All Scientists are Sceptics ~Professor Bob Carter

Whenever someone asserts that a scientific question is “settled,” they tell me immediately that they don’t understand the first thing about science. Science is never settled. Dr David Deming

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis ~Professor Stewart Franks

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin - See more at: http://thepeoplescube.com/lenin/lenin-s-own-20-monster-quotes-t185.html#sthash.aTrSI3tG.dpuf

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Islam in Australia: Myths and Common Media Positions. Part 6: Equivalence and Exceptionalism

Opinion: Anthony Cox

Note: Muslim Lady ignoring wounded
On Westminster Bridge.'

The news of the latest Muslim terrorist atrocity on Westminster Bridge has filtered through. The media in the form of the ABC has not mentioned Islam, nor has Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop quarantines the Islamic connection by referring to ISIS about which the media and the politicians have long told us is not representative of the peace-loving religion of Islam (peace in Islam has a very precise meaning: submission to Allah and every human being a Muslim and living in Dar-al-Islam, the house of submission).

The responses to the atrocity have followed the usual predictable pattern: the policeman in charge of the investigation, acting DC Mark Rowley says:

We know that our Muslim communities will feel anxious at this time, given the past behaviour of the extreme right wing, and we will continue to work with all community leaders in the coming days

This amazing statement, with the dead and wounded still lying about, including one of his own policemen, mirrors what was done by NSW police at the time of the Lindt Café terrorist incident. While this was still in progress the Commissioner and his deputy, Scipione and Burns set up Operation Hammerhead to protect Muslims from reprisals. Shortly after the Muslim killed one of the hostages and the police killed and wounded two more. There were no reprisals against Muslims.

As the reaction to this latest Muslim atrocity in Westminster runs its course the usual arguments of equivalence will be heard in the media; such statements as: there are fanatics in every group of people will be heard as if there are equivalent groups of Hindu, Buddhist or Christians committing terrorist attacks; or as if any other group in the world is seeking to have its values, Sharia, replace those of the West.

One of the most egregious examples of equivalence is made regularly by John Laws, who compares Halal certification to the heart Foundation tick of approval campaign.



The Heart Foundation tick has now been retired and replaced with a star rating.

That aside the primary difference between Heart Foundation and the Halal certification is that Halal is religious based: it is not just a product or a charity. Halal certification establishes that a product or indeed any aspect of life, not just foods, is acceptable to Islam. More than that it means they are part of Islam.

Halal means permissible. When something is Halal it has the imprimatur of Islam. In Islam, there are only 2 parts: that which is within and part of Islam, Dar al-Islam, and that which is not part of Islam, Dar al-Harb
. Halal is part of Dar al-Islam while Dar al-Harb is not and is subject to all the Koranic strictures involving conversion and killing of the infidel. Halal is an act of conversion and dominance.

The Heart Foundation tick just told you if the food was healthy.

Halal is arguably unconstitutional although no politician has the guts, except One Nation, to support this viewpoint. Under S.116, which gives freedom of religion and prevents government support of any religion the fact that the government allows Islam to raise money through a religious tax can be viewed as government support of Islam.
Halal is also arguably illegal under S.90 of the Constitution because a Halal tax is an excise and only the Commonwealth government has the right to levy excise taxes. Not even the States have this right. The Halal tax subverts the Commonwealth government’s exclusive right to impose such taxes.

Islam is like no other religion which is why the equivalence comparisons are so stupid and wrong. Islam is exceptional. A Muslim scholar, Shadi Hamid, has described how Islam regards itself. Hamid says:

Islam is, in fact, exceptional in how it relates to politics, law and governance. In both theory and practice, Islam has been, is and will continue to be resistant to secularization. In other words, Islam is different. It is fundamentally different than other major religions.

Because Islam is so self-absorbed and so comprehensive in governing all aspects of life its adherents, both non-violent and violent, share a common goal and purpose. Hamid notes that Muslims regard the Koran as literally God’s words and are therefore perfect. This is why Islam and Muslims are so resistant to reform: how and why do you reform the actual words of God: they are perfect to begin with.


Our leaders and media do not understand Islam. They do not understand how unique it is and how implacable it is. This lack of understanding is culpable; it is costing lives and will cost more

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

We realists are NOT climate change deniers.

The Realist Point-of-View
I do not remember how many times I have posted that we realists do NOT deny climate change.

Mann pushing down the MWP.
The TRUE DENIERS of climate change are the adherents to the flawed hockey stick. They DENY that climate didn't change until man increased his use of fossil fuels.

This blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.) 
IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck thought that David was in sympathy with the Alarmist scammers. Overpeck emailed Deming saying that they had to get rid of the MWP. Phil Jones referred to it in the Climategate emails. (See YouTube below.) 
David gave evidence to a Senate enquiry, although as he hadn't archived the email, didn't mention Overpeck. Later, Overpeck put his hand up as the author.
 of the TORONTO SUN has written similar thoughts in a piece headed:


If I had a dollar for every time I hear a politician misuse the phrase “climate change” I could almost finance Ontario’s $300 billion debt. 
It’s so ubiquitous, I often do it myself. 
To be clear, no one is fighting “climate change”. 
Last year’s Paris accord is not a treaty to address “climate change”.
We know that climate has changed since the beginning of (Earth's) time. No matter what we do,

Energy & Environmental Newsletter - 20/3/17

















AWED Friends:

The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online.

Some of the more informative energy articles in this issue are:
Short video: Poison Wind

Some of the more interesting Global Warming articles in this issue are:

A special item that applies both to Energy and Global Warming:

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physicist & citizen advocate

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Monday, 20 March 2017

The Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme

Following on from Terry Cardwell's post THE COMING POWER CRISIS (link)


Snowy Hydro Electric SchemeImage: modernmarvels 

Terry Cardwell
The Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme is the greatest power scheme in Australia but it is limited by the availability of water.

For that reason, we must use it at the most necessary times such as peak loads or emergencies.

Without the Snowy Hydro ‘topup’ they would have to build more thermal or gas turbine generators to cover the peaks and more important the spinning reserve.

The Snowy power allows more flexibility and the generators can be run up, remotely from zero to full load in 2 minutes.

A gas turbine can be run up quickly too but not as quick as that and is more

Sunday, 19 March 2017

THE COMING POWER CRISIS.

         Terry Cardwell
SA's Last Coal Fired Power station.
Closed May 2016.
Just when you think you’ve seen all the blind stupidity from South Australia Jay Weatherall, the S.A. premier comes along and proves us wrong.
He is going to spend $550 million dollars of the S.A. people’s money to install a 100 Megawatt battery storage system and a 250 Megawatt gas fired power station to supposedly solve South Australia’s power crisis that he and his Green cohorts created in the first place.
At the time of the last state blackout, the grid load was 3200Megawatts before the wind generators shut down and triggered the blackout.
Adding a 100Mw battery storage system would add 3.125% power to the grid system for a very short time. WOW, what difference that will make.  A teaspoon of power to ‘backup’ the grid system.
To build a 250-watt gas-fired power station would take quite some time, possibly 2-3 years and add another 7.6% to the system load. This is after knocking down 2

Saturday, 18 March 2017

James Delingpole: why I hate Big Oil

Big Oil at the SEC
Source: Google images
James Delingpole, like most of us sceptics, has spent years defending fossil fuels. James, like most of us realists, has not received a cent from Big Oil. (Hey, Big Oil,  this blog is open to offers....)

Writing for Breibart, he has a piece titled

Why I Totally Hate Big Oil – And Why You Should Too…

Some Excerpts:
....Big Oil is far too busy trying to greenwash its image – as Shell itself did by sponsoring the Guardian’s environment pages for many years – to waste time on the plucky, outspoken heroes who do a better job for Big Oil’s PR than the Big Oil’s paid PR departments do.
Almost everyone at a senior level in Big Oil is a craven, simpering, politically correct, spineless, surrender-monkey corporate shill. They’re cowards who are scared of free markets, won’t speak up for capitalism, won’t even defend their core business. 
If Big Oil won’t speak out for the oil industry, who will? 
Sadly, the burden invariably falls to that small group of maverick believers in free markets and honest science who don’t care about all the brickbats they get for being defenders of “dirty fuel” because they’d rather speak the truth than be popular.
James referred to Steve Milloy (of the blog Junk Science) who, May 2008, intervened in an Exxon shareholder meeting on behalf of all those shareholders who think that Exxon’s core business should be drilling oil and creating value for shareholders – not getting distracted by trying to make themselves look cuter for their Watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside) critics. 
You’d think Exxon would have been grateful for this fire support from their public. Not one bit. We can see this from Exxon’s response to a submission from Milloy that he intends to make a similar proposal at Exxon’s next shareholder meeting this May. They applied to the SEC to try to get Milloy’s proposal excluded.Happily, the SEC’s lawyer wasn’t having it.
Read more at Breibar


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Clexit Says “Trump must Dump Paris (and defund the UN climate industry)”.

Media Release 

Clexit Says: “Trump must Dump Paris
(and defund the UN climate industry)”.

By Viv Forbes

Secretary
The Clexit Coalition
14 March 2017

To download a print-ready pdf of the whole article click:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/trump-dump-paris.pdf

The International Clexit Coalition today joined the growing chorus urging President Trump to keep his election promises and dump every climate treaty “agreed” in Kyoto, Paris and the UN/IPCC.

The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call on over 190 well-qualified climate realists from 26 countries to provide scientific, business, legal and political support and advice.

Clexit Summary and Foundation statements:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf

Permission is given to reproduce this cartoon providing the source (www.clexit.net
and creator (Steve Hunter) are credited. To download a tif file of the cartoon (2Mb) click:


Mr Forbes said it was obvious from the Brexit vote in Britain, the election of President Trump in USA, the rise of Marine le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in Holland and the election of Senator Malcolm Roberts in Australia that the general population no longer trusts the globalists controlling the UN, the EU, and the UN/IPCC.

“The whole war on carbon is merely a grab for power using a world tax on energy to fund global government. Voters of the world are waking up and unless their politicians trim their sails to the new sceptical gale they will be swept from office.”

Senator Malcolm Roberts from Queensland, a member of Clexit, said just last week: “We call for an AusExit – getting out of the Paris Agreement and the UN.”

Dr Tim Ball of Clexit Canada said: “Even if fully implemented, the Paris Climate Agreement won’t change atmospheric CO2 levels or stop global warming. However, it will devastate economies and hurt poor people the most.”

Mr Mark Duchamp of Clexit Spain is also opposed to the Paris Agreement: “The recurrent climate event "El Niño" has caused warmth in 2015 and 2016. However, temperatures are now back to their usual natural fluctuations, no matter how much tampering with data is done by NOAA, NASA-GISS and politically correct "scientists."

Viv Forbes concludes:
“The Paris Agreement will destroy industries and jobs and make electricity more expensive and unreliable. One bad winter blackout will be enough to cure the EU heartland of climate alarmism and green energy. Soon the only Paris supporters will be third world and Pacific Island mendicants hoping for climate handouts (but getting energy handcuffs).” 

“This stupidity will surely end, but energy costs will rise for every day’s delay.”


President Trump should withdraw from Paris Agreement: 

G20 poised to withdraw from Paris pledges:

Climate Science is NOT Settled:

The Paris Climate Treaty should be torn up:

Paris Agreement Fails:

Viv Forbes
14th March 2017
Secretary
The Clexit Coalition
vforbes@clexit.net
www.clexit.net

Disclosure: The formation of Clexit was not prompted or supported by any industry, corporation, government, political party, group or lobby nor have they had any say in our statements or conclusions.