Good on yer sport!

Posted on timeOctober 10th, 2008 by userPali Gap in catsense    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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2007 – The alarmists’ annus horibilis

Posted on timeMay 2nd, 2008 by userPali Gap in catanomalous    flagNo Comments


All four agencies that track Earth’s temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.” Phil Chapman.

Phil Chapman is a geophysicist and astronautical engineer and the first Australian to become a NASA astronaut writing in the Australian.  He continues alarmingly…

The next descent into an ice age is inevitable but may not happen for another 1000 years. On the other hand, it must be noted that the cooling in 2007 was even faster than in typical glacial transitions. If it continued for 20 years, the temperature would be 14C cooler in 2027. By then, most of the advanced nations would have ceased to exist, vanishing under the ice, and the rest of the world would be faced with a catastrophe beyond imagining

Which brings to mind Robert Frost’s wonderful poem:

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

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Detective Watts on the trail of the bad guys…

Posted on timeMarch 25th, 2008 by userPali Gap in catodds 'n' ends    flagNo Comments


It might seem an improbable title for a gripping read, but I personally guarantee that Anthony Watts’ “How not to measure temperature, part 54: Los Angeles, the city” will have you on the edge of your seat and chewing your finger nails as the tension just builds and builds.

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Warming equals cooling in “post-modern” science

Posted on timeFebruary 15th, 2008 by userPali Gap in catodds 'n' ends    flagNo Comments


“Global warming blamed for unusual cold spell”

‘Nuff said?

The sinning article is here:

Unbelievable!

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Ancient greenies ranted too

Posted on timeFebruary 1st, 2008 by userPali Gap in catodds 'n' ends    flagNo Comments


They say that all philosophy is just footnotes to Plato. Even so it comes as a surprise to discover that green fundamentalism was known to the Ancients. (Try substituting the word “pagans” with the phrase “4X4 gas guzzlers” or “Americans” or some other bete noir of the warm-mongers):

“Shall we endure longer that the succession of the seasons be changed, and the temper of the heavens be stirred to anger, since the embittered perfidy of the pagans does not know how to preserve these balances of nature? For why has the spring renounced its accustomed charm? Why has the summer, barren of its harvest, deprived the labouring farmer of his hope of a grain harvest? Why has the intemperate ferocity and the winter with its piercing cold doomed the fertility of the lands with the disaster of sterility? Why all these things, unless nature has transgressed the decree of its own law to avenge such impiety?” —Novellae Theodosiani, 438 CE

(Spotted in Benny Peiser’s excellent CCNet)

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