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AND Here is a link to Joanne's own blog talking of Australia already has an ETS.
Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Dr David Deming
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis ~Professor Stewart Franks
Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-nejad, a senior Islamic cleric in Isfahan, Iran, said during his weekly sermon last Friday that women dressing inappropriately is causing climate change.
In his sermon, Tabatabi-nejad urged Iran’s "moral police" to crack down on "improper veiling" and to do everything they can to keep Iran’s population as moral as possibleIt has been revealed that Iran has a 7000 strong undercover police force who police uncovered women.
They're called the Gashte Ershad, the "guidance patrol," and they have broad powers to chastise and even arrest people for failing to meet what might be called the modesty test.
It's women who attract the attention of the Gashte Ershad. Too much hair peeking
Colleagues are those explicitly united in a common purpose and respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose. A colleague is an associate in a profession or in a civil or ecclesiastical office.
|Karen McNamara MP - Dobell|
This study looks at the positive environmental effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a topic which has been well established in the scientific literature but which is far too often ignored in the current discussions about climate change policy.
All life is carbon based and the primary source of this carbon is the CO2 in the global atmosphere.
As recently as 18,000 years ago, at the height of the most recent major glaciation, CO2 dipped to its lowest level in recorded history at 180 ppm, low enough to stunt plant growth. This is only 30 ppm above a level that would result in the death of plants due to CO2 starvation.
It is calculated that if the decline in CO2 levels were to continue at the same rate as it has over the past 140 million years, life on Earth would begin to die as soon as two million years from now and would slowly perish almost entirely as carbon continued to be lost to the deep ocean sediments.
The combustion of fossil fuels for energy to power human civilization has reversed the downward trend in CO2 and promises to bring it back to levels that are likely to foster a considerable increase in the growth rate and biomass of plants, including food crops and trees.
Human emissions of CO2 have restored a balance to the global carbon cycle, thereby ensuring the long-term continuation of life on Earth.
This extremely positive aspect of human CO2 emissions must be weighed against the unproven hypothesis that human CO2 emissions will cause a catastrophic warming of the climate in coming years.
The one-sided political treatment of CO2 as a pollutant that should be radically reduced must be corrected in light of the indisputable scientific evidence that it is essential to life on Earth.
| Graph of global temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration over the past 600 million years. |
Note both temperature and CO2 are lower today than they have been during most of the era of
modern life on Earth since the Cambrian Period.
| Reconstructed Greenland mean temperature anomalies (top) and |
Antarctic CO2 concentration (bottom).
CO2 is essential for life, and twice in the history of modern life there have been periods of steep decline in the concentration of CO2 in the global atmosphere. If this decline were to have continued at the same rate into the future, CO2 would eventually fall to levels insufficient to support plant life, possibly in less than two million years. More worrisome is the possibility in the nearer future that during a future glaciation, CO2 may fall to 180 ppm or lower, thus greatly reducing the growth of food crops and other plants. Human CO2 emissions have staved off this possibility so that at least during a period of glaciation, CO2 would be high enough to maintain a productive agricultural industry.
|The sky is falling on the climate change hoax.|
I had developed my hypothesis that these bacteria were the cause of peptic ulcers and a significant risk for stomach cancer. If I was right, then treatment for ulcer disease would be revolutionized. It would be simple, cheap and it would be a cure. It seemed to me that for the sake of patients this research had to be fast tracked. The sense of urgency and frustration with the medical community was partly due to my disposition and age. However, the primary reason was a practical one. I was driven to get this theory proven quickly to provide curative treatment for the millions of people suffering with ulcers around the world.Marshall became very ill when he infected himself with bacteria. Against virtually the whole medical world, his experiment revolutionised ulcer treatment and led to his Noble Prize.
|Source Wood for Trees via NoTricksZone|
School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom.
The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed.
The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.'
If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.Banning Books is bullying. Does the Portland School Board believe in bullying?
“Banning books is just another form of bullying. It's all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power.” ― James HoweAn even worse form of bullying has been revealed this week with California introducing a bill allowing for the prosecution of climate change dissent.
A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.”
The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016Fortunately, the Californian Senate failed to take it up before the deadline.