malaria vaccine gets closer …

This breakthrough on a Malaria vaccine could have been achieved much sooner if so much money wasn’t wasted on a non-existent global warming exercise in stealing taxpayer money.

FASTER, PLEASE: After Decades of Work, a Malaria Vaccine Is Here. “Three African countries have been chosen to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with young children. The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures, the WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said in a statement. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child, the AP reports. Malaria infects more than 200 million people worldwide every year and kills about half a million, most of them children in Africa.”

It’s a start.

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Socialist Democrat politics, religion and science uncovered … shots fired

Following on the so-called March for Science, events now show that it was politics that interfered with science. These actions tell me that President Trump and the Republicans who voted for his government are on the right track after 8 years of scientific malfeasance, culminating in the withdrawal of hundreds of fraudulent papers. Shots fired, reports Jonova: Warning shots fired at Christie/ Spencer UAH Building?

News just coming in suggests someone took some pot shots at the building the UAH satellite data is analyzed in.

Shots Fired into the Christy/Spencer Building at UAH

April 24th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

A total of seven shots were fired into our National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) building here at UAH over the weekend.

All bullets hit the 4th floor, which is where John Christy’s office is (my office is in another part of the building).

Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I think this is more than coincidence. When some people cannot argue facts, they resort to violence to get their way.

Maybe the “March For Science” should have been called the “March To Silence”.

More discussion at Roy Spencers Blog and also at WUWT.

Roy Spencer adds in an email:

I doubt any media have covered it yet. I doubt the police have even written a report yet. From what I’ve heard, it sounds like the police believe the shots were fired from a passing car, and some shell casings were recovered, as well as fragments of bullets inside the building. You can quote me.
Things that feed mindless hate: Namecalling, poor science education  and mangled English. When the old accurate meanings are destroyed, there is almost no chance of a proper conversation. How can two views be reconciled when people don’t speak the same language?
Best wishes to Roy, John and the whole team. If this suspicious event happened to a believer it would be front page hyperbole, “Death Threats to Climate Scientists.”
h/t Marc Morano, Climate Depot.

Then the data tampering that has become an epidemic, especially in climate science, but below, even the Agriculture Department is not immune: Nearly 10% of USDA scientists believe their work has been tampered with

 A survey of Dept of Agriculture (USDA) scientists by the agency’s inspector general suggests some very fishy things are going on in government science:

[Darryl Fears, Washington Post]   According to the survey’s findings, nearly 10 percent said their research has been tampered with or altered by superiors “for reasons other than technical merit,” possibly because of political considerations.

Looks like  Monopsony Trouble: When almost all the research in some fields is done by government funding (one buyer), there is no competition. In answer to that, instead of finding ways to encourage competition, the government set up an agency instead — the SIP.

That didn’t work either. […]


[…] The story goes on to describe Lundgren’s 2014 whistleblower experience of suddenly having odd rules selectively enforced against him, but not against other researchers. Et Voila…

And this is only agriculture. You might think it would be tame.

Read the full pieces and despair what has happened to science. Dr Happer calls them out:



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internet therapy needed for TDS …

I guess Facebook helped these find friends, just some pathetic stuff I found today.on Fakebook. so many Looney losers, suffering Trump Derangement Syndrome. I have a ‘friend’ who has need of therapy. Or is he just researching very imaginative Flakebook names? President Trump owns their heads:


The real James Woods,  offers  a description:

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However, I offer this piece I found at Instapundit as therapy, but it’s more likely to trigger a search for a safe space:


As we approach Trump’s hundredth day in office, however, I am happy to say that I sense a change in the anti-Trump dynamic. The anti-Trump venom is as widespread and hysterical as ever. But as the days go by and Trump governs not as Hitler but as a deliberate executive, toting up victories here, setbacks there, rain checks and extenuations and opportunities, more and more people will say, “This guys is the real deal. He gets things done. He delivers on his promises. He really is making America great again.” The effect of that sentiment will be to marginalize the mainstream media.  If you want a vivid example of exactly how that is done, contemplate what’s about to happen next Saturday when Trump skips the White House correspondents’ dinner and holds a big rally in Pennsylvania instead. I’m sure there will be lots of snide remarks, anti-Trump jokes, and the air will be thick with contemptuous self-satisfaction.  What might not be obvious to the attendees, but what will be blindingly obvious to the rest of us, is that no one who is not crowded into that fetid atmosphere will care. A process of marginalization and emasculation is underway.  If Trump’s second 100 days is as successful as his first 100 days, that process should be essentially complete by the end of the year.

Read the whole thing – and note that in regards to the DNC-MSM’s Trump-as-Hitler meme, as Glenn would say, all is proceeding as Scott Adams has foreseen.

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Broome town …

The architecture of the town of Broome in Western Australia is unique. Tropical, to desert climate, including heat waves to 44C and cyclones, that mostly pass by, have helped create this style of building, similar to a century ago.

Corrugated iron, and steel frames, with new buildings designed to withstand the fiercest cyclonic weather, is the end result. Modern powerlines are underground, with only a small part of town left with poles, the oldest parts. The oldest here:

Then, some new and newer.

Then the older Roebuck Hotel, refurbished many times.


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Dampier Peninsula, a Kimberley experience …

At 200 km from north to south, the Dampier Peninsula has many attractions that can be seen where nature has a hold. Broome sits at the southern tip. Selected at random, click to zoom.

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vacation in Broome …

The Broome area contains so many water sites, from beaches, reefs, ephemeral lakes and swamps to dense woodlands and forests. These pics are several years old, but the same qualities for locals and visitors to keep occupied during leisure time. Fantastic weather for much of the year is an added attraction.

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Remote snaps at the Berkeley River … part 2

..Part 2 of Berkeley River area where a large Kimberley River reaches the Ocean, sand dunes and beaches with rocky outcrops to the NWest and sandstone cliffs to the SEast, covered by rocky islands and mangrove swamps.

Click to zoom.

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the renewable energy collapse …

This is an important look at the collapse and failure of Eastern Australia to maintain a secure power grid electricity supply, copied in full here:

Australia: A Dead Man Warns of a Dying Grid

Not long before his sudden and premature death, Australian Energy Market Operator chief Matt Zema spoke candidly at a private conference of power-industry executives. The enormous subsidies heaped on renewables, he said, mean one thing and only one thing: “The system must collapse”

Continue reading

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holiday snaps from the remote Berkeley River …

A few years ago, I was helping to landscape the new Berkeley River Lodge, part of the experience was to be surrounded by Kimberley wilderness. NW Kimberley, on the West side of Cambridge Gulf is Sandstone pavement country, separated by rivers, creeks and gorges, riverine, and giant sand dunes alongside swamps, freshwater to mangroves, and dense woodland to sparse mountain top.

After half a dozen trips, I yearn to return and explore some more. I can even be a guide 🙂

Click to zoom.

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falling sea levels …

Cannot find any rising sea levels in Western Australia. The big tide in 2011 looks to be a 20 year high. So, the nonsense from the Climate Council is just propaganda as usual, including this useless information from CSIRO. Can’t handle their bots? Perhaps The University of Queensland should call this Sea Level Fall Partnership.



Port Hedland


Plot of monthly mean sea level data at GERALDTON.

..Cocos Islands

Plot of monthly mean sea level data at COCOS ISLAND (HOME IS.).


Tide Gauge Data

Plot of monthly mean sea level data at ALBANY.

Well, that’s Australia’s West coast sea levels. Nothing to worry about. Even Fremantle, where the Perth coastal plain is sinking under the pressure of depleting aquifers, is not rising further:


Plot of monthly mean sea level data at FREMANTLE.

The last big tide was in 2011 in Broome, the biggest since 2000 and the late 80s. Nothing new to Broome locals.

Broome Airport has little to worry about since 2011. Nor does the BoM compound next to the helicopter hangars.Way back when Iron Horse was the film of the week in Broome, tides were very high too:

High tide, 1924 I believe.

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Lost Broome

Who else remembers walking out of the pictures only to get wet feet. Image courtesy of Sun Pictures. #lostBroomeWA#lostbroome

Sun Pictures, today

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