Als im November 2009, kurz vor der Uno-Klimakonferenz in Kopenhagen, mehr als tausend E-Mails britischer Klimaforscher veröffentlicht wurden, geriet eine eigentlich für sicher gehaltene Annahme ins Wanken: Erwärmt sich die Erde wirklich? Skeptiker sahen in den E-Mails den Beweis, dass die Klimaprognosen auf windigen Berechnungen beruhten, dass die Forscher unsauber arbeiten würden - und sich dessen durchaus bewusst seien.
Eine unabhängige Untersuchungskommission kam ein halbes Jahr später zum Ergebnis, dass die Mitarbeiter der Climatic Research Unit (CRU) an der University of East Anglia sauber gearbeitet hatten . Die sogenannte "Climagate" -Affäre war damit eigentlich beendet, doch die Angriffe von Skeptikern haben seither kaum nachgelassen. Read More...
My uncle Louie considered himself a skilled dowser. I am a Professor of Exploration Geophysics so you might expect me to be skeptical, but I believe my uncle Louie could find water by dowsing.
Uncle Louie improved upon the traditional method of using willow twigs. He used bent welding rods. Willow twigs are long and slim. Welding rods have more mass and are even slimmer. He would bend ends of the welding rods down at a 90 degree angle. Then the rods look like this: Read More...
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Although denialists, according to Specter, come from both ends of the political spectrum, they have one important trait in common: their willingness to replace the rigorous and open-minded skepticism of science with the inflexible certainty of ideological commitment. Specter analyzes the consequences of this inflexibility and draws some startling and uncomfortable conclusions for the health of both individuals and society. For example, though every reputable scientific study demonstrates the safety of major childhood vaccines, opponents of childhood immunization are winning the publicity war; childhood immunizations are tumbling and preventable diseases are increasing, often leading to unnecessary deaths. Specter, a New Yorker science and public health writer, does an equally credible job of demolishing the health claims made by those promoting organic produce and all forms of alternative medicine. Specter is both provocative and thoughtful in his defense of science and rationality—though he certainly does not believe that scientists are infallible. His writing is engaging and his sources are credible, making this a significant addition to public discourse on the importance of discriminating between credible science and snake oil.
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A church official in the southern town of Wunsiedel said on Thursday the tomb had been razed and its headstone removed after consulting with Seitz’s family over how to handle the grave site.
“The bones were removed and brought to the crematorium, and the ashes are to be scattered at sea,” Peter Seisser said.
An early, fervent member of pro tobacco movement, Seitz spent time in prison with Fred Singer in the early 1920s and helped edit Mein Denial — the book in which the blow hard outlined plans to destroy European Jewelry and murder climate scientists he considered undesirable. Read More...
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Wellington police Senior Sergeant Anita Dixon said police received three or four calls from concerned members of the public who saw the sheep bolting down Ghuznee Street and along Vivian Street at around 11.30pm last night.
A police unit was dispatched find the sheep were about to give up until they found it cornered in the Briscoes carpark on Taranaki Street by a group of people.
"Some members of the public had jumped on it and held it down in the carpark," Dixon said.
With no other clear options, and mindful of the havoc it could cause to late-night revellers and traffic, the officers bundled the sheep into the back of their vehicle and headed back to Wellington Central Station. Read More...
Plans are under way to pit outspoken climate sceptic Christopher Monckton against top New Zealand scientists in a debate designed to stir up controversy.
A climate change sceptics group is trying to arrange a visit by the high-profile British peer on the back of his trip to Australia.
Richard Treadgold, of the Climate Conversation Group, said there was support from within the group and other climate sceptic groups to bring Lord Monckton to New Zealand in the first week of August. Read More...
The warmists less public defeat was the failure of what had become known as the F9 event: the Finally Free From Family First's Fraudulent Fuckwit Fielding Festival. July 1 marked the arrival of the newly elected senators and the departure of those elected in 2004, including Steven Fielding of the Family First party. Read More...
Last month, NSW parliamentarian Peter Phelps has likened climate scientists to totalitarian planners. Shortly afterwards, Viscount Monckton brilliantly outflanked warmists' attempts to silence him, by silencing himself as venues cancelled his bookings in response to his portraying climate advisor Ross Garnaut with a swastika.
Predictably, the counter-meme has been to compare the confusionists to holocaust deniers or HIV-deniers. There is of course an important distinction. Comparing climate confusionists to those spread untruths about genocide is felt to be deeply offensive. In contrast, comparing climate scientists to those who actually conducted genocide is felt to be a helpful and valid comparison. Read More...
SINGAPORE — Climate scientists have turned to the United States and Australian navies to deploy robotic measuring devices in the Indian Ocean where pirates have made the area too dangerous for researchers.
About one-quarter of the Indian Ocean is now off limits to climate scientists trying to complete a global network of deep ocean devices that gather data crucial to climate change studies and weather forecasts.
"We can't send anybody in that area. Research voyages have been cancelled and I know there's a report of at least one ship that hired an armed escort," said Ann Thresher, an oceanographer with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Read More...
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.
- We believe abundant, affordable energy is indispensable to human flourishing, particularly to societies which are rising out of abject poverty and the high rates of disease and premature death that accompany it. With present technologies, fossil and nuclear fuels are indispensable if energy is to be abundant and affordable.
- We believe mandatory reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, achievable mainly by greatly reduced use of fossil fuels, will greatly increase the price of energy and harm economies.
When it comes to the global warming debate, let’s forget the red herrings and minutiae and focus on the elephant in the room — temperature data and mean averages. Earth does not have just one temperature. It is not in global thermodynamic equilibrium, neither within itself nor its surroundings.
Just because we can compute something analogous to a ‘‘global temperature’’ does not mean that it is meaningful. Individual telephone numbers are both meaningful and useful, while averages of telephone numbers in a directory have no meaning.
Geophysics is a broad discipline that includes atmospheric and planetary physics, as well as the more engineering-like aspects of geophysical evaluations and mapping. The latter are commonly assumed to be the entire practice of geophysics.
When our provincial act placed geophysical practice under the auspices of APEGGA, the Association was mandated to protect the public from unprofessional and unskilled practice over the entire spectrum of geophysical endeavours. This includes atmospheric physics, and therefore APEGGA is mandated to verify that none of its members have exceeded their knowledge base and presented false information to the government on climate.
- Tim Ball - Ph.D In Geography.
- Joseph Bast - Studied Economics (did not complete degree).
- Bob Carter - Ph.D in palaeontology and holds a B.Sc in geology.
- Paul Chesser - Opinion writer, accountant.
- Tom Harris - B. Eng, M. Eng.
- Christopher Horner - Lawyer.
- Patrick J. Michaels - S.M. Biology.
- Marc Morano - Think Tank Blogger.
- S. Fred Singer - B.E.E. (Electrical Engineering), A.M. and Ph.D.(Physics).
- Harrison Schmitt - Ph.D. in geology.
- Willie Soon - Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.
- Roy Spencer - Ph.D. in meteorology. "Scientific Advisor" to the ISA.
From our Friends the Friends of Science - and as endorsed by Barry Cooper:
Solar Inertial Motion refers to the movement (predictable “wobble” of the sun about the centre of gravity of the solar system under the influence of the orbits of the giant planets (mainly Jupiter and Saturn). It forms the basis for a hypothesis by Czech geophysicist Ivanka Charvátová that correlates cycles of solar activity (and thus Earth’s climate) to SIM patterns. She discovered that every 179 years the Sun’s motion returns to a regular “trefoil” pattern (lasting about 50 years) interspersed with 62-90 year periods when the motion is chaotic. During the trefoils sunspot activity (and Earth’s temperature) are maximized, while the reverse is true during the chaotic periods (e.g., Wolf, Spörer, Maunder and Dalton Minima). According to SIM researchers, solar activity and temperatures in the first half of the 21st century should decrease.
Because GRACE can detect changes in the global distribution of mass, the cause of the increased waistline can be correctly attributed. We at FoGT had earlier speculated about an increase in planetary density due to the human population having become thicker with time, disagreeing with our colleague the famous blog climatologist Baron von Monckhofen who interpreted an increase in population mass. However, GRACE has now convincingly demonstrated that neither density nor mass are being gained, but mass is rather being rearranged. Read More...
BY JOSH SILBERG, CALGARY HERALD JULY 4, 2011
Re: "Scientists grow cool to global warming theory," Barry Cooper, Opinion, June 29.
A simple search finds peer-reviewed scientific articles refuting that claim. But, when you have a source like "somebody," why would you question it? If a student in one of his classes submitted an essay with such a reference, what mark would they get?
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Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, reports on an end-of-May meeting of a thousand geoscientists from Canada, the US and other countries in Ottawa. The lead symposium was Earth Climate: Past, Present and Future, and though there were many presentations, only one was consistent with IPCC claims of dangerous AGW. According to the symposium chairman, people on the IPCC side will not debate. Mr. Harris has been attempting to get the Canadian Meteorological and Ocean Society to participate in a public, climate-science debate, but the CMOS, and other climate alarmists, continues to maintain their narrow-mindedness that the science is settled and debate unnecessary.
Schweinsgruber says: How can one debate science? Science is a matter of facts and not a matter of opinion. And: there was no ‘lead’ symposium at this meeting. So if you are left with the impression that the most important scientific urge of Canada’s geological community is climate change denial, then you got plimered! Also, the symposium in question was not organized by Tom Harris but by Andrew Miall from the University of Toronto. In summary, Tom Harris is a mechanical engineer, who has absolutely nothing to do with climatology or the Geological Association of Canada, in as much as the Friends of Science have nothing to do with science.
BY JAMES K. FINLEY, CALGARY HERALD JULY 2, 2011
Re: "Scientists grow cool to global warming theory," Barry Cooper, Opinion, June 29.
It's depressing that cranky old men like Barry Cooper feel it necessary to spout off about matters that are far outside their area of expertise. But since he is a political "scientist," I guess he feels that he has the credentials. If he's wrong, he won't be around to apologize, nor will it matter.
Predictably, he cites fools to support his inflammatory opinions. With his dismissive: "And yet, science moves on," he champions geophysicist Nils-Axel Moerner in "flatly contradicting the IPCC predictions of an ice-free Arctic."
Moerner is another cranky old man, who, among other things, believes in the metaphysical art of water dowsing, and who was elected "Deceiver of the Year" by Foreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning in 1995 for "organizing university courses about dowsing." Trust the deceivers.
James K. Finley, Sidney, B.C.
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Schweinsgruber says: Brilliant, James! A brilliant piece of political science!
The Coop allegedly opened a money laundromat almost exclusively catering to the Friends of Science. If you have some unaccounted for, illegally acquired cash, clean it at his premises. 16 double load washers, 10 dryers. Change available in clean, air-conditioned faciliities. Open every weekday from 8 am to 10 pm. Free Fox TV in the sitting area. Corporate discounts available.
Schweinsgruber says: Barry Cooper used a genuine German Bosch washer for the FoS’s money laundry. The model is depicted above and has not stopped running since. That’s quality made in Germany - for crackpots made in Canada!