Models Checked Against Reality

Reality wins. From The Register: Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and …

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Global Warming Causes Everything

If you haven’t visited it lately, Dr John Brignell’s numberwatch site has a great list of everything so far blamed on global warming. Over six hundred links listing everything from AIDS to haggis to lampreys to feminised turtles to women cheating on vacation. Of course, global warming hasn’t caused any of these things, because the world hasn’t warmed at all …

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Localised Warming Devastates Bird Populations

From the frequently amusing People’s Cube: Man-Made Warming Blamed for Disappearing Bird Populations A research team working on a two-million-dollar government grant just made a shocking discovery: intense man-made heat waves are decimating bird populations throughout the globe, including birds that were recently thriving in local neighborhoods. According to the researchers, anthropogenic warming-related activities are directly …

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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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Let That Be A Lesson To You!

It seem unlikely Australian political leaders (those allied with the Greens, anyway) will take any notice of this story, which is yet another reason to dump them at the next Federal election. From Canada’s National Post: We have long argued that the Ontario government’s headlong rush to convert Canada’s industrial heartland to “green” energy would …

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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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Woolly Mammoths Within Five Years

Scientists think they have found intact DNA which will enable them to create cloned mammoths within a few years. Woolly mammoths were about the same size as modern African elephants, but hairier (obviously), perhaps more heavy set, and with smaller ears. From the UK’s Daily Mail: Scientists believe it may be possible to clone a …

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Baby What a Big Surprise

With apologies to Chicago. But no surprises here: The New South Wales government censored studies which show that the rate of sea level rise has not increased, and is nothing to worry about at all, really. And then there’s this: $100 million worth of hot air. The Federal government has spent so much money on …

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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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Reason on Drug Decriminalisation

Decriminalisation is legalisation. If something is not treated as a crime, and no sanctions are imposed, then it is legal. I enjoy Reason Magazine – I am a Kindle subscriber. But I do find Reason’s constant nagging about the pointlessness of the ‘War on Drugs’ frustrating. A free society always has to tolerate some behaviours which …

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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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