Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Gallipoli: Can you hear Australia's Heroes Marching?

Can you hear Australia’s Heroes marching?

    Can you hear them as they march into Eternity?

There will never be a greater love;

   There just couldn’t be a greater sacrifice;

There JUST Couldn’t be!

The Gallipoli campaign resonated profoundly among all nations involved. In Turkey, the battle is perceived as a defining moment in the history of the Turkish people; the campaign was the first major battle undertaken in the war by Australia and New Zealand, and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries.

Anzac Day, 25 April, remains the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in Australia and New Zealand. This is the 98th Anniversary.

Marlo Thomas - Ways to be Wrong

Old Publicity Photo
That Girl - Activist Actress Marlo Thomas writes creative fiction.

Her latest excursion is in the field of Science Fiction which she has written for the Huffington Post (Link).

How can one column get so many things wrong?
Climate change is one of those topics that practically dares you to step up to it. We know it exists and we know it's critical, but it's so enormous that it's hard to wrap your head around it.
Climate change exists. Right. Climate has changed since the beginning of time. She says that "it's so enormous that it's hard to wrap your head around it.."

Then she failed to get her head around it!

She obviously isn't aware that climate change is a term that the alarmists decided to use when the natural global warming stalled. The CO2 caused runaway Global Warming hypothesis has been falsified, the warming has stalled.
Discussions and conferences will be held, concerns will be voiced, problems will be addressed, plans will be made and actions will be taken.
Hypocrites have been flying around the world for discussions and conferences for more than twenty years. All in vain.

She then addresses  Ways to be Green.

Eat less Meat?
The carbon emissions that result from meat production are some of the most potent, and are large contributors to climate change.
Actually Cattle are emission neutral. As Gerrit van der Lingen explains on the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition site (Link)

Dr Gerrit van der LIngen explains why emissions of methane from cattle and sheep should not be part of any emissions trading system in New Zealand. According to MAF, 98.7% of agricultural methane comes from ruminant enteric fermentation, released by burping; and is part of a natural closed loop that has nothing to do with fossil sequestered carbon. (LINK to download pdf)
That Girl! To quote her TV theme song: (link)
She's tinsel on a tree...

H/t Marc Morano

David Deming Dubs Alarmists - Real Deniers

The ‘relationship’ between
CO2 and temperature this century
David Deming has a BS in geology and his Phd is in geophysics. He is Associate Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. Deming is the author of more than thirty research papers and the textbook Introduction to Hydrogeology. He is an associate editor for the academic journals Petroleum Geoscience and Ground Water. (link)

NCTCS blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.)  Overpeck emailed Deming saying that, to scare people, they had to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP.)  Phil Jones (Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, UEA)  referred to it in the Climategate emails.

David Deming gave evidence to the Senate enquiry (see you-tube below), although as he hadn't archived the email, didn't mention Overpeck. Later, Overpeck put his hand up as the author.

Dr Deming has written for the Washington Post a piece titled:

The real deniers of climate change

He describes the current cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere.
The United Kingdom had the coldest March weather in 50 years, and there were more than a thousand record low temperatures in the United States. The Irish meteorological office reported that March “temperatures were the lowest on record nearly everywhere.” Spring snowfall in Europe was also high. In Moscow, the snow depth was the highest in 134 years of observation.
He details predictions made by Alarmists:
  • winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting event. (British IPCC contributor David Viner)
  • children just aren’t going to know what snow is. (environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr.)
  • less snow and more blizzards (Associated Press)
He continues:
Portraying cold weather as the result of global warming is only one aspect of the circus. Gems that stand out include claims that earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes are caused or will be made worse by global warming. Last year, we were told that global warming could “turn us all into hobbits,” the mythical creatures from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels.
Confronted by an endless avalanche of such nonsensical drivel, it seems almost foolhardy to argue facts. There has been no increase in mean global temperature for 15 years.
Although the Alarmists are now switching to saying extreme weather events are caused by Global warming, David details
  • Drought is not increasing
  • Tornadoes are not increasing in frequency or intensity. 
  • Worldwide hurricane activity is near a 40-year low. Over the past 20 years, sea level has risen by about 5 centimeters an ominous trend unless you’re aware that since the end of the last Ice Age, global sea level has risen 120 meters.
  • Global sea ice was above the 30-year mean and higher than it was in March 1980.
Dr Deming concludes:
With each passing year, it is becoming increasingly clear that global warming is not a scientific theory subject to empirical falsification, but a political ideology that has to be fiercely defended against any challenge. It is ironic that skeptics are called “deniers” when every fact that would tend to falsify global warming is immediately explained away by an industry of denial.

H/t Marc Morano's Climate Depot.