Clash of green rip-off schemes - A battle of morons!

The penny drops ! The Gillard government is moving to cut down the immensely stupid "rip-off-your-neighbour" solar panel feed-in schemes , not because of the soaring power costs to non-panel owners (most of us), but because it is interfering with her own federal "green rip-off" scheme. No sympathy is given to the electricity consumer who can but watch and wonder at this battle between morons ,because being screwed by a federal or a state body feels pretty much the same.

THE Gillard government will demand the states curb expensive feed-in tariffs that pay households to generate electricity from roof-top solar panels, and review other green schemes that threaten to make the carbon market less efficient.
The Australian can reveal that today's draft energy white paper will commit the government to working with the states to try to harmonise the feed-in tariffs so that they do not impose an "unjustifiable burden" on electricity consumers.
The government is concerned that the feed-in tariffs are cross-subsidised through increased energy costs for those who cannot afford to install solar PV panels and that they are putting pressure on the federal small-scale renewable energy scheme, estimated to cost consumers $4.7 billion by mid-2020.
The commonwealth will use the white paper - to be released by Resources Minister Martin Ferguson this morning - to push for a new agreement from all Australian governments for a review of more than 200 existing emissions-reductions policies that are often inconsistent and already cost more than Julia Gillard's proposed carbon tax.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Aunty ABC Claims Durban Success

In an effort to out-do the BBC in the Climate propaganda stakes ABC headlines on Durban loudly claims
" Climate Deal clears Major Hurdle" and then says that Durban has agreed on a pact to "force" biggest polluters to take action. The ABC obviously attended a different conference to everyone else or alternatively got their news direct from the Beeb.

UN climate change talks have agreed on a pact that for the first time would force all the biggest polluters to take action to slow the pace of global warming.The deal follows years of failed attempts to impose legally binding, international cuts on emerging giants, such as China and India.
What really happened is everyone agreed to keep talking and do nothing but that would not suit the ABC warmists. As major countries disagree on large parts of the proposals and with public opinion eroding fast the chances of an agreement are extremely remote.
The key component of the platform includes all countries negotiating "an agreed outcome with legal force" by 2015 to start cutting emissions by 2020.
It's a platform to continue debating the details of an agreement where countries disagree on most of the substantive matters.
The negotiations for other countries to sign an agreement to engage in climate-based economic hardship, as Australia has through its carbon tax, are all uphill from here.

Aussies to give Billions to Third World dictators via Green Slush Fund

If direct financing is used Australia's share of the 100 billion dollar slush fund to be set up by the United Nohoper's organisation is between 2 to 3 billion dollars and the majority of the proposed  recipients of our largesse are not democracies in any sense of the word. Aussie taxpayers will be incensed at this misuse of public funds.

The legal architecture of a $100 billion-a-year Green Climate Fund will also be established to finance climate change adaptation for developing countries.
Ultimately, financing the GCF will become the negotiating chip for rich countries to buy off support from poorer ones.
Where the GCF's money is coming from remains unclear.
If financing is direct, Australia's contribution is expected to be between $2bn and $3bn a year.
Australia is unlikely to have to pay this because we will chuck the buggers out before then!

Bad Poll News for Gillard

Julia Gillard
Not Happy Julia
The previous opinion poll has turned out to be a false dawn for Julia Gillard as the latest polls resume their downward trend. with Abbott again now the preferred PM. Gillard used the previous poll to turn the heat up on Tony Abbott but the positions are reversed now. On current trends Labor would be massacred if an election were held now.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Delegates praise the non-deal at Durban

The Climate ramora infesting Durban for the last 2 weeks can now return home on CO2-spewing jets to re-attach themselves to their respective hosts and start sucking! Only the EU  has been silly enough to extend Kyoto and everyone else said it was too hard and we will have another nice meeting sometime in the future as long as we don't have to do anything now. Australia's Climate Fraud Minister gormless Greg Combet of course thought it was a terrific non-deal as he is desperately trying to justify having exposed his country to economic carbon tax pain expecting others to follow suit and he is feeling very lonely.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

BBC puts the best spin on the failure of the Durban Conference!

Richard BlackRichard Black the BBC Warmist spinmeister  is having awful trouble convincing readers that the Durban Climate hug-fest accomplished anything which of course it didn't. Nations   " appear to be edging their way to agreeing that a process towards a new carbon-cutting deal should start in the New Year."
Warmist gobbledygook translating as "nothing happened so we will pretend something will happen in the future."

 A draft text circulated by the South African host government says the new agreement should be in place by 2015.

All nations would be included, though the exact legal nature is not clear.
The move marks a success for the ad-hoc alliance formed between the EU and scores of the world's most climate-vulnerable countries.
Earlier drafts had said negotiations should not begin until 2015, and should not take effect until 2020.
The new version does not specify a date from which the new agreement should come into force.

Solar adds Billions to Power Bills

The solar panel  party is almost over as people are finally doing calculations that have been obvious to this writer and other skeptics and finding that paying ten times the real cost for energy is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately when the music stops those with solar panels will still be ripping off their neighbours that don't have them. The Australian says that the Federal solar scheme will cost 4.7 billion by 2020 and that is a minor cost compared to the  billions more in feed-in tariffs state governments impose that electricity users pay.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Solar Panels overloading electricity grid!

Any power system designer could have foreseen the problems with reverse feeding single phase power onto a distribution network. The system is just not designed for it  and when all solar panels in a street are at maximum output at midday the unbalanced power can saturate transformers with unpleasant results. The whole silly "rip off your neighbour" solar panel scheme needs to be scrapped as the electricity generated is incredibly expensive as shown in the US analysis below. In Queensland the solar costs are twice that shown because of the policy forcing retailers to buy solar at inflated prices of 10 times the cost of coal generation.

The Mouse that Roared!

Greg Combet is puffing himself up and threatening to withdraw from the next round of Kyoto playing tough like the big boys on the block which is ridiculous because unlike the others our Government  has already assumed the position for the warmists with the carbon tax and really has nothing left to withdraw -the damage has already been done. Australia no longer has a dog in this particular fight thanks to Gillard and crew caving in to the Greens.

Combet - Walking on Water is next!

With Australia's reputation as the most gullible supporter of the global warming scam at stake having singlehandedly avoided a global temperature rise of .00007 degrees Centigrade by attacking Australia's economy Greg Combet's aspirations have now reached almost Biblical heights as he is now in the business of "climate-proofing" crops in Africa which is usually under the control of whichever deity you believe in , as any farmer will attest. This Climate Canute will also give money to" manage water resources" which given his party's hysterical  opposition to dams and it's Australian record, probably means taking away water rights from those greedy subsistence farmers damaging exotic fish habitats to feed their starving families. Of course being number one fool in the AGW asylum does not come cheap and the taxpayers of Australia will of course foot the bill with nowhere better to spend these millions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Coming Soon - The Robbing Hood Tax!

It is not surprising that when a gaggle of government-funded lefties get together they would consider the solution to any problem facing them would be a new tax - just a tiny tax that would raise hundreds of billions of dollars and no one would notice. This brilliant idea is gaining traction amongst the mentally challenged chatterati who don't understand that there is no free lunch - you can't get something for nothing and in the end every depositor,super fund and bank user will pay for this. Of course we will need a complete new bureaucracy to supervise this and bank compliance costs will go up. A tax on financial transactions is iniquitous and non-productive . Of course the whole problem is exacerbated by the proposal to give these funds to a Green Climate Fund and we know how wise and careful they will be with these funds. The whole idea is so stupid the EU at least will probably adopt it!
“The Green Climate Fund is very important for developing countries. Finding sources and channels to mobilise money into the fund is crucial,” said Director UN-II Mirza Salman Babar Beg, who is part of the negotiating team in Durban.
“Out of all the options relating to innovative sources on long-term finance that are on the table, the FTT is easy to implement and monitor and can raise money in hundreds and billions,” added Beg. “There are various studies that support this argument, and so we feel this option should be considered in the negotiations.”
The Financial Transaction Tax, also known as the Robin Hood tax, is a small levy of 0.01%-0.05% imposed on the trade of stocks, derivates, currency, and other financial instruments.
Although different estimates have been proposed, global economists believe that potential revenues can range from $176 billion to $650 billion per year. These revenues can significantly contribute to the GCF, which will help developing countries to tackle poverty and climate change. It has also been proposed that the tax has the ability to discourage high frequency financial trading that causes big risks to the global economy.

Desperation Science as World Cools!

Global warming is not slowing down say researchers but is just being masked by all that snow, El Ninos, sun's brightness, volcanoes ,the kitchen sink and anything else that comes to mind. In fact anything rather than admit that the wheels have come off the global warming scam ! Lucia's graph shows the problem the warmist's have with their predictions (black) going north and the temperature going south.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chinese set conditions for binding climate change commitment after 2020.

China's stance is like saying you plan to give up smoking in 8 years time but will carry on as usual in the meantime. China is playing the global warming delegations at Durban for fools which is quite easy because they are fools or they would not be there. South Africa's foreign minister said she was "pleased" with China's positive attitude. I wonder what a negative Chinese attitude would look like?  China has already extracted billions from the European carbon credit fiasco to build new power stations so they will keep playing the game without really giving anything more than a few vague future promises to keep the gullible Westerners on the hook.

Peer-reviewed sea level data suppression now questioned.

The NSW Government wants to know why peer-reviewed papers showing sea level rises of only 1mm per year were squashed by the Office of Environment. The agency ,set up by the previous Labor government said that
"historical trends of sea-level rise recorded by tide gauges do not necessarily provide a good indication of future sea levels because trends are expected to change with continued global warming". 
What a load of bollocks! I hope after this the Government puts the cleaners through the department if that is the best they can do! This promises to be very interesting.

NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker has asked department officials to explain why they put the lid on internal research that questioned catastrophic predictions of sea-level rises as a result of climate change.
A former senior researcher in the department, Doug Lord, said yesterday two papers he co-authored with colleagues and was due to present at conferences were suppressed because they suggested sea-levels on the east coast are rising at only one 10th of the rate estimated by the federal government, based on data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Mr Lord said long-term data gleaned from gauges in Sydney Harbour suggested sea levels were rising at the rate of about 1mm per year. This would lead to a rise of about 90mm by 2100, not the 900mm rise predicted by the IPCC.
"We can't identify an acceleration of the rate, which doesn't mean that it's not there," Mr Lord told The Australian. "But if it's going to reach those levels, it's got to accelerate at some time in the future."
Mr Lord, who does not question the science of climate change, said the papers were pulled by the department at the last minute, after they had been accepted and peer-reviewed.
"It's very odd that they left that until the last minute and withdrew both papers at the latest possible opportunity," he said.
A spokeswoman for Ms Parker said the minister had "asked for a thorough explanation" and wanted more information.
In a statement, the Office of Environment and Heritage said it "fully supports the analysis of tide gauge records to estimate historical sea-level rise trends and the publication of these analyses for discussion and debate".
But the agency insisted "historical trends of sea-level rise recorded by tide gauges do not necessarily provide a good indication of future sea levels because trends are expected to change with continued global warming".
The agency said the papers were withdrawn over "concerns raised by an independent statistician about the statistical analysis of tide gauge records".

Amazing scientific discovery - the Arctic did not exist until discovered by satellite!

Andrew Freedman of the Washington Post tells us that the last 5 years have seen the lowest summer ice areas in the SATELLITE ERA ie the last few decades. This ignores completely the retreat of arctic ice in the 1920's and documented  accounts of  similar melts in the 1800's. He does not explain how the current era differs from previous times. However he does have some really good news in that computer models predict an ice-free arctic by 2035 and given the accuracy of the models so far you can bet the Arctic is perfectly safe! Programmers refer to this as garbage in-garbage out programming and this especially seems to apply to climate models.
Of course in line with the "everything bad is caused by CO2" theory he details the latest kooky theory to explain how global warming is causing all the winter snow in the last years which has become a major embarrassment to the true believers.

The last five years have been the warmest recorded period in the Arctic and climate conditions over the Arctic cannot be ruled out as influencing weather in some sub-Arctic regions, making it relative colder for part of the winter.
More combined observational and modeling studies to understand causes and latitudinal extent of this recent Warm Arctic - Cold Continent pattern are a high priority in Arctic research. In summary, the most we can now say is that loss of sea ice pushes in the right direction to weaken the Polar Vortex and increase the chance for sub-Arctic impacts 

Polar Scientist: Antarctica is cooling and not melting.

 P Gosselin of the No Tricks Zone translates for us an interview with a veteran polar scientist who gives the lie to the usual warmist BS we are fed about the Antarctic! The video is in German for those who understand the language.

The Unholy Trinity of Stupidity!

Following the failure of a meaningful Durban agreement and in an effort to save face Australia, New Zealand and the EU have formalised negotiations for swapping paper carbon credits although I understand the mafia will have to ratify any EU decision given the amount of the market they control. Greg Combet is to have further talks in an indaba which is Zulu for "secret men's business" , a term Greg would be familiar with..The coming Aussie ETS is the ALP version of a free market with price controls to prevent the carbon indulgences becoming worthless when people realise their intrinsic value. Greg Combet is delusional when he  says expanding trade in these bits of paper will be "good for economic growth" showing why Labor is regarded so poorly as an economic manager.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hind-casting Accuracy - 74% of Warming Man-made!

The once-great Scientific American has the story of an "independent study" (whatever independent means) that has found that 74% of warming since the mid-fifties is man-made and that natural variability is only 26%. The article has the obligatory chimney stack spewing out smoke which I guess is meant to represent the colourless and odourless CO2 - the old SciAm would have known the difference..  Of the .5 degree rise since 1950 only .07 degrees has been attributed to the sun which I find odd considering a solar minimum caused the little Ice Age.  Considering the "travesties" mentioned in the Climategate emails and the general confusion among emailers the improvement in accuracy of these recent studies is amazing  - 74%  implies an accurate calculation whereas 70 to 80% would be quite sloppy.

Kiwi Carbon Credits crash an burn!

The New Zealand ETS is serious trouble with the price of carbon credits in Europe destroying the local scheme.
The whole theory that shuffling bits of paper will save the earth is now being seen as the scam it is. New Zealand units have halved in price from May this year and are now only $11 reflecting the European price, and the Government may have to ban international credits to prevent embarrassment.

Carbon Fleas jump off Climate Change dog!

All the parasites lined up to engorge themselves on the fat Climate Change carcass are having second thoughts as the scam unravels. With the death of the Chicago Climate Exchange last year and the plummeting carbon prices in Europe life is going to get very hard for these unproductive freeloaders. Financial institutions are reducing resources in their Climate scam related departments as the world cools on Climate alarmism.

Blair has Bacon for breakfast!

A sarcastic Tim Blair reacts to Wendy Bacon's critique of the Daily Telegraph and their coverage of the carbon tax and climate change in general. It seems to be a problem with left-wing academia that the paper could not find much positive comment on the carbon tax not considering for one moment that there aren't any positives, a view shared be most Australians. Read on for Tim Blair at his best:

Bishop Tutu is now a "Global Leader" according to the Puffington Post!

The desperation the Warmista must be feeling with the Durban disintegration is shown in the Huffington rag where the latest news is that "Global leaders" are criticising Canada for showing some common sense. These "leaders" are a whole bunch of people the average person has never heard of apart from Bishop Tutu - the US,China and India are certainly not represented. While the 80 year old Bishop Tutu is a fine human being a world leader he is not! Canada's stand is a great encouragement for many other nations being bullied and represents a clear and present danger to the Climate scam , hence the hysterical reaction to it's dumping Kyoto.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Australia a Shag on a rock!

With Angelina Jolie and the rest of the private jet glitterati saving the world with champagne in Durban Australia is looking very lonely as the only one willing to sacrifice their country's economy in this dangerous economic climate. With Climategate 2 emails shedding light into the dark corners of scientific conspiracy and more and more stories surfacing of hiding inconvenient data and research it is doubtful that any will follow Australia's policy of economic self-harm in these last days of the great conspiracy. Miranda Devine has more:

The Data the Climategate Conspirators wanted to hide!

In temperature measurement the US is the best metered country in the world and unadjusted data shows no warming over the last century. On the contrary since the 1930's the country has actually cooled. It is interesting to see what happens to the data when Global Warming activist Hansen who is in charge of the GISS temperatures does a bit of adjusting - instant Global Warming! Steven Goddard has the story:

A Reconstruction Of Unadjusted US Temperatures
The graph above appends GISS post-1999 US temperatures (normalized to 1998) on to their 1999 version of the temperature graph. As you can see, US temperatures have declined over the last 80 years. The climategate 2.0 E-mails tell us that the DOE doesn’t want the raw temperature data available to the public.  Here is why – they now publish only data which has had 0.6F degrees added on to recent temperatures, and about 0.1F degrees subtracted from older temperatures.
Hansen wrote this in 1999, before they started fudging the data :
Empirical evidence does not lend much support to the notion that climate is headed precipitately toward more extreme heat and drought. The drought of 1999 covered a smaller area than the 1988 drought, when the Mississippi almost dried up. And 1988 was a temporary inconvenience as compared with repeated droughts during the 1930s “Dust Bowl” that caused an exodus from the prairies, as chronicled in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath.
The graph below alternates between the 1999 GISS graph and the current version. It shows the spectacular cheating going on – which DOE doesn’t want you to see.
A Reconstruction Of Unadjusted US Temperatures

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coming to a Theatre near you-The Cause!

The Minnesotans for Global Warming are on the ball with a movie trailer on Climategate 2.

'Record-setting' change in warming Arctic

In a propaganda announcement timed to coincide with the Durban warmist group-hug an international team of "scientists" have found "record-setting" changes in the Arctic  with melting ice and warming waters . Obviously these so-called "scientists" cannot read newspapers because even the most cursory research by this non-PhD writer turned up newspaper reports showing basically that the findings of these 121 intellects could be described in scientific terms as bovine excreta. The Arctic has warmed significantly more and quite naturally  in the years BCS ( Before Climate Scam) , an era erased by the Orwellian thought police in their Arctic history revision.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cowardly attacks on Canada

The Canadian Government is showing large cojones in standing up to the attacks in Durban by the Climate ignorati. Canada is now being made a whipping boy while the 40% emitters  China and the US are doing nothing ,because  it is easier to make poor old Canada a target and scapegoat than to offend the large nations. .  Good on you Canada!

ROFL -"Wealthy" Europe wants to pour billions into Green Climate Fund!

The European Union in the alternative universe they inhabit have suddenly found billions for a Green Climate Fund and are looking for more suckers concerned countries to join them. The real universe , where most of the debt-ridden EU countries don't have a pot to piss in, is completely ignored by the EU bureaucracy where their favorite ideology is concerned. It is no wonder the Union is in such desperate financial straits and it is laughable that they criticise Greece for the crime of spending money it didn't have. It seems that no lessons have been learned!

Sea Level Data Censored!

The NSW Dept of Climate Change and Water has been caught out with it's own "hide the decline" moment ,  preventing publication of peer-reviewed papers showing sea level rises of only 1mm per year giving the lie to the Warmists scare of "accelerating "sea level rises. Fort Denison sea level data shows that over 120 years sea level is rising at only 1mm per year or 100 mm by 2100 contrary to the scare campaigns of Tim Flannery and his ilk.
As NSW now has a Coalition Government it will be interesting to see how they handle the situation! Sea levels measured by the Envisat satellite show global levels have stopped rising over the past 5 years.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More Climate Commission Fearmongering!

The World's Greatest Treasurer yesterday announced budget cuts for a lot of areas but there was one obvious bunch of incompetents he missed!
The Australian Climate Commission says that death rates from heat waves COULD (the magic scammers word) rise to 8000 or more per year an increase of 2000 or so from 1990 figures. 
When Melbourne endured three days with temperatures above 43 degrees in 2009, 980 people died - 374 more than the average number - and in the 2004 Brisbane heatwave, the average rate of death rose 23 per cent.

Heatwaves have always happened and these bald statistics do not detail the morbidity of those who died and how many would die anyway . If there was an increase in temperature which does not seem likely at the moment then deaths from cold would decrease tenfold compared to heat-related deaths.No figures are quoted for improvements in cold death rates but it is interesting to note that this improvement is in the very populous states whereas heat deaths are greatest in the least populous. Also omitted is the deaths related to unaffordable electricity to keep pensioners cool - these can be attributed to global warming policy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UK - Another Billion pounds still available for crazy projects!

 The UK has nothing better to do with a billion pounds than to use it to pump a harmless gas underground - a theory which has not worked anywhere in practice. This is obviously a much better investment than hospitals,schools , roads and all the other silly things unenlightened governments in the past used to worry about before the insidious carbon dioxide scare. Those who can't get hospital treatment can take comfort in all that nasty CO2 being temporarily pumped underground knowing that a microscopic change in temperature trumps a life-saving heart operation any time ! Proper priorities must be maintained at all times.After all is said and done it is not real money  but borrowed, and  you can always borrow more- can't you?

The government was forced to reassure the carbon capture and storage industry on Monday after comments from the Treasury appeared to cast doubt on the future of £1bn funding for the technology.
Danny Alexander appeared to suggest money set aside for CCS could be subsumed into general infrastructure spending. But the Department of Energy and Climate Change moved to calm fears, insisting £1bn was still available from the government to fund pioneering CCS projects.
The comments by Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury and Liberal Democrat MP, came as energy-intensive and high carbon emitting industries looked forward to finding out what exemptions they could expect from the government's carbon regulations. Details of the concessions – which come despite a massive fall in the price of carbon permits – are expected to be unveiled on Tuesday.
The £1bn fund for CCS, to be awarded to the winner of a competition that has been running for nearly five years, is considered the last hope for developing CCS technology in the UK as promises of other government assistance – such as a levy on energy bills to subsidise the high initial costs of the low-carbon technology – were withdrawn.

Disaster- Global Warming causes smaller tits!

It also causes smaller turtles,frogs,deer and mini polar bears according to the latest research passed off as science.

A Pair of Great Tits

Over the past century, several types of animals, including turtles, tits, frogs or deers are becoming increasingly smaller.

The decrease of Arctic glaciers in recent years has led to considerable smaller polar bears. Because their environment is shrinking they must adapt and become smaller so they will survive in the future but the scientists are not sure if the polar bears can keep up with the accelerated pollution and they might face extinction.

Reduction of food reserves will affect especially the animals that are at the top of the food chain, including people who in the future will be increasingly smaller, will have fewer children and more vulnerable to disease.

In the last century, global average temperature has increased by almost one degree (Celsius), but after increasing industrialization scientists believe that around year 2100 the average temperature will be 7 degrees higher than today and this mean an mass extinction of animals and plants and possible humans.

A separate study conducted over 1700 species of plants and animals, proved that 80% of them moved their living area with 6.1 kilometers north every ten years and 87% bloom or begin the mating season two days earlier each decade.

Experimental studies have found that for every degree (Celsius) above the global average temperature, the plants lose about 17% of their size and the fish are becoming about 22% smaller.

As a retired nurseryman I can say that a one degree increase in temperature will make plants grow faster and larger not smaller and  moving plants to a warmer greenhouse is done for that reason. I don't know why people bother printing this crap.

Murray-Darling Plan - Dam is a dirty word!

The Murray-Darling plan makes little sense to anyone with all parties unhappy to various degrees but none of them really looking at the problem logically. In the new management plan the provision of new dams is not mentioned but in a country where the droughts are followed by floods anyone with a modicum of intelligence would think that water storage should be a number one priority. The urban green view  that if we stop the farmers then the river will always flow is a complete myth as historically before large-scale irrigation the Murray regularly became a string of waterholes in drought times. In 2007 a plan was proposed to dam the Mole river which would allow release of water in dry times to the Murray system and I think the 9 billion dollars allocated would be wisely spent in increasing this kind of storage as suggested by the NSW Farmers Federation.

Potential for new dam sites and upgrades
Following the recent and widespread flooding that has occurred throughout much of the Murray Darling 
Basin (and beyond); discussion has understandably shifted to dams and their potential for flood 
mitigation.  The leader of the Federal Opposition, the Hon Tony Abbott, recently announced the 
establishment of a Coalition Dams and Water Management Task Group to consider this issue in greater 
detail.  This Task Group has called for submissions from interested parties by the 27th of May 2011, with 
the Association being approached as a key stakeholder in this discussion. 

Monday, November 28, 2011

UK Fury over a billion pounds down the Global Warming Gurgler!

With the UK fighting to stay off a financial default list including Greece, Italy and Ireland  it is amazing the Government  is able to pony up a billion pounds for slurry pits in South Africa and insuring farmers there against flood and drought. The struggling voters think it is amazing also that a Government borrowing 4 billion pounds a week can afford this and that maybe charity begins at home! Why is it that when we elect someone they immediately become financial nincompoops and can't comprehend the simple fact that the European disease is caused by  spending what you don't have and haven't earned -the Euro Ponzi scheme - it collapses when the music stops and no one will lend you any more money.

FRESH outrage erupted yesterday over the cost of details of the aid package overseas aid after it emerged that Britain is to stump up £1billion to help African countries fight climate change.
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will spearhead the megadeal that will see taxpayers shelling out for projects to help farmers insure their crops against flooding and drought.

Other schemes include installing solar power in villages and building slurry pits that can produce gas to power generators.

The move will infuriate millions of hard-pressed taxpayers trying to make ends meet. South Africa, the most economically advanced in the continent, is one of the continent, it is one of the countries to receive the handout.

Last year, its economy grew by 2.8 per cent while Britain's grew by just 1.8 per cent.

Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom said: It is inconceivable that the Government feels able to spend money on climate change in Africa when its austerity measures at home are causing such pain. If we have the money then we should spend it here.” Mr Huhne is expected to announce details of the aid package ahead of talks at a United Nations summit on climate change in Durban, South Africa, which starts this week.