Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Getting their Just Deserts!

National Geographic has an item by James Owen titled:

Sahara Desert Greening Due to Climate Change?

Desertification, drought, and despair—that's what global warming has in store for much of Africa. Or so we hear. 
Emerging evidence is painting a very different scenario, one in which rising temperatures could benefit millions of Africans in the driest parts of the continent. 
Scientists are now seeing signals that the Sahara desert and surrounding regions are greening due to increasing rainfall. 
If sustained, these rains could revitalize drought-ravaged regions, reclaiming them for farming communities. 
This desert-shrinking trend is supported by climate models, which predict a return to conditions that turned the Sahara into a lush savanna some 12,000 years ago.

Wikipedia tells us that 12,000 years ago was during the last Ice Age:
The last glacial period, popularly known as the Ice Age, was the most recent glacial period within the current ice age occurring during the last years of the Pleistocene, from approximately 110,000 to 10,000 years ago 
Wikipedia also informs us that during the last Ice Age the Sahara was a larger desert:
During the last glacial period, the Sahara was even bigger than it is today, extending south beyond its current boundaries.[17] The end of the glacial period brought more rain to the Sahara, from about 8000 BC to 6000 BC, perhaps because of low pressure areas over the collapsing ice sheets to the north. 
Once the ice sheets were gone, the northern Sahara dried out.
Be that as it may, do they acknowledge the "demon" gas food, Carbon Dioxide? Atmospheric Plant food, Carbon dioxide has been increasing.....
Image: Prof Ole Humlum's Climate4You
Why, oh Why, can't the Alarmist media admit that the theory of catastrophic man-made global warming has been falsified and admit that carbon dioxide is not a dangerous pollutant but in fact is a beneficial help to man and to all plant life.
See Also:

NO CARBON TAX Senate Candidate for New South Wales.

A message from NCTCS President and No 1 Senate Candidate for NSW Bill Koutalianos to the Young Voters (and us older citizens too)

Hi, I`m Bill Koutalianos from the NO CARBON TAX Climate Sceptics party.

Satellite data indicates global warming plateaued over 15 years ago. This is at odds with the man-made global warming theory. If you're unaware of this, it's no surprise. Much of the media have deemed ‘the climate debate is over’, whilst overlooking the latest data & a fair bit of foul play that's come to light. Remarkably, our three major parties seem blind to it too. Many scientists reject AGW theory & it's even been called 'the worst scientific scandal in history'.

Neither Labor's uncapped ETS carbon price, nor the Coalition's policy, nor the RET, will change the temperature of the planet. It's a waste of billions of dollars & it's young people starting their careers today, that will bear the brunt of these policies over their working lives.

Rising energy prices force up the price of everything. We've seen the detrimental impacts of EU climate & green energy policies on youth unemployment in Greece & Spain.

We should expect better of our leaders & institutions.  CO2 is plant food. It greens the planet & helps crops grow faster. It's not the white steam coming out of power stations, nor the black pollutant it's been painted as.

We've been gradually losing our rights & freedoms for years & joining an EU ETS is going to make matters worse. 

We need to revitalise Australia, reject socialist green bureaucracy, reject dodgy trading schemes, stand up for our democracy & the integrity of science.

I hope you will vote for us in the Senate. 

And more from Virgin Voters:

The NO CARBON TAX Climate Sceptics Party feels alleged man-made global warming or climate change is a “great moral challenge of our time”, due to the politicisation of science.
We see evidence of politics hijacking science in numerous climate related scandals, and accumulating daily.
It should also be a particularly relevant issue for younger Australians, who’ll be paying unjustified higher energy costs, for the rest of their lives.
It’s extraordinary none of our major parties seem overly concerned about this, which led us to form our party with the ambition of rectifying it.
Climate has always changed naturally and we know there’s no scientist in the world that has evidence CO2 will cause dangerous global warming which effectively means we are over reacting to exaggerated hype rather than a real threat.
We’re not just against the carbon tax or emissions trading scheme, but against the need to reduce CO2 emissions in any way that damages our economy.
CO2 is plant food and the more there is in the air, the more food we can grow.
Our policies are based on true science as opposed to politicised science, we are pro small business, we are for minimal government and we are against the extreme green religion.
We hope you will consider voting for us in the Senate.