the Edgar Range, Great Sandy Desert …

One of my favorite West Australian destinations, The Edgar Range is at the northern end of the Great Sandy Desert, where intrepid explorer Robert Bogucki found himself after traveling from Sandfire on foot, trying to reach Fitzroy Crossing.

He was rescued 43 days after setting out and the local State Emergency crews had given up, so another crew complete with bloodhound trackers from the US found his trail. A news helicopter then went ahead and found him at the Edgar Range, a 100 plus kilometre long range, in the south of the Kimberley.

Breakaway Edgar Range country

cliffs and ravines of the Edgar Range

pindan posts, paired in severely burnt Sandy Desert country

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out and about near Broome …

My lack of posts recently is caused by popcorn overdose syndrome, watching the US media go into nuclear meltdown. However a few trips to the bush to return to sanity has helped recovery. The result below:

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Calandrinia sp.

Mangroves on the edge of Willies Creek north of Broome

Broome sandstone


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a weekend of woodlands and grassy plains …

The best part of the time is finding wild horses and not so wild, among the flowers and grassy plains and adjacent woodlands near Broome. The ground has finally dried somewhat after a long and wet summer. The air is dry, warm and a perfect  autumn where 31 or 32C is the usual maximum, and cool mornings of 16-20C, just perfect weather.

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Hibiscus apodus

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southern Kimberley coast at low tide …

Some great beaches near Broome often have a small creek or drainage outlet, this is SE from Broome, and not often visited, near False Cape Bossut.

This is the same region as the weird rocky outcrops shown here.

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climate alarmism proved invalid …

Abridged Research Report Second Edition, April 2017

A just released 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.

This was the biggest scientific furphy one could imagine, over the past hundred years. Hundreds of billions of dollars thrown into the swamp for nothing. I have over 550 posts on pindanpost and many more on Facebook showing that CO2 is not a pollutant.

Icecap continues: […]

Press Release and Research Report “On the Existence of a “Tropical Hot Spot” & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding: April 24, 2017

As a prelude to the Press release and Research Report, I have chosen to post the introduction on the press release and significance of this research report by Dr. Alan Carlin, a report reviewer and Retired Senior Analyst and manager EPA from his web site.

Second Edition of path breaking Research Report Further Shows the Scientific Invalidity of Climate Alarmism

Read it all here via Icecap: […]

From the Second Edition Report:


The objective of this research was to determine whether or not a straightforward application of the “proper mathematical methods” would support EPA’s basic claim that CO2 is a pollutant. These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world. Also critically important, this analysis failed to find that the steadily rising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations have had a statistically significant impact on any of the 14 temperature data sets that were analyzed.

The temperature data measurements that were analyzed were taken by many different entities using balloons, satellites, buoys and various land based techniques. Needless to say, if regardless of data source, the structural analysis results are the same, the analysis findings should be considered highly credible.

Thus, the analysis results invalidate each of the Three Lines of Evidence in its CO2 Endangerment Finding. Once EPA’s THS assumption is invalidated, it is obvious why the climate models EPA claims can be relied upon for policy analysis purposes, are also invalid. And, these results clearly demonstrate – 14 separate and distinct times in fact— that once just the Natural Factor impacts on temperature data are accounted for, there is no “record setting” warming to be concerned about. In fact, there is no Natural Factor Adjusted Warming at all. Moreover, over the time period analyzed, these natural factors have involved historically quite normal solar, volcanic and ENSO activity. At this point, there is no statistically valid proof that past increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations have caused the officially reported rising, even claimed record setting temperatures.


Icecap Note:

To not be able to invalidate the hypothesis (commonly called prove) that CO2 was a major (i.e., statistically significant) driver of changes in global temperatures, what are called simultaneous equation parameter estimation techniques must be applied. If CO2 in fact does not have a significant impact, it is rather straightforward to test how much of the earth’s temperature variation can be explained by natural factors (e.g., solar, oceanic and volcanic activity.) It turns out that once these natural factor impacts are removed, the NF Adjusted Temperatures have a flat trend and bear no statistical significant relationship to CO2. These analysis results were found for 14 separate topical and global temperature data sets. This research finding leaves no room for CO2 to have any measurable impact on global atmospheric and surface temperatures. The scientific method requires that such analyses findings be fully reproducible.  And, these are.

Unlike most peer (pal) reviewed papers, the authors made available to our peer reviewers and anyone (including you) access to the data sets. Also a blueprint to the methods was explicitly described in the Preface and a full set of summary statistical results in the report. Anyone with knowledge of the proper use of regression analysis involving simultaneous equation systems can fully understand and replicate this work. However reading the Preface would lend those without simultaneous modeling experience, the ability to fully understand the findings of this work.

The Undersigned Agree with the Conclusions of this Report:

Dr. Alan Carlin
Retired Senior Analyst and manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Author, Environmentalism Gone Mad, Stairway Press, 2015.
Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Theodore R. Eck
Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University
M.A, Economics, University of Michigan
Fulbright Professor of International Economics
Former Chief Economist of Amoco Corp. and Exxon Venezuela
Advisory Board of the Gas Technology Institute and Energy Intelligence Group

Dr. Craig D. Idso
Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Ph.D., Geography, Arizona State University
M.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
B.S., Geography, Arizona State University

Dr. Richard A. Keen
Instructor Emeritus of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado
Ph.D., Geography/Climatology, University of Colorado
M.S., Astro-Geophysics, University of Colorado
B.A., Astronomy, Northwestern University

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo
IPCC Expert Reviewer
Professor, Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University
M.S., Atmospheric Science, Purdue University

Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen
Ph.D., Physics, M.I.T.
B.S., Physics, M.I.T.

Dr. George T. Wolff
Former Chair EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee
Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
M.S., Meteorology, New York University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

This Pro Bono Research Is Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. William M. Gray (Emeritus) Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University



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RIP, Fairfax News media? …

They wont be missed, as the heady days of journalism is long gone, leaving a once large media firm in such dire straits that the journalist’s strike will not make an iota of difference to anyone but themselves. Good luck with that. The ABC has taken your readers away, free of charge.

Tim Blair notes: “There may be a few spare desks in Canberra next Tuesday:”

Back to Fairfax, the printing goes on:

Fairfax continues publishing during strike – Sky News

6 hours ago – Fairfax Media has continued publishing as hundreds of journalists hold a week-long strike against job cuts.

This is also a test post to see if Fakebook is censoring me, as it sure seems like it, as I do know it censures readers and contributors. Censorship is not free speech, nor does it fit a media organization with ethics.

Fortunately most people are aware that social media and search engines like Google have become highly politicized, so fact checking is essential. I hereby ban Fakebook for as long as I decide to.

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Fakebook have other bias problems of their own making:

Facebook’s Female Engineers Claim Gender Bias – WSJ

1 day ago – An analysis last year by a longtime engineer at Facebook found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men, setting …

Update, trashing customers is becoming an epidemic:

AND THEY WONDER WHY THEY’RE LOSING VIEWERS: Leftist Network BLASTS Democrats: ESPN Host Declares Every ‘City In America’ a ‘Racist City.’

No business publicly trashes its customers like the DNC-MSM. Speaking of which, long before ESPN went full SJW, we’ve known that Manhattan is a racist city – our source was the New York Times.

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off with his …

This kind of leftist fantasy gets President Trump 4 more years, and probably Pense the following eight.

These two posts from the master blogger himself, Professor Glenn Reynolds, where the culprit of the former, may need a use for the latter, a court jester for the deranged left, while spitting hatred at President Trump.

TRUMP HAS CAUSED A LOT OF AWFUL PEOPLE TO TAKE OFF THE MASKS AND REVEAL THEIR AWFULNESS: Stephen Colbert is what happens when you let politics consume you.

But Colbert’s gay-bashing doesn’t just reveal how awful Colbert is, but how awful is the audience that eats his schtick up.

I WILL FEAR NO EVIL: This Surgeon Claims the World’s First Head Transplant Is Just 10 Months Away.

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is there anything more CO2 isn’t good for …

Yes, really:

Elevated CO2 Enhances the Removal of Cadmium and Lead Contamination from Toxic Soils (28 April 2017)
According to the authors of this study, “elevated CO2 benefited the microenvironment in the rhizosphere of R. pseudoacacia seedlings under Cd and Pb stress by increasing the concentration of dissolved organic carbon and organic compounds, microbial population, and microbial and enzyme activity”…

Esperance, in Western Australia’s south suffered a severe lead problem at the Port, forcing a closure to operations after birds were dying all over the town. Maybe this method of clean-up would help.

Burn more gas.

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Earth Day in the ghettos …

Can’t help themselves, can they: Watermelons can never pick up after themselves.


Post Earth day rally site! Making a positive impact on the environment!

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Virgil Mears This is the golden gate earth day site. You guys feel better?

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a weird landscape …

Low tide on the north side of La Grange Bay, SW of Broome

The area pictured here has not been seen by a paleontologist it seems. Might ask Dr Salisbury if he knows these tracks in the Port Smith, to La Grange Bay. That could mean another trip to Broome for his team. I recognize the False Bossut Creek mouth.

These images, taken by my late brother-in-law, Ian Vigar, who passed through here every year for many years. Click to zoom.

An astonishing landscape

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