the climate craziness … and “scientifically-illiterate newscasters”

 

Well that kind of disturbs me, hating the cold as I do. Is this because all the wind farms and solar panels are cooling the earth. Isn’t that what they were designed to do. Except, CO2 continues to rise. Something doesn’t add up. It’s the craziness, says retired Professor, Dr Judith Curry:  Climatologist Resigns Over ‘Craziness in Field of Climate Science,’ ‘Politicized’ Reward System

Something in the water? Enercon, a major wind turbine company admits fault in a court hearing about the sound disturbing nearby residents in Ireland. That will disturb many other pending cases. Meanwhile: Another Colorado ski resort closes because of too much snow. Oh dear, there goes another ‘end of snow’ argument, once the warming catch-cry.

This Professor excoriates the media:

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer ‘outraged by distortions of CO2 & climate intoned by hapless, scientifically-illiterate newscasters’

Even Polar Bears numbers are at their highest in 50 years: Polar bear conservation group blasts Obama for climate alarmism: ‘Sensationalized nonsense’

Fortunately for them, they don’t have to contend with wind turbine blades, which keep killing endangered eagles.

Crazy, to come, extra excessive heat? Well, “once upon a time”:

So much hype in the Australian media about how hot it is going to get at Bourke, in western NSW, this week. Once upon a time it really did get hot at Bourke…

Fiddling Temperatures for Bourke: Part 1, Hot Days By jennifer on March 29, 2014 in Information IF you know Bourke, you know Australia, wrote the famous Australian poet Henry Lawson. There is something quintessentially Australian about the place, the harshness of the western landscape, a tenacious s…
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About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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One Response to the climate craziness … and “scientifically-illiterate newscasters”

  1. Ian G says:

    You may be interested in this. This is a comparison between the raw temps and the ‘homogenised’ ACORN temps for Bourke, Jan 1939.
    Raw ACORN
    1st 38.9 38.4
    2nd 40 39.1
    3rd 42.2 41.9
    4th 38.1 37.9
    5th 38.9 38.4
    6th 41.7 41.5
    7th 41.7 41.5
    8th 43.4 43
    9th 46.1 45.7
    10th 48.3 47.9
    11th 47.2 46.8
    12th 46.2 45.8
    13th 45.7 45.3
    14th 46.1 45.7
    15th 47.2 46.8
    16th 46.7 46.3
    17th 40 39.1
    18th 40.1 39.1
    19th 40 39.1
    20th 41.9 41.7
    21st 42.5 42.1
    22nd 44.2 43.8
    23rd 36.7 36.5
    24th 40.3 39.2
    25th 36.6 36.5
    26th 29.4 29.5
    27th 29.3 29.4
    28th 28.8 28.9
    29th 30.6 30.5
    30th 35.6 35.4
    31st 38.6 38.3
    Highest daily 48.3 47.9
    Lowest daily 28.8 28.9
    Monthly mean 40.4 40.04
    Difference 0.36
    All above 30C have been reduced (one by 1.1C) and all the three under 30C have been increased.
    They must have moved the site everyday.
    They have effectively reduced a 17 consecutive above 40C heatwave to a 11 day heatwave.

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