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The Disparity Between IPCC Science Reports, Summary For Policymakers and Reality, Requires a Political Science Solution

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball The 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report was the most influential in establishing global warming as a serious threat demanding political action. It contained the infamous hockey stick that Richard Muller identified as, “the poster-child of the global warming community.” However, the Report also achieved another distinction, unknown…

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Data, Models, and the Australian ABC

Guest essay by Cameron Goodison Recently the Australian Goyder Institute released a report detailing the effects of climate change on rainfall in South Australia. The result: ‘Climate change will halve inflow to SA’s biggest reservoir.’ The ABC, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-17/climate-change-will-halve-inflow-to-sa-biggest-reservoir-mount-/6128832 To make such a alarming statement one would think the ABC has done its research. They must…

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Fawlty Towers and Ivory Towers

Guest opinion by Charles Battig John Cleese’s 1970’s “Fawlty Towers” of BBC fame provided a satirical view of an inept hotel manager in his dealings with potential guests, “who is tortured by ‘that annoying section of the general public who insist on staying at hotels.’” Today, the torture is to that “annoying section of the…

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Strange Allies in the War on Carbon Fuels

Guest opinion by Viv Forbes – What great cause could unite Prince Charles, President Obama, the Pope, the Arab Oil sheiks, the United Nations, the European Union, the Russians, the Chinese, Pacific Island Nations, most undeveloped countries, the glitterati of Hollywood, left-wing politicians, unrepentant reds, government media, the climate research industry, Big Oil, Big Gas…