Tag Archives: Australia

AMSA: Helicopter rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy completed

UPDATE: So much for that… Sea ice conditions are now likely to delay today’s planned rescue of passengers from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy. bit.ly/1aplnNZ— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) January 02, 2014 And now it is apparently on again AMSA is awaiting … Continue reading

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Pioneers, Builders, and Termites.

Guest essay by Viv Forbes To compete in today’s world we need to score well on resource availability, capital assets, energy costs, tax burden and workforce/management. It also helps to have secure property rights and a sound currency. Today’s Australia … Continue reading

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Australian Elections Bring Climate Common Sense

WUWT reader “Conrad” submits this story: The new Government is reversing alarmist climate policy and law. The Australian Federal elections of September 7, 2013 saw the left-wing Green/Labor party coalition ejected from control of the Government in favor of a … Continue reading

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Climateer Tim Flannery sacked in Oz

A strong cold wind of reform is sweeping around Australia: PROFESSOR Tim Flannery has been sacked by the Abbott Government from his $180,000 a year part time Chief Climate Commissioner position with the agency he runs to be dismantled immediately. … Continue reading

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The end is near down under! Australia dissolves their Climate Change Ministry

From Reuters Point Carbon: Australia axes ministerial role for climate change The new Australian Cabinet will be the first in six years to not have a ministerial role for climate change issues, merging instead global warming with the wider environment … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: climate programs now a political target

From Dr. Benny Peiser and the GWPF Australian Government Axes Climate Programmes MPs Call For Review Of Britain’s Climate Change Act Public servants are drawing up plans to collapse 33 climate change schemes run by seven departments and eight agencies … Continue reading

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Australia liberated from their long national green nightmare

Today is a great day not only in Australian history, but also in world history. It marks the day when people of character and sensibility pushed back against an overwrought and pointless green agenda, and pushed back in a big … Continue reading

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Clanging of the bells on extreme weather change

Guest essay by Bob Fernley-Jones Our taxpayer funded broadcaster here in Oz, the ABC, has recently aired a scary story in its “science” TV show Catalyst, entitled Climate Extremes. (For the brave, the video and web page plus comments is … Continue reading

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Law of Unintended Consequences Number Eleventy-Zillion and One

Guest essay by Phil Hutchings Two days ago, charles the moderator showed us some dumb thinking from the UK‘s efforts to pursue clean power. Down here in Australia, we’re pretty good at it too….. Hydro Tasmania has just collected a … Continue reading

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Australia’s average temperature

Are Australians heading for the cooker? Guest essay by Bill Johnston Elections for Australia’s National (Federal) parliament are looming and carbon tax is a battleground issue. The incumbent Labour Party have proposed to transition its existing toxic carbon tax to … Continue reading

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Australia’s carbon tax – an expensive sop to the Greens?

Guest essay by Phillip Hutchings The main political news down-under this weekend is that Australia’s flawed Carbon Tax is going to morph into an emissions trading scheme in 2014, one year ahead of schedule. That’s not surprising, as data is … Continue reading

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Professor Murry Salby who is critical of AGW theory, is being disenfranchised, exiled, from academia in Australia

People send me stuff. Just last week we heard that Dr. Robert Carter had been blackballed at his own university where he served as department chair, and now we have this from Dr. Murray Salby, sent via email. Between John … Continue reading

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Australia’s Carbon Tax – One Year On

Is it responsible for reduced CO2 emissions in the electricity sector? Guest essay by Phil Hutchings The Australian carbon tax of A$23/t of CO2 became effective one year ago on 1 July 2012. And with an automatic increase after the … Continue reading

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Australia and ACORN-SAT

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach As Anthony discussed here, some Australian climate scientists think that there was an “angry summer” in 2012. Inspired by the necromantic incantations in support of the Aussie claims coming from the irrepressible Racehorse Nick Stokes, … Continue reading

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Claim: Humans play role in Australia’s “angry” hot summer

From the University of Melbourne, where being angry about “weather is not climate” isn’t just a science, it’s a way of life: Human influences through global warming are likely to have played a role in Australia’s recent “angry” hot summer, … Continue reading

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AGU says CO2 is plant food

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener 31 May 2013 AGU Release No. 13-24 WASHINGTON, DC—Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in … Continue reading

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A mean study of Australian temperature

Mean and reported “Mean” temperatures and the consequences of the difference Guest essay by Tom Quirk The convention in meteorology is to report mean temperatures as the average of minimum and maximum temperatures. This assumption has been tested using temperatures … Continue reading

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Australian sea level data highly exaggerated, only 5 inches by 2100

In a new analysis published in Volume 8 Issue 2 of Environmental Science Dr. Nils-Axel Morner suggests global sea levels will rise only about 5 inches by the year 2100. Axel Morner concludes that Australian government claims of a 1 … Continue reading

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Climate Policies Increase Risk of Blackouts

Warm and well fed, or hungry in the dark? Guest post by Viv Forbes Which is worse – gradual man-made global warming or sudden electricity blackout? Alarmists try to scare us by claiming that man’s activities are causing global warming. … Continue reading

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Don’t let Cook and Lewandowsky see this…

…because you might be accused of participating in conspiracy ideation. Here’s the premise from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: The occasion for their update is a recent report by the Australian Climate Commission, a government body put established to advocate for … Continue reading

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How to learn nothing from the 2010 flooding in Brisbane

From Griffith University Flood research shows human habits die hard Climate Change experts examine rebuilding New research has come up with ways to quickly assess flood damage to houses while also showing most people didn’t intend to make changes to … Continue reading

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Feeding at the public trough – The Karoly dinner

Andrew Bolt at the Herald Sun tips me to this story in the Australian which makes me wonder why we never hear about posh expensive dinners for the all those #big oil funded skeptics. /sarc – Anthony A DOZEN Climate … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky’s bear-baiting behavior

Skeptic Baiting and Academic Misconduct Guest post by Tom Fuller, writing at The Lukewarmer’s Way I see here at Watts Up With That that Australian professor Stephan Lewandowsky has teamed up with other climate activists to publish a paper designed to … Continue reading

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Always Trust Your Gut Extinct

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach, title from a Paula Abdul quote The backstory for today’s adventure is that this is the first scientific question I seriously researched. It is also the reason I don’t trust the “experts” or the “consensus”. … Continue reading

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Weepy Bill gets Wapo’d

Heh, even the liberal mouthpieces think the 350.org campaign led by Bill McKibben against the Keystone XL pipeline is stupid, calling it “bizarre”. They write in a forceful editorial today:

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Australia’s Alien Environment Fuels Firestorms

A recent report from friends who suffered terrible losses of buildings, fences, pasture and cattle in the Coonabarabran fire commenced with the ominous and oft-repeated message: “a raging fire came out of the National Park straight for us”. There is … Continue reading

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A follow up on the ‘it was warmer in 1790 in Sydney’ story

Readers may recall the story  Global Warming?……. It was warmer in Sydney in 1790 by Craig Kelly, MP in NSW Australia in response to some of the recent alarmist caterwauling in the press about the hot summer in Australia being … Continue reading

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One benefit of the Australian heat wave

Story submitted by Eric Worrall At least one Australian is not unhappy at the country’s recent hot spell. The following is a picture of something I pulled off a private part of my anatomy earlier this year.

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Climate Ugliness goes nuclear

From Jo Nova, just unbelievable. Of course Lewandowsky is involved too: Skeptics equated to pedophiles — Robyn Williams ABC. Time to protest. Hat tip to Graham Young editor of Online Opinion. Follow his twitter account. These comments by Williams are … Continue reading

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Art show for children: “In this vision we have poisoned our environment with toxic waste”

Guest post by Alec Rawls A venerable Aussie art gallery has gone over to the eco-propaganda dark side. An exhibition for children at the Ballarat depicts mankind’s impending and well-deserved doom. In the illustration above, post-apocalyptic kangaroo, elk and wolf have … Continue reading

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Emails reveal Al Gore and crew won’t take ‘no’ for an answer when seeking imagery to spin for their ‘dirty weather’ project

People send me stuff. Readers may recall this story: Al Gore denied film footage rights by an Australian filmmaker where Mr. Gore sought the broadcast rights to a “fire tornado” footage shot during a wildfire near Alice Springs Australia for use … Continue reading

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So much for the theory that AGW increases water vapor and positive feedback

I liked this part: According to the study an important issue remains as to why the poleward expansion is largest in autumn, and there is still uncertainty about the role of external forcings – such as greenhouse gases – as … Continue reading

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Al Gore denied film footage rights by an Australian filmmaker

[Note: I have the video footage denied to Al Gore available for viewing below, after seeing it, I can understand why Gore wanted it, and why the filmmaker denied him the right to use it. - Anthony] Old Ranga from … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the Week: Poo Power from your dog

Bobko D writes in Tips and Notes Anthony, One of the more ridiculous schemes how to save the world – a candidate for your “Craziness of the week”, perhaps – is the POO POWER! project from Melbourne, Australia. I am … Continue reading

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Oxburgh’s Climate Madness

Lord Oxburgh (Of the famed Oxburgh non-inquiry of Climategate) was interviewed on Australia’s ABC radio recently Simon at Australian Climate Madness, has the audio, transcript, and story. Well worth a look and listen for the sheer ineptitude on display. Bishop … Continue reading

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