Which makes a lot of people including all the guest authors of that book, disappointed they are not on this stone: Congrats to Dellers, Booker, Monckton, Lawson — Carved into Denier Stone Prize Art
What success! Six skeptics have been honored in prizewinning art at Anglia Ruskin, a large university in Britain. Their names were carved into a plywood mock-rock, that drips oil. James Delingpole is wrapt — who wouldn’t be?
The top of the “rock” reads “Lest We Forget Those Who Denied”. The names: Christopher Booker, Nigel Lawson, Christopher Monckton, Melanie Phillips, Owen Paterson.
Indeed, the 2015 Sustainability Art Prize went to great sustainable art. In years to come, when everyone realizes how silly it was to demonize carbon, this art will live on — recycled as a testament to the vacuity of post-modern art. This work is already a classic of government-funded-largess, capturing the pure inversion of insight that comes through unwitting satire as “daring” artists pander to power. Perfecto.
These heroic names should be carved into real rock.
The sculpture has been described as an “oil painting with a difference” because a continuous stream of engine oil drools symbolically over the “deniers’” names, like tragic sea otters after an Exxon spill.
Only Dellers is an author in the best selling book, why not add the others?
The Bureau’s ENSO Tracker is at ALERT status.
This indicates that there is triple the normal chance of El Niño in 2015. El Niño is often associated with below-average winter and spring rainfall over eastern Australia, and above-average daytime temperatures over the southern half of the country.
So we’re expecting a dry winter, right?
Er, no, or not yet. Confusion reigned at the ABC on April 23:
ELEANOR HALL: The Weather Bureau is tipping a wetter than average winter for much of the country, including the areas of New South Wales which have just been pummelled by deadly storms.
The bureau released its seasonal outlook this morning.. Will Ockenden spoke to Dr Andrew Watkins, manager of climate prediction services at the Bureau of Meteorology.
ANDREW WATKINS: It’s actually showing reasonably good odds of getting above normal rain across much of the continent… We’ve got a warming up of the Pacific Ocean, which is sort heading us towards El Nino which would normally dry things out at this time of year, but on the other side of the coin or the other side of the oceans, we’ve got the Indian Ocean which is very warm at the moment… That’s leading to a lot more moisture… it’s increasing the cloud and upping the likelihood of rainfall at least for the next couple of months.
WILL OCKENDEN: … How can you have a higher rainfall prediction when there’s quite a higher chance of an El Nino forming as well?
ANDREW WATKINS: Yeah, that’s a very good, very good question.