the ‘war’ without end? … CO2

Oh dear, it can’t be true: The Global Warming War

 

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the Big Guardian …

The Guardian, too busy being a hypocrite, missed it’s own investments. Hehehe: The Guardian backs big oil

Barry Woods points us to the transcript of a most amusing Guardian podcast on the subject of that organ’s latest bit of posturing. It seems that the divestment campaign has yet to actually have any impact on the Guardian’s own investments:

Amanda Michel: You know, there are big questions about asking people to do something that we ourselves have not done.

Aleks Krotoski: What Amanda is talking about is sorting out the Guardian’s own pots of money, their investments.

Amanda Michel: It will seem like hypocrisy.

Alan Rusbridger: We have about £600 million invested at the moment, and I don’t think our fund managers could say exactly how much was invested in fossil fuel. But it is there, we haven’t said that it shouldn’t be, so we have got money invested. And so, if we’re going to be calling on people to divest, people are bound to ask “Well, is that what the Guardian’s going to do?”

I have to say I agree with Ms Michel: it will indeed seem like hypocrisy for the Guardian to keep backing big oil in this way.

Just so they know what “big oil” is, here are some of the thousands of pipes ready for the Browse basin LNG field, 400km NW of Broome: ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

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back to the bush … 2

This is post No 8000 since I started blogging in April 2011, but forgot to post before Part 3.

You published your 8000th post on this blog!

Some small ground covers were showing their colours, click to enlarge:

Drosera indica

Drosera indica

By Clicking twice, the insect catching hairs become visible, the Drosera is one of many Sundew species in the Kimberley.

Calandrinia with Spermacoce

Calandrinia with Spermacoce

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Gossypium rotundifolia

Gossypium rotundifolia with Spermacoce

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back to the bush … 3

This recent trip was to target the local nut tree, Terminalia cunninghamii. Click to enlarge:??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????The fruit:023More groundcovers:

Ptilotus sp

Ptilotus sp

Spermacoce sp

Spermacoce sp

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back to the bush … 1

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Bloodwood apple containing an edible grub

Just a few images of a short field trip, this image, an insect predator …??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????A Bloodwood tree, oozing resin from a fire wound.

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putting fire out …

Sound waves have been found to have the ability to put fire out. Recent studies using surgical spirit and low frequency sound waves: Watch fire put out using sound waves.

A pair of engineering students from George Mason University in Virginia have created a device that can put out a blaze using only a blast of sound. […]

Next, forest fires. Now that would be a ‘blast’.

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bushfire history, via ‘specialists’ …

An environment history of fire is uncovered through ‘specialist’ ants, in this latest research in WA’s woodlands:

Ant specialists tell of fire history

Ant specialists tell of fire history

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While overall ant species richness, abundance and composition did not show any clear patterns after fire, the specialist ant groups did when they were investigated.

“The hot climate specialists show a high abundance and richness in the more open habitats offered by recently burnt and long unburnt vegetation” Dr Gosper says.

“However the cold climate specialists show a peak at intermediate times since fire when tree and ground fuel cover is at its highest.” …

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“time to get over it” … a cultural shift

What is the Navier Stokes equation? Dr Essex asks this of journalists to see if they know anything about the topic of climate. It’s pretty vague, but there is only one answer. It’s how water and the air move. Journalists have no idea of course. Dr Essex wrote about this in a Chapter of “Climate Change, The Facts 2014″.

Now he comes out and adds this brilliant exposure of the agenda:

 

 

Dr Essex continues:

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM, Patriot radio, channel 125, Essex explained that on Sunday he and a group of scientists published a paper which methodically critiqued the Royal Society’s position on climate change, emphasizing areas that were “weak, limited, and flimsy.”

Essex said that there seems to be a cultural shift and that scientific arguments have deteriorated. Individuals in society have moved away from “civilized dialogues in which people have a collegial attitude and work together to try to find the truth.”  Essex characterized  the pro-climate change philosophy as a form of sophistry, catering to popular opinion rather than being concerned with the truth.

The climate change proponents, according to Dr. Essex, are using an old form of Eristic argument–Eris was ancient goddess of chaos. “They are using this very old, but high profile tactic, in the modern world, under the heading or rediscovered by Saul Alinsky’s work,” he contends.

What drew Essex to science was that “it is the ultimate expression of democracy. It gives you the freedom to think as an individual person,” he explained. The Royal Society “has now taken kind of an authoritarian approach, rather than a authoritative approach… and are now taking an official position on climate change,” the mathematician states. Essex doesn’t believe that  they are considering the science.

“In previous generations the scientific organizations knew that they should not do that. The rough and tumble of scientific debate and dialogue should not be suppressed or overcome by some official position on the part of these organizations,” he insisted.

“When they started to write letters from congress to employers telling them that they should expose the people that they don’ like, I think that they crossed a line. Now it’s necessary for us to respond in a way that we as scientists know how to respond, that is scientifically. And that is what we did,” Essex said.

Bannon asked the mathematician how does he respond when he hears so called experts say that the climate change science is settled. “The science is not only not settled, the science is pretty bad. In many respects climatology was an infant science when I was a graduate student in the mid-seventies…. All of it is premature,” Essex replied. “The science is weak. The political energy pouring into this subject has completely destroyed any kind of collegial scientific atmosphere. The claims that the science is settled is pure nonsense. It’s a completely empty statement. It doesn’t mean anything at all.”

Overall, Essex believes that climate change arguments have evolved to the point where we don’t talk about any science, but end up talking about people. “It’s wrong, it’s inappropriate and utter political nonsense,”  he stated. There is “no merit” to the climate change arguments. He sais that, “it is time to leave the scientists alone.” Essex explained that the climate change advocates are going to have to “get over the fact that they lost the scientific argument.”

 

Dr Salby agrees, with a new paper:

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media silence …

What the heck? Is this true?

A German news website claims Andreas Lubitz was a Muslim convert.
Speisa.com reported:

Facebook page.

ISLAMIC STATE PRAISES GERMAN CO-PILOT AND MASS MURDERER–
Another Facebook page was set up=> Support for Andrew Lubitz, hero of the Islamic State.
(The Facebook page has since been taken down)

But Pamela Geller captured a screengrab of the page before it was removed.
lubitz facebook muslim page

A close friend of Andreas Lubitz says he was mentally unstable.

‘Aint that the truth. Of course, the ‘Islamic State’ are dedicated to the truth/sarc. (1 like?)

(Gateway Pundit)

Update: #NotAllMuslims Plot To Join ISIS, Kill Americans, Etc.

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fastest melting brains …

Listening to ABC radio National News last night, breathlessly reporting Antarctic ice sheets melting ‘faster than ever’. Sorry to disappoint them:

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Warm water likely to accelerate ice melt and sea level rises

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