Posted Christmas Day (25 December) 2015

The Christmas break is a good time for reading and video watching. For people interested in the on-going debate on climate change, and claims of "global warming", the recent hearing by the Science Sub-Committee of the Commerce Committee of the U.S.Senate on...

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Posted 24 December 2015

"Another week, another study showing that our official climate data gatekeepers have been exaggerating the extent of 'global warming' to make it look more scary, more urgent, more desperately in need of extra funding for our official climate data gatekeepers... "

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Posted 23 Decenber 2015

"The script for much of this year's UN COP21 climate conference....could have come directly out of [J M] Barrie's book [Peter Pan]. The UN believes they can sense climate danger decades in advance, a power that requires forgetting that every prior prediction they made turn...

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Posted 23 December 2015

Writing in the Business Standard, New Delhi, Nitin Sethi reveals how India's diplomatic tenacity reduced the Paris climate talks to what became, in the end, a meaningless wish list.  "The Indian team faced a tough challenge in the battle of attrition at Paris. It was man...

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Posted 23 December 2015

G K Chesteron in The Oracle of the Dog:  "It's part of something I've noticed more and more in the modern world, appearing in all sorts of newspaper rumours and conversational catchwords; something that's arbitrary without being authoritative. People readily swallow the...

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Posted 21 December 2015

From Dr Judy Ryan in Australia:

Dear Fellow Citizens of the World,
Wherever you may live, whatever your colour, culture or creed, we reach out to you with compassion and integrity, even when you are  far across the sea. That is the power of the internet; and w...

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Posted 21 December 2015

Professor Tim Ball, eminent Canadian climate scientist, explains in a posting to the website WattsUpWithThat, why law courts and politicians struggle with issues arising from climate change.  "The answer is because they cannot say I am not qualified, although they tried,...

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Posted 20 December 2015

"The COP21 jamboree in Paris is done and dusted. But, not surprisingly, the outcome has in practice changed little and the news media have moved on to other things.  The only 'legally-binding' aspect of the agreement is that countries are obliged to put forward their plann...

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Posted 19 December 2015

The Heartland Institute, of US, worked with other leading think tanks and advocacy groups to mount a counter-conference on 7 December in Paris challenging the climate alarmism expressed at the UN's COP21 event. In tbis posting, Heartland has combined videos and news releas...

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Posted 15 December 2015

The Wall Street Journal has editorialised about the UN Paris climate talks, saying: 

* nothing coming out of Paris will have any impact on the climate

* whatever new commitments the agreement contains are not specific or enforceable

* still no requir...

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Posted 15 December 2015

The New York Times sums up the UN climate conference in Paris: "Several thousand climate activists from across Europe and many from farther afield gathered peacefully near the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday to protest the outcome of the COP21 climate conference 12 miles aw...

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Posted 14 December 2015

"Emission reductions 80% below actual 1990 levels means the world would have to eliminate 96% of the greenhouse gases that all humantiy woiuld likely rtelease if we reach populations levels, economic growth and living standards projected for 2050. Without fossil fuels thos...

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Posted 14 December 2015

"As the media report, the COP21 delegates believe that today's temperatures and atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels are unusually high, and that because of this, more or more intense storms, droughts and floods are occurring and more polar bears and penguins are dying. They...

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Posted 13 December 2015

Below is a link to the text of the final agreement at COP21 UN conference in Paris.  Of interest is this opt-out clause: "Article 28 1. At any time after three years from the date on which this Agreement has entered into force for a Party, that Party may withdraw from this...

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Posted 9 December

There are two climate conferences in Paris this month. One, the UN's 21st Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP21) attended by about 40,000 people who flew in on fossil-fuelled aircraft has not talked about climate science because they consider that science is set...

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Posted 7 December 2015

In Scientific American Viscount Matt Matt Ridley argues climate change "is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time." He notes recent research show Earth is not as sensitive to changes in carbon dioxide levels as most climate models assume because mo...

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Posted 7 December 2015

An American scientist, Dr Tom Wysmuller, has denounced COP21 in Paris and the plot against the developing countries. He was interviewed in New York for the weekly Cameroon newspaper, Journal Integration. The interview was published in French on 23 November, and appears he...

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Posted 30 November 2015

"Statements that climate change is the biggest (environmental) problem of humankind are unfounded: We can readily think of bigger problems. For example, the people of Greece lost a third of their income in five years' time, arguably because monetary policy was unfit for pu...

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Posted 29 November 2015

"Any climate agreement should be flexible enough so that voluntary pledges can be adjusted over the next couple of decades depending on what global temperatures do. The best we can hope for is a toothless agreement that will satisfy most governments yet allow them to pay l...

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Posted 27 November 2015

Professor Judith Curry, a climate scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, does not dispute for a moment that human-generated carbon dioxide warms the planet. But she says, in this interview with The Spectator in UK, evidence suggests this may be h...

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