Archive for October, 2008

Delicious irony….

Posted on timeOctober 30th, 2008 by userPali Gap    flagNo Comments

Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday – the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.More on this

How does the UK Met Office’s forecast compare?

25 September 2008
The Met Office forecast for the coming winter suggests it is, once again, likely to be milder than average. It is also likely that the coming winter will be drier than last year.

So now of course we have extraordinary cold weather in October (triggering Government cold weather payments) and floods in Devon!


Good on yer sport!

Posted on timeOctober 10th, 2008 by userPali Gap    flagNo Comments

I have had a long break from posting. To be frank – with so much global cooling going on and with alarmists in retreat I have been suffering from a lack of motivation.

However I have been woken up to do a post following something I read at Anthony Watts’ excellent blog on the subject of Kids Against Anthropogenic Global Warming.

Kids everywhere seem to be brainwashed these days into the depressing lack of original thinking and political correctness of their teachers. Where’s the rebellion of youth?

For example – consider this that I read recently:

A GROUP of Scarborough students learned all about their carbon footprint at a recent roadshow in Scarborough.

The Carbon Footprint Roadshow, run by BP, called at George Pindar Community Sports College in Moor Lane, Eastfield.

Its aim was to raise awareness about issues surrounding global warming and the students took part in role play exercises, planning and group work.

The workshop was part of the students’ theme in science of making learning real and they also took part in the BP young persons’ survey about attitudes towards global warming.

A spokeswoman for Pindar College said: “The sessions went very well and the presenters were really impressed by how concerned the students were about global warming.”

She added that the organisers were impressed by the fact that the students got more questions right than older participants from a recent workshop.

Yuck! And run by BP for heaven’s sake! For some reason it brings to my mind a line from a Lewis Carroll poem:

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws

How refreshing then to find a 14 year old from down under taking on the AGW orthodoxy.

So good on yer webmistress Eloise and may your cloud of Google referring links grow ever larger and more authoritative by the day!


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