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Today: Sat, April 19 2014  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Environment
25 April 2014
 
 
A Climate Osychology Lew Paper
by http://eric.worrall.name/kant.cgi
 sub-topic» Climate

Because of the relation between irritable climate syndrome and the objects in the study domain, our conclusion, then, stands in need of the Deniersphere. There can be no doubt that lost underwear is the clue to the discovery of the ideation of practical reason. In natural theology, it is not at all certain that the peer-reviewable objects in the study domain have lying before them the moon landing. We thus have a pure synthesis of apprehension.

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12 April 2014
 
 
Climate 'consensus': Is carbon dioxide the new cholesterol?
by Paul Mulshine
 sub-topic» Climate

Climate science is infinitely more complicated than human physiology. Once all of the data are in, we may find that atmospheric carbon dioxide‚ actually has the effect predicted by physicist Freeman Dyson of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. The 90-year-old Dyson, whom many consider to be the smartest guy on Earth, argues that far from harming the planet, atmospheric CO-2‚ may have a positive effect by increasing plant growth.

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09 April 2014
 
 
Green 'smear campaign' againt professor who dared to disown 'sexed up' UN climate dossier
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Prof Tol, from Sussex University, is a highly respected climate economist and one of two ‘co-ordinating lead authors’ of an important chapter in the 2,600-page report published last week by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

He has been widely criticised by green campaigners after he claimed that the much shorter ‘summary for policymakers’ – hammered out in all-night sessions between scientists and government officials over a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan – was overly ‘alarmist’.

In his view, the summary focused on ‘scare stories’ and suggestions the world faced ‘the four horsemen of the apocalypse’.

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07 April 2014
 
 
Common Sense and Climate Change
by Anthony Watts
 sub-topic» Climate

Finally it took a lowly, uncompromised child to state the obvious: the emperor was naked, exposed, commando; like the centerfold in a peer reviewed skin magazine for mole rats.

Perhaps the common sense of any observant child is exactly what the fawning entourage of global warming pretenders needs. Let’s give it a try.

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27 March 2014
 
 
Proof? Pouf!
by Ron C.
 sub-topic» Climate

I hope the APS [American Physical Society] will address the basic issue. Skeptics are ordinary people who are simply asking for proof that rising CO2 is causing dangerous global warming. The proofs that have been offered are not convincing.

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04 March 2014
 
 
On Those that Want to Suppress Global Warming "Deniers"
by Crosspatch
 sub-topic» Climate

This is an indication of desperation and an acknowledgement that they risk losing their own base of support. They are manipulating their support base emotionally. The last thing in the world they would want is for the general public at large to see these sorts of things being said because they know it is over the top and they would be forced to back down from such statements. They are designed to be seen by and distributed among the people who are already on board with them to keep them there. It is rhetoric for the “true believers”. The best weapon we have against this sort of thing is sunlight as you are doing here. Expose them for the manipulative weasels they really are and make them take ownership, in public, of their words. It isn’t really designed to sway anyone’s opinion who might be on the fence or on the other side as over the top rhetoric like that doesn’t work on more thoughtful people who might be on the fence. In fact, it is likely to further alienate more thoughtful people from them. This is designed to elicit a very emotional reaction from the people already in their camp and keep them there.

They’re scared.

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28 February 2014
 
 
Where are the Global Warmists for Freedom?
Warmism is an essentially Authoritarian creed
by Daren Ionescu
 sub-topic» Climate

Here, then, is my point. Is it conceivable -- just conceivable -- to you that, having achieved the Nirvana of settled science regarding man-made climate change, you might seek to persuade your unfortunate brothers on the outside to see the light, and to join you in voluntarily altering your collective behavior in the direction of a less carbonated world? And that you might just accept the unfortunate possibility that, should you be unable to persuade us, the imaginary effect you suppose us to be having on the climate may have to continue through to its ultimate imaginary apocalypse, given that the alternative solution -- brute force aimed at curtailing human life -- would be draconian, tyrannical, and inhuman?

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21 February 2014
 
 
The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels: Not global warming - the pump was turned off!
by Corporal Jones' Ghost
 sub-topic» Climate

We all hoped that the 2007 flood would wake the EA up and get them to re-think their stance on the KSD pumps, they would not even agree to a meeting! We were pumping furiously on a limited facility in that year or that flood would have been horrific.

Today, looking at the flood charts and pictures it is obvious that the connection to the Huntspill is blocked, silted up.

So the water can’t be ‘smeared’ over all the levels as in the past, that is why ‘record’ levels are being recorded in certain areas whilst others are barely affected.

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19 February 2014
 
 
No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office's most senior experts
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Meanwhile, the Met Office has continued to issue questionable long-term forecasts. In mid-November, two weeks before the first of the storms, it predicted persistent high pressure for the winter, which was ‘likely to lead to drier-than-normal conditions across the country’.

It added that its models showed the probability of the winter being in the driest of five official categories was 25 per cent. The chances of it being in the wettest category was 15 per cent.

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13 February 2014
 
 
95% of Climate Models Agree The Observations Must be Wrong
by Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.
 sub-topic» Climate

Whether humans are the cause of 100% of the observed warming or not, the conclusion is that global warming isn’t as bad as was predicted. That should have major policy implications…assuming policy is still informed by facts more than emotions and political aspirations.

And if humans are the cause of only, say, 50% of the warming (e.g. our published paper), then there is even less reason to force expensive and prosperity-destroying energy policies down our throats.

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02 February 2014
 
 
Thermosoft Offers Radiant Floor Heat as Solution to Global Cooling
by Thermosoft
 sub-topic» Climate

With the global warming bump-in-the-road behind us, now is the time to move forward to the real crisis plaguing humanity. Global cooling’s debilitating effects have been felt across America during this winter’s record low temperatures and high snowfalls. The absolute truth is that there’s nothing that can be done about the weather, but there is something that can be done to defeat global cooling and keep warm, comfortable, healthy and in good spirits.

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23 January 2014
 
 
Climate Change Scammers' Worst Week Ever
by Kurt Schlichter
 sub-topic» Climate

Oh, how “scientists” hate deniers for actually applying the scientific method to the scammers’ political propaganda. And, as fiascos like Operation Mocking Penguin pile up, and as the coming climate collapse never actually comes, they’ll get even more desperate. The Los Angeles Times and Reddit recently barred dissenters from their pages – there’s no better concession of defeat than silencing your opponent.

The science is settled that “climate change” was a lie from the beginning. And every day without the long-promised climate catastrophe is one day closer to the day leftists will have to find themselves a replacement scam.

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21 January 2014
 
 
What if man-made climate change is all in the mind?
by Sean Thomas
 sub-topic» Climate

All of which raises a fascinating possibility. Perhaps man-made climate change is all in the mind – because, in our instinctive terrors, we always think that something wicked this way comes, especially from the sky: as a punishment from God, for things we have done. This paranoia, should it exist, would be hardwired into the human psyche, so we would rarely notice it – as the mind deceives itself.

If this is true, it means that lefty and greeny believers in man-made climate change are merely the Mormons of Meteorology, the Wahhabi of Warmism: they are the psychic equivalent of apocalyptic religious maniacs, forever spying signs of the promised Endtimes, and yet forever being disappointed.

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14 January 2014
 
 
Why I Worry about Global Warming - Part 2
by Bill Merritt
 sub-topic» Climate

Here are some other things that socially aware, scientifically literate people have told us:

  • Tomatoes aren’t really tomatoes, they’re love apples and they will kill you.
  • Poinsettias will kill you, too, so keep poinsettias away from kids.
  • If you swim after a meal you’ll catch stomach cramps and drown.
  • If you hide under your fourth-grade desk, atom bombs can’t hurt you.

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13 January 2014
 
 
Why I Worry about Global Warming - Part 1
by Bill Merritt
 sub-topic» Climate

For decades people had swallowed what Margaret Mead ladled out because nobody had the chops to call bullshit. It would have been worth the career of any anthropologist to claim that somebody as powerful as Margaret Mead, with all her chairs and important committees, was spectacularly, laughably wrong, especially an anthropologist who hadn’t gone to Samoa and done the fieldwork himself. And who’d want to do that? She had already done that fieldwork. If you wanted to go study a tribe, you’d go somewhere that hadn’t already been studied. So Freeman did the obvious thing, he waited until Mead had shuffled off to that great steering-committee in the sky, before he published.

 more» 
06 January 2014
 
 
Warmism - A Very Modern Death Cult for Trendy Lefties
by Christina
 sub-topic» Climate

As much as anything, the left seek out policies and positions that make them feel better about themselves and superior to those they despise (i.e. anyone who disagrees with them). The Warmist religion allows them to do just this. It allows them to indulge their Marxist/socialist redistributive tendencies to the full. The pipeline of cash from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries, in the name of Warmism, is likely to only benefit arms dealers and German car makers but this fact barely raises a flicker of concern in the Warmist and why should it? How much better can you make yourself feel than when you’ve just convinced yourself you are saving the world? Questions, especially those that may spark doubt, are to be avoided at all costs.

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05 January 2014
 
 
The Akademik Shokolskiy Passenger's Lament
by The Darn-Poor Rhymer
 sub-topic» Climate

And so, we came to sea ice,
And to our penguin count.
They said, “Don’t be too precise;
The total must not mount.”
One penguin, two penguin, three penguin, none!
One penguin, two penguin, three penguin. Fun!

 more» 
27 December 2013
 
 
Of meteorology and morality
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

As every theologian knows, the simplest and usually the clearest of all tests for the presence of a moral sense is whether or not the truth is being told. The true-believers in the New Superstition are not telling the truth. On any objective test, they are lying, and are profiteering by lying, and are doing so at your expense and mine, and are bidding fair to bring down the Age of Enlightenment and Reason, flinging us back into the dumb, inspissate cheerlessness of a new Dark Age.

Nothing is done about the many lies, of course, because the many lies are the Party Line, and no one ever went to jail who safely parroted the Party Line.

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25 December 2013
 
 
'Twas the nightmare before Christmas
by Joe Bastardi
 sub-topic» Climate

How dare mother nature destroy AGW’s life’s work,
These deniers are as nasty as a Miley Cyrus Twerk.
But the data is there and everyone knows,
The temperatures leveled off while CO2 rose!

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10 December 2013
 
 
Climate Change Anyone?
by A local guide book
 sub-topic» Climate

On 4 February 1287, it was recorded that “the sea flooded so greatly…in the marsh of Romenal and all adjacent places, that all the [sea] walls were broken down and almost all the lands covered from the great [sea] wall of Appledore towards the south and the west as far as Winchelsea”. The mouth of the River Rother was blocked at Romney and its course diverted to reach the sea at Rye. The previously protected Camber was exposed to the sea and became Rye Bay. The little town of Broomhill, situated on the other side of the entrance to the Camber from Old Winchelsea was swept away. This storm also appears to have finished off what was left of Old Winchelsea, although its ruins were still visible at low tide for another five years. At this point, the town disappears from the pages of history.

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08 December 2013
 
 
UN climate change talks; it's really all about the money
by Marita Noon
 sub-topic» Climate

Douglas Carswell, Tory MP, sums up the so-called climate compensations: “We’re spending money that we don’t have to solve a problem that doesn’t exist at the behest of people we didn’t elect.”

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05 December 2013
 
 
My secret showdown with the Royal Society over global warming
by Nigel Lawson
 sub-topic» Climate

But what did emerge was that, if anyone needed educating, it was them. Despite the fact that they were headed by Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, the Director of the Grantham Institute, which has pronounced views on climate policy, and a member of the Climate Change Committee, which is concerned with the implementation of the Climate Change Act, they were very reluctant to engage on the crucial issue of climate change policy at all. What was clear, however, was that they had no understanding of, or interest in, the massive human and economic costs involved in the policies they so glibly endorse.

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21 November 2013
 
 
What makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on?
by Doug Proctor
 sub-topic» Climate

I’ve been thinking about what makes the warmist-skeptic fight go on and on. What I have noted is the constant difference in how each side places its emphasis, and that this shows up in its speech. Specifically, the skeptics use declarative, as in “this will”, “this shall” or “this does”, and, of course, its negative equals. The warmists use conditionals, i.e. words like “could” or “should” or “may” or “might” that indicate undefined probabilities and, in truth, possibilities, things that are determinable only after the fact.

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15 November 2013
 
 
50,000 attend rally with speech against climate agenda in Poland
by CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow)
 sub-topic» Climate

As more than 50,000 enthusiastic Poles gathered in downtown Warsaw on Monday to celebrate National Independence Day, with millions more watching on live television, CFACT president David Rothbard was invited to the stage to deliver an impassioned address celebrating freedom and warning against the dangerous and oppressive climate agenda of the UN.

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16 October 2013
 
 
Understanding the IPCC AR5 Climate Assessment
by Richard Lindzen
 sub-topic» Climate

By contrast, the reasonable and moral policy would be to foster economic growth, poverty reduction and well being in order that societies be better able to deal with climate change regardless of its origin. Mitigation policies appear to have the opposite effect without significantly reducing the hypothetical risk of any changes in climate. While reducing vulnerability to climate change is a worthy goal, blind support for mitigation measures – regardless of the invalidity of the claims – constitutes what might be called bankrupt morality.

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06 October 2013
 
 
Climate change: this is not science - it's mumbo jumbo
by Nigel Lawson
 sub-topic» Climate

The true scientific method is founded on empirical observation. When a theory – whether embedded in a computer program or not – produces predictions that are falsified by subsequent observation, then the theory, and the computer models which enshrine it, have to be rethought.

Not for the IPCC, however, which has sought to obscure this fundamental issue by claiming that, whereas in 2007 it was 90 per cent sure that most of the (very slight) global warming recorded since the Fifties was due to man-made carbon emissions, it is now 95 per cent sure.

This is not science: it is mumbo-jumbo. Neither the 90 per cent nor the 95 per cent have any objective scientific basis: they are simply numbers plucked from the air for the benefit of credulous politicians and journalists.

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02 October 2013
 
 
IPCC diagnosis - permanent paradigm paralysis
by Judith Curry
 sub-topic» Climate

The diagnosis of paradigm paralysis seems fatal in the case of the IPCC, given the widespread nature of the infection and intrinsic motivated reasoning. We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible – not to protect the patient who seems to be thriving in its own little cocoon, but for the sake of the rest of us whom it is trying to infect with its disease. Fortunately much of the population seems to be immune, but some governments seem highly susceptible to the disease. However, the precautionary principle demands that we not take any risks here, and hence the IPCC should be put down.

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29 September 2013
 
 
The IPCC's 'inconvenient truth'
by Judith Curry
 sub-topic» Climate

Scientists do not need to be consensual to be authoritative. Authority rests in the credibility of the arguments, which must include explicit reflection on uncertainties, ambiguities and areas of ignorance and more openness for dissent. I have recommended that the scientific consensus seeking process be abandoned in favor of a more traditional review that presents arguments for and against, discusses the uncertainties, and speculates on the known and unknown unknowns.

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18 September 2013
 
 
Parliament goes hostile on climate change
by Alex Singleton
 sub-topic» Climate

Parliament’s cushy consensus over climate change is dead. In 2008, when the Climate Change Bill had its third reading in the Commons, only five MPs voted against. But with doomsday predictions failing to materialize, and the planet failing to warm, MPs are starting to get more skeptical.

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08 September 2013
 
 
Three More Pieces of Evidence that Global Warming is a Fraud
by Investors' Business Daily
 sub-topic» Climate

Conventional wisdom, which is hardly conventional and rarely wise, says things happen in threes. What to make, then, of the three hits the global warming alarmist industry has suffered recently?

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26 June 2013
 
 
When it comes to climate change, we have to trust our scientists, because they know lots of big scary words
by Sean Thomas
 sub-topic» Climate

First, I asked Stephen Belcher, the head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, whether the recent extended winter was related to global warming. Shaking his famous “ghost stick”, and fingering his trademark necklace of sharks’ teeth and mammoth bones, the loin-clothed Belcher blew smoke into a conch, and replied,

“Here come de heap big warmy. Bigtime warmy warmy. Is big big hot. Plenty big warm burny hot. Hot! Hot hot! But now not hot. Not hot now. De hot come go, come go. Now Is Coldy Coldy. Is ice. Hot den cold. Frreeeezy ice til hot again. Den de rain. It faaaalllll. Make pasty.”

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17 June 2013
 
 
Madness of the Met Office Summit meeting to find out why our weather is... normal
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

Pinch yourself. This deserves a headline: ‘Met Office shock announcement: Britain’s weather is normal.’

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07 June 2013
 
 
'Trougher' Yeo recants on global warming
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

Here's what he said in 2009:

"The dying gasps of the deniers will be put to bed. In five years time, no one will argue about a man-made contribution to climate change.”

And here, less than five years on, is what he is saying now:

“Although I think the evidence that the climate is changing is now overwhelming, the causes are not absolutely clear. There could be natural causes, natural phases that are taking place.”

 more» 
24 May 2013
 
 
Signs that warming scare is all hot air
by Andrew Bolt
 sub-topic» Climate

Just why did we spend the past year paying the world's biggest carbon tax, which drove our power bills through the roof?

Why were our children forced to sit through multiple screenings of Al Gore's dodgy scare-flick An Inconvenient Truth?

Why did we scar the most beautiful parts of our coast with ludicrously expensive windfarms?

And why did so many people swallow such bull, from the British Climatic Research Unit's prediction that "children just aren't going to know what snow is" to ABC science presenter Robyn Williams' claim that 100m rises in sea levels this century were "possible, yes".

 more» 
07 May 2013
 
 
Beer Crisis Could Trigger Ice Age
by Caleb Shaw
 sub-topic» Climate

Do you see how ominous this trend is!!!? If people drink less beer, the beer’s froth will produce less CO2, and less CO2 will make the weather colder, which will cause people to drink even less beer. It is a vicious cycle which, like a mere pebble starting the mighty avalanche, could freeze our socks off, with the onset of glaciers and an ice age which will plow Boston and Taxachusetts right off the face of the map.

The only way for you to prevent this horrible destiny is for you to drink more beer. Please do it. I know you hate beer, especially when the weather is cold, but I’m asking on bended knee. Your grandchildren are depending on you.

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05 May 2013
 
 
Church of Global Warming feels the heat
by Rick Manning
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalists had a plan on how to bring down western industrialized civilization under the weight of dire prognostications of environmental doom, and the darn planet just refused to comply. You’d think Mother Earth would be more grateful.

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28 April 2013
 
 
Time to shoot the husky, Dave
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

But I must say, personally I take a more sanguine view. It may not have escaped your notice that large numbers of Warmist rats have been leaping off the sinking ship of late in response to the growing evidence that AGW theory is bust. Our media – even our previously credulous mainstream media, even the Ecommunist, for heaven's sake – is starting to grow more and more sceptical of the expensive energy policies which have been created to deal with what looks increasingly like a non-existent problem.

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22 April 2013
 
 
Is the Great Climate Alarm Winding Down?
by Douglas Gregory
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalism affects every facet of life, not just economy and political freedom, though it certainly touches those. Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance likes to quip, “’Environment’ means my surroundings, and I can’t think of anything that isn’t my surroundings. So environmentalism is properly the ideology of controlling everything, which is called totalitarianism.”

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11 April 2013
 
 
Climatologists are not Einsteins, says his successor
by Paul Mulshine
 sub-topic» Climate

The problem, said Dyson, is that the consensus is based on those computer models. Computers are great for analyzing what happened in the past, he said, but not so good at figuring out what will happen in the future. But a lot of scientists have built their careers on them. Hence the hatred for dissenters.

"It was similar in the Soviet Union," he said. "Who could doubt Marxist economics was the future? Everything else was in the dustbin."

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04 April 2013
 
 
We're Not Screwed?
11,000-year study's 20th-century claim is groundless
by Ross McKitrick
 sub-topic» Climate

What made their original conclusion about the exceptional nature of 20th-century warming plausible was precisely the fact that it appeared to be picked up both by modern thermometers and by their proxy data. But that was an illusion. It was introduced into their proxy reconstruction as an artifact of arbitrarily redating the end points of a few proxy records.

In recent years there have been a number of cases in which high-profile papers from climate scientists turned out, on close inspection, to rely on unseemly tricks, fudges and/or misleading analyses. After they get uncovered in the blogosphere, the academic community rushes to circle the wagons and denounce any criticism as “denialism.” There’s denialism going on all right — on the part of scientists who don’t see that their continuing defence of these kinds of practices exacts a toll on the public credibility of their field.

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29 March 2013
 
 
Even scientists are cooling on climate change
by Ann Widdecombe
 sub-topic» Climate

In short there was an orthodoxy which was enforced with all the rigour of communism or fascism or, for that matter, the Spanish Inquisition. Dissenters must not be heard and global warming became a religion.

Well the dissenters have now been proved right.

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22 March 2013
 
 
The Great Green Con no. 1 - Comment
by David Bellamy
 sub-topic» Climate

Since its creation in 1988, the IPCC has been sounding the alarm about man-made global warming. Yet here, in a draft of its latest report, is a diagram overlaying the observed temperature of the earth on its predictions.

The graph shows a world stubbornly refusing to warm. Indeed, it shows the world is soon set to be cooler.

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21 March 2013
 
 
The Great Green Con no. 1
The hard proof that finally shows global warming forecasts that are costing you billions were WRONG all along
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

No, the world ISN'T getting warmer (as you may have noticed). Now we reveal the official data that's making scientists suddenly change their minds about climate doom. So will eco-funded MPs stop waging a green crusade with your money? Well... what do YOU think?

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08 March 2013
 
 
Pollution Prospect - A Chilling One
by The Owosso Argus-Press, January 26th, 1970
 sub-topic» Climate

The result has been a measurable lowering of average temperatures, not merely in industrial areas, but worldwide. So far it is only in fractions of a degree. But even minor temperature changes, if prolonged and widespread, can have startling effects on climate and, consequently, on plant and animal development and survival. It would not take many degrees to trigger renewed expansion of the polar ice masses.

The prospect is literally chilling. The ultimate in climate control – 20 degrees cooler not only inside, but outdoors as well.

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01 February 2013
 
 
A Lukewarmer's Ten Tests
What it would take to persuade me that current climate policy makes sense
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

10. Finally, you might make the argument that even a very small probability of a very large and dangerous change in the climate justifies drastic action. But I would reply that a very small probability of a very large and dangerous effect from the adoption of large-scale renewable energy, reduced economic growth through carbon taxes or geo-engineering also justifies extreme caution. Pascal’s wager cuts both ways.

At the moment, it seems highly likely that the cure is worse than disease. We are taking chemotherapy for a cold.

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31 January 2013
 
 
The Psychology of Belief
by Robert Romano
 sub-topic» Climate

As I was reflecting on the conversation that occurred with someone who is very conservative politically, I was hit between the eyes with a fundamental challenge facing those who fight for limited government.

Even the most skeptical of big government, believe what the government puts out as data.

If the government says it is going to snow, it is going to snow, no matter what our objective observation might tell us otherwise.

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29 January 2013
 
 
Of climate science and stomach bugs
by Tom Quirk
 sub-topic» Climate

Let us bear the ulcer example in mind as we examine climate-change theory and its loudest and most ardent advocates.

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22 January 2013
 
 
So Fake It's Real: Global Warming is Reality TV for the Media Elite
by John Ransom
 sub-topic» Climate

We are at the point that we could have a record cold snap around the world for several years in a row and global warming acolytes would work furiously on models to blame it on…global warming.

That ain’t science folks. That’s reality TV.

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18 January 2013
 
 
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, Met Office report reveals
Mail on Sunday got it right about warming... so who are the 'deniers' now?
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

We all get things wrong, and by definition futurology is a risky business. But behind all this lies something much more pernicious than a revised decadal forecast. The problem is not the difficulty of predicting something as chaotic as the Earth’s climate, but the almost Stalinist way the Green Establishment tries to stifle dissent.

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02 January 2013
 
 
Europe, wind, warming... we're slowly waking up to reality
by Christopher Booker
 sub-topic» Climate

As the scientific case for man-made climate change fell apart, in a welter of scandals which showed how ruthlessly the evidence had been fudged and manipulated, the real global warming disaster, as I argued, was the political legacy it was leaving us with. No one had promoted this more zealously than the EU and the British government, whose Climate Change Act, approved almost unanimously by MPs, is by far the most costly law ever put through Parliament.

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01 January 2013
 
 
EPA's CO2 Regulations are NOT Based On Sound Science
by Joe D'Aleo
 sub-topic» Climate

If allowed to stand, the very existence of EPA’s Endangerment Finding requires regulation that significantly increases U.S. fossil fuel and electricity prices–negatively impacting job creation as well as energy, economic and national security.

To many scientists this situation seems incredible given the ample evidence that EPA’s finding is grossly flawed. In its finding, EPA claimed with 90-99% certainty that observed warming in the latter half of the twentieth century resulted from human activity. EPA bases its finding upon Three Lines of Evidence (LoE.)

Using the most credible empirical data available, it is relatively straightforward to soundly reject each of EPA’s Three LoE.

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08 December 2012
 
 
OOPS!
18 annual climate gabfests: 16 years without warming
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

The equations of classical physics do not require the arrow of time to flow only forward. However, observation indicates this is what always happens. So tomorrow’s predicted warming that has not happened today cannot have caused yesterday’s superstorms, now, can it?

That means They can’t even get away with claiming that tropical storm Sandy and other recent extreme-weather happenings were All Our Fault. After more than a decade and a half without any global warming at all, one does not need to be a climate scientist to know that global warming cannot have been to blame.

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02 November 2012
 
 
The Fraudulent Nobel Laureate
by Mark Steyn
 sub-topic» Climate

When a man sues for damage to his reputation and grossly inflates that reputation in the very court filings, that says something about his credibility. Unlike the obtuse groupie Revkin, Professor Roger Pielke Jr of the University of Colorado, in a post on "embellishing science", grasps the significance of Dr Mann's fraudulent Nobel claim:

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24 October 2012
 
 
Global warming - the king is not wearing any clothes
by Nick Clarke
 sub-topic» Climate

After a number of years of irrational and apocalyptic pronouncements that the end of the world is nigh it seems that we are now waking up to the fact that global warming may not exist and if it does is not caused by human activity.

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21 October 2012
 
 
Environmentalist Air Pollution
by Ira Glickstein
 sub-topic» Climate

Environmentalists have promoted the theory that human civilization is the main cause of global warming. They argue that Governments worldwide must take immediate drastic action to prevent a catastrophe. The chain of proof in their human-caused climate catastrophe theory is broken in at least six places:

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07 October 2012
 
 
NASA's Rubber-Ruler Scandal
by Randall Hoven
 sub-topic» Climate

This is the data that the American public pays for. It is one of only two or three such records of global temperatures going back more than a century. It is what all claims of global warming are based on. And about one third of that data changes every month! Without warning, notice or explanation.

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25 September 2012
 
 
Nobody Expects the Climate Inquisition!
by Reg Nelson
 sub-topic» Climate

Ha! NOBODY expects the Climate Inquisition! Our chief weapon is confirmation bias…confirmation bias and propaganda… propaganda and confirmation bias….

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22 September 2012
 
 
Clime-Aid
by Josh
 sub-topic» Climate

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21 September 2012
 
 
Global Warming - A Modest Proposal
by Neil Humphrey
 sub-topic» Climate

Here's my proposed experiment. We will divide the world into two zones, the Realist Zone and the Warmist Zone. The zones will be sealed off from each other with borders which no-one can cross, to ensure that the two economies are independent.

In the Realist Zone, there will be no restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. In the Warmist Zone, there will be zero-net-emissions restrictions. The experiment will measure temperatures over - say - forty years. It will also measure the economic success of each zone.

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31 August 2012
 
 
Six Scientists of Climate Change
by Keith DeHavelle
 sub-topic» Climate

And so on. Each researcher knows
Catastrophe is near!
And mankind is the cause. It grows
More dire every year
Despite that solid evidence
Is “everywhere but here.”

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11 August 2012
 
 
Global Warming Debunked by Intelligent Design
by Craig Steiner
 sub-topic» Climate

We find ourselves in a situation where if this global warming paper—based on statistics—is embraced by the media and/or the scientific community, the media and scientific community must also embrace the statistical arguments in favor of Intelligent Design.

So liberals have to pick their poison: 1) Accept the death of global warming because it’s being supported by the same arguments as Intelligent Design. 2) Accept Intelligent Design because it’s supported by the same arguments as global warming.

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05 August 2012
 
 
Breaking: Courtroom Chaos as New Zealand Skeptics Rout Government Climatists
by John O'Sullivan
 sub-topic» Climate

As we have seen in most English-speaking nations, an eco- fascist element within government has sought to impose upon their nation a tax regime premised on adjusted (cherry-picked) climate data. In every instance, when challenged under freedom of information laws to justify their numbers government scientists have not complied. Each time suspicion that climate data has been manipulated is confirmed when the evidence is unethically kept locked out of public view. Extraordinarily, on each occasion these “civil servants” insist their fiddled climate numbers are more reliable than all past records and actual thermometer readings that invariably show no evidence whatsoever of any human signal in climate.

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28 June 2012
 
 
£475,000 and 300 tonnes of CO2 to send Eurocrats to Earth Summit in Rio... and they STILL can't decide on anything
by The Daily Mail
 sub-topic» Climate

The shameful cost to both the taxpayer and the environment of sending just five Eurocrats to the Earth Summit in Rio, has been revealed.

The European Commission today said it cost £475,000 to send the delegates, including Commission President José Manuel Barroso, along with an entourage of over 60 to the Rio+20 conference.

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18 June 2012
 
 
It's raining, it's pouring, that'll be the global warming...
by Richard Littlejohn
 sub-topic» Climate

Unfortunately for these alarmists, the weather has continued to have other ideas. If the warmists were right, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee would have been blessed with continuous, scorching sunshine and half the country wouldn’t be under three feet of water right now.

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13 June 2012
 
 
How to Get a Scientific Paper Noticed
by Schitzree
 sub-topic» Climate

First Astrophysicist: Think about it. What if ‘Global Warming’ is causing Pulsars to speed up, or It’s decreasing the expansion of the universe. Oh, I know, how about it slowing the growth of Black Holes. That sounds impressive.

Second Astrophysicist: Are you crazy! You’d never get a paper like that through peer review.

First Astrophysicist: Bet you $10 It not only gets published, but it makes it into AR5.

Second Astrophysicist: You’re on.

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01 June 2012
 
 
Deal with climate reality as it unfolds
Policymakers have quietly given up trying to cut carbon dioxide emissions
by Bob Carter
 sub-topic» Climate

Over the last 18 months, policymakers in Canada, the U.S. and Japan have quietly abandoned the illusory goal of preventing global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, an alternative view has emerged regarding the most cost-effective way in which to deal with the undoubted hazards of climate change.

This view points toward setting a policy of preparation for, and adaptation to, climatic events and change as they occur, which is distinctly different from the former emphasis given by most Western parliaments to the mitigation of global warming by curbing carbon dioxide emissions.

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27 May 2012
 
 
Making the scientific debate about climate scientific - Part 3
On inviting true-believing climate 'scientists' to do more math, less politics
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Skeptics separately point out that for up to a couple of decades, depending on which dataset one uses, there has been no statistically-significant warming at all. Once again, Dr. Denning is free to attack the observations as inadequate, as indeed they are, or the error-bars would not be so wide as they are. But if he does this, he cannot logically criticize those skeptics who also attack the observations as inadequate. Pot calls kettle black. Sauce for goose, sauce for gander.

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26 May 2012
 
 
Making the scientific debate about climate scientific - Part 2
On inviting true-believing climate 'scientists' to do more math, less politics
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

At what cost would this less than impressive outcome be achieved? Two years ago I visited the Department of Climate Change in London to meet the Minister, Lord Marland, and his chief scientific adviser, Professor David Mackay (who, like so many in such government posts worldwide, is not a climate scientist).

I asked a simple but not simpliste layman’s question. Would the Professor care to show me the Department’s calculations demonstrating how much global warming that would otherwise have occurred be made to go away by the $1.2 trillion that the Department was mandated to spend over the next 40 years?

“Err, arggh, mphm,” burbled the Professor, after a long and startled silence, “oof, ergh, um, well, ah, that is, pffft, so to speak, we haven’t, eek, as it were, done any such calculation.”

“So am I to understand,” I said to the Minister, who was by now rather red-faced, “that you are about to inflict the largest increase in taxes and charges in human history on the British people – on the basis of blind faith alone?”

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25 May 2012
 
 
Making the scientific debate about climate scientific - Part 1
On inviting true-believing climate 'scientists' to do more math, less politics
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Are there many relevant scientists publishing peer-reviewed papers answering the relevant question in a manner that provides evidence for the likelihood of Thermageddon? Perhaps surprisingly to some, the answer is No.

Only a few dozen people have attempted to measure, observe, apply established theory to the results, publish in a reviewed journal and invite the independent scrutiny of their scientific peers with the aim of finding the answer to the central question in the climate debate – the question how much global warming we will be likely to cause. On that question, there is much heat, little literature and no consensus.

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24 May 2012
 
 
Changing the Cultural Climate... on Climate Science
On Engaging with Climate 'Skeptics'
by Scott Denning
 sub-topic» Climate

But it is equally clear that there is a huge debate in the larger culture about climate change. This debate is far from settled, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

Climate science has no political or cultural constituency. There are at most a few thousand professional climate scientists in the U.S., quite probably fewer than the number of trans-sexual Yemeni-American Hindu Republicans. Yet tens of millions of people have strong opinions about climate change. Reasonable people differ on the severity of the climate threat, the socioeconomic implications, and especially on the best ways to respond to a changing climate.

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13 May 2012
 
 
Lying Climate Scientists Lie Again
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

I've a strong suspicion that the emails I get in my inbox most days from the ecoloons who congregate at places like the Guardian's Komment Macht Frei are far more foul-mouthed, repellant and poisonous than anything these junk scientists have ever received. The difference is, I do my damnedest to stick to the truth and I'm not being paid zillions of pounds or dollars at public expense to promote the most expensive and mendacious scam in the history of science.

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30 April 2012
 
 
Aristotle's climate
Hisw fallacies are exemplified by the warming hysteria
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

A fallacy is a deceptive argument that appears to be logically valid but is in fact invalid. Its conclusion will be unreliable at best, downright false at worst. One should not make the mistake of thinking that Aristotle’s fallacies are irrelevant archaisms. They are as crucial today as when he first wrote them down. Arguments founded upon any of his fallacies are unsound and unreliable, and that is that.

Startlingly, nearly all of the usual arguments for alarm about the climate are instances of Aristotle’s dozen fallacies of relevance or of presumption, not the least of which is the consensus fallacy.

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20 April 2012
 
 
Bookends and Separations
by Thomas Fuller
 sub-topic» Climate

Everything that the climate consensus team has done in the past 20 years has contained elements of the same fundamental errors in thinking and strategy–from GreenPeace telling us they knew where we lived to No Pressure videos blowing up school children. There are thousands of examples that could be brought forth to show that their strategy had no human heart and no mechanism for enlisting participation–their goal was forcing opponents into silent submission instead. This 20-year war was fought at a soulless, corporate level, with campaigns designed and implemented by the media masters and mistresses of large environmental NGOs and it showed. From fighting World Bank loans for a South African coal plant to wilder statements of how few people the planet could sustainably carry, these people showed an appalling lack of humanity and an amazing excess of energy.

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08 April 2012
 
 
Global Weirding: The Next Big Lie
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

So Global Weirding it is. The concept was popularised last week in a characteristically dire and parti pris BBC Horizon documentary which purported to have lots of new evidence (or “hearsay” as it would more likely have been termed in a court of law) showing that our weather is getting more extreme – weirder. It seems to have been broadcast to coincide with a new IPCC report which has been excitedly written up in newspapers like the Guardian and the Detroit Free Press as evidence that we are heading towards climate disaster.

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06 April 2012
 
 
Climate Denial and Slavery
by William M. Briggs
 sub-topic» Climate

Now if the skeptics are right—accept this for the sake of argument—that the outlook for our future climate and environment is if not rosy then at least unproblematic, then Norgaard has lost her living. She would have to find something else with which to occupy her time. So might—I say might—it be true that she (and similar academics) tends to exaggerate her level of belief in catastrophic climate scenarios? Confirmation bias is always for thee and not for me.

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25 March 2012
 
 
The heavy cost of a non-problem
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

The bottom line: No policy to abate global warming by taxing, trading, regulating, reducing, or replacing greenhouse-gas emissions will prove cost-effective solely on grounds of the welfare benefit from climate mitigation. CO2 mitigation strategies that are inexpensive enough to be affordable will be ineffective; strategies costly enough to be effective will be unaffordable. Focused adaptation to any adverse consequences of any warming that may occur is many times more cost-effective. Since the premium greatly exceeds the cost of the risk, don’t insure. Every red cent spent now on trying to stop global warming is a red cent wasted. Don’t mitigate: sit back, enjoy the sunshine, and adapt only if and when and to the extent necessary. That, however unfashionable, is the economically prudent and scientifically sensible course.

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20 March 2012
 
 
Oh, come off it, Professor!
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

The Professor ends by saying that “science has spoken” and that, “while scientific consensus can be wrong, it most often is not”. Well, the eugenics consensus of the 1920s, to the effect that breeding humans like racehorses would improve the stock, was near-universally held among scientists, but it was wrong, and it led directly to the dismal rail-yards of Oswiecim and Treblinka. The Lysenko consensus of the 1940s and 1950s, to the effect that soaking seed-corn in water over the winter would help it to germinate, wrecked 20 successive Soviet harvests and killed 20 million of the proletariat. The ban-DDT consensus of the 1960s has led to 40 million malaria deaths in children (and counting), 1.25 million of them lasts year alone. The don’t-stop-AIDS consensus of the 1980s has killed 33 million, with another 33 million infected and waiting to die.

The climate “consensus” is also killing millions by diverting billions of dollars from helping the poor to enriching governments, bureaucrats, bankers, landowners, windfarm scamsters, and environmentalist racketeers, and by denying to the Third World the fossil-fueled electricity it so desperately needs. It is time to stop the killing. If arguing for a more rational and scientifically-based policy will bring the slaughter of our fellow citizens of this planet to an end, then I shall continue to argue for it, whether the Professor likes it or not.

He should be thoroughly ashamed of himself.

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14 March 2012
 
 
The high priests of global warming have lost their prestige and the realists are winning the debate
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

During the last two decades global warming alarmist propaganda has depended on Hitler's Big Lie principle (whoops: Godwin's Law. So shoot me). But that principle, as first Hitler discovered and now the AGW lobby is discovering too, is flawed. In fact there are only so many times you can tell a whopping great lie (be it on the solidity of AGW theory or that climate sceptics are lavishly funded by Big Oil) before the people see through it. And once the people discover that they have been consistently lied to (and cheated out of a great deal of money to boot) they don't like it one bit.

Coming soon - indeed it has already started - is the mother of all backlashes against the AGW alarmism industry. It will happen on lines predicted over a century ago by Gustave Le Bon in his seminal 1895 work, The Crowd.

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09 March 2012
 
 
Climate expert's pants on fire
by Lorrie Goldstein
 sub-topic» Climate

But as any lawyer will tell you, once a witness is caught in a lie on the stand, all of his testimony becomes suspect, not just that directly related to the lie.

That’s the thing about ethics. People tend to believe you either have them, or you don’t.

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27 February 2012
 
 
Lindzen totally pwns the warmists
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

Professor Richard Lindzen is one of the world's greatest atmospheric physicists: perhaps the greatest. What he doesn't know about the science behind climate change probably isn't worth knowing. But even if you weren't aware of all this, even if you'd come to the talk he gave in the House of Commons this week without prejudice or expectation, I can pretty much guarantee you would have been blown away by his elegant dismissal of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming theory.

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24 February 2012
 
 
Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Activists' Deceit and Desperation
by James Taylor
 sub-topic» Climate

The real story in this Fakegate scandal is how the global warming movement is desperate, delusional and collapsing as global warming fails to live up to alarmist predictions. People with sound science on their side do not need to forge documents to validate their arguments or make the other side look bad. Also, people who are so desperate as to forge documents in an attempt to frame their rivals are clearly not above forging scientific data, studies and facts to similarly further their cause.

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19 February 2012
 
 
The Anatomy of a Global Warming Smear
by Alan Caruba
 sub-topic» Climate

A post at The Daily Bayonet on February 14th said it well, “What the Heartland documents show is how badly warmists have been beaten by those with a fraction of the resources they’ve enjoyed. Al Gore spent $300 million advertising the global warming hoax. Greenpeace, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), the Sierra Club, the National Resources Defense Council, NASA, NOAA, the UN and nation states have collectively poured billions into climate research, alternative energies, and propaganda, supported along the way by most of the broadcast and print media.

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12 February 2012
 
 
The Great Delusion
by Matt Patterson
 sub-topic» Climate

And like every mass delusion, there is danger – danger that Man will be convinced by these climate cultists to turn his back on the very political, economic, and scientific institutions that made him so powerful, so wealthy, so healthy.

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08 January 2012
 
 
Fake! Fake! Fake! Fake!
by S. Fred Singer
 sub-topic» Climate

Time is becoming short. We’re reaching a tipping point—not of the earth’s climate, but of the financial schemes that permanently divert funds from productive activities into wasteful ones, all in the name of “saving the climate.” The results are evident: higher levels of spending, deficits, or taxes; higher prices for energy and electricity and therefore for all manufactured goods; less productive activity; less employment; and more misery.

It seems odd that all of this is essentially based on a fake—the data that seem to show a (nonexistent) warming. It will be difficult to overturn this notion, but we must keep trying.

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03 January 2012
 
 
My New Year's Resolution
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

The army of light and truth, however few we be, will quietly triumph over the forces of darkness in the end: for, whether they like it or not, the unalterable truth cannot indefinitely be confused, concealed, or contradicted. We did not make the laws of science: therefore, it is beyond our power to repeal them.

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02 January 2012
 
 
Even the Warmists Don't Believe in Global Warming
by Louis Woodhill
 sub-topic» Climate

Given that geoengineering has the potential to actually do something about the climate change “problem”, the reaction of the climate change crowd to it has been illuminating. They have gone all-out to stop geoengineering experiments from being conducted, and they are doing everything they can to prevent geoengineering from even being discussed.

Climate change proponents recently mounted a desperate effort to stop an experiment in Britain designed to spray 40 gallons of pure water into the upper atmosphere (the so-called SPICE project). Thus far, they have managed to delay the test, and they are arguing that even if the experiment goes ahead, the results should not be made public.

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30 December 2011
 
 
Monumental fault in manmade global warming notion hiding in plain sight
by Russell Cook
 sub-topic» Climate

The monumental fault in global warming is right there in plain sight, and the mainstream media either can’t spot it or offers strangely vague answers when I try to alert them about it. This issue showcases a genuine divide of inexcusable proportions: We have 1% of the media elite who have committed journalistic malfeasance for over twenty years, and we are the 99% who no longer trust them! Expose this problem for all to see, and we knock down not only the politics of global warming, we also potentially put news reporting back to the way it should be done, telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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24 December 2011
 
 
Natural variation and climate cycles explained
by David M. Hoffer
 sub-topic» Climate

1971

Alarmists: There’s an ice age coming!
Skeptic: Looks like natural variation, not a long term trend….
Alarmists: Blasphemer! Ice Age! We’re all going to die!

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20 December 2011
 
 
Tallbloke to take to torts
by Stephen Wilde
 sub-topic» Climate

Roger has been publicly libelled and abused across the world to the detriment of his reputation and has suffered distress, inconvenience and damage to property. The worst such offender appears to have been a contributor at ‘Scienceblogs’.

His privacy has been invaded and he and his family have been intimidated.

It is possible that treatment of that nature could be meted out to any persons expressing sceptical views about the so called climate consensus.

A clear signal needs to be sent out that such treatment is an abuse of process and a negation of free speech and democratic freedoms.

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19 December 2011
 
 
Making the police state work for you
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Next steps: I have begun drafting a memorandum for the prosecuting authorities, together with all evidence necessary to establish not only the existence of numerous specific instances of scientific or economic fraud in relation to the official “global warming” storyline but also the connections between these instances, and the overall scheme of deception that the individual artifices appear calculated to reinforce. In each instance, the perpetrators of the fraud will be named and their roles described.

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18 December 2011
 
 
Climategate: Obama's boot boys strike back
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

My personal favourite theory so far – lent credence by several of the wise comments at Watts Up With That – is that it concerns all those encrypted emails that FOIA 2011 claimed to have in his possession when he unleashed Climategate 2.0. In other words, there may be more juicy stuff – much, much more juicy stuff – to come. It may also be that the names incriminated are not merely those of low-rent types like Phil Jones and Michael Mann, but senior politicians and businessmen with much more to lose if they're ever found out.

So let's hope they are, eh?

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13 December 2011
 
 
The BBC and an inconvenient truth about climate change
by Christopher Booker
 sub-topic» Climate

All this is why I am far from alone in concluding that the BBC’s coverage has, on this key issue of our time, gone hopelessly off the rails. The Corporation has been guilty of three separate betrayals.

By making its coverage so flagrantly one-sided on the environment issue, it has betrayed its statutory duty to report on world events impartially.

Second, it has betrayed the basic principles of science by giving such unquestioning support to a theory which the evidence has increasingly called into doubt.

Above all, however, the BBC has betrayed the trust of its audience, by failing to give a fair and balanced picture.

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12 December 2011
 
 
Durban: what the media are not telling you
by Christopher Monckton
 sub-topic» Climate

Behind the scenes, throughout the year since Cancun, the now-permanent bureaucrats who have made highly-profitable careers out of what they lovingly call “the process” have been beavering away at what is now a 138-page document. Its catchy title is “Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action Under the Convention — Update of the amalgamation of draft texts in preparation of [one imagines they mean 'for'] a comprehensive and balanced outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties for adoption at its seventeenth session: note by the Chair.” In plain English, these are the conclusions the bureaucracy wants.

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08 December 2011
 
 
Battling the forces of darkness in Durban
by Craig Rucker
 sub-topic» Climate

The entire global warming industry is in Durban, South Africa. They are smug. They expect to leave here with money for themselves … and less freedom for you. Stopping them is a Herculean task. We are making headway here. We will challenge them again and again. With your help. In the end. We will win.

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04 December 2011
 
 
The Great Global Warming Fizzle
by Bret Stephens
 sub-topic» Climate

And there is this: Religions are sustained in the long run by the consolations of their teachings and the charisma of their leaders. With global warming, we have a religion whose leaders are prone to spasms of anger and whose followers are beginning to twitch with boredom. Perhaps that's another way religions die.

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26 November 2011
 
 
CLIMATEGATE 2: Sensational New Email Release
by John O'Sullivan
 sub-topic» Climate

The world’s media is recoiling in astonishment at the sudden release of a massive new cache of Climategate emails that are further damning proof of how politics manufactured the man-made global warming agenda.

The emails have been made available once again in a free for all from a Russian server called Sinwt.ru. Mysteriously, the server has since gone offline. However, thousands of bloggers still had time to download and share copies of the new release of a 173MB zip file called "FOIA2011."

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16 November 2011
 
 
Finally Some Good News!
by Willis Eschenbach
 sub-topic» Climate

Well, think about it. If the world “loses for ever” the chance to avoid dangerous climate change, then at least we’ll be rid of the thousands of people clutching their pearls and whining because of the understandable lack of action in response to the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Plus, we’ll be rid of the eponymous Boy himself, I’ll be glad to see his back.

And we’ll be rid of people wanting to pick our pockets to further their anti-development agenda under the guise of worrying about climate. If we get to where it’s “irreversible”, we won’t be bothered by them trying to take our bucks to reverse it.

Think about how peaceful that will be without that alarmism … bliss.

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12 November 2011
 
 
Scientific heresy - Part 3
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

Does it matter? Suppose I am right that much of what passes for mainstream climate science is now infested with pseudoscience, buttressed by a bad case of confirmation bias, reliant on wishful thinking, given a free pass by biased reporting and dogmatically intolerant of dissent. So what?

After all there’s pseudoscience and confirmation bias among the climate heretics too.

Well here’s why it matters. The alarmists have been handed power over our lives; the heretics have not. Remember Britain’s unilateral climate act is officially expected to cost the hard-pressed UK economy £18.3 billion a year for the next 39 years and achieve an unmeasurably small change in carbon dioxide levels.

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11 November 2011
 
 
Scientific heresy - Part 2
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

To see confirmation bias in action, you only have to read the climategate emails, documents that have undermined my faith in this country’s scientific institutions. It is bad enough that the emails unambiguously showed scientists plotting to cherry-pick data, subvert peer review, bully editors and evade freedom of information requests. What’s worse, to a science groupie like me, is that so much of the rest of the scientific community seemed OK with that. They essentially shrugged their shoulders and said, yeh, big deal, boys will be boys.

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10 November 2011
 
 
Scientific heresy - Part 1
by Matt Ridley
 sub-topic» Climate

Like antisepsis, many scientific truths began as heresies and fought long battles for acceptance against entrenched establishment wisdom that now appears irrational: continental drift, for example. Barry Marshall* was not just ignored but vilified when he first argued that stomach ulcers are caused by a particular bacterium. Antacid drugs were very profitable for the drug industry. Eventually he won the Nobel prize.

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07 November 2011
 
 
OCCUPY COP 17 - CMP 7!
by Willis Eschenbach
 sub-topic» Climate

Ah, well. The bankers are pleading for the negotiators to come up with something, anything, to keep their Rumplestiltskin machine spinning carbon into money.

So we’ve got the banks against us … gonna be a long fight. This is Wall Street at its worst, looking to keep the carbon hype afloat and pushing to keep those sweet carbon bucks rolling in.

Where are the OCCUPY! folks when we need them? I say bring on the tents and the undercooked bulgur wheat, let’s OCCUPY COP 17–CMP 7 !

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06 November 2011
 
 
Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague
by David Rose
 sub-topic» Climate

As for the graph disseminated to the media, she said: ‘This is “hide the decline” stuff. Our data show the pause, just as the other sets of data do. Muller is hiding the decline.

‘To say this is the end of scepticism is misleading, as is the statement that warming hasn’t paused. It is also misleading to say, as he has, that the issue of heat islands has been settled.’

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03 November 2011
 
 
New Satellite Data Contradicts Carbon Dioxide Climate Theory
by John O'Sullivan
 sub-topic» Climate

The dilemma is whether the established UN global warming policy of the 'polluter pays' can any longer be sensibly upheld. Conventional political thinking at previous UN climate conferences was to 'offset' carbon emissions by making the worst polluters pay higher 'carbon taxes.' But that theory now appears to be rendered redundant being that western economies, believed to be the worst offenders, are in fact, contributing either negligible or no measurable CO2 emissions whatsoever.

Indeed, the IBUKU data indicates that the areas of highest CO2 emissions are precisely those regions with most vegetation and least industry and thus less able to pay.

Thus, the unthinkable could be made real: the greenhouse gas theory of climate change may collapse in the face of empirical evidence that industrialization is shown to have no link to global warming.

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31 October 2011
 
 
Global Warming - RIP
by Victor Davis Hanson
 sub-topic» Climate

The theory was that new taxes and greater regulations would make Americans pay more for fossil-fuel energy -- a good thing if it reduced our burning of coal, oil and gas. Obama was not shy in admitting that under his green plans, electricity prices would "necessarily skyrocket." His energy secretary, Steven Chu, at one point had even said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe" -- that is, about $8-$10 per gallon. Fairly or not, the warming movement seemed to cast a tiny elite imposing costs on a poorer and supposedly less informed middle class.

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27 October 2011
 
 
Cult of Global Warming is Losing Influence
by Michael Barone
 sub-topic» Climate

All the trappings of religion are there. Original sin: Mankind is responsible for these prophesied disasters, especially those slobs who live on suburban cul-de-sacs and drive their SUVs to strip malls and tacky chain restaurants.

The need for atonement and repentance: We must impose a carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, which will increase the cost of everything and stunt economic growth.

Ritual, from the annual Earth Day to weekly recycling.

Indulgences, like those Martin Luther railed against: private jet-fliers like Al Gore and sitcom heiress Laurie David can buy carbon offsets to compensate for their carbon-emitting sins.

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24 October 2011
 
 
You can't be a sceptic anymore, sez warmist
by Australian Climate Madness
 sub-topic» Climate

So the key issue that sceptics raise, the attribution of present day warming to human effects, is something not addressed by BEST. For Muller to claim that this puts the final nail in the sceptics’ coffin is ridiculous. We all agree the planet is warming, it’s a question of how much of that warming is due to man, and how much is due to nature.

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23 October 2011
 
 
Why I Deny Global Warming
by David Deming
 sub-topic» Climate

Finally, I'm happy to be known as a "denier" because the label of "denier" says nothing about me, but everything about the person making the charge. Scientific theories are never denied or believed, they are only corroborated or falsified. Scientific knowledge, by its very nature, is provisional and subject to revision. The provisional nature of scientific knowledge is a necessary consequence of the epistemological basis of science. Science is based on observation. We never have all the data. As our body of data grows, our theories and ideas must necessarily evolve. Anyone who thinks scientific knowledge is final and complete must necessarily endorse as a corollary the absurd proposition that the process of history has stopped.

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20 October 2011
 
 
Met Office wakes up to solar influence on climate
by Paul Hudson
 sub-topic» Climate

This is an exciting time for solar physics, and its role in climate. As one leading climate scientist told me last month, it's a subject that is now no longer taboo. And about time, too.

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30 September 2011
 
 
Change in Climate
Green Christmases
by C. Le Lacy Evans
 sub-topic» Climate

This shows that the northern climate is becoming warmer, and the statement is confirmed by the fact that the records of the Hudson Bay Company state that "the winter on the shores of the Bay has grown shorter, at the rate if of one day in every ten years.” The same change is noticeable In Siberia, Greenland, and Alaska. The northern ice cap is decreasing in area and thickness, and the land, which was tropical and bore the grape-vine the magnolia, and the water-lily before the Great Ice Age, will become habitable again.

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26 September 2011
 
 
Times Atlas to Print New World Map Without Tuvalu, Maldives, Manhattan etc
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

David Rose added. "I hold a doctorate in Cambridge in Climate Change and Sinking Islands Studies so I know what I'm talking about. And if you don't believe me, ask my friend Johann Hari who taught me everything I know about the primacy of emotional truth over actual truth. I'm pleased to say that this is a view of the world shared by my colleagues at Times Comprehensive Atlas Of The World. They understand that maps based on accurately recorded geographical features belong in the Victorian age of child chimney sweeps. What we need now is maps that change the world, transforming into something which it isn't actually yet but might be one day if we don't act NOW!"

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11 September 2011
 
 
Where the Warmists Went Wrong
by Andrew Harding
 sub-topic» Climate

9) Is AGW as likely to end the world as HIV, bird flu, swine flu, tobacco, alcohol, mad cow disease, the millennium bug, 2012 and whatever date this year that some idiot told us would end mankind?

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30 August 2011
 
 
Your Belief in God Is Causing Your Denial of AGW
by William M. Briggs
 sub-topic» Climate

It does not make sense that the rabble should not heed their betters—worse, that these poor folks should directly challenge scientists!

It can only be, he attests, a deep-rooted belief in the “divine control of weather and climate” that causes the ordinary to reject the arguments of the extraordinary.

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27 August 2011
 
 
Global warming runs out of gas
by Rex Murphy
 sub-topic» Climate

Mr. Gore is not a happy Jeremiah. You hear him on the tape near rage, repeatedly shouting “bulls–t” over the arguments of his critics. He raves about conspiracy — a rebirth of the tactics of the dreaded tobacco industry of a few decades back. He blames “media manipulation” for the refusal of people to take up his gloomy summons. He hisses at “volcanoes and sunspots” as having much or anything to do with climate. “Bulls–!” he cries over and over — perhaps it’s the methane content that has him mesmerized with the word. Listen to this aria: “They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bulls–t! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bulls–t! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bulls–t!”

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17 August 2011
 
 
Enlightened Activist Scientists Dim Society
by Anthony J. Sadar
 sub-topic» Climate

In general, environmental science, issues, and policy programs tend to be more qualitative and subject to hand-waving arguments, hyperbole, and unsupported extrapolations. In addition, these fields lend themselves more to science based on emotion rather than on reason. The results are graduates with a narrow view of our world and our place in it that unduly limits the thoughtful use of resources and actions that improve the condition of all humans and their surroundings. Graduates tend to be, at least in mindset, minions of the activist progressive environmental groups that are fueled largely by political wood, hay, and stubble, rather than a desire to preserve and cultivate the most precious part of nature -- people.

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14 August 2011
 
 
Bear Witness
by Richard North
 sub-topic» Climate

Still, one must commend the bear on its good taste in going for an Etonian. We have plenty more if the ursine population is interested, and a particularly plump, if sockless, old Etonian, who could prove a tasty morsel.

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10 August 2011
 
 
69% Say It's Likely Scientists Have Falsified Global Warming Research
by Rasmussen Report
 sub-topic» Climate

The debate over global warming has intensified in recent weeks after a new NASA study was interpreted by skeptics to reveal that global warming is not man-made. While a majority of Americans nationwide continue to acknowledge significant disagreement about global warming in the scientific community, most go even further to say some scientists falsify data to support their own beliefs.

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01 August 2011
 
 
Higher floors, lower roofs: the town being shrunk by climate-change angst
by Stuart Rintoul
 sub-topic» Climate

Ms Eades says the Gillard government's proposed carbon tax will also hurt the township through rising power costs affecting farming and jobs being lost in the neighbouring Latrobe Valley.

The Wellington Shire Council says that new building requirements on the black soil floodplains of Port Albert are in line with "a number of studies and projects" by Gippsland water management authorities as well as state policy requiring the council to plan for a 0.8m sea-level rise by 2100.

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31 July 2011
 
 
On Consensus
by emmenjay Michael J.
 sub-topic» Climate

Doctor: You have a melanoma on your arm, I need to amputate the arm.
Patient: Where is it?
Doctor: You can’t see it yet.
Patient: So how do you know I have it?
Doctor: I ran a computer model.

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24 July 2011
 
 
Lights, action, lies
The government climate infomercial they didn't use
by Peter Smith
 sub-topic» Climate

(Wayne takes a deep breath.)

Literally tens of thousands of new Labor-voting public servants will be needed to administer the new qangos and boondoggles and calculate how much of the invisible gas different businesses produce or alternatively don’t produce and how much different businesses will get for not producing it or producing less of it or for reducing it or to make up for being taxed for producing it and how much particular categories of people should get for paying higher prices because some businesses of our choosing are producing it being taxed and increasing their prices. I don’t know how much legislation and regulation will be needed. It will run into many thousands of pages.

Julia: That is truly amazing Wayne! It is a Labor government’s dream come true - billions of dollars coming in billions of dollar being doled out as we choose. If only communist Eastern Europe had of thought of it, the commissars might still be in charge. (The PM sighs.)

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14 July 2011
 
 
There has been no global warming since 1998
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

Why then am I mentioning it now? W-e-l-l, because just as ze war is to the Germans, Chappaquiddick is to the Kennedy family and that Portland masseuse incident to Al Gore, so the recent lack of warming is to the, er, Warmists. They hate it. It’s an affront to everything they believe in. Damn it, if the world isn’t warming with the alacrity they’d prefer, how are they going to keep the funding gravy train going, and how are they going to persuade an increasingly sceptical populace that the “science” is “settled”, the debate over and the time for action is now? That’s why they can’t reminded of the truth often enough. It’s like salting the slugs that are ruining your garden: necessary, but also kind of fun too.

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12 July 2011
 
 
Weather or Not?
by Bill Kropla
 sub-topic» Climate

So, weather is climate whenever it’s hot,
but climate is weather whenever it’s not.

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08 July 2011
 
 
On Academics
by Latimer Alder
 sub-topic» Climate

But in all these things, academe has been untouched. Free to continue in its own sweet way. Needing only to utter the magic words ‘I am an academic’, and all opposition was supposedly quiesced. Happy to take our money by the shedload, but hysterical at the idea that we should ask to see how their time and our money was spent.

So it is no great surprise that fellow academics queue up to denounce anyone who wishes to peep behind the magic curtain. It is their freedom to act without regard to the norms of society that are also at stake. For if Mann has to reveal the grimier corners of his pitiful career, who next?

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02 July 2011
 
 
Dutch parliamentarian René Leegte sets cat among the pigeons
by Hans Labohm
 sub-topic» Climate

I call upon the government to come up – as soon as possible after the recess, but well before the budget debate – with an explanation of why the IPCC models project ever-increasing warming, while the measurements show a leveling off.

The current climate debate is the wrong debate. It’s the wrong debate, because the real problems of the moment are drought, health, biodiversity, food and energy.

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25 June 2011
 
 
There was an Alarmist and a Skeptic
by David M. Hoffer
 sub-topic» Climate

Alarmist; How much more evidence do you need, it’s all around you. Winters getting colder/hotter, rainfall increasing/decreasing, more flooding/drought, polar bears increasing/decreasing? How many models expressing the same predictions do you need? How many more scientists are required to convince you?

Skeptic; None. Just some evidence would do nicely.

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23 June 2011
 
 
10 Reasons to be Cheerful About the Coming New Ice Age
by James Delingpole
 sub-topic» Climate

3. As the starving polar bears march southward on the new sheet ice now extending from the North Pole to Gibraltar, desperate citizens will be forced to make tough decisions about which sacrificial victim should be fed next to the ravening beasts so that they leave the rest of us alone. Happily I have a suggestion. His name is Richard Kemp and – apparently – he is Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association. And among his taxpayer-funded functions – again, apparently – is to give quotes to newspapers telling us how grateful and happy we should be that our bins will now be emptied less often.

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22 June 2011
 
 
The dilemma of a warmist
by Scottish Sceptic
 sub-topic» Climate

It’s not science, but it certainly fooled a lot of people into believing it was “science”. They managed to justify this nonsense scaling up of the known effects to suit their political agenda with what I call the Sherlock Holmes defence: “when you have eliminated all possible causes, what remains, however illogical, must be the cause”.

That is why the debate was so heated: they needed to “prove” that nothing else could explain the 20th century upswing. That is why they ruthlessly attacked anyone working on solar or suggesting natural variation. That is why they were forced to manufacture the hockey stick to “prove” that there was no medieval warm period, because if there had been significant warming in the past without CO2, then there could be significant warming in the present which was not caused by CO2, and did not necessitate mythical “feedback” multipliers and did not require the destruction of western economies to “save” the world.

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21 June 2011
 
 
IPCC: These People Haven't Learned a Thing
by Donna Laframboise
 sub-topic» Climate

It turns out the information the IPCC chose to highlight in its press release comes from a Greenpeace report – and that the person who wrote the Greenpeace report was also a lead author of the IPCC document.

It could not be clearer that the IPCC still doesn’t understand some basic concepts. It is improper for the IPCC to base its conclusions on Greenpeace research. I mean, how hard is this? If the IPCC is a scientific organization, if it says it is conducting a scientific assessment it cannot rely on work that was in any way undertaken or funded by activist groups.

It is also improper for Greenpeace employees to be IPCC lead authors. Period.

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18 June 2011
 
 
How Can We Get Out of This Mess?
by Philip Bratby
 sub-topic» Climate

We are in the situation where all of the establishment (this includes civil servants, NGOs, the media etc) has been infected with the belief in the false science of the “greenhouse effect” theory. Why have dissentient voices been ignored; or worse why have dissentients been labelled “deniers”?

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16 June 2011
 
 
Ten Years and Coiunting: Where's the Global Warming?
by James Taylor
 sub-topic» Climate

The Scientific Method requires testing a proposed scientific hypothesis before accepting it as the truth. When real-world observations contradict the hypothesis, you go back to the drawing board. For more than a century now, real-world climate conditions have defied the alarmist global warming hypothesis. This is especially so during the past decade, when temperatures should be rising dramatically if the alarmist hypothesis is correct. Temperatures are not rising dramatically. They are not even rising at all.

Oh well, back to the old drawing board…

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21 May 2011
 
 
On the Demise of a Mass Delusion
by Cassandra King
 sub-topic» Climate

Climate science grew too big too fast with no solid foundation on which to base its existence and now the final and ultimately useless attempt to deny reality in favour of models, it must be that observed reality that is wrong and not the models? This inevitable conclusion to this comic tragedy that sceptics saw coming years ago, the epitaph that will be carved on the metaphorical gravestone of CAGW theory. Never before has so few words described so perfectly the demise of a mass delusion.

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16 May 2011
 
 
NASA-Funded Group Doctors Sea Level Data
by James M. Taylor
 sub-topic» Climate

Even under this scenario, sea level is not rising nearly as fast as IPCC and other alarmists have predicted. Nevertheless, a quick Google search of “sea level” and “global warming” shows an overwhelming number of items claiming dramatic and accelerating sea level rise, with very few items reporting that alarmist predictions and computer models are being contradicted by real-world data. The newly adjusted NASA-funded sea level data will merely add fuel to the errant fire.

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02 May 2011
 
 
Dodgy figures, wrong questions
by Gary Johns
 sub-topic» Climate

Ask an economist the most cost-effective way to abate carbon and they will tell you market pricing. Right answer, wrong question. Ask an economist the most cost-effective way to prepare for the risk of climate change and you will get answers about priorities and adaptation. You hear about research and development, and spending money on things to make people (especially in developing countries) more able to cope with change: health infrastructure, skills, cheap energy.

Instead, the Gillard government walks headlong to its political death with its Climate Change Minister Greg Combet spruiking nonsense. For example, Combet is softening up the electorate for Labor's carbon tax by arguing China puts a higher price on carbon than Australia.

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