Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Credibility of the Climate Institute in question.

Australia's Carbon tax compared with UK, Japan & Sth Korea.
Source SBS
As alarmists try to link isolated climate events to man-made global warming/climate change/climate disruption/ some other euphanism for "we want to control and then reduce the world's population" movement, some alarmists are desperately trying to ramp up the alarmism.

Take the latest piece by the Climate Institute's CEO John Connor published by "The Climate Spectator" - which should truthfully be called "The Climate Activist."

Connor starts:
As climate physics move from risks to record breaking realities of heat and floods....
Funny that these alarmists try to cherry-pick events and not look at long term or global patterns.

Realities of Heat:

I think he is talking about  a few warm days in January in Eastern Australia. As Piers Akerman (via Watkins Tench) points out:
But I wonder if any of these people actually knew that Sydney’s so-called ‘record hot day’ on Tuesday 8th Jan this year, that had them screaming ‘Global Warming’, was actually COOLER than the weather experienced by the convicts of the First Fleet in Sydney way back in the summer of 1790/91?

For while the mercury peaked at 42.3 C last Tuesday at Observatory Hill in Sydney – more than 222 years ago at 1.00pm on the 27th Dec 1790 (measured at a location just stones-throw from Observatory Hill) the mercury hit 108.5 F (42.5 C) before peaking at 109 F (42.8 C) at 2.20pm.

The extreme heat of Sydney’s summer of 1790/91 is detailed by Watkins Tench (1758 –1833) in his book ‘A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson’ published in 1793. (Available to download from the internet for free).
And Floods have been a part of Australian life forever. Remember our National Treasure Dorothea Mackellar's My Country:
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.

Back to Mr Connor's flawed piece:
Warming oceans and atmospheres have loaded the dice for warmer, wilder and wetter weather events.
Joanne Nova answers the warming oceans fallacy (link) with a graph by Douglass and Knox, 2010, recording the data from the Argo buoys. The UK Met Office (link) and the Hadley Climate Research Unit (link) have shown that there has been no warming atmospheres for 16 years.
HadCRU4 - Graph Climate4You.

Next, Mr Connor writes:
Australia’s carbon price of $23 (€18) comes in near the bottom of the list of 34 countries – well below Japan, South Korea and the UK, among others.
Really, Mr Connor?  The perhaps you should enlighten SBS  who have published: Factbox: Carbon Taxes around the World.     See Graph at top of article.

Japan? In April 2012, Japan legislated for a carbon tax of approximately ¥289 per tonne ($A3.30) by increasing existing taxes on fossil fuels (coal and LPG/LNG) with effect from 1 October 2012.

South Korea?  South Korea at present has NO CARBON TAX, having passed legislation for an emissions trading scheme to start from 1 January 2015.

The UK? The United Kingdom participates in the European Union emissions trading scheme and is covered by European Union policies and measures.

So the European Union price is? (link)
Last week, carbon permits on the seven-year-old European Union market plummeted to a new low of about €2.80 ($3.60), before recovering to just below €5.

Royal Disagreement over warming hoax

David Bellamy with Scientist David Archibald
NCTCS blog has written before of Prince Charles' inane uninformed (and hypocritical) promotion of the greatest hoax inflicted on humankind, the AGW hoax (link), and NCTCS blog has also pointed out that Prince Phillip has expressed the uselessness of wind farms. (link)

Environmental campaigner and botanist David Bellamy said that he was banned by the BBC after he expressed his views on global warming. The Daily Telegraph (UK) reports that Prince Phillip has invited David Bellamy to the palace.
The Prince of Wales warned in March 2009 that there were “less than 100 months to act” to save the planet from irreversible damage due to climate change. His father is known to be more sceptical.
Now, the Duke of Edinburgh has invited Britain’s best-known global warming heretic to give a lecture at Buckingham Palace.
David Bellamy, who described last month how the BBC “froze him out” when he dismissed global warming as “poppycock”, is to give the inaugural David Bellamy Lecture at the Palace next month
Prince Philip is holding the event as honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.
 H/t Benny Peiser