Some may not be aware that Australia has a scientist (with expertise in the physical sciences) sitting as a Member of Parliament. But even though he’s with the parliamentary majority party, he is in a minority of one as a physical scientist in the chamber.
He is sometimes permitted to speak. Which he does with vigour and honesty, even if some of his party colleagues cringe as he tells some unpopular truths. Here are some excerpts from Hansard Wednesday, 26 February 2014. I’ve inserted some sub-headings.
Dr Dennis Jensen (Member for Tangney):
Tonight I will talk about our science crisis, climate change and energy including—horror of horrors—the N-word: nuclear, as in power. You could say I have a unique background in this parliament. In this chamber and the other chamber I am the only research scientist who has worked in the research industry. … Continue reading
James Delingpole has just written an article 10 Lefty Lies About The Floods Which Have Devastated Britain published at Breitbart.com. It deals with the common lies about how the situation has come about.
Christopher Booker, who earlier identified the “immediate” problem as the lack of dredging, also writes for The Spectator. In Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood. Booker wrote:
Somerset saw the floods coming. The Environment Agency should have, too.
Indeed they did. Not so long ago, the UK’s Environment Agency published Historic Flood Levels and Hydraulic Modelling (PDF). The summary sheet, using rainfall figures from recent times (November 2012) clearly shows the projected effectiveness of dredging in lowering flood levels and allowing floodwaters to recede quickly. Here’s one of the charts from the summary sheet: Continue reading
The successor does not respect those he is to serve. I’ve updated his Coat of Arms to reflect the sentiment of his self-serving speeches denigrating those who hold opinions different from his own as “headless chickens”.
It is he who lives in a world removed from reality; far from an appreciation of science. He is quoted as saying
baffling … that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything – until, that is, it comes to climate science
And he is wrong in every respect. While those who do no deal with science on a regular basis might blindly trust, real scientists and Engineers don’t blindly trust. They should be well aware of the vast ignorance surrounding the tiny flecks of knowledge and current understanding of the universe. They cautiously guide modern society along the narrow paths.
Were it not for nepotism, the man-child wouldn’t even get a job interview. Not even as a climate scientist.
God save the Queen. Long may she reign.
If only the British had known!
You may have heard/seen on the “news” that there was a chemical spill in West Virginia, USA recently. Lots of people got really, really scared because it was a chemical. Continue reading
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Jennifer Marohasy has requested verification of BOM data used to support widely publicised claims made by the Bureau’s Manager of Climate Monitoring and Predictions, Dr David Jones. Continue reading