Friday, 4 February 2011

Garnault's Guano

Oh dear, Professor Garnualt is at it again, spreading guano around the country. As Andrew Bolt points out in his column Dear Professor Garnaut: we’ve seen it before he has put himself among the alarmists who claim that man-made warming made Cyclone Yasi worse. Andrew adds a list of links to evidence that there was nothing abnormal about the events leading up to YASI.


If we examine some of Prof Garnault items.....
No 3: Global emission trends. Garnaut noted that the IPCC, IEA and other organisations had grossly underestimated the emissions path of the major developing economies
Isn't it interesting that first the alarmists dropped the DIOXIDE from carbon dioxide emissions and now they have even dropped the carbon. However this approach won't work on their call for a Carbon Dioxide Tax = Carbon Tax=TAX. However, the hypothesis that "human-caused carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming" has been falsified by failing SIX Tests. See  link here.
No 5: Climate science. Garnaut says the latest IPCC compendium was published in 2007, but effectively only included peer reviewed science up until about 2005, and he intends to look at what’s been added since that time.

In “Peer Review? What Peer Review?” McLean writes, “The IPCC would have us believe that its reports are diligently reviewed by many hundreds of scientists and that these reviewers endorse the contents of the report. Analyses of reviewer comments show a very different and disturbing story.” 
PDF Here.

A little more study is needed, Professor, before you issue your next installment!


UPDATE

On Lateline, Professor Ross Garnaut says weather events are likely to become more and more severe unless global warming is slowed.


 ROSS GARNAUT, CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISOR: While Australia has always been a place of variable climate, a place of drought and flooding rains, the greater energy in the atmosphere and the seas can intensify extreme events and I'm afraid that we're feeling some of that today. And we are feeling that at a time when global warming is in its early stages.
 A warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events that we've seen in Queensland and I think that people are wishing to avoid those awful challenges in Queensland will be amongst the people supporting effective action on climate change.


They say if you put five economists in a room you will get six different opinions. So, does a warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events?  From the BoM site  (via Andrew Bolt):


There have been 207 known impacts from tropical cyclones along the east coast since 1858. Major east coast tropical cyclones impacts include 1890 Cardwell; 1893 Brisbane; 1898 NSW; 1899 Bathurst Bay; 1918 Innisfail; 1918 Mackay; 1927 Cairns and inland areas; 1934 Port Douglas; 1949 Rockhampton; 1954 Gold Coast; 1967 Dinah, Southern Queensland; 1970 Ada, Whitsunday Islands; 1971 Althea, Townsville; 1974 Wanda, Brisbane; and 2006 Larry, Innisfail.
So we had global cooling from ~1945-1975 and 6 tropical cyclones. We had warming from ~1975 to the turn of the century and, gulp, only Larry during the warming. Garnault says : "A warming climate does lead to intensification of these sorts of extreme climatic events that we've seen in Queensland..."

Does the data support Prof Garnault's outburst?

 

CO2 is No threat -CARBON TAX is - Pullen doesn't need F1 Help

In Paddock Talk - Pullen Claims His Team Doesn't Require Any Help From F1

 

CO2 is No threat - A CARBON TAX is

 There is a News report that a BMW sponsored team has called on F1 know-how. Hayden Pullen claims "their team does not require assistance of anyone from Formula One to win the class."

Watch Prime 7 News Report:  Here

Also a report on David Sieders :-

David Sieders drives Corvette for Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour

Watch Live Streaming of the race: Here

And From OzRacingWrap:

Bathurst 12 Hour front runner gets a controversial sponsor

One of the favourites for Class C GT4 honours in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour race, the #25 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will go political with its on car signage promoting the ‘Climatic Sceptics Political Party.’

Hayden Pullen thinks his Corvette Z06 can win without F1 help

In the final days leading up to this weekends Armor All Bathurst 12 hour race, Wagga driver Hayden Pullen claims their team does not require assistance of anyone from Formula One to win the class. Pullen will drive the Climate Control Sceptic #25 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in the round the clock race at Mount Panorama with Paul Freestone and David Seiders in Class C.
From the Western Advocate:

Favoured 12 Hour team will fuel green debate

One of the favourites for Class C GT4 honours in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour race, the #25 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, will go political with its on car signage promoting the “Climatic Sceptics Political Party”. The Corvette, to be driven by one of the most versatile team of drivers in the race – Paul Freestone, Hayden Pullen and David Seiders – will display: “CO2 is no threat – carbon tax is. “It’ll probably be quite controversial in some quarters, but its something we really believe in,” Pullen said.

RACE POLITICS

Wagga Wagga racing driver Hayden Pullen pulls no punches with the sponsorship of his Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which will compete in Sunday's Bathurst 12 Hour. The car is sponsored by the Climate Sceptics party, and bears the slogan: CO2 ain't a threat - a carbon tax is. ''We're very proud of our signage on the front of the car,'' Pullen said. 




 


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CO2 is No threat - A CARBON TAX is - Corvette Z06


Press Release

The Climate Sceptics are sponsoring a front runner in Bathurst 12 hr race on Feb 6th

A favorite for this years Bathurst 12 hour race will be sponsorsed by The Climate Sceptics political party.

The Corvette ZO6 driven by Paul Freestone, Hayden Pullen and David Seiders is one of the more fancied cars in the Class C section of the Bathurst 12 hr race being run on Sunday 6th February.

The message on the car will be "CO2 is No threat - A CARBON TAX is"

President of The Climate Sceptics Leon Ashby is thrilled with the sponsorship deal because "this is one of the first bunch of sportsmen prepared to thumb their nose at green extremism and publicly say CO2 is not effecting the climate and  the Carbon tax debate is a big con."

Mr Ashby says "The reason the sponsorship deal was done was as much the driving teams decision as ours. They have researched the information from web sites like ours and recognise a carbon tax will do nothing for the environment but it will force up power and food prices and cost Australian jobs. Like us, they cannot believe how uninformed the Australian public is on this issue. We then simply worked out a deal."

Ashby, the Environmental award winner and former farmer believes an environmental and political message mixed with car racing is long overdue. He explains that Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, but makes plants grow faster. "It is really a green gas, but the greens have demonised it."
"We hope this sponsorship arrangement will start to get rid of our guilt with cars and realise that with modern engines and unleaded petrol, very little pollution occurs nowadays. And as far as global warming goes, the planet will be fine - the latest reports about to be released are likely to show Sea levels are dropping and global temperatures have been flat since 1998 levels. These facts should be recognised."

Leon Ashby
President The Climate Sceptics
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UPDATE


Australian Driver Magazine has reported on the story:

Controversial Sponsorship for 12 Hour Entrant

“It’ll probably be quite controversial in some quarters, but it’s something we really believe in,” Pullen said.
”They have some great policies. One very close to our hearts is the party's word they will work towards more of our fuel taxes going towards funding our national highways transport infrastructure.”