Saturday, January 31, 2009

Japanese Report Disputes Human Cause for Global Warming

From Daily Tech report by Michael Asher - January 14, 2009

"The Japanese Society of Energy and Resources (JSER) has published a new study on the causes of Global Warming. Entitled, "Global warming: What is the scientific truth?”, the report highlights the differing views of five prominent Japanese scientists.
All but one of the scientists disagreed that global warming is the result of human activity."

I wonder if James Hansen, Al Gore and Penny Wong would call this a consensus?

Galloping Glaciers of Greenland Have Reined Themselves In

Science Magazine 23 Jan 09
Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union:

Ice loss in Greenland has had some climatologists speculating that global warming might have brought on a scary new regime of wildly heightened ice loss and an ever-faster rise in sea level. But glaciologists reported at the American Geophysical Union meeting that Greenland ice's Armageddon has come to an end.

Anthropogenic Global Warming: The Greatest Fraud in History?

by James Lewis From Pajamas Media, January 30, 2009 on "An Honest Climate Debate."

Some Extracts:

"But what worries me most is that the credibility of science may never recover — and perhaps it shouldn’t. Credibility has to be earned, and once it’s squandered may never be recovered. By now far too many scientists have knowingly colluded in an historic fraud.... We are seeing political larceny here on a truly planetary scale. Why should scientists who’ve gambled their own reputations on this fakery ever be trusted again? They shouldn’t."

" Like most scientists I rarely judge what others do in their fields. And yet it’s been flamingly obvious for years now that the hypothesis of human-caused global warming violates all the basic rules and safeguards that protect the integrity of normal, healthy science. That’s why AGW (anthropogenic global warming) looks like a massive fraud, the biggest fraud ever in the history of science."

"If that’s true, anybody who cares about science should be outraged. Even if you don’t care about that ask yourself if you want your next medical exam to be honest. Or the next time you drive across a traffic bridge, do you want the engineering tests to be falsified? If scientific corruption becomes endemic, we risk losing one of the great jewels of our culture.

Friday, January 30, 2009

New Report Says Climate Change Irreversible for Next 1,000 Years

From Voice of America:

The study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that even if carbon dioxide emissions are reduced the effects on global temperature could remain high for generations.

Could? Could or on the other hand, could not! As we know, the growth in CO2 follows the rise in temperature. Google- Vostok Ice Core Samples. I'm sick of supplying references and these clowns just post their lies. The Fools

The study led by researchers at the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that possible climate changes include global sea level rise and reduced rainfall in certain parts of the world.

Possible - not definite, only possible, or maybe, possibly NOT!

Scientists said those changes could decrease water supplies, increase the frequencies of fires, expand deserts and affect agriculture.

Could decrease water supplies, increase the frequencies of fires, expand deserts and affect agriculture. Or, then again, Maybe Not. Bloody alarmists will not actually make a definite statement, but by their inferences, doom and gloom. If it doesn't happen (and I guarantee that it won't) well, they will say we didn't say it WILL happen!

"In the past five years Greenland has been melting at rates that are higher than they consider in this paper, and it's been adding about 0.5 millimeters per year to sea level rise," he said.

Well, Sorry. Greenland's Glacier has been growing since 2005 - I can post the references, but these clowns should not be telling porkies.

O-Obama -Isn't this waste?

Stayed tuned we'll have a Pop-eye cartoon along in a minute - Roger Miller.
A quote from Roger's classic - Kansas City Star.

And speaking of Kansas City Star ( the Newspaper): From: Thomas McClanahan, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist:

"Another nugget from the stimulus bill passed by the House:
Backers of NASA sought $2 billion to help finance the costs of the next manned-space program. Instead...
NASA was allotted $600 million by the House - none of it for space-related activities. The biggest chunk of the money, $400 million, went to "put more scientists to work doing climate change research."

NASA backers are hoping the Senate will aim some money at NASA for what the agency exists to do: Explore space. "

More money wasted on the scam that is Anthropogenic Global Warming. O-O-O-Obama...What are you doing?

Is Penny Wong or Right (3)

On ABC (Australia) Rural, Penny Wong had this to say

"Meanwhile, Senator Wong says the heatwave gripping south-east Australia is part of what scientists predicted would happen.
Temperatures have soared into the mid-40s across Victoria and South Australia, and the hot weather is forecast to continue for the rest of the week."
In South Australia it is the hottest for 70 years! Back to the 1930's which NASA's GISS has said was the hottest decade in the last 100 years!
"Eleven of the hottest years in history have been in the last 12..."
Really, Penny, when Dr. R.K. Pachauri head of the IPCC made the same statement, he had to retract it!

And following on from my post Is "Penny Wong or Right (2)" where she said on 4BC radio "and... and... and I... to be honest with you.. think that most Australians do have a view that this (AGW) is real ..." a poll in the Australian newspaper as at today's date records: Are the heatwaves in Victoria and South Australia evidence of global warming?
Yes 8%
No 70%
Don’t know 23% Wrong again, Pen!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is Penny Wong or Right (2)

Penny Wong on 4BC:
"The consensus science is that climate change is occurring."

Well, sorry, Penny, Science doesn't work on "Consensus." and if it did, look at and the more than 31,000 scientists that do not believe in AGW. I'll take your consensus and raise you...

"What I say is, have a look at what the IPCC said – that is not a radical group…"

Pardon, that biased and disgraced POLITICAL body???

When asked about the 31000 of the petition project, she, as usual dodged the question and answered "and... and... and I... to be honest with you.. think that most Australians do have a view that this is real ..."

Have you seen recent polling, Penny... oh yes, of course you have. Don't tell porkies!

"Are you willing to take the risk in terms of the reef, in terms of all of the economic impact of climate change. We see this as an economic responsibility issue."

I say- Ms Wong, Are YOU willing to initiate a CRIPPLING carbon (Dioxide) tax (aka ETS- aka Penny's new HAT [hot air tax])
on an unproven theory which is slowly sliding into oblivion?

James Hansen’s Former NASA Supervisor Declares Himself a Skeptic

From Marc Morano.

"Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John S. Theon, the former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA’s vocal man-made global warming fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and declared that Hansen “embarrassed NASA” with his alarming climate claims and said Hansen was “was never muzzled.” Theon joins the rapidly growing ranks of international scientists abandoning the promotion of man-made global warming fears."

“Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA's official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind's effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress,” Theon wrote."

Another Nail in the AGW coffin.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gore Hearing Put on Ice - Drudge report.

Because there is a winter storm watch in Washington, the drudge reports states that "But Mother Nature seems ready to freeze Al Gore's scheduled hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday morning to once again testify on the 'urgent need' to combat global warming."

Also from the Drudge Report: " Global warming advocates have suggested this year's wild winter spells are proof of climate change."

Like I've said in a previous recent post; the alarmists are making wilder and wilder statements.

Obama won't call Rudd

From the Melbourne Herald-Sun's Columnist Andrew Bolt.

Welcome back, Andrew, we missed you!!

I’m sure it’s simply because Barack Obama is too busy. And yet it will hurt Kevin Rudd not to have the access to him that John Howard once earned with George Bush:

BARACK Obama began his presidency last week with telephone calls to leaders in the Middle East. He has since placed calls to the prime ministers and presidents of Britain, Russia, France, Germany and Canada.

But almost a week after his inauguration, the new president is yet to pick up the phone to Kevin Rudd, the leader of America’s most steadfast ally…

The talks came amid the fall-out from The Australian’s publication of an account of a telephone conversation between Mr Rudd and then president George W Bush. US officials denied Mr Rudd’s account of the conversation.

Rudd’s problem, of course, is that Obama will not need Rudd as Bush needed Howard.
For a start, he is a multilateralist, and in that game we’re small beer.
What’s more, Obama does not stand short of (largely fair-weather) friends at the moment, so we’re at the back of a long queue.
Third, of course, is Rudd’s chronic leaking of private calls.

As the world cools, the alarmists claims get wilder.

Although there has not been a scientific link made between CO2 and "Global Warming" with 20 years of research, and although science has effectively proven that the world is now in a cooling cycle; the alarmists are predicting wilder and wilder fantasies.

From Today's Washington Post:

Long Droughts, Rising Seas Predicted Despite Future CO2 Curbs, By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, January 27, 2009.

"....if carbon dioxide concentrations peak at 600 ppm, several regions of the world -- including southwestern North America, the Mediterranean and southern Africa -- will face major droughts as bad or worse than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Global sea levels will rise by roughly three feet by the year 3000, a projection that does not factor in melting glaciers and polar ice sheets that would probably result in significant additional sea level rises."

Sea level rises of three feet? There goes the neighbourhood!
Hey! How about proving the CO2 causal link before going off half-cocked!

Fitna: The Film Islam and the Jihadists don't want you see

On March 27, Geert Wilders, 44, released his long-awaited, 15-minute film, Fitna, which consists of some of the most bellicose verses of the Koran, followed by actions in accord with those verses carried out by Islamists in recent years. The obvious implication is that Islamists are simply acting in accord with their scriptures. Through this film Wilders argues that "the root of evil is inherent" in Islam.

Very nightmare-inducing Images in Video! They show a 3 yo child who says that the Allah in the Koran says Jews are apes and pigs.

Some Quotes from the Koran by Wilders:

Quran Surah 4, Verse 56 "Those who have disbelieved our signs, we shall roast them in fire."
Quran Surah 4, Verse 89 "...But if they turn renegades, seize them and kill them where(e)ver ye find them..."
Quran Surah 47, Verse 4 "Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers, smite at their necks and when you have caused a bloodbath among them bind a bond firmly on them"

Some quotes from the Militant Islamists in the Movie:

"If some-one converts to Christianity, he deserves the death penalty."
"The day will come when we will rule America, the day will come when we will rule Britian and the entire world."
"The mosque will be part of the system of the government of Holland."

No future for the freedom of women under their version of Islam, no future for homosexuals under their version of Islam.
How did Yasser Arafat survive so long?

Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy: Just for Money?

Via the Washington Post: Article by Garance Franke-Ruta:

This morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that (Todd) Stern will be the special envoy for climate change.

"With the appointment today of a special envoy, we are sending an unequivocal message that the United States will be energetic, focused, strategic and serious about addressing global climate change and the corollary issue of clean energy," Clinton said at the announcement.

"Containing climate change will require nothing less than transforming the global economy from a high-carbon to a low-carbon energy base. But done right, this can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and become a driver for economic growth in the 21st century," Stern said after Clinton spoke.

How about proving a causal link between carbon (Dioxide) and Climate Change before going off half cocked!
Scientists analysing the Vostok Ice core samples have shown rise in CO2 FOLLOWS global warming by 800 years +/- 200 years.
Recent Satellite Global temperature records have shown that, despite atmospheric Co2 rising average global temperatures have been falling.

Are you going to look like gooses as temperatures keep going down.

Is it just for the money, Mr Stern?

Monday, January 26, 2009

13,000 New Australians and MICK

Forget about the Boat people arriving illegally, today is Australia Day and around the country 13,000 new citizens will be sworn in. Probably most famous among them will be Leo Sayer.

Leo's hits include: "When I need You;" "You make me feel like Dancing;" and my favourite linked in the title "One Man Band."

Welcome aboard Leo.

While we are at it, veteran Aboriginal activist and lawyer was named Australian of the Year and immediately called for Australia Day to be removed.

Australia Day -26th January was the day Captain Phillip raised the flag in Sydney Cove in 1778. The day has been celebrated since 1789. Australia was chosen by Britain as a colony because a scuffle in the US made that country unavailable.

On ABC Radio's AM program, Dodson said:
" I understand how many, many Indigenous Australians feel about January the 26th and I share their concerns about that because that represents the day that in effect our world came crashing down. And many Indigenous Australians regard it as Invasion Day."

Well, what about 18/1/1788 as a nomination for Invasion Day? On that day, the First Fleet entered Botany Bay and planted a flag.
Or perhaps back in 1770 when James cook planted a flag on Possession Island and claimed the East Coast for dear old England?

And Mick -"our world came crashing down." Crashing? Hardly. The faltering colony took a long time to spread.

And Mick, where would you be now if it had been a different "Invader?"

And Mick, would you prefer to be a hunter/gatherer or do you prefer the modern lifestyle?

And Mick, if you felt that way - why did you accept the Australian of the Year nomination?

Despite the hot air, the Antarctic is not warming up

Christopher Booker in the UK telegraph says "A deeply flawed new report will be cited ad nauseam by everyone from the BBC to Al Gore."

Antarctica has long been a major embarrassment to the warmists. Al Gore and co may have wanted to scare us that the continent which contains 90 per cent of all the ice on the planet is heating up, because that would be the source of all the meltwater which they claim will raise sea levels by 20 feet. However, to provide all their pictures of ice-shelves "the size of Texas" calving off into the sea, they have had to draw on one tiny region of the continent, the Antarctic Peninsula – the only part that has been warming.

Actually they had to rely on fake computer generated footage -

One of the first to express astonishment was Dr Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a convinced believer in global warming, who wryly observed "it is hard to make data where none exists". A disbelieving Ross Hayes, an atmospheric scientist who has often visited the Antarctic for Nasa, sent Professor Steig a caustic email ( ending: "with statistics you can make numbers go to any conclusion you want. It saddens me to see members of the scientific community do this for media coverage."
But it was also noticed that among the members of Steig's team was Michael Mann, author of the "hockey stick", the most celebrated of all attempts by the warmists to rewrite the scientific evidence to promote their cause.

The World was much warmer during the Mediaeval Warm Period. Dr David Deming has confirmed to me that he was told in an email from one of the IPCC lead authors that they had to get rid of the MWP. Subsequently Mann, Bradley and Hughes produced the fraudulent "hockey stick." Steve McIntyre fed in telephone numbers and it still produced the same graph!

Gore Fraud! Fake footage in inCONvenient truth

With all the talk around at the moment of Antarctica warming/Cooling, I thought it was time to revisit one of Al Gore's Fake moments in his "..CON....... Truth" Movie

On Friday April 18th, 2008' it was revealed by ABC News(US) that one of the famous shots of supposed Antarctic ice shelves in the film was actually a computer-generated image from the 2004 science fiction blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow." Adding delicious insult to injury, this was presented by one of ABC's foremost global warming alarmists Sam Champion during Friday's "20/20":'

SAM CHAMPION (ABC NEWS) (Voiceover) Audiences expect Hollywood to twist fact into fiction. But Gore's documentary does the opposite, using a fake shot to make a real point, that ice shelves are disappearing, and vanishing ice means global warming.

From Newsbusters By Noel Sheppard.

Climate Change Reality Check

By Glen Meakem Sunday, January 25, 2009 Pittsburgh

One year ago, I believed that man-made global warming was true, with temperatures rising dangerously due to increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere. I also believed that a consensus of the international scientific community supported these conclusions.

I based these beliefs on information from the popular press, television and political leaders. Then I began some real research on the topic.

I quickly discovered three critical things:
• First, the Earth has experienced significant warming over the past 18,000 years that has nothing to do with human activity.
• Second, more recent temperature variations demonstrate that there is little or no correlation between levels of atmospheric CO2 and temperature.
• And third, there is no "consensus" among scientists on climate change.

A reality check by Glen Meakem - what we need is a reality check by the IPCC now that warming has paused/stopped.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oceans are cooling according to NASA

From Baltimore Weather Eximiner site by Justine Berk.
"Two separate studies through NASA confirm that since 2003, the world's oceans have been losing heat. In the peak of the recent warming trend, 1998 actually ranked 2nd to 1934 as the warmest year on record.
John Willis, an oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, published his first report about the warming oceans. He used data from1993-2003 that showed the warm-up and followed the Global Warming Theory. In 2006, he co-piloted a follow-up study led by John Lyman at Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle that updated the time series for 2003-2005. Surprisingly, the ocean seemed to have cooled. He was surprised, and called it a 'speed bump' on the way to global warming. "
"A second, independent study was conducted. Takmeng Wong and his colleagues at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia came up with the same results. Wong studies net flux of solar energy at the top of our atmosphere. From the 1980s to 1990s his team noticed increased amounts net energy when comparing incoming solar energy to what Earth radiates and reflects. Since then, the solar flux has remained the same. Other studies have suggested that the sun's output has decreased in the past few years.

Wong's take is that melting arctic ice is responsible for the cooling of the oceans. I contend that if that were the case, why did it take until 2003 to show cooling, after a few decades of warming? Also, the UKMET office showed that Earth's temperatures have been cooling for the past five years. Since 75% of the planet is water, that would make sense."

Just a SPEED BUMP? on the global warming highway? or another nail in the AGW coffin?

How the world was bullied into silence

Canada Free Press article by Dr Tim Ball

One of the most disturbing aspects of the global warming scam is the number of prominent people and entire segments of society bullied into silence.

He described the case of ex NASA employee Dr. Joanne Simpson (the first woman in the world to receive a PhD in meteorology)
who said
“Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical...The main basis of the claim that man’s release of greenhouse gases is the cause of the warming is based almost entirely upon climate models."

Dr. Ball goes on to mention Jim Hansen's Obama letter of Doom detailed on this site yesterday. and follows with:

"Hansen must know that if the cooling trend continues, as many scientists anticipate, he is in a dangerous position. When a bureaucrat convinces a politician of a scientific position, as Hansen has so forcefully done with Gore and Obama, and they make it a major part of their political positions he is on a treadmill. He has to keep spinning the story and avoid the facts while increasing the threats. Further, Hansen must make sure political actions he advocates, such as carbon taxes, must be implemented before more cooling occurs and Obama’s four-year term ends. "

Gore will still push because of his trade in carbon credits. Obama, almost freezing at his inauguration might already be changing his mind. Well worth reading from link in title.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Unproved Assumptions

Maynard, J.A., Baird, A.H. and Pratchett, M.S. 2008b. Revisiting the Cassandra syndrome; the changing climate of coral reef research. Coral Reefs 27: 745-749.

Via CO2 Science: In an article recently published in the scientific journal Coral Reefs, Maynard et al. (2008b) question the wisdom of "popularising predictions based on essentially untested assumptions," among which assumptions they list the common climate-alarmist claims that: (1) "all corals live close to their thermal limits," and (2) "corals cannot adapt/acclimatise to rapid rates of change."

The three researchers clearly believe there is (an adaptive response,) stating that "a number of studies suggest that bleaching mortality rates have declined and thermal tolerance has increased in some regions." As one example, they report that "mortality rates in the Eastern Pacific were significantly lower in 1998 when compared with 1982 and 1983 (Glynn et al., 2001)," while as another example they write that "Maynard et al. (2008a) found thermal tolerance of three common coral genera on the Great Barrier Reef to be greater in 2002 than that expected from the relationship between temperature stress and bleaching severity observed in 1998."

More scientists proving what locals and well known reef divers such as Ben Cropp have maintained.

DOOM! 4 years left - Last Chance- Jim Hansen

After making doom and gloom predictions for years, (we should all be dead by now) Jim Hansen has made another.

Mark this date - Sunday 18 January 2009.

'We have only four years left to act on climate change - America has to lead' Quote from Hansen.

"(Obama's) four-year administration offers the world a last chance to get things right, Hansen said. If it fails, global disaster - melted sea caps, flooded cities, species extinctions and spreading deserts - awaits mankind."

melted sea caps?? Does this mean melted ice caps when both poles have more ice now than 1980?

Flooded cities?? A paper by Cazenave et al ( can be summarised as follows :
since 2003, sea level has continued to rise but with a rate (2.5+/-0.4 mm/yr) somewhat reduced compared to the 1993-2003 decade (3.1+/-0.4mm/yr).

So, at the rate of the latest decade, the rise over a full century would be ~254mm or,even by using the previous decade's rate, over a full century the rise would be ~310mm.

Less than a third of a metre, around one foot in the old currency!

How many cities will be flooded in the next 100 years? Even more importantly, Mr Hansen, how many cities will be flooded in the NEXT FOUR YEARS?

Hudson Air Crash Caused by Global Warming - NOT

Time Magazine ( I used to get Time every week and respected the articles found in it!) blamed the bird-strike that brought down an Airbus passenger aircraft in the Hudson River, New York, on "global warming".

Christopher Monckton on Right Side News put out a more realistic argument.

"The Time article said that "Wildlife mitigation" was the official term for avoiding bird strikes. A report published in June 1988 by the Federal Aviation Administration had found that since 1990 the number of bird strikes had quadrupled, from 1,759 in 1990 to a record 7,666 in 2007. According to Time, "Officials cite a number of possible causes for the increase", including "habitat destruction and climate change", which "have disrupted migratory patterns". Time adds, "Al Gore should be very proud of himself."
The truth: As the article also points out (though not in the headline), most commercial airlines are replacing three-engine and four-engine aircraft with twin-engine aircraft. The newer engines are quieter, so birds are less likely to detect and avoid them. Also, aircraft with fewer engines are less able to survive bird-strikes."

Lord Monckton lists the 7 worst fatalities due to bird strike. They occurred in Oct 60(Boston); Nov 62 (Maryland); Sept88 (Ethiopia); Apl90 (Off Panama); Sept95 (Alaska); Apl2000 (Congo); Jan07 (France).

"The geographical spread of the bird strikes shows that there is no basis whatever for the suggestion that "global warming" has aggravated the problem. Bird strikes have occurred in all parts of the globe, from the tropics to the Arctic, and they have involved birds of all kinds. Birds, like most species on earth, are necessarily tolerant of different climates. This tolerance of varying temperatures is essential to survival, since the temperature difference between a summer's day and a winter's night, in the same location, can be at least 100 times greater than the 0.74 °C (1.3 °F) difference between mean global surface temperature 100 years ago and today."

Another spurious article incorrectly attributing something unrelated to (anthropogenic) global warming?

"Al Gore, mentioned with approval in Time's article, complains in the entertaining fiction book that accompanies his inaccurate movie An Inconvenient Truth, that pied flycatchers can no longer hatch at the right time to feed their young on the customary species of caterpillar, which "hatch two weeks earlier after 20 years of ‘global warming'". He is careful not to point out that "global warming" has been happening not for 20 years but for 300. He is also careful not to point out that, even if the caterpillars were indeed becoming available a couple of weeks later in the year than previously, the birds would merely have to fly a few miles further north to find caterpillars that hatched at a more convenient moment.

A Quiet Farewell and Warm Reception

From the Wall Street Journal:
"President George W. Bush ....... returned to a warm public welcome in Midland, the West Texas oil town he's always called home. Mr. Bush offered a sometimes-emotional accounting of himself in speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in Midland Tuesday evening. "I gave it my all," Mr. Bush said, his voice growing husky. "Sometimes what I did wasn't popular, but that's OK. I always did what I thought was right."

George Bush, as usual, made a gracious and dignified exit!

The Bushes were accompanied on the trip (home to Texas)by a core group of aides who helped Mr. Bush narrowly win two terms as president and achieve some notable policy successes – but also (sucessfully)lead the nation through some of America's toughest times in recent decades, including the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, two wars, recessions, a financial meltdown and a devastating hurricane.

We all should remember that the Sub-Prime Policy of the Democrats, initially by President Jimmy Carter and standards later lowered by Bill Clinton and again later backed by Senate leader Nancy Pelosi, was the major cause of the financial meltdown.

Will Obama turn his back on this long-standing Democrat Policy or will it still be there as a threat to the world's financial future?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Flannery says whaling is OK

Somehow I missed this story last month. New Years Eve, where was my mind?

From a Daily Telegraph Story Exclusive by Saffron Howden, Environment Reporter 31/12/08.

"As Australia prepares to monitor the whaling fleet in Antarctica amid rising diplomatic tensions with Japan, Professor Flannery says there is nothing unsustainable about its annual cull of up to 1000 whales - particularly the common minke whale.

"In terms of sustainability, you can't be sure that the Japanese whaling is entirely unsustainable," Professor Flannery told The Daily Telegraph. "It's hard to imagine that the whaling would lead to a new decline in population." "

I never thought that I would agree with the Flummery, but here, on the Minke he is spot on.

Professor Flannery's views have not changed since his comments on Japanese whaling back in 2003.
In a paper published that year in Quarterly Essay he argued that smaller-brained whales could be hunted sustainably.

"If these animals are closer in intelligence to the sheep than the dog, is it morally wrong to eat them if they can be harvested sustainably?" he wrote.

Now, we have to get Tim to study AGM, Perhaps he will realise that the hoax is just that?

Defense of Lou Dobbs.. by James A Peden

On by Jim Peden

After discussing alarmists are becoming deniers however "I know of not a single person who once was a "denier" and has now decided to become an "alarmist" on the basis of science."

He further adds the problem with pseudo-science tothe future generation:

"Sadly, those who have the greatest power to quash this massive hoax, like Andrew Revkin and other journalists, lack the in-depth education in physics and mathematics to truly understand the astonishingly miss-labeled phenomenon we have so incorrectly named the "greenhouse effect". The general public and most journalists are so mathematically and scientifically illiterate, they are inclined to think that the largest number of votes on this subject will magically result in an accurate consensus, not realizing that those voting are as illiterate as they.

The collateral damage to science itself will be massive. Millions of school children, having been taught that the Arctic ice is vanishing along with the polar bear, will eventually learn that they have been lied to, and we can look forward to a whole new generation who will not respect, and not wish to participate in the profession of science. NASA, once a respected fountain of technical knowledge, has been almost irreparably damaged by the failed and fraudulent computer models of persons like James Hansen and Gavin Schmidt."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Global Warming - Hoax - lie

Some stats sources by Desmog Blog re Google searches:
"Global Warming" + hoax
A Google blog search for the term "global warming" + hoax between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009 reports 49,719 page results. The same search for the previous year reports only 22,077 page results.
"Global Warming" + lie
A Google blog search for the term "global warming" + lie between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009 reports 100,770 page results. The same search for the previous year reports only 50,016 page results.
Global Warming" + skeptic
A Google blog search for the term "global warming" + skeptic between January 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009 reports 73,956 page results. The same search for the previous year reports only 38,346 page results.
And the results of all this?
Opinion polls conducted in the United States over the last year confirm the upward trend in people who believe that global warming is NOT caused by human activity. One series of polls conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that between April and December, 2008 the number of respondents who attributed global warming to "long term planetary trends" and not human activity increased from 34 percent to 43 percent.

Hansen’s ideology makes him ‘no longer qualified to be the keeper of the global temperature data’

On Icecap - By Craig James, AMS Fellow in the NYT DotEarth blog
I am a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and have just recently retired after a 40 year career as a television meteorologist ... I agree with Joe D’Aleo that it is indeed a sad day for the AMS when the society awards a man whose work has been shown to contain errors (such as proclaiming this past October the warmest October of record when September data was used). I believe Dr. Hansen’s political ideology has taken over his science and renders him no longer qualified to be the keeper of the global temperature data.

Icecap Note: I assure you Craig represents a large percentage of real meteorologosts and climatologists within or no longer members of the AMS. Hansen has become a charicature of himself and has done more harm to the science and through that the world’s people than any other single individual allegedly in the field with the possible exception of Michael Mann.

Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to be corporate climate change officers

Tom Nelson's post - an excuse for me to post this Youtube

of the Highwaymen singing the song that inspired Tom's title.

Sorry, a self-indulgence!

NOAA/NCDC shows near normal temperature in 2009

From Anthony Watts' Wattsuowiththat:
If we just look at the month of December, the USA still looks cooler than normal or near normal for the most part, with the southeast USA being the exception:

And from the NOAA

NOAA: 2008 Temperature for U.S. Near Average, was Coldest Since 1997; Below Average for December
For 2008, the average temperature of 53.0 degrees F was 0.2 degree above the 20th Century average.
The average December 2008 temperature of 32.5 degrees F was 0.9 degree below the 20th Century average.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Global Warming’s Last Gasp

From's Phil Brennan:
In a hysterical report, "Obama left with little time to curb global warming," AP writer Seth Borenstein warned that global warming "is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid."

"How can this guy call himself a ‘science reporter?’” asked David Deming of the University of Oklahoma. "He is perhaps the worst propagandist in all the media, and that's stating something. In his latest screed, he screams: 'global warming is accelerating.'

“How then does he explain the fact that the mean global temperature [as measured by satellite] is the same as it was in 1980? How can global warming be 'accelerating' when the last two years have seen dramatic cooling? Is this guy totally removed from all reality? He completely ignores any evidence contrary to his personal beliefs, and twists everything to meet his preconceived notions."

And from one of their own

Richard S. Courtney, a U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) expert reviewer and a U.K.-based climate and atmospheric science consultant snorted, "Rubbish! Global warming is not 'accelerating.' Global warming has stopped. There has been no statistically significant rise in [mean global temperature or MGT] since 1995 and MGT has fallen since 1998 . . .

"Arctic ice advances and recedes over decades. 2007 saw a minimum in Arctic ice cover in the short period that it has been monitored using satellites. But 2008 saw the most rapid growth in Arctic ice cover in that same period and Arctic ice cover is now back to the average it has had in the period.

“Also, 95 percent of polar ice is in the Antarctic, and Antarctic ice is increasing. Nobody can know if the recent halt to global warming is temporary, permanent, or the start of a new warming or cooling phase. But it is certain that anybody who proclaims that 'Global warming is accelerating' is a liar, a fool, or both."

Real Face of Hamas, the Murderer Of Palestinians

Frightening Youtube presentation.

Believe it or not.

History will show George W Bush was right

From Telegraph UK - by Andrew Roberts:

"The decisions taken by Mr Bush in the immediate aftermath of that ghastly moment (9/11) will be pored over by historians for the rest of our lifetimes. One thing they will doubtless conclude is that the measures he took to lock down America's borders, scrutinise travellers to and from the United States, eavesdrop upon terrorist suspects, work closely with international intelligence agencies and take the war to the enemy has foiled dozens, perhaps scores of would-be murderous attacks on America.   .... the obvious fact that there was a good case for invading Iraq based on 14 spurned UN resolutions, massive human rights abuses and unfinished business following the interrupted invasion of 1991 will be recalled.

Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush (and John Howard - tb) of the worst conspiracy theory accusation: that he knew there were no WMDs in Iraq. History will show that, in common with the rest of his administration, the British Government, Saddam's own generals, the French,Chinese, Israeli and Russian intelligence agencies  ... " 

(and Kevin747Rudd 'Are there weapons of mass destructions - Of Course!'  and also our own home grown weapons Inspector and failed state Governor Richard Butler who said he knew where they were -tb)

Experts Warn of Global Cooling

Video of Joe D'Aleo (Icecap) and Jay Lehr (Heartland Institute)

D'Aleo: "If you look at the satellite data, .... 2008 was the 14th coldest in 30 years."

Lehr: "Not only in a Cooling period; we're going to be staying in it for a couple of decades."
           "Hopeful that this change in the sun's output will put some common sense into the       legislature - not to pass any cap-and-tradr or carbon tax legislation that will set us in a far deeper hole."

Good Advice also for Kevin747Rudd and Penny Wong.

Barnaby Joyce calls green fanatics eco-Nazis

First it was Professor William Happer (see my post Professor denies Global Warming Theory) who, when talking of scientist who believe in (anthropogenic) global warming, said: "This is  the Germans are the master race. The Jews are the scum of the earth. It's that kind of propaganda."

Now, our hero Barnaby Joyce likened the term "climate change denier" to Holocaust denier" and questioned why he was expected to fall into the "goose-stepping" parade of supporters. "The farmers, the people whose job is put on the line, the traders (like Al Gore-tb) they all have to be taken into account."

Senator Joyce said all Australians should take a breath (but don't exhale the CO2-tb) and take a serious look at the idea of an ETS.

See also my previous post Barnaby Joyce and the ETS.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Professor denies Global Warming Theory

From  Joe D'Aleo's Ice-cap.US

'Physics Professor William Happer had some tough words for scientists who believe that carbon dioxide is causing global warming. "This is George Orwell. This is the 'Germans are the master race. The Jews are the scum of the earth.' It's that kind of propaganda. Every time you exhale, you exhale air that has 4% carbon dioxide. To say that's a pollutant just boggles my mind. What used to be science has turned into a cult." '
Happer was the director of the Office of Energy Research under Pres. Bush Snr. He subsequently was fired by VP Al Gore.

As I've said before, if CO2 is a dangerous pollutant, we have to ban wine, beer, coke, soda and exhaling.

EPA Considering Cow Tax

From    by David Schechter  -Problem for Obama
"The Environmental protection agency is considering rules to regulate cow emissions as a cause of global warming.  ... When it comes to climate change, (who wrote this? KRudd?) some scientists say methane is worse than the carbon dioxide that spews from cars and factories."

Now, here comes the bit that I love!

(Pete) Bond (a veteran rancher in Saginaw) half-wonders whether the whole thing is just a vegetarian plot.  "If you've ever been in a room full of vegetarians, a lot of methane is produced."

Hey, Pete, the cows are vegetarians, similar food sources produce similar results.!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hottest January Day

For all those predicting that temperatures are rising, please note that Tomorrow (14/1/09) is the 70th Anniversary of Sydney's hottest January day. This was before major industrialisation, before every home had a refrigerator, TV, computer, video, gameboy, electrical washing machine. People used hand powered push mowers and very few families had a motor car. Hardly anyone flew around the world. What do you think our CO2 output was then?

And Obama is going to call CO2 a "dangerous pollutant" contributing to global warming?

Our hottest January days have been  14/1/39        45.3º;  
                                                                  13/1/ 1896  42.5º; 
                                                                  27/1/1960   42.4º;  
                                                                   4/1/1942    41.9º;  
                                                                    5/1/1863   41.6º.

Not one of the top 20 hottest January days is after 1977 when we really started pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.

Remember that very hot New Year's day a few years back? Not there.

Boy oh boy and we are going to tax CO2?? Stupidity!

Man-made Global Warming is a hoax - Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Video
Mnamade Global Warming is a Hoax Rush Limbaugh and his official climatologist Roy Spenser

Sea level rises slows

 In a recent paper issued by the Australian Department of Environment and Climate Change "Sea Level Rise: Challenges for Coastal Zone Manager - Phil Watson:

An extract  "current estimates lean toward 1m at 2100."

However, in a paper by Cazenave et al (Link in title) 

This can be summarised as follows : since 2003, sea level has continued to rise but with a rate (2.5+/-0.4 mm/yr) somewhat reduced compared to the 1993-2003 decade (3.1+/-0.4mm/yr).

So, at the rate of the latest decade, the rise over a full century would be ~254mm or,even by using the previous decade's rate, over a full century the rise would be ~310mm.

Less than a third of the Department's estimate.

Barack Obama’s Polluted Mind -No More Alcohol?

From's  Eric Englund:

"Barack Obama intends to officially classify carbon dioxide as a "dangerous pollutant." ....
"Once President Obama declares carbon dioxide to be a dangerous pollutant, every single American brewery, winery and distillery will be, by definition a "dangerous polluter."

As will every citizen who drinks Cola or even exhales!

"Thus if manmade carbon dioxide output must be drastically reduced to save the planet and humanity itself, then President Obama must strongly consider reinstating alcohol prohibition...
Al Gore, to date, hasn't had the guts to push the global-warming scam to the point of suggesting global alcohol prohibition and I highly doubt President Obama has the guts to do so in the U.S. Both these political hacks, after all, are socialists and are certainly not in love with mother Erth and humanity, but with power and celebrity.

So, over to you Barack and while we're at it, over to you Kevin747.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Global Warming: Naming Names (

From Voxday:
"Now that the polar ice-cap is not only NOT ice free as predicted by the global change CHARLATANS (my caps) as recently as June, it is becoming ever more clear to all and sundry that the "scientific fact" of global warming is verifiably false."

Voxday goes on to give quotes from Al Gore, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennet. "See it and weep!"

Gored but not forgotten

"Gored but not forgotten:" comic strip from

A dim Al Gore, but what else is new?

Mauna Loa CO2 record posts smallest yearly gain

Anthony Watts reports:

The year end CO2 data for the Mauna Loa Observatory is out and it shows that the trend of CO2 has slowed. This year saw the lowest increase in the annual mean growth rate ever... Whether this is real, a data error, or something else remains to be seen. As we’ve learned previously, the Mauna Loa record is not infallible and can be adjusted post facto."

Is this another nail in the AGW coffin?

Pravda reports Earth on the brink of an ice-age

From Lubos Motl - Pilsen, Czeck Republic

Pravda argues that those nice 12,000 warm years are approaching their end and the following 100,000 years will impress us with a new ice age.

Motl comments "Well, an imminent cooling is possible but the article doesn't look like the most convincing piece of science to me - both because of technical reasons, missing references, as well as entertaining otherwise important mistakes..."

Well, Lubos, they may be wrong about 100,000 years, but we have been definitely cooling for Eleven years. Perhaps another 15-20 years of cooling?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

King Tide and Climate Change

In a disgraceful article in the SMH 10/1/09 a link was made between supposed rise in oceanic waters caused by climate change and the King Tide expected tomorrow(12/1).

Tomorrow's high tide is expected to reach 1.89 metres. Sydney's winter king tide in 1974 reached 2.37 metres. Satellite data have shown world oceans have been FALLING for two years. Last year, the Pasha Bulker was refloated on a hightide of 1.88 metres.

Channel 7 evening news repeated the inference that the King Tide was related to the supposed "climate change."

Why, oh why, don't these journalists check the science before repeating the garbage fed to them by the various climate change offices.

The climate change offices (i.e. political offices) are on the public pad and if they admit the truth that temperatures have been FALLING for 11 years, ocean levels have BEEN falling for two years, public support has also been FALLING, they really would have to shut themselves down.

The sooner we wake up to this disgraceful hoax foisted on us by James Hansen and the discredited IPCC the better our taxation purses will be.

performing two Google searches uses up as much energy as boiling the kettle for a cup of tea

Times UK On Line (via Tom Nelson Blog)

Harvard University Physicist Alex Wissner-Gross says that performing two Google searches uses up as much energy as boiling the kettle for a cup of tea. "Googles are very efficient but their primary concern is to make searches fast and that means they have a lot of extra capacity that burns energy," he said.

Let's turn of all the computers in all the climate change offices.

Barack Obama, US Congress have no idea what they are talkng about

From Alan Caruba 4/1/09 In Canadian Free Press:

"Why do we need to know about CO2? Because the President-Elect, several of his choices for environmental and energy agencies, the Supreme Court and much of the US Congress has no idea what they are talking about and, worse, want to pass legislation and regulations that will further bankrupt the US of A. the heart of the global warming hoax is the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. While it purports to represent the views of thousands of scientists, it does not." 

See previous entry -"The IPCC can't count by John McLean.
CO2 is innocent and has been libelled by people on a government pad  or people making money from this absurb proposition.

Is, as he promised, Barack declares CO2 a dangerous pollutant, will Americans still be allowed to exhale?

The Global Warming Crescendo has passed

Article by Christopher G. Adamo published at

"Weather patterns of the past decade indicate that the planet has been in an undeniable cooling trend since prior to the new millenium."  ....

"To the dubious credit of its advocates,, the entire "global warming" controversy, along with the mountains of legislation and regulations that resulted from its promotion amounted to perhaps the largest and most successful example of royal nudity in the modern era. Entire industries have sprung from the public pressure brought against oil companies and other large-scale manufacturers who face increasingly outrageous demands to curtail their dastardly assaults on mother earth."  .....

"Most ominous of all, the coal industry, which makes up the backbone of America's ability to produce electricity, is being openly targeted for eventual eradication by the left-wing political establishment. So universally vilified is it among the liberal elite that some "progressive" jurisdictions are currently refusing to buy electrical power produced from coal.

"Instead, they opt for "green" sources of energy, not realizing (or perhaps deliberately ignoring the facts) that the utilitarian efficiency of coal-fired electrical production is the primary reason that such alternatives can be selectively employed at the whims of the enviro-extremists."  ...

"No less a leader than Vaclav Klaus, Incoming president of the European Union, denounces climate change hysteria as a hoax."

As it is in America, Australia's coal industry is vilified,but without it, Australia would not have sufficient energy.

With most of the Northern Hemisphere recording record cold and record snow, when are the Gores and Hansens going to admit they are wrong or do the have too much invested in the lie of Global Warming?

100 Years of Global Warming Headlines

Mick Daniels prepared this presentation.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tim Flannery calls Andrew Bolt a liar.

On Canada Radio's The Current, commented on Andrew Bolt's  (previously covered here) Top 10 dud predictions of 2008.

Last march Flannery said "the water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009."  Last month Adelaide's reservoirs were up to 75% full.

In June, Flannery said that Brisbane might need desalinated water within 18 months. Brisbane has in fact just had its wettest spring in 27 years.

In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydney's dams could be dry in just 2 years. In fact, 18 months later, its dams are 63% full.

Flannery also made a similar wrong forecast for Perth.

When asked by The Current's hostess, Anna Maria Tremonti, Mr Bolt described Flannery as a "professional panic merchant."

Ms.Tremonti then asked Flummery to respond. Although Mr Bolt had done nothing but quote Flannery's own words, Flannery called the journalist a liar.

Although sea levels have dropped over the past two years, Flannery suggested the waters around Vanuatu would rise by FOUR METRES.

The IPCC ( also proven wrong on many things) has said that the rise over the next century the rise will be between 18 and 59 centimetres, so Flannery, like Gore increased the official estimate by 10.

Flannery, former Australian of the Year, (what a sorry year that was) calls some-one quoting him a liar - does that mean he was the originating liar?

Garnault sells his own report to Government

From Australian Climate Madness Website:

"In yet another appalling example of the waste of taxpayers' money on climate change, The Australian has revealed that, having given $2.3million of your tax dollars to Ross Garnault to prepare his tedious tome, the Government has now handed over the rights, for free, to the Cambridge University Press to sell it worldwide on a commercial basis, with precisely zero profits being returned to the Government. Which means, in a ludicrous turn of events, that the Government's Department of Climate Change had to buy its own copies, at a cost of more than $65,000 (paid for again by yet more of your tax dollars.)"

More Waste on the non existent AGW by the ever wrong Penny Wong and the Kevin747 Government"

The IPCC can't count by John McLean

John McLean disputes the often quoted "4000 scientists from the IPCC supported the claims about a significant human influence on climate."

In a well-researched document he trawls through the names and finally reduces the number to 60.

His summary:

"This document has shown that yet another statement by the IPCC is unsupported by solid evidence. Not only was the IPCC dishonest about the level of support for its primary claim, either deliberately or through allowing an ambiguity to be misinterpreted, but it couldn't even get its number of authors and reviewers correct.

If the IPCC cannot provide an accurate count of authors, reviewers and the people who acted in both roles for its report then we probably should be asking what, if any, of its statements can be believed."

They told Dr Deming they had to get rid of the MWP, they produced the fraudulent "hockey-stick" graph that indeed got rid of the MWP, now it has been shown that they cheated on their numbers of people.  

Indeed John, what, if any, of its statements can be believed?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chief Justice John Roberts to hear Obama citizenship case.

The people who believe Obama is not a US citizen have won the right to have their case heard on the DAY BEFORE the Inauguration.

From the Igstarr Blog:
Press release from Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ01/07/09

"The timing of this decision by the chief justice of the supreme court, John Roberts, is remarkable. On January 7, one day before the January 8 vote by Congress and Senate to approve or object to the electoral vote of Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoror, as President of the US....."

More at


Fred's Fearless Forecast -2009

From Joe D'Aleo's ICECAP;

S Fred Singer Ph.D., President, Science and Environmental Policy Project  - forecasts for 2009

"Obama's three - Chu, John Holdren and Jane Luchenco. All with sterling credentials - a Nobel laureate in physics, a recent president of the AAAS, a recent head of the International Council of Scientific Unions - but with minmal knowledge of climate science, except what they may have gleaned from reading the IPCC summary."  ...

"I think that Obama is much too smart to devote political capital to doomed climate legislation. ...  Climate science isn't going to figure prominently in the congressional debates - alas; it's all about economics and politics."

Like Kevin747, talk it up before you get in, but whimp out on the practical at action time!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trigger's Broom - an analogy of the NSW ALP

It's good to go back to the good old (almost innocent) days but Trigger's Broom (link in title) is like the NSW ALP. It doesn't matter how many times you change the head or the control stick, it's always the same worn-out old party.

Perhaps, after recent events (the premier's wedding), a new power behind the throne may change things, but don't hold your breath! 

Two changes of premier has not made a zilch of difference.

T. A. L. B. Y. V.     Next time.....

Gore Gloom knocked down by Monckton

In the Science and Public Policy Institute a paper by Christopher Monckton dated 7/1/09 entitled Scare Watch  Gore: Yet another "moment of fateful decision."

After listing Gore's predictions of gloom and doom, Lord Monckton says:

"The truth: Al Gore knows full well he is not telling the truth. ....There are now serious discussions afoot to lodge complaints against Gore to the federal financial and legal authorities in that he fraudulently talks up the imagined "climate crisis" in the hope the he and his "green" investment corporation can profit by the baseless alarm that his falsehoods generate.  ...
Certainly, it is a serious matter that Gore continues to attempt to profit at the expense of the gullible by peddling falsehoods..."

Full report available in PDF form at the above link.
Bring on the complaints, Lord Monckton.

Australia destroying Earth

The Head of NASA's GISS Prof James Hansen has written an open letter to Barack Obama calling for a moratorium on coal-fired power stations.
"Australia exports coal and sets atmospheric CO2 goals so large as to guarantee DESTRUCTION OF MUCH OF THE LIFE ON THE PLANET."

Hansen said that emissions reductions targets like KRudd's do not work. "It could waste another decade, locking in disastrous consequences for our planet and humanity."

Hey, Hansen! You've had years and billions to prove CO2 the villain and so far have proven zilch. What about some proof before your END of the WORLD proclamations.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dr Jon Jenkins "Debunking Junk Green Science."

Dr Jon Jenkins (see previous post from the Australian) is an adjunct professor of virology specialising in computer modelling at Bond University. He was a former member of the NSW Legislative Council but left after a cancer scare.

His Website (Link in Title) is called "Dedicted to Debunking Green Science."
On this site he points out that he was one of the original "greenies" but 'it causes me great pain to see what started out as a pure motive to care for the environment (was) corrupted and perverted by political ideologues.

(The Greens are well known as watermelons - green on the outside but the greater part is the pink inside - TB.)

His comments on the NSW elections (but equally applies to the Federal elections - John Howard got more votes than Maxine McKew but 7,000 green votes pushed McKew over the line):

Well the election is done and dusted and true to form the majority just blindly did as they were told and voted ALP/Liberal. Green preferences gave government back to the ALP; (and  he prophetically added) there will be a price to pay for that!

He goes on to add that if a pollie does a good job, it goes unreported.

It is a sad but unfortunate facet of democracy that if people don't know about you then they won't vote for you.

Stop Exhaling Co2

From the GORE LIED blog.

T-shirt issued 1/5/09

"If you really believe that CO2 is killing the planet then why don't you stop exhaling it?"

Barack declared in his election campaign that he would declare CO2 a dangerous pollutant. Does that mean he will ban exhaling or just put a tax on breathing? 

The Warmaholics' fantasy

Jon Jenkins in today's Australian (6/1/09)
T he warmaholics are fond of using the phrase "official records going back to 1850", but the simple facts are that prior to the 1970s, surface-based temperatures from a few indiscriminate, mostly backyard locations in Europe and the US are fatally corrupted and not in any sense a real record. They are then further doctored by a secret algorithm to account for heat island effects. Reconstructions such as the infamously fraudulent "hockey stick" are similarly unreliable.

Looks like the MSM is being more even-handed lately. 

Gosat Completed for $372M

Gosat (Greenhouse gases observing Satellite) which will monitor carbon emissions from space in an effort to assist the fight against global warming has been completed at a cost estimated to be ¥34.6 Billion (US$372M)

Named Ibuki - Japanese for "breath" - the satellite will record greenhouse gas emissions in 56,000 locations across the globe.

All I can say is why, when mean global temperatures have been falling for more than 10 years.
Honto kana?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Greenhouse gases could have caused an ice age

Well, after 11 years of cooling the Alarmists are ducking for cover.  Have you seen that website naming all the things that are supposedly caused by man-made global warming?

How about CO2 and global warming causing an ice age?

From  UK Telegraph of 1/1/09:

"Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that 630 million years ago the earth had a warm (my italics) atmosphere full of carbon dioxide BUT WAS COMPLETELY COVERED WITH ICE."

"Such glaciation could happen again if global warming is not curbed."

So there you have it, scientists say IF GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT CURBED, we could head to another ICE-AGE!

Talk about hedging your bets.

Global Warming Freeze?

Dr. David Deming is a geophysicist, an adjunct scholar with the US National Center for Policy Analysis and an associate professor of Arts  and Sciences at the University of Oklohoma.

Writing in the Washington Times:

"A preliminary estimate by the British Met Office says 2008 will be the coldest year in the last 10. The extant of global sea ice is at the same level it was in 1980. The mean planetary temperature, as measured by satellite, also is the same as in 1980.

Last March, NASA reported the oceans have been cooling for the last 5 years. Sea levels have stopped rising and Northern Hemisphere cyclone and hurricane activity is at a 24 year low......

Now that global warming is over, politicians are finally ready to enact dubious solutions to a non-existent problem."

Over to you, Kevin747 and Penny Wong, Barack Obama and Stephen Chu, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Mr. Gore: Apology Accepted

Harold Ambler in the Huffington Post writes:

"Mr. Gore has stated, regarding climate change, that 'the science is in.' Well, he's absolutely right about that except for one tiny thing. It is the biggest whopper ever sold to the public in the history of humankind."

He goes on to list what is wrong with the statement including:

"..the expression 'climate change' is a redundancy and contains a lie. Climate has always changed and always will. is assumed, by anyone with any level of knowledge, that climate changes. That is the redundancy to which I allude. The lie is the suggestion that climate has ever been stable."

Well worth a read!

James Hansen - Communist or Robbing Hood?

In a letter to Obama, James Hansen proposed "a carbon tax and 100% dividend:" a mechanism for putting a price on carbon without raising money for government coffers. The idea is to tax carbon at source, then redistribute the revenue equally among taxpayers, so high carbon users are penalised while low carbon users are rewarded.

Whoppee, the man is a new Robbing Hood taking from the carbon rich and giving to the carbon poor.

Or is it a new form of communism?

Does Mr Hansen know that it would require a new bureaucracy to manage the tax. Would this bureaucracy be funded from current income? I don't think so. Not all the money would go out.
What's his degree again...does Ph.D. stand for Pipehype dreams?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Turnaround in Australia's Future??

When EG Whitlam came to power in 1972, Australia's standard of living was in the world's top 5.
We were self-sufficient. We produced all our clothing, footwear, all our food staples, trains, cars, munitions. Luxury items came from OS with a suitable import duty.

The great man declared that, if we bought these previously locally produced items from OS, they would be cheaper. 

 Cheaper to whom? To the importer, not to the Australian shopper.

Talk of level playing fields and trading blocs have come from both sides of politics since then.
We became an importer, destroying local industry and agriculture.
We became an exporter. We exported manufacturing jobs; we exported agricultural jobs. We closed factories; we ploughed farm produce into the land.

Now we have a first!  Woolworths buy their toilet paper from importers  Paper Force and Asia Pulp and Paper. The CFMEU says Asia Pulp and Paper is a leading contributor to deforestation in Indonesia.

The Home affairs minister, Bob Debus, has now accepted the results of a year-long Customs investigation which found that imported toilet papers are coming in at prices almost 40% below "normal."

Importers have until late this month to appeal the decision before dumping penalties are applied to the toilet paper they bring in.

Now, all we have to do is complain about dumped Brazilian fruit juice, dumped fish and vegetables.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Barnaby Joyce on the ETS

Agmates Rural News has an article by Barnaby Joyce:

Some extracts:

"My current concern with the ETS is that a religious fervour has built up around the altar of global warming. Those at the altar have become ruthless in their denigration of alternate views."

"The similarity in this newest forte of socialism can be defined by the ultimate purpose of divesting the individual of their asset or income stream on the premise of an apparent greater moral good."

"Australia is going down a path of an ETS without the co-operation of the major emitting countries. It says that it is morally right to do so. The Rudd Labor Government and others say that unilateral action is a moral imperative. I look forward to the same fervour of moralistic rectitude as they approach the Mugabe issue in Zimbabwe."

Happy New Year, Barnaby. May you remain in Parliament protecting the interests of Australians for a long time.

50 Years of CO2

From Roy Spencer's site:

Now that there have been 50 full years of atmospheric CO2 concentration monitoring at Mauna Loa, Roy takes a nostalgic look back.

Interesting to look at Roy's 3 graphs.