Random Round-up of Recent Reflections:

Steve Hunter via Andy's Rant

Recent papers and articles of Interest.

The Warmist Crisis –Jonathon Moseley
The Warmist conspiracy has reached a critical point, with doubters in the establishment speaking out. The conspirators had banked on panic to help expand government control over the world's economies. But momentum in public opinion has swung against the doomsayers. 
Warmal Coldening – Shoalhaven Post

Even global warming profiteers like the now comic figure of James Hansen of NASA who predicted in 1986 that by 2000 “global temperatures will rise to a level which hasn’t existed on earth for 100,000 years” and who is the go-to alarmist for Al Gore, even that James Hansen has had to admit that Madam Zaza at the Easter Show had a better record when it came to fortune telling. Even that James Hansen has now had to admit that temperatures are stable and have been for at least 17 years.
But, by gum, he has followed a dog act with another dog act.

Unbelievably, he now reports with a straight face that man made emissions caused temperatures to rise and then these same man made emissions caused the rise to stop. Ain’t nothing emissions can’t do.

$1 billion carbon tax bill behind bill hikes, says treasurer
A $1 billion carbon tax bill is behind rising electricity prices for homes and businesses in NSW, the State Government claims.
A treasury analysis for the financial year showed the bulk of carbon tax costs left NSW electricity customers facing an estimated $580 million bill through increased electricity prices.
Treasurer Mike Baird said NSW'S electricity generation assets also faced a $355 million bill for stranded carbon costs. Mr Baird said the cost to the state budget was expected to be $237 million.

Carbon tax will force jobs offshore
Mr Deripaska said he could not understand why the government taxed Queensland Alumina heavily because of its dependence on coal, even though the joint venture had lower emissions than the average overseas competitor's refinery. He also cited the inconsistency of the government imposing a carbon tax while, at the state level, aged and ailing coal-fired smelters such as Alcoa's Point Henry smelter near Geelong had received taxpayer funds to continue operating.

Where the Money Goes

http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2013/04/09/where-the-money-goes/ Junkets abroad, handsomely-paid positions at home – no wonder government employees love the environment.
Some days it’s difficult not to see the environment as a bounteous goody bag for government employees.