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Archive for January, 2012

Consensus Against AGW Deception

A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have to consider what, if anything, to do about “global warming.” Candidates should understand that the oft-repeated claim that nearly all scientists demand that something dramatic be done to stop global warming is not true. In fact, a large and growing number of distinguished scientists [...]


Sold Down the River by Canberra

WHEN former Labor leader Mark Latham was campaigning to win the 2004 federal election, he promised to add 450 gigalitres of environmental flows to the Murray River in his first term of government and an extra 1,500 within ten years. Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown said he would return 1,500 gigalitres within five years [...]

Talking at the Sydney Institute about the Need to Restore the Estuary

I will be speaking at the Sydney Institute on Wednesday 8th February on the need to restore the Murray River’s estuary. More information here: My talk will be published in the on-line journal The Sydney Papers. The talk will be uploaded on to The Sydney Institute’s website as a podcast soon after the event. [...]

The Average Global Surface Air Temperature for 2011: Ole Humlum

“ON the whole, the year 2011 was somewhat cooler than 2010… In the Northern Hemisphere close to normal or relatively low surface air temperatures characterized most regions. Relatively warm conditions characterised northern Siberia and Russia, especially along the Arctic Ocean coast. Conditions near the Equator were influenced by the cold La Nina situation, which has [...]

The Age of Apocalypse?

“When questioned, Jesus of Nazareth had this to say on the subject of the end of the world: ‘But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.’ (Mark 13:32) We don’t seem to have improved on that forecast since and [...]

Sustaining Australia on 2,500 Gigalitres of Water

Yesterday a Murrumbidgee food producer, Virginia Tropeano, had a letter printed in the local Murrumbidgee ‘Area News’ explaining that in an average rainfall year it take 5,000 gigalitres of water to keep the Lower Lakes artificially fresh. Because of the sea dykes across the bottom of the Lower Lakes, they are totally dependent on water [...]

Climate Update: Ole Humlum

Dear all. Please find below a link which will take you directly to a monthly newsletter (ca. 1.3 MB) with meteorological information updated to December 2011: All temperatures in this newsletter are shown in degrees Celsius. Previous (since March 2009) issues of the newsletter, diagrams and additional material are available on All the [...]

The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty: Keith H.

Hi Jennifer. Following is a request for help! Tonyfromoz kindly did an excellent article titled Wind Power Australia – The Musselroe Wind Farm Travesty in Tasmania It is a very good summary of the situation from both the viability and value claims for the energy and the obvious hypocrisy of The Greens, other environmentalists [...]

Ron Paul for US President

RON Paul for President is not exactly what Daniel Kogoy, a Greens Councillor for Leichardt in Sydney, is suggesting in an article published today at On Line Opinion. But the article does explain some of the reasons why I would vote for Ron Paul… “Debate raging between Left, Greens and Progressives on whether or not [...]

Talking Turkey, But Not About the Barrages

ONCE upon a time there was a turkey that lived in a pen. Every morning a farmer brought food and water and talked to the turkey with soothing words. The turkey thought it was special and would always be looked after. Then one Christmas Eve, the farmer came with an axe instead of food. Many [...]