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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.

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A Depression Would Reduce Carbon Emissions

PREDICTIONS for the planet are dire indeed, if we do not drastically cut our carbon dioxide emissions in the very near future.  In Australia, we will lose the Barrier Reef and the Kakadu wetlands, the Murray River will dry up completely and snow vanish from our Alpine regions.  Sea level could rise precipitously as the great […]

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Correcting Global Cooling (Part 2)

THERE has been some anecdotal evidence suggesting that last month, October 2008, was unusually cold.  The sophisticated weather-watcher, of course, waits for some official global temperature data to be published before concluding very much.  Al Gore’s scientific advisor, James Hansen from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), publishes a monthly mean global surface temperature.  […]

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Ten Worst Blog Posts: A Note from Cohenite

EVER since public computer networks burst onto the scene in the 1980’s, the subject of online content has been a controversial one, explained Mark Newton at e-journal On Line Opinion last week.   A few months ago, 30 July 2008, John Stewart on Australian ABC television’s Lateline described online blogs as one of the few places where the science of […]

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Counting Cows In Outback Australia

A Queensland jackeroo   (‘jackeroo’=cowboy, Australian version!)   is overseeing his herd in remote territory when suddenly a brand-new BMW advances out of a dust cloud towards him. The driver, a young man in a designer suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, ‘If I tell you […]

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