Of Interest to Catholics Only

And those of us who are not Roman Catholics, but have an interest in the integrity of the faith. I am disturbed by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn’s invitation to Medjugorje ‘visionaries’ to speak and lead prayers at the Vienna Cathedral. At very least this is an act of grave disrespect and uncollegiality with the bishops of Bosnia and …

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Why I Am Not Keeping Earth Hour

Based on an article by Dr Ross McKitrick in the Vancouver Sun. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every social, technological and medical advance in the 20th century has depended on inexpensive and reliable electricity. Giving women the freedom to work outside the home was partly …

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Sarkozy Joins Merkel and Cameron

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy has joined UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in declaring recent attempts to force multi-culturalism onto Western communities a failure. “We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving …

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Scientists vs Alarmists

A letter from 36 leading climate scientists responding to the latest round of alarmism. Longish, but worth quoting in full: February 8, 2011 To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate: In reply to “The Importance of Science in Addressing Climate Change” On 28 January 2011, eighteen scientists sent a letter …

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I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

He, he. ‘We can give billions of dollars to green energy research.’ ‘And that will enable us to replace gasoline with sunbeams?’ ‘Nothing lost in trying.’ ‘Except the billions of dollars.’ ‘That is taxpayer money. If we don’t take it from them, people will just waste it on their own families, instead of it being …

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‘Green Fuels’ Aren’t Green

via Small Dead Animals: The ETC Group, an international organization supporting sustainability and conservation, has just published its newest report, an 84-page document that presents a lengthy criticism of “the new bioeconomy.” In it, principal author Jim Thomas argues that using biofuels for energy and resources isn’t green — in fact, he says, it’s even …

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It’s Freezing. Must Be Global Warming.

Arctic Summer temperatures have been trending down since about 1960, so have temperatures in San Diego, cold snaps are killing all manner of things in South America, Antarctic sea ice is increasing, the southern hemisphere oceans seem to be getting colder, and it’s been flipping cold here in Australia. I want my global warming now! News …

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Undeniable Climate Change Denied

A big group of scientists whose funding depends on continuing to scare people about climate change have produced a report saying climate change is scary. This is news, apparently. Older news is that Phil Jones still can’t find the data on which much of the warming warnings were based. What Phil has admitted is: There has …

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Climate Vox Pop

I asked three random people (well it’s about as scientific as those polls in the Courier-Mail) some simple questions. Do you believe the world is getting warmer as a result of human action? Two said yes, one no. To the two who said yes: ‘What are we doing that is causing the world to get warmer?’ …

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