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Canberra and Laputa: A Note from William York

HOW did he do it? Dean Jonathon Swift writing Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 made a long range forecast of such incredible accuracy that it would be the envy of any climate modeler. In this forecast you glimpse Kevin Rudd, the ANU, the academies and many practical men who may bring doom and destruction to Australia. […]

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Not Real Climate

  “REALCLIMATE is a commentary site (blog) on climatology by a group of climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. It aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion is intended to be restricted to scientific topics and to avoid political or […]

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Harsh Words for ‘Deniers’ from Nobel Laureate

  “YET the deniers are choosing, willfully, to ignore that threat, placing future generations of Americans in grave danger, simply because it’s in their political interest to pretend that there’s nothing to worry about. If that’s not betrayal, I don’t know what is.”   This extract from a column in the New York Times by Paul […]

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Worrying About Small Changes

IN the documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, Al Gore used the tale of a frog in a warming container not jumping out, but rather boiling to death, as a caution against inaction, against letting small changes, small increases in temperature, go unaddressed.    But what if, since the movie was released in 2006, there has been a […]

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Keeping Carbon Dioxide in the Soda – or Not

YESTERDAY the US President, Barrack Obama, urged action to curb “dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink”. If you consider carbon dioxide a “dangerous contaminate” and want to get rid of the carbon dioxide in say the soda, before you drink it, then shake the bottle first. Fizzing allows dissolved carbon dioxide gas […]

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Mutant Climate Debate

Synthesis Report from Copenhagen March 2009, Now available http://climatecongress.ku.dk/  downloads & videos here Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) http://www.nipccreport.org  Global Politics is being Influenced by Climate Contrarians http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25661632-5013457,00.html

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