falsifying climate change’s CO2 problem …

Just released: A peer reviewed Climate Science Research
Report has proven that it is all but certain that EPA’s basic
claim that CO2 is a pollutant is totally false.

So all that data tampering is for nothing. Read the rest here or check out icecap.us

 

Press Release: New Research Report Confirms invalidation of the EPA’s Endangerment Finding

Stated simply, our new research findings building on the previous work, totally debunks EPA’s claim that CO2 is a pollutant that must therefore be regulated. It does so by very clearly demonstrating the “Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) “ data, quoted all the time as setting new surface temperature records, have been purposefully adjusted in a manner such that they are now basically meaningless numbers. Continued reliance on this manipulated GAST data is supporting CO2 regulatory actions that very negatively impact the poor not only in the U.S., but worldwide. There is no scientific basis for this widespread regulation.

PRESS RELEASE

On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding Abridged Research Report June 2017

New Research Report

Just released: A peer reviewed Climate Science Research Report has proven that it is all but certain that EPA’s basic claim that CO2 is a pollutant is totally false. All research was done pro bono.

The objective of this research was to test the hypothesis that Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data are sufficiently credible estimates of global average temperatures such that they can be relied upon for climate modeling and policy analysis purposes. The relevance of this research is that the validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding requires GAST data to be a valid representation of reality.

In this research report past changes in the previously reported historical data are quantified. It was found that each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history. And, it was nearly always accomplished by each entity systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern. This was true for all three entities providing GAST data measurement, NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU.

As a result, this research sought to validate the current estimates of GAST using the best available relevant data. The conclusive findings were that the three GAST data sets are not a valid
representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments which removed their cyclical temperature patterns are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S.and other temperature data.

Thus, despite current claims of record setting warming, it is impossible to conclude from the NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever.

Finally, since GAST data set validity is a necessary condition for EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding, it too is invalidated by these research findings. This means that EPA’s 2009 claim that CO2 is a pollutant has been decisively invalidated by this research.

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salt marsh country near Broome …

There are many salt marshes along the Kimberley and Pilbara coastlines. These pics were from near Sandfire on the 80 mile beach. They contain a wide variety of colours and shapes of edible saltbush species.

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From Willies Creek salt marsh north of Broome, come these colours and birds:

Then below are some of Roebuck Plains in the middle of the wet season, where salt marsh reaches calcarious ephemeral salt flats and drainage from ephemeral lakes between Roebuck Bay and Fitzroy River.

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riverine escape …

Some more pics from along the Berkeley River, half way between Wyndham and Kalumburu in the North Kimberley. Spectacular scenery, flora and fauna make it a great spot to visit.

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cliff-hanging scenery …

The Berkeley River  has cliffs along nearly 20km of navigable river, an outstanding scenic attraction for those fortunate enough to stay at the Berkeley River Lodge in the NE Kimberley.

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the Pandanus Palm from the north …

Pandanus Palms, Pandanus spiralis, are an iconic species growing across Australia’s north, with some Kimberley types pictured here. Now they are growing in many parks and gardens, and are useful as a habitat for birds, bats and reptiles.

The leaves below host a strange fly, click to zoom.

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another Green science fraud bites the dust … covered up research

Scientific fraud against Monsanto’s Roundup has uncovered a Green agenda against successful farming practices, where the use of Roundup has enabled farmers to avoid the most toxic weedkillers once used extensively in cropping: Another Left-Wing Science Scandal

Roundup does not cause a higher incidence of cancer! Over at Powerline:

Featured imageGlyphosate is the active ingredient in RoundUp, the most widely used herbicide in the world. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide, meaning it will kill just about any plant. Since it would kill the crop as well as the weeds, for quite a few years it couldn’t be used over the top of an emerging crop. Instead, its use was restricted to lower-value burndown situations, where weeds in a field would »

[…] But the whole thing turned out to be a fraud. Reuters has investigated, aided by access to deposition testimony in one or more of the lawsuits against Monsanto, which evidently was not subject to a protective order. Briefly put, the author of the IARC’s carcinogenicity study, Aaron Blair, an epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, covered up his own research showing that exposure to glyphosate did not lead to a higher incidence of cancer in humans. The story, as reported by Reuters, is astonishing:

Previously unreported court documents reviewed by Reuters from an ongoing U.S. legal case against Monsanto show that Blair knew the unpublished research found no evidence of a link between glyphosate and cancer. In a sworn deposition given in March this year in connection with the case, Blair also said the data would have altered IARC’s analysis.

(My bold)

Bit wet still, boggy is a bigger problem than cancer.

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(H/t Paul Harley)
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wild horse roaming …

One of my joys collecting plant material for propagation is running into wild horses, once used as stockhorses, where the bull-buggy and motorbike now rule. Over time horses get to know us and trust us to check over them for such things as injuries or identifying marks or brands. These days brands are rarely seen.

Here are a few pics from the past decade. Click to zoom.

Pastoral properties are sized in hundreds of thousands of acres, so fences are rare, and the horses are tough enough to survive a wide range of habitats. They can be found all over Australia’s wilderness.

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out on the plain …

Close to Broome, is a low lying plain, often flooded during the wet season, where many birds, wallabies and other animals thrive. It was formerly a part of a cattle station, now soon to become a conservation park. Here are some of the inhabitants along with some flora that attracts them. Click to zoom.

Dancing Brolgas

Brolgas

Black-necked stork and friends

Waterfowl

Masked Woodswallows

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the dinosaur story on show …

Dinosaur time in Broome, with several events include Dr Steve Salisbury’s discussion on his findings of 21 species, mostly new to science, of dinosaur tracks along the Broome coastline. Well worth a listen and look for visitors this tourist season.

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Held over a 2 week period beginning yesterday, culminating on July 10th during the school holidays.

This is a unique opportunity on the Broome tourist calendar, to see a part of the most extensive trackway in the world of dinosaurs of many shapes and sizes.

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parks and gardens of the Northwest …

Over the last 17 years, I have been turning the parks and gardens of Pilbara and Kimberley towns into havens for local fauna, by replacing and returning colourful native species in place of weeds and exotics like palms and crotons.

It’s been a long process, convincing the authorities that a change was needed, then learning the species, collecting seeds from the region, and growing them back in my backyard nursery, along with the help of many people doing work for the dole.

You can see them see them in the bush as well on northwestplants.net.

Some examples seen here in Broome, click to zoom:

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