My fortunate nature trek last month to Lake Gregory, Paruku, the junction of 3 deserts in Western Australia, was a great, if somewhat sad story. Late last year, the WA Government, via Department of Agriculture held several helicopter sorties around the massive lake, shooting thousands of wild horses, many in the middle of the Sturt Creek delta, a wide area of ephemeral creeks and claypans, crossed with Spinifex plains, left to rot in areas of dry season watering holes.
An international scientist and author, who recently wrote a book on US Mustangs, Senior Ecologist and Naturalist Craig Downer, resident of Nevada was visiting Australia to release a paper at the Ecological Society’s Annual Conference in Alice Springs, on Wild Horses and their impact on the environment.
The Ecological Society of Australia is the peak group for ecological science in Australia. … Alice Springs, Northern Territory September 28th to October 3rd 2014.
Wild horses at Sturt Creek
Craig Downer, a now familiar pose …
The few horses around this Lake are now terrified, and bolt instantly, on sight of any human activity.
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Stolen from cartoonist Paul Zanetti’s Facebook page, a Bill Leak masterpiece:
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Tagged bill leak, carbon emissions., climate, comedy, dr patrick moore, environment, greenpeace, media, paul zanetti, politics, weather
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing CO2 will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science’
Climate expert William Happer, from Princeton University: “No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production. The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.’
Couldn’t say it any better. Coleman is right, too:
Dr Patrick Moore knows it too: Warmer planet ‘no risk to people’, says Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore
If only it would get warmer, heh. Continue reading
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Journalist and science writer, Donna La Framboise has reviewed this latest volume about Green behaviour: Waking Up from the Green Nightmare
A scathing critique of anti-human environmentalism is now an affordable e-book.
I have begun reading Pascal Bruckner‘s brilliant book, The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse.
A critique of modern environmental thought, its introductory chapter is titled “The Return of Original Sin” and contains observations such as:
read it all at the top link …
The modern ‘environmental activists’ have shown that they are total fanatics on global warming, fanatical about development, and fanatical on anti-fossil fuel prospecting. Donna is right about Pascal’s book.
[...] the green movement
excels more in preventing than in proposing: it closes factories, blocks projects, forbids the construction of super-highways, airports, railway lines. It is the power that always denies.
Fanatics like this guy: U. of Arizona Professor: Climate change now ‘irreversible’ – Humans must ‘terminate industrial civilization’
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Climate change ‘prophets, and projectors, and half-instructed meteorologists': the press found them amusing back in 1871
The cutting is from the THE BRISBANE COURIER, TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1871.
(Steven Goddard, via Greenie Watch).
[...] Note also the calm assurance about the three consecutive years of drought. Today, this would be amplified as a crisis, a a catastrophe, as a forerunner of doom to come. Back in 1871, they merely noted that the drought would have ‘stimulated the inventive resources of practical agriculturalists’. Perhaps they were made of sterner stuff in those days. Perhaps they were less readily panicked. Perhaps we could learn from them.
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Tagged climate, Greenie Watch, media, politics, science, steven goddard, The Brisbane Courier, weather
Add more CO2 to the atmosphere, and your supposed to get catastrophic anthropological global warming*. Instead we get calmer, milder, wetter, greener, warmer, drier, snowy conditions, mostly where it’s needed the most. Yes, that’s weather, and the environment, improved by additional atmospheric CO2:
Alexej Buergin writes in WUWT Tips and Notes about a report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) that puts climate alarmism’s claims of increased natural disasters in perspective: The “World Disasters Report 2014″ of IFRC notices the lowest number of catastrophies in 10 years and 22,500 dead (average 100,000).…
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*according to Tim Flannery and friends.
But wait, wasn’t 2013 the hottest ever year? I would have liked that to be true, but sensitivity to CO2 isn’t what it was supposed to be.
Update, just don’t mention the money.
Must not mention Greenie money in politics
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Supporting fossil fuels, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has set off a ‘greenstorm’. Which means he must be right, when considering how the anti-coal brigade have charged the energy and climate debates, especially at that last election. Now that Facebook ‘fasceists’ have shown their hand, Paul Kelly has noticed:
In Inquirer this weekend, PAUL KELLY writes on the new climate change battlefront: how the politics of the campaign against fossil fuel haters could prove tricky.
WITH his statement that coal is “essential for the prosperity of Australia” and “essential for the prosperity of the world”, Tony Abbott has declared political war on…
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