Once front page news, the following articles have been archived here for reference.
MANNE IS ANTI-SCIENCE ON CLIMATE
Blogger Joanne Nova published an article in The Weekend Australian on August 25th discussing Professor Robert Manne's recent article in The Monthly on how the sceptics are victorious in the climate wars.
"Science is not a democracy. Natural laws don’t form because anyone says so, and the only way to find out the answer is to … look at the measurements from the planet, not from the people".
CLIMATE COMMISSION NOT FAIR DINKUM ON CLIMATE RESPONSE
The Climate Commission released its latest report on August 21 taking great pains to demonstrate that Australia was not alone in 'taking action' on climate change.
The report highlighted we could be approaching a 'tipping point' with atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, that if exceeded, would lead to catastrophic climate consequences.
If this scenario were to be accepted, as the Commission no doubt would like, then one would expect that radical solutions would be advanced by the Climate Commissioners, such as exploiting nuclear energy in Australia or building more dams for hydroelectricity generation.
Instead, enthusiastic support for marginal 'solutions' like wind and solar energy.
The Commission warns of a big problem and offers a solution that tinkers at the edges.
Anthony Cox writing at Online Opinion was not too impressed with some of their international comparisons.
The Australian Environment Foundation also thought the Climate Commission were not fair dinkum in presenting the threat and the supposed solutions.
INFILTRATION BY NGO'S COMPRIMISES IPCC 'CREDIBILITY'
Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise was recently hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs for a tour of Australian cities to speak on her book about the IPCC The Delinquent Teenager Who was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert.
This video presentation by Donna forensically examines some of the myths surrounding the writing of what is purported to be the 'gold standard' in climate science.
Her book documents that 30% of the references in the last IPCC report were from non peer-reviewed sources and many authors and researchers are employees of alarmist environmental organisations.
IF WIND TURBINES DON'T DECREASE EMISSIONS - WHAT'S THE POINT?
The Wind Farm Scam was perpetrated with three primary alleged benefits. Wind turbines would reduce CO2 emissions significantly, therefore saving the planet. They would produce cheap electricity as the wind is free! They would help conserve finite fossil fuels.
The fact is we have hundreds of years reserve of coal and natural gas in various forms is being discovered in many parts of the world with such regularity and in quantities so large it is hard to know how many hundreds of years we have in reserve. Which of course does not mean it is not finite, but running out of these two energy sources does not seem to be our most pressing problem.
It is hard to find anyone who still believes that wind energy is cheap or is likely to be anytime soon.
That leaves us with the myth that wind turbines significantly contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by electricity generators. Herbert Inhaber released a paper in 2011, reviewed by Peter Lang [see pdf], which showed the reduction in emissions was actually smaller than many thought.
Anthony Watts picks up this theme in a post at his website. The more analysts that look at the emissions reduction claims and the actual data, the worse the alleged primary benefit from wind turbines looks.
Given the mounting adverse evidence against wind farms from any perspective, it defies logic governments still subside the global wind energy industry with taxpayer funds through the Renewable Energy Target.
EX-GREENPEACE PATRICK MOORE 'GETS IT'
Joanne Nova has an interesting post on her website about the gradual osmosis of information and facts and their dispersal. See the link in her article to the Washington Times for insightful commentary by Patrick Moore, co-founder and one-time president of Greenpeace.
WELCOME TO FANTASY ISLAND!
Roger Pielke Jr. is not too impressed with our efforts to 'lead' the world in pricing carbon dioxide.
"I have in the past given the title of "Fantasy Island" to the UK for pursuing an impossible approach to carbon dioxide emissions reductions. Over the next week a much bigger island will take that title (yes, yes, it is a continent, but this is a fantasy!). On July 1, Australia's carbon tax comes into effect, which has already prompted a new round of cheering and critiquing".
Do you have confidence in the U.S. land-based temperature dataset?