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Axe the Tax

The Australians are being conned by the climate change alarmist into believing that they need to pay for their CO2 emissions to the tune of 75 billion dollars over the next 5 years. I was sent this video recently to illustrate just how much or should I say how little CO2 man contributes to the overall CO2 levels in the world.

Don’t be conned by the deliberate liars of climate change.  Use common sense and think of the Rice Grain illustration next time someone spouts off the alarmist dribble.

Graham

German “Green” Catastrophy

As you may well be aware from reading my comments in certain posts, I am a man-made global warming (AGW) skeptic and I am passionate about it.  I cannot stand the lies and hypocricy that emanate from those that propose such idiotic lunacy. 

Well, it appears from the midst of the IPCC fanatics there is a German scientist who has finally come to the same conclusion. He writes:

“I couldn’t take it any more. I had to write this book.”

Doubt came two years ago when he was an expert reviewer of an IPCC report on renewable energy. “I discovered numerous errors and asked myself if the other IPCC reports on climate were similarly sloppy.”

Read Anthony Watts blog Watts Up With That? and find out just why this man has come to his senses.

Be aware of what is about to be signed

Lord Monckton gives fair warning about what is to be signed in Durban, South Africa this month.

See this brief video and weep.

Lord Christopher Monckton’s politeness ripping apart a Green Peace alarmist

Monckton at his very best interviews a global warming alarmist as she campaigns against AGW.  The interesting thing to note is how trusting this woman is in the Green Peace propaganda on the subject and that she would prefer this campaigning organisation’s version rather than spend 5-10 minutes checking the actual data provided free by the world’s universities.

This poor soul epitomizes the stupidity of warmists and their blind allegiance nay religious fervor to a hypothesis totally lacking in scientific credibility.

Graham

Rex Murphy’s take on Climategate

Rex Murphy on YouTube giving his take on Climategate. Well worth viewing.

Is Aunty BBC trying to take humanity back to the Dark Ages?

Some very disturbing information coming out of Blighty today that looks reminisce of the infamous Dark Ages where opposing scientific views were stifled. History teaches much and as Santayana revealed that if the lessons are not learned from what history teaches then humanity will simply repeat them. History teaches the lesson of what can happen to those of Galileo’s ilk but it appears the BBC wants to repeat that terrible episode as reports coming out of England would suggest today. Read Melanie Phillips article and judge for yourself.

Graham

What you need to know about alarmists

Roughly one person in two is concerned about man-made global warming. Why? Because vivid, alarming forecasts are persuasive only for a time. We’ve seen it all before. Take the alarm over mercury in fish.

In 2004, a United States Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that each year 630,000 babies were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to ”unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood.

It turns out that ”at risk” meant having concentrations of mercury in the blood that were higher than unjustifiably low levels.

The Japanese consume a lot of fish and those ”at risk” levels are exceeded by 74 per cent of Japanese women of childbearing age and by centuries-old mummified remains.

Yet, there is no evidence that Japanese are mentally deficient, and only benefits have been reported from high levels of fish consumption, including good brain function and improved intelligence at age four.

The alarming forecast of harm from mercury in fish was derived by extrapolating known bad effects from high doses of mercury to predict toxic effects from even very low levels, without bothering to check for evidence.

Because of the alarm, expectant mothers and others were discouraged from eating fish, to the detriment of their and their children’s health. Bad forecast. Costly alarm.

With my colleague Scott Armstrong and suggestions from diverse experts, I identified 26 alarms that are analogous to the dangerous man-made global warming alarm.

You can find them and the mercury analogy on the PublicPolicyForecasting.com website. We were surprised to find so many. It seems alarms based on unscientific forecasts are a common social phenomenon.

All of the alarms turned out to be false, either completely or to such an extent that actions intended to be remedial caused much greater harm than the supposed problem.

When alarming forecasts are presented in the form of vivid scenarios seemingly realistic stories about the future people tend to ignore the low likelihood that they will come to pass. They want action.

This is especially so if they think the cost to them of action will be low, and if they can blame other people.

In modern times, when we are safer than we have ever been, clever and creative people become rich and famous by exploiting the public and media weakness for alarming scenarios, causing us to bounce around this way and that like frightened rabbits.

There is a recipe for persuasion in such cases, and fear induced by scary scenarios is part of it.

As Professor Stephen Schneider explained in making the case for global warming alarmism: ”So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have.”

Policy responses to the global warming and other environmental alarms are promoted in terms of social causes such as ”caring for the planet” or ”caring for our children”, which has the intended effect of deflecting hard questions about the substance of these claims, and of demonising people who ask them.

It isn’t immediately obvious that beneath the caring veneer are people who stand to gain from promoting the alarm, by advancing their careers and fortunes.

On the other side, the costs are diffused across many people and over time. But that doesn’t make the costs any less real as people are forced to cut back on heating and cooling and generally reduce their living standards.

As time passes and policies such as New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme are enacted, people come to realise that they will bear substantive costs as a consequence of policies enacted with the avowed purpose of combating ”dangerous global warming”.

People already face harder times with the current economic recession, and they hear scientists and politicians’ voice scepticism about the alarmist forecasts.

Observers are exposed to hints that there are glaring uncertainties and major disagreements in climate science.

Increasingly, people look for evidence.

When people become more involved in the issue, the persuasion recipe that initially works for alarmists breaks down.

People become less persuaded by appeals to trust the authorities, less susceptible to fear, less willing to accept emotional appeals from celebrities, less gullible. And this shows in the polls.

As have the other environmental alarms before it, the dangerous man-made global warming alarm will fade. It is already beginning to do so.

Unfortunately, policies that make most people worse off have been and will be implemented. Some at least of these polices are likely to continue indefinitely.

The news media will, by and large, devote little energy to reporting that the alarm was false, leaving people still feeling guilty that they are somehow causing harm as they go about their lives. Such are the forecasts from a structured analysis of analogies.

– The Dominion Post

Did You Know Cry Baby Phil Jones Said This…

 

“The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. Ok, it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant”

[Phil Jones, East Anglia University and IPCC, 7 May 2005]

See The Hockey Schtick and read more about what the climate change charlatans are saying.

 

 

Now it’s urban islands that are the cause of recent climate change

A study by Dr. Eugenia Kalnay of the University of Maryland says 40 percent of our net temperature increase since 1940 was actually caused by expanding urban heat islands and land use changes. Since the official net warming over that period is only about 0.2 degree C, that doesn’t leave much for Al Gore to deplore

Read the article here

That’s the trouble when you are mesmerized by the eco global-warmists

It appears the Queensland, Australia floods could have been prevented but because the authorities have been mesmerized by the AGW eco-loons they did not heed the warnings that La Nina weather patterns were on the way which brings in heaps and heaps of rain just like it did to the same region in 1974.  As a result of this global warming brainwashing, these lemmings kept the reservoir behind the Wivenhoe Dam 96% full which meant it could not absorb the worst of the inflow from further upstream.  Read here for further idiocy in action.

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