The Climate Youth Brigade

The history of the twentieth century is replete with radical groups scaring children about the future they are to inherit, and encouraging them to take to the streets to shout slogans they did not understand, to denounce their parents, and to demand political changes they could not comprehend. It is not a happy company. The …

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Climate Models Worse than Random Guesses

From statistics guru Ross McKitrick: A few years ago a biologist I know looked at how climate change might affect the spread of a particular invasive insect species. He obtained climate-model projections for North America under standard greenhouse-gas scenarios from two modelling labs, and then tried to characterize how the insect habitat might change. To …

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Factless Climate Propaganda in SA’s Sunday Mail

OK, on one hand I am not surprised. The Sunday Mail is a paper I only ever read when it is being given away free. The conversation in the shop this morning was “Would you like a free paper, Peter?” “What, the Sunday Mail?” “Yes.” “No thanks.” “But it’s free.” “Hmm…” (remembering I can use it as …

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Warming? What Warming?

It certainly isn’t getting any warmer here, with the coolest start to Summer in Australia for the last fifty years. But according to the alarmists, that’s just weather. Ed Caryl suggests that most of the land based warming recorded in the USA over the last 60 years can be traced to the influence of nearby heated …

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Antarctic Ice Sheets Formed While CO2 Was 600 ppm

Currently CO2 makes up about 390 parts per million of the atmosphere. The assumption of the global warming alarmists has been that a doubling of CO2 from pre-industrial levels, from about 290 ppm to about 580 ppm, would drive the world over a ‘tipping point.’ So much heat would be captured, they claim, that the atmosphere would warm by as much as …

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A Tourniquet Around Our Necks to Stop a Nosebleed

I have said right from the beginning, starting fifteen years ago, that I was unconvinced by arguments for anthropogenic global warming for the simple reason that there is no correlation between human activity and global changes in climate. People who think as I do have been compared to holocaust deniers, heretics, creationists, crop circle enthusiasts, …

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Dud Climate Prophecies Have a Long History

In 1989 the UN was telling us that entire nations would be wiped off the earth if global warming were not reversed by the year 2000. As Donna Laframboise points out, since this hasn’t happened, aren’t we at least entitled to an explanation from the same people issuing the same warnings twenty years later? If …

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And Right On Cue

Five minutes after I posted the previous article about global warming alarmists losing debates and resorting to insults, an article by professor of psychology Stephan Lewandowksy appeared on the ABC’s Drum website. It starts off well enough: Science is self-correcting. In the long run, occasional errors that slip into the peer-reviewed literature are ironed out. …

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Climate Science by, Like, a Scientist

The opinions of politicians, singers and film stars on the state of the climate and what should be done about it, are eagerly sought by the populist press. As a partial consequence of this, the populist press is becoming less and less popular. On the other hand, the ABC and other leftist media organisations are quick to dismiss climate realists …

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Is The Age Finally Seeing the Light?

Although The Age is a left leaning paper, I was a regular reader up until a few years ago. I am not sure what changed, but it seemed to me that The Age was no longer content with giving people the news and then saying ‘This is what we think about it.’ Instead ‘what we think …

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Predictable Predictions

‘Will your home be underwater?’ asks the Adelaide Advertiser, which seems to be taking on a new role as the Adelaide (Labor Party) Advertiser. Under political pressure over its unspecified carbon tax, the Federal Government will release its latest topographical information about rising sea levels which shows up to 43,000 residential properties along the Adelaide …

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Michael Mann’s Last Gasp

After the name calling, the next step of desperate malingerers is to take people who disagree with them to court. So it should come as no surprise that having been caught fiddling with the facts yet again, Michael Mann is taking legal action against those who have pointed out that his deliberate manipulation of data to …

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Dyson Freeman on AGW

Dyson Freeman is probably the most important 20th Century scientist not to win a Nobel Prize, and more important than many who have. He is certainly the world’s leading theoretical phycicist. James Delingpole reports today on a correspondence between Dyson, the scientist’s scientist, and the notoriously alarmist UK Independent. A couple of samples: First, the computer …

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Same Old Bogeyman

Ron Burgess at Business Spectator describes Australian uber-alarmist Flim Flannery as ‘Labor’s new bogeyman. I am not sure in what sense Flannery or his message are new. He has been constantly, amusingly wrong, but at least he has been consistent. Ron says he doubts that Australian politicians, even those most stridently in the AGW (warming) camp, really believe …

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