"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tiny Green Intellects - Reading the Tea Leaves!

According to the Tiny Green Thought Bubble Assam tea production has dropped because of a drought caused by global warming.
In India, Assam tea, with it’s unique flavor, is not only the country’s most popular drink, it’s a staple of both the domestic and international market. However, global warming and the global drought are starting to wreak havoc on the industry and those who make their living from it (not to mention those who simply love the tea). 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Time for a Theoretical Snow Job !

Time magazine is the latest to support the doublethink theory that  the climate models that have been predicting warmer winters are now  predicting colder winters, remembering of course that this is all the "settled science" of the global warming industry. The warming lobby is becoming desperate as the snow keeps piling up and Warmist credibility is nose-diving in reverse proportion.

Send in the Clowns!

  Labor's Green program misadventures are making the Keystone Cops look like serious drama as in the latest news   the Green Start Scheme which was to replace the failed Green Loans Scheme gets the bullet before it even commences. These blokes could not organise a bedroom boogie in a bawdy-house and they are unfortunately in charge of this fair country of ours.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Guardian Prattles On In Complete Denial of Reality!

The Guardian mentions in passing the third horrific winter in a row as it waffles about insects and butterflies migrating north because of the warming! I guess they don't have windows in the Guardian headquarters and get all  their climate news from the Met Office-Global Warming Central in the UK.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tiny Green Intellects. It Begins - Antarctica is Melting.

The Tiny Green Bubble has come up with the astounding news that the Antarctic peninsula is warming at the rate of 11 Degrees C annually!  It will obviously be boiling in ten years! A typical alarmist rant about the "melting Antarctica"  concentrates on the relatively tiny peninsula which is out of step with the Antarctic continent as a whole.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Green Start gets Red Stop Light.

Another bungled green scheme of the Gillard Government has been scrapped with the Green Start project given the axe with $30 million in compensation to be paid out.

Where is the Sick-Bag!

Huffington Post takes the puerility prize with a Dear Abby format where a "reader" writes in about how to explain huge snowfalls  to the "idiots "who don't understand it is all caused by global warming. The letter is answered by the Goebbelesque Institute of Concerned Scientists .

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The cold has reason in a deathly grip.

So says the Moonbat article in the  Guardian as it quotes Warmist "scientists" casting about for something to salvage their faulty theories from the assault of the snow and ice. It could be this and it could be that or it might be something else- all avoiding the obvious which is the whole climate change catastrophe scenario is a load of codswollop !

Tis the Season

And what better way to celebrate it than with the magnificent voice of Barbra Streisand.

Merry Christmas to all my readers wherever you are.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ministry of Truth - Global Warming Causes Harsh Winters

The Irish Times reports that the current harsh winter may "paradoxically" be the result of Global Warming. This of course follows the new theory that cold is caused by warming and therefore by CO2 . The old theory that CO2 causes warming is still true and if you can understand all this you are probably barking mad. Maybe this is all an Irish joke!

Aussies are Cool!

Australia's summer is looking decidedly cool in the "hottest year ever" . The NOAA satellite image for down under is almost completely blue with the dark blue sections representing 15 degrees C below normal. With much of Australia sodden with record rainfall and now a very cool summer, Australia is not looking like the Global Warming wasteland predicted by the alarmists.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Secondhand Smoke, Lung Cancer, and the Global Warming Debate

On the blog American Thinker Fred Singer, one of America's most respected scientists defends himself against charges arising from his evidence that the EPA's findings were based on "junk science" which he still maintains is true. The EPA's cavalier use of "junk science" does not seem to have changed with it's current stand on Global Warming.
Fred is a non-smoker and dislikes second-hand smoke so efforts to paint him as part of the tobacco lobby are off the mark. He was asked to analyse the EPA studies and they did not stand up to any kind of rigorous scrutiny.

Pot Calling Kettle Black!

It is with great amusement I read a Guardian blog accusing the Register of getting their facts wrong in quoting a NASA model calculated rise of 1.64 degrees when it was actually - shock,horror- 1.68 degrees.
The headline:
The Register demonstrates how climate myths are created
Bloggers and sceptics promoted an incorrect assertion without checking the facts 

The article goes on to accuse the silly writer of misreading the NASA news release and that the stated reference figure of 1.94 degrees C was from a lower-end-of-the-range computer model. The Guardian incredibly goes on:
Another mistake was in not understanding that the 1.94C of warming came from a control model. The researchers weren't announcing to the world that they had just discovered the correct warming of the Earth. On the contrary, they stated that their control result was at the low end of a range of other models from 2C to 4.5C. The purpose of the control was to plug in evapotranspiration data and work out the difference. There's nothing to suggest that the control model is any more or less correct than all the other models that have been produced.
  
In other words the Guardian writer in a rare moment of candor says he does not know if any of the models are correct but he still wishes to correct a .04 error in the Register article.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Britain Jolly Rogered!

The inimitable James Delingpole delivers a scathing indictment of Huhne and the UK's   Energy Policy which will eventually turn Britain into a Third World country.

For the Trendy Warmist!

Boat Sofa makes sure you're prepared for global warming
Boat furniture is just the thing if that global warming sea-level rise catches you unawares .
Designer Bongyoel Yang says he designed his Boat Sofa concept for the "global warming generation", but even if you aren't a big Al Gore fan, you've got to admit that the sofa makes for a great conversation starter, and it sure looks better than that other sofa boat thing we looked at last spring.
Enough said!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Do you believe in magic … climate numbers?

Author Paul Driessen takes issue with the fundamental temperature data underpinning the global warming scam with a fine article analysing the global warming phenomenon.


Average annual global temperatures have risen a degree or two since the Little Ice Age ended some 150 years ago. Thank goodness. The LIA was not a particularly pleasant time.
Prolonged winters, advancing glaciers, colder summers, more frequent storms and extended cloudiness reduced arable land, shortened growing seasons, rotted grain in wet fields, and brought famine, disease and death. Coming after the prosperous Medieval Warm Period – when farmers grew wine grapes in England and Vikings raised crops and cattle in Greenland – it must have been quite a shock.


How much credence can we give any claim that average global temperatures have risen or fallen X degrees over a certain period, or that this year or decade is "the warmest ever," or "since record-keeping began" – especially when the alleged difference is measured in tenths or hundredths of a degree?
The answer: Not much. The truth is, we cannot trust the hype and numbers that routinely come out of the IPCC, NOAA, NASA, CRU, White House and other branches of the climate crisis industry.


However, none of this sobering reality deters climate chaos alarmists, who consistently show a penchant for distributing dire news releases on the eve of important global warming votes and conferences.

2000-2010 was "the hottest decade ever," and 2010 "is shaping up to be the hottest year on record," NASA and NOAA breathlessly announced … on July 28, prior to hoped-for Senate votes and the Cancun summit. "World temperatures in 2010 may be the warmest on record. 2010 will be one of the two warmest years, going back to 1850," Britain's Meteorology Office intoned … in late November.
"This year will be the third warmest year on record, since 1850," the World Meteorological Organization declaimed … on December 3. Other organizations issued similar headline-grabbing alarums.
But before you say kaddish or "requiescat in pace" for Mother Earth, keep the previous caveats in mind and note a few other realities. One, only a few hundredths of a degree separate the 2010 decade from the similarly very warm 1930s – and NASA and other researchers refuse to release their raw temperature data and analytical methods, so that independent researchers can examine their calculations and claims.



The climate and record books are not cooperating with that assumption or the hype, headlines and summit on Climate Armageddon. South Florida just had its coldest night in 169 years, Wales its coldest since recordkeeping began; and in the middle of its global warming gabfest, Cancun set four record low temperatures in a row. Other local cold records are falling all over the Northern Hemisphere, hot on the heels of record cold and snow during the 2009-2010 winter in both hemispheres.
But then "climate policy has almost nothing to do anymore with environmental protection," IPCC Working Group III co-chair Ottmar Edenhofer reminded us recently. In fact, "the world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit, during which the distribution of the world's resources will be negotiated." [emphasis added] Keep that in mind, too, next time someone says we have a climate crisis.
Magic is delightful when it's Criss Angel or Harry Potter. Magic temperature numbers – pulled out of hats, computers and fertile imaginations – are a lousy, fraudulent, redistributionist way to set public policyESR

The Lemmings Are Running Faster!

Mother England, who has gifted to the world a near universal language, a stable system of government and a unique culture, and has weathered countless attacks,wars, pestilence and famine, is now facing it's greatest threat to survival. In 1917  Germany sent Lenin to Russia in a closed train like a virus to destroy the Russian government and weaken it's people , and there are parallels with the way global warming ideology has infiltrated and  is destroying the UK from within by attacking it's life support system - the electricity generation system that warms and powers the whole country. It is no secret that in war-time the first major targets to economically cripple a country are the power stations and electricity grid. 




Spewing,Spewing and More Spewing

Have you ever noticed that spew has become the word of choice for vocabulary-challenged alarmists world wide with all the connotations that go along with it.. We no longer emit CO2 we spew it into the atmosphere - we don't have an oil leak , we have oil spewing, we don't generate methane, we spew it from wherever it comes!
How much carbon does a forest fire spew into the atmosphere?


In one week, Southern California's wildfires spewed the same amount of carbon dioxide – the primary global warming gas 


Commercial ships spew half as much particulate pollution as world's cars


When the anti-Global Warming folks can tell us just how much pollution we can spew into the air without harming the environment


know nothing about it except for the conservative talk radio spew....

If that happens, the seas will hasten global warming as they spew CO2 back out into the air.


Detroit News lets Frank Beckmann spew more unhinged nonsense; ... serious consequences of our actions is global warming brought about by 


House Republicans Scrap 'Unnecessary' Global Warming Committee ... chlllfactor: like most baggers..you take garbage in, and spew garbage out. ...


And when I think of the money the Government is spewing on the Global Warming Scam it really makes me want to spew.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Labor to push carbon agenda!

Surprise !Surprise! Labor says that following the dazzling success at Cancun we are all going to get the carbon tax we we promised we were not going to have before the election.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Come On Down! 100 Billion Grand Global Giveaway!

  Nations meeting at Cancun have reached agreement but  only to maybe do very little except to dole out 100 billion to all those funny little generaldoms ,sundry dictatorships and communist Chavez-style "governments" who make up the majority of the largely mendicant group known as the United Nations. However once the money hits the UN a great amount will be absorbed into the bowels of the huge flatulent UN bureaucracy and regulation-generating mechanism and never will be seen again. However as Copenhagen was promising the same 100 billion maybe they will still be talking about it in Durban South Africa next year . 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

GISS goes Completely Bonkers!

The graph below courtesy Steve Goddard displays all four global temperature graphs showing the inaccuracy of the measurements being used to destroy Western economies. The NASA GISS graph is obviously an outlier but that is the one being used to claim" the world's hottest year".The November anomaly for GISS is twice that of the other three - the "climate scientists " of the world remain strangely mute when  crazy graphs like these are published  . Alarm bells should be ringing all over the place. Three out of the four metrics show temperatures diving from September - not the picture of out-of-control warming we are being warned about.How can the science be settled when the measurement basis for it is as flaky as this. Hadcrut and GISS using similar techniques have a divergence up to 40%. Hansen must be desperate to post GISS figures this bad ,but maybe it was just for Cancun and will be adjusted later. A cold snap under way this month in Britain and elsewhere in northern Europe was unusual, but it will do little to alter global average temperatures for the year, said James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. One thing is for sure - GISS is definitely man-made global warming .

Sierra Club Meeting

Sierra Club Cancun Action photo
Wackyleaks picture of  Sierra Club members  in tropical Cancun assuming the position when informed of the record snow and cold sweeping Europe.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Israeli Fires - Two Arrested!

Two men have been arrested in Israel in connection with the deadly forest fires .From the headlines in most of the Main Stream Media we already know their names . Mr Global and Mr Warming have already been tried and found guilty in the left wing media - no need for a court appearance!

Ugly.Ugly,Ugly

Uglyvery unattractive or unpleasant to look at; offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance.
In this case big is not beautiful and ugly is a  good word to describe the latest monster offerings from the wind energy chamber of visual horrors to blight the tranquil English countryside if current plans go ahead.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Avatar and Wind Power

Congratulations to John Droz Jr at Master Resource who has done a great job explaining the problems with wind power using avatars. It is the kind of educational tool required to explain why "it's clean and it's free" is not correct and deserves to go viral in the blogosphere.

UK Solar Installation - Carbon Costs at 600 Pounds/ton!

Treehugger reports that Glastonbury Festival Founder Michael Eavis has installed 1100 Solar panels on a cowshed - says he expects to make 60 thousand pounds a year and save 100 tons of carbon emission . Of course the 60,000 quid will be ripped off pensioners and other consumers who don't have solar panels - they are just the collateral damage in the Warmist's war on society as we know it. As well as this with the current carbon price at about 7 pounds/ton a figure of 600 does seem a tad on the high side .

6.3 Trillion Dollars - "New Wealth"

Bloomberg reports that Japanese adviser Nishimura suggests over ten years selling carbon allowances to emitters and that "the huge chunk of new  wealth" generated be distributed to poor nations for global warming "and other needs" . 

Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, who was Japan’s chief climate-protection negotiator during the five years through 2008, proposed a $6.3 trillion carbon market to kick- start stalled talks. A small memo to the  Mr Nishimura - imposing a costly tax is not generating wealth - it is an impost on companies and organisations that do create it. You actually generate wealth by reducing taxation !The thing that really worries me is that so many dumb politicians might agree with him given the spread of the equally dumb warming alarmism.

Global warming ideology still on top!

Harris and Leyland in the Washington Times in a good article caution against  too much optimism in forecasting the end of the Climate Change scam. There is too much money and too much inertia to halt the bandwagon quickly.
"Some commentators tell us that this is the beginning of the end of the climate scare. More likely, it is just the end of the beginning. "

How Dumb is Huffpost!

The Huffington Post has an article on employment in the wind industry which underscores the huge resources being applied for very little return. It is good to see Huffpost finally seeing the light and supporting skeptics on the "green jobs" fallacy.

New NASA Paper - It's Better Than We Thought!

More signs of cracks in the Warmist edifice when a NASA/NOAA paper is published saying that a doubling of CO2 would only cause a 1.6 Deg C rise in global temperatures due to increased vegetation growth having a negative feedback effect, absorbing CO2.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jean Charest Gets Warming Scam Leadership Award!

Jean Charest , Premier of Quebec has received the South Australian International Climate Change Leadership Award,for his Warmist advocacy and policies such as the carbon tax and a cap-and-trade bill. Unfortunately he is also the most unpopular premier in Canada with poll numbers in the toilet, governing a state with the worst financial position of any in Canada!
 
The previous award holder was Arnold Schwartzenegger who has just left his successor a bankrupt state after years of failed green policies.
Is it coincidence or is sending your state/country broke a pre-requisite for recognition from the Warming hoi-poloi.
If that is  the case then the UK's David Cameron must be odds-on to win one soon for his sterling efforts towards destruction of  Britain's economy.

Monckton Monsters Guardian Environment Editor

The Guardian Environment Editor John Vidal has done two very silly things - neither of which will enhance his reputation. The first was to enter a contest with the razor sharp mind of Lord Monckton who has seen off much more competent and credentialed adversaries and secondly after getting a hiding , to publish the one-sided debate in a national newspaper of which at the moment ,he is an editor. Listen for yourself!

A heated debate on climate change between the Guardian's environment editor John Vidal and Lord Christopher Monckton Link to this audio
Most people steered clear, but Monckton had no hesitation in barging in on conversations, reeling off statistics and arguments that, he said, proved not only that the world was not warming but that "certain newspapers" were not reporting the reality.

Cancun Conference - It is Worse than We Thought!

In the absence of any real agreement of ways to limit "CO2 temperature rise" to 2 degrees C the meeting of the brains in Cancun have decided "it is worse than we thought " and we should adopt a more stringent approach and propose a target of 1.5 deg C which would need more draconian action, agreement to which will also not be forthcoming.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aussies Desert Global Warming Scam - Believers Now a Minority!

The latest poll Essential Report poll shows that only 45% of Aussies now believe in man-made Global Warming. Australians have been less skeptical in the past than the US and other countries with a largely pro AGW media pushing the Warmist line . It seems that is now changing and they are now much more doubtful about so-called man-made warming according to the latest poll.

Cancun Craziness Continues!

Britain should revert to central planning for electricity says the UK Independent Climate Change Committee and seeing central planning worked so well in the old USSR who would argue with these learned twits. Putting electricity generation in the hands of the government would avoid the necessity of such ridiculous things as balance sheets and profit and loss accounts and business planning. Just keep raising taxes and charges and she'll be right mate!!

God on Our Side!

George Monbiot of the Guardian , an ardent supporter of the Warmist case claims that divine intervention is occurring on the skeptic's side to wreck Cancun! He fantasizes that God is a Republican or runs an intergalactic fuel conglomerate . This is probably mildly amusing to the largely atheist chatterati and shows how little Monbiot understands of where the oppostition to the Warmist scam comes from. A small blog costs ten dollars to setup and little to run and an oil empire is not required to oppose this nonsense. The truth is no longer the preserve of those controlling the main-stream media and instant dissemination of information at light-speed is what is bringing down the global warming edifice. 

Time To Say Goodbye!

Chancellor Merkel is one of a long list of non-attendee diplomats at the Cancun Conference - the list includes virtually all of the West's leaders which is surprising since they have been continually telling us Global Warming is currently the greatest threat to the human race. With  the help of the beautiful Sarah Brightman and one of my favorite melodies Pierre Gosselin in his No Tricks Zone comments :

Monday, December 6, 2010

In bed with the devil - a deal that has tainted Green politics

The New South Wales Government is introducing laws to curtail the election expenditure of the Conservative opposition while allowing unions to contribute large amounts to the Labor campaign making a mockery of democratic principles. Changes to election funding will also benefit the Greens greatly in additional Government contributions

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ursine Subarboreal Toilet Activity!

James Delingpole in his inimitable style lists the indications showing global warming is still happening- as you have guessed I particularly liked No.9
Signs That Show Man Made Global Warming Is Definitely Still Happening And That Cancun Won’t Be An Almighty Flop.
1. Warm weather
2. Cold weather
3. In-between weather.
4. Dark skies at night
5. Light skies in the morning
6. An unpleasant moist/damp/wet sensation when it rains
7. Ice appearing when the temperature drops below zero
8. Clouds rolling across sky in all sorts of funny shapes, some days like cotton wool, other days in streaks, and on some days not there at all.
9. Ursine subarboreal toilet activity
10. Strong new evidence of ultramontane sympathies at the Vatican
Now that the global warming ideology is becoming the butt of jokes the end is nigh!
"Climate experts say we should tell villagers in developing countries to reduce the amount of cooking smoke they generate to help fix global warming. You know, it's as if these people don't hate us enough already. I mean, they live in mud huts, they have thatch roofs, their clothes are made of straw. We pull up in a bunch of Humvees and SUVs going, 'Hey, you want to cut the smoke out of here?'" --Jay Leno

High Priestess of Global Warming Snowbound!

Beautiful irony! The Guardian reports that Vicky Pope from the Met Office ( who incidentally predicted a mild winter) was prevented from flying to the Warmist talk-fest at Cancun because her plane was grounded.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

IPCC Caught With Pants Down Again? Isotopegate!

Canadian Free Press reports on claims made in the recently released book  Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory     that it is impossible using a mass spectrometer to determine whether CO2 in the atmosphere is man-made or natural. This is a central plank in the IPCC argument for man-made greenhouse gas warming .
It is claimed that the IPCC isotope theory paper was "peer reviewed" by scientists in the global warming inner circle.

Nuclear Dilemma for Labor!

The Gillard government has painted itself into a corner over future energy sources by insisting on low carbon emissions. Unfortunately the only practical base load generation economically justifiable is nuclear which goes against decades of Labor's strong anti-nuclear stance.

Solar Rebate to be Phased Out!

Federal Government Solar panel rebates will be phased out next year in Australia which should put something of a  a dampener on the whole ridiculous scheme.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

One Sheet Environmentalist Cheryl Crow Selling House.!

Cheryl Crow the singer and environmental campaigner who famously advocated using only one sheet of toilet paper is selling her house.I would understand if the buyer gave the handshake a miss. What sort of house would such an ardent environmentalist live in as an example to her green followers who are being exhorted to reduce consumption and live a minimalist lifestyle.

Space Mirrors from the Cancun Loonie Bin!

The level of scientific debate about climate has reached such a low ebb that whacko ideas suggesting geo-engineering such as space mirrors and/or iron filing seeding of the ocean have not been treated with the ridicule they deserve. These scientists have been reading too many Buck Rogers comics!