Climate Craziness of the Week: Aussie Artists bag $10,000 Public Grant to Attack Christmas Climate Waste

Screen shot of a publicly funded Sydney sex clown attacking Christmas and Climate Change
Public money at work – Screen shot of a publicly funded Sydney sex clown attacking Christmas and Climate Change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

A group of Sydney artists have collected $10,000 of public money, to perform a single showing of a play which featured a sex clown attacking the negative impact of Christmas on the global climate.

According to The Daily Telegraph;

SYDNEY Lord Mayor Clover Moore has slugged already hard-up ratepayers a whopping $10,000 to fund a controversial left-wing review that attacked Christmas as being bad for the environment.

The show, called Climate Change Variety Hour, was performed in front of tiny audience of just 70 people at Sydney University on Saturday night.

The poor turnout means Ms Moore spent about $142 of ratepayers’ cash per audience member.

One of the acts featured a ­bizarre performance by a near-naked “sex clown”.

Read more (paywalled): The Daily Telegraph

Link to the Video

This isn’t the first time mixing a climate theme with inane nonsense has successfully secured public grant money. But seriously – is there no limit to bad taste and public waste? Couldn’t Sydney’s Lord Mayor find any better use for that $10,000? Maybe something slightly less climate related, like helping homeless people, or perhaps funding a few drug rehab beds, to help address Sydney’s out of control substance abuse problems?

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Liv
December 19, 2015 5:09 pm

Ah, “Clover Moore”, a sobriquet for stupid….

Hot under the collar
Reply to  Liv
December 20, 2015 9:19 am

Is it some sort of ‘climate change’ religious ritual in the video?
Can someone confirm the ritual shows the AGW priest in the costume and the naked public on their hands and knees paying the penance and taking the costs where the sun doesn’t shine?

Reply to  Liv
December 22, 2015 3:28 pm

If it suppors the ideology and its agenda its logical?

Paul
December 19, 2015 5:14 pm

At first blush it looked like Mother Gaia doling out punishments, maybe against a hockey stick agenda? Then I read “sex clown” and thought it could be some ritualistic form of railroad initiation?

Sweet Old Bob
December 19, 2015 5:26 pm

Looks like a good subject for a public service billboard ad or two …”.Your money at work “……

Janice Moore
Reply to  Sweet Old Bob
December 19, 2015 5:31 pm

+1

December 19, 2015 5:27 pm

We have entered a new geological era, The Idiocene: http://pindanpost.com/2015/12/20/the-idiocene/

Marcus
Reply to  Tom Harley
December 19, 2015 5:52 pm

I am so embarrassed to be a Human right now !!! sigh…..

Streetcred
Reply to  Marcus
December 20, 2015 12:32 am

I understand how you feel, Marcus … I just pretend that the fraudsters, political and GW’s, aren’t human.

observa
Reply to  Marcus
December 20, 2015 5:09 am

Could be worse Marcus. You could be a Sydneysider. Sheesh and they reckon we’re a bit of a worry in Adelaide with our Fringe Festival, etc but what’s with these descendants of convicts and their Cringe Festival? Blame the Rum Corps for addling their gene pool I suppose.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_Corps

Gunga Din
Reply to  Marcus
December 20, 2015 1:26 pm

Hence the need for………..

James Griffin
Reply to  Tom Harley
December 20, 2015 12:51 am

Quite so Tom…..and the poor turnout shows what the public thinks of it. By bombarding us with blatant propaganda with any statement on the planet followed by “climate change” they have aroused suspicion’s that it is all over hyped nonsense.

Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 5:30 pm

This, is what the celebration of Christmas is all about: bringing “comfort and joy.”
Salvation Army’s Angel Trees

(youtube)
(Note: While there is an ultimate reason for Christmas (the birth of Jeshua, the Messiah), the general celebration, i.e., the generosity and love and merriment surrounding that day, is for EVERYONE, regardless of one’s beliefs.)
*****************************
AGW/dogmatic anti-materialism = disappoint little children.
Truth (in science) / Christmas = love little children.
AGW IS TIRESOMELY FATUOUS, JOY-STEALING, GREED-INSPIRED, JUNK!

Marcus
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 5:53 pm

+ 10,000

Reply to  Marcus
December 19, 2015 6:02 pm

+1

Marcus
Reply to  Marcus
December 19, 2015 6:06 pm

Cheap skate !! LOL

Janice Moore
Reply to  Marcus
December 19, 2015 6:30 pm

Thank you, Marcus and Mr. Lohse!

Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 7:34 pm

Hey Janice, it is CHRISTMAS. So from me to you a merry Christmas and as a gift for your last comment 1,000,000 plusses! and I hope you will have a great 2016 and beyond), ( LOL at Marcus and Kevin “cheapskates” a joke guys)

Janice Moore
Reply to  asybot
December 19, 2015 7:51 pm

Dear “Sybot,”
Dear, dear, Sybot of the many encouragements to me these past difficult (“testing, testing, 1, 2, 3,….” — thanks for that; it WILL end! 🙂 ) months: Thank you. Regardless of what my comment is worth in 1750 dollars (or, sadly, apparently, per one Canadian commenter I read here recently, in current Canadian dollars…), your generous kindness warmed my heart.
Glad you liked it.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, to you, too. May 2016 be your best year, so far!
#(:))
Fondly,
Janice
[The mods will remind Janice that a 1750 dollar will be difficult to find in print (much less a comment be paid for in kind or in equivalent), but, since the Colonies had not yet even finished the French and Indian War in 1750, taxes were a little bit lower than in 1770-1776. 8<) .mod]

Menicholas
Reply to  asybot
December 19, 2015 11:21 pm

My calendar must be defective.

Janice Moore
Reply to  asybot
December 20, 2015 8:23 am

I don’t know what country you are from, Menicholas, but in the U.S. and Canada, we send each other Christmas greetings and say it, too, in the days leading up to Christmas, that is, during Christmastime.

Janice Moore
Reply to  asybot
December 20, 2015 8:41 am

HELLOOO, Mod #(:)) — very true, lol.
And Merry Christmas to YOU!

richard verney
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 1:42 am

It is still possible to touch the heart in this cynical age in which we live.
Thanks for posting this.
Happy Christmas to all those who run this site, contribute to it, post comments or just visit it.

Janice Moore
Reply to  richard verney
December 20, 2015 8:28 am

Dear Mr. Verney,
Lol, I THINK you meant the Salvation Army comment… (heh) Re: “possible to touch the heart”: yes, indeed, at least, in those who have hearts to touch… . And you are so very welcome! My pleasure.
Happy Christmas! #(:))
Janice

Tom Judd
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 5:09 am

From TJ to JM: Merry Christmas Janice!
How ’bout a red Camaro Z28 with a green convertible top for Christmas? Ok, scrap that. How about good cheer to keep our own motors recon’.
Best wishes.

Tom Judd
Reply to  Tom Judd
December 20, 2015 8:13 am

I meant motors revvin’. Jeez, I hate spellcheck.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Tom Judd
December 20, 2015 8:35 am

Dear Tom J (smile),
So that WAS you… . #(:)) Merry Christmas to you!
LIKE the Red (yes!) Camaro Z28 (1969 sounds good to me) — HATE the green top (lololo), so, yes — scrapped. Yes — invest in horsepower and style and handling NOT utilitarian “thuthtainability.”
I sure hope you are doing some drawing/painting — and wrenching on a motor or two.
Take care,
Janice

Gunga Din
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 1:37 pm

Funny how so many (in the US) don’t object to St. Patrick’s Day but do object to the Christ part of Christmas?
(Yes, I know he wasn’t born Dec.25th. (The best I know it was Sept. 11, 3 BC.) Saturnalia was “baptized” as his birth to change the meaning for a pagan celebration way back when.)

H.R.
December 19, 2015 5:31 pm

The $10,000 would have been better spent on a nice bonfire… using the $10,000 for the fuel.
And what’s this about “sex clowns”?!?!! Apparently I haven’t been keeping up with the latest job classifications from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lord only knows what other new jobs are out there.

December 19, 2015 5:42 pm

50 51 Shades of Green.

Reply to  joelobryan
December 19, 2015 8:09 pm
PaulH
December 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Is that the taxpayer on his knees?

Reply to  PaulH
December 19, 2015 7:35 pm

+ many!

Marcus
December 19, 2015 5:51 pm

Liberals really are psychotic….

Reply to  Marcus
December 19, 2015 6:46 pm

If you’ve ever spent anytime in San Francisco, that description falls short.

Marcus
Reply to  joelobryan
December 19, 2015 6:51 pm

I was trying to give them a compliment !! LOL

December 19, 2015 5:53 pm

Demonstration of how the hockey stick theory was born, by pulling it out of ……

Bill Illis
December 19, 2015 6:00 pm

People get $10,000 for this stuff. Sad enough.
But then Climate science gets $10 billion for the same thing (not counting the $350 billion wasted on green energy).
What the heck is going on.

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Bill Illis
December 19, 2015 6:20 pm

Yep, lets raise the bar.
I guess it’ll take more than an “artists” $10,000 peccadillo to shock this old man.
I’ve got high speed internet 🙂

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Bill Illis
December 19, 2015 6:25 pm

Too many zereos, but I think you get 1 million sex clowns for that sort of money. Seems about right to me.

Mick In The Hills
December 19, 2015 6:14 pm

Welcome to the world of inner city sandalistas, where taxpayers money is cast about like confetti on looney stuff like “stopping” the climate from changing.

December 19, 2015 6:27 pm

From The Economist, Letters to the Editor: Bernie’s Briefs. This is underwear with Bernie Sanders’s face emblazoned across the backside along with the words “Feel the Bern”.

December 19, 2015 6:28 pm

Well, I suppose that that’s an improvement on $340,000 (aus. dollars) on the Gergis reconstruction paper that lasted three weeks before retraction.
Having said that, for the money, they got alarmist headlines all over the world.
The paper has been debunked and retracted long long ago – but the alarmist articles still exist with no corrections or apologies.
See example below – then click the first link “a new report” and you will be taken to where the report no longer exists.
So this guardian article remains with no correction. But the wonderful “Children won’t know what snow is” has been deleted. That’s the trouble with alarmist “science”. It doesn’t have to be valid – it only has to be profitable and published:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/may/17/australasia-hottest-60-years-study

Mike Maguire
December 19, 2015 6:39 pm

When you belong to a cult, your brain interprets information with tunnel vision. The absurd and nonsensical can appear as normal.
The best weather and climate since the Medieval Warm Period………can appear to be extreme weather and catastrophic.
The greening of the planet and booming biosphere…….can appear to be threatening all life.
Record crop yields and increasing world food production …..can appear to be disasters.
Modest beneficial warming can appear to be leading towards a doomsdale outcome.
Sea levels increasing at an inch/decade can cause fear of sea levels increasing at 10 times the observed rate.
A beneficial gas can appear to be pollution.
A speculative theory represented by computer models that project climate and weather for 100 years…………can carry more weight than observations in the real world which contradict the models.

Reply to  Mike Maguire
December 19, 2015 6:54 pm

Excellent point of view +1

Janice Moore
Reply to  Mike Maguire
December 19, 2015 7:43 pm

+1 — powerfully put.

David A
Reply to  Mike Maguire
December 20, 2015 5:32 am

Mike, excellent comment, but I must be a bit pedantic; “Sea levels increasing at an inch/decade” More like 1/2 to 1/5 of that.

Janice Moore
Reply to  David A
December 20, 2015 8:44 am

David A, I don’t think that was “pedantic” — if I had not been lazy (and I don’t have it memorized, that’s for sure), I would have corrected that one, too — at that rate, it would be a bit alarming (though, still not proven caused-by-CO2, of course). So, thanks — from this commenter.

John Whitman
December 19, 2015 6:46 pm

Sometimes art imitates farce while sometimes simultaneously farce imitates CAGW, however, I wonder at the complete absence of reality imitating CAGW.
Hey, its craziness after all . . . . .
John

Janice Moore
Reply to  John Whitman
December 19, 2015 6:59 pm

@ Brian H (who is certain to appear here… any second, now…):
Mr. Whitman is an excellent speller. “ITS” IS JUST A TYPO.

saveenergy
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 21, 2015 5:05 am
December 19, 2015 7:00 pm

Had oysters on the half shell tonight with a pint and some other goodies (no sex clowns present though).
Noticed that the oysters were 2x last year’s price. So I asked … you guessed it.
“yeah bud, climate change is increasing our shellfish prices”.
I think generous tips are warranted for good service, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so.
I guess fake pricing based on climate change is affecting my tip rate.
Too much BS in our day to day lives.
Too many scammers.

Reply to  knutesea
December 19, 2015 7:42 pm

Besides the fact that “Christmas” seems to inflate prices from gasoline to air travel and groceries, I would have asked my money back based on the fact that the oysters were tainted by the fumes of the boats that harvested them, the trucks that transported them and the smell of the waiters armpits because he doesn’t use warm water and soap to wash himself in the morning before coming to work and sweating while riding his bike to get there. Every once in a while knute you just have to bitch back!

Tom in Florida
Reply to  knutesea
December 20, 2015 6:05 am

knutesea
December 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm
“I think generous tips are warranted for good service, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so.
I guess fake pricing based on climate change is affecting my tip rate”
You seem to imply that the waiter was the one who set the price. Methinks you are taking out your frustrations on the wrong person. If you did not like the price, you shouldn’t have purchased the product.
Old Florida waiter’s joke:
What’s the difference between a Canadian tourist and a canoe? Canoes tip.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
December 20, 2015 1:33 pm

You are correct, Tom.
Poor choice on my part to take it out on the server.

JM in Canada
December 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Why the censor bar? You know, not everyone is traumatized by the sight of breasts…

Janice Moore
Reply to  JM in Canada
December 19, 2015 7:40 pm

Dear JM,
We share the same initials, but, we differ much on this issue. To me, a woman in a “room” full of men, it was very kind of Mr. Worrall to do that. It may be my personal failing, but, it would have made me feel very uncomfortable. So, I am grateful. There are, as U.K. pointed out, many other places to go see what was covered in that video frame… .
Janice

Alex
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 12:17 am

Janice
would you be offended if a person ( I imply a woman here) was breast-feeding in a room full of men?
Get a life.

Tom Judd
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 8:30 am

“Janice
would you be offended if a person ( I imply a woman here) was breast-feeding in a …”
Alex, I was breast feeding once and you would not believe how many people stared, puked, and were offended.
Thomas Judd

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 8:47 am

Alex,
Yes, I would. I think such a public display of a part of one’s anatomy (and in REAL life, to boot — your hypothetical is not an apt one, for you added another factor, i.e., it would not be just a recording/picture) is disgusting.
Get sense of propriety.
Janice

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 8:56 am

@ Alex.
So, your life is so fulfilling that you need to try to beat up on our Janice, eh.
Talk to me, I’ll be here all day.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 9:13 am

Oh, James (a.k.a. U.K (US)),
Thank you for that. Alex’s sharp remark DID hurt. I know, I know, don’t give people the power… — just a weakness of mine, STILL haven’t learned to “choose” to not be offended. As you can tell from my mistakes in my typing of my response to Alex, I was upset!
Your kindness melted all that away — smiling, now. #(:))
Thanks for being such a gallant “big brother,” here.
Merry Christmas out there in Illinois!
Take care,
Janice

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 9:55 am

Dear James (ukus),
Thank you for being such a gallant “big brother.” You turned my sad face into a smiling one.
Merry Christmas to you!
Janice

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 10:41 am

Hey Janice 🙂
I’m debating whether to really let it loose here.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 2:06 pm

Alex
December 20, 2015 at 12:17 am
Janice
would you be offended if a person ( I imply a woman here) was breast-feeding in a room full of men?
Get a life.
Cultures differ. In some cultures it’s no big deal.
Here in the US….
A couple of decades ago one of my sisters delivered the first child that made me an Uncle. She breast fed. At a family gathering she noticed that I was watching. She showed a bit alarm at first but then she realized that I was simply thrilled by the bond of a mother and child.
If it had been in a “room full of men” and I perceived that one of them wanted her to get the damn baby out of the way, I would have taken his lights out.
(Or at least tried to.)

Alex
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 2:29 pm

u.k.(us)
‘So, your life is so fulfilling that you need to try to beat up on our Janice’.
You call that a beat up? I think you should get out more often, too.
Janice treats this website as some sort of social media, cloyingly sickly sweet and quite fake. It’s quite……….something.
As my wife would say: the Janices of the world set back the women’s movement(not feminists) 50 years.
You’re such a hero for defending her. I hope you are nearby to her and can catch her when she has the vapours and swoons

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 3:00 pm

@ Alex
I don’t care (or if you wanna go deep, I don’t give a flying &%*$) about you , Janice seems to be a nice person.
So treat her with respect, is that so hard.

MarkW
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 21, 2015 11:19 am

Alex, it was the feminsts that destroyed the feminist movement.
Your anger towards Janice just illustrates your own intolerance towards anyone who standards differ from yours.
I know you won’t, but you really should try to grow up.

John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia.
Reply to  JM in Canada
December 19, 2015 11:24 pm

They were going to use a hijab but they couldn’t find one in the audience.

Alex
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 20, 2015 3:05 am

Eric
Wondering what sort of eyes or mind someone would need to see any detail in your blurry image

JM in Canada
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 20, 2015 10:28 am

Western cultural convention? You mean American prudery. Not all Americans, of course.

John Whitman
Reply to  JM in Canada
December 20, 2015 9:56 am

JM in Canada on December 19, 2015 at 7:08 pm
Why the censor bar? You know, not everyone is traumatized by the sight of breasts…

And the mindbogglingly intolerant also advocate a censor bar on the statue of the Spirit of Justice in the US Dept of Justice building in Washington DC.
http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/highsm/02900/02931r.jpg
The mindbogglingly intolerant also want a censor bar on Michelangelo’s David as well.
http://cdn.accademia.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/david-full-front.jpg
John

Janice Moore
Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 10:04 am

Thanks for the disrespect, John. And here I tried to defend you from Brian H. Well, thanks to this lovely comment of yours, I’ll know to avert my eyes and scroll by whenever I see “John Whitman.” At least Eric Worrall gave us a CHOICE.

John Whitman
Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 11:07 am

Janice Moore on December 20, 2015 at 10:04 am
Thanks for the disrespect, John. And here I tried to defend you from Brian H. Well, thanks to this lovely comment of yours, I’ll know to avert my eyes and scroll by whenever I see “John Whitman.” At least Eric Worrall gave us a CHOICE.

Janice Moore,
You are, of course, free to appeal your case for censorship to the moderat0rs and Anthony. I even encourage you to do so. Then you very well may get your wish of censorship.
Disrespect? Disrespect is what happens to our intellects when intolerance of those two statues is allowed.
John

MarkW
Reply to  John Whitman
December 21, 2015 11:21 am

Fascinating how others get so offended when they find out that their personal lifestyle choices aren’t followed by everyone.

MarkW
Reply to  JM in Canada
December 21, 2015 11:16 am

I suspect wattsupwiththat wants to maintain a family friendly rating.

John Whitman
December 19, 2015 7:14 pm

Janice Moore on December 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm
@ Brian H (who is certain to appear here… any second, now…):
Mr. Whitman is an excellent speller. “ITS” IS JUST A TYPO.

Janice,
Well, I could attempt an ex post facto rationalization that ‘its’ was the correct usage in the statement “Hey, its craziness after all . . .”.
Let me think. …… Oh, how about the excuse that any word I used in a sentence with craziness focus gives me an inherent poetic license to use any word arbitrarily even if the use is crazy wrong. Any takers on that excuse?
John

Janice Moore
Reply to  John Whitman
December 19, 2015 7:27 pm

Oh, well, then, John. (lol) I DID think of one which I was going to cite to Mr. H., but refrained
Here it is: “Hey, its craziness after all is what makes it so much fun to mock!”
Sigh. And, no doubt, Mr. H. will fault me for failure-to-insert-a-comma 2 times in that sentence.
SO! Here’s another one: “Hey, its craziness after all the AGWers have said so far was quite predictable.”

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 7:30 pm

i.e., John Whitman MEANT to write ITS and IT’S just fine! 🙂

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 7:33 pm

Notice the period left off the end of my first sentence at 7:27pm (sly look)… . I did that on purpose (wink, wink, nod, nod).

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 7:35 pm

lol, “second sentence” — quitting now — trying to outwit Mr. H. is hopeless (for me, I mean….. er….. because I have so many other more important things on my mind that I end up making typos often — LOL).

davidmhoffer
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Janice Moore December 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm
i.e., John Whitman MEANT to write ITS and IT’S just fine! 🙂

The matter could so easily be resolved if HAEL (Hoffer’s Amendment to the English Language) were to be fully implemented. HAEL is based on a few simple facts:
o its and it’s sound precisely the same
o in the spoken language, context entirely defines which meaning is to be used
o since which meaning can be derived entirely from context (see 2nd point above) there is no need to differentiate between the two.
I propose that henceforth itz be used to replace both. Itz obvious from itz usage what itz in any sentence means, itz silly to argue otherwise, and itz equally silly to hold onto an anachronism that demand that the various itz be spelled differently. Itz easy to see my point, and itz beyond my comprehension why itz hasnt caught on. Think of all the pixels that could have been saved by itz, all the comments itz would have saved us from reading, all the sniping and snobbish arguments swept into the dustbin of history.
Itz only logical.
[But, your friendly, local moderator quickly notes that the ITZ is only tropical. .mod]

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 5:23 am

Hey Janice, give hime a break. Apostrophe’s are hard.

John Whitman
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 6:46 am

davidmhoffer on December 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm
The matter could so easily be resolved if HAEL (Hoffer’s Amendment to the English Language) were to be fully implemented. HAEL is based on a few simple facts:
o its and it’s sound precisely the same
o in the spoken language, context entirely defines which meaning is to be used
o since which meaning can be derived entirely from context (see 2nd point above) there is no need to differentiate between the two.

– – – – – – – –
davidmhoffer,
HAEL. That’s not bad, not bad at all.
Remember what Horton the Elephant said in Dr. Seuss’ book ‘Horton Hatches The Egg’,

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

John

davidmhoffer
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 7:30 am

[But, your friendly, local moderator quickly notes that the ITZ is only tropical. .mod]
The ITZ (all caps) is only tropical, but is both spelled (all caps) and pronounced ( Eye Tee Zee) differently. In fact, itz not a word at all, itz a TLA. But your point is topical.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 2:32 pm

So we now have an “it’s vs its” controversy? 😎
The best I’ve heard to keep the proper English straight is to think of “his and hers”.
If it belongs to him, then it’s “his”. If it doesn’t, then it’s “hers”. If he’s going to take it from her, then it will be “his”.
(Through in proper nouns and we have why English is such a wonderfully confusing language.)
I also heard a simple way to know when to use “effect” or “affect” but I don’t remember what it was.
(The eaffects of age I guess.)

Reply to  Gunga Din
December 20, 2015 2:49 pm

The effect of aging is what affects you. ☺

MarkW
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 21, 2015 11:23 am

Mod: Changes in latitude, changes in attitude.

John Whitman
Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 7:22 am

Bruce Cobb on December 20, 2015 at 5:23 am
Hey Janice, give hime a break. Apostrophe’s are hard.

Bruce Cobb,
As is spelling, especially of personal pronouns.
Apostrophes are hard, & ampersands impossible and scary.
John

Janice Moore
Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 8:54 am

And, dear Bruce Cobb, lol, I was not being picky about Mr. Whitman’s writing — I am just tired of seeing Brian H continually correcting people’s typos, so, I tried to defend Mr. Whitman from a “Brian H” attack. I would not have said anything, but for Brian H and his pickiness campaign.

Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 1:39 pm

“pickiness campaign”
Much like alarmists, sometimes that’s all they’ve got.

u.k.(us)
Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 12:31 pm

I’ll play, but ya gotta hurry, I’m running out of gas.

December 19, 2015 7:19 pm

Australia is a county where anything is possible.
Here is a wayback machine copy of a press-release from Wollongong University – which plainly states that
“Researchers from UOW are developing technologies for next generation offshore wind turbines that are one-third the price and 1,000 times more efficient, and they could be installed off the coast of Australia in the next five years.”
The claim from this esteemed organization lead to viral coverage.
The researcher received about $200,000 for this project.
I do not know whether the grant awarding body were aware that wind turbines can never become 1000 times more efficient without a very significant relaxation of the laws of physics.
Since the generator unit in modern large turbines is already more than 90% efficient.
90,000% efficiency seems unlikely anytime soon. (sarc)
http://web.archive.org/web/20150227044807/http://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW184359.html?ssSourceSiteId=UOW_Main

Reply to  indefatigablefrog
December 19, 2015 8:25 pm

and 1,000 times more efficient
====================
a false claim to get money is fraud most everywhere in the world, unless of course you are a politician or a church. apparently climate science has now jumped the shark.
clearly you cannot make a wind turbine 1000 times more efficient. the article even admits the maximum improvement is only 7-10%.

Reply to  ferdberple
December 20, 2015 5:15 pm

Exactly correct.
I called this stunt frawd-U-lent when discussing it at the time that it emerged.
An internet acquaintance warned me that I should be careful when using the “f” word.
Honestly, I have nothing and if the UoW wished to sue me then good luck to them.
Because, these claims were whorish attention seeking behaviour, anti-science, anti-engineering, anti-rational and effectively frawd.

George Tetley
Reply to  indefatigablefrog
December 20, 2015 11:17 am

Nothing has changed, 60 years ago when I was a young man in New Zealand it was said ” An Australian businessman, and or con-man ” Yep, its what they teach in the Or-strain University.

markl
December 19, 2015 7:32 pm

And all along we’ve been worried about getting the ‘science’ right. Who knew? Don’t think the general public doesn’t notice crap like this….. they do.

December 19, 2015 7:45 pm

Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
The Green-Left despise the freedom that nurtures them. They have little notion of the hardships in store for them if they succeed in strangling it.

Manfred
Reply to  Climatism
December 19, 2015 11:25 pm

Indeed…and the ‘production’ that furnishes the societal wealth, which allows them to practice their self-absorbed, self-indulgent intellectual necrophilia. Sydney University, even an embarrassment to ‘The Conversation’, appears to largely be talking to itself. Clearly a sign of institutionalized insanity.

Reply to  Manfred
December 20, 2015 1:26 pm

Not insane.
Very normal.
Affluence breeds a detachment from reality.

Tom Judd
December 19, 2015 7:48 pm

I’m dreaming of a kinky Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the panties glisten
with every new position
To hear moans in the afterglow.
I’m dreaming of a kinky Christmas
With every pathetic porno play I write
Yes, I know each act is quite a sight
But for your public servants
It’s a delight
Now, I have to warn everybody, the reason I could write the foregoing is because I’m no longer employed. If you don’t wish to read any more things like the above you’re all going to have to insure that other people such as myself (yes, they do exist) remain employed so that they don’t have oodles of free time to dither away writing things like the above. So, this Christmas I encourage you all to give yourselves a present and fight the CAGW crowd with common sense. Otherwise, if they get their way, there’s going to be millions of unemployed people with oodles of free time to dither away writing things like I just wrote. And, don’t be surprised if some of them actually apply for grant money (like for a theatrical play) to write this kinda stuff. Ask yourselves: Do you really want that? Well, do you?
Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!
And day!
And week!
Best wishes to all!

Reply to  Tom Judd
December 20, 2015 3:30 am

Thanks, my friend.
I am among the “under employed”.
Merry.

Tom Judd
Reply to  Bubba Cow
December 20, 2015 5:12 am

Hi Bubba (don’t ever change that name). You’re up early this Sunday morning.
Best wishes.

bushbunny
December 19, 2015 8:04 pm

I wish all WUWT followers a merry Christmas, Hanuka or Yule, but the other day I received a rebuke on the Paris COP 21 booklet and also a good look at Australia’s stance on Climate Change, I do not know who distributed it, as it was delivered by hand, but my neighbor another skeptic actually got one too. It mentioned JoNova, and local grants to UNE Armidale
and the Armidale Sustainable Living group that had a petition to support COP21. Anyway have a good holiday season where ever you are.

bushbunny
Reply to  bushbunny
December 19, 2015 8:06 pm

And I am sending my copy to Barnaby Joyce the Minister for Agriculture, who I voted for, but he is a national party and deputy leader of the Fed.Nationals.

Sweet Old Bob
Reply to  bushbunny
December 20, 2015 6:45 am

Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Year to you too! ( hey ,somebunny had to say it (;>))

December 19, 2015 8:05 pm

Giving $10,000 to the Salvation Army would have been money better spent, than $10,000 for a dogmatic, CAGW-promoting, anti-Santa, anti-children, tiresome, fatuous, self-indulgent, theatrical Rant.

Leon Brozyna
December 19, 2015 8:13 pm

Sanctimonious self-righteous environmentalists, so filled with hate, pointing fingers everywhere, forgetting that for every finger pointing out, three are curled, pointing back at the true villain to the environment.
Being so anti- is not the same as being for something … the joy of life eludes them.

December 19, 2015 8:50 pm

If only Spitzer had thought of this. He could have paid “Kristen” for a live stage performance and no one would have been the wiser. $10,000 to his “sex clown” to ensure a satisfied customer.

Greg K
December 19, 2015 11:48 pm

Presumably the audience of 70 found that it was a meaningful deconstruction of capitalism’s capture of Christmas [not that they’d agree with Christmas in the first place]
I note that there were over 54,000 students and 7,600 staff members who didn’t attend the review
Clover Moore has some explaining to do.

Lewis P Buckingham
December 19, 2015 11:50 pm

It is with a heavy heart I see that the council under Clover Moore has funded such a degrading to the human person, betrayal of art dressed up as sick fantasy.
However I am sure that if she was aware this would happen she would have defunded this organisation.
Many of her achievements in the City of Sydney have assisted the poor and mentally ill on the streets.
The expert architectural advice she obtained has meant that newer buildings are more energy efficient and some are covered in plants,so they don’t focus heat on their surroundings,part of the UHI effect.
Clearly the theatre group should do a full refund and donate it to assist those less fortunate on the streets.

December 19, 2015 11:52 pm

It could have been worse. It could have been a permanent installation. Dunedin spent much more on a set of monstrous teeth to spoil a lovely harbour view and we STILL have to look at them. http://www.ost-sculpture.org.nz/press/154/
When it comes to spending other people’s money on “the arts”, politicians have no taste and no won’t-power.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 20, 2015 1:29 pm

Art, ya know .. it evokes a reaction

MangoChutney
December 20, 2015 12:07 am

You guys have got it all wrong.
For the sake of the environment, Christmas should be banned along with all festivities, birthdays etc.
Think of the children!

David A
Reply to  MangoChutney
December 20, 2015 5:38 am

it would be curious to see them doing such a mockery of say Ramadan.

MangoChutney
Reply to  David A
December 20, 2015 7:55 am

If they did it would probably be to the tune of Frankie Lymons “I Put The Bomp

Reply to  David A
December 20, 2015 3:20 pm

@ David A, 5.38 am: And that mockery would lead to more so called “justified” killings by Muslims. The world is up side down and inside out.
The perfect description of Cloward/Piven’s plans. (funny how my spell check wants to change that name to Coward)

Reply to  asybot
December 20, 2015 7:03 pm

The world is up side down and inside out.

It’s true. Don’t ignore that intuition.
It’s why many suffering from cognitive dissonance resort to projection.
Classic interchange in todays’ world.
“you cheated”
“no, i didn’t cheat, i just took advantage of an opportunity to level the scales”
“no, you took my shit and lied about it”
“no, you don’t deserve what you have and i’m leveling the scales of justice .. i’m my turn”

Ian Magness
December 20, 2015 1:18 am

They’ve got their own global conference next year – SexClownsOfthePanet22.
Prepare the private jets.

tango
December 20, 2015 1:21 am

If she had two brains both would be lonely

Barry Sheridan
December 20, 2015 2:20 am

I am far from understanding how many folk in Sydney are bereft of a home and enough to eat, but a donation of $10,000 must have helped provide some relief. Instead those custodians of the public purse elected to squander money on some insane demonstration of their faith. These people are certifiable.
To Anthony and everyone else who contributes or visits this blog, may I wish you all the very best for Christmas and 2016.

Reply to  Barry Sheridan
December 20, 2015 4:05 am

Official figures can be found at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/community/community-support/homelessness/street-count
A count “covering two thirds of the local area” found 352 “rough sleepers” and 476 in “hostels” for a total of 828 in August 2015. The total of “homeless” people in NSW is supposed to be >28,000; I suspect a definition mismatch problem. Taking the “rough sleepers” figure at face value, this theatrical performance would have paid for a new outdoor quality sleeping bag for each of the “rough sleepers”. Not that I’m saying that’s what’s most needed; just a price comparison.

Barry Sheridan
Reply to  Richard A. O'Keefe
December 20, 2015 8:29 am

Thanks for the information Richard.

4TimesAYear
December 20, 2015 3:11 am

The ones that need educating about waste are the ones that were pushing alarmism in Paris. Speaking of waste, so was the play.

Reply to  4TimesAYear
December 20, 2015 3:40 am

I’m not liberal or conservative – I simply imagine what if resources were spent for any improvement …

December 20, 2015 3:51 am

I’ve done some more reading about this. I don’t know how these people bear to live. There’s a scene in The Last Battle where Aslan puts a feast in front of the treacherous dwarfs and they think they’re eating disgusting rubbish. Here we have a wonderful world before us, full of beautiful things, the kindness of strangers (many of you in this blog), cleaner air and water, and all they can do is hate. We have to be wary of dangerous people, but hatred will blind us too.
To all of you out there who seek truth without hatred, Merry Christmas (or Hanukkah or whatever) and many more of them.

emsnews
December 20, 2015 4:37 am

Strippers against global warming!
HAHAHA…on the other hand, if we get to return to the Little Ice Age which seems to be the goal here of our rulers, the art of stripping on stage will end. Performing in fur coats will be ‘in’.

Marcus
December 20, 2015 5:01 am

25 years ago, these people would have been safely locked away at the ” Funny Farm ” !!

observa
December 20, 2015 5:18 am

“Couldn’t Sydney’s Lord Mayor find any better use for that $10,000? Maybe something slightly less climate related, like helping homeless people, or perhaps funding a few drug rehab beds, to help address Sydney’s out of control substance abuse problems?”
Let the peasants roll in Clover!

Bruce Cobb
December 20, 2015 5:52 am

In its essence, the Warmist religion hates humanity. This peep-show (or whatever it is – I refuse to watch it) is a celebration of that hatred. These folks make the Grinch (pre-revelation) look like mother teresa.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
December 20, 2015 1:15 pm

True.
Maybe if they watch the Grinch coming to his senses (when his heart grew 2 sizes! 🙂 )….
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Grinch (before): “They’re finding out now that no Christmas is coming… .”
But,
Those with eyes that can see: “Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp.
Hey, “Grinch,” yeah you (and you and you and you, too) — there’s a hand reaching out …. to you. As someone said (more or less), “To hate is to drink poison thinking it will hurt someone else.” Come on, join in the celebration of love and joy (no matter what you believe about Christmas’ ultimate meaning).

richard
December 20, 2015 5:54 am

al least the guy in white boots and tinsel hat has found where the heat has been hiding.

richard
December 20, 2015 5:55 am

sorry woman

Janice Moore
Reply to  richard
December 20, 2015 9:01 am

very sorry woman — no self-respect at all.

Nigel S
December 20, 2015 6:08 am
December 20, 2015 6:42 am

The article reads in part:
“A group of Sydney artists have collected $10,000 of public money, to perform a single showing of a play which featured a sex clown attacking the negative impact of Christmas on the global climate.”
Piffle.
At the recent climate conference in Paris there were about 40,000 clowns in attendance and it cost taxpayers billions.
Two decade ago, the question was:
Is global warming alarmism simply false or is it fraudulent?
Now, after the Mann hockey stick fiasco, the fabricated aerosol data used to fudge the warming alarmists’ climate models, the Climategate emails, and the many false “adjustments” of the surface temperature data record, there is no question:
Global warming alarmism is clearly fraudulent – in financial terms, it is one of the greatest frauds of all time.
– Allan

December 20, 2015 6:49 am

What the hell is a sex clown?

John Whitman
Reply to  Jeff Id
December 20, 2015 6:58 am

Jeff Id,
And what the double-Hell is a climatic sex clown? {pun intended}
John

Reply to  John Whitman
December 20, 2015 1:35 pm

A sex clown is a made up phrase to GET YOUR ATTENTION.
Sex always works and people like to laugh.
Unfortunately, I just don’t see it working as the Sex Clown Skeptic

Tom Judd
Reply to  Jeff Id
December 20, 2015 8:10 am

That’s when a guy drops his pants and his girlfriend starts laughing uncontrollably.
It’s the antithesis to the Great Immensity. Um, not really. The Great Immensity is the male ego just prior to the reality described above.
Now, You don’t think I know this from personal experience do you? Of course I don’t. Honest. I don’t. I’ve, um, uh, been … told this.

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Tom Judd
December 20, 2015 9:39 am

OK, but did it needed to said out loud ?
What of the mystery.

December 20, 2015 6:49 am

never mind!

John Whitman
Reply to  Jeff Id
December 20, 2015 7:01 am

Jeff Id,
Ditto “never mind!”
John

Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 10:46 am

Okay! #(:))
After that interesting side-discussion… (cough) BACK TO CHRISTMAS!
First, a reprise from December 18, 2018
“‘Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
by Joe Bastardi: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/18/twas-the-nightmare-before-christmas/
******************************************************************
Then, the video from my virtual advent calendar door from December 20, 2013
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Performed by: Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians

(youtube)

Janice Moore
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 10:55 am

Can — you — find — the — typo? lolololol
(no, didn’t do it on purpose)

u.k.(us)
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 20, 2015 11:21 am

Who exactly decided that discussion was over ? 🙂

Resourceguy
December 20, 2015 12:31 pm

When do they leave for the gig in Rome?

u.k.(us)
December 20, 2015 1:04 pm

Was She ever there ?

tango
December 20, 2015 5:32 pm

have a look at what she has done to sydney in the past years she has buggered the place with hher weird idears thi is one of her creationshttp://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/crate-rate-mate-western-sydney-company-offers-to-build-clover-moores-giant-milk-crate-for-500000/story-fni0cx12-1227010798550

Logoswrench
December 20, 2015 8:32 pm

Climate and inane nonsense seem to go together quite well. They have been mates since at least the 70s.

knr
December 21, 2015 1:50 am

clown is in one way the right word , 10,000 and how much do you think it actually cost to put on ?
Well someone is certainly laughing all the way with a ho, ho ,ho and no doubt will have a better Christmas thanks to the tax payers of Sydney.

Dennis Kuzara
December 21, 2015 5:28 pm

$10K? That is peanuts compared to The Great Immensity that wasted $697,177 of taxpayer’s money, with an NSF grant, no less..
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/07/28/the-great-immensity-aka-the-great-stonewall/

tadchem
December 23, 2015 11:11 am

The purpose of all ‘climate change’ activities seems to be to give otherwise unemployable individuals a handle on government grants.

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