the gas that greens the planet … Dr Matt Ridley

Some more of that CO2 please. The greening of the earth continues due to the extra CO2 pouring out of Indian and Chinese power stations. Dr Matt Ridley, in this video posted by Geoff Brown, sets out the case:

Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet

More CO2 please.

The Idso Brothers have also posted on the benefits of extra CO2 on grasslands here:

FACE Experiments (Grassland Species) — Summary (20 November 2014)
The Free-Air CO2 Enrichment technique of studying the biological consequences of the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 concentration on different types of grasslands growing out-of-doors under close-to-natural environmental conditions reveals the several positive impacts of the anthropogenic-produced phenomenon…

Gas powered ...

Gas powered …

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ethical Green blackouts …

The Greens are their own worst enemy. Their ideological stance on the power grid, and their attraction to wind turbines and solar, their depiction of coal, gas and oil as unethical, is driving them into extinction. Germany is feeling the pain: Daily ‘Die Welt’ Reports German Greens Facing Political Extinction…”Apocalyptic Narrative Approaching An End”

Germany’s once formidable Green Party just held its annual convention in Hamburg.

Over the past few years Germans in general have grown fatigued of the planet-rescuing Greens and their dire warnings that man’s technology was destroying the planet. So faced with the prospect of slipping into irrelevance, the Greens are now scrambling to find an issue that will re-energize public enthusiasm.

German flagship daily Die Welt here has just published an online analysis of the Green Party’s convention. The piece is dubbed: “Farewell Apocalypse – the Greens are running out of issues“.

Once a party of devout Luddites, Die Welt writes:

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Read the whole thing. Britain now has to prepare for black-outs following their mad rush into wind power. Wind powered turbines are some of the worst ethical industries there are, in manufacture as well as in the environment. Major industry in UK plays guessing games with electricity, warns of shutdowns in winter

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deciding the narrative …

The media today are mostly just a pathetic partisan lot of ideologues, pushing their own agenda, and Anne Althouse has had enough.  Glenn Reynolds adds   :

YEAH, MOSTLY: “Almost every time I’ve talked to a reporter has gone this way: they had already decided the narrative beforehand.” I can think of some exceptions to this, but not a whole lot.

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carbon breakdown …


Munching mulch is what these fungi do, common in the tropics after rain, which we are anticipating in the next few corps 039

As long ago as 12 years ago, science knew how good fungi are in the increased CO2 era.

Carbon Sequestration Commentary
CO2 and Soil Fungi: A Powerful Combination that Helps Plants Sequester More Carbon: There’s more to terrestrial biological carbon sequestration than meets the eye … literally.  Underground, filamentous hyphae of beneficial fungi that link plant and soil work to ensure that carbon in decaying plant biomass is trapped in secure soil aggregates.  And as the air’s CO2 content rises, these fungi become ever more proficient at performing their important job.


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The Role of Fungi in the Production of Biogenic Aerosols: How significant are they in the global scheme of things? What do they do for earth’s climate? And how are they affected by rising air temperatures and CO2 concentrations?

They are very significant, causing negative feedbacks in weather. In the pristine tropics, up to 50% of the air is comprised of spores!

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averted climate disaster …

[…] “Contrary to all the confidence and predictions of alleged experts, storms are no more intense nor frequent, while droughts, floods and sea levels have declined to confirm alarmists’ barely concealed hopes of disasters. The simple fact is that the alleged experts and their high-powered models were wrong. The climate has ceased to warm and, with little or no greenhouse warming, the entire theory of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW), aka Climate Change (CC), aka Global Warming, aka Extreme Weather, is left with no basis.”

Walter Starck’s latest column,  “The Climate Scam’s Meltdown”, exposes the theory brilliantly in this month’s Quadrant.


Until the crunch comes, the rent-seekers and their useful idiots in the press will rant and rage without pause, their livelihoods and careers hanging on their ability to perpetuate the hoax they foisted on the rest of us.

As so often, Shakespeare said it best: A tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

A marine biologist, Walter Starck has spent much of his career studying coral reef and marine fishery ecosystems


Read it all. The real disaster is the amount of taxpayers’ money blown away to keep this scam going.

Averted climate disaster ...

Averted climate disaster …

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“politicians and scientists behaving badly” …

Isn’t that the truth?

Says Andrew Montford, on reviewing this new book:

RP Jr on disasters

Readers at BH probably don’t need to be reminded that the official science on extreme weather and climate change is not nearly as scary as the popular perception of it is. In some ways then, Roger Pielke Jr’s slim tome about disasters and climate change might be seen as entirely superfluous to requirements, but in fact it would be a mistake to overlook a book that goes well beyond a simple expounding of the science, but looks also at the political and social background to it.

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I would have added ‘Media’ to that headline comment!

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the looming wet season …

The cicadas have started their evening chorus, tree frogs croaking their way into relationships, male and female barking owls getting excited, Broome’s annual ‘wet season’ is close. Most storms give glancing blows at this time of year, one morning last week 6mm arrived.

Then the shore bird numbers start increasing, after escaping the looming northern winter: ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Everything is turning green, the last rain was 8 months ago. Seedlings ready to go:???????????????????????????????Now, rain, please …DSC01004Johnny couldn’t care less. As long as he’s at the beach.

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come in, ‘Spinners’ …

Video of the rare Dwarf Spinning Dolphins at Price’s Point, just 60km north of Broome:


  • James Price Point Spinners
    James Price Point Spinners
    Short film of the James Price Point Spinners with Simon Allen, Research Biologist, Murdoch University, Perth, WA. Location: Broome, The Kimberley, Western Australia

The colour of the water in this part of the world is something to wonder at, it’s the effect of huge tides that wash over the mud and sandy bottoms, which provides a habitat and food source for a massive biosphere off the coast of Broome.


Low spring tides near Broome, leaving mud reef exposed.



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Green’s own inspired failure …

The Wilderness Society on fire again:

A much more inspiring event and conversation than Abbott’s failures at the G20!

We say it all the time. Everyday Australians from all walks of life are standing up for the places we love. Whether it’s the community of North West New South Wales which is banding together to protect their water and land from coal seam gas, or Victorians who are working together to make a Great Forest National Park and protect the Fairy Possum – we’re standing up for nature.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in Sydney’s City Recital Hall to, you guessed it, stand up for nature. In contrast Tony Abbott said to the G20 leaders’ discussion on energy, “I’d like to stand up for coal.” </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Unbelievable.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
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Must have been their National Convention, but all they could do was splutter about Abbott. They really have a disturbed judgement What did happen at the G20? Failures? No: Let’s get down to business

 Their own policies? Greens get the independent foreign policy they called for

Yes, never enough for them, and not if their nemesis, TonyAbbott, has anything to do with it. Look, another dummy spit:


The top picture is the Sydney Concert Centre or something, to show how concerned they are …

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“the worship of Jackals by Jackasses” …

Tim Ball writes a ‘bottler’, (an Australian colloquialism) about wide open spaces, and, er Paul Ehrlich and more:

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