alarmists continue being wrong …

This great and very important article last weekend at The Australian (paywalled) by Clive James, copied from Greenie Watch:

Western climate change alarmists won’t admit they are wrong

By Clive James, Australian/British literary figure and wit Continue reading

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Professor Happer denounces Paris climate agreement …

Africa is becoming greener, faster, according to the latest data, surpassing by far the trees cut down for fuel and housing. One more inconvenient truth from The Green Blob.

In Africa, a fight is happening. On one side natural forces are making the continent greener, and on the other, people are removing trees and bushes from the continent.

In densely populated regions, people are cutting down trees and forests, but elsewhere, where human populations are more thinly spread, bushes and scrub vegetation are thriving.

Now, scientists have quantified for the first time how vegetation across the continent has changed in the past 20 years.

Thirty six per cent of the continent has become greener, while 11 per cent is becoming less green. […]

Higher atmospheric CO2, along with warm weather, is a boon to vegetation. Just in time for the expected withdrawal from the Paris scam of Obama’s, The Daily Telegraph reports:

 

Donald Trump’s potential science adviser believes CO2 is ‘good’ and US should withdraw from Paris climate deal

Donald Trump has not yet given his decision on whether the US will recommit to the Paris deal

An academic tipped to be President Donald Trump’s White House Science Adviser has called for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Professor William Happer, a Princeton physicist, told The Telegraph in an interview: “I hope he will. Our friends in Europe wanted it so everybody had to sign up but it’s a complete waste.

“There are diverging opinions in the Trump administration, what to do about climate change in particular. I hope he will withdraw.

“It (the Paris agreement) is not going to hurt the environmentalists, it’s going to hurt people in Asia and Africa and I think it’s profoundly immoral. What people there need is electricity you can afford. Prosperity, what’s wrong with that? This is an example of human folly.”

His comments came as Mr Trump said he would decide this week whether to withdraw the US from the 2015 agreement which has been signed by nearly 200 countries…

William Happer
Prof Happer: “I don’t see a whole lot of difference between the consensus on climate change and the consensus on witches”

(H/T Greenie Watch)

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a day off for the streets of Chinatown, Broome …

Broome has some architecture that is more suited to the tropics, so here are some pics with little traffic to hide the buildings. Chinatown is the predominant commercial zone in Broome.

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Broome’s east side …

Broome sits on a small peninsula at the southern end of the larger Dampier Peninsula. To the East is Roebuck Bay, where these images were taken. From the boat ramp at Town Beach, where crocodiles are sometimes seen, to the Port of Broome near Entrance Point.

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Dinosaur prints on Port Beach

The old jetty was once started from the end of the middle bank at Town Beach

Long deserted boat shed where pearl luggers were once repaired.

Retired lugger jetty

Town Beach

Pearling mother ship with hovercraft passing by the falling tide.

Morning fog at Town Beach boat ramp.

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desert country in Western Australia …

Just south of the Edgar Range lies the Great Sandy Desert. Possibly contains much of the recently found ‘forest’. Hundreds of sand dunes running ENE to WSW, open woodlands, grasslands, and rocky outcrops, mixed in with ephemeral wetlands like Dragon Tree soak, a few springs and a lot of flat Spinifex plains.

Where the Kimberley joins the Pilbara, south-east from Broome. Click to zoom:

Oops, my portrait.

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the Tanami region of the SE Kimberley …

Where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy and Little Sandy Deserts, Lake Gregory is a freshwater system with no outflows to the sea, but fills completely only when big floods occur. The last 20 years or so, rains have been good, and water flow from Sturt Creek is found in enough quantities to keep many horses and cattle healthy, only for the government to undertake aerial shooting.

Sunrise over the Wolfe Creek Crater

Lake Gregory

These pics include many from over 15 years ago, click to zoom:

Inside Wolfe Creek Crater showing the salt pan in the middle.

Ipomoea costata, edible Bush Yam

Ghost Gums on the Sturt Creek floodplain

Moon rise near Lake Gregory

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the most beneficial gas …

Climate ‘scientists’ have failed their profession, dragging it to depths not seen since the Inquisition era:

President Trump and EPA must Revisit and Revoke the Scientifically Invalid CO2 Endangerment Finding

The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council ONCE AGAIN calls on President Trump and EPA to Revisit and Revoke the Scientifically Invalid CO2 Endangerment Finding

See also commentary by Alan Carlin, former economist and science analyst at EPA here.

Key Points:

1. Just Released, Even More Definitive research findings make it even more certain that CO2 is not a pollutant but rather a beneficial gas that should not be regulated.

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Carbon dioxide has continued to lift the world from poverty in expanding forests, crop yields as it out-gasses from slightly warmer oceans. Man is responsible for just under 5% of increasing atmospheric CO2. Even termites exhale more CO2 than mankind.

John O’Sullivan publishes this, from an Industrial Chemist, Dr Mark Imisides:

Scarcely a day goes by without us being warned of coastal inundation by rising seas due to global warming.

Why on earth do we attribute any heating of the oceans to carbon dioxide, when there is a far more obvious culprit, and when such a straightforward examination of the thermodynamics render it impossible.

Carbon dioxide, we are told, traps heat that has been irradiated by the oceans, and this warms the oceans and melts the polar ice caps. While this seems a plausible proposition at first glance, when one actually examines it closely a major flaw emerges.

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travel Kimberley …

Some old pre-digital era pics of Kimberley field trips about 15 years ago, first time on pindanpost, where I started learning about Kimberley trees and other flora.

Melaleuca leucadendra on a creek on Drysdale River Station

Cypress Pine, Callitris glaucophylla in the Phillips Range

Melaleuca argentea along a Kimberley River

Billabong on Tablelands station

Creek crossing on Mt House Station

Livistona Palm trees on the Mitchell Plateau

Melaleuca in a swamp near Broome

Ipomoea pes-caprae on a beach near Broome

Ghost gums and a Pandanus near Galvan’s Gorge in the Phillips Range

Endemic to Broome, Ghost Gum, Corymbia paractia outside Department of Parks and Wildlife, Broome

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a treatment I may need

Injecting your own fat tissue into the joints can help treat bone joint conditions, including injuries and osteoarthritis, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center. With the help of a new device called Lipogems, used at the time of arthroscopic surgery, researcher can now processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide…

via Suffering From Joint Pain? Researchers Reveal How Your Own Fat Tissue Can Help Treat That — Sparkonit

After a visit to a surgeon about dodgy knees a few years ago, the only option seemed to be replacement in a few years. My knees improved very quickly on that news, in fear!

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Pilbara region pics …

Here are some older images from some Pilbara field trips from over a decade ago. Of course, I was more interested in trees and plants than scenery. The Pilbara is one of the country’s hotter regions, where rain can be rare, and sometimes cyclones inflicts severe damage to trees.

River Red-Gum at the Sherlock River

Ghost Gum Mallee near Onslow

Mulla-Mullas flowering on a Karratha plain

Mulga tree near Marble Bar

Early wet season shower near Marble Bar

Snappy Gum on a Pilbara hillside

Iron ore range near Shay Gap

Rocky outcrop on the Burrup Peninsula Industrial zone

Ancient Carissa lanceolata near Shay Gap

Deciduous Brachychiton (Kurrajong) at the Burrup Peninsula

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