the cold wave …

Texas cold? No, just freezing … Texas Obliterating Their January Cold Record

So far this month, Texas is absolutely obliterating their record for January cold. Completely unprecedented.

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More cold:

Canada, United States in deep Arctic freeze

By Michel COMTE, Ottawa (AFP), Jan 8, 2015

Cold Wave to Fuel N. Europe Storms, Faster-than-Sound Jet Travel

By Roy Spencer, His Blog, Jan 5, 2015

Pump some more CO2. Oh, that’s right, it causes cooling now doesn’t it?

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a right bunch of Charlies … from the left

The shrieking, two faced hypocrites of the left. Refused to help repeal 18C Free Speech Law.

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For those overseas readers, those two ‘frightbats’ in front are radical lefty politicians who want free speech, as long as it’s theirs. Charlie Hebdo would fall foul of the Australian law on free speech.

Larry Pickering also now has a police guard after threats over his cartoons:

Surprise, the ABC change their ‘toon': MO SHOW

Tim Blair Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (1:22pm)

The ABC – along with several more reputable Australian media outlets – displays the latest Charlie Hebdo cover, complete with forbidden Mo toon:

The latest front page of Charlie Hebdo has been released, showing the Prophet Mohammed holding a Je Suis Charlie sign under the banner “All is forgiven”.

This represents a welcome change of policy since 2006.

Now lets see them push for a repeal of the Free Speech laws. WE ARE ALL (SUBJECT TO THE APPALLING RESTRICTIONS OF) 18C

Tim Blair – 

Via Morph, the Australian translation of a currently-popular French phrase:


Update, CNN refuse to be there:

Remember That “Free Speech” Stuff CNN Was Talking About? That Was All Bullshit

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starving Green monsters …

Record crop yields worldwide are a beneficiary of enriched CO2.

That’s what I said. More than 60 times!

[…] The IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, which was edited by then-chairman Dr. Rajendra Pachauri and released in 2007, predicted with “virtual certainty” that crop yields would plummet in some areas unless industrialized nations immediately adopted stricter limits on CO2, which the IPCC said was causing “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.”

Boohoo, we were told we would all starve, again:

“We are allowing hundreds of thousands of people in the poorest developing countries to starve in order to be able to finance climate protection and energy transformation that are not based on today’s valid science paradigm. That is not only idiotic, but also borders on criminal activity by the politically responsible persons.”


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Sugarcane under irrigation

Time to starve the Green monster, and pump some more carbon for the forests and crops.


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Laurie Sampi, environmental stalwart to the end …

The late Laurie Sampi, green-fingered nurseryman

The late Laurie Sampi, green-fingered nurseryman

Laurie Sampi pictured in the middle, installing reticulation

Laurie Sampi pictured in the middle, installing reticulation

???????????????????????????????Very difficult to get a photo of Laurie, shy to the end. Thanks Laurie for being a great help and indigenous mentor for the environment. Laurie passed away after a short illness last week.

Laurie has worked with me as a volunteer for years, collecting seeds, growing out seedlings in the nursery. We could not have got this far without him. RIP .

Here, he is pictured harvesting native lemon grass, wearing a khaki shirt:barred creek 017 barred creek 018 barred creek 019

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temperature ‘data adjusting’ into oblivion …

All that adjusting upward of temperature data like CRU, NOAA, BoM and others do, will come to burn them badly soon. So many fact checkers are out there now, real weather happens, all the time. Maybe this’ll soothe those burns: Along with most of the Northern Hemisphere, Canadian Arctic Sees More Sea Ice Than The Early 1980s

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, in the midst of their ICESCAPE mission, retrieves supplies dropped by parachute in the Arctic Ocean

[…] “The Antarctic is actually growing and all the evidence in the last few months suggests many assumptions about the poles was wrong,” Dr. Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, told the U.K. Express.

“Global sea ice is at a record high, another key indicator that something is working in the opposite direction of what was predicted,” Peiser said. “Most people think the poles are melting… they’re not. This is a huge inconvenience that reality is now catching up with climate alarmists, who were predicting that the poles would be melting fairly soon.”

Or  this evidence of poor adjustments.

Even the penguins are stuffed: Penguins Marching An Extra 1000 km

A few years ago, experts told us that Penguins were doomed because of disappearing summer sea ice.

Antarctic summer sea ice is at a record high, and extends about 1,000 km further than it did in January 1993 -shown as green below.

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The amount of ice has increased by 76% since the same date in 1993.

Australia Is Not Warming And The Hottest Year Was 1998

What they did, and keep doing:



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CO2 does not warm the planet …

Of course, but it can cause cooling, scientists now tell us … Singer Concurs with Latour: CO2 Doesn’t Cause Global Warming

Written by Anthony Bright-Paul on 10 Jan 2015

 Singer and Latour

[…]What were the headlines?

Fred Singer closing in on Fact: CO2 Doesn’t Affect Global temperature!

Here is the link and I hope and pray that all Skeptic Professors and sincere sceptic writers and so on and so forth will read this article by Dr Latour. I immediately passed it on to Hans Schreuder since it vindicates his well-known essay that Greenhouse Gases cool the Planet. This essay by Hans Schreuder is central to what I call my book – Climate for the Layman – but which is, in fact, a compilation of articles and essays.

For too long many of us Skeptics have been fighting on marshy ground – that is on the same marshy ground as the Warmists, with just a light variation. While the Warmists declared and still declare every day that the Globe is warming dangerously by virtue of the Greenhouse Gases, some Skeptics have conceded that Greenhouse Gases warm the atmosphere but only a little, not dangerously.

That is what I mean by fighting on marshy ground, by fighting on the same ground as the Warmists. No wonder they stand their ground – it is as if the Skeptics are fundamentally in agreement with them, only differing in scale.

Luckily for us all Dr Latour does not have that false modesty that afflicts so many Englishmen brought up in Public Schools to play cricket. His American lack of modesty is entirely refreshing – I would have said ‘music to my ears’ but that would be to mix metaphors.

Singer reveals he assumes CO2 warms Earth because it is called a greenhouse gas, which does not make it so. 

 How many other sincere Skeptics have made that same assumption? Latour goes on: –

I discovered in 2012 introducing radiating gases like H2O and CO2 to the atmosphere actually cools the Earth slightly…

My way is physics, the Stefan Boltzmann Law of radiation intensity from all matterproportional to its temperature and emissivity. 

Some years ago now Professor Bob Carter visited with me in my garden on the occasion of the publication of his first book. For some reason he was intrigued to meet a completely independent non-scientist writer writing in the Skeptic cause. As we walked around my garden Bob was at pains to explain to me that molecules of CO2 radiated every which way including downwards, thus warming the lower atmosphere. This is pretty precisely what Dr Helen Czerski also wrote to me.

The theory is that the Earth radiates out a low grade infrared which activates the CO2 molecules and they in turn radiate back to Earth thus warming or increasing the warmth of the lower atmosphere.

Now Bob Carter is a very polite person and considers it absolutely infra dig to disagree with another Skeptic scientist all on the same side. But let us face the facts. The Skeptic cause is not making headway, in spite of the efforts of Lord Lawson and the GWPF and many others.  We are just treading water, while the Warmists continue with their propaganda day by day.

So let me declare now that in no way would I want to upset those who have worked for years in the climate Skeptic cause. However we have to admit that we have made scarcely a dent on the public mind – on the public conception.

That is why it is so important that Fred Singer has now publicly declared that CO2 does not affect Global temperature, and Pierre Latour has helped him along the way by providing an ‘algebraic proof.’

He has been wandering around in the swamp of atmospheric feedbacks, positive or negative, proclaiming it is all too complicated and controversial. Like esteemed MIT Professor Richard Lindzen and other meteorologists, he is trapped in his feedback swamp and can’t get out.

Now where is the error? Where is the error both in logic and in Physics? I believe that what Bob Carter said to me was fundamentally correct – that is to say that all molecules radiate every which way including downwards, but he omitted

proportional to its temperature and emissivity. 

Pierre Latour goes on to discuss ‘back radiation’ and repeats the fundamental 2nd Law of Thermodynamics with the words ‘Heat does not flow from cold matter to hot matter, heating hot further; only from hot to cold.’

Gee! I knew that all along and I have no degrees of any kind, only an entirely aggravating desire to be logical and to think in a straight line. Here now is Jim Peden once again with his characteristic and charming immodesty: –

If non-radiating O2 is exchanged for absorbing/emitting CO2, emissivity, e, of planet to space must increase.

I = σ e (T/100)4

If e increases with CO2 at constant I, T goes down. Therefore CO2 causes global cooling.

Get that my fellow Skeptics? CO2 causes Global Cooling. This is the high ground – this is the ground from which we should be fighting, not in the swamps of positive and negative feed backs.

Let us have a truly Happy New Year, where we rout the Warmists with their phoney science.

(via John O’Sullivan)

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blooming green … and amber

No barley shortage for the breweries and malters. The increasing atmospheric CO2 is causing a blooming of necessary carbon matter of the type needed to produce a good drop, as shown by recent trials:

Plant Growth Database (8 January 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Perez-Lopez et al., 2014)…

Some large increases can be seen at the link. Conclusion: more CO2 please.

Idso Brothers at CO2science have posted this too: Global Warming and World Food Security (29 December 2014)
Global warming – if it is ever to begin again following its current 18-year hiatus – may very well prove providential in terms of boosting crop yields and enhancing food security, which is a much more optimistic assessment than that presented by the IPCC…

Go and have a look.

Or, you may prefer saki, or rice wine.

Image, selected at random:

Aberfeldy 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Highlands, Scotland …

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teacher fails BoM, ABC … again

The fail of the year, only because it’s early January, and I am certain of a lot more to come, Joanne Nova has blown them off, with a little help from retired headmaster, Ken Stewart.

If the BOM was incompetent, the ABC would be the last to find out.

[…] The point of the ABC is not to ask our public institutions any hard questions after all. It’s there to cover for them.

More info:

Ken Stewarts post: Not the Worst Drought in 80 Years and .

Read it all. If the BoM were inquisitive and ethical, they would read this new book. The ABC will demonize it anyway, their pensions now depend on the science being wrong.




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warmer and better …

BoM have been telling us the seas are warmer than ever in the Indian Ocean and we’re all going to fry. The data says otherwise:

12 Indian SSTa (12) Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomalies

(60S to 30N, 20E to 120E)

Satellites tell us there’s been no warming anywhere:

Monckton jan 2014

Figure 1. The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no global warming for 18 years 3 months since October 1996.

Let’s hope the warming can continue. More warmth, more rain, more co2. The world depends on it. Continue reading

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climate facts, a new book …

Just received my copy. Alan Moran is editor:

New Book on Climate Change

Climate Change: the Facts 2014, a recently published book which I edited and wrote one of the 22 chapters, Costing climate change.


Out Now:  Climate Change: the Facts 2014


Continue reading

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