Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Launch of New Publication - Non-Scientist

The Brilliant Jo Nova has done it again!

She has created a parody of the New Scientist "as they do the unthinkable and try to defend gross scientific malpractice by saying it’s OK because other people did other things a little bit wrong, that were not related, and a long time ago. Move along ladies and gentlemen, there’s nothing to see…"

The more I see of the deniers, (ClimateGate deniers) the more I wonder how anything that these clowns wrote ever got peer-reviewed.

Fair Dinkum!

Carbon compo hunger strike

From The Canberra Times 16/12/09 by John Thistleton

Hot, desperate and angry, Peter Spencer has a strong voice for a man who hasn't eaten in 23 days.

He's on a hunger strike, perched on a wind-monitoring mast on his Shannon's Flat property north of Cooma.

He won't come down until Prime Minister Kevin Rudd admits the Australian Government owes farmers like him $100 billion for capturing carbon in their soil.

Dangling from his wooden platform 10m above the ground, he looks like another lunatic in the climate change circus.

Except Mr Spencer is a resourceful businessman and farmer supported by a formidable legal team headed by Sydney barrister and one-time Malcolm Turnbull rival, Peter King.

See Leon Ashby's PowerPoint Presentation attached to our report here:

Bradfield Boy on Community Radio re Saturday's Protest/

As usual link in title.

Bill Koutalianos and Phil Davis of Truth Movement Australia talking on Australian 9/11 Truth Movement.

Podcast and Youtube.

Copenhagen negotiator accuses Rudd of lying

Report on ABC News Site.
From one of our members - Anne:

Mr Di-Aping said he had high expectations of Mr Rudd, but claimed that throughout the negotiations the Australian Government has not matched its actions with its rhetoric.

"The message Kevin Rudd is giving to his people, his citizens, is a fabrication, it's fiction," he said.

"It does not relate to the facts because his actions are climate change scepticism in action.

Later, they quote the Governor of California:

In Copenhagen, Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger told delegates that leaders and ministers will not be able to find a solution on their own.

"They need to co-operation (sic) the activists, the scientists, the universities," he said.

China's negotiator says Kevin Rudd lied to Australia

Tuesday morning on Good Morning America Governor Schwarzenegger said that people were saying "fix the economy first." Arnie was saying you can do both. Like California, Mr President? The greenest state is the brokest state!


The Courier Mail picked up the same story,1,26493376-952,00.html

Mr Rudd arrives in Copenhagen tonight and will argue for rules that allow polluters to grow but force all countries to be held accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions but he is expected to encounter tough opposition.

China and the United States are the world's two biggest carbon (dioxide) emitters.

What this story doesn't tell you is that the US is one of the Developed countries, whereas China is described as a LDC (Less Developed Country) so, although China is now the biggest emitter of CO2 and the US comes in at No 2, the US will have to pay compensation to the LDCs including China!


From Britain's Daily Express.

Really we shouldn't have to go past their reason 1:

1) There is “no real scientific proof” that the current warming is caused by the rise of greenhouse gases from man’s activity.

This is backed up by reason 3:
Warmer periods of the Earth’s history came around 800 years before rises in CO2 levels.

Reasons 8 and 9 go against Rudd and Wong's trust the "science."

8) The IPCC theory is driven by just 60 scientists and favourable reviewers not the 4,000 usually cited.

9) Leaked e-mails from British climate scientists – in a scandal known as “Climate-gate” - suggest that that has been manipulated to exaggerate global warming

Skipping to 33 and 34, the concentration of atmospheric CO2:

33) Today’s CO2 concentration of around 385 ppm is very low compared to most of the earth’s history – we actually live in a carbon-deficient atmosphere

34) It is a myth that CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas because greenhouse gases form about 3% of the atmosphere by volume, and CO2 constitutes about 0.037% of the atmosphere


From the Australia Institute.

The CPRS is stalled in the Senate because the Coalition doesn't want it, the Greens don't want it, Nick Xenophon doesn't want it and Steve Fielding doesn't want it. Their objectives and their objections are all quite different, but the government has managed to unite them in their opposition to its scheme. Although the parliamentary politics of the CPRS might have been explosive, it's hard to see the public caring quite so much. Can you imagine a rally in favour of the CPRS? 'What do we want? Unambitious targets and a complex trading scheme! When do we want it? We want the legislation passed ASAP but we are OK with the scheme not commencing until 2011 with serious reduction targets to come into effect after 2020!'

The Minister for Climate Change has done a great job of getting the leaders of big environment organisations, big business groups and even some in the Liberal Party to support her so-called Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. Her challenge now is to convince the public to do the same. But recent polling shows that she hasn't been too successful in explaining her scheme to the people, or in convincing them of the need to rush the legislation through the Senate.

She hasn't been successful in answering any questions. She keeps refering to the "Science." I think she means the hypothesis. There is an unproven hypothesis (Oxymoron - like carbon pollution) that CO2 causes global warming. The "science" actually tells the reverse. Ice core samples porve that warming causes atmospheric CO2 to rise.

Rather than building a strong case for the CPRS over the past 12 months, the government has instead focused on defending it from those who would question it and, although the Minister has a reputation for never looking rattled, she certainly doesn't have a reputation for answering the hard questions. Like a tail-ender blocking the way towards a drawn test match, the Climate Change Minister has met question after question with indecipherable jargon. She has never really tried to score any runs, seeming more concerned to protect her wicket. But ambitious change in an area as important, and contestable, as climate change will never make it through the Senate without a champion who is playing to win.

The political argy-bargy will continue over the coming months and many questions will be fielded. Will the Government re-introduce its legislation in February? Will the Prime Minister debate the new Opposition Leader? Does serious climate change policy have to start with a carbon price? Does carbon price mean Carbon Dioxide emissions price? Why does the MSM show visible steam or pollution coming from chimneys when CO2 is invisible?

But one thing is clear—if the government wants to bring the public with it on this issue, it needs to start talking in a language that we can all understand.

It's going to be a long hot summer.

Al Gore's Inconvenient Lies

Al Gore has been caught out again.

"Speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, Mr Gore said new computer modelling suggests there is a 75 per cent chance of the entire polar ice cap melting during the summertime by 2014." (UK Telegraph)

He claimed to have based his latest "ice-free arctic" prediction on talks with climatologist Dr Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Californa.

Alluding to Dr Maslowski’s work, he said: “These figures are fresh, I just got them yesterday. (UK Telegraph)

So, Gore says "new computer modelling" and "Yesterday."

What does Al Gore's office say?

Following Dr Maslowski’s comments, Mr Gore’s office later said the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

The story is also in today's Australian:

UPDATE One year ago