Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The greenest thing about Gore’s company is the cash

“GIM’s portfolio is a run-of-the-mill mix of financial service, healthcare, consumer products, technology and industrial materials companies that hardly seems to live up to Gore’s rhetoric about social and environmental sustainability allegedly driving GIM’s investment choices”

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A professor catches Rudd red-handed on green spin

Rudd was less than honest in the way he described the modelling by MMA, especially in associating it with Monash University.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wind power: Ugly, expensive and next to useless

The latest VENCorp annual planning report has yet more bad news for wind farms.

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Greenland celebrates local warming

It’s a reminder that Greenland was once named Greenland for a reason, in days even warmer than these before the deep ice came.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Leave working tipplers alone

THE true sickness of our times is not that we eat too much, smoke cigarettes or knock off a bottle of wine in an evening.It is the ever-growing tendency of medical boards, government officials, politicians and other groups who seem to have nothing better to do than tell us how to lead our lives.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Grow up Mr Rudd

As Andrew Bolt observed, there's a blogger's vibe to the current series of ads from the two main political parties here in Australia.

Labor anticipated the Coalition's attack on its links to the union movement and immediately had a reply deconstructing it.

Now the Coalition responds in kind.

Man Cold

Howard back in the fight

The odds on a Liberal win have shortened at Sportingbet to $2.65. Labor is still a solid favorite at $1.55, but John Howard is striding back into town.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Kill democracy to save the planet

Emeritus Professor David Shearman, an IPCC assessor and honorary secretary of Doctors for the Environment Australia: Do you believe that climate change can be arrested under our sacrosanct system of liberal democracy?

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Success in Iraq shouldn’t be such an unwelcome surprise

Most statistics from Iraq these days are good. While that can change (and probably will), why didn't most mainstream media see this coming?

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Glass-jaw Rudd cries wolf

Kevin Rudd yesterday started squealing already: My job is to put forward a positive plan for the nation’s future. I suspect, looking at the content of what Mr Howard said earlier today, that they will see their principled job as running a negative fear campaign from day one.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Another of those dissenting studies Gore says don’t exist

A review of the research literature concerning the environmental consequences of increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to the con clusion that increases during the 20th and early 21st centuries have produced no deleterious effects upon Earth’s weather and climate.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Judge demands warning against 11 of Gore’s untruths

Andrew Bolt
Monday, October 08, 2007 at 10:52am

A British judge rules that Al Gore told a string of untruths in An Inconvenient Truth and children should be warned:

In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that ... (e)leven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.

The inaccuracies are:

1. The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government’s expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.

2. The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.

3. The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming.

4. The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that this was not the case.

5. The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.

6. The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant’s evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.

7. The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.

8. The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.

9. The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.

10. The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.

11. The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.

The new Guidance Notes, very grudgingly amended, are here. Would that even this small gesture was matched by Australian schools.

This isn’t the first time, of course, that global warming scaremongerers have been dismissed by a court in which evidence still counts.

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Posturing, and raped children

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Mal Brough, perhaps the most admirable man in the Howard ministry, notes the hypocrisy of opponents of his intervention to save Aboriginal children:

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Gore dodges yet more debates

The Heartland case is not the first time Gore has ducked a forum. Earlier this year he canceled an interview with Denmark’s largest newspaper when he learned it would include questions from Bjorn Lomborg, respected author of The Skeptical Environmentalist.

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No wind, no wind power

If it were not for the power Denmark imports from from Norway, Sweden and Germany the country would go dark at windless times, which occur remarkably often:

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

CNN Meteorologist: ‘Definitely Some Inaccuracies’ in Gore Film

CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano clapped his hands and exclaimed, “Finally,” in response to a report that a British judge might ban the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" from UK schools because, according to “American Morning,” “it is politically biased and contains scientific inaccuracies.”

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At Witz End: Global Warming Questions and Answers

Believers express their feelings, right and wrong. "You can choose to believe anthropogenic global warming on faith, like religion; or you can join the rest of us in seriously questioning it and demanding proof."

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At Witz End: No Consensus on Global Warming

The earth is warming - but we're not at fault.

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