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.
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A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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Friday, 29 July 2016

Tony Heller (aka Steve Goddard of Real Climate Science) Evaluates the Integrity of Official Climate Records

Published on Jul 13, 2016

Tony Heller of presents at the 34th Annual Meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, on July 9, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Find Tony on Twitter at

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Globe cooled when CO2 was Eight Times current concentration.

In 2007, James Hansen et al, in a paper

Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim? wrote

 If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2  will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm. 
Journal reference:Open Atmos. Sci. J. (2008), vol. 2, pp. 217-231
Oh, NO! The planet is doomed if atmospheric CO2 rises above the 350ppm mark. Tipping point alert!

The alarmist organisation led by Bill McKibbin says:
Right now we're at 400 ppm, and we're adding 2 ppm of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year. Unless we are able to rapidly turn that around and return to below 350 ppm this century, we risk triggering tipping points and irreversible impacts that could send climate change spinning truly beyond our control.

Source : Nature Communications
To find appropriate species, we choose two regions with similar climate, one from a simulation
 with today’s climatic and CO
2forcing and another from an Ordovician simulation with a
high atmospheric CO
2 value of 24 PAL. 
AND YET, in a paper published this month, we learn that in the Late Ordovician (450Ma) CO2 concentration was 2240ppm and perhaps 6720ppm (24 PAL) as in above diagram.

The Paper:

High potential for weathering and climate effects of non-vascular vegetation in the Late Ordovician
Nature Communications 7Article number: 12113    doi:10.1038/ncomms12113

Globe cooled when CO2 was Eight Times current concentration.

Of the above paper, Science Daily reports:
During the Ordovician period, the concentration of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere was about eight times higher than today. It has been hard to explain why the climate cooled and why the Ordovician glaciations took place. 

An acre of corn is a living machine drawing CO2 from the air around it. In windless conditions, CO2 concentrations over a cornfield build up each night as CO2 diffuses from higher air and the organic matter and bacteria create CO2 from the soil.  A paper by Chapman et al  from 1954[1], shows that as soon as the sun comes up, to power-up those dormant photosynthetic cells, the plants rapidly draw down as much CO2 as possible, and when the CO2 levels fall too low, plant growth surely slows. 
On a windless day CO2 values rose to 410ppm overnight and fell to 210ppm during the morning.
This graph shows CO2 content of the air over a cornfield on a still day (no wind). Sunrise occurs at 5am and CO2 levels plummet til 8am, reaching their lowest by 1pm, which is nearly half the CO2 concentration of the peak reached overnight. The corn is affecting CO2 levels in air even as high as 150m or 500ft above. These level out by around 8am and only start to increase again, a couple of hours after sunset.
Read more at Joanne Nova :

Plants suck half the CO2 out of the air around them before lunchtime each day

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Lovelock: Our Planet's in the best of Hands

This blog has written before about Tim Flannery's devotion to Gaia.

See Tim Flannery - GAIA Worshipper
In 2008, on Andrew Denton's Enough Rope:

Well Gaia is our earth, this extraordinary living organism of ours that we’re all part of and just breathing now, talking we are plugged into Gaia aren’t we? We are, we taking the atmosphere into our bodies, we’re changing its chemical composition and we’re exhaling it.
Meanwhile, the creator of GAIA, James Lovelock after turning his back on GAIA, turned his back on his theory of man made Global warming (AGW):

Marc Morano of Climate Depot reports:MSNBC, perhaps the most unlikely of news sources, reports on what may be seen as the official end of the man-made global warming fear movement. 
MSNBC April 23, 2012: 'Gaia' scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was 'alarmist' about climate change & so was Gore! 'The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago'
In case the alarmists are not sure that James Lovelock has turned his back on AGW, as the 96 year-old new Patron of the Dorset Wild Life Trust  has made the following statements:
  • pleased the Navitus Bay wind farm development didn’t get the go ahead, as the energy that would be produced “wouldn't be very reliable.”
  • “I think anyone that tries to predict more than five to ten years ahead is a bit of an idiot, so many things can change unexpectedly.”
  • global warming proponents stated that the earth would get hotter and hotter but “they don’t really know,”
  • climate models are only based on what data goes into them, (GIGO) so it was hard to say what would happen in the future.

When asked, should we try to save the World, James Sadi (bold added)
Don’t try and save the world, it’s pure hubris. We might be able to save Dorset. I don’t know how we do it. It’s up to us. I think it’s easier to save Dorset than the planet.” 
“There’s one thing to keep in mind here. We don’t need to save the planet, it’s looked after itself for four billion years. It’s always been habitable and things have lived on it, so why worry.”

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Roy Warren Spencer, Ph.D., is a meteorologist, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Spencer also served as senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and is known for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work, for which he was awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Special Award.

Roy, with 
Doug Domenech, the Director of the Fueling Freedom Project at The Texas Public Policy Foundation, have released a booklet:

The paper answers basic questions about global temperature data, climate change, and how it relates to energy policy.  

In the paper, Roy addresses the absurd furphy (oxymoron?) -  97 percent of climate

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Pauline Hanson and Q & A (and Update)

Anthony Cox

Pauline Hanson, newly elected to the senate with up to 6 other One Nation candidates, appeared on Q & A on the 18 July 2016. No one can question her courage. But, as with every other Q & A, any view not approved by the hard left/Green was going to have a hard time. Tony Jones and the other 4 panellists, Simon Birmingham of the coalition, the smug Larissa Waters of the Greens, the very circumspect Nick Xenophon and Sam Dastyari of the ALP, all in their own way attacked Hanson. Of course the MSM took an anti-Hanson approach and before the program left wing protestors outside the ABC again demonstrated their support for free speech by trying to stop the program from going ahead.

Dastyari in particular took every opportunity to attack Hanson’s so-called hate speech. The moment of the night was when a reminiscing Dastyari said he was from Iran. Hanson asked him if he was a practising Muslim. Dastyari would not answer. Apparently he is an atheist which means under Islamic law he is an apostate. Apostasy is the worst sin in Islam and is punishable by death. No doubt Dastyari was also concerned with alienating the large block of Muslim voters in ALP seats.

Of particular interest was a question from a stern faced Muslim in the audience. His name was

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Students taught Climate Advocacy NOT Climate Science

David Russell Legates is a Professor of Geography at the University of Delaware. He is the former Director of the Center for Climatic Research at the same university, and a former Delaware State Climatologist. (Source)

Professor David Legates has many published papers and well as opinion pieces.

In an opinion piece this week, David wrote
For almost thirty years, I have taught climate science at three different universities. What I have observed is that students are increasingly being fed climate change advocacy as a surrogate for becoming climate science literate. This makes them easy targets for the climate alarmism that pervades America today. 
Earth’s climate probably is the most complicated non-living system one can study because it naturally is an integration of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, hydrology, oceanography, and cryology and also includes human behavior by responding to and affecting human activities. Current concerns over climate change have further pushed climate science to the forefront of scientific inquiry.
This blog has long lamented the fact that school students are abused by being taught climate propaganda and not the truth about climate science. The irony is, a student leaving school last year or this year would not have experienced any global warming.

IN Australia, a high school student is usually forced to watch Al Gore's SciFi film An Inconvenient Truth two or three times.

Professor Legates continues:

In the past, I have been invited to speak at three different universities during their semester-long and college-wide focus on climate science literacy. At all three, two movies were required viewing by all students to assist them in becoming climate science literate: Al Gore’s biased version of climate science, An Inconvenient Truth, and the 2004 climate science fiction disaster film, The Day After Tomorrow. 
This past spring, the University of Delaware sponsored an Environmental Film Festival featuring six films. Among them only An Inconvenient Truth touched at all on the subject of climate science, albeit in such a highly flawed way that in Britain, students must be warned about its bias. The other films were activist-oriented and included movies that are admittedly science fiction or focused on “climate change solutions.” 
For these films, faculty members were selected to moderate discussions. Scientifically based faculty could have been chosen from the university’s College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment. Instead, the discussion of An Inconvenient Truth was led by a professor of philosophy and one movie—a documentary on climate change solutions that argues solutions are pertinent irrespective of the science—was moderated by a civil engineer.

Read More from Professor Legates - 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

WOMEN'S WEEKLY: women of the future, Vote for Rashida Khan

Rashida Khan is an amazing young lady.

From Women's Weekly:
Rashida has combined a passion for horses with a desire to help some of the most vulnerable in our communities. The result is Equine Magic, which offers a unique therapy using horses for special needs children and others in the prison system. By working with horses, participants develop emotional connections, respect, leadership skills and confidence. “I have developed a therapy program, which I deliver across the Northern Territory,” explains Rashida. The scholarship would allow Rashida to expand Equine Magic so it is available to more remote and disadvantaged communities in the Northern Territory.
What has this to do with Australian Climate Sceptics?

Rashida has been a long time friend and led one of the convoy of vehicles from Darwin to the ACT in the Convoy of No Confidence.

Highly recommended. To vote, go to this link - Women of the Future.

Hear Rashida explain her case in this video: