Archive | December, 2008

Dishonest Advertising on the ETS: AEF Media Release

GetUp’s global warming television ads (to air today) are dishonest and inaccurate, according to Dr Jennifer Marohasy, Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation. “For all sorts of reasons a number of groups, of which Internet campaigners are one, are pretending that the Rudd Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme is a minor 5 to15 percent […]

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Global Warming is Over: Don Easterbrook

IN 2001 geologist Don Easterbook predicted the beginning of a period of global cooling.  At a recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco he again predicted a period of cooling based in part on correlation between past glacial fluctuations, his area of expertise, with periods of low solar irradiance and changes in […]

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‘Steve Irwin’ Attacks Japanese Whalers

LAST night in The Southern Ocean, anti-whaling campaigners aboard The Steve Irwin rammed the Kaiko Maru from the starboard rear side. According to the Japanese whalers: The incident occurred when the Kaiko Maru was undertaking a detour in the ice pack area after completing the day’s research activities. The weather had deteriorated and fog had […]

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Global Warming Since 1958

I know it’s a tough job – but let’s just check the International Panel on Climate Changes (IPCC) iconic, widely-quoted conclusion* and parse its meaning: “Most of the observed increase in globally-averaged temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic GHG concentrations.”  How should one interpret this ex […]

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Best Blog Posts of 2008

EACH year On Line Opinion and Club Troppo collaborate to publish a Best Blogs feature in January, which features the best blog pieces from the previous year selected from reader nominations. This year they are doing it again. What was the best blog piece that you read in 2008?  Was it at Cast your vote […]

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