A Scientist Speaks in Parliament

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

Posted in Carbon Tax, Energy for Civilisation, Nuclear, Science, Securing Liberty | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Somerset Floods – Manmade disaster

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

Posted in Environment, Securing Liberty | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wackadoodle 350.org protesters disappear their KKK moment

Bernd Felsche:

micats-vigil-webVoltaire said: “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

Comments at the original WUWT blog article, please.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Last weekend I pointed out that 350.org leader Bill McKibben had endorsed the antics of some 350.org members in Texas that adopted tactics of the Klu Klux Klan – showing up at somebody’s house with mask covered faces, torches, and a threat:

View original 88 more words

Posted in Securing Liberty, Uncategorized | Tagged

Chris Horner is Captain America in my Book

Bernd Felsche:

Chris Horner exposes the political machinations of the US-EPA. The deceptions and misconduct.

Yes, I know that the interview is a year old. But that doesn’t invalidate what is discussed.

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:

I get a news mag Military, that includes essays by Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM).

An AIM interview of Chris Horner, an author and speaker I knew from his work on enviro and climate affairs caught my eye.

Now I am mad as hell.

View original 222 more words

Posted in Securing Liberty

God save the Queen. Long may she reign.

SuccessionThe 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.

Posted in Environment, Science | Tagged | 2 Comments

Nils-Axel Morner: An Unbelievable Decision

Bernd Felsche:

Scientific Journal cancelled because it questioned the IPCC.

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:

An Unbelievable Decision
Nils-Axel MÖRNER
Handling editor of the Special Issue of PRP

wpid-PRP-Censured.jpgThe idea that the planetary motions affect and control the solar variability is old, but in the stage of an unproven hypothesis. In recent years major advancements have occurred and in 2013, it seemed that time was ripe for a major, multi-authored, reinvestigation. Therefore, a Special Issue of Pattern Recognition in Physics was devoted to: “Pattern in solar variability, their planetary origin and terrestrial impacts”.

The volume includes 12 separate research papers and General Conclusions, co-authored by 19 prominent scientists. Indeed, they agreed that the driving factor of solar variability must emerge from the planetary beat on the Sun, and by that its emission of luminosity and Solar Wind both factors of which affect the Earth-Moon system.

View original 316 more words

Posted in Environment, Science | Tagged , ,

Just Hit The NOAA Motherlode

Bernd Felsche:

They created a significant warming by reversing polarity of the adjustment in the pre-2000 years. How did a peer-reviewed positive adjustment suddenly become a negative adjustment?

Originally posted on Real Science:

I spent the evening comparing USHCN V1 and V2 graphs, and discovered a huge discrepancy between their V1 and V2 adjustments.

This is their current US graph. Note that there is a discontinuity at 1998, which doesn’t look right. Globally, temperatures plummeted in 1999-2000, but they didn’t in the US graph.

ScreenHunter_64 Jan. 19 00.08

Climate at a Glance | Time Series

It doesn’t look right, because they made a huge change going from USHCN V1 to V2.

In V1 they adjusted recent temperatures upwards (thin line below) and made little adjustment to older temperatures.

ScreenHunter_48 Jan. 18 18.14

GHCN Global Gridded Data

But when they switched to V2, they started adjusting older temperatures downwards, and left post-2000 temperatures more or less intact. This created a huge jump (greater than one degree) downwards for all years prior to 2000. You can see what they did in the animation below.

Blue line is thermometer data.  Thin red line is…

View original 589 more words

Posted in Uncategorized

West Virginians Flee from Smell of Mint-Licorice Airfreshener.

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

Posted in Science | Tagged | Leave a comment

Five Years Later

Bernd Felsche:

Donna is to give evidence to a House of Commons committee in London, England.

But, like all of use fossil-fuel funded “deniers”, she’s low on cash and could use a bit of help to fly her to the Committee on Climate Change from her home in Canada. If you can spare a “tenner” or even a “fiver”, every little bit helps. Follow the link to her blog article.

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:

My first thoughts about the climate change debate were written five years ago today.

TripodGirl_kew_greenhouse3_1280-8

My, how time flies. Back in January 2009, I began blogging about photography, movies, and music at another web address.

I authored 19 blog posts that month. One of them – penned five years ago today – was my very first about the climate change debate. Titled The Economist Hits an Iceberg, it responded to what I viewed as hype and exaggeration on the part of a normally thoughtful magazine.

I was annoyed that, in an editorial about the state of the world’s oceans, the Economist had told its readers:

Carbon dioxide affects the sea in other ways, too, notably through global warming. The oceans expand as they warm up. They are also swollen by melting glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets: Greenland’s ice is on track to melt completely, which will eventually raise the…

View original 611 more words

Posted in Uncategorized

Open Letter Requesting Verification of 2013 Temperature Record

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

Posted in Environment, Science | Tagged ,