Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Peter FitzSimons: Bushfire Bastard

Peter FitzSimons:
Bushfire Bastard.

by Anthony Cox

I’ll admit FitzSimons gets up my nose. He is everything which is wrong with the media. Arrogant, opinionated and incapable of changing his mind because his ego is so wrapped up with his ‘position’ on the particular issues he supports.

Like all the left media FitzSimons is a moralist. His position on any issue is predicated on his position being morally right. Therefore, according to the logic of his position, anyone who takes a contrary view is immoral, inferior and deserving of scorn.

It’s a mental prison which has trapped all the left-wing media especially the ABC and Fairfax.

Naturally FitzSimons endorsed and enthusiastically and sarcastically supported the stupid and opportunistic position that the recent bushfires were evidence of man-made global warming [AGW].

In tweets FitzSimons said:

Bolt has looked at the factual ignorance of this tweet by FitzSimons. Which is to say neither cyclones are increasing nor bushfires, nor droughts or floods. In fact the whole tweet by FitzSimons is either a lie or a reckless, irresponsible claim incompatible with the prominence FitzSimons has in the media.

FitzSimons’ wilful ignorance about bushfires and AGW extends to his own paper, the SMH. As Bolt notes FitzSimons makes this claim:
Me? I thought this was effectively blown out of the water by Fairfax writer Tony Wright, who looked a little deeper at Wikipedia and established that: ‘’According to Wikipedia ... they’re the first major conflagrations over more than a century that have occurred as early as October. With the exception of a couple in November, all the rest – and there are about 40 of them – have been in December, January, February, March, and once, in April.’’
This is terrible; even a cursory check of the SMH’s records show coverage of other “conflagrations” as early as October.

As well, bushfires are so common in this country they are sometimes not even reported to any great extent. I can remember doing my HSC in October 1970 when many of my fellow students were called away to fight bushfires on their properties in the Hunter Valley. Mention of them was made in the local paper but it was accepted as normal.

Today we have ignorant vultures like FitzSimons who have considerable influence in the media making pernicious claims about these bushfires and AGW. For that he is a member of the bushfire bastards club.

His pretentious red bandana will make an appropriate symbol for the other poseurs and wankers already in the club.

New Little Ice Age Cometh? Pray for Warming.

Mars Odyssey is a robotic spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars. The project was developed by NASA. The Mars Odyssey spacecraft journeyed more than six months before placing itself in orbit around the red planet in October 2011.

Bill Dunford for the Planetary Society writes:
On March 23, 2013 the Mars 2001 Odyssey spacecraft completed 50,000 orbits around the Red Planet. If it's not a mixed metaphor to call a solar-powered robotic orbiter a workhorse, then Mars Odyssey is a serious contender for the title of Workhorse of the Solar System. In December 2010 Odyssey broke the previous record to become the longest-working spacecraft at Mars.
Mars's southern polar ice cap, seen here in true color,
 has shrunk in recent years due to planetary warming —
 to what's happening on Earth.
Simultaneous rise in temperatures on Earth and
Mars indicates a natural—and not a human—
cause for global warming.
National Geographic, in 2007, wrote of the melting Martian Ice Caps:
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory. 
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. 
Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures. 
In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. 
Prof. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun. 
"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, this week was quoted by MeteoLive.it
Prof. Abdussamatov, who reaffirms, in support of his theory, which, because of strong solar activity, all the planets in the solar system have experienced an increase in temperature in recent years, far more significant than that on Earth, as has happened on Jupiter and Mars, where the temperature increase is also indicated by the decline of the polar caps. Even in the more distant planets like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto can be observed temperature increases. 
He continues:
But now everything will change: the sun came into being relatively "quiet", the solar cycle 24, after a last gasp, end with very few spots, the cycle 25 will be negligible. 
Within a few months the sun will start towards a phase of further "dormancy", characterized by very few sunspots. Accordingly, the climate of northern Europe, including the UK, within a few years will become icy.

This week we have a report from the UK:

Real risk of a Maunder minimum 'Little Ice Age' says leading scientist

According to Professor Lockwood the late 20th century was a period when the sun was unusually active and a so called ‘grand maximum’ occurred around 1985.

Since then the sun has been getting quieter.

By looking back at certain isotopes in ice cores, he has been able to determine how active the sun has been over thousands of years.

Following analysis of the data, Professor Lockwood believes solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any time in the last 10,000 years.

He found 24 different occasions in the last 10,000 years when the sun was in exactly the same state as it is now - and the present decline is faster than any of those 24.

If we had a vote, I would vote for warming

Climate Scare is an abuse of science

Image: "Our" ABC
"Our" disgraceful ABC used this image to depict
invisible CO2 (non-)pollution
Meteorologist John Coleman interviews Professor S. Fred Singer of the University of Virginia and Professor Bob Carter, ICSC Chief Science Advisor and former head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. 

Singer: There is no evidence at all that we can find that humans are contributing in a substantial way to climate change. Nothing to worry about; its bunkum!

Carter: A trained scientist will tell you what Dr Singer has already told you: there is no evidence that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming. Indeed, carbon dioxide emissions are an environmental benefice. It makes plants grow; it is plant food. It greens the planet.

Bob asks why does the Green environmental movement call Carbon Dioxide a pollutant. (If they were truly "green" they would welcome increased carbon dioxide.)

Carter: To call carbon dioxide a pollutant  is

  • an abuse of logic;
  • is an abuse of language
  • and it's an abuse of science

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report referenced by Professor Singer may be seen here.

Joe Bast and Jim Lakely, both of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, join Mr. Coleman later in the program.

Coleman: It is a very difficult thing to defeat this bad science....

Bast: Research that has been done now shows that the human influence on climate is very small; it's a non-problem.

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