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Global warming is making the world colder February 29, 2012

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Best – warming – headline – evah

Watts Up With That
February 28, 2012

I’ve been getting a lot of pressure to cover the story by warmspinner Richard Black over at the BBC about a supposed feedback between Arctic sea ice and colder, snowier, winters in the UK and the EU. For example, WUWT “elftone” says:

Richard Black of the BBC – despite getting his head handed to him on a platter twice recently – is spinning like crazy about snowy winters. The cause is shrinking arctic ice. No, really🙂. I’m amazed he’s able to stand:


I’ve been resisting covering this for a little bit, because I knew sooner or later some MSM media fool would mangle this story into something unrecognizable (they always do). I was right, and the result is the most hilarious global warming headline ever:

They really have lost the plot, haven’t they?

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“Social distance can cause a 55-year-old climate change sceptic with a job and a mortgage to behave like a spastic donkey with strange malicious behaviour” February 28, 2012

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I saw the below end snippet of a headline article in News.com.au, which was about “the dark world of trolling” (obviously it must be a slow news day)


Psychologists have long attributed bad behaviour online to “deindividuation” – the feeling people get when they think they are anonymous.

“Social distance can cause a 55-year-old climate change sceptic with a job and a mortgage to behave like a spastic donkey with strange malicious behaviour,” said researcher James Heathers, of the University of Sydney.

He said the quality of online conversations in general seemed to be worsening by the day, and had now turned into a competition to see who can yell “urrgggh lame” the loudest.

“There’s no turn-taking, or reacting like there is in face-to-face communication,” he said. “The conversational structure is completely broken and there’s no thoughtful consideration of issues.”

Source: News.com.au 28 February 2012

A very strongly worded piece from Dr Heathers, however, trolling actually happens on both sides of the climate change debate.

If social distance can cause a “55-year-old climate change sceptic with a job and a mortgage to behave like a spastic donkey with strange malicious behavior”, then I would like to know the following from Dr Heathers:

What would cause the behavior of a 55 year old climate scientist(Dr Peter Gleick), with a phd, who had a job with the American Geophysical Union Task Force on Scientific Ethics to use a false name, in order to obtain confidential documents from The Heartland Institute. There are also some serious allegations that he was also the one who forged some of the documents in order to try and discredit the institute for being sceptical on man-made climate change.

P.S. – Dr Heathers, how is that “global warming” working out for you in Sydney? I hear Sydney has had one of the coldest summers on record.

“Denier” blogs clean sweep of 2012 Weblog awards February 27, 2012

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“Denier” blogs clean sweep of 2012 Weblog awards

The debate is over, the voting is settled and the consensus is in! Here are the winners…

Best Science or Technology weblog: Watts Up with That
Best Australian or New Zealand weblog: JoNova
Best European weblog: Tallbloke Talkshop
Best Canadian weblog: Climate Audit
Lifetime Achievement Award: Watts Up with That

Congrats to the above blogs, very well deserved!

Dr David Evans: The Skeptic’s Case February 26, 2012

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Dr David Evans: The Skeptic’s Case

Jo Nova site
January 25, 2012

Who Are You Going To Believe – The Government Climate Scientists Or The Data?

We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message — here it is, put simply enough for any lay reader willing to pay attention.

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Fakegate affair: Let’s blame it on “the heat of the moment” February 25, 2012

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The below extract is from the Scientific American regarding the Peter Gleick Fakegate affair

The Peter Gleick Incident: All Heat and No Light

Scientific American
24 February 2012

Will the unethical release of documents from the controversial Heartland Institute undermine climate science? We ask climate scientist Gavin Schmidt

How should scientists respond to this incident?
The proper response to misinformation is better information. Heartland and other groups like them just repeat the same old nonsense over and over again. You can spend your time trying to show that they are corrupt in some way, but that doesn’t help. Everybody knows there are fossil-fuel interests that are fueling these groups. It’s not news to demonstrate that. As scientists, we’re supposed to be ethical, and upstanding, and we’re supposed to have truth and light on our side, and generally we do, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not human, that we’re not sometimes prone to irrationality in the heat of the moment.

Read it all here

The Global Warming “heat” made me do it Sir!

Sad Settled Science February 22, 2012

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Sad Settled Science

February 22, 2012

The big news this week is of course about a Scientist (who coined the phrase “the debate is over“), who has a Phd, who chaired a Task Force on Ethics and who leaked documents of a private institution.

Own Goal mate

A sad, sad day for Science

The science is rattled and sad

A Tim Flannery Cartoon February 18, 2012

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A Tim Flannery cartoon

There is a hilariously funny cartoon by John Spooner from, The Age (Click here to View) . The Age is normally a warmist publication so it was quite a surprise to see it there.


Julia Gillard to Tim Flannery (top picture)
“Tim, sorry to drag you in like this. I’m not that upset that you were so wrong about water shortages now that we’re drowing in the stuff. And how were you to know that there would be no statistically significant increase in warming for the last 15 years of increasing CO2 emissions.”

Julia Gillard to Tim Flannery: (lower image)
“No! I want to know why I pay you 10 times what Bob Carter gets and he still wins the argument!”

The cartoon is in light of the recent Heartland leak. For our non-Australian visitors, the lady on the left-hand side is our Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and on the right is Australian Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery. Professor Bob Carter is one of Australia’s leading geologists and a climate realist.

Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery is very much a joke in Australia, he has a list of failed climate change predictions as long as my arm. He gets paid a taxpayer funded $180,000, three-day-a-week salary for his role as part-time chairman of the Australian Government’s Climate Commission.

There’s a saying that when Flannery tells you that your city is about to run out of  water, move to higher ground and invest in an umbrella company.

Also Construction of the Flannery Centre($7.5 million taxpayer funded sustainability shack), named after Tim Flannery who predicted ”the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems” in a permanently drier ”new climate”, has been again delayed. By rain.

The Science is Rattled February 12, 2012

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The Science is Rattled

February 12, 2012

Climate Science, the most unsettled “Settled” Science, as per below the Science vs the cold, hard facts of reality

The “Settled” Science:
Global Warming means a permanent drought in Australia as per Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery: “so even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems …”

The Reality:
Severe flooding in Australia

The “Settled” Science:
Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past as per Dr David Viner “children just aren’t going to know what snow is…”

The Reality:
Record snow

The “Settled” Science:
The Himalayan glaciers are receding quicker than those in other parts of the world and could disappear altogether by 2035 according to the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

The Reality:
The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years.

Germany in skeptical turmoil on both Climate and Solar/Windfarms February 11, 2012

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Germany in skeptical turmoil on both Climate and Solar/Windfarms

Watts Up With That?
February 6, 2012

I have two major stories out of Germany to report, one on the rise of Climate Skepticism into the mainstream, as Germany’s Top Environmentalist Turns Climate Sceptic, saying

“I couldn’t take it any more. I had to write this book.”

Doubt came two years ago when he was an expert reviewer of an IPCC report on renewable energy. “I discovered numerous errors and asked myself if the other IPCC reports on climate were similarly sloppy.”

….and the other major story is on the failure of solar and wind power in Germany. First, the mainstream skepticism:

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With a record like this, why is Flannery Climate Commissioner? February 4, 2012

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With a record like this, why is Flannery Climate Commissioner?

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
February 3, 2012

Chief Climate Commissioner Tim Flannery in 2007:

…even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and river systems



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