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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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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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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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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Scary – For Gillard

Oooh…! That big scary Mr Garnaut has a big scary splash in the Daily Telegraph claiming that rising seas and increasing incidence of extreme weather events mean that Sydney will be swamped by the sea every year instead of every 100 years. What is really scary (for Garnaut and Gillard) is that of 38 comments on that …

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Pricing Carbon

I noted last August that people seemed to be confused about how much carbon dioxide there was in the atmosphere. Some people thought that CO2 made up half of all the gasses in the atmosphere. One of Jo Nova’s readers recently asked 100 people questions about the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, and came …

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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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New Ice Age?

As the Daily Mail points out, this looks like a computer generated graphic of the Ice Age: But this was yesterday. Of course Al Gore now claims:  ‘As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what …

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Glaciers, Gore, Green Jobs

Glacier retreat has been one of the key pieces of evidence in the warming alarmists’ campaign against cheap fuel and the world economy that depends on it. Himalayan glaciers are melting! Never mind the fact that even if the world were warming, this would prove nothing about why it is warming. Less than 1 degree …

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Resistance Is Footle

Are the Islamists and Greens more like the borg, from Star Trek, or the Necromongers, from the sadly under-rated Chronicles of Riddick? OK. Don’t get the idea I have spent hours on this. But .. The Islamists are more like the borg. They are not interested in everyone. Some people are beneath consideration and might as …

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CO2 Lunacy

A comment I posted on Tim Blair’s blog this morning: There are between three and four molecules of CO2 for every 10,000 particles of air. Anthropogenic CO2 is assumed to be about 4% of that, which comes to about 14 molecules of CO2 per 1 million particles of air. Australia’s contribution to global CO2 is assumed …

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China, Warming and Renewable Energy.

From James Delingpole at the UK Telegraph: One of the great lies told us by our political leaders in order to persuade us to accept their swingeing and pointless green taxes and their economically suicidal, environmentally vandalistic wind-farm building programmes is that if we don’t do it China will. Apparently, just waiting to be grabbed …

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Hide The Decline

My new favourite song: Watch for the scene with Al Gore in gaol: ‘I hope you do a lot of time, cuz what you did was such a crime.’ Darn tootin. From Minnesotans for Global Warming.

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