All Scientists are Sceptics ~Professor Bob Carter

Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Dr David Deming

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis ~Professor Stewart Franks

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Trump Is Right on Climate Change. Dems and GOP Must Follow Him


Tom Harris
ICSC Executive Director





Never before has a presidential election seen a greater contrast in the attitudes of the major candidates towards climate change.
Hillary Clinton told delegates at July’s Democratic National Convention that man-made climate change is “an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time.” Yet Donald Trump calls Clinton’s approach an "extreme, reckless anti-energy agenda," and he told Fox News on July 26 that man-made climate change "could have a minor impact, but nothing, nothing [comparable] to what they're talking about."

To determine which position is most reasonable, and what -- if any -- climate change mitigation policy is needed, we need a way of properly assessing the overall risk of man-made climate change. It is not enough to simply say that the consequences of catastrophic climate change would be so dire that any and all actions to avert it are justified. We need to actually take into account the probability of such events occurring in the foreseeable future.

We conduct risk assessment in everyday life, of course. Yet for some reason, we don’t conduct it on this issue.

When we go for a walk, we risk being hit by a truck, a falling tree, or lightning, events that would obviously be personally catastrophic if they actually came about. But we judge that --

Prostitution caused by man made global warming

Most people will be familiar with


That site was created by John Brignell,  a Brit with a PhD from the University of London. He's an electrical engineer who has done research, design work, consulting, and teaching. (source)

As extensive as that list is (883 items), people keep creating new more ridiculous claims.

Today's ridiculous entry comes from The Science Times

Global Warming May Cause Women To Become Prostitutes, Says Rep. Barbara Lee

A new effect of global warming according to House Democrat Barbara Lee: women may have to engage in "transactional sex" (read: prostitution) in order to fend for their families as food and water become more scarce.   
Lee proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said women will be the worst affected because of global warming. It further said that as the climate changes food and water will become scarce and this will increase "conflict and instability".
Hmmmm......Food   and Water will become scarce.

Food becoming scarce?



Image: NASA GISS
No. We have seen that the extra plant food (CO2) in the atmosphere has been greening the planet.
See:
"our ABC;" BBC; NASA;
Image: Paul Zanetti

Water Becoming Scarce?

Australian (FOOL) of the Year Tim Flannery made predictions about water becoming scarce.

Quotes (from Andrew Bolt)

  • In 2005, Flannery predicted Sydney's dams could be dry in as little as two years because global warming was drying up the rains, leaving the city "facing extreme difficulties with water".
  • In 2007, Flannery predicted cities such as Brisbane would never again have dam-filling rains, as global warming had caused "a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall in some areas" and made the soil too hot, "so even the rain that falls isn't actually going to fill our dams and river systems... "
  • In 2008, Flannery said: "The water problem is so severe for Adelaide that it may run out of water by early 2009."


All failed predictions and because of those predictions, duped Politicians wasted taxpayers' money on what are now idle rusting desalination plants.

Exposing the AGW Hoax, little by little - v27/9

A selection of stories helping to destroy the hoax one brick at a time.


Myron Ebel
Donald Trump is tapping a high-profile climate change skeptic to lead administration transition efforts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Myron Ebell, director of energy and environment policy at the conservative think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, is heading Trump’s EPA transition preparation, E&E Daily reported Monday.
Ebell is an outspoken, longtime skeptic of the scientific consensus that human activity is dramatically changing the climate. He often refers to warnings about global warming as climate “alarmism” and is a vocal critic of President Obama’s climate change regulations.
Ebell has argued that the Clean Power Plan is illegal and that the Paris climate change agreement is unconstitutional.
Trump also doubts that human activity causes climate change.

Read More here.
A terrific rebuttal by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, William M. Briggs, David R. Legates, Anthony Lupo, Istvan Marko, Dennis Mitchell, and Willie Soon, to an open letter signed by 375 members of the NAS. It answers the riddle: 
Q: How many honest scientists does it take to refute 375 left-wing advocates pretending to be scientists? 
Answer: 7.
An open letter about climate politics from seven responsible climate researchers and friends of Science

Some 375 political activists attached to the National Academy of Sciences, supporting the totalitarian view on the climate question, have issued an open letter saying we “caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases”.

We influence climate by returning to the air carbon dioxide that was there before. But so do termites, by emitting more methane than all the world’s farm animals combined. So do plants, by breathing carbon dioxide and returning oxygen to the air. So does the Sun, by supplying the Earth’s radiant energy. So do volcanoes, by ejecta that shade the Earth from the Sun. So do the oceans, by helping to keep the Earth’s temperature extraordinarily stable for more than 800,000 years.

The activists say we are warming the oceans. But even the worst assessment says this is just 1 degree Celsius every 430 years.

The activists say we are warming the lower atmosphere. Yet all data shows the atmosphere is warming at less than half the rate originally predicted by the error-prone Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The activists say the oceans are “acidifying”. The truth is that we have no idea whether or at what rate the oceans are “acidifying”. What is known, however, is that the oceans are pronouncedly alkaline and are so powerfully buffered that alkaline they must remain.

The activists say our influence on climate is evident in “altered rainfall patterns”: but there is  little or no evidence of a link between our industries and enterprises on the one hand and global rainfall patterns on the other.

The activists say we are to blame for retreating Arctic sea ice. But Arctic sea ice variations, if objectively quantified with proper error estimates, are fully within the large natural range of changes that have no need of any unique explanation by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide. In addition Antarctic sea ice, which they forget, has largely offset the loss of Arctic ice.

The activists declare their faith in the doctrine “that the problem of human-caused climate change is real, serious and immediate, and that this problem poses significant risks” to everything from national security via health and agriculture to biodiversity.  But this statement is based wholly on faith and is unsupported by reality. We know this because of the serially failed predictions made by the activists. Good science makes accurate predictions.

The activists say, “We know that the climate system has tipping points”. Yet, revealingly, “Tipping point” is not a scientific but a political term. The activists say that “rapid warming of the planet increases the risk of crossing climatic points of no return”, but there is no evidence for rapid warming of the planet today.

The activists say warmer weather will “possibly” set in motion “large-scale ocean circulation changes”. The scientific truth is that, while the wind blows, the Earth rotates and its land-masses are approximately where they are, the ocean circulation must remain much as it is now. To suggest otherwise is mere rodomontade.

Scientists, like other citizens, are entitled and even encouraged to take part in the political process. This applies to non-citizens, which many of the 375 are. What scientists must not do, however, is pretend, as the activists did, that their totalitarian point of view is unchallengeable. In all material respects, unfolding events have proven their extremist viewpoint prodigiously exaggerated at best, plain wrong at worst.

Though the activists have attempted – falsely and improperly – to convey the impression that it is somehow illegal, immoral or damaging to the planet to vote for the Republican party’s candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Election because he disagrees with the totalitarian position on the climate question that they espouse with such religious fervor and such disregard for science, in truth it is not the business of scientists to abuse the authority of their white lab-coats by collectively suggesting that “Science” demands the voters should or should not cast their vote in any particular direction.

Therefore, the signatories hereto repudiate the letter issued by the 375 activists as reflecting not scientific truth but quasi-religious dogma and totalitarian error; we urge the voters to disregard that regrettable and anti-scientific letter; and we invite every citizen to make up his or her own mind whom to elect to the nation’s highest office without fear of the multifarious bugaboos conjured into terrifying but scientifically unjustifiable existence by the totalitarian activists who have for decades so disrespected, disgraced and disfigured climate science.

(A more detailed version of this reply is available at the Breitbart News)

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, William M. Briggs, David R. Legates, Anthony Lupo, Istvan Marko, Dennis Mitchell, and Willie Soon


Monday, 19 September 2016

Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite

Press Release from


Viv Forbes

Secretary

The Clexit Coalition

Carbon Free Transport
(if you disregard the breathe of the peddler)

Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite

The Clexit Coalition has called on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 170 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty.

The Australian Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes, said that Australia is particularly vulnerable to the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on carbon fuels.
“Australia is a huge continent in a far corner of the world, suffering from what that great historian Geoffrey Blainey called ‘The Tyranny of Distance’.
“Since the days of the gold rush and the wool boom, we have always relied on production, transport, processing and export from our remote mines and farms to distant

Thursday, 15 September 2016

FOREIGN MINISTER JULIE BISHOP COMMITS AUSTRALIA TO THE UNDEMOCRATIC, ANTI-AUSTRALIAN, UNITED NATIONS NEW WORLD ORDER


Graham Williamson
September 2016



Foreign Minister Signs United Nations 2030 Agenda

In September 2015 Julie Bishop signed the United Nations 2030 SDG agenda, an agenda which represents a continuation and expansion of Agenda 21, and an agenda which aims to “transform” the world. In April 2016 GregHunt also signed the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. The United Nations would assume the role of redistributing global wealth and resources, ensure all climatic problems are ‘fixed’, and ensure all countries and people live ‘sustainably’. Australia also participated in the Addis Ababa Action agenda to plan the best means of supplying the required sum of $2-$3 trillion annually to finance this agenda. This UN global agenda has bipartisan support in Australia although both major Parties like to keep this issue off the electoral agenda and refuse to give the people any democratic choice.

United Nations Announces 2030 SDG Agenda is Part of their Plan to Build a New World Order

On 20th July 2016 the UN reported that the three 2015 global agreements, the 2030 SDG agenda signed by Julie Bishop, the Paris climate change conference signed by Greg Hunt, and the Addis Ababa Action agenda, all feed into (see A/71/168) their long term new world order agenda, as initiated by the 1974 Declaration on

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Australia should leave "the unrepresentative swill" of the UN : Senator Malcolm Roberts

Youtube: Climate Realists of Five Dock

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts' Maiden Speech to the Australian Senate



Senator ROBERTS (Queensland) (17:01) 13 Sep 2016 : As a servant to the people of Queensland and Australia, I am here to discuss with the chamber and the Australian people how we will rebuild our great nation. To the 600,000 people who voted for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation I owe a particular debt of gratitude for the privilege of serving our state and country. I will honour all Australians by restoring our Constitution, restoring our national sovereignty and restoring freedom via this chamber and in my everyday life. All of us One Nation senators are going to say the things that need to be said and do the things that need to be done. We are not worried what the establishment says about us. We are not here for the establishment. We are here for everyday people and our nation.
My passion for politics and policy was unleashed during the grassroots uprising of the Australian people against the reviled and dishonest carbon tax-a new tax on carbon dioxide-based on a lie and founded on a dishonest agenda. I became a volunteer spokesman for

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Vale Roger Cohen PhD (updated)


Sad news today; Roger Cohen has passed away  after a courageous battle with a malignant brain tumour.

Here is a bio that Dr Roger sent to Will Happer in May 2015.

Roger W. Cohen  (May 2015)

Roger W. Cohen is a theoretical physicist and industrial manager with more than 40 years of experience in a variety of industrial research areas and responsibilities. He received his B.S. Physics from MIT; an MS and PhD in Physics from Rutgers and completed the Executive Program at the Harvard Business School.  

Dr. Cohen has held a number of technical and managerial positions in the electronics and communication industry and the energy industry.  He spent 16 years at GE (nee RCA Laboratories) where he successfully demonstrated the first germanium-silicon thermoelectric power generator.  This technology subsequently powered a series of outer solar system exploration spacecraft: Voyager (launched 1977), Galileo (launched 1989), Cassini (launched 1999), and New Horizons Pluto Mission (launched 2006).  The oldest power units in these spacecraft are approaching their 40th year of service.  He was a member of the team that successfully developed and commercialized the world’s first commercial 100,000+ Gauss superconducting magnet, a major breakthrough in the industrial application of superconductivity.  Collaborating with Dr. Curtis R. Carlson, he developed an information theoretic description of the human visual system and associated software that simulates the human ability to perceive differences in displayed images.  This work led to many commercial pattern recognition and image quality applications, and several awards, including the first Otto Schade Prize for an outstanding scientific achievement in the advancement of functional performance and image quality of information displays, and a special Emmy award for improved high definition television. 

Moving to Exxon Corporate Research Laboratories in 1978, Dr. Cohen organized and built the first research laboratory in theory and modeling in Exxon Corporation.  He became Laboratory Director and then Senior Director of Exxon Corporate Research in 1984, with responsibility for half of the basic research activities in the corporation. 

Dr. Cohen initiated and led the only industrial research activity in basic research on climate change.  This activity has participated in the worldwide science effort, including lead authorship of key chapters of major IPCC reports. In the late 1980s Dr. Cohen turned to technology development.  He formed and led an Innovation Group to develop and commercialize technology ideas for retail marketing.   His team demonstrated the world’s first vehicle recognition/payment technology in a retail fuel setting, evolving into the current SpeedPass® system.  Becoming Manager of Research Planning and Programs, Dr. Cohen initiated and deployed new strategies for key technology assets in energy, leading to the development of new high strength steels for gas pipelines, inter-corporate partnerships to advance fuel cells for transportation applciations, novel technologies to find and produce hydrocarbon resources, and technologies for environmental bioremediation.  He established and led the first-in-industry competitive technology intelligence function and developed and implemented program planning systems for new science knowledge assets and to deliver new technologies for operations and strategic resource acquisition.  

Dr. Cohen has published approximately 50 publications in the areas of materials, electronic devices, energy, the human visual system, and technology management.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  He has served on Visiting Committees in the physics departments at the University of California at San Diego and the University of Texas at Austin. 
Dr Cohen is married to Lorraine Yapps Cohen, a chemist with an MBA in marketing.  He is the father of two children: Geoffrey, the James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business and Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and Barbara, Special Education Teacher in the Newton MA elementary school system.  He and Lorraine live in Durango, Colorado in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. 
Roger, with other members of the American Physical Society, had opposed the APS statement on climate change:

A new letter to the American Physical Society (APS) from physicists Roger Cohen, Laurence I. Gould, and William Happer makes it clear that the 2015 revision of the Society’s 2007 statement on climate change still hasn’t been revised enough.
One major point of contention, the unacceptable use of the heavily loaded term “incontrovertible,” has been addressed, but the process by which that word slithered into the statement has not been dissected thoroughly enough, and dissenting scientists say promises to consult them on the new statement have not been honored.

His science and his funny pithy comments will be


Greatly missed