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Australia’s Channel 7 invites skeptics to debate February 5, 2011

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Australia’s Channel 7 invites skeptics to debate

After watching Saturday’s Channel 7 segment “Sunrise All Stars”, where the heated topic of discussion was “Is Cyclone Yasi being politicised?”, on the segment Sunday morning they decided it would be best, in future, to invite experts from both sides to debate man-made climate change. Calling all skeptical scientists, here is your chance! Channel 7 contact details here.

For some background you can view Saturday’s segment click here. (Go Prue MacSween!!!)

For Sunday’s segment re the suggestion of expert debate click here (from 6 min mark)

UPDATE 13 Feb 2011: The debate has been held, click here to view (Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf versus Associate Professor Stewart Franks)

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1. Peter Wardle - February 6, 2011

Shout down the doubters. Same old story. One becomes so tired of AGW proponents sighting “real” scientists as though these are our kind of people whereas the “deniers” are the other kind.
Who cares what the mainstream think anyway. History is littered with the bodies of main streamers who have since been shown to be wrong.
For god’s sake do some research. There is a lot of it out there.

2. John K - February 6, 2011

I would love to see Prof Bob Carter or Prof Ian Plimer in a debate with O’Keef’s meteorology expert. I just hope O’Keefe will be able to allow for a fair debate. Did you see how rude he was to Pru, turning his back on her!

3. Oliver K. Manuel - February 6, 2011

AGW is simply the fourth (4th) in a series of misrepresentations of major experimental findings by the federal “scientific-technological elite.”

Fifty (50) years ago in January of 1961, former President Eisenhower warned that this might happen one day:

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo

4. Jack - February 6, 2011

Can we start calling the alarmists weirdos? Weirdos seem to fit them quite well.

5. Peter Wardle - February 6, 2011

I think that, because the AGW opponents are called “climate deniers”, (a stupidly illogical term) we should call the AGW proponents “climate groupies”

6. vicki rochester - February 23, 2011

I’m no expert but I remember at school being told about the equator and fault lines running through the earth. Have the scientists thought that maybe the global warming is being produced from the center of the earth,along with the cyclones, tidal waves etc? that this seems to be happening as the sun is having sun flares? maybe some of the things are like in the movie journey to the center of the earth.

7. Frank the farmer - February 27, 2011

Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!
If you’ve read his book you may agree that this is a good summary.

Are you sitting down? Okay, here’s the bombshell.
In just FOUR DAYS, the volcanic eruption in Iceland, since its’ first spewing of volcanic ash, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of us.
Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.
I know, it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid’s “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, holidays at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 pence light bulbs with £10.00 light bulbs …well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just FOUR DAYS by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time – EVERY DAY.
I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire time on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it.
Of course I shouldn’t spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well recognized 800 year global heating and cooling cycles, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.
I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years…and it happens every year.
Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you on the basis of the bogus “human-caused” climate change scenario.
Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention “Global Warming” any more, but just “Climate Change” – you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.
Just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
But hey, relax, give the world a hug and have a nice day!

8. vickie ahearn - June 17, 2011

sunspot cycles run in a 12 year cycle because they occur when jupiter (king of the fire signs) passes.The ptolemy view of the earth explains all weather cycles. if you place Jupiter as king the fire element ( ruling south and is positive),Saturn as our earth stabalizer (ruling the east and negative), uranus as king of the air (ruling east and negative),and neptune as king of the water element


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