Forget carbon footprints, the new alarmist sales pitch is carbon handprints

From the Spirit of Mawson “ship of fools” University of New South Wales – Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia Australia’s hottest year on record was almost impossible without man-made climate change Australia’s hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of…

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The new ploy of climate activistim: attacking financial institutions

Eric Worrall writes: The Guardian, a prominent green UK daily newspaper, reports that climate activists are implementing new strategies for forcing climate action – rather than attacking fossil fuel installations directly, necessitating uncomfortable long distance travel to often quite desolate locations, they’ve decided to say in easy reach of the nearest coffee bar, by staging…

NY Climate Spin: Putting on a brave face

We met to talk about CO2, and got a forest agreement – Eric Worrall writes: Now that its all over, the climate spinners are already hard at work, desperately trying to reframe the New York climate shambles as a win for the environment. According to “The Australian”, a major Aussie daily newspaper; “Yet this year’s…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #151

The Week That Was: 2014-09-27 (September 27, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Climate Pep Rally: According to the organizers, the UN Rally in New York to “save the planet” was a success. Others…

Climate Change and Extinction: What Is Natural?

 Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball | Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis successfully, but inaccurately, present natural events as unnatural. It works, because most don’t know what is natural. They also exploit the public belief that change is gradual over long periods of time. Use of the word “belief” is deliberate, because…

The Guardian criticises Peer Review – Open Review yields, with the help of bloggers, better discovery of scientific flaws

Eric Worrall writes: The Guardian, a green UK newspaper, has published a fascinating article about the shortcomings of peer review – and praised the growing new model of open review, in which papers are pre-published on the internet, giving anyone an opportunity to comment. Naturally the Guardian author was not talking about global warming, which…