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Archive for July, 2008

An Alternative Explanation of Climate Change

A pdf copy of Ian Wilson’s talk to the Lavoisier Group AGM (11th July 2008) in Melbourne, Australia, is posted at: http://www.lavoisier.com.au/papers/articles/IanwilsonForum2008.pdf Ian Wilson was born in Ipswich , QLD, in 1955. He graduated in physics from the UNE in 1977 and obtained his PhD in astronomy in 1982 from the ANU, having worked at [...]

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Hansen and the IPCC Wrong Again: Bangladesh Gaining Land, Not Losing

New data shows that Bangladesh’s landmass is increasing, contradicting forecasts that the South Asian nation will be under the waves by the end of the century, experts say. Scientists from the Dhaka-based Center for Environment and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) have studied 32 years of satellite images and say Bangladesh’s landmass has increased by 20 [...]

Gone with the Wind

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A drop in wind generation late on Tuesday, coupled with colder weather, triggered an electric emergency that caused the Texas grid operator to cut service to some large customers, the grid agency said on Wednesday. Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said a decline in wind energy production in west Texas occurred [...]

Slaves to Fossil Fuels?

Birmingham University (UK) has seen fit to publicise an article by Jean-Francois Mouhot from the Modern History Department entitled, ‘Free the Planet,’ which is published in the journal History Today. The University Media Release follows: Slaves to Fossil Fuels – a Dangerous Warning from History A historian has drawn uncomfortable parallels between our current attitudes [...]

New Paper Demonstrates Lack of Credibility for Climate Model Predictions

A new paper by Demetris Koutsoyiannis et al has been published, which demonstrates that climate models have no predictive value. The full paper entitled, ‘On the Credibility of Climate Predictions’ is published in the Journal of Hydrological Sciences, and is available for free download. 18 years of climate model predictions for temperature and precipitation at [...]

Join the Bloggers: Check the Temperature Data

I was interviewed by journalist John Stewart on ABC TV’s Lateline program tonight. The segment was about global warming with a focus on blogging. Mr Stewart made the claim that the only place where the science is still debated is on the internet amongst bloggers. In fact we were accused of still “attacking” the science [...]

Charges and Counter Charges Against ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ Sorted by Tom Harris

Those of us who are promoting The Great Global Warming Swindle (TGGWS) film need to know how to answer questions about the judgments against the film by the British regulator “Ofcom” (as well as the Royal Society’s brief statement – see here: http://royalsociety.org/news.asp?id=7901). It is, however, very time consuming to read the whole report from [...]

Scientific Controversy Between Freedom of Expression and Censorship: Some Quotes via Benny Peiser

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. –John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859 We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our e-mails, at our peril, risk and [...]

Australian Government’s Green Paper Full of Errors: Bob Carter

The Government’s advisory channels are clogged with rent seekers, special pleaders and green activists who have misadvised the minister. CLIMATE Minister Penny Wong published an astonishing green paper in response to what she perceives to be the threat of global warming. The first sentence of the opening section of her paper, entitled “Why we need [...]

The Strange Death of the Tory Climate Crusade – A Lesson for Rudd from the UK

With less than two years remaining until the next general election, Britain’s Conservative Party has surged to an historic 22-point opinion-poll lead over the incumbent Labour Party. This turnabout has followed an energetic campaign by the Tory leader, David Cameron, to wrench the party out of its ideological comfort zone and overhaul its public image. [...]