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Archive for November, 2008

Bunyips in Australian Rivers (Part 1)

IN Aboriginal mythology the Bunyip was also known as Dongus, Kianpratty, Bunyup and Tumbata, depending on the tribal area. However regardless of name he was always evil and emerged from the water in search of prey as he sought to use his supernatural powers to punish evil doers. While it is easy for modern man [...]

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Obama to tell 10,000 in Poland about Science

LAST year they met in Bali, tomorrow they meet in Poland, again under the direction of the United Nations, again about 10,000 people will gather to progress the global warming agenda.   In particular, they will discuss policy options for averting a ‘climate crisis’. According to Christopher Booker writing in the UK’s Telegraph:  “They will see a video [...]

Glaciers Now Growing in Norway

After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). Read more here.

Poland Polled in Advance of Conference

Before next week’s giant international climate conference to be held in Poznań, the daily RZECZPOSPOLITA has published results of a probe on climate change, showing that Poles are more worried about other threats than global warming. Read more here.

Subarctic Temperatures (Part 3): A Note from Nichole Hoskin

Churchill is a town in subarctic Canada surrounded by the most studied polar bear population in the world.  Polar bears are believed to be under threat from global warming. On Thursday, Jennifer Marohasy, posted a note stating: “It is warming in Churchill.   At least thermometer temperature data from both Environment Canada and NASA’s Goddard Institute [...]

Near-Arctic Temperatures (Part 2)

There are no roads to Churchill – a town in northern Canada on the shores of Hudson Bay.   This remote outpost is known as the polar bear capital of the world.   Polar bears have become something of an icon for those concerned that we have a climate crisis.  Indeed Al Gore in his movie, An Inconvenient [...]

Don’t Stop Questioning

Far from questioning climate change, [Australian Prime Minister] Rudd, aided and abetted by a largely compliant CSIRO and a plethora of pandering academics eager to receive government funding, has all but shut down discussion on the issue.  Read more here.

Warming Good for Canada

A group of global-warming experts, made up mainly of university economists and anthropologists, is pushing the notion that global warming might not be an unmitigated disaster, especially for certain northerly regions, such as Canada, Russia and Scandinavia.  Read more here.

A Message from Tuvalu: Year 2272

Dear Jennifer,  This is a note from my friend William York. He, like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is able to travel to the future and he has sent me this fascinating message: Tuvalu 10pm New Year’s Eve, 30 December 2272 Dear Tom I have just been listening to The Voice of Tuvalu, [...]

Darn Weather

The ’Gore Effect’ happens when a global warming-related event, or appearance by the former vice president and climate change crusader, Al Gore, is marked by exceedingly cold weather or unseasonably winter weather.  Read more here.