My project "down under"


This was forwarded to me by Russ Steele over at NCWatch. Titled: Climate Change – Is CO2 the cause? 

It’s a compelling presentation by Bob Carter of the facts of climate change to a recent public forum in Australia.  He is a research professor in the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, Australia. He’s featuring a “Count the torpedos” element.

My project is highlighted in Part 4. It is gratifying to see my work used by others,





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Stan Needham
October 22, 2007 7:19 am

The BBQing Polar Bears was a nice touch. Except for describing the University of Arizona site as a typical site, I thought Dr. Carter was right on the money, and entertaining at the same time.

Jeremy Friesen
October 22, 2007 8:06 am

Excellent Lecture. I’m amazed he hasn’t been turfed… Many universities in N America might do just that.

Chris Imming
October 22, 2007 12:05 pm

The wikipedia site that is linked to in your article is not very flattering of Mr Carter.
“Carter is a prominent global warming sceptic and has consistently opposed the consensus view on global warming [1]. A March 2007 article in the Sydney Morning Herald noted that “Professor Carter, whose background is in marine geology, appears to have little, if any, standing in the Australian climate science community.” [2]”
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“Carter’s website states that his research “has been supported by grants from competitive public research agencies, especially the Australian Research Council (ARC),” and that he “receives no research funding from special interest organisations such as environmental groups, energy companies or government departments.”. Despite these claims, the Institute of Public Affairs, of which he is a member, is funded by energy companies [4].”

Alan Grey
October 22, 2007 3:50 pm

The commentators make Carter’s point for him…attack the person, not the science.
Congrats Anthony on your projects success…hopefully some of the Aussie stations will get surveyed soon.

October 22, 2007 4:00 pm

Oh, but Wikipedia doesn’t have a liberal bent, no… preposterous… ludicrous….

Bob Carter
October 23, 2007 2:43 am

Thank you for your supportive comments.
Stan, please let me know ( if have misrepresented the University of Arizona weather station by describing it as “typical”. If it is not typical, then it is not clear to me whether you you think that it is actually worse than most or better than most! I shall be happy to stand corrected by the local experts.
And, whilst I am writing, congratulations to Tony and all his team for the important contribution that they are making in documenting the US stations. I have already started looking for support to perhaps repeat the exercise in other countries.
Finally, anyone interested in other things that I have written on the AGW issue can find material at my website at:
Bob Carter

Stan Needham
October 23, 2007 8:22 am

Bob, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, and I’m honored that you would address my lowly, layman’s comment. I am anything but a “local expert”, but I have been following Anthony’s project since near the beginning, and while the site at the University of Arizona may not be the worst one he’s highlighted on this blog, it certainly has to be one of the most egregious examples of a site run by people who should know better. If, after the total survey is complete, it ends up being representative of the “typical” site, then things are in even worse shape than many of us thought.

Laurence Sheldon
October 23, 2007 11:09 am

Wikipedia: The Epideme of Refereed Publications.
I don’t think so.
Good job.
Yay Mr Watts.

Stan Needham
October 23, 2007 11:51 am

Now Lawrence (& Jeff), Wikipedia does get some things right. Here’s a great example of Anthropogenic Warming. (And tell me the sight of this wouldn’t cause the most hardened terrorist to soil himself.)

Laurence Sheldon
October 23, 2007 12:09 pm

And of course I should have said “Yay, Mr. Carter”, but I am slow on the obvious.

October 24, 2007 9:23 am

A doctor who still makes house calls? I love that.
Like the other day at a website called Tamino, Dr Svalgaard dropped in and basicly cleaned the clock of the AGW proponents who run the blog, in regards to TSI and the solar wind’s influence on cloud formation.
You won’t find this sort of behavior among the warmenist lobby.
By the way, Jennifer Morahasy has a blog.

October 25, 2007 8:50 pm

BC: As for Wiki, “Stomp ’em! Stomp ’em! get that wampum!”
Stan, you aren’t a lowly anything. You are a retired USN Lt. Cdr. of Intelligence. Henceforth you will NOT refer to yourself as “lowly”, nor will anyone else around these here parts if I have anything to say about it, SIR!

December 15, 2007 11:48 am

Prof Bob Carter uses data and facts with the added bonus of humour thrown in to make a scientific case ….unlike the IPCC.
Compare and contrast Bob to Al Gore, who travels the world by plane, telling us not to do the same, he has three houses and runs up an electricity bill twenty times the average.
Somehow it does’nt add up, any more than 15,000 half-wits descending on Bali and creating 100,000 tonnes of CO2.
Well done Bob.

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