Archive | March, 2011

Europe Giving up on Climate, More Interested in Economy?

The Spectator magazine sponsored a debate ‘The global warming hysteria is over: Time for a return to sanity’ held on Tuesday at the Royal Geographical Society in London.  According to Andrew Montford who attended the event: “I was a bit disappointed overall – none of the presentations managed to combine slick presentation with a strong […]

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Petition Urging the Australian PM to Delay Introduction of the Carbon Tax Legislation

Hi,   My apologies if you’ve already seen this, but I’m giving it as wide a distribution as I can and hope that you will do the same. This link is to a petition urging the Prime Minister to delay the introduction of carbon tax legislation until after an election: http://www.epetitions.comeonaustralia.com/petition/sign/pid/9 Please sign the petition if […]

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Calling for Essays in Defence of Back Radiation

MOST scientists sceptical of the theory of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) accepted that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas; they simply don’t believe it is very potent relative to other natural forces.  But there are a group of physicists, most notably several of the authors of the book ‘Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the […]

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Invasive Carp in the US

Voltage coursing through electrical barriers designed to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes may need to be raised to keep out juvenile fish, U.S. officials said on Friday.   Read more here.

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What to Listen to, Read, and Action This Week

“THE Gillard government’s chief promoter of the climate change debate has admitted even a global effort to cut carbon emissions would not lower temperatures for up to 1000 years…  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/climate/no-fast-result-in-cuts-flannery/story-e6frg6xf-1226028366173 “JULIA Gillard has told Labor MPs to warn voters that a failure to back a carbon tax will lead to more bushfires and droughts as […]

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‘Carbon Tax’ Hurt Labor Vote in NSW

Tonight, in the Australian state of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell has swept 16 years of Labor government into history with a landslide victory.   The magnitude of his 17 per cent swing has surprised many.  Labor is likely to end up with as few as 20 seats in the 93-seat parliament. During the election campaign, while Mr […]

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Total Emissivity of the Earth and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: A Note from Nasif S. Nahle

Introduction Central to the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the assumption that the Earth and every one of its subsystems behaviors as if they were blackbodies, that is their “emissivity” potential is calculated as 1.0. [1] But this is an erroneous assumption because the Earth and its subsystems are not blackbodies, but gray-bodies. […]

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Give Me Nuclear Power: George Monbiot

IN an article entitled ‘Why Fukushima made me stop worrying and love nuclear power’ environmental activist and Guardian columnist, George Monbiot, explains why he favours nuclear over many renewable… “A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The […]

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Rally Against the Carbon Tax

Congratulations to all those who attended the rally in Canberra, and other capital cities, against the carbon tax.   And especially to the organisers …  you got enough people there to be noticed and vilified.  Well done.    I understand the Prime Minister was invited but declined.  And thanks to 2UE for the cartoon…  http://www.2ue.com.au/blogs/2ue-blog/zegs-take-on-carbon-tax-protests–have-your-say/20110323-1c64v.html#next

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What Percentage of Air is Human Sourced C02?

In Australia, the public is not in favour of a proposed carbon tax, but the mainstream media, particularly the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, keep pushing the proposal along with the idea we face inevitable catastrophic climate change unless we change our ways.    The host of one commercial radio station, Alan Jones, has been putting the alternative perspective and is now being reprimanded…  interestingly on the […]

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