Thursday, 28 July 2011

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, 2011 Australian Tour - Introduction by 2GB's Alan Jones.

Something Fishy about IPCC

Peter Stanford writes in the UK Telegraph:

Can Prof Rajendra Pachauri really survive 'Glaciergate’?

Few areas of science are as bitterly contested as that of man-made climate change. And few, potentially, are as critical to the future of humankind on this planet. Which is why the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established under United Nations auspices and joint winner (with Al Gore) in 2007 of the Nobel Peace Prize, was set up. This lodestar, a non-partisan, scientifically based body, offers objective guidance to politicians and public alike on the likelihood of disaster in the decades and centuries to come, and what we all might need to do now to mitigate that. 

Sorry, Peter, there are a few errors in that statement. Coming from an Alarmist viewpoint "few, potentially, are as critical to the future of humankind on this planet" might be your opinion, but the global warming realist would say: "few, potentially are as critical to the economic future of the planet."


The projected warming of a few degrees in the next century will be beneficial not harmful.

The IPCC was established to show that CO2 causes runaway warming. Since their beginning they have been trying to show causation but have failed. They insist that all their support papers are peer-reviewed but have been exposed when at least 40% or more are not peer-reviewed. 

John McLean writes:
The charter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is

"... to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy.".

This make it a high-profile single-focus organization whose existence depends on its own reports. In other words it has a vested interest in promoting claims that would guarantee its funding and justify its continued existence.

This alone would be reason enough to closely examine its procedures and claims but the situation is made worse by the involvement of governments. These governments not only fund the IPCC but apparently accept its claims without question and allocate funding for climate research on the basis of those findings, then repeat the process when the next IPCC Assessment Report draws on the findings of that government-sponsored research to support its hypothesis.
 The Telegraph  continues:

This lodestar, a non-partisan, scientifically based body, offers objective guidance to politicians and public alike on the likelihood of disaster in the decades and centuries to come, and what we all might need to do now to mitigate that. 


Non Partisan? I don't think so. It is an advocacy body with a specific aim og blame, not an intention to find the truth.

Scientifically Based? Well, there are some scientific reports, but the Summary for Policy Makers doesn't even display the supporting scientific documents.

Objective Guidance to Politicians? A Summary for Policy Makers written by and agreed to by Politicians could hardly be called objective.


Disasters? Pure alarmism.

As John McLean writes:
This alone would be reason enough to closely examine its procedures and claims but the situation is made worse by the involvement of governments. These governments not only fund the IPCC but apparently accept its claims without question and allocate funding for climate research on the basis of those findings, then repeat the process when the next IPCC Assessment Report draws on the findings of that government-sponsored research to support its hypothesis.

Shouldn't you also be suspicious of an organization that seeks to imply (or fails to correct false perceptions) that
  • it is impartial when it is clearly not,
  • that its authors and reviewers have no vested interest when most do,
  • that its climate models are accurate when they are not,
  • that all reviewers support the IPCC's fundamental claims when very few explicitly   do so
  • that its authors have a wide range of opinions and experience when many work together or have co-authored papers together
  • that all its authors support the critical claim when many merely reported on observations and far more others had to work from the assumption that the claim was correct?
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UPDATE


Read Donna Laframboise's excellent article re Pachauri HERE

Hockey Stick based on a load of crap?

Although the Climate Alarmists have tried to hide the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and/or try to say that it was only a Europe climate event, CO2 science has been collecting Peer-reviewed papers that show that  the MWP existed and indeed was a worldwide climate event. For Australasian events see HERE.

From Hockey Shtick (via C3) we find reports of a new Peer-reviewed study to add to the collection.
A paper published last week in the journal Climate of the Past examines the climate of central China over the past 1800 years using two different types of proxies. The paper finds higher temperatures and precipitation were present during the Medieval Warming Period (960-1100 AD) than at the end of the 20th century. This study also shows both the rate and magnitude of the rise in temperature from the year ~ 700- 880 AD were much greater than over a comparable period including the 20th century.

From Hockey Shtick:
In regards to the infamous Michael Mann and IPCC 'hockey-stick' chart, it was claimed that past climate temperatures could be ascertained by tree ring growth. Subsequently, it was determined that Mann had ignored other important factors in tree ring growth, including: water availability, atmospheric CO2 levels, atmospheric nitrogen levels, parasites, and sunlight.
Now, scientists have discovered a much more important influence than temperatures on tree ring growth: animal (domestic or wild) behavior, especially chewing on the trees. If browsing on the trees has a great impact, then the animals' dung may be another influence that goes unaccounted for.



See also HERE

Communism or Prosperity?

The HeraldSun has an item entitled:
Herald Sun Illustration from the article.

Green agenda has parrallels with excesses of communism

Lord Monckton in his address to the National Press Club likened the Greens Policies to the Communist Manifesto. He said that the Press should do their homework.

 Perhaps they have!

The author, Miranda Devine compares an address by Czech President Vaclav Klaus  with a tirade by Greens senator Christine Milne.

Klaus:

"Twenty years ago we still felt threatened by the remnants of communism. This is really over," Klaus said.

"I feel threatened now, not by global warming -- I don't see any -- (but) by the global warming doctrine, which I consider a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature."
"They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them. I used to live in a similar world called communism. And I know it led to the worst environmental damage the world has ever experienced."
The communists controlled the media. The Soviet's Pravda (meaning Truth) only published Propaganda.


Christine Milne wants to control the Australian Media.

"...in a Hobart casino, Greens senator Christine Milne was unilaterally announcing, on ABC-TV's Q&A show, that the Government would be conducting an inquiry into the section of the Australian media that she finds "extreme(ly) bias(ed) against action on climate change".Milne's every illiberal pronouncement was greeted with applause by an audience that seemed full of tree huggers, bearded public servants and other recipients of government largesse, about the only growth industry left in Tasmania."


Miranda continues:
The speed at which the arrogance of the Greens has grown since they entered a power-sharing arrangement with the Gillard Government almost a year ago, and the shambolic acquiescence of the Government to their demands, has caught us unawares. It has lulled us into accepting as normal some remarkably illiberal ideas.
For instance, there is the drastic reshaping of the economy by the carbon tax Gillard assured us we would not have, and its six unaccountable new bureaucracies.
There are several rallies coming up where people can and should protest the actions of the Green Gillard Government:
  • ELECTION NOW MARCH this Sunday July 31 from Hyde Park
  • ELECTION NOW! RALLY (CATA) 16 August Noon at Parliament House
  • CONVOY OF NO-CONFIDENCE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Details on the No carbon Tax Web-site HERE


See also: Australian Climate Madness

CFACT's Truth2Power conference busts the radical Green Left's campus monopoly


Radical Greens recently wrapped up a conference in Washington, DC, where 10,000 students gathered to be indoctrinated. They announced their radical intention to reduce carbon dioxide levels to 95% below 1990 levels by 2050. They demanded 100% of our energy be generated by unreliable “renewable” energy sources such as wind, solar and geo-thermal power, and to virtually eliminate America’s proven energy sources like fossil fuels, natural gas, and nuclear energy.  Not much of our economy or way of life would be left if they succeed.

This movement, Power Shift 2011, is truly frightening.

CFACT knows that the best way to counter Barack Obama, Al Gore and Power Shift's radical Green agenda is to offer young Americans a constructive alternative. We will not let this threat on our nation’s campuses go unchallenged. Over 25 years ago, CFACT saw the threat that radical environmentalists posed to individual freedom. CFACT took up the challenge of reaching students about the dangers of the Green movement through the creation of its “Collegians” program in 2001, before others saw the need, and today we are uniquely positioned to debunk radical propaganda with hard facts.

It's easy to lose faith in today's young people, but that would be a tragic error. We work every day with college students who are as bright, hard-working, motivated and as productive as any our nation has produced. Provide our future leaders with all the right  information and they will make smart choices. Abandon them to the liberal propaganda, let them hear only one side, and who can blame them if they fall into the trap?

With your help we will put into action an answer to the radical Green agenda. In just a few days, CFACT kicks off our ambitious Truth2Power Conference. We will fly students to our training seminar in Minnesota where they will be provided the kind of crucial information they need to effectively debunk the propaganda on their campuses. We will give them the training they need to return to their colleges in the fall and guide their fellow students past the snares of radical groups like “Power Shift.” But to make our program a success, we urgently need your help!




Your immediate gift of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more is needed to enable CFACT to train students to understand the issues, build effective organizations, develop messages for the media, and reach out and inform students on their campus. The Truth2Power conference will unite students from all over the United States with speakers from across the globe!



The excitement is palpable. This is coming together quickly. CFACT is right this minute preparing cutting edge technology which will give the Truth2Power Conference a true global reach.

Your immediate donation will permit us to create a video link to Lord Christopher Monckton who has just won a climate debate victory (10-1!) at the Australian Press Club.

Nuclear physicist Kelvin Kemm, the man pioneering pebble bed reactors that can't melt down, will also join via video link from South Africa and show a path to genuine sustainable energy.

In addition, climate scientist Roy Spencer, the man who co-founded NASA's temperature satellite progam, will address the conference from Huntsville, AL. He'll provide the hard science our students need to see the errors in climate modeling and reach a true understanding of how climate science is being misrepresented and abused.

And finally, Marc Morano, founder of CFACT's Climate Depot, will join CFACT co-founder Craig Rucker at the conference to provide a boot camp in activism and effective messaging on campus that few others can equal.

Now more than ever America needs a new generation of leaders. The Truth2Power Conference comes just in time. Together, we can expose radical Green propaganda. Help us educate our student leaders and they'll help others escape the Green trap and reduce it to mere comic relief!

With your help, we will move beyond one-sided Green indoctrination of our students on our college campuses by meeting the propaganda at every turn with solid facts, good sense and creative activism. We can't do it without you. Please make the most generous gift you can today. Together we will fight to ensure a bright future for both people and the environment!

Sincerely,

Bill Gilles
National Director
Collegians For a Constructive Tomorrow

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