Geoff and I attended a talk in Sydney by professor Tim Ball and Tony Heller which had been arranged by Jim Simpson and The Five Dock Climate Realists.
Professor Ball and Tony had been invited to Australia by Senator Malcolm Roberts to give a detailed presentation at Parliament House.
Both professor Ball and Tony Heller were brilliant in Sydney. Heller gave a potted history of climate alarmism, showing many Australian media records where misreporting and hyperbole by the media early in the life of the Australia began the trend of saying whatever weather event was occurring at the time was the worse ever. Heller showed graphs which every non-alarmist Australian knows is the case: extreme weather and climate change is the norm in Australia. As Dorothea Mackellar said: Australia is a land of droughts and flooding rains.
|Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard.)|
Partial rest of club seen through curtain.
Tony Heller concluded with his specialty: showing how the official temperature records have been adjusted to misrepresent the temperature record.
Tim Ball is a passionate speaker who knows climate back to front. His experience as a former university lecturer was apparent as he spoke off the cuff for 90 minutes without missing a beat. His coverage was eclectic but of particular interest was his experience with and involvement in the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The CRU is now alarmism centre and also coincidentally the origin of the emails which revealed the duplicity, lies and manipulation by the climate scientists and the IPCC.
Both Ball and Heller were supporters of Trump. The venue was not a closed room and the talk by Ball carried to the outside of the club. As he was mentioning Trump a small group of young people was passing by. One young woman reacted to the mention of Trump and regaled the audience of about 100 with foul language and the usual witty vitriol common to her type. Since she was in a small group she quickly moved on when members of the audience went out to confront her.
The incident is a timely reflection of the reaction of young Clinton supporters in the US which seems to consist of mindless violence and a complete disregard of the democratic process. They are a reminder of how the US and Australia avoided a further intensification of oppressive left-wing policies to do with alarmism when Trump was elected.
It is also a reminder that alarmism will not be beaten with facts because alarmism does not have any facts; as professor Ball pointed out every prediction made by alarmism has failed. Alarmism can only be beaten by political process. Trump will quash the inroads alarmists have made into the US finances which have cost $trillions and hopefully address the propaganda used by alarmists in schools and universities. Here in Australia Senator Roberts is gamely taking on the alarmists in the CSIRO and the BoM. It won’t be easy however as professor Ball’s personal life shows: he is subject to a SLAPP law case designed to suppress public criticism of alarmism. He spoke defiantly about this and has wide support in his defence to this despicable attack on his right to speak out against alarmism.
Both Ball and Heller are courageous and honest scientists who have dared to speak out against the oppression and waste of alarmism. Congratulations to senator Roberts for bringing them to Australia.
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On the morning after, Jim Simpson introduced Tony Heller to the delights of Vegemite on toast:
And then Tim and Tony turned to Tourism.
|Under the Harbour Bridge looking at the Opera House.|
|Gourmet Dining at Harry's Cafe de Wheels.|